thoughts of food

Chipotle and California’s $20 minimum wage.

“Around 15% of Chipotle’s 3,300 stores are located in California. The minimum wage increase will add between 2.5% and 3% to the company’s overall labor costs.” The article says they’ve already raised prices four times in the past to years, […]

to your health

Who counts as a doctor?

California’s new law says only physicians and surgeons can call themselves Dr. “Plaintiffs [who all hold Doctorate of Nursing (DNP) Practice degrees] claim state is criminalizing speaking the truth about their earned advanced degrees.” Meanwhile in California, nutritionist is not […]

fun facts

Happy Gilmore’s alligators

“Real and fake alligators were used in the film as well as a frog which is seen briefly sitting on a tree limb at a golf course. Two live alligators were transported from California to Vancouver, British Columbia. … One […]

fun facts

The California Missions.

I imagine if you live in California this is common knowledge, but its new to me! “Over 54 years, four forts, or presidios, and twenty-one missions were founded along the California coast. Some of these sites eventually evolved into the […]

big ideas

Turning ordinary cells into human eggs.

“A few years ago, a young man from California’s technology scene began popping up in the world’s leading developmental biology labs. These labs were deciphering the secrets of embryos and had a particular interest in how eggs are formed. Some […]

retail therapy

Is shoplifting forcing Walgreens to cut back in S.F.?

The company blames rampant retail theft for the store closings. A 2014 California law classified shoplifting < $950 as a misdemeanor, possibly leading to fewer reports and less enforcement. Critics say they’re just using shoplifting as convenient cover for stores […]