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5:36pm

Tue March 10, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

A restaurant owner who thinks differently

Jennifer Piallat of Zazie, with some of her employees
Dave Getzschman

Jennifer Piallat has worked in most every aspect of the restaurant industry – dishwasher, waitstaff, chef, manager – and those experiences have informed her decisions as owner of Zazie, a popular bistro in San Francisco's Cole Valley. Her employees receive a living wage, and benefits, and she's testified about her philosophies and process before the U.S. Department of Labor.

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5:31pm

Tue March 10, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

The tipless restaurant movement

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Alyssa Arian has worked in San Francisco restaurants for a decade and, like most servers, she got into it for the tips.

“Some nights you leave with $80 or $90,” she says. “$100 is kind of the average mark for what you want as a server, sort of anywhere in this city I think as a minimum.”

Since February, though, Arian hasn’t earned any tips. She’s working at Sous Beurre Kitchen, a new French spot in the Mission where tipping’s not allowed.

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8:52am

Tue March 10, 2015
Digest

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, March 10th

The Chronicle

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

S.F. Homelessness a picture of futility in 2015 // SF Gate

"For thousands of tourists and commuters, the first impression coming out of the Ferry Building isn’t Coit Tower or the downtown skyline, but the tents and carts that litter the landscape at neighboring Justin Herman Plaza. It’s just one of the scores of homeless encampments that have sprung up across the city.

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11:53am

Wed February 18, 2015
Digest

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A participant tries out the virtual reality tool Oculus Rift at Cognitive Technologies.
Gayle Laird

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

The tipping point // East Bay Express

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12:22pm

Tue February 10, 2015
Digest

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, February 10, 2015

San Luis Reservoir, near the San Joaquin Valley city of Los Banos, is at about 70 percent of average for early February
Dan Brekke / KQED

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