Berkeley convenience store owner bans candy

September 4, 2009 12:00:38 AM PDT
A Berkeley convenience store owner has agreed to cut out a significant part of his business to help keep kids healthy.

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There's now a candy and soda ban from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Friendly Market on Ward and California streets -- across from Longfellow Middle School.

The store makes about $100 a morning from students who stop by before class.

A school counselor asked store owner Yaser Musid to impose the ban and he agreed.

He says he'll stock more fruit and granola bars instead.

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