The law goes into effect immediately and applies to larger grocery stores with 300 or more employees.
Plus: Espresso Roma is for lease, a Black history jazz brunch, Chez Panisse is closed this week due to potential COVID-19 exposure, more.
Revenue is down at 1951 Coffee by 90%, but the nonprofit is hopeful it can survive the pandemic and continue helping refugees through its barista training program along the way.
The casual College Avenue eatery featuring regional Italian bites like focaccia, pizza al taglio and panzerotti opens Feb. 23.
Plus: Gather’s greenhouse is open, Kinja’s new Oakland location, Limewood’s cannabis pairing dinner, a documentary about Tu David Phu, more.
Pinky & Red’s is facing an uncertain future as its owner Bernadine “Pinky” Sewell undergoes colon cancer treatment and her lease with UC Berkeley ended.
Plus: HelpBerkeley founder wins a Jefferson Award for Public Service; Blue Ox Wine Co. rebrands as Hammerling Wines; “Berkeley’s Fascination with Food.”
Whether you’re flying solo or sharing a plate with your significant other, celebrate the holiday with some good food and drinks made by local restaurants, pop-ups and bakeries.
Celebrate the Year of the Ox with traditional and not-so-traditional Lunar New Year dishes from these seven East Bay restaurants.
Oakland grocery workers are getting a substantial hazard pay raise starting immediately.
Plus: Super Bowl eats; Colusa Market owner is retiring; Alameda County passes ‘Good Food’ resolution for correctional facilities; Campo di Bocce closes.
We spoke to several East Bay specialty liquor retailers to find out how the pandemic has affected business.