California restaurants that managed to survive the pandemic are facing a new crisis: finding workers. With the economy officially reopened, owners are eager to fill dining rooms but can't find enough cooks, food servers or kitchen staffers to do the job.
Sherry Villanueva's family of Santa Barbara restaurants employed 350 people before the pandemic took hold and darkened dining rooms across California. Now, with the state's economy officially reopened, about 250 workers are back on the job.
Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-06-20 13:08:04 – Cantua Creek, California: California farmers are leaving their fields unplanted due to the ongoing drought. Due to California’s worst drought since 1977, farmer Salvador Para, manager of Burford Ranch in the Central Valley of California, needs to dig deeper to save already planted crops, while 6,000 acres. I was forced …
Officials and experts said California's grid is better equipped than last year to handle a hot-weather surge in demand. But the system could still face electricity shortfalls if the region gets scorched again this summer.