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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.
April 13, 1987
As a restaurant owner and proponent of the free enterprise system, I'd like to comment on the recent actions taken by the cities of Beverly Hills and Aspen, Colo. On March 16, my Huntington Beach restaurant, voluntarily enacted a restaurant-wide ban on smoking. In contrast to the Beverly Hills Restaurant Assn., we obviously feel there are numerous benefits--both to our patrons and to our business. The issue of smoking in public places is a mandate from the people to our elected officials to protect our health and safety.
July 6, 2013 | Amber Dance
Customers at the Vapor Spot in Los Angeles puff on electronic vaporizers in an environment that looks like a cross between a swanky bar and a pharmacy, with black-shirted staffers tending frosted-glass countertops and hundreds of dropper bottles of "e-juice" lined up on the shelves. The aroma inside is mildly sweet -- not what you might expect from a store full of people indulging in a nicotine habit. Smokers have been banished from most public places, forced to nurse their addiction in private or outdoors.
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.
November 16, 2012 | By Mary MacVean
Thirty of the 50 largest U.S. cities prohibit smoking indoors at all workplaces, restaurants and bars, the federal government reported. Just 12 years ago, only San Jose had such a law. As of Oct. 12, 16 of the largest cities had comprehensive smoke-free laws, and 14 additional cities were covered under state laws, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week. Overall, nearly half of Americans are covered by state or local smoke-free laws, compared with less than 3% in 2000, the CDC said in its report published in the agency's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
January 28, 2014 | By Ruben Vives and Ari Bloomekatz
A 36-year-old man who died Tuesday after a fire broke out in his Mid-City bedroom is the seventh person to be killed in a home fire so far this year in Los Angeles, officials said, and the latest to occur where no smoke detectors had been installed. The fire Tuesday was first reported at 5:36 a.m. at 2305 South Orange Drive, said Katherine Main of the Los Angeles Fire Department. It took 55 firefighters about 14 minutes to knock it down, she said. Fire officials said the 36-year-old man, whose name has not been released, lived with his mother and aunt.
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