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March 12, 1991 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maybe you grew up in New York, and when your buddy threw tennis-ball curves in the driveway, you were always Mickey Mantle. Or maybe you were Bob Cousy when your game-winning jumpshots swished through the hoop above your garage in New England. Or maybe it was always Walter Payton racing for a touchdown across that snow-covered Midwestern lawn. But now you live in Southern California and you wonder about your kids' playtime fantasies.
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SPORTS
March 12, 1991 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maybe you grew up in New York, and when your buddy threw tennis-ball curves in the driveway, you were always Mickey Mantle. Or maybe you were Bob Cousy when your game-winning jumpshots swished through the hoop above your garage in New England. Or maybe it was always Walter Payton racing for a touchdown across that snow-covered Midwestern lawn. But now you live in Southern California and you wonder about your kids' playtime fantasies.
SPORTS
February 19, 1993 | MIKE REILLEY
San Clemente's Mike Parsons and Vince De La Pena of Laguna Niguel will be among the 32 surfers and snowboarders competing in the $10,000 Op Wintersurf Pro championships this weekend at the Huntington Beach Pier and Bear Mountain. Parsons and De La Pena are among 16 surfers in the two-day event, which is in its third year. Surfer Gary Elkerton of Mooloolaba, Australia, who won the inaugural event in 1991, and defending champion Kevin Delaney, a snowboarder from Boulder, Colo.
BUSINESS
October 3, 1991 | Chris Woodyard / Times staff writer
With temperatures soaring and autumn beginning to feel like summer you might think that sports apparel maker Ocean Pacific Sunwear Ltd. would be blanketing billboards with swimsuits, right? Wrong. The OP ads on 125 billboards in Orange and Los Angeles counties feature the company's winter snow-boarding line.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 1999 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA
Where the vampires will be vamping this weekend . . . * Bar Sinister at Boardner's on Saturdays. The dress code's "Blak & Sexi," and the theme is "The Seductive Horror of a Decadent World." Hey, here's a place that might even slay Buffy (wishful thinking). 1652 N. Cherokee Ave., Hollywood, (323) 769-7070. 21 and older. $5-$10. There's a special Halloween engagement on Saturday, where guests are encouraged to come in mourning attire.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 1998 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA
The Key Club will be singing a new tune beginning July 24, when the Sunset Strip venue gets a new lease on life by burning some weekly "rubber." Rubber, which is already a successful dance club in Orange County, makes its L.A. debut at the erstwhile Billboard Live on that Friday, and the hot promotions team of John Huntington and his partner Damian Sanders, a professional snowboarder, have big plans for opening night.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 1998
Leave it to Hollywood to redefine the definition of a "strip club." Now, burlesque has become the theme of choice in Los Angeles' club world, with couples populating the following nightspots: Cheetah's, 4600 Hollywood Blvd., (323) 660-6733. Why are A-list celebrities and rockers hanging at this lowbrow mirrored joint? Because strip clubs are the last vestige of '90s naughtiness. 21 and over, occasional cover charge. Grand Ville at 7969 on Thursdays, 7969 Santa Monica Blvd.
SPORTS
February 23, 1992 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike Parson's left knee was injured while he was free surfing in Mexico six weeks ago, and the defending U.S. champion figured he would be beached for several months. "I didn't think I would be back for a long, long time," he said. But Parsons returned in fine fashion Saturday, edging defending champion Gary Elkerton of Mooloolaba, Australia, in the surfing finals of the $10,000 Op Wintersurf Pro at the Huntington Beach Pier.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 1998 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Sunset Strip seems to be taken over by Orange County promoters working hard to breathe new life into the old scene. The House of Blues has been singing anything but, with the help of booker and former Orange County kid John Pantle, whose ear for good music has been an HoB boon. The Key Club is seeing a bit of a turnaround as well.
SPORTS
April 12, 1991 | JEFF MEYERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For sports fans who are not yet aware of snowboarding--a skiing hybrid fusing elements of surfing and skateboarding--it may come as a surprise to hear about the sudden emergence of not one but two new competing professional tours. As far as sports wars go, this is not NFL vs. AFL, or NBA vs. ABA, or even NASL vs.
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