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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
The Santa Paula Police Department will receive a state grant next week to aid in efforts to curb underage drinking in the city. The $43,931 grant from the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control will be presented to Police Chief Bob Gonzales and other city officials at the City Council meeting Wednesday. Gonzales said the grant will pay for a program coordinator to instruct courses on laws regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages to minors.
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NEWS
May 12, 2001 | From Associated Press
Advocates hoping to curb underage drinking called Friday for Congress to fund a media campaign comparable to one that tries to discourage teenage drug use. Millie Webb, national president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, said alcohol kills 6.5 times more young people than all other illicit drugs combined. She said beer and wine makers spend more than $1 billion a year advertising and marketing their alcoholic drinks. A bill introduced Friday by Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.
NEWS
June 29, 1986 | NANCY GRAHAM, Times Staff Writer
Westside teen-agers who have been drinking and don't want to drive can call on their contemporaries for a ride home under a new program called Safe Ride. Any teen-ager can call (213) 451-9111 for door-to-door transportation. The callers are guaranteed anonymity, with no reports to their parents or others. The important thing is that they get home safely. Westside Safe Ride, which operates each Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
NEWS
April 18, 1986 | Associated Press
A 17-year-old boy drank cyanide-laced Kool-Aid on live, closed-circuit television and died on the floor of the Hampshire College studio while his brother and friends laughed and urged him to quit joking, students said Thursday. When Andrew L. Hermann refused to quit his "act" on the comedy show, students carried him into a hall. Security guards later found he was dead. "Everyone thought it was a joke.
NEWS
May 6, 1985 | United Press International
A teen-ager committed suicide by swallowing a pint of gasoline, making him the 18th youngster in New York City's northern suburbs to take his own life since early 1984, authorities said today. Andrew Budow, 17, of Garnerville swallowed the gasoline at 4:43 p.m. Sunday while he was home alone, police said. He was found moments later by his parents and was pronounced dead at 6 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2012 | By Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times
Six teenagers have shown up in two San Fernando Valley emergency rooms in the last few months with alcohol poisoning after drinking hand sanitizer, worrying public health officials who say the cases could signal a dangerous trend. Some of the teenagers used salt to separate the alcohol from the sanitizer, making a potent drink that is similar to a shot of hard liquor. "All it takes is just a few swallows and you have a drunk teenager," said Cyrus Rangan, director of the toxicology bureau for the county public health department and a medical toxicology consultant for Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
NATIONAL
September 10, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
America needs to take drastic steps to control an epidemic of teenage drinking that is costing $53 billion a year, the National Academy of Sciences said, calling for curbs on references to alcohol in hip-hop music and movies, harsh penalties on stores that sell alcohol to teens, and steep increases in taxes on beer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1988 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, Times Staff Writer
Still struggling to cope with a number of deaths related to alcohol or drugs, officials at Palisades High School parked a wrecked car on campus last week and called in a battery of experts to remind students and parents of the dangers of mixing drinking and driving. The most dramatic moment came when James D.
NEWS
July 10, 1986 | DENISE HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
La Canada Flintridge, noted for its affluence and good schools, has gained recognition for something else lately: adolescent drinking. Concern is at an all-time high because of the alcohol-related death May 31 of a 17-year-old resident who fell from a balcony after attending a large party and the arrest of another teen-ager for supplying liquor to minors at that party.
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