Sunset on Molokai
Mii amo, a destination spa at Enchantment, in Sedona, AZ.
Mesquite Golf and Country Club, Palm Springs
A snowboarder takes to the air with Lake Tahoe in the background
California's low-wage workers now have a little more money to pay their rent, see a doctor or hold an occasional backyard barbecue, now that the Fourth of July has come and gone. The state's minimum wage rose one dollar Tuesday to $9 an hour. The boost "is great progress and it's a significant step, but it's certainly insufficient," said Arun Ivatory, a strategist with the National Employment Law Project, which advocates for the working poor. Most of the people earning the minimum wage are adults, many with children, who need higher pay to feed, clothe and shelter their families, he said. Critics argue that setting the minimum wage too high keeps young...