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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2009 | Victoria Kim and Andrew Blankstein
Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt has been called a lot of things over the years. But he insists that the Flynt name still stands for quality when it comes to adult entertainment. So this week, he filed suit against two nephews who are using the family name for their own line of adult films.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2008 | DANA PARSONS
Having met Jim "Poorman" Trenton -- the man, the myth, the legend -- for the first time Wednesday morning at his seaside digs, I must admit to some disappointment. Not a bikini in sight. Yep, he says, he's heard that lament before. As the brains behind "Poorman's Bikini Beach" TV show, people have come to expect that Trenton and women in swimwear are never separated. "This time of year, they're all in hibernation," he says. "When the weather gets cold, the girls go away.
BUSINESS
August 27, 2007 | Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writer
Christine "Forbidden" Dolce, Tila Tequila and Bobbi Billard each have accumulated more than a million admirers on MySpace.com, making them among the handful of most popular people on the world's most popular social networking website. That may have something to do with the amount of skin they show on their MySpace pages.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Malcolm Mackey ruled Tuesday that the Frisky Kitty strip club in Tarzana can no longer allow nude dancing because the club is within 500 feet of an apartment building, a violation of city law. Roger Jon Diamond, an attorney for the club, said the Frisky Kitty will revert to a bikini club that serves alcohol, as it was before 2000. In its present incarnation, the club is prohibited from serving alcohol.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
City officials acted within their rights when they revoked building permits for a strip club that would have been across the street from a new middle school near USC, a state Court of Appeal panel has ruled. The decision affirmed a Los Angeles County Superior Court ruling. Under city law, adult entertainment businesses are barred from being within 500 feet of a school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former strip club owner Michael Galardi was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to trying to bribe members of the City Council. He will serve the sentence concurrently with a 30-month sentence for pleading guilty to bribing officials in Las Vegas. Galardi, 48, onetime owner of Cheetahs strip club, said he wanted the council members to amend a city ordinance that prohibits lap dancing and other touching between patrons and nude dancers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 2007 | Ashley Surdin and Greg Krikorian, Times Staff Writers
At least six current or former Inglewood police officers are under investigation for allegedly having sex with female employees of massage parlors and other adult businesses that have been the target of a high-profile law enforcement crackdown. The internal affairs investigation by the Inglewood Police Department began after federal authorities launched an investigation of money laundering and prostitution involving women smuggled into Los Angeles from Asia.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2006 | Claire Hoffman, Times Staff Writer
PORNOGRAPHY is as old as time. But Los Angeles is the place that turned smut into gold. Inside faceless office buildings on Ventura Boulevard and tract houses in Woodland Hills, Angelenos have spent the last two decades transforming an underground world into a multibillion-dollar industry. You can catch an early glimpse in Russ Meyer's breast-laden flicks from the late 1950s and early 1960s -- which often featured Southern California as the background to their wild-woman antics.
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