Last Call at L.A. Bars Could Be Extended to 4 A.M. Under Bill Passed by California Lawmakers

Alcohol bottles are displayed behind the bar at the Avalon nightclub in Hollywood in this undated photo. (Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Alcohol bottles are displayed behind the bar at the Avalon nightclub in Hollywood in this undated photo. (Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

California lawmakers are fighting for your right to party.

Legislators signed off Thursday on a plan to allow Los Angeles, San Francisco and seven other cities to extend alcohol service at bars and restaurants from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m.

Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), the author of Senate Bill 905, said the bill gives willing cities a chance to better shape their nightlife.

If Gov. Jerry Brown signs the legislation, local governments in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, West Hollywood, Long Beach, Palm Springs, Sacramento, Coachella and Cathedral City can decide to allow restaurants and bars within their cities to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. with the approval of the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The bill would be a pilot program in those cities for five years beginning in 2021.

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