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The Daily Prep List 9.08.2023


California could add more paid sick days for workers. Here’s how much time they would get

The Sacramento Bee 9/8

California lawmakers stood in the vanguard in 2014 when they mandated that workers be allowed three days of sick pay annually, but more than a dozen other states have since enacted more generous sick leave policies than that one.

California’s workplace violence protection bill clears major hurdle, heads towards vote

KTLA 9/7

A California bill that aims to protect workers from violence within their workplace has cleared a major hurdle and is headed toward a full state Assembly vote.

Food Industry Policy

Long Beach’s anti-‘roofie’ initiative: Test kits for your bar drink. Here’s how they work

Los Angeles Times 9/8

Long Beach bar and restaurant patrons now have the ability to test whether a drink is safe when they fear its been tampered with.

Legal Magic Mushrooms and Cannabis Cafes: California Lawmakers Say ‘Yes, Please’

The San Francisco Standard 9/7

California lawmakers passed a pair of bills Thursday to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms and other plant-based psychedelics and open the door for cannabis small businesses to serve food and nonalcoholic drinks.

On the Side

Outage at Square prevents small businesses from accepting credit cards

San Francisco Chronicle 9/7

A service outage at Square left Bay Area businesses struggling to make sales without access to their payment platform.

One of LA’s Biggest Culinary Industry Events Returns Next Month

LA Eater 9/7

LA’s Chef Conference, an annual event that includes panels, live cooking demonstrations, and more, returns Monday, October 30 in partnership with Los Angeles Trade-Tech College (LATTC)’s Culinary Arts Pathway.

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