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Dear ABC Stakeholder: On behalf of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), and Director Jacob Appelsmith, I would like to invite you to attend our annual Stakeholder meeting on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, commencing at 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the...
The 4th of July holiday is a time to enjoy fireworks and show country pride but is also traditionally one of the more dangerous times on the road. To keep families safe this Independence Day, California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Agents will be out checking on licensed premises […]
ABC, California Office of Traffic Safety, UC Berkeley and an Author Team Up to Educate Youth about the Dangers of Underage Drinking through Classroom Sessions
In the effort to keep youth safe and prevent alcohol-related tragedies, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), Author Andre’ Lewis and the Vallejo Unified School District are trying a different way than street or community police patrols to educate youth…
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The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control provides the highest level of service and public safety to the people of the State through licensing, education, and enforcement.
The Department’s workload is divided into three elements: administration, licensing, and compliance. The Department’s Headquarters in Sacramento consists of the Director’s office and other offices performing licensing, fiscal management, legal, trade practices, training, and personnel / labor relations and other administrative support functions for the Department. Read more »