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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | June 26, 2010
GLENDALE— City officials this week expressed concern about granting a beer and wine sales permit to a billiard's facility, citing its close proximity to a residential neighborhood. At a city planning hearing on Wednesday, officials requested the permit application be denied for Billiard's Corner, at 730 South Central Ave., citing the establishment's hours of operation were vague, and that a sign forbidding anyone 18 or younger had not been posted for many months until it was warned amid police concerns, city planner Christopher Baxter testified.
NEWS
May 2, 2013
The City Council this week voted to allow the sale of hard liquor, in addition to beer and wine, at several city parks and public facilities starting in 30 days, a move intended to make those venues more attractive to revenue-generating events. Officials plan to attract weddings and other parties to city facilities to increase revenue by allowing alcohol at sites such as Deukmejian Wilderness Park & Barn, Brand Park Tea House & Garden, the Catalina Verdugo Adobe and others. Burbank and Pasadena both limit alcohol consumption at city facilities to beer and wine, according to a city report.
NEWS
April 27, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- The Glendale City Council has decided to tackle a recommendation to tighten the city's ordinance dealing with alcohol sales. The council voted 5-0 Tuesday to support holding study sessions about new regulations to hold down the number of businesses that sell beer, wine and liquor and limit where they go. No date has been set for the study sessions, which are expected to be held in the next two to three months. The council did not discuss a report outlining the recommendations.
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April 19, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- The Glendale zoning administrator will consider requests Wednesday for variances and a permit to sell alcohol at two businesses. Richard and Diane Kim of Glendale want a variance to sell alcohol at a restaurant at 818 N. Pacific Ave.. Miguel Herrera of Glendale wants a permit to allow for the sale of beer and wine at a liquor store at 333 N. Verdugo Road. The hearings are set for 9:30 a.m. in Room 105 of the Municipal Services Building, 613 E. Broadway.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | April 25, 2013
Deukmejian Wilderness Park & Barn would be the perfect site for a wedding but for the city's ban on alcohol there, Councilman Laura Friedman said, recalling a recent visit. "If we really want to get the wedding business, we need to make sure people should be able to serve drinks," Friedman said at a City Council meeting this week. Her colleagues agreed, laying the foundation for amending the rules regarding alcohol on city property next week. "It's something that would be a revenue generator at a time when we need revenue," Friedman said.
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Los Angeles Times | August 12, 2011
Alcohol and prescription drugs were found in the motel room where Jani Lane, former lead singer of the 1980s glam-band Warrant, was discovered dead Thursday evening in Woodland Hills, law enforcement sources said. An autopsy will determine how the 47-year-old Redondo Beach resident died, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner. Lane's body was found about 5:30 p.m. Thursday in a room at a Comfort Inn in the 20100 block of Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills. “He was discovered unresponsive," said Coroner's Deputy Chief Ed Winter.
NEWS
March 22, 2013
Representatives for Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy are saying the goth rocker's blood alcohol level was 0.01 when he was arrested March 16 on suspicion of driving under influence of drugs or alcohol after an alleged hit-and-run collision in Glendale. According to Murphy's official Facebook page, the amount of alcohol in his bloodstream was well below the legal limit of 0.08. His representatives alleged that his blood alcohol level of 0.01 was the “lowest amount of alcohol that is able to register on a breathalyzer.
NEWS
March 12, 2012
The following were taken from daily booking reports from the Glendale Police Department. AREA 1 South Brand Boulevard and East Colorado Street Bogdan Balasanyan, 36, was arrested March 8 on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court or pay a fine. 1100 block of East Garfield Street Nicolas Vargo, 28, was arrested March 8 on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court or pay a fine. North Brand Boulevard and East Broadway Lilit Dondonyan, 31, was arrested March 10 on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
NEWS
December 7, 2000
Alex Coolman CITY HALL -- The City Council on Tuesday denied the request by the owners of a North Pacific Avenue restaurant for looser rules on alcohol service. Richard and Diane Kim, owners of the House of Joy restaurant at 818 North Pacific Ave., had pushed for flexibility on three conditions of their alcohol service permit. They asked for longer hours of operation, relief from a requirement to prevent customers from creating a nuisance and a permit that didn't require review every five years.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | April 9, 2014
The City Council approved a mixed-use project entailing a pair of six-story buildings and a CVS pharmacy in downtown Glendale Tuesday. Developer PH Glendale, LLC plans to build a bridge over an alley that separates the buildings at Central and Wilson avenues, according to a city report. The council voted 3-1 on the design of the $34-million, 59,492-square-foot development, with Councilman Ara Najarian casting the dissenting vote. Councilwoman Laura Friedman was absent. In addition to the pharmacy, the project will include 164 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with two floors of subterranean parking with 293 spaces, 13 more than required, the report stated.
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NEWS
January 28, 2014
Re: “ Disney campus wants permit to serve alcohol ,” Jan. 17. At the hearing, the request to serve alcohol to employees and guests at Disney events was amended, significantly in my opinion, to include third-party events (charitable fundraisers was given as an example), but the planning department said alcohol would “not make things any worse” in the Grand Central neighborhood. Left unmitigated therefore is the underlying issue: our residential streets serve as a parking lot for Disney affiliates, who take nearly all spaces, despite the option of a free parking garage.
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By Tim Traeger, tim.traeger@latimes.com | January 16, 2014
Disney officials are asking the city to give them greater leeway in serving alcohol at its new 125-acre Grand Central Creative Campus, a move that has at least some residents concerned about the potential for increased noise and intoxicated drivers. Adam Gilbert, director of corporate real estate for the Walt Disney Co., told Planning Hearing Officer Laura Stotler on Wednesday that Disney already hosts special events where alcohol is served without issues and that obtaining a blanket permit would help streamline the process.
NEWS
December 31, 2013
I am taken aback as to why the News-Press called the monument story the number one news story of the year when the more important news was that the Glendale City Council passed a city ordinance to allow alcohol to be served on public property for the sake of generating revenue. What is the message the council sends to the public when it promotes alcohol usage? The comfort women monument was a political issue, but how does that issue affect Glendale citizens every day when they drive the streets of Glendale?
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | December 17, 2013
'Tis the season for gathering with friends and family to celebrate the holidays, but mental health experts say it's also a period when teens are most likely to experiment with alcohol. For many teens, December marks the first time they will take a drink, Ann Ortega, an alcohol and drug prevention program coordinator, told a group of parents gathered Monday night at Pacific Park in Glendale. “Kids have a lot more times in their hands and maybe also a lot more unsupervised time,” she said at the community safety event.
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By Liana Aghajanian | October 30, 2013
Prohibition in the United States began in January 1920, when the 18th Amendment essentially banned the production, transport and sale of alcohol. A highly controversial issue, the 13-year-long ban saw the rise of organized crime and corruption and hundreds of thousands of speakeasies, establishments that sold alcohol illegally. It wasn't until 1933 that the ban was repealed by the 21st Amendment, bringing alcohol back to the masses. During the dry period in the United States, L.A.'s underground tunnels served as secret passageways to basement-based speakeasies, where illegal booze was abundant.
NEWS
June 21, 2013
Glendale police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint overnight Saturday at an undisclosed location in the city. The grant-funded checkpoint will operate from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. and is the second such operation this month in Glendale. Officers will be keeping an eye out for motorists who may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and check to make sure they have a valid driver's license. The checkpoint's location is selected based on the highest number of collisions and DUI-related arrests in a certain area, according to the Glendale Police Department.
NEWS
May 16, 2013
Re: “ Allowing alcohol sends wrong message ,” Mailbag, May 8. Mike Mohill hit the nail on the head. He brought up very salient points in reference to the council's decision to allow alcohol at weddings on public property. The council is asking for more problems. Don't we have enough problems without encouraging more? In addition, there are many private venues available for functions of this type. If they want to ban something, they should ban the sale of alcohol in the city of Glendale.
NEWS
May 8, 2013
Because of public pressure, Councilwoman Laura Friedman and her colleagues a few months ago decided to ban the gun show on public property because it sent the wrong message to the community. Reasons cited were that the gun show was near the college, in a residential neighborhood, and sold guns and ammunition. However, according to our chief of police, in all the years the gun show was at the civic auditorium, there never were any law-and-order problems. Recently, Friedman told the public that if we really want to get the wedding business, we need to make sure people should be able to serve drinks on public property.
NEWS
May 3, 2013
Soon party planners hoping to entice more guests to attend their events will be allowed to sell hard liquor, beer and wine at parks and other public facilities within the city's limits, following a vote this week of the City Council. In approving the sales, the council ensured a new revenue stream to help make ends meet for the strained city budget. Such a course of action is not unfamiliar; many cities long ago realized that allowing organizations and private parties to make alcohol available to paying guests makes those properties far more attractive to planners who want to see their events become successful.
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