L.A. Says NO to 4 a.m. Last Call

L.A. Says NO to 4 a.m. Last Call

L.A. City Councilmember Koretz Hosts Press Event to Oppose SB 905 Residents of Los Angeles Will Not Be Lab Rats for Senator Wiener's 4 a.m. Bar Bill Experiment


SAN RAFAEL, California, Aug. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA), Alcohol Justice, and Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz are partnering to host a press event to oppose SB 905 (Wiener). They will report on the city and statewide public health and safety threats the bill would create by allowing a patchwork quilt of cities – including Los Angeles – to extend alcohol sales to 4 a.m. If passed and signed into law by Governor Brown, SB 905 would launch a dangerous seven-city, five-year experiment that could expose over 76% of California’s population to increased alcohol-related harm. The bill faces a final Assembly Appropriations Committee vote August 8, 2018.

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Press Event/Opposition Rally/Call to Action


Monday, August 6, 2018, 10:00 AM


Los Angeles City Hall, Room 336 — Rick Orlov Media Room, North Spring Street, Los                     Angeles, CA 90012


Speakers Include:

Kurtwood Smith, Actor, Activist, Los Angeles Resident (emcee)

Paul Koretz, Los Angeles City Councilmember (CD 5). Los Angeles Resident

Scott Suckow, Executive Director American Liver Foundation Pacific Coast Division

Lynne Brown, Program Manager/Law Enforcement Liaison, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Sarah Blanch, Director of the Westside Impact Coalition, Co-Chair of the Los Angeles Drug and Alcohol Policy Alliance (LADAPA).

Dina Cruz, United Coalition Prevention Project East, Social Model Recovery Systems

Keith Nakamura, Co-Chair Mid-City West Neighborhood Council, Planning and Land Use Committee, Los Angeles Resident

Brenda Villanueva, Prevention Coordinator, Pueblo y Salud, Member of CAPA


Having failed to pass his 4 a.m. bar bill (SB 384) last year, State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) authored SB 905, a dangerous seven-city, five-year experiment to extend last call hours until 4 a.m.

This bill, like three others that have stalled out in previous sessions, will spread alcohol overconsumption, loss of life, injury, and nuisance across the state.

According to California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), fatal DUI is a chronic, worsening problem for California.

The U.S. Community Preventive Services Task Force found that every 2-hour increase in last-call times results in greater vehicle crash injuries and E.R. admissions. (Hahn et al., 2010)

There is no such thing as “local control” in alcohol policy. The harm from one city’s decision to change last-call times splashes over every surrounding community.

California already suffers over 10,500 alcohol-related deaths and $34 billion in costs annually.

For More Information go to: https://alcoholpolicyalliance.org/ or https://alcoholjustice.org/


Asian-American Drug Abuse Project, Inc. (AADAP)
ADAPT San Ramon Valley
Alcohol Justice
Alcohol Policy Panel of San Diego County
Barbary Coast Neighborhood Association
California Alcohol Policy Alliance
California College and University Police Chiefs Association
California Council for Alcohol Problems
Cambodian Association of America
CASA for Healthy Neighborhoods
Center for Human Development
Center for Open Recovery
Cesar Chavez Commemorative Committee of San Fernando Valley
Coalition for Drug Free Escondido
Coalition to Prevent Alcohol-Related Harms in LA Metro(COPALM)
Coastal Communities Drug-Free Coalition
Community Alliance for Drug Free Youth (CADFY)
Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California
County of Marin Board of Supervisors
California Friday Night Live Partnership
Day One
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Network of Southern CA
Health Officers Association of California
Institute for Public Strategies
Los Angeles Drug and Alcohol Policy Alliance
Los Angeles Police Protective League
Lutheran Office of Public Policy-California
Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Mountain Communities Coalition Against Substance Abuse
National Asian Pacific Families Against Substance Abuse (NAPAFASA)
National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence – San Fernando Valley
North Coastal Prevention Coalition
National Liquor Law Enforcement Association
One East Palo Alto
Pacoima Urban Village
PARTS Salinas
Partnership for Positive Pomona
Peace Officers Association of Los Angeles County (POALAC)
Project SAFER Educational Foundation
Pueblo y Salud, Inc.
Reach Out Against Drugs El Segunda
Rethinking Alcohol and other Drugs
San Diegans for Safe Neighborhoods
San Diego Police Chiefs’ and Sheriff’s Association
San Marcos Prevention Coalition
SF Prevention Coalition
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors
Tarzana Treatment Centers
The Wall Las Memorias Project
United Coalition East Prevention Project (UCEPP)
United Neighborhoods for Los Angeles
Wellness & Prevention CenterSan Clemente
West County Alcohol & Marijuana Prescription Drug Coalition (AMPD)
West Hollywood Project
Westside Impact Coalition
Youth Leadership Institute (YLI)
Thousands of letters from the public

Take Action here: https://alcoholjustice.org/stop-4am to tell the Assembly Appropriations Committee to STOP SB 905.


Michael Scippa 415 548-0492

Jorge Castillo 213 840-3336

Alison Simard 213-473-7467

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SOURCE Alcohol Justice

L.A. Says NO to 4 a.m. Last Call