New COVID sick leave would leave out at least 1 in 4 California workers
A bill on its way to Gov. Gavin Newsom would require large employers in California to offer workers up to 80 hours of COVID-related paid sick leave.
The push to unionize Starbucks stores has landed in California — and 5 Bay Area locations could be next
San Francisco Chronicle 2/7
The campaign to organize Starbucks workers is finally coming to union-friendly California, as workers at three stores have filed federal paperwork to unionize over the past three weeks and organizers say colleagues in more than 14 other stores statewide are interested in joining them.
Food Industry Policy
L.A. County still weeks away from lifting indoor mask mandate, Ferrer estimates
Los Angeles Times 2/8
Los Angeles County is probably weeks away from lifting its indoor mask mandate, and at the latest could ease the order by the end of April — unless a new coronavirus variant poses a threat.
Attorney General Bonta Files Brief in Support of City of Berkeley’s Ban on Natural Gas Hookups in New Buildings
State of California Department of Justice 2/8
OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta, leading a coalition of eight states, the District of Columbia, and New York City, today filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the City of Berkeley’s ordinance prohibiting the installation of natural gas hookups in new buildings.
On the Side
How Chef Nancy Silverton Transformed Her Love of Italian Food Into a Restaurant Empire
Chef and restaurateur Nancy Silverton rented a house in Tuscany 33 years ago, and promptly became obsessed with Italian cuisine.
S.F.’s Great Highway food truck experiment ends after outcry from nearby business owners
San Francisco Chronicle 2/8
Following intense pushback from local businesses, San Francisco has abruptly decided to end a busy but controversial food truck pilot program on the Great Highway.