November 8, 1990 |
The hired guns who orchestrated the defeat of several key ballot initiatives shared in the glory Wednesday as California's business community won major victories in Tuesday's elections. The main winner was Woodward & McDowell, a political consulting firm in Burlingame that engineered the overwhelming defeat of Proposition 128, the "Big Green" initiative that sought to cleanse the environment of cancer-causing chemicals and pesticides.
January 21, 1995 |
The Telemundo television network plans to continue running hard-liquor advertisements despite a letter sent out this week by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors urging an end to the practice. In sending its letter, the Board of Supervisors joined more than 50 health organizations and Latino groups that have banded together against the Spanish-language network (seen locally on KVEA-TV Channel 52).
November 10, 1996 |
With no force of law at his disposal to stop them, President Clinton used the White House bully pulpit Saturday to denounce the distilled-spirits industry for its plan to begin running liquor ads on the nation's television and radio stations. By abandoning a voluntary ban on broadcast advertising that dates back to the 1930s, the industry will be "exposing our children to such ads before they know how to handle alcohol or are legally allowed to do so," the president said.
September 16, 1990 |
An internal rebellion spearheaded by emergency room physicians has prompted the California Medical Assn. to overrule its leadership and take a neutral stand on an initiative that would increase taxes on beer, wine and liquor to pay for an array of alcohol and drug treatment programs.
January 27, 2005 |
Casey Goodwin knew all too well the dangers of drinking and driving. For years, her mother, Lynne, had run programs to fight teen alcohol use in the Tulare County schools. At her high school in the Central Valley town of Exeter, Casey had been involved in student campaigns against underage drinking. On March 13, 2003, as 20-year-old Casey was headed home from college in San Luis Obispo to celebrate her mom's birthday, a plastered 18-year-old doing 90 miles an hour plowed into her Honda Civic.
December 27, 1999 |
As Christmas parties go, the bash the other night by one of this town's biggest public relations firms was among the most elaborate. The rock band, loud and tight, was shoehorned next to a tiny forest of flocked trees. Hired dancers in fishnet stockings gyrated in unison while the sparkling ice sculpture, surrounded by food-laden tables, slowly dripped into oblivion. And, of course, there was an open bar.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1998 |
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.
September 11, 1999 |
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.
April 23, 1988 |
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.
June 15, 1996 |
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.