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Clerks in Menlo Park cited for selling alcohol to minors

Six clerks and servers in Menlo Park have been cited for the sale of alcohol to minors following a decoy operation by the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and Menlo Park Police.

The violation carries a minimum fine of $250, and possibly 24 to 32 hours of community service for a first violation. The ABC also plans to pursue action against the alcohol licenses of the businesses that violated liquor laws by selling alcohol to minors.

The citations were made as part of a series of compliance checks statewide to reduce the underage purchase of alcohol.

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Clerks in Menlo Park cited for selling alcohol to minors

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Uploaded: Thu, Sep 29, 2022, 11:37 am

Six clerks and servers in Menlo Park have been cited for the sale of alcohol to minors following a decoy operation by the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and Menlo Park Police.

The violation carries a minimum fine of $250, and possibly 24 to 32 hours of community service for a first violation. The ABC also plans to pursue action against the alcohol licenses of the businesses that violated liquor laws by selling alcohol to minors.

The citations were made as part of a series of compliance checks statewide to reduce the underage purchase of alcohol.

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Brian
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Menlo Park: The Willows
on Sep 29, 2022 at 12:42 pm
Brian, Menlo Park: The Willows
Registered user
on Sep 29, 2022 at 12:42 pm

Every time the Almanac publishes an article about people cited for selling alcohol to minors you don't include the locations. While not naming the people who were cited is a reasonable policy I think it is appropriate and useful information to identify the names of the businesses that were cited, otherwise it is a pretty useless article.


gina
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Menlo Park: Stanford Weekend Acres
on Sep 29, 2022 at 8:35 pm
gina, Menlo Park: Stanford Weekend Acres
Registered user
on Sep 29, 2022 at 8:35 pm

Living in Menlo Park for over 50 years the paper doesn't have to name the stores that got busted on account as residents know everyplace that sells booze which there aren't that many stores its always the same stores time and time again that gets busted. I know all the stores in menlo park that got stung but not going to name names as I don't want to be sued for slandered. When are these store owners going to learn.


Brian
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Menlo Park: The Willows
on Sep 29, 2022 at 9:01 pm
Brian, Menlo Park: The Willows
Registered user
on Sep 29, 2022 at 9:01 pm

Gina,

I have also been in Menlo for more than 50 years and it is not just stores selling alcohol, it is restaurants, bars, grocery stores, markets and other places as well. In fact according to the Alcohol Beverage Control there are 80 establishments in Menlo Park with active on-sale retail licenses (restaurants, bars, etc.) and 24 establishments that have a license to sell alcohol to take away (liquor stores, grocery stores, etc.). The last set of establishments that were cited included some locations that were a surprise to me.


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