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April 13, 1987
I live in Los Angeles, and the other night a friend and I went to Beverly Hills for a very pleasant dinner. We could taste our food instead of our neighbors' acrid cigarette smoke. We could see all the way across the dining room to admire the decor. When we left, our clothes were fresh rather than permeated with stale smoke from the upholstery. And, of course, the food and service were excellent. The eating establishments of Beverly Hills are going to see me, and most of my friends, quite often from now on. There may be a few obdurate smokers who will leave Beverly Hills to dine in restaurants where they can still annoy their fellow guests, but I and others like me will more than compensate the restaurateurs of Beverly Hills for any loss of smokers' business.
January 12, 1989
The City Council on Tuesday adopted the most stringent smoking ordinance in the San Gabriel Valley. It will significantly restrict smoking in most public buildings and in the workplace. The ordinance will take effect in 30 days, except in workplaces, where employers have an additional 60 days to formulate smoking policies required under the ordinance.
January 12, 1986 | Roxana Kopetman
Once a pack-a-day smoker, Mayor Don Roth said he put away his cigarettes about 12 years ago. Next month, Roth and his colleagues will be in a position to decide whether others in the city should refrain from smoking in public places and the private work place. And although Roth said he chose to quit himself, he said he is not sure whether he wants to mandate private businesses, such as restaurants, to do the same. "I can't even boil water.
November 26, 1987 | BOB BAKER and TED VOLLMER, Times Staff Writers
In a move that will force changes--and probably some headaches--at many of Los Angeles' most exclusive restaurants, the City Council on Wednesday gave final approval to a law requiring restaurants with 50 or more seats to designate half of their service area for nonsmokers. The ordinance, passed on a 13-2 vote and expected to be approved by Mayor Tom Bradley, should take effect in about a month.
March 10, 1999 | STEVE CHAWKINS, Steve Chawkins is a Times staff writer
There are many reasons I'm glad I no longer smoke, but one more never hurts. It will be unveiled next week on the only billboard in Moorpark. I have no problem with anti-tobacco diatribes, having written a few myself. Even years ago, when I was hacking my way through two packs a day, I was OK with the perennial carping of small-minded people about trivial matters like an unspeakably grotesque and painful death.
Going just by the numbers, Chardonnay is a success. Sales are brisk, especially in restaurants, both by the bottle and by the glass. By the same measure, Sauvignon Blanc is a disaster. Sales haven't risen in years. Yet if you rated the two wines based on whether the average consumer, someone with little or no knowledge of wine, could count on getting a good bottle, the story would be the reverse.
August 4, 1990 | AMELIA CHAFFEE
The Santa Paula City Council is scheduled to consider an ordinance Monday that would restrict smoking in public places. The city has had a no-smoking policy in government buildings since 1987, and the council is being asked to consider broadening that policy to other public places such as restaurants, theaters and health-care facilities. "It's going to take a lot of guts for the council to pass such a measure," Mayor Kay Wilson said.
April 15, 1987 | JOHN NEEDHAM, Times Staff Writer
The Orange County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance on Tuesday requiring businesses with 10 or more employees in unincorporated areas of the county to set up no-smoking areas for their workers. The board voted 4-0, with newly appointed Supervisor Gaddi H. Vasquez abstaining, to require employers to make "reasonable efforts" to develop and promulgate no-smoking policies that comply with the ordinance, which will take effect Nov. 1. The vote capped years of debate.
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