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The Daily Prep List 5.5.22


Businesses Were Promised a Hiring Tax Credit; It Never Materialized

California Globe 5/4

In 2013, at the urging of Governor Jerry Brown, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed Assembly Bill 93 (Budget Committee; Ch. 69) to repeal California’s Enterprise Zone Program (“EZ”) and replace the program with three other incentive programs:

Northern California couple sentenced to prison for forcing Guatemalan immigrants into labor

Los Angeles Times 5/4

A Shasta Lake couple were sentenced to federal prison Monday after physically and psychologically abusing Guatemalan immigrants and forcing them into hard labor at their restaurant and cleaning service, prosecutors said.

Food Industry Policy

Your To-Go Cocktails Make It Harder to Enforce Underage Drinking Laws

Stateline 5/5

During the COVID-19 pandemic, dozens of states have given a boost to struggling restaurants by allowing them to sell cocktails to-go, through takeout, curbside pickup or home delivery.

Palo Alto prepares to revamp parklet program

Palo Alto Online 5/4

When parklets popped up along Palo Alto’s commercial thoroughfares two years ago, city leaders viewed them as a way to aid restaurants during the pandemic while providing downtown visitors with a safe dining experience.

On the Side

Joanna’s Take: The future of food delivery apps hangs in the balance

Restaurant Hospitality 5/4

The rise of the third-party delivery platform as an essential restaurant partner was swift and near-absolute.

The Hottest New Celebrity Accessory Is a Restaurant

Eater 5/3

In 1977, on the album Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes, Jimmy Buffett sang about the limbo of life in a tourist beach town. “Wastin’ away again in Margaritaville. Searchin’ for my lost shaker of salt. Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame…,” Buffett croons, then realizes by the end of the song, “I know it’s my own damn fault.”

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