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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1992 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA
The Burbank City Council denied a permit for a proposed video arcade Tuesday night after it was discovered that the proposed business would violate city zoning codes because it was too close to a school. The proposed video arcade at 933 N. Hollywood Way would be located within 500 feet of the entrance of Theodore Roosevelt School a block away at 850 North Cordova Street.
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April 21, 2014 | By Todd Martens
At about 10:20 p.m. Sunday, a panic swept through the grounds of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. On one stage was Motorhead, with L emmy  Kilmister's aged growl calling to the desert wild. On another was Disclosure, whose crowd was swelling by the minute, lured by the act's ability to use a beat-driven sound to hit a range of emotions.  And then what was shaping up to a relatively pleasant end to Coachella's two weekends was upended.  Just as the Arcade Fire's set was to start, leader Win Butler introduced two special guests, only the two special guests were men in robot masks that happened to look an awful lot like those of Daft Punk, albeit their outfits were a little more unkempt.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA
A proposal to build a 6,000-square-foot game arcade that would charge admission willgo before the City Council tonight. Action on the application for game room at the Laguna Hills Plaza Shopping Center on Alicia Parkway was delayed two weeks ago when city staff became aware of an error in a public hearing notice for the issue. West Coast Amusement of Huntington Beach would charge $1.95 for admission to play about 170 video games.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell and Blake Shelton have been added to the bill at the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Awards. Clear Media and Entertainment announced the first slate of acts for the three-hour, fan-voted show early Monday. Also slated to hit the stage? Ariana Grande, Pitbull, Shakira, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Luke Bryan, Ed Sheeran and Arcade Fire, which just closed out the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival over the weekend. Acknowledging the array of music-centric award shows that vie to be the viral, more fun alternative to the prestigious Grammys, Clear Channel's telecast is promising a groundbreaking approach to the format.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA
Plans for a game arcade at Alicia Plaza Shopping Center will be reviewed by the City Council today. The proposal for a 6,000-square-foot arcade includes setting a $1.95 charge for admission and posting security guards outside. The fee would entitle patrons to play about 50 of the facility's 170 video game machines at no cost. Some neighbors and at least one business in the shopping plaza have raised concerns that the arcade might draw teens who would loiter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1997 | MIMI KO CRUZ
A vacant lot on Commonwealth Avenue will remain empty now that city officials have rejected a proposal to open an amusement center there. The property owner, Bert Sheadani, wanted a permit to open an arcade at 745 W. Commonwealth Ave. and put in 40 video games. But City Council members this week denied the application by upholding a recent Planning Commission decision against the business.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1992 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA
The Burbank City Council, after refusing to allow a proposed video arcade to open, will develop a new zoning policy for arcades and pool halls, city officials said. The council voted 5 to 0 Tuesday to reject a petition to open a 50-machine video arcade at 933 N. Hollywood Way and then instructed city planners to develop zoning guidelines for arcades. "We felt it was an incompatible, unsafe use," Councilman Thomas Flavin said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1992 | ANDREA HEIMAN
The City Council has voted down a proposal for a video arcade in one of the city's highest crime neighborhoods, citing possible increases in gang violence in the area. Brothers Vincent and Joseph Hoang had sought permission to open their arcade at the northeast corner of Wyoming and Golden West streets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1992 | ROSE APODACA
Siding with a group of residents who turned out in protest, the City Council this week denied a permit for a proposed video arcade that opponents said would exacerbate the vandalism, trash and noise from "loitering groups of young people." The council voted 4 to 1 to deny a permit to establish the family video arcade in a mini-mall at the northwest corner of La Habra Boulevard and Palm Street. The proposed arcade would have had 40 video games and four pool tables.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2003 | Claire Luna, Times Staff Writer
For the two red-faced, nimble-fingered thirtysomething men playing the Track & Field video game, the other night was a throwback to third grade. "Go! Go! Go!" screamed Fullerton construction worker Steve Malloy, slamming the buttons to make his character run faster in the 100-meter race. His friend, Anaheim Web designer Anthony Lee, groaned and threw up his hands as he lost. The pair first played it at a 7-Eleven when they became friends more than two decades ago.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2014 | By Todd Martens
While attendees to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival can increasingly enjoy such lush accouterments as four-course meals and beauty studios, there are plenty of perks for those staying closer to home this weekend, including air conditioning and open seating at many in-demand L.A. coffeshops and cafes. There's also the ability to watch a number of the fest's name acts online and from the comfort of your home .  Coachella 's rather robust live stream returns in 2014, which for the first weekend will be broadcast on three different channels via YouTube . Top-billed artists such as OutKast , the Acrade Fire, Lorde , Duck Sauce and Pharrell Williams are just a few whose full sets will be airing on the site.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2014 | By Todd Martens, This post has been updated and corrected as indicated below.
A reunited OutKast will anchor the 2014 edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The Grammy-winning hip-hop act last released an album in 2006. The rap duo will be joined by indie rockers the Arcade Fire, British act Muse and a reformed Replacements.  Other acts at the top of the bill for the dual Coachella festivals, set for the weekends of April 11-13 and April 18-20 on a polo field in the desert city of Indio, include Queens of the Stone Age, Skrillex, Broken Bells, Haim, Beck, Calvin Harris and Neutral Milk Hotel.  Remaining tickets for the two weekends will go on sale Jan. 10 via the official Coachella site.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, we asked our critics to list the best of culture in 2013 in tweet form: Daft Punk, "RAM" = Robotic French duo channel vibe of Studio 54, "Thriller" & Giorgio Moroder. Perfect clone for new android ears. #getlucky "Spring Breakers" soundtrack: Dubstep 'n inst. score capturing spirit of moment just as 'Singles,' '16 Candles' & 'Apocalypse Now' before. Earl Sweatshirt, "Doris": Odd Future rapper's work marked arrival of smart LA voice "in the midst of a tornado/Misfitted like Clark Gable.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
At this month's YouTube Music Awards, Arcade Fire presented a so-called live music video for its song "Afterlife" directed by Spike Jonze and starring Greta Gerwig as a woman dealing with the departure of a lover by dancing her face off in the hallway of her apartment building. It was kind of touching -- and kind of embarrassing. Now the Canadian indie rock band has premiered a second clip for the song, from its new "Reflektor" album, and there's nothing so borderline-corny about this one. PHOTOS: Concerts by The Times Directed by Emily Kai Bok (who's also made videos for Grimes and Grizzly Bear)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
What does a once-scrappy indie-rock band do after scoring its second No. 1 album? Announce an upcoming tour of some of North America's biggest venues. That's what Arcade Fire did Thursday, less than a week after the Montreal group's "Reflektor" debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart with sales of 140,000 copies. Set to launch March 6 in Louisville, Ky., the trek will extend through Aug. 30, when Arcade Fire is to play a hometown show at Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau. PHOTOS: Iconic rock guitars and their owners No Southland dates are currently listed on the itinerary -- which includes stops at the Gorge in Seattle and Mountain View's Shoreline Amphitheatre (where the band recently performed as part of Neil Young's annual Bridge School benefit)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Arcade Fire burned through the competition on its way to the top of the Billboard 200 this week. The Canadian group bowed at No. 1 on the album chart Wednesday with "Reflektor," which sold 140,000 copies in its first week in stores, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is Arcade Fire's second straight chart-topper following 2010's "The Suburbs," which won a Grammy for album of the year and sparked widespread chatter about indie rock's increased commercial viability. Yet as Billboard's Keith Caulfield points out , "Reflektor" -- which the band recorded with help from James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem -- is being distributed by the Universal Music Group, a first for Arcade Fire.
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July 23, 1991 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like any good arcade, the sprawling "family entertainment center" at the Vallco mall in Cupertino, Calif., offers plenty of ways to spend a quarter. There are all the old standbys--from pinball to ski ball to the metal crane that grapples for prizes--as well as a carousel, a batting cage and an extensive lineup of video games.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2013 | Randall Roberts, Pop Music Critic
One of the great musical bummers of our time has been the wholesale narrowing of the phrase "dance music. " In modern-day parlance, it's come to signify mostly the thump-based electronic beats created on computer and delivered by DJs in sweaty EDM clubs.  But on Halloween night in Hollywood while zombies, sexy nurses, skateboarding skeletons, Waldos, Mario Bros., little lambs and murder victims wandered Sunset Boulevard, a masked rock band called...
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Pop Music Critic
Arcade Fire has certainly found itself on a strange perch with its new album, "Reflektor. " The last time the Montreal-based group made a record, "The Suburbs," it did so as an acclaimed indie band - not a Grammy album of the year-winning act on the verge of becoming a household name. "Reflektor" accepts the challenge that comes with millions of ears, eyes and lenses aimed at it but does so by taking listeners on a journey unlike any they've taken before. Its most confident and experimental yet, "Reflektor" features songs steeped in punk, dance rock, disco, reggae and noise, and themes ranging from love in the Digital Age to faith amid profound tragedy.
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