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December 24, 2004 | From Associated Press
The head of a company that owns several U.S. bowling alleys, including a popular one in Greenwich Village, said Thursday that it was severing ties with a group linked to Yasser Arafat and would return its $1.3-million investment. The late Palestinian leader invested the money in New York-based Strike Holdings, owner of Bowlmor Lanes in Greenwich Village, through a holding company he created called Onyx Funds, according to Bloomberg Markets magazine.
August 30, 2012 | By Mark Medina
How you describe this photo likely will reflect how you view Metta World Peace. Do you scratch your head at him recently taking shots shirtless at a local bowling alley, or do you marvel at how he's maintained his physique this offseason? Do you cringe at the message he's sending about drinking alcohol? Or do you think it shows World Peace genuinely having fun with a group of fans? Do you become agitated over World Peace's constant want for attention by posting this on his Twitter account ?
June 28, 1996 | TIM MAY
Panorama Bowl, which has been closed for more than six years, will be renovated and reopened as an ice and roller rink, according to an executive with Recreation World, the company building the new facility. The renovations are expected to cost $2.5 million and should be completed by the end of the year.
April 4, 2012 | By David Horsey
Rick Santorum hoped to bowl his way to victory in the Wisconsin Republican primary Tuesday, but he left pins in the lane. Still, Santorum proved he truly is the real conservative in the race. Sure, Mitt Romney wants to get government out of the way of business and Newt Gingrich wants to conduct a culture war, but Santorum wants to do something that is the essence of conservative: He wants to go back to the good old days. In the America that Santorum envisions, husbands would work in manufacturing jobs and wives would be busy having lots of babies.
September 10, 1994 | TIM MAY and ERIC SLATER
Two San Fernando Valley recreation centers, buckled and rattled in the Jan. 17 earthquake, are planning comebacks this month. Thunder will once again roll down the alleys at Corbin Bowl in Tarzana, while would-be Dorothy Hamills resume their triple-axels at the Laurel Plaza Ice Chalet in Northridge. The 34-year-old bowling alley and celebrity hangout at 19616 Ventura Blvd. is set to open Sunday, even though its demise seemed imminent this spring.
July 30, 1985 | DENISE HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Ten years ago, bowling alley operator Robert Feuchter celebrated the grand opening of his Northridge Bowl. Featuring the latest automatic scoring equipment and operating under a 20-year lease, the center did "good, profitable business," he said. In 1983, however, Feuchter relinquished his lease--for a price--and Northridge Bowl closed. "The owner of the property made us an offer we couldn't refuse," Feuchter said. "He found he had a better use for the land."
All Mike Westmore wanted to do Sunday was bowl a couple of games at a bowling alley in Redondo Beach. Getting caught in the cross-fire of the escalating conflict over women's right to abortions was the furthest thing from his mind. But get caught he did. Westmore and other bowlers first were forced to weave their way through a throng of anti-abortion picketers just to get into the South Bay Bowling Center.
December 19, 1995
Eddy Ho had been bowling only a few times when he decided to take over a San Gabriel bowling alley last spring. Since then he has learned to apply his training and experience in hotel and restaurant management to turn the ailing bowling facility around. Ho was interviewed by Karen Kaplan. * They were thinking of tearing down the San Gabriel Lanes bowling alley in May 1994. I came by to check it out and I ended up signing a five-year lease and started remodeling the place in July.
October 22, 2002 | George Ramos, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles planning officer on Monday rejected a plan to tear down a bowling alley in Eagle Rock and replace it with a self-storage business, saying that proponents had not convinced him that another self-serve storage business was needed in the area.
Across the nation the lights are going out on the little mom-and-pop bowling alleys that once were the center of neighborhood life, but not so at Marcy Skowronski's place, where the clock has stood still for 86 years.
April 2, 2012 | By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times
MENASHA, Wis. - If Rick Santorum was weighing whether to abandon his quest for the presidency on Monday, the eve of the Wisconsin primary that could effectively crush his campaign, he worked hard not to show it. On a day packed with rallies, some bowling and a sampling of squeaky cheese curds, Santorum was looking ahead not just to the next round of Republican presidential primaries, but also to a possible floor fight against front-runner Mitt...
June 11, 2011 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
A 25-year-old Latino gang member convicted in the racially motivated gang murder of a black Canoga Park bowling alley employee has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Martin Sotelo, a member of the Canoga Park Alabama gang, was sentenced Thursday for the fatal drive-by shooting of James Shamp. Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Martin Herscovitz also ordered Sotelo to pay $15,916 in restitution for the burial of his victim and mental health costs of the victim's family. A jury in April found Sotelo guilty of first-degree murder with two special circumstance allegations, murder because of the victim's race and murder in a drive-by shooting.
April 15, 2011 | By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times
A jury in Van Nuys finds Martin Sotelo, a Latino, guilty of first-degree murder with two special circumstance allegations — murder due to the victim's race, and murder in a drive-by shooting — in the slaying of a black bowling alley worker. A 26-year-old Latino was convicted Thursday in the racially motivated killing of a black Canoga Park bowling alley employee in 2008. A jury in Van Nuys deliberated less than three hours before finding Martin Sotelo, the last of four defendants to face charges in the case, guilty of first-degree murder with two special circumstance allegations — murder due to the victim's race, and murder in a drive-by shooting.
March 16, 2009 | Tony Barboza
For two months, Orange County's gay community turned out in force to the Lucky Strike bowling alley for Spin Tuesdays, a nightclub-style event with DJs spinning pop, dance and '80s music, and a velvet-rope entrance for as many as 1,000 bowlers, pool players and dancers.
January 21, 2009 | Grahame L. Jones
During coverage of Tuesday's inauguration of President Barack Obama, ABC senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper ran into Magic Johnson. The conversation went this way: Johnson: "Well, President Obama said he's going to change the bowling alley to a basketball court. And if I get that invitation, I'm going to be there and we'll throw some elbows at each other and play some hoop and just have fun. It would be my honor and pleasure to go and play basketball with him.
January 18, 2009 | Ruben Vives
Three members of a Latino street gang have been charged in what police describe as the racially motivated killing of a black bowling alley worker last month in Canoga Park. James Shamp, a 48-year-old father of two, was throwing out trash outside the Canoga Park Bowl on Dec. 22 when a car loaded with gang members pulled up next to him, authorities said. One of them pulled out a gun and fatally shot Shamp in the chest, said Det. David Peteque of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Tuesday was the day to pick up a pink bowling ball at the Corbin Bowl, a San Fernando Valley landmark and movie industry hangout since the Eisenhower era, which suffered structural damage in the Jan. 17 earthquake.
No drive-ins. No K mart. No Sears. No cemeteries. A baseball team with one foot in the U-Haul. And now San Francisco is down to its last two--count 'em, two--bowling alleys. Sure, the City by the Bay still has the Golden Gate Bridge. But just about everything else seems to be an endangered species. "This has become a boutique city in a sense," said Bob Sarlatte, a veteran San Franciscan and announcer for the 49ers football team.
August 15, 2007 | Deborah Netburn, Times Staff Writer
Jonah Hill, one of the three stars of the raunchy buddy comedy "Superbad," was standing outside the AMF Bay Shore Lanes (a.k.a. Pico Bowl) in Santa Monica. His forehead was dotted with beads of sweat in the late afternoon heat, and he was holding a cellphone. "I'm calling Jason Schwartzman," he explained. "You can put that in your article and make me look really obnoxious." Chris Mintz-Plasse arrived a few moments later.
February 25, 2007 | Ruth Ryon, Times Staff Writer
Sometimes features can make the difference in whether a home sells. Who wants a house in the desert without a pool, a retreat in Hawaii without a lanai or a condo in the mountains without access to ski lifts? So, what features might one expect at a Mediterranean-style home in Bel-Air priced at nearly $30 million? Gates, privacy and "practically every amenity and extravagance imaginable," according to the listing agents.
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