California cities and towns could allow bars and restaurants to serve liquor until 4:00 a.m. under a proposal by State Senator Mark Leno. Currently, the state permits booze service from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. The San Francisco Democrat says the extended hours would boost employment and promote tourism. But critics contend that the change could lead to more crime and encourage drinking and driving.
A Later Last-Call for California Bars?
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Mark Leno, California state senator representing District 3
Bruce Lee Livingston, executive director and CEO of Alcohol Justice, an alcohol industry watchdog group