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The Daily Prep List 8.28.2023


California unions make major push with strikes and legislative action

CalMatters 8/28

Tens of thousands of California workers have gone on strike this year to seek better wages and working conditions. As the strikes continue, unions are mounting a full-court press in the Legislature to achieve those same goals.

Unionization of restaurants could be faster and easier under a key regulatory change

Restaurant Business 8/25

A majority of employees no longer have to vote ‘yea’ in certain circumstances for the whole staff to become part of a union.

Food Industry Policy

Sacramento will not enforce a key climate change initiative – at least for the time being

The Sacramento Bee 8/28

At a Planning and Design Commission Meeting last week, associate city planner Laura Tuller disclosed that Sacramento will back off — at least for now — on enforcing what has been touted as a key policy in combating climate change.

SF restaurant bans armed officers, police union responds

KRON 4 8/25

One San Francisco restaurant is feuding with police officers. Reem’s California in the Mission District is going back and forth on social media with the San Francisco Police Officers Association (SFPOA).

On the Side

Our critic’s favorite new restaurants so far in 2023

The Los Angeles Times 8/26

“What do I look for as a review subject when faced with countless choices? Without committing myself to any one set of criteria, I look for places where the menus don’t look like carbon copies of similar restaurants, and often where there’s a narrative behind the cooking that conveys something about, or contributes something fresh to, the story of Los Angeles.”

Dig into Black Restaurant Week in LA

NBC Los Angeles 8/27

The event, which began Friday and will run through Sept. 3, highlights Black-owned eateries in Los Angeles County. It features traditional restaurants, food trucks, bakeries and more that range in cuisine from southern dishes, Cajun classics, American faire, African eats and more.

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