Bar and store owners where alcoholic beverages are sold are taking note, violate state alcoholic beverage control laws and business can take a big hit.
Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents took action at a Stop N Save store in San Jose, Tuesday, March 19, 2013 by posting a 25-day Notice of Suspension after two separate violations of sales of alcoholic beverages to someone under 21. This is the second disciplinary action filed against that store within three years. The store is not allowed to sell alcoholic beverages for 25 days.
Also in San Jose, ABC agents posted a 20-day Notice of Suspension at Richard's Bar. The suspension notice was posted after violations involving employees who were illegally soliciting patrons to purchase alcoholic beverages for them. The Notice of Suspension was posted Thursday, March 21, 2013.
"Alcoholic Beverage Control laws are in place for a reason," said Alan Barcelona, president of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA). "Our CSLEA members who are agents with ABC work diligently to keep alcoholic beverages away from the under 21 set and to be sure establishments where alcohol is sold, are following the law. "