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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1998
It seems that we have a simple choice here: Is it preferable to kill business (by banning smoking in bars) or to kill people (with secondhand smoke)? ANN CURTIS Torrance
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2011 | By Matt Donnelly, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Celebrities spend a lot of time in bars and restaurants, and many of them seem compelled to eventually own one. Drawing a crowd is certainly easier with a big name attached, but why would a famous actor or musician want the hassle? Tax write-off? Vanity project? Most likely, hospitality is in the DNA of any great entertainer. "For people in the industry, a big part of the draw is working with creative minds, so an obvious perk is enjoying that off the clock. Think back to the Rat Pack — the idea of powerhouses in a protected space at a table for drinks and great food.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- One of San Diego's more infamous sex criminals, due to be released from prison after serving 25 years behind bars, will instead stand trial to determine if he remains a "sexual predator" and should be kept at a state mental hospital. That was the decision Thursday by San Diego County Superior Court Judge Louis Hanoian after a hearing involving convicted rapist Alvin Quarles, who had been set for release from prison. Dist. Atty. Bonnie Dumanis and Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred are attempting to keep Quarles from being released.
NEWS
October 31, 2012 | By Betty Hallock
BARS PERSEVERE: If ever a New Yorker needed a drink , it'd be now. After Hurricane Sandy inundated the New York region, many businesses still face power outages. Some of the best bars in some of the hardest-hit areas are finding ways to open, including Julie Reiner's Clover Club in Brooklyn, Mother's Ruin in Nolita, and Dutch Kills in Long Island City. [Examiner.com] THE AFTERMATH: More of the bars and restaurants that have reopened in New York. [Grub Street] SURVIVAL SKILLS: Tips on food to keep or throw out after a power outage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 2009 | Richard Winton
A notorious Los Angeles street gang has expanded its criminal enterprises into the night life world, authorities said. The Los Angeles Police Department and federal agents said the 18th Street gang operated underground after-hours bars, using them as bases for various criminal enterprises. Authorities said the locations have been connected to homicides, drug trafficking and gambling.
BUSINESS
July 3, 2010 | By Kristena Hansen, Los Angeles Times
Ever wondered why your iPhone had patchy service even though it showed the signal bars at full strength? Apple Inc. has an answer for you — and it's not a defective antenna. The company admitted Friday that its iPhones have been inflating signal strengths and masking poor reception. Apple revealed the embarrassing flaw, which it said has been a problem since the original iPhone was launched three years ago, as it was addressing an uproar over dropped signals on its new iPhone 4, which came out last week.
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