The Oaklandside 11/15
We sat down for a conversation with Emylene Aspilla, who leads the city’s efforts to ensure employers are paying fair wages and following other labor laws.
Valley Voice 11/16
The bill, called the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act, would establish an 11-person Fast Food Sector Council to set and review workplace standards in the state’s quick-service market.
Food Industry Policy
Sacramento Bee 11/16
Despite testimony from many Californians about the economic toll a utility rate increase would take on them, the California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday voted unanimously to allow Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to raise its electricity and natural gas rates in order to cover the cost of wildfire-hardening infrastructure.
Proposal for replacing parking taken by La Jolla Shores outdoor dining draws crowd to online meeting
La Jolla Light 11/17
La Jolla Shores residents turned out en masse to the Nov. 15 La Jolla Shores Association meeting on Zoom, reaching the 100-person limit, to oppose a parking proposal for the area intended to replace spaces taken by The Shores outdoor dining program on Avenida de la Playa.
On the Side
The Fresno Bee 11/17
Miriam Martinez knows a thing or two (almost certainly more) about jackfruit, having grown up in Nayarit, on the coast of Mexico. It’s a city that lives off the jackfruit harvest for months out of the year and the place where her family sources the tropical fruit, which it imports and markets in various forms through a popular food truck and a newly opened restaurant in downtown Fresno.
San Francisco Chronicle 11/17
Super Duper Burgers near the Metreon shopping center in downtown San Francisco was quiet during the typically busy lunch hour on Wednesday, save for a few police officers and attendees of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference eating burgers. DoorDash orders piled up in the kitchen at 783 Mission St., waiting to be picked up by drivers who would never arrive. They couldn’t get into the heavily restricted security zone.