Washington Post 11/16
LOS ANGELES — A first-of-its-kind California law that gives an unelected council unprecedented power over wages and working conditions at fast-food restaurants is sparking a furious backlash, with wealthy business and restaurant groups taking on the state’s powerful labor unions in an effort to overturn it.
Franchise Times 11/15
Combined, the three franchisees on stage have nearly 3,000 restaurants across 10 brands, each with a sizeable footprint in California, where Gov. Gavin Newsom in September signed the FAST Recovery Act into law.
Food Industry Policy
California Globe 11/16
The San Diego City Council passed an ordinance banning all single-use polystyrene foam containers (styrofoam), utensils, and other products on Tuesday over environmental concerns, with the ban going into effect in April 2023.
The Sacramento Bee 11/16
Tuesday marked “America Recycles Day,” and CalRecycle director Rachel Machi Wagoner took the occasion to announce that the state’s recycling rate has dropped to 40% in 2021, down from 42% in 2020.
On the Side
The Mercury News 11/16
We’ve sipped and tasted our way through the East and South Bay’s best restaurants, sampling everything from bacalhau to brisket, nigiri and chaat.
The Sacramento Bee 11/15
Sacramento’s 916 electronic gift card program makes a comeback just ahead of the holiday season with a special promotion: Buy a gift card, get a bonus gift card.