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The Daily Prep List 3.23.2023

Labor

‘Fed up’ California workers across industries demand more amid rising cost of living

Los Angeles Times 3/23

Fast-food cooks and cashiers. Caretakers. Housekeepers. Hospital staff. School bus drivers. Custodians. State employees.

California lawmakers want to investigate wage theft. But labor unions seek a different path

Los Angeles Times 3/22

SACRAMENTO — A surprise objection by labor unions helped delay a state investigation into California’s broken wage theft system, putting pressure on Gov. Gavin Newsom to fix a backlog of worker claims and other concerns that have only worsened with years of failed reform.

Food Industry Policy

California’s AB 1217 Could Supersede Costly Outdoor Dining Permits Proposed by Municipalities

Santa Monica Mirror 3/22

A new bill proposed by California Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Woodland Hills) could offer relief to restaurants struggling to maintain outdoor dining amid new fees being imposed and proposed by municipalities including Santa Monica and Los Angeles.

Alameda Just Became the Latest City to Cap Fees on Third-Party Delivery Apps Like UberEats

Eater SF 3/22

All over the country, fee caps on third-party delivery services like DoorDash and UberEats proliferated during the pandemic as cities sought ways to limit the monetary pressures of using these services during a time when restaurants were already struggling.

On the Side

Santa Barbara Restaurant Week set for April 14-23

Santa Barbara News-Press 3/23

The fifth annual Santa Barbara Restaurant Week is returning April 14 – 23.

Exploring San Diego: Things to do March 23-26

ABC10 News San Diego 3/22

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – From sampling the diverse food and drink offerings around the county to rooting on the Aztecs, there’s plenty to do around San Diego this weekend.

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