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The Daily Prep List 8.08.2023


Fast Food Spent $4M to Stop California Accountability Bill

Governing Magazine 8/7

The proposed legislation would hold companies liable for accusations of harassment, wage theft and other forms of mistreatment. The fast-food industry has spent $3.9 million from Jan. 1 through June 30 on lobbying efforts to kill the legislation.

‘Staggering Solidarity’: How California’s summer strikes broke down wealth, class barriers

CalMatters 8/8

Showing solidarity with other social classes is a prominent union strategy in the so-called “hot labor summer” sweeping California. It’s too soon to say if the inter-union activity will get employers to bargain.

Food Industry Policy

Santa Monica: Tables for Tourists

LA Business Journal 8/7

Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica is currently teeming with summer tourists, signaling the hospitality business is almost back to normal in the beachside city after Covid-related difficulties.

New California rule will cut carbon from baking Cheetos, chips and more

Canary Media 8/8

Commercial food manufacturers use a lot of fossil gas. A first-of-its-kind rule in greater Los Angeles will start to change that in 2027.

On the Side

Meet Nick the Greek, a restaurant making a name for itself in California

Nation’s Restaurant News 8/7

Nick the Greek is all about Greece — and the name Nick. The fast-casual restaurant concept, founded in 2014, was formed by three cousins — all named Nick.

32 restaurants offer special menus for Long Beach Food Scene Week starting Aug. 9

Long Beach Post 8/7

The event is organized by Longbeachize, a local food and culture website run by writer Brian Addison and his partner Hazel Quimpo and will include special pop-up events and surprises announced throughout the week.

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