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The interior of a party bus. (CBS)

Parents Of Teen Victim Have Mixed Emotions Over Stricter Party Bus Law

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill aimed at cracking down on underage drinking on party buses, this after two fatal incidents in the last three years in the Bay Area.


Former Gilroy Interim Fire Chief Roger Bloom. He also served as Deputy Fire Chief in Palo Alto. (CBS)

Interim Gilroy Fire Chief Nabbed In Underage Alcohol Sting

Gilroy’s interim fire chief resigned Monday morning after being caught selling alcohol to an underage decoy in Santa Cruz.



Critics Say San Jose’s Underage Drinking Law Targets The Wrong People

San Jose lawmakers passed a social host law this week, but a local watchdog group says it doesn’t go far enough and wants the marketing of alcohol to teens to be held more accountable.


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California To Soon Outlaw Alcohol Sales Through Grocery Self-Check Out

One of the new California laws set to take effect on January 1st would make it illegal to purchase alcohol in grocery store self-checkout lines in an effort to prevent minors from buying alcohol.


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SF City Attorney Takes Aim At Latest Potent Alcoholic Drink

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera has joined a number of law enforcement officials nationwide in calling for “Blast by Colt 45” to be taken off shelves.



North Bay Authorities Confront Recent Spike In Binge Drinking Among Teens

The efforts come at a time when binge drinking among teens in the region reached an all-time high.



2 Teens Among 5 Marin County DUI Arrests

Officers made five DUI arrests in Marin County Friday night and early Saturday morning and two of those drivers were under 21 years of age, California Highway Patrol officials said.

CBS San Francisco–02/20/2011

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Family Of Crash Victim Plead For Party Bus Regulations

The parents of a 19-year-old Burlingame man who died in a crash after getting drunk on a “party bus” joined a local lawmaker Wednesday to announce legislation that aims to regulate underage drinking on charter vehicles.

CBS San Francisco–12/22/2010

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Peninsula Family Seeks To Stop Underage Drinking On Party Buses

The parents of a Burlingame teen say he died after a night of heavy drinking on a party bus. The buses are the new go-to mode of transportation for teens on a big night. Teens should not be drinking on board, but there are no regulations to stop them.

CBS San Francisco–12/21/2010


San Mateo Lawmaker Wants Party Bus Crackdown

A Peninsula lawmaker wants to expand state rules to protect against under-age drinking in party buses.