February 19, 1993 |
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.
October 3, 1991 |
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.
October 21, 1999 |
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.
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.
July 16, 1998 |
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.
February 23, 1992 |
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.