Low wage, essential workers demand better protections in California
PBS NewsHour Weekend 11/21
Low-wage, essential workers who can’t do their jobs from home are facing an unequal playing field as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue.
Is the New Tip Credit Rule Persuading Restaurants to Pay Minimum Wage Instead?
FSR Magazine 11/19
The rules are changing when it comes to how restaurants can use the so-labeled “tip credit.”
Food Industry Policy
Santa Cruz County brings back indoor mask mandate as coronavirus cases rise
San Francisco Chronicle 11/21
Santa Cruz County, which was the first county in the Greater Bay Area to drop its universal indoor mask mandate after the delta surge, is now reinstating the rule as coronavirus cases rise.
Moving on from a COVID trend: Placer County city removes downtown outdoor dining spaces
Sacramento Bee 11/19
As other cities in the region double down on outdoor dining, Roseville removed its temporary outdoor dining decks from its downtown corridor last week.
On the Side
Pandemic Aside, Outdoor Dining Has Been a Godsend for Parents With Children
The plan for my birthday last year was to have a nice lunch out in Napa Valley with some wine and my husband for the first time in months.
Dungeness crab season can open Dec. 1 in California’s far-north counties
San Jose Mercury News 11/20
Dungeness crab will make a December comeback.