Docket No. BR 33816.

25 Cal.App.4th Supp. 1 (1994)

30 Cal. Rptr.2d 626

THE PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. FRANCISCO JAVIER RAMIREZ, Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, Appellate Department, Superior Court, Los Angeles.

April 13, 1994.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case


Michael P. Judge, Public Defender, David Meyer, Assistant Public Defender, Albert J. Menaster, Mark G. Harvis and Alex Ricciardulli, Deputy Public Defenders, for Defendant and Appellant.

Paul R. Coble, City Prosecutor, for Plaintiff and Respondent.



Defendant appeals from a judgment after he was convicted of violating Downey Municipal Code section 4103, which prohibits, among other things, the possession of alcoholic beverages in public buildings and parks.1 The California Constitution, article XX, section 22, provides that the state has the exclusive power to regulate the possession of alcohol. The ordinance is necessarily void...

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