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The Daily Prep List 11.13.2023


The cost of higher wages in California

CalMatters 11/13

In the legislative session’s waning days, California lawmakers and Gov. Gavin Newsom approved deals for two major pay increases for healthcare and fast food employees. But the cost to employers and the impact on the broader economy is only now starting to become clearer.

Bad outcomes are the consequence of bad laws, whether intended or not

The Orange County Register 11/12

With hundreds of new laws going into effect next year, the saying that “there ought to be a law” is taken way too seriously by California politicians. Regrettably, there is one law lacking – a binding requirement that forces legislators to think about the unintended consequences of the bills they enact.

Food Industry Policy

Santa Barbara Restaurant Faces Abrupt Parklet Removal Order for State Street Restriping

Noozhawk 11/12

Owners of The Daisy, in the 1200 block of State Street, protest unfairness of last-minute notification as city moves ahead with bike-lane and Granada Theatre drop-off project.

Proposal for replacing parking taken by La Jolla Shores outdoor dining draws neighbors’ objections

La Jolla Light 11/10

A nearby alley would be converted to a public parking lot as a way to meet requirements to keep outdoor dining going. But some residents raise privacy and safety concerns and say the dining program is no longer necessary.

On the Side

Looking for Black-owned restaurants in L.A? I found my new favorites here

The Los Angeles Times 11/13

People are always asking me how I find the restaurants for this column. The answer is a combination of driving around, following trusted sources, social media and general online probing. It’s time-consuming stuff.

How Chipotle’s Founder Is Moving Beyond Burritos

The Wall Street Journal 11/11

Steve Ellis returns to the restaurant industry with a new concept light on meat and long on automation.

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