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.
Mark Leno, California state senator representing District 3
Bruce Lee Livingston, executive director and CEO of Alcohol Justice, an alcohol industry watchdog group