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May 19, 1993 | CARMEN VALENCIA
A group that pushed through an ordinance to ban liquor sales by most new businesses will commemorate its passage with a short ceremony today in front of City Hall, the same day it goes into effect. "It really is history," said Raul Godinez, a member of the San Fernando Residents Council, who will be among those attending the 6:30 p.m. news conference. "We want to celebrate the victory."
July 31, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday tentatively approved by unanimous vote a zoning ordinance that would impose stricter conditions on liquor outlets trying to expand their operations. The new law, which applies to both on- and off-site liquor sales, is intended to reduce alcohol-related crime and blight citywide, officials said.
November 5, 1998 | HOLLY EDWARDS
Seeking to more swiftly punish businesses that sell alcohol without a city permit, the San Fernando City Council debated a proposed resolution that would allow city officials to charge business owners with a misdemeanor after the first offense. Currently, businesses must be cited with three infractions of the city code before a misdemeanor charge can be filed.
July 23, 1992
The Compton Planning Commission on Wednesday postponed until September a decision on whether to allow a Korean-American merchant to resume the sale of alcohol at a store that was destroyed during the riots. The request by Man Suk Sin, 41, is the first to come before a governmental body since the riots. The rebuilding of liquor stores has drawn opposition from several community groups. Sin's small liquor store and grocery market on Rosecrans Avenue was looted and burned by rioters April 30.
Community representatives gathered on Monday in front of the branch City Hall in Van Nuys to protest a court decision barring police from using underage decoys to catch liquor outlets selling to minors. Calling decoy sting operations the most effective means of fighting alcohol sales to minors, the protesters called for a constitutional amendment to overturn the state appellate court ruling.
December 27, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
Three zoning hearings dealing with a proposed cellular phone antenna and two requests to sell liquor will be held within the next few weeks in Sherman Oaks and downtown Los Angeles. Zoning officials will consider granting conditional use permits for the following: * A 62-foot-high cellular phone antenna at a shopping center at 22807 1/2 Saticoy St. in West Hills. The hearing will be held at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 5 at the Sherman Oaks Woman's Club, 4808 Kester Ave.
August 19, 1992 | TRACEY KAPLAN
The city of San Fernando will not issue alcohol sales permits for six months to give planners time to draft new rules limiting the number of businesses selling alcohol. The City Council voted Monday to extend until Feb. 28 a 45-day ban it had imposed in July. The 2.4-square-mile city is home to an unusually high concentration of liquor outlets--roughly one for every 434 residents. San Fernando, with only 23,850 residents, has 32 stores that sell liquor and 23 bars and restaurants that serve it.
November 9, 1995 | RUSS LOAR
The City Council this week rejected two requests for liquor sale permits, drawing applause from about 50 residents who said that sales of liquor and tobacco to under-age youths is getting out of hand. The primary target for citizens who turned out for Tuesday night's meeting was an Asian food market proposed at Placentia Avenue and Bastanchury Road, across from Sierra Vista Elementary School.
January 9, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN
In a move that one member said will "add teeth" to efforts to crack down on illegal alcohol sales, the San Fernando Planning Commission this week approved a provision making it easier for the city to prosecute rogue establishments. In a 4-0 vote, with one member abstaining, the commission increased the penalties for businesses that continue to sell alcohol after their conditional-use permits have been revoked or suspended.
January 26, 2008 | From Reuters
The distilled spirits industry expects its U.S. revenue to increase 4.6% in 2008, down from last year's growth rate, a trade group said Friday, as the weaker economy forces people to tighten their budgets for going out. The Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. expects spirits makers to post $19 billion in revenue in 2008. Revenue rose 5.6% to $18.2 billion in 2007. Sales by volume are expected to go up 1.9% in 2008, the trade group said, reaching 185 million cases. Volume sales advanced 2.
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