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The Daily Prep List 3.16.2023


Increased minimum wages may benefit small businesses, study co-authored at UC Berkeley finds

San Francisco Chronicle 3/15

Governments raising the minimum wage may actually benefit small businesses and generally do not result in job reductions, according to a study co-authored by a UC Berkeley economist.

Is a 4-day workweek coming? What to know about latest attempt at federal law in Congress

USA Today 3/15

WASHINGTON – Progressive Democrats are renewing a push to make four-day workweeks federal law, with lead sponsor Rep. Mark Takano of California saying the change will give Americans more time “to live, play, and enjoy life more fully outside of work.”

Food Industry Policy

A major metro area just declared war on gas appliances — but not stoves

Fortune 3/15

San Francisco Bay Area regulators on Wednesday approved a de facto ban on new home furnaces and water heaters that burn natural gas — but not gas-fired stoves — as states, cities and political parties fight over the fuel’s future.

City Of L.A. Plans To Review Street Vendor Permit Prices

L.A. TACO 3/15

A City Council committee approved a motion this morning calling for a study of the annual fee vendors are required to pay for sidewalk and park vending permits, with consideration of the average annual income of vendors.

On the Side

How Persian Restaurants In Southern California Are Feeding The ‘Woman, Life, Freedom’ Movement

LAist 3/16

The arrival of spring brings new beginnings. For millions in the northern hemisphere, including Iranians, it coincides with a new year.

The Woman Behind Two of the Bay Area’s Most Stunning Restaurants Has Another in the Works Eater

SF 3/15

The restaurateur behind two of the most eye-catching Indian restaurants in the Bay Area has plans for a third project that could open as early as later this year.

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