How the FAST Act got squashed
The California FAST Act — the controversial legislation passed by the state in Sept. that would create a council to regulate the fast-food industry — has been put on hold for now.
California labor secretary abruptly exits post in Gavin Newsom’s cabinet
The Sacramento Bee 12/7
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s top adviser on California labor issues abruptly left her post this week under uncertain circumstances.
Food Industry Policy
‘First step’ toward electrification: LA City Council bans gas in new buildings
Los Angeles Daily News 12/7
New buildings in Los Angeles will be required to be all-electric under a policy approved by the City Council on Wednesday, Dec. 7, as part of a movement to reduce carbon emissions in the city.
Santa Barbara Finance Committee Freezes on Outdoor Dining Charge
It took the Santa Barbara Finance Committee one hour and 17 minutes to do nothing.
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Time to rethink indoor dining again? These are the Bay Area’s ‘tripledemic’ risks
San Francisco Chronicle 12/8
This holiday season, restaurants in the Bay Area are operating closer to pre-pandemic normal than ever before — though a confluence of respiratory illnesses on the rise could mean trouble, already forcing the temporary closure of one popular San Francisco eatery.
This LA Restaurant Group Has the Secret Sauce to Aunty-Approved Regional Indian Cooking
Eater LA 12/6
For years, Indian food in Los Angeles meant just a few main dishes: chicken tikka masala, samosas, and a generic curry with a protein of choice.