1The decision of the Department, dated December 21, 2000, is set forth in the
BEFORE THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL APPEALS BOARD
OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
File: 20-214213 Reg: 00049243
7-ELEVEN, INC., ALSA SAFAR, and ANTWAN SAFAR dba 7-Eleven #2235-17647
1048 West Yosemite, Manteca, CA 95336,
DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL,
Adm inistrative Law Judge at the De pt. Hearin g: Jeeva n S. Ahu ja
Appeals Board Hearing: October 11, 2001
San Francisco, CA
ISSUED DECEMBER 13, 2001
7-Eleven, Inc., Alsa Safar, and Antwan Safar, doing business as 7-Eleven
#2235-17647 (appellants), appeal from a decision of the Department of Alcoholic
Beverage Control1 which suspended their license for 15 days, with 5 days stayed for a
probationary period of one year, for appellants' clerk selling an alcoholic beverage to a
minor decoy, being contrary to the universal and generic public welfare and morals
provisions of the California Constitution, article XX, §22, arising from a violation of
Business and Professions Code §25658, subdivision (a).
Appearances on appeal include appellants 7-Eleven, Inc., Alsa Safar, and
Antwan Safar, appearing through their counsel, Ralph B. Saltsman and Stephen W.
Solomon, and the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, appearing through its
counsel, Thomas Allen.
FACTS AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
Appellants’ off-sale beer and wine license was issued on July 1, 1998.
Thereafter, the Department instituted an accusation against appellants charging that,
on May 12, 2000, appellant's clerk, Sandra Wood ("the clerk"), sold a 24-ounce can of
Bud Light beer to 16-year-old Trevor Blackwell. Blackwell was working as a minor
decoy for the Manteca Police Department at the time of the sale.
An administrative hearing was held on November 7, 2000, at which time
documentary evidence was received and testimony was presented by Blackwell ("the
decoy"), by Manteca police officer Steve Harris, by the clerk, and by co-licensee