California bills could expand family leave, limit solitary confinement. Will Newsom sign them?
Sacramento Bee 9/28
California’s legislative season is coming to a close, but Gov. Gavin Newsom still has not decided whether he will increase paid family leave, limit solitary confinement in prisons or make the state a safe haven for transgender children.
AB 257 abridges business freedoms in California
The Press-Enterprise 9/28
The Constitution would like a word with California.
Food Industry Policy
Editorial: Parklet whiplash – our restaurants deserved better
Sonoma Index-Tribune 9/28
Like most cities in weather-friendly California, Sonoma’s City Council approved parklets soon after the pandemic shuttered indoor dining for what would become months on end.
Folsom City Council makes outdoor dining permanent
FOLSOM, Calif. — The Folsom City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday making the city’s outdoor dining permit program permanent, effective Oct. 27.
On the Side
He hit Bay Area small businesses with disability lawsuits. Video may uncover ‘a monumental fraud’
San Francisco Chronicle 9/29
A Florida man who has filed disability lawsuits against hundreds of businesses, including dozens of Bay Area wineries and restaurants, may not actually have the disability he claims, defense attorneys allege.
The Ultimate Guide to Mexican Antojitos in Los Angeles
EATER LA 9/28
When it comes to satisfying hunger pangs throughout the day, Mexico stands out.