COVID has subsided. Why are so many people in California still seeking unemployment benefits?
The Sacramento Bee 5/3
Why are so many people in California still not working?
California Four-Day Workweek Bill Is Shelved for Now
Wall Street Journal 5/2
A proposal from California Democrats to institute a statewide four-day workweek for hourly employees has been shelved, for now.
Food Industry Policy
Workplace regulators consider new safeguards against excessive heat
Foodservice Director 5/2
With forecasters warning of an exceptionally hot summer ahead, workplace safety regulators are turning their attention to ways of keeping kitchen workers and other employees safe from the dangers of excessive heat.
Encinitas to continue allowing ‘street dining’ areas until at least 2024
Encinitas Advocate/SDUT 4/29
A temporary regulatory change that allowed Coast Highway 101 restaurants to create outdoor dining areas in roadside parking spots at the start of the coronavirus pandemic will continue until at least 2024, the Encinitas City Council unanimously decided Wednesday, April 27.
On the Side
Fewer avocados? More boneless wings? Rising costs are changing Fresno’s restaurant menus
The Fresno Bee 5/2
Have you noticed restaurants adding boneless wings or chicken thighs to their menus? Or maybe that your favorite dish made with avocado isn’t on the menu anymore?
All the East Bay restaurants that opened in April
The Bay Area might not get the same amount of April showers (or snow) as in other parts of the country, but it’s sure raining change around here.