Monthly Archives: December 2020

A wave of headlines hit Southern California beaches in 2020 – Orange County Register

Southern California beaches, the hundreds of miles of coastline that are one of the defining features of the Golden State, weren’t just a place in 2020 to bathe in the cool ocean or spread a towel and relax. on the hot sand. In 2020, the coastline has become a reflection of how Southern Californians have […]

California beach town erects village pallet shelters to tackle local homeless population

A resort town in California has created a village of 15 pallet shelters with on-site security and case managers to house some of its growing homeless population. Renondo Beach has fewer than 200 homeless people, but wanted to tackle the growing need for shelter that had been made worse by the coronavirus pandemic. The 8-by-8-foot […]

These troubled Southern California restaurants have GoFundMe campaigns in place – Orange County Register

GoFundMe’s fundraising campaigns are a source of hope for a growing number of Southern California restaurants hit hard by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Here are some of the campaigns for the benefit of restaurants or their staff on the social crowdfunding platform. Los Angeles County Berlin bistro: 420 E Fourth St., Long Beach, Fundraising […]

California restaurants are suffering. This means less cooking oil left over to make biofuels

Before the pandemic, Bay Area fast food chain Super Duper Burgers placed a 50-gallon container in each restaurant to store used cooking oil. The containers filled up every two weeks and were collected by SeQuential, a biodiesel producer in Portland, Ore. Then restaurants suffered drastic cuts in March, and containers took much longer to fill. […]

California restaurants challenge regional lockdown as a means of ‘survival’

Some restaurant owners in California are defying lockdown orders to ensure their survival. Two restaurateurs, hundreds of miles apart in the Golden State, had followed strict safety procedures when they reopened their restaurants this summer, the first time since March. However, for Jimmy Eliopoulos, owner of Crumbs in Contra Costa County, and Dino Ferraro, owner […]