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ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 1993 | MARISA LEONARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
T he New Year's Eve show of 1993--Streisand in Vegas--sold out weeks ago. But there are plenty of mainstream and offbeat ways to say hello to 1994 in Southern California. A sampling: Music For those did miss out on La Streisand, female impersonator Jim Bailey does Babs in two New Year's Eve shows at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, at 8 and 10 p.m. Tickets are $50, with dinner and dancing packages available. (213) 466-7000.
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NEWS
December 2, 1993
After a year of heated debate and complaints from pool hall owners, the City Council has voted to exempt all current businesses from the city's strict billiards ordinance, which was passed last year. However, the ordinance will still apply to new business with more than three pool tables. Those billiard parlors have to close at midnight unless they receive special permission from the council. In addition, no one younger than 18 is allowed inside the parlor during school hours.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1993 | MIMI KO
A proposed billiard parlor and arcade that sought to do business in a neighborhood where residents opposed it will not be allowed to open. The City Council last week turned down an appeal from the owners of the business, which wanted to operate the billiard parlor on La Habra Boulevard. Seabo Karapetian left the council meeting angry and disappointed. "This is a rotten, awful decision," he said. "It's not fair."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1993 | MIMI KO
A billiards parlor soon will open across the street from Cypress College. The City Council this week unanimously approved the project. Construction of the second billiards parlor in the city is scheduled to begin in December, and owners hope to open for business in February. A 5,000-square-foot facility will house 19 tables and two or three shuffleboards, said Eli Deukmajian, who will own and operate the pool hall.
NEWS
September 18, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Willie Mosconi, the perennial world champion billiards player who was considered the best player ever to pick up a cue, has died in his home here. He was 80 and had lived in New Jersey for 40 years, emerging regularly to conduct billiard clinics around the country. The unofficial ambassador of the sport died Thursday of a heart attack, a funeral director said. An inductee in the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame, he won the world title 15 times between 1940 and 1957.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1993 | JILL LEOVY
Raymond Arjmand has wanted to open a billiard parlor in Reseda so badly that he fought opposition by police, the Reseda Chamber of Commerce and City Councilwoman Laura Chick. Now, with his proposed business just one step away from being nixed entirely by Los Angeles planning officials, he is debating whether it's worth continuing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1993 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like sharks ready to slash across a velvet-soft ocean of green felt, the pool players converged upon the Burbank hotel lobby Thursday morning--zeroing in on their victims, in search of the color of money. Across their shoulders, they carried the tools of their trade--the elongated cues, the slippery white powder and tip chalk--toted in pouches that resembled an accountant's briefcase, a doctor's medicine case or a musician's gig bag.
SPORTS
August 21, 1993 | DAN HAFNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The popular perception of pocket billiards--pool, if you will--is a game played by hustlers, gamblers and drinkers. Johnny Archer is in the process of changing that image. Archer, 24, is a small-town man who made it big. He recently won his second consecutive World 9-Ball Championship and is generally recognized as the best pool player in the world. This weekend, he is playing in the pro billiards tour's Western Open at the Burbank Hilton Hotel Convention Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1993 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
The Oxnard Planning Commission has approved a plan by a Los Angeles businessman to open a family oriented billiard center in the downtown area that could be used for international tournaments. Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to issue a permit to Sung Ho Park to open the center at A and 7th streets after two buildings on the site are renovated. "I think this will be a good addition to downtown," commission Chairman Ralph Schumacher said.
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