Suddenlink phone service
Suddenlink announced at the end of last month that it is now offering a competitive phone service alternative in Mammoth Lakes.
Suddenlink Home Phone: Unlimited offers unlimited local and domestic long-distance calls, plus the most popular calling features – including Voice Mail, Caller ID, Call Waiting, 3-Way Calling, Anonymous Call Rejection and Call Forwarding. International calls are also available at competitive rates.
Customers can also use the same phones they use today and keep their existing phone numbers and wiring. The company’s phone services are installed by professional local technicians.
More information about local Suddenlink services is available by visiting www.suddenlink.com by visiting Suddenlink’s local customer care office at 123 Commerce Drive, Suite B6, in Mammoth Lakes; or by calling toll-free 800.896.5701.
Surveys show clerks slacking
A December 2011 survey found that some retail clerks have become slack about checking minor’s ID’s. Congratulations to these Mammoth businesses whose clerks asked the young survey assistant for ID: A-Frame Liquor, Mammoth Liquor, Busy Beez General Store, Rite Aid, the Shell Marts and Vons. Three other clerks at Mammoth tobacco retail outlets did not ask for ID from the young people.
California Business and Professions Code Section 22956 states: All persons engaging in the retail sale of tobacco products shall check the identification of tobacco purchasers, to establish the age of the purchaser, if the purchaser reasonably appears to be under 18 years of age. Federal law requires retailers to check the ID of anyone appearing under the age of 27. The California driver’s license of persons under 21 has a blue stripe stating the year they turn 18 and can buy tobacco, and a red stripe stating the year they turn 21.
In the September 2011 tobacco retailer compliance survey conducted in the unincorporated Mono County area, 2 out of 13 businesses sold to minors; however, all clerks asked the youth for ID. Both County and Mammoth surveys were not enforcement actions; local law enforcement was not asked to provide enforcement and no one will be fined. This will not be the case in future tobacco compliance surveys.