CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1998
The Redondo Beach Police Department cited three businesses for allegedly selling alcohol to minors during an undercover operation, police said. Two teams from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and the Police Department used underage decoys to check 25 establishment for illegal sales, said Officer Bob Remington of the Redondo Beach department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1997
After failing to receive a state grant earlier in the year, the Pomona Police Department went ahead with its initiatives to combat alcohol-related crimes. Now it has been rewarded. The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control announced Tuesday that the department received an $84,583 grant to reduce criminal activity at licensed locations. Police departments in Oxnard, Santa Rosa and the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department also received grants.
May 29, 1997 |
California's prestigious wine trade is nervous about a crackdown on long-ignored industry practices that include providing abundant free samples for formal tastings at wine shops. Suppliers have routinely--and illegally, in some cases--furnished ample quantities of wines to shop owners for tastings, and "the ABC has looked the other way," said Randy Kemner, owner of Wine Country, a Signal Hill retailer. No longer.
October 22, 1991 |
Two items in the newspapers last week deserve to be read side by side. First, attorneys for Vertigo, the trendy downtown Los Angeles nightspot that openly discriminates against the attire-impaired, are appealing efforts by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to force the club to admit nerds. Vertigo makes no bones about sorting the stodgy from the chic. A guy at the door eyeballs supplicants eager for entry and makes the decision based entirely on their clothes.
July 9, 1997 |
State auditors are looking into allegations that the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has engaged in "discriminatory enforcement" by stepping up raids on minority bars--particularly gay ones. The audit marks the latest round in a battle that began last fall between the ABC and factions of the gay, black and Latino communities after a dramatic increase in raids, primarily on gay bars and often during prime business hours.
June 17, 1997
The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control confirmed trade reports that it is investigating Anheuser-Busch's "Buy the Beer, Get the Gear" promotion for Budweiser. An ABC spokesman said state law bans giveaways that are tied to alcohol sales. The Anheuser-Busch promotion allows Bud purchasers to earn points that can be redeemed for such merchandise as coasters. In a statement, St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch said it is working with the ABC "regarding their concerns."