Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsLiquor Sales
IN THE NEWS

Liquor Sales

CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1989 | JACK CHEEVERS, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles police cited 18 North Hollywood store clerks for selling beer to a minor during a weekend sting operation aimed at cracking down on alcohol-related problems, authorities said Sunday. Lt. Brad Merritt said the undercover operation made use of a 19-year-old reserve officer working with the vice squad from the Police Department's North Hollywood Division.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1992 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The anticipated approval of a tougher county alcohol sales ordinance, first proposed 10 years ago by a Lancaster resident, was temporarily sidelined Thursday by concerns that it would unfairly penalize liquor stores damaged during the April riots. The ordinance would require a county permit for new establishments and those that have been vacant for more than three months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1990 | MAYERENE BARKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Los Angeles cannot use nuisance laws to restrict the sale of alcoholic beverages at three Pacoima liquor stores even though its aim is to reduce crime, a Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday. Judge David Yaffe said the City Council usurped the authority of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board when it attempted to regulate the hours that the stores could sell alcohol.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1992 | CAROL WATSON and JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Bowing to community pressure, the San Fernando City Council on Monday enacted an emergency 45-day moratorium on new alcohol sales permits. During the moratorium, approved by a 4-0 vote, city officials will work with the public to write a new ordinance spelling out conditions for issuance of future sales permits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1990 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Councilman Ernani Bernardi's campaign to clean up three Pacoima liquor stores that have been the scene of criminal activity got a boost Thursday from a city planning official. Jon Perica, associate zoning administrator, said that during an upcoming City Hall hearing "we could easily be talking in terms of revoking" the conditional-use permit of the Pacoima Food Market, at 13132 Van Nuys Blvd., to sell liquor for off-site consumption. Perica will preside over that hearing.
BUSINESS
March 21, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times
ALAMEDA - In a 65,000-square-foot structure that once housed Navy fighter jets, Lance Winters of St. George Spirits makes popular Hangar One vodka, along with gin, bourbon, rum, whiskey, liqueurs and even absinthe. Unlike vast distilleries in Kentucky and Tennessee that make and bottle hard liquor by the millions of barrels, Hangar One is produced by one of a growing breed of small-batch, craft distillers. There are already more than 30 of them in California, and - like wineries and microbreweries - they want to charge for tastings and sell bottles for their visitors to take home.
NEWS
September 25, 1999 | From a Times staff writer
A single liquor sale to a minor will cost checkout clerks their jobs at one of Southern California's largest grocery chains, beginning next month. Under a new policy at Ralphs Grocery Co., any checker who sells alcohol to an underage buyer, even unintentionally, will be terminated immediately, rather than receive a written warning. "Ralphs wants to take a stand that we will not tolerate alcohol sales to minors," said corporate spokesman Terry O'Neil.
BUSINESS
April 23, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
As liquor sales boom, Beam Inc. is expanding its spirits empire, paying $605 million in cash to buy the Pinnacle Vodka and Calico Jack rum brands from White Rock Distilleries. Beam's long list of products already include Jim Beam and Maker's Mark bourbon, Courvoisier cognac, Canadian Club whiskey and Skinnygirl Cocktails (which saw a 388% boom in volume sales last year, according to research group Technomic). What it doesn't have are vodka flavors such as Atomic Hots, Cake, Gummy and Whipped Cream.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|