July 26, 1987
Congratulations to The Times and staff writer Bruce Keppel for spotlighting the intemperate pushing of booze upon a specially targeted, high-risk population. However, as early as 1975, Loran Archer, director of what was then California's Office of Alcohol Program Management, was blowing the whistle to state legislators about emerging, billboard life-style ads pushing booze not only in black ghettos but also in Latino barrios. Archer has long been a deputy director of the federal government's National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
December 22, 1989 |
Why do human beings drink? To quench thirst, to be sure. But also to stay alert or get drunk, to cool off or warm up, to soothe a set of jangled nerves. Bodies need one primary thing from beverages: water. Every cell in our bodies contains water--an aqueous stock that should be replenished daily. Water is mainly what we get from beverages, from seltzer to soda pop. Even most alcoholic and caffeinated beverages are primarily water, but we don't necessarily drink them to quench thirst.
August 13, 1987 |
By mid-September, customers here might be unable to quench their thirst through the purchase of a single beer or wine cooler at local convenience stores or markets. Under a proposed ordinance, anyone who wants a beer or wine cooler will have to buy at least a six-pack of beer or a four-pack of wine coolers. City Council members--who gave tentative approval to the ordinance earlier this month--said their intention is to discourage people from drinking and driving .
August 23, 1987
I would like to comment on the letters by Patricia Taylor and Ray Chavira published July 26 under the headline, "Celebrities Should Warn Against Alcohol, Not Hype Drinking in Ads." The liquor industry is constantly being attacked by misguided individuals and groups that are determined to place the blame for the social consequences of alcohol abuse on the producers and representatives of these products. As a group, the alcoholic beverage industry is one of the most reliable, socially responsible groups in America.
October 2, 1989 |
Pepsi-Cola Co. wants a spot on the breakfast table and a chance at those other moments in the morning when people generally reach for the coffee. Starting next month, the soft drink giant will begin test-marketing Pepsi A.M., a cola drink with about 28% more caffeine per ounce than regular Pepsi but 77% less than coffee or tea.
November 18, 2007
With holiday parties fast approaching, better brace yourself for the onslaught of liquor. Avoid one too many embarrassingly drunken outbursts with the new wave of luxe, nonalcoholic potables. -- Dry Soda Artificially colored kiddie sodas they're not. The chic beverages boast creative flavors such as lavender, lemongrass and rhubarb. They're even meant to be paired with foods, much like wine (for example, kumquat = white fish). www.drysoda.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 2000
Re "Infant Victim of Hit-and-Run Dies of Injuries" (Dec. 23): Enough! I recently attended Orange County's Mothers Against Drunk Driving awards luncheon, honoring police officers and district attorneys who actively arrest and prosecute drunk drivers. I was overwhelmed by the number of people whose lives have been impacted by other people who choose to drive a vehicle after drinking alcoholic beverages. The accidents that kill children, families and friends caused by drunk drivers are 100% preventable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1987 |
When San Juan Capistrano officials passed an ordinance banning alcohol sales at gas stations, it was a symbolic act. None of the gas stations in that city have mini-marts with beer or wine. Assistant City Manager Glenn Southard said officials wanted to send a signal to retailers not to even think about selling gasoline andbeer together.
May 31, 1989 |
Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, concerned about deaths and injuries from drunk driving, today was scheduled to endorse raising taxes on alcoholic beverages and curtailing a major tax break for liquor advertising, informed sources said Tuesday. Koop is also expected to endorse a series of restrictions on the promotion of alcoholic beverages, such as placing health warning labels on alcoholic beverage bottles and prohibiting so-called happy hours, in which drinks are sold at reduced prices during certain times of the day, the sources said.
March 13, 2008 |
Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo Inc. both saw volume decline in 2007 as total U.S. soda sales fell the most in at least two decades, according to an industry newsletter. Atlanta-based Coca-Cola sold 4.2 billion cases of carbonated beverages and Purchase, N.Y.-based Pepsi sold 3.1 billion cases, said Beverage Digest, which tracks retail sales. The totals represented a 2.7% decline from 2006 figures for both companies. U.S. soda sales by volume declined 2.3% in 2007. But the retail value of 2007 sales was up about 2.7% to $72 billion.