Los Angeles Times 4/24
On April 7, Madison Hall, a barista and union organizer at the Starbucks store on Long Beach’s bustling 2nd Street commercial strip, was invited to a session the next day to “meet with and co-create with upper-level management,” Hall says.
Los Angeles Times 4/22
In the fall of 2021, assistant restaurant manager Jamie Wongaroon witnessed a disgruntled customer berate a host during a busy dinner service at Uzumaki, the small sushi restaurant she manages in Culver City.
Food Industry Policy
San Francisco Chronicle 4/25
Dear Readers: I recently went to a pizza place in San Francisco and was able to dine inside without needing to prove my vaccination status. And yet, across the bay in Oakland, an outdoor beer garden asked me to show my ID and screenshot of my digital vaccine card.
Wall Street Journal 4/23
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.—Business has boomed for Chick-fil-A franchisee Travis Collins during the pandemic, thanks to surging appetite for chicken sandwiches from his drive-through window.
On the Side
When Reesa Kashuk was ready to take the next step toward growing her Bay Area bagel business, she knew that she’d need to raise some money.
Associated Press 4/24
GILROY, Calif. (AP) — This year’s edition of California’s beloved Gilroy Garlic Festival has been canceled and the annual event’s future is uncertain, organizers announced.