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The sensual pleasures of print

Sitting by the sea while perusing the Reader events section

Painfully uneventful

One of my favorite mid-week pick-me-ups is walking to our local La Jolla coffee shop, picking up a hot-off-the-press Reader, and sitting by the sea while perusing the events section. Imagining all the possibilities of the weekend ahead as they are splayed on the pages of the “Events” section really shines up the remaining days of the work week. That’s why my heart sunk when I opened this week’s Reader only to find that the events weren’t included! I hope this is only a one-time fluke. Please know many of us still appreciate the sensual pleasures of print!

  • Leslie
  • La Jolla

Editor: Those print events listings got pre-empted by our Winter Fun issue listings in one-time decision. All those weekly listings exist online, and our print listings are back in paper this week.

Nakedly independent

Second local store in the Ellwest/Jolar chain has also shuttered private dance booths

As a small business owner of a North County tattoo shop, we are growing very anxious with the uncertainty of our future given the new tax law concerning independent contractors (“Jolar shutters nude dancer booths at College Grove,” Neighborhood News, October 25). Come to find out we are not alone and we’re noticing a trending panic amongst other shop owners and many other industries that have relied on the independent contractor relationship being key to their business model and success. This new ABC test established by the California Supreme Court is contrary to how businesses like ours have been operating for many years. It also doesn’t take into consideration the preference of the worker. My husband and I are good citizens, our business is veteran owned, we have 3 daughters, 2 of which are attending college out of state. This business is our livelihood. I guess I’m wondering if you’re noticing a trend and feel there’s a much bigger story here that deserves some attention. California Supreme Court established this new test of who can qualify as an Independent Contractor when they are not to make policy. We cannot advise our tattooers to go out and form S Corps and/or LLC entities. They’ll all quit and go find another shop who hasn’t done this yet all because they still have no idea it’s coming or they don’t care to be compliant and will wait for enforcement. What’s to come of other tattoo shop owners, hair & nail salon owners, will this effect Uber & Lyft drivers and other gig economies???

  • DermalGrafix Tattoo
  • Escondido
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Jolar circa 1985, when the sign still headlined Live Exotic Dancers
Jolar circa 1985, when the sign still headlined Live Exotic Dancers

Painfully uneventful

One of my favorite mid-week pick-me-ups is walking to our local La Jolla coffee shop, picking up a hot-off-the-press Reader, and sitting by the sea while perusing the events section. Imagining all the possibilities of the weekend ahead as they are splayed on the pages of the “Events” section really shines up the remaining days of the work week. That’s why my heart sunk when I opened this week’s Reader only to find that the events weren’t included! I hope this is only a one-time fluke. Please know many of us still appreciate the sensual pleasures of print!

  • Leslie
  • La Jolla

Editor: Those print events listings got pre-empted by our Winter Fun issue listings in one-time decision. All those weekly listings exist online, and our print listings are back in paper this week.

Nakedly independent

Second local store in the Ellwest/Jolar chain has also shuttered private dance booths

As a small business owner of a North County tattoo shop, we are growing very anxious with the uncertainty of our future given the new tax law concerning independent contractors (“Jolar shutters nude dancer booths at College Grove,” Neighborhood News, October 25). Come to find out we are not alone and we’re noticing a trending panic amongst other shop owners and many other industries that have relied on the independent contractor relationship being key to their business model and success. This new ABC test established by the California Supreme Court is contrary to how businesses like ours have been operating for many years. It also doesn’t take into consideration the preference of the worker. My husband and I are good citizens, our business is veteran owned, we have 3 daughters, 2 of which are attending college out of state. This business is our livelihood. I guess I’m wondering if you’re noticing a trend and feel there’s a much bigger story here that deserves some attention. California Supreme Court established this new test of who can qualify as an Independent Contractor when they are not to make policy. We cannot advise our tattooers to go out and form S Corps and/or LLC entities. They’ll all quit and go find another shop who hasn’t done this yet all because they still have no idea it’s coming or they don’t care to be compliant and will wait for enforcement. What’s to come of other tattoo shop owners, hair & nail salon owners, will this effect Uber & Lyft drivers and other gig economies???

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  • Escondido
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