After industry battered by pandemic, California restaurants expect rebound to take years

Nearly a third of California restaurants have closed permanently and two-thirds of workers at least temporarily lost their jobs as the pandemic set in more than a year ago and Governor Gavin Newsom imposed the first lockdown nationwide, a legislative committee reported Tuesday. Few industries have been more battered than the restaurant industry, which before […]

Secure COVID-19 Stimulus Relief for California Restaurants and Workers

This morning, the Small Business Administration announced that $ 2.7 billion in grant assistance funds have been distributed to 21,000 restaurants nationwide since the Restaurant Revitalization Fund began accepting applications on May 3. specific groups including restaurants, bars, pop-ups, street vendors, wineries, distilleries and other food hospitality businesses to help offset losses suffered during the […]

318 California restaurants receive grant + expert help to build resilience

The California Restaurant Foundation’s Restaurant Resilience Fund has awarded grants of up to $ 3,500 to 318 restaurants across California. A resilience fund to boost family restaurants in eight counties Sacramento, California (RestaurantNews.com) The California Restaurant Association (CRAF) Foundation, a non-profit organization that invests in and empowers restaurants and the California workforce, has secured a […]

Disney reopens California parks

LOS ALAMITOS – Tensions are running high in the Los Alamitos Unified School District after parents learned that a teacher at Oak Middle School at the start of the school year asked his students to let him know their preferred pronouns during class. Current and former students said Spectrum News Orange County Office that it […]

California hotel workers sacked due to COVID-19 get rehire rights

As coronavirus cases decline and economic activity begins to return to normal, the hospitality industry may soon begin to replace workers made redundant due to the pandemic. Some cities in California, and now the state as a whole, have adopted requirements on how hotels and other businesses can fill vacancies; my partner, Travis Gemoets, has […]

Kevin Faulconer unveils “Save California Restaurants Plan” –

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and recall candidate Gavin Newsom joined Chef Andrew Gruel at his Slapfish restaurant in Huntington Beach on Friday to unveil the Save California Restaurants plan for affected California dining establishments by the COVID-19 crisis. “At the start of the pandemic, our state dominated the country […]

SeaWorld opens to out-of-state visitors as other California parks say not so fast

In a break from other Southern California theme parks, SeaWorld this week decided to open its doors to out-of-state visitors who are vaccinated, saying this is now allowed under the news. state COVID-19 guidelines. Meanwhile, Legoland is restricting visits to California residents, as are Universal Studios Hollywood and Disneyland, whose representatives on Wednesday said they […]

A classic California beach getaway with small town charm

Pismo Beach is a classic California beach town with traditional beach activities and 21st century amenities. It offers small town charm, a Mediterranean climate, clean air, friendly residents and miles of pristine, uncrowded beaches. We look forward to sharing our beautiful, eclectic community with you. It’s a great place to get away from the crowds […]

California Beach seized in 1924 from black family could be returned

Almost a century after a Southern California city closed a black couple-owned resort, the city, county, and state are still grappling with how to right the wrongs of the past. The resort was established by Willa and Charles Bruce in Manhattan Beach, California in 1912. During the Jim Crow era, they built a destination where […]

Celebrate National Parks Week in Southern California Parks

Fun fact: Did you know California has the most national parks? Yeah, we got nine. Another fun fact: one of California’s national parks is a cluster of islands, and you can get there from LA in about a few hours. If you can’t, sorry. Below are some photos. The National Park Service organizes themed days, […]