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March 17, 1985
I read the March 3 South Bay edition and saw a picture of my store accompanied with an unfair article ("Harbor City Scores in Battle Against Liquor Stores"). One of the pictures shows some kids standing in front of my store waiting for the bus. They don't buy alcoholic beverages; we've never sold alcohol to minors. They're just waiting for the bus. What is wrong with that? If they are waiting for the bus on a rainy or hot day, do they have to stand on the street? Another picture supposedly shows and states, "Youths drink beverages."
September 1, 1994 | GREG RIPPEE
Thieves who slip in through the rooftops of liquor stores to help themselves to cartons of cigarettes have been victimizing shopkeepers from Moorpark to as far away as Glendale, authorities say. In at least one of the thefts, sheriff's investigators have narrowed their focus to four men who were captured on videotape as they cased Moorpark Liquors in the 300 block of West Los Angeles Ave., said Sgt. Terry Hughes of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department. On the morning of Aug.
January 25, 1991
Los Angeles police cited 24 Valley liquor stores on charges of selling alcoholic beverages to an underage decoy Tuesday night. Vice officers sent a 19-year-old police reservist into 84 stores in North Hollywood, Studio City and Sun Valley, Capt. Bruce Mitchell said. Of those, 24 sold the decoy a six-pack of beer without checking his age. The store owners face a misdemeanor charge of selling alcohol to a minor.
July 23, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
A divided City Council on Monday adopted strict standards for new liquor stores. Eighteen new regulations, many of them suggested by the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, can now be applied at the discretion of the Planning Commission when it grants conditional use permits to new businesses. Among the new options for city planners: * Limit sales to beer and wine. * Ban sales of single bottles or cans of beer. * Ban sales of wine in bottles smaller than 750 milliliters.
April 27, 2012 | Sandy Banks
There used to be a liquor store next to Frances Fikes' church on Normandie Avenue in South Los Angeles. But the store burned down 20 years ago, on the first night of the riots. "I didn't do it," she said bluntly, without a hint of joking in her voice. "But I'm happy it's gone. I was asleep. It was 3 a.m. when it burned. " I get the feeling that Mrs. Fikes could have done it, if she weren't such a good Christian woman. "It was a terrible place. Ter-ri-ble !"
September 30, 1992
A group of South-Central Los Angeles residents has filed a protest with the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control asking that hundreds of liquor stores be closed because their owners violated provisions of state law. The group charges that many owners failed to surrender their liquor licenses to state officials after the spring riots--a requirement under state law whenever a liquor business stops operation for 15 consecutive days.
December 13, 1985 | TED VOLLMER, Times Staff Writer
In an effort to halt what Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner branded as "open-air drug swap meets," the county Board of Supervisors on Thursday voted to establish curbs on criminal activities at liquor stores.
Armed with a petition bearing 35,000 names, a South-Central Los Angeles group urged Mayor Tom Bradley on Saturday to support its crusade and endorse a law to prevent the wholesale rebuilding of about 200 liquor stores destroyed during the riots 3 1/2 months ago. Although he said he strongly sympathized with them, Bradley told a crowd of 350 people that he could not promise to prevent the reconstruction of many of the stores.
There soon could be a little more Cheer in South Los Angeles, and a little less Night Train. Former liquor stores that are rebuilt as other businesses--namely Laundromats--will receive financial breaks from the city in a compromise approved Tuesday by the City Council. Spurred by community activists, the city has waged a campaign in recent months to discourage the rebuilding of liquor stores damaged during last year's riots.
July 1, 1992 | IRIS YOKOI
In another attempt to help curb crime, city officials may require bars and liquor stores to locate a certain distance away from each other. Since revoking one bar's permit recently because of alleged drug sales, prostitution and other criminal activity at the establishment, the Planning Commission has expressed concern about the high number of alcohol-related businesses in certain areas of the city and their proximity to homes, schools and churches.
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