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April 15, 2011
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March 4, 2011 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times
The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has accused the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum of multiple violations of its conditional alcohol license during the Electric Daisy Carnival rave last year, including allowing teenagers to consume alcohol. The Coliseum also is accused of allowing consumption and sales of alcohol outside its licensed area, such as the parking lot, during the June 25-26 event. Penalties for a violation of an alcohol license can range from a letter of warning or a fine to suspension or revocation of a license.
December 17, 2009 | By Corina Knoll
Four days have passed since Aydin Salek died. Tony Veiller, 17, a South Pasadena High School junior, tried to cope with his friend's loss by planning a vigil to honor Salek. Salek died early Sunday, a day before his 18th birthday, after he went to a party where teens were drinking alcohol. The cause of his death is under investigation. On Wednesday evening, hundreds of students, teachers and community members gathered outside the high school gym on Diamond Avenue. They held paper cups with tea lights and votive candles glowing in the night.
October 3, 2008 | Michael Ordona, Special to The Times
"Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist" is all about love -- love of music, love of New York City and, of course, the gooey, fun kind. It is a teen romantic comedy that largely fits the familiar template but is also fleshed out with atmosphere, a nice blend of broad goofiness and sophistication, and two appealing leads who bring it to life.
December 27, 2004 | Jamie Talan, Newsday
The percentage of teenage girls who drink alcoholic beverages is rising faster than that of boys, and on average, the girls take their first drink at age 13, the American Medical Assn. has reported. In announcing the findings of two surveys, the AMA contended earlier this month that a class of beverages informally known as "alcopops" is partly to blame. The group is warning doctors to educate teenagers about the dangers of such sweet drinks.
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.
September 6, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Despite popular ads featuring milk-mustached athletes and rock stars, teenage girls drink less milk as they grow older and instead quench their thirst with sugar-concentrated soda, a study says. A U.S. Agriculture Department study of girls ages 12 through 19 found that the youngest drink the most milk and the least soda. In a survey of 732 girls, 78% of 12-year-olds drank milk, while consuming only nine ounces of soda per day.
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.
August 11, 2001 | Interviews conducted by Samantha MacLaren
MARINA BROCKWAY 18, Westwood Not all 18-year-olds are able to handle alcohol. But I don't think the law is necessarily working. It is easy to get alcohol if you are underage. You either know people who are 21 or you tap people on the shoulder in front of a liquor store and ask them to buy for you. When you're 18, you are considered an adult in many regards. At 18, you can join the Army and be given weapons training and the responsibility of protecting your country.
May 20, 2001
California State University is considering the adoption of guidelines to help curb student drinking on its 23-campus system, which includes Cal State Fullerton. That's a good idea. But many students start drinking before college. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, half of the nation's junior and senior high school students drink at least monthly.
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