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CA Assembly passes fast food franchise regs

As changing consumer tastes roil the fast food industry, the California Assembly passed a so-called “Franchise Bill of Rights” designed to transform the way franchisors like McDonald’s do business. Assembly Bill 525, introduced by Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, would make

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Obesity rates flout L.A. fast food freeze

Faced with damning independent assessments seven years on, a groundbreaking Los Angeles ordinance designed to fight so-called “food deserts” has been overwhelmed by criticism that transcends political lines. The USDA has defined food deserts as “urban neighborhoods and rural towns without ready access

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Pressure grows for CA $15 minimum wage

  The California Legislature this year boosted California’s $8 per hour minimum wage to $9 in July 2014 and $10 in January 2016. But advocates for, and beneficiaries of, that 25 percent wage hike are not content. Pressure is building

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