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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1997 | JOHN POPE
A restaurant has been granted permission to offer entertainment and dancing, despite police concern about gang-related crime in the area. The City Council this week voted 3 to 1 to allow Maxim's, 13922 Golden West St., to have live music and dancing on the condition that owners mitigate parking problems and come before the city in six months for review. During a public hearing, Westminster Police Det.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1997
Charging that Circus Vargas mistreats animals and neglects their medical care, dozens of animal rights activists plan to ask the Redondo Beach City Council tonight to block the circus from coming to town in June. The Redondo Beach-based Education and Action for Animals is leading the protest, claiming that the circus mistreated two elephants who died from tuberculosis last summer after Los Angeles-area performances.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1997 | CATHY WERBLIN
As Cirque du Soleil is about to furl its Orange County big top, Circus Vargas may be taking its place in the center ring of controversy. Circus Vargas has filed for a city event permit, asking to hold its show in the city beginning April 28. Even before the circus had filed for the permit, more than a dozen animal-rights activists had urged city officials to deny it access to Garden Grove.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1997 | STEVE CARNEY
Saying that Circus Vargas mistreats animals and neglects their medical care, half a dozen residents have asked the City Council to deny the show a permit to perform in Huntington Beach in May. At this week's council meeting, volunteer Jane Garrison of Irvine-based Orange County People for Animals showed photographs of two ailing elephants who died of tuberculosis last year after Circus Vargas' Los Angeles-area performances.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1997 | BILL BILLITER
Despite police testimony that a near-riot took place Feb. 22 at Via Maria Restaurant, the City Council has voted 4 to 1 to restore the dining facility's live-music permit. Councilwoman Mary Ann Jones cast the opposing vote. "I still feel there is the issue of health and safety for the community," she said. City Manager Mark J. Ochenduszko suspended Via Maria's music permit last month after an early-morning altercation at the restaurant at 9969 Walker St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1996 | SCOTT HADLY
The Moorpark City Council is firing off a pair of letters to the county Planning Commission complaining about two separate conditional-use permits for businesses that want to locate in the unincorporated portion of the county just outside of Moorpark. The council voted Wednesday night to protest both a proposed worm farm that would operate off of Grimes Canyon Road and a recycling facility planned on the site of the former Egg City chicken operation on Waters Road.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1996 | KAY HWANGBO
The Los Angeles City Council today will consider a proposal to give business owners more time to begin using special permits granted by the city, an idea that is part of Mayor Richard Riordan's push to streamline the city's approvals process.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1995 | MIMI KO CRUZ
The Fire Department is applying to the state to become a certified location for issuing a variety of city and county permits, a move widely supported by small businesses. Despite Orange County officials' opposition, City Council members last week said one stop would make the permit process easier for city business owners. Fire officials now will submit an application to the state, seeking to become a Certified Unified Program Agency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1995 | HOLLY J. WAGNER
The city wants to keep the quaint mom-and-pop atmosphere of its business districts--but is having trouble defining just what that is. At the request of merchants and residents, the Planning Commission tonight will review its recently streamlined permit process for small restaurants and an entrepreneur's proposal to open a Coast Highway shop that would display statues, fountains and cast-iron patio furniture outdoors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1995 | LESLIE EARNEST
Almost three years after the teen nightclub Club Post Nuclear shut down, a group of out-of-state businessmen will ask permission Wednesday night to open another nightclub at the Laguna Canyon Road site. Members of The Entertainment Group, an Arizona corporation, will ask the Planning Commission for a permit for the club, which would include a cafe and a video bar. The nightclub would operate Friday and Saturday nights from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
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