Folded into California’s $310 billion budget agreement is a relatively small line item: $3 million to resurrect an obscure old state commission that once regulated industries from factories to farms to laundries — and even had the power to set the minimum wage.
Los Angeles Times 6/26
A class-action lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on June 20 by former servers at Jon & Vinny’s, a hip Italian American restaurant owned by Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, with locations in Fairfax, Beverly Hills and View Park-Windsor Hills.
Food Industry Policy
Corporations have for years graded themselves on climate change, at times marketing themselves as environmental stewards while failing to fully disclose their emissions.
Courthouse News Service 6/26
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) — An adult can legally buy cannabis from retail stores in California, but they can’t enjoy a soda or snack while smoking it on site.
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The Orange County Register 6/26
In an effort to help small, independent restaurants recover from financial craters created, in part, by the pandemic and inflation, the California Restaurant Foundation awarded 89 eateries $5,000 grants as part of the nonprofit’s Restaurant’s Care Resilience Fund.
San Francisco Chronicle 6/26
If Laura and Sayat Ozyilmaz were opening a restaurant in Turkey, they would almost certainly get flak for serving çöp șiş, a kebab, with short rib and sweetbreads instead of the typical lamb or beef.