Temperate Southern California Channels European-Style Outdoor Dining as Pandemic Lingers

Taking advantage of its Mediterranean-esque temperate climate, cities across Southern California have turned to European-style outdoor dining – taking over sidewalks and parking spots – to keep restaurants in business, in an unprecedented public-private partnership that could change California’s car-centric culture permanently.

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US Workers Protest Racial Inequality in National Strike

Workers from the service industry, fast-food chains and the gig economy rallied with organized labor Monday to protest systemic racism and economic inequality, staging demonstrations across the United States and around the world seeking better treatment of Black Americans in the workplace.

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