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The Daily Prep List 7.11.2023

Labor

More sick days and family leave? California lawmakers push to improve work-life balance

CalMatters 7/11

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020, California’s three days of paid sick leave for full-time workers was not enough to cover quarantines or vaccine side effects.

Workers strike grip Los Angeles at nation faces ‘hot labor summer’

Washington Post 7/10

LOS ANGELES — First it was nurses. Then graduate students. Then elementary school workers.

Food Industry Policy

City of Santa Barbara Files Criminal Charges Against Street-Food Vendors Operating with Open Flames

Santa Barbara Independent 7/10

In an attempt to curb the wave of out-of-town street-food vendors setting up in Santa Barbara, the City Attorney’s Office announced at a community meeting late last month that the city had filed two criminal charges against vendors for operating in Santa Barbara without a permit and violating a number of city fire and safety codes.

Farm Bill Doubtful to Override California’s Prop 12

Southeast AgNet 7/10

While farmers and ranchers are slightly more optimistic that Congress will get a new farm bill passed this year, Successful Farming says they don’t think the farm bill will get used to overturn California’s Prop 12 animal welfare law.

On the Side

2023 California MICHELIN Bib Gourmands

Michelin Guide 7/11

Kicking off the 2023 MICHELIN Guide California are ten new Bib Gourmands. Our intrepid Inspectors traveled the Sunshine State from top to bottom seeking out the best of the bunch.

Restaurants are Undergoing a Renewable Revolution

QSR Magazine 7/11

A growing number of restaurants are joining the fight against climate change, including the formulation of environmentally friendly prototypes.

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