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March 24, 1994 | SCOTT SANDELL
The City Council is considering an ordinance to sharply limit the number of new liquor licenses issued in Lawndale. The proposed law, which would allow one more bar and two liquor stores in the city, is scheduled to go to the Planning Commission next month. The council, which unanimously backed a draft of the measure, could vote on it by late April. City and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials said alcohol sales have contributed to loitering and graffiti.
January 14, 1987
The state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has suspended the liquor licenses of three bars in the San Fernando Valley for serving liquor to intoxicated persons. The licenses of Job Site, 5614 Vineland Ave. in North Hollywood, and the Gold Cadillac, 21602 Roscoe Blvd., Canoga Park, were suspended Tuesday for 20 days, said Steven Ernst, ABC senior special investigator. On Thursday, the liquor license of Sneaky Pete's, at 19309 Vanowen St.
December 16, 2002 | Jennifer Mena, Times Staff Writer
In a town that averages 14 liquor-selling establishments per square mile, a Santa Ana gas station owner who wants to sell beer and wine may have come up with a unique way to decrease the number of places that sell alcohol there. Craig Yamasaki has offered to buy two liquor licenses from existing Santa Ana businesses and retire one. The catch: He wants to transfer the other to his Arco AM-PM gas station on East Dyer Road.
October 17, 1998 | SOLOMON MOORE
A bar that has been cited for state liquor violations four times in as many years had its license revoked Friday. The owners of La Copa De Oro at 15310 Parthenia St. allegedly allowed two women to solicit customers to buy them drinks at inflated prices. For instance, the regular price for a beer was $3.75, but if a customer bought a drink for one of the solicitors it was $8.75, said Carl De Wing, spokesman for the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
July 2, 1992 | Chris Woodyard / Times staff writer
All Mike Hoskinson wanted was a liquor license. What he got was a wad of red tape that he fears could spell trouble for his family-run restaurant in Newport Beach. It all started in September when Hoskinson and his mother, Joyce, both applied for a lottery among restaurateurs seeking to expand their licenses to allow full bar service, rather than being limited to beer and wine. Along the way, however, the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board "found this little glitch."
June 29, 1991 | ROSE APODACA
Responding to a rare request by the Police Department, city officials refused to give the Au Baccara restaurant a license to serve hard liquor. The current owner took over in late 1988, and indicated that the restaurant would serve lunch and dinner. The following year, the owner got permits for dancing and beer and wine sales. Other additions included armed security guards and a metal detector at the entrance, at 16650 Harbor Blvd. Police Capt.
June 7, 1995 | DEBRA CANO
Mazzotti's Italian Restaurant, one of Huntington Beach's best-known dining spots, can no longer serve wine, beer or mixed drinks. Citing complaints about noise and allegations of code violations, the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control withdrew Mazzotti's temporary liquor license this week.
September 27, 1992 | JILL GOTTESMAN
A judge has ruled that the Huntington Park Casino can continue serving liquor despite allegations that the club creates law enforcement problems. The decision ended efforts by the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to revoke the club's liquor license. Police had reported dozens of arrests at the casino for incidents ranging from drug sales to fighting and public drunkenness.
July 18, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
State officials have stripped the liquor license of a popular Davis bar where a 21-year-old student died last year after consuming 21 drinks in 90 minutes in a college ritual. The state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control suspended the liquor license of the Paragon bar for 30 days. It also ordered the owner, Sacramento attorney James L. Kouretas, to sell the bar and transfer its liquor license permanently to another owner within 180 days. Manuel Diaz Jr.
January 11, 1986 | ARMANDO ACUNA, Times Staff Writer
Sherri Maxfeldt operates the Stagecoach restaurant in the small North County community of Valley Center. She also sells beer and wine at the 54-seat diner. But the state says she's breaking the law, even though the restaurant has a liquor license. Her transgression: She is married to a cop, Donald George Maxfeldt Jr., a sergeant with the California Highway Patrol.
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