Solano County legalized home food popups. But chefs still can’t sell

When Solano County approved a new California law that would legalize home-based kitchen operations in April, it seemed like Cheska Kistner’s plans to open a restaurant in her Benicia home would finally come to fruition. The measure, California’s AB626, allows for what are known as microenterprise food businesses, which Alameda County also made inroads toward legalizing Monday. But no Bay Area county has yet fully implemented the 2018 law, leaving entrepreneurs like Kistner in limbo.

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Solano County legalized home food pop-ups. But 6 months later, chefs still can’t sell

When Solano County approved a new California law that would legalize home-based kitchen operations in April, it seemed like Cheska Kistner’s plans to open a restaurant in her Benicia home would finally come to fruition. The measure, California’s AB626, allows for what are known as microenterprise food businesses, which Alameda County also made inroads toward legalizing Monday. But no Bay Area county has yet fully implemented the 2018 law, leaving entrepreneurs like Kistner in limbo.

Under AB626, cooks can legally sell up to 30 meals a day or 60 per week from their homes when their counties opt in and they have received a permit; their annual gross sales are capped at $50,000. The law has been implemented in only one county so far, Riverside. In Alameda County, many home kitchen operations have proliferated during the pandemic without the option to get proper permitting, leading to the health department cracking

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Dauphin County man charged after firing gun in apartment, damaging neighbor’s home

A Hummelstown man is charged with discharging a firearm after he fired a gun in his apartment, which traveled into the neighboring unit.

According to Hummelstown police, officers were called to 35 East Second Street for a gunshot in an apartment building.

Responding officers went to the apartment where Roque Stella-Colon, 18, said he fired one gunshot inside his home by accident, according to police.

Stella-Colon said he hide the firearm outside by a garage, according to police.

Police determined the bullet traveled through a headboard, drywall and tv in the apartment next door, before stopping on some clothing.

An 11-year-old in the neighboring apartment suffered a cut to the chin from flying debris, police said.

Stella-Colon is charged with discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure, recklessly endangering another person, tampering with evidence.

Stella-Colon is being held at Dauphin County Prison on $5,000 bail.

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