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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2014 | By Gale Holland
The developer of a skid row apartment building that houses recovering alcoholics and drug addicts said Friday he would appeal a zoning decision that denied a beer and wine permit for a restaurant planned for the ground floor of the complex. Mike Alvidrez, executive director of Skid Row Housing Trust, said the planned restaurant, a former food truck called Great Balls on Tires, could not open with its present business plan unless it gets the permit to operate on the ground floor of the six-story New Genesis Apartments.
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NEWS
June 21, 1985 | Associated Press
Norway's first plane hijacking ended within four hours today when the drunken gunman handed his gun to police in exchange for more beer. He had previously released all 115 passengers from the Boeing 737, which had been hijacked on a domestic flight from Trondheim to Oslo. The hijacker of the Braathen SAFE airliner was identified by police as a 24-year-old man with a previous criminal record.
FOOD
March 10, 2011
  Anderson Valley Brewing Co. Brother David's Double This is Anderson Valley's take on a Belgian abbey ale, hence the austere monk's habit color scheme of the label. It's a dramatic, highly flavored beer, though. Call it the opposite of an IPA: all malt, very little hops (though fairly powerful at 9% alcohol). Or maybe call it a glass of candy. The luscious nose is milk chocolate with a touch of molasses and dried fruit ? raisins, figs, apricots ? and it's malty-sweet in the mouth, though it finishes dry and slightly spicy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2013 | By Veronica Rocha
A 31-year-old man who police say was keeping beer in a diaper bag in his car while allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, with his two young daughters unrestrained in car seats, has pleaded not guilty. The man, Juan Peralta, was stopped by Glendale police Friday when he allegedly failed to pull over after hitting a Volkswagen on Brand Boulevard near California Avenue. He initially told police he was trying to rush his children to the hospital. But officers smelled alcohol on his breath and found six cans of Budweiser inside the younger daughter's diaper bag, authorities said.
NEWS
September 26, 1989 | GERNOT HELLER, Reuters
A revolution is sweeping the froth from drinkers' glasses at the Munich Oktoberfest Beer Festival. This year they are selling not just alcohol-free beer but milk . Breaking with 150 years of tradition, the 156th Oktoberfest will offer both beverages to up to 7 million visitors during a 16-day orgy of drinking and merrymaking that began earlier this month.
BUSINESS
August 22, 2009 | Susan Carpenter
It sounds too good to be true: A residential system that allows people to make fuel from old beer, leftover wine and other waste products and use it to run their vehicles. That's what inventors of the E-Fuel MicroFueler claim, and there's support for the idea in government, industry and pop culture. MicroFueler buyers are eligible for a $5,000 tax credit. Former L.A. Laker Shaquille O'Neal is an investor in the system's distributor. The $10,000 E-Fuel MicroFueler consists of a 250-gallon tank for organic feedstock, such as waste wine and beer, and a still that converts it to pure ethanol, or E-Fuel.
SPORTS
November 7, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
The NHL and NHL Players' Assn. met Wednesday in New York for a second straight day , with the league's disputed “make-whole” clause expected to be at the center of their discussions following a day in which they are believed to have made some progress. The Wednesday session started later than planned, reportedly because each side needed to hold internal discussions about how to proceed. But the fact that they're meeting was widely seen as a good sign, especially because before Tuesday they hadn't met since a brief session Oct. 18. In the meantime, Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told The Times that the league projects losses of $730 million for canceling games through Nov. 30. That will, of course, affect the hockey-related revenue that the league and players will split.
FOOD
May 19, 2012 | By Charles Perry, Special to the Los Angeles Times
When brewers play around with fruit flavorings, they generally go for loud ones like orange or apricot or some sort of berry, but the Quebec outfit Unibroue makes this seasonal ale with the innocent apple. Hop heads may want to leave the room; as its name indicates, this is a very delicate, almost evanescent brew, a million miles from IPA territory. It's a white ale brewed with the addition of Granny Smith apple juice, as mildly hopped as a lager. It pours very pale cloudy amber with a huge white head.
NEWS
April 8, 1987 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
The toasting sun and sandy breezes of Chad can create a powerful thirst. So when the work week ends, folks in N'Djamena crowd the mud-walled taverns along what is known as the Avenue de la Soif--the avenue of thirst. There they slake that thirst with tall green bottles of Gala, a local beer savored by both foreigners and Chadians that has been brewed without interruption through two decades of civil wars. John Blane, the U.S.
BUSINESS
February 21, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Brewers Anheuser-Busch Cos. and Miller Brewing Co. said several U.S. state attorneys general have demanded information on how they market and sell caffeinated alcoholic drinks. Anheuser, with beer brands including Budweiser and Bud Light, said attorneys general of New York, Maine, Maryland, Arizona and Iowa had subpoenaed it about the sale and marketing of its Tilt and Bud Extra products, which are malt beverages with caffeine.
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