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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1996 | JOHN POPE
The city's Police Department will begin targeting businesses that sell liquor to minors, officials said Monday. "We've gotten a lot of complaints over the past few months that certain businesses are selling alcohol to minors," Police Det. Tom Rackleff said. "The impact on the community is tremendous when teens drink and drive." The operation will be conducted over the next year, Rackleff said.
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NEWS
May 21, 1995
Your article on minors playing in Nevada casinos ("Risky Business," May 3) seemed not to mention the fact that almost all minors, like almost all adults, play in casinos for entertainment and enjoy themselves without breaking anybody's bank. As a Nevada casino employee last year, I was instructed by my superiors regularly to check identification of players who looked possibly under 21. I did so, but with hesitation. I had only recently turned 21 myself, and I had felt perfectly well enough in control to gamble and behave responsibly in a casino for the previous five years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1997
The City Council has amended its curfew for minors, adding a series of exemptions in response to a federal court ruling last month striking down a tough San Diego law as unconstitutional. Council members without comment approved an urgency ordinance Wednesday that will immediately grant exemptions to the 1974 city law that allows police to cite those under 18 who are on the streets after 10 p.m. The amendments were recommended by the city attorney. The 9th U.S.
NEWS
January 30, 1987 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
Juvenile offenders may be committed to the California Youth Authority in order to punish them and protect the public, a state Court of Appeal panel has ruled. The three-member court said it is permissible to order minors incarcerated on such grounds, so long as the commitment also afforded them a chance for rehabilitation.
NEWS
November 29, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An Iraqi mother was cited for her part in allegedly forcing her two teenage girls to marry. Salima al Saidy, 33, was cited for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The girls' father, Salem al Saidy, 39, previously was charged with child abuse. An Iraqi refugee, he has said he was not aware state law requires a minimum marriage age of 18. He was freed on bond and ordered to have no contact with his daughters, 13 and 15. They were placed in foster care with a Muslim family.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1996
Burbank schools fund-raiser Salle Dumm admitted during a videotaped police interview that she and a 17-year-old football player had sex last summer, according to evidence in her criminal trial Wednesday. The tape, which showed Dumm visibly upset at times, was first played publicly Wednesday. Dumm, 51, is on trial for engaging in unlawful sex with a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A 43-year-old Burbank church youth director was arrested Monday and accused of having sex with a minor, authorities said. Dave Shelton of Burbank is accused of having sex with a female minor who belonged to the American Lutheran Church/School, where Shelton works.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A clerk and the owner of a Van Nuys liquor store were sentenced Friday to 300 hours each of community service and fines totaling $13,500 for selling alcohol to minors, the city attorney's office said. Ghassan Sayej, 33, owner of At Express Liquor in the 5600 block of Sepulveda Boulevard, and clerk Katarzyna Oszszyk, 36, pleaded no contest to the charges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2001
In a crackdown on underage drinking, the City Council has decided to start fining party hosts $100 if they have more than five minors at a beer bash and three or more have been drinking. Drinking by minors has become a crisis, leaders and residents say. The new ordinance passed 4 to 1, with Councilwoman Christine Mulholland dissenting. Councilman John Ewan said, "If you can't monitor what goes on inside your home, then you've got too big a party."
SPORTS
August 16, 1986
I agree with Don Hopper's Viewpoint letter regarding Pedro Guerrero. The Times and Dodger management have made the "Teflon player." Guerrero should be sent down to the minors, just as Brock was, until he gets in shape and it might wake him up. The knee injury was probably the best thing that ever happened to Guerrero. Now he has an alibi for the rest of his playing days. BILL STEIN Encino
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