DOUBLE-X FACTOR: The Bee's Alexei Koseff reports "In August, Brown promised his support for SB 358, which aims to close gaps in the state’s equal-pay policies, and now he’s following through with a bit of flare. Joined by state and local leaders, he will sign the bill at the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond at 10:30 a.m. SB 358 strengthens existing law by requiring that women be paid the same for doing “substantially similar” work, while in the case of lawsuits, employers will have to prove they are paying a male worker more for “legitimate” reasons, such as seniority or merit."
SIN AGUA:City to eateries: Use paper plates in California drought [AP] - "‘You might be able to cut a filet mignon with a plastic knife, but you are not going to cut a New York," said Jim Hurst, co-owner of a popular restaurant that overlooks the city's Noyo River. 'It seems to me there are other ways to save water.'"
The Mendocino Coast is among the most beautiful parts of our Golden State. But, paper plates? Ironic, since Fort Bragg's demise has been the loss of the timber/paper industry.