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The Daily Prep List 4.18.2023


1+ Starbucks, Cal State unions make gains

CalMatters 4/18

Crime is always a key issue at the state Capitol — and even more so this week. With many Californians worried about personal safety and crime, legislators are touting bills that either support victims of crime or enact harsher penalties on criminals.

How Julie Su’s successes and setbacks in California shape her contentious nomination for Labor secretary

Los Angeles Times 4/18

In the eyes of Julie Su’s supporters, President Biden’s pick to be the next Labor secretary personifies the promise of California: A daughter of immigrants who made groundbreaking advances in protecting workers rights.

Food Industry Policy

Editorial: Gas Stoves Triumph Over Berkeley

Wall Street Journal 4/17

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday delivered a setback to the progressive war on gas stoves by holding that federal law pre-empts local bans. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, take note.

Court strikes down Berkeley’s first-in-the-nation ban on natural gas in new construction

San Francisco Chronicle 4/17

A federal appeals court overturned Berkeley’s first-in-the-nation ban on natural gas lines in new buildings Monday, agreeing with restaurant owners that the ordinance conflicts with federal laws on energy efficiency.

On the Side

Dining signs appear at hush-hush food hall eyed in downtown San Jose

The Mercury News 4/18

SAN JOSE — A hush-hush effort by an Uber co-founder to create a food hall in a downtown San Jose historic building has gained a visible addition: several dining-related signs on the structure.

California Restaurant Foundation is offering $5K grants to help San Diego businesses. Here’s how to apply

Del Mar Times 4/18

San Diego County restaurants that need to update kitchen appliances or refresh their websites can apply for a $5,000 grant from the California Restaurant Foundation.

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