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