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The Daily Prep List 5.12.2023


Whoever replaces Sen. Feinstein will be beholden to California’s labor unions

Orange County Register 5/11

One thing is clear about the 2024 race to replace retiring Sen. Dianne Feinstein: barring a highly unlikely Republican win, her replacement will be beholden to the state’s powerful labor unions.

Enforcement begins for the PUMP Act

NRA 5/11

On April 28, 2023, the enforcement of the PUMP Act, requiring that new mothers have access to private space in the workplace to pump breast milk and that they receive break time for up to one year after the child’s birth, went into effect.

Food Industry Policy

Supreme Court backs California’s pigs proposition

CalMatters 5/12

Because of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Thursday, California’s Proposition 12 can stand — which means the pigs can, too.

Laguna Beach to hold public workshop for Promenade, replacing outdoor dining decks

Los Angeles Times 5/11

The Promenade on Forest started as a response to revitalize Laguna Beach’s downtown during the coronavirus pandemic, but with city officials since making a decision to make it a permanent fixture, the next step in the process is around the corner.

On the Side

Why San Francisco is spending $200k on dishware for restaurants

San Francisco Chronicle 5/12

A growing San Francisco program aims to reduce landfill waste and help restaurants save money with the help of a few new plates and cups.

Why Mother’s Day is the most hated day in the restaurant industry

CNN 5/12

New York CNN — Mother’s Day is one of the busiest days for the American restaurant industry. It also has a reputation among waiters and restaurant staff as one of the most grueling days on the calendar.

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