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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Things That’ll Sell Out: Alex Mill, Blundstones, Illesteva | The Strategist

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In this week’s edition of Don’t Dillydally, we’re feeling the nip of fall with a couple of autumnal launches from Alex Mill and Blundstone. And if (indoor) entertaining ever becomes a thing again, we’ve got a couple of serving and cookware releases from kooky-aunt emporium McKenzie-Childs and upstart Our Place, respectively.

Photo: retailer/Arian Camilleri

Photo: retailer/Arian Camilleri

Alex Mill, the elevated basics brand from the folks behind Madewell, just launched a collection of natural indigo pieces repurposed from its overstock. Dyed with GOTS-certified organic plant-based indigo by Pennsylvania-based Green Matters Natural Dye Company, the limited-edition run includes a tunic shirt, cargo pants, a unisex Oxford shirt and work jacket, and, a linen jumpsuit — all of which we think would help your wardrobe make that transition into fall. Only dozens of each item were made, so, as they say, don’t dillydally.

It’s about to be boot season, whether

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Wendy Williams and ex Kevin Hunter sell New Jersey mansion

Back in January, Wendy Williams revealed her divorce from Kevin Hunter had been finalized. Now, the former couple have sold the estate they shared for the past decade in New Jersey.

The estate is located in the Bel Air neighborhood of Livingston, New Jersey, a town about 25 miles west of New York City. “Bel Air is a section of Livingston that was built in the late ’90s of all beautiful high-end homes on just shy of an acre property,” Jamie Silverman, a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Realty’s Livingston office, told TODAY Home by phone.

Wendy Williams on July 23, 2019 in New York City.Astrid Stawiarz / Getty Images

Silverman helped Williams and Hunter buy the estate in June 2009. “It is not your typical Bel Air home. It was built with much better features. It’s not a cookie-cutter home. It’s not a model home. It’s truly

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