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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1998 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the help of sports stars and T-shirts, the liquor industry Wednesday launched a Spanish-language video program to discourage underage drinking in the Latino community, earning the endorsement of local officials and the skepticism of public interest groups. "Sin Rodeos," a Spanish version of a 3-year-old English-language program called "Ready or Not," is aimed at the parents of 10- to 14-year-olds.
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BUSINESS
September 11, 1999 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Government regulators say the alcoholic beverage industry needs to adopt tougher standards to prevent marketing beer, wine and liquor to people under 21. In a report to Congress late Thursday, the Federal Trade Commission said alcohol companies have used television shows and films popular with youth to promote their beverages--despite voluntary rules against marketing to underage drinkers.
NEWS
April 23, 1988 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, Times Staff Writer
Alcoholic beverages can cause cancer in chronic abusers, Gov. George Deukmejian's scientific advisory panel concluded Friday, a move that could lead to health warnings for consumers. The panel members, appointed by the governor to help implement Proposition 65, agreed unanimously to place alcoholic beverages on the list of chemicals known by the state to cause cancer, thereby subjecting beer, wine and liquor to the requirements of the anti-toxics initiative.
BUSINESS
June 15, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The White House on Friday urged liquor companies to continue abiding by a half-century voluntary ban on broadcast ads for hard liquor, as one distiller began airing commercials in Texas. "The president feels the . . . ban on advertising by hard-liquor manufacturers is a good thing and has helped protect children," presidential spokesman Mike McCurry told reporters.
NEWS
February 26, 1993 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton's apparent preference for raising "sin taxes" to pay for universal health care returns the federal government to the revenue stream from which it has fished for many years. And while "sin taxes" may enable the Administration to avoid the politically risky proposition of taxing employee health benefits, they are by no means an easy source of money.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 1987 | VICTOR VALLE, Times Staff Writer
Ray Chavira discovered that he won a small victory this week when Los Angeles Spanish-language television station KMEX (Channel 34) wrote to inform the anti-alcoholism crusader that it had ceased airing hard-liquor commercials. "I would like to inform you (that) we will no longer accept advertising for hard-liquor products, which would be in conformity with the policies most broadcasters are presently implementing throughout the United States," wrote Daniel Villanueva, KMEX's general manager.
BUSINESS
October 15, 1991 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS
"If you're under 21, the soft drinks are over there." That's just one of several slogans popping up on buttons, signs, stickers and posters at liquor stores and retail outlets across the nation as part of a new push against drunk driving and underage drinking by the Century Council, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization. And at more than 3,000 campuses nationwide, this is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week.
NEWS
August 9, 1999 | IRENE LACHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veronica Pekarovic has a new office assistant, which is a big help because her business has such a small staff. Tatiana has been pulling Pekarovic's faxes for the past hour. She's also been playing with her blocks. "She's my 3-year-old," says Pekarovic, 37, who runs a vodka company out of her Pacific Palisades home. "She starts school in September and right now I have her around for the month. So I do my work and I play with her." Pekarovic named her small company R&A Imports Inc.
NEWS
March 21, 1999 | SONIA NAZARIO, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
In 1993, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, one of the nation's preeminent advocates of Latino rights, christened its renovated Los Angeles headquarters the MALDEF Anheuser-Busch Nonprofit Center. The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the country's oldest Latino organization, festoons its annual conference halls with Budweiser banners.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1996 | JOHN POPE and HOPE HAMASHIGE and DEBRA CANO
The city has decided that allowing beer and wine makers to sponsor events at parks and beaches does not create problems. The City Council agreed in February 1995 to a one-year trial in which manufacturers of beer and wine would sponsor events such as the Men's Pro Beach Volleyball and Pro Beach Roller Hockey competitions. The council set guidelines for the sponsors, and city staff worked with promoters and organizers of events to follow the rules.
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