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The Daily Prep List 11.03.2023


Chipotle, McDonald’s executives on how costs could hit consumers when California minimum wage increases

ABC News 11/2

A new California law will raise minimum wages to at least $20 per hour in 2024.

Catalina Island diner owners underpaid workers, required 18-hour days, D.A says

The Los Angeles Times 11/2

Los Angeles County prosecutors charged the owners of a popular old-school Catalina Island diner and pizza restaurant with withholding over a half a million dollars in wages from their employees and expecting them to work 18-hour days.

Food Industry Policy

Opinion: Gas stoves are bad for your health. So is the industry’s Big Tobacco-style coverup

The Los Angeles Times 11/3

In 1976, beloved chef, cookbook author and television personality Julia Child returned to WGBH-TV’s studios in Boston for a new cooking show, “Julia Child & Company,” following her hit series “The French Chef.” Viewers probably didn’t know that Child’s new and improved kitchen studio, outfitted with gas stoves, was paid for by the American Gas Assn.

What’s Going On With All These Services Charges at LA Restaurants?

LA Eater 11/2

In this edition of Ask Eater, a reporter outlines what all those fees on restaurant bills are actually about

On the Side

The Dish: San Diego Bay Wine & Food Fest returns for 19th year with focus on Mexican culture, cuisine

San Diego Union Tribune 11/3

The festival will feature more than 20 events, as well as culinary tours, wine and tequila education and dinners at local restaurants.

Should Palo Alto’s California Avenue be reopened to cars?

Press Democrat 11/2

Business owners, residents, city officials clash over the value of keeping the pandemic-induced pedestrian mall.

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