Alcohol banned at Oakland's First Friday festival

February 17, 2013 3:37:35 PM PST
Organizers of Oakland's First Friday celebration have banned open bottles of alcohol at next month's event. Businesses and organizers have agreed to a total ban on drinking in the streets.

The First Friday festival on March 1 also will end at 9 p.m. instead of 10 p.m. and fewer streets will be closed on Telegraph Avenue.

The changes come after a shooting killed one teenager and injured three others during February's festival.


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