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May 28, 1989
It's time to go back to the drawing board for West Hollywood. Justly, there are five members on the City Council, seven on the Planning Commission and five on the Business License Commission--each unit requiring a majority vote. Why, then, is one man, Community Development Director Mark Winogrond, given sole authority, against incredible opposition, to grant an overabundance of liquor licenses? In this respect, we are now worse off than when we were under the county. I have never seen a city structure where one man aggregates so much power to himself!
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
Down a narrow dirt road in the Sierra Nevada lies a once-bustling gold mining ghost town - “the real McCoy” - complete with a gin mill and memories of an opium den. And for $225,000, the Northern California town of Seneca could be yours, according to an ad posted on Craigslist . Liquor license and all, the sleepy Plumas County town is for sale by its private owners, who are selling due to health issues, the ad states. The remote property includes the bar, three run-down cabins and 9.8 acres through which the Feather River runs, the ad says.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A two-day hearing was scheduled to begin Wednesday to determine whether to approve the Chumash Casino Resort's application for a liquor license. It would give Santa Ynez Valley residents who protested the application one last chance to explain why they think the casino's restaurant shouldn't serve beer and wine. The hearing before a civil law judge in Buellton will ultimately confirm or reverse a tentative approval for the license from the state department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2013 | By Meg James
Rupert Murdoch's days of wine and roses have been delayed as the media titan's planned purchase of the picturesque 16-acre Moraga Vineyards in the hills above Bel-Air has hit a bureaucratic snag. The state of California has not yet issued the billionaire mogul and News Corp. chairman a liquor license, which Murdoch needs to take possession of the property. Murdoch's liquor license is "pending," according to state records. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control documents indicate that Murdoch applied for a Type 02 California Winegrowers license March 25 -- about six weeks before the 82-year-old tycoon gleefully announced on Twitter his plans to buy the vineyard . The license approval process typically takes 45 to 90 days, ABC spokesman John Carr said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
Despite Councilwoman Heather K. Somers' protests that there are too many liquor licenses, a pharmacy planned for Harbor Boulevard can sell alcohol. Council members on Monday voted 4-1 to allow liquor sales at the Rite Aid pharmacy under construction at 3029 Harbor Blvd. Rite Aid will devote about 3% of the 16,730-foot store to liquor sales, and officials said they do not anticipate problems typically associated with convenience stores, such as loitering and underage sales.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
Calling it too restrictive, City Council members this week rejected a proposal that would have banned many new liquor licenses temporarily. Council members agreed that irresponsible behavior by stores and bars that serve to minors and overserve drinkers of legal age is a drain on police resources and a threat to public safety. But denying potential operators permits while problems are ironed out with troublemakers is unfair, officials said.
NEWS
December 8, 1988
The Norwalk City Council has tentatively approved an ordinance that would give city officials more power to regulate businesses that sell alcoholic beverages. The ordinance, which will probably come back before the council later this month for final approval, would require all such businesses to secure a conditional-use permit. It would allow the city to establish conditions, such as noise limits and security measures, to buffer nearby residences, schools, hospitals and other neighboring uses.
NEWS
June 21, 1990 | LORI GRANGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Residents and an elementary school principal Tuesday urged a state judge to deny a liquor license to a businessman who wants to move his liquor store slightly closer to their south Glendale neighborhood, saying they fear litter and traffic problems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Weeks before the grand opening of the $157-million Chumash Casino, residents are being urged to protest a liquor license for one of the gambling hall's restaurants. A mailer circulating in the Santa Ynez Valley warns that an interim liquor license may be issued without a public hearing if residents don't act quickly. The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians applied for a liquor license for a steakhouse in the casino opening this month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Politicians, police officials and neighborhood residents came together Thursday for last call at Rosita's Billiards on San Fernando Road. But far from enjoying a final drink at the neighborhood pool hall, Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, Assemblyman Tony Cardenas (D-Sylmar) and the others in attendance were there to revoke the liquor license of an establishment that authorities say has been a trouble spot for years.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 2011 | By August Brown, Los Angeles Times
A preserved specimen of nouveau-Japanese night life from the 1980s, Dinner House M sits on a forgotten stretch of Temple Street overlooking the 101 Freeway, a holdover from a time when Japanese investments and hard-drinking travelers flooded downtown L.A. In the last few years, it found new life as a beloved clubhouse for Echo Park's burgeoning artistic avant-garde and also earned a reputation for being one of the most legendary after-hours bars...
NATIONAL
March 7, 2010 | By Tina Susman
Quick, which of the following is not allowed in New York: riding the subway without pants, performing a play in public while naked, or buying wine at the grocery store? If you chose the last option, perhaps you've been following one of the liveliest debates to emerge from otherwise dry budget talks in the state capital, Albany, where politicians struggling with a dire fiscal crisis see wine as an antidote. New York remains one of 15 states that limit wine sales to liquor stores.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 2008 | Alicia Lozano, Lozano is a Times staff writer.
On the third floor of El Mercado de Los Angeles in Boyle Heights, musicians often compete from opposite ends of the cavernous room. Mariachis perched on the stage of La Perla restaurant battle ranchero accordions in the adjoining El Torasco restaurant. Patrons shout over the festive music while waitresses scramble to take orders. But while merchants love the crowds, they are a source of conflict between neighbors and Pedro Rosado, the 73-year-old owner of El Mercado.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 2007 | Jennifer Delson, Times Staff Writer
At the urging of a nonprofit health organization, Santa Ana officials are considering a proposal to limit liquor licenses in poor neighborhoods. Although the number of businesses licensed to sell liquor in Santa Ana has dropped in the last decade, residents and community activists say impoverished neighborhoods are still swamped with bars and with stores selling alcohol.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 2006 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
Orange County's largest nightclub had its liquor license revoked Thursday by state officials who cited a host of problems with the popular venue near Disneyland. Beth Goldberg, administrator of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control office in Santa Ana, said the agency responded to numerous complaints from Anaheim police and the public about disruptive behavior at the Boogie. Complaints also came from hotels and other businesses near the club on South Manchester Avenue, she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 2005 | Rong-Gong Lin II, Times Staff Writer
A city administrator Friday denied a zoning permit to sell beer and wine at a South Los Angeles site where a black teenager was killed in 1991 by a Korean American grocer. In his ruling on Numero Uno Market, zoning administrator R. Nicolas Brown cited the high crime and concentration of existing liquor stores in the area as major factors. Brown's decision did not indicate how much weight he placed on the site's link to the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Latasha Harlins.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
California's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control wants liquor licenses suspended at 10 stores accused of selling 4-inch glass tubes to undercover agents who asked for crack pipes. Called "rose tubes," they come with miniature fake roses and are marked as novelty gifts, but in some cases store owners or employees showed agents how to remove the roses and use them to smoke. Tougher laws on drug paraphernalia went into effect Jan. 1.
NEWS
July 31, 1986
The Coalition of Concerned Communities has lost its appeal before the Los Angeles City Council to reduce the number of liquor licenses conditionally approved for the Howard Hughes Center development in northeastern Westchester. On Tuesday the council voted 13 to 0 to grant conditional approval for 12 liquor licenses. Eight of the licenses can only be used in restaurants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A two-day hearing was scheduled to begin Wednesday to determine whether to approve the Chumash Casino Resort's application for a liquor license. It would give Santa Ynez Valley residents who protested the application one last chance to explain why they think the casino's restaurant shouldn't serve beer and wine. The hearing before a civil law judge in Buellton will ultimately confirm or reverse a tentative approval for the license from the state department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
FOOD
November 12, 2003 | David Shaw, Times Staff Writer
Brooke WILLIAMSON had worked her way up through the kitchens at Michael's and Boxer and she'd won considerable acclaim as the chef at Zax, and now -- at 25 -- she was a partner in her own restaurant, Amuse Cafe in Venice. Business was booming, the critics were raving, and every night the room had both the loud buzz of the hip "in" place and the reassuring warmth of the neighborhood hangout. Then, without warning, came The Call.
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