SACRAMENTO - California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have granted nine California cities the power to extend the sale of alcohol in bars and restaurants past 2 a.m. and up to 4 a.m.
The cities included: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, West Hollywood, Long Beach, Coachella, Cathedral City, and Palm Springs.
Sen. Scott Weiner's, D-San Francisco, who authored Senate Bill 905 issued a statement Friday saying, "California's one-size-fits-all closing time doesn't make sense. When it comes to nightlife you can't compare downtown Los Angeles or San Francisco to small town. We are forcing all of our cities to conform to the same closing time regardless of the varying needs and wants of the local community."