DoorDash to pay $5.3 million to S.F. couriers over alleged violations of past benefits
San Francisco Chronicle
Restaurant-delivery company DoorDash will pay $5.3 million to settle allegations with San Francisco that it stiffed almost 4,500 delivery workers of the city’s mandated health care coverage and paid sick leave, The Chronicle has learned.
Not so fast food: Here’s what it’ll take to fix drive-thrus
KCRA/CNN Business 11/22
Late this summer, drive-thru times slowed by about 26 seconds compared to last year, according to a study.
Food Industry Policy
Study: 28% of unvaccinated consumers would consider lying about their status in order to dine out
Restaurant Dive 11/23
New research from technology platform Qualtrics finds that most customers, 59%, support business that require employees and customers to be vaccinated, while 21% do not support them.
Pedestrian promenade, expanded outdoor dining, more parking. A vision for Carlsbad’s village takes shape
San Diego Union-Tribune 11/22
CARLSBAD — A pedestrian promenade, a downtown historic district, more parking, and expanded outdoor dining and shopping opportunities were among policies and projects approved last week for Carlsbad’s downtown Village and Barrio neighborhoods.
On the Side
California Today: Another Thanksgiving, another crab season delay
New York Times 11/23
BODEGA BAY, Calif. — On a foggy morning in early November, Dan Kammerer hauled a crab trap onto a fishing boat about three miles off the coast of Northern California and assessed his catch: 10 or so Dungeness crabs, spindly red legs akimbo.
First A Pandemic, Now A Supply Crisis. How This Koreatown Mom-And-Pop Is Trying To Survive
David and Kyong Han can handle a challenge. The couple opened the doors to Olympic Restaurant in 1992, just weeks after the L.A. uprising that left thousands of Korean-run businesses damaged and destroyed.