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The Daily Prep List 9.29.2023


Gavin Newsom signs law boosting minimum wage for fast-food workers. Is $20 enough?

CalMatters 9/28

Earning $17 an hour at a Los Angeles Jack-in-the-Box, Anneisha Williams has struggled for years to keep up with rent and bills. The Inglewood native is facing eviction, she said.

California Is Last Among States Mandating Paid Sick Leave

Capital & Main 9/28

For a state whose politicians often obsess over being on the leading edge of progressive issues, California’s approach to paid sick leave has put it surprisingly behind the curve.

Food Industry Policy

How to participate in Long Beach’s first Bring Your Own Week

Signal Tribune 9/28

Long Beach’s inaugural Bring Your Own Week will encourage residents to cut down on single-use plastics from Sept. 29 to Oct. 7 by offering free educational activities and a chance to win prizes.

Environmental and Fraud Concerns Could Kill Plastic Gift Cards


A ban on cards may be in the cards. Perhaps literally — at least for the plastic version of gift cards.

On the Side

Full Belly Files | Burrito Week Is Back!

Santa Barbara Independent 9/28

Unless you’ve been hiding under rocks without your smart phone since yesterday, you’re probably aware that the Santa Barbara Independent’s third annual Burrito Week is in full swing.

17 Hidden Gem Restaurants in Los Angeles Eater

LA 9/28

What defines a hidden gem? Most of the time, it’s a beloved neighborhood spot that serves the community without really drawing much attention to itself.

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