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The Daily Prep List 1.13.2023


Steve Forbes: New Law Could Wreck Every Industry In The Nation

Forbes 1/13

Here’s a battle with national consequences. Last year California enacted a sweeping law that amounts to a virtual takeover of most of the state’s fast-food industry. 

An unlikely threat to popular democracy in California

Orange County Register 1/12

Back in 1911, concerned that the Legislature was bowing to the special interests of the powerful railroad lobby, California voters heeded their governor’s call to take “the first step in our design to preserve and perpetuate popular government.”

Food Industry Policy

4 things to know about the gas stove frenzy

E&E News 1/13

Conservatives have discovered a new punching bag: the idea of a federal ban on gas stoves.

Hotel visits and outdoor dining on the menu

The Acorn 1/13

With California’s COVID crisis looking more and more like an episode in the rearview mirror, city officials and business boosters are looking forward to a new year that builds on the economic rebound already underway.

On the Side

San Francisco’s first automated restaurant was the size of a football field


A year after Ott’s Drive-in opened in 1948, the Fisherman’s Wharf restaurant was touted as “a shrine to the hamburger.” The claim wasn’t an exaggeration. 

Dine Downtown Sacramento returns, highlighting 34 local restaurants

ABC10 1/12

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Dine Downtown is back in Sacramento for its 18th year! 

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