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The Daily Prep List 8.25.2023


Why UC workers say they must sleep in their cars to do their jobs for the wages paid

The Sacramento Bee 8/23

Step into the world of low-wage workers at the University of California where overtime is a necessity, affordable housing is a super-commute away and cars double as bedrooms. Now, thousands of UC workers are demanding a wage increase that would allow them to alter this reality.

Gavin Newson sides with the robots in autonomous vehicle debate

Politico 8/23

California Democrats trying to slow the rollout of driverless trucks are facing a powerful opponent: Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Food Industry Policy

Why have some California cities banned drive-thrus? Placer County city wouldn’t be the first

The Sacramento Bee 8/24

Lincoln is the latest city in California to consider a drive-thru ban, but it is far from the first. Commissioners in the Placer County town unanimously voted last week to adopt a resolution which would ban future “businesses with drive-thrus from occupying space in the city’s downtown, including restaurants, banks and pharmacies,” The Sacramento Bee reported.

SF police union says Mission District bakery refusing to serve officers

NBC Bay Area 8/24

The San Francisco Police Officers Association is speaking out after it said a bakery in the Mission District has a “no cops allowed” policy. The SFPOA said an officer was denied service last weekend at Reem’s California location in the Mission District because he was in uniform.

On the Side

New Orleans-Inspired Tiana’s Palace Could Be the Most Exciting New Disneyland Restaurant in Years

Eater LA 8/23

Opening September 7, The Princess and the Frog-themed restaurant opens with gumbo, muffulettas, and shrimp with grits.

Inside the ruthless crime wave targeting L.A’s vulnerable street food vendors

Los Angeles Times 8/24

In late May and early June, Tacos Los Chemas and four nearby food stands in South L.A. were targeted by armed robbers. On July 9, four more vendors in the area were struck in less than an hour. A third string of attacks occurred Aug. 16, when six mobile sellers were robbed in Echo Park, Hollywood and downtown L.A. Food vendors say they are scared — but can’t afford to stay home from work.

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