Tag: alcohol

Happy Non-Alcoholic New Year

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UNITED STATES—"I stopped drinking," Charlie says. "I'm giving up beer." "Beer isn't drinking." "If it isn't drinking, what is it?" "It's beer," Charlie says. "Beer is beer." I...

Senate Bill Allowing Alcohol Sales After 2am Stalled

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CALIFORNIA—The California Legislative lawmakers rejected Senate Bill 58, going into the early hours of Saturday, September 14. If approved, the bill, which was introduced...

20 Retail Locations Targeted In Underage Decoy Operations

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SANTA MONICA—On August 8, the Santa Monica Police Department executed a minor decoy operation at 20 alcohol retail locations in the Wilshire, Lincoln and...

SMPD Schedules DUI Checkpoint

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SANTA MONICA—The Santa Monica Police Department will be conducting a DUI Checkpoint on Thursday, December 27 at an undisclosed location within city limits between...

Preparing For Fat Tuesday

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UNITED STATES—It is the day that many Americans indulge in, but it’s also the one time of the year that Americans prepare to give...

BHPD Conducting DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint

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BEVERLY HILLS—The Beverly Hills Police Department Traffic Bureau will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, February 9 at Sunset Boulevard and Sierra...

Muddled, Shaken, Stirred

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UNITED STATES—Whenever I visit a new restaurant, I order a specialty drink, to experience as many different flavors as I can. I've tried variations...

SMPD Conducts Underage Decoy Operation

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SANTA MONICA—Officers from the Santa Monica Police Department’s (SMPD) Vice Unit conducted a minor decoy operation targeting alcohol retail establishments in the Main Street...

A Bit Too Much Alcohol

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UNITED STATES—I always found it amazing that New Year’s Eve was not the BIGGEST drinking holiday of the year. I mean it seems everyone...

LAPD Implements DUI Enforcement For Cinco De Mayo

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LOS ANGELES—In an effort to decrease the mortality rate from drunk or drugged driving, Los Angeles Police Department officials have arranged for DUI checkpoints and...

SMPD Conducts Underage Decoy Operation

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SANTA MONICA—According to a press release from the Santa Monica Police Department, on Thursday, April 20, the SMPD Vice Unit conducted a minor decoy operation...

State Bill To Extend Alcohol Hours Proposed

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WESTWOOD—A bill proposed by state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) in February is aimed to allow extensions for alcohol sales in bars and restaurants to...

One Too Many Drinks

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UNITED STATES—Alcohol, it’s something many adults indulge in during family gatherings or around big holidays. Well, in my family alcohol seems to be a...

DUI Checkpoint Scheduled In Santa Monica

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SANTA MONICA—According to a press release from the Santa Monica Police Department, the department will be conducting a DUI checkpoint on Friday, July 1, between...

The Great Alcohol Debate

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UNITED STATES—Alcohol, it’s something so many Americans, men and women indulge in in their attempt to socialize or as I like to say, ‘getting...

Undercover Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation Yields Citation

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SANTA MONICA—On Monday, March 28, the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) performed an undercover Decoy/Shoulder Tap operation within the Santa Monica region. According to...

Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation Yields One Citation

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SANTA MONICA—The Santa Monica Police Department conducted an undercover “Shoulder Tap” operation on Saturday, March 12 that resulted in one citation. According to a...

Speak Easy: Drunk Driving

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UNITED STATES—In honor of both Poison Prevention Week (March 20-26) as well as upcoming St. Patrick's Day, I wanted to give a reminder of...

Santa Monica PD Tackles Underage Drinking

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SANTA MONICA—On February 22, the Santa Monica Police Department employed the Decoy "Shoulder Tap" Operation on four different alcohol retail establishments to find adults who...

Arrests Made At West Hollywood DUI Checkpoint

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WEST HOLLYWOOD—On Saturday, November 14, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department conducted a DUI and driver's license checkpoint at the corner of San Vicente...
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