Liquor store clerks sell cigarettes to minors
Undercover Explorer Scout
LANCASTER, Calif.—Clerks at two liquor stores in Lancaster allegedly sold cigarettes to a 16-year-old in Lancaster during the first compliance check of 2011, a sheriff's deputy said today.
The teen, an Explorer Scout at the Lancaster Sheriff's Station, purchased cigarettes from clerks at Bob's Too Liquor, 551 West Avenue I, and TuPacks Liquor, 2802 East Avenue I, said Deputy Mike Kuper.
Ten locations were checked.
The clerks were arrested and will have to appear in court.
During 2010, 224 compliance checks were conducted and underage decoys were able to purchase tobacco products in 23 of them.
Those arrested can face misdemeanor charges and fines that can reach $1,000.
Lancaster can also take administrative action against the owners of the tobacco retail license, including revocation.
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The break-in robbery was reported just before 1 p.m. Thursday in the 2700 block of Garnet Lane, south of Avenue J, according to deputies at the sheriff's Lancaster Station.
Deputies found the victim, a man in his 40s, bleeding from his head with his hands bound in duct tape.
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Students to senior citizens are eligible to be volunteer docents at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve.
Docent opportunities include staffing the visitor center and gift shop, walking the trails, leading tours, and other activities from March through May.
A docent is a volunteer that has attended training for their position. No previous experience or prior knowledge of the habitat or history is required.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Southland again will bake in dry heat today, creating what the National Weather Service (NWS) called an “elevated fire danger” falling short of red flag conditions.
“A strong upper-level high-pressure system in combination with weak onshore flow near the surface brought record-breaking triple-digit heat to portions of the valleys and foothills on Sunday,” noted an NWS advisory.