KAHI LOCAL NEWS 5-11-22

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By BStigers on May 12, 2022.

The Auburn Spring Home Show opens this weekend at the Gold Country Fair Grounds in Auburn starting Friday and running thru Sunday. Auburn Home Show Owner/Producer Lani Johnston said the show is anticipated to be a “good show coming” and will feature 250 vendors, to include home improvement, wildfire solutions and contractors that specialize in accessory dwelling units (ADUs). Other features include cooking demonstrations by Gary Gilligan and others in the Tahoe Building, Placer County providing information about ADUs and UC Master Gardeners. General admission is $8 and children under 13 years old are free. Active and retired military, police, fire and first responders are also free with ID. Senior Day is Friday, May 13, for $3 admission. Tickets can be purchased online at auburnhomeshows.com.

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A El Dorado Corrections Officer, 29 year old Anthony Horne, was arrested by fellow deputies after Horne arrived at the Placerville Jail Tuesday and appeared to be under influence of controlled substance. Deputies investigated and because Horne had driver to work at the jail, tested for DUI, then arrested him and booked him into custody. The investigation turned up a source of suspected meth on Hornes person. Booking records say he will be charged with possession, DUI and bringing a controlled substance into a jail facility. Bail has benen set at 50 thousand dollars.

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 Employees at Starbucks locations across California have filed 22 petitions since January to unionize their places of employment.

The first vote count for a unionization election for a Starbucks in the state is set for today. The results will determine if workers at two Starbucks locations in Santa Cruz will join the Workers United union.

Over 250 petitions to organize Starbucks workers have been filed in the United States since employees at two Starbucks locations in New York won the right to form a union in December 2021.

Official National Labor Relations Board documents from several unionization efforts show that full-time and part-time baristas, shift supervisors, and assistant store managers at relevant locations are eligible to vote and join the union. Store managers, office clericals, guards and supervisors are excluded from the process, according to NLRB documents.

Employees at a number of storefronts in both Southern and Northern California are currently seeking to join a union.

California Starbucks workers have filed petitions to unionize at many California locations in Southern CA, The Long Beach and SFO areas. We have not seen the analysis of benefit to the workers, and what impact this decision might have on Starbuck customers.

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A Roseville restaurant that defied one of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s coronavirus emergency orders is fighting a potentially crippling suspension of 18 months after he initially drew attention from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Matthew Oliver, the restaurant owner, recently learned the agency still wants to shut the House of Oliver for 30 days as a penalty for violating the state’s pandemic health orders in late 2020 and early 2021. The notice came after The Sacramento Bee featured him in a March 2022 news story about how Placer County managed Newsom’s public health orders, often by ignoring state directives. Oliver stands to temporarily lose his liquor license for his flagship restaurant, a wine lounge, and part of his livelihood, his attorney Chaise Meister said. “If I would’ve been silent, I would’ve been fine,” Oliver said. Is this another demonstration of state and local government demanding that local business must follow their political dictate of Governor Newsom handling of the pandemic.

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