1+ Wage theft in 2022: “Most in recent history”
In its first formal response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s $297 billion spending plan, the Legislature offered some pointed feedback on Wednesday: The governor’s fiscal forecasters are being too optimistic and the state needs to prepare for a worsening budgetary outlook.
Sacramento Court Pauses New Fast Food Council Law
California Chamber of Commerce 1/18
The Sacramento Superior Court last week ruled that a new law establishing a fast food sector council can’t be enforced until officials determine whether the industry challenge to the law can proceed.
Food Industry Policy
City seeks public input on sidewalk vending regulations at 2 workshops
Long Beach Post 1/18
Long Beach is in the process of developing new guidelines to regulate sidewalk vending locally that not only comply with recent state laws but also work in the best interest of vendors, residents, business owners and customers alike.
Pacific Beach and La Jolla outdoor dining spaces may be removed for parking places
A new California Coastal Commission amendment to the City’s Spaces as Places program requiring beach businesses to replace displaced vehicular parking was greeted with mixed reviews by merchants and residents.
On the Side
Truckers Say This Dusty Roadside Diner Is California’s Best Restaurant
Eater LA 1/18
At the intersection of the 15 and 395 freeways, where the Cajon Pass stretches out of the San Bernardino Mountains, stands a 62-year-old A-frame building with tattered wooden shingles and vaguely country and western accents.
Why people are paying $1,000 to work at a Michelin-starred restaurant in S.F.
San Francisco Chronicle 1/18
A few months ago, I came across a curious listing for a restaurant experience where you pay to spend a day in the life of a chef.