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The Daily Prep List 8.16.2023


Amid growing hunger, Americans turn to fast food joints – whose workers say they can’t afford to eat

Salon 8/15

You have Americans on both sides of the drive-thru window hoping they can afford to feed their families.

Cost of child care forces some California parents to leave jobs

Axios San Diego 8/15

Child care has gotten so expensive in California that some parents have been forced to quit their jobs, turn down opportunities or stop working to stay home with their kids.

Food Industry Policy

Menlo Park to consider outdoor dining program

KRON 4 8/15

The city council will consider road closures along areas of Santa Cruz Avenue and Ryans Lane. Outdoor dining first began in Menlo Park back in 2015 with a pilot program that expanded during the pandemic, the city said.

Los Angeles councilmember Heather Hutt seeks ban against cashless businesses

Los Angeles Daily News 8/15

Hutt argues that people without bank accounts rely on cash to pay for goods and services.

On the Side

The Bay Area’s best new Italian restaurants are keeping things simple

The San Francisco Chronicle 8/16

As spring turned to summer this year, we saw a new class of spots open in a quick burst – all united by handmade pasta and a back-to-basics style of cooking.

30+ festivals, fairs and things to do in the Bay Area this fall

The Mercury News 8/16

With fall approaching, there’s no shortage of Bay Area happenings to add to your calendar.

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