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Police Crack Down on Underage Drinking in Sting in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach

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If you plan on drinking at restaurants in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach, now would be a bad time to forget your ID.

Restaurants there are going to be especially wary, after police cited four restaurants for serving liquor to young'uns during an alcohol sting last week.

A decoy also was sent into seven local stores that sell alcoholic beverages, and all of those businesses reportedly refused to sell to a minor, according to Manhattan Beach Patch. But the restaurants didn't do as well.

Police from the cities' departments and agents from the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control conducted the sting at 13 bars and restaurants. The four restaurants that were cited last weekend are The Strand House and Sun & Moon Café in Manhattan Beach and Saint Rocke and Wildflour Boston Pizza in Hermosa Beach.

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The sting was part of an effort to crack down on crime, Patch reports:

To help reduce alcohol-related crimes in the area, the Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and El Segundo police departments this summer received a $50,000 grant from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for a program that continues through June 30. With the grant, the police departments will continue to work with alcohol control agents to conduct sting operations and inspections, and provide training for patrol officers and local business owners.