Social host ordinance helps to curb drinking

Since the Ventura County social host ordinance went into effect in 2006, authorities have issued 83 citations to property owners in unincorporated areas who allowed underage drinking on their premises.
Twelve of the citations were issued in Oak Park, including one given in May to a 19-year-old male on Bryndale Lane.
Residents in unincorporated Ventura County can be fined $1,000 or more for allowing minors to consume alcoholic beverages on their property.
Young people who drink alcohol are at g...

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