We learn this morning that one of our favorite breakfast and lunch place is closing. The Union has the story:
After six years in business, Valentina’s Bistro & Bakery will be closing its doors on Friday afternoon.
Valentina Masterz, the restaurant’s owner and namesake, says that the high cost of utilities is largely to blame.
During the warmer parts of the year, Masterz says that air conditioning can drive her power bill as high as $3,900 per month.
My emphasis added
Which local business is next? During the Prop 23 debates we pointed out that AB-32 was going to be a business and job killer, as it was designed to raised the cost of energy to make renewables economically competitive with fossil fuels. In the EU they have discovered AB-32 style going green regulation are destroying the national economy and have reversed course. The question is will California political leadership buffoons come to their senses before more local business are forced to close due to high energy costs.