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February 6, 1992 | SHANNON SANDS
The City Council voted Tuesday to bring in a hearing officer to consider whether to revoke a permit for an adult bookstore. In actuality, hearing officer Albert B. Chettle had already been chosen by city officials and conducted the hearing on the permit of A-Z Adult Books on Jan. 22. City Atty. Stuart B. Scudder said that although it is general procedure for the council to approve the hearing first, it is only a technical detail. Chettle's decision is expected in two weeks, Scudder said.
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November 7, 2000 | Tami Min, (714) 520-2509
Planning commissioners voted unanimously to approve a plan to operate a recreation vehicle storage business on the north side of Chapman Avenue, between Western Avenue and Santa Rosalia Street. The property is zoned as open space. A plan to construct and operate a gas station at 13002 Chapman Ave., which is a neighborhood commercial zone, was also unanimously approved last week. Commissioners approved a plan to run a cosmetology school at 12471 Valley View St.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1989 | JAMES TORTOLANO
Recent city efforts to regulate peep shows in Garden Grove have given rise to a new force in the struggle between the city and the operators of adult movie arcades--a citizens group seeking to cleanse the community of pornography. The Garden Grove Citizens Against Pornography made its public debut this week during a City Council debate over granting special business permits to a number of peep shows on Garden Grove Boulevard.
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June 19, 1997 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 14 years, the congregation of Gospel First Korean Baptist Church worshiped on rented time--only in the afternoon, in a sanctuary they leased from a larger church. Last year, after ceaseless searches for a place the 75-member congregation could afford, the church bought a modest one-story brick building near some auto repair garages, fast-food joints and old apartment buildings. The worshipers finally felt at home, Pastor Edward Shin said.
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April 27, 1990 | JAMES TORTOLANO
A settlement has been reached in the legal dispute between the city and the operators of five "peep show" arcades that will allow the businesses to stay open with certain restrictions. After a two-day trial in Orange County Superior Court this week, Judge John C. Wooley approved operating permits for the arcades.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1992 | MARK I. PINSKY
A Superior Court judge ruled Thursday against establishment of a nude juice bar, saying the City Council and Planning Commission had a "legitimate concern" in denying permission to build the cabaret. After listening to more than an hour of arguments, Judge C. Robert Jameson said that Garden Grove officials had a right to be concerned about the "demography" of the nearby residential area, as well as the number of parking spaces the proposed establishment would require on Garden Grove Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1989 | LYNN SMITH, Times Staff Writer
Nine years ago, the Venerable Thich Phap-Chau left Vietnam for the greater religious freedom in the United States. Now, as leader of one of the largest Vietnamese Buddhist congregations in Orange County, the monk has become embroiled in a dispute with Garden Grove city officials that may land him in jail. The ongoing conflict concerns Chua Viet Nam, a monastery/temple that Phap-Chau opened six years ago in a run-down two-bedroom home surrounded by weeds on a one-acre lot at 12292 Magnolia Ave. in Garden Grove.
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December 11, 1991 | SHANNON SANDS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The owner of an adult bookstore won his latest battle against the city Tuesday, but he has more ahead as he pursues plans to transform the peep-show arcade into a "nude juice bar" where patrons would watch exotic dancers while sipping nonalcoholic beverages. On Tuesday, Superior Court Judge C. Robert Jameson rejected the city's effort to shorten the hours at A-Z Books. It now runs 24 hours on weekends and until 2 a.m. on weekdays. "We got what we wanted," said Roger J.
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July 2, 1992 | ROBERT BARKER
For the second time this year, the City Council this week unanimously rejected a proposal by the owner of an adult bookstore to open a juice bar featuring nude dancers. Council members cited a parking shortage and a recently approved zoning ordinance outlawing adult entertainment in residential areas in turning down bookstore owner Waldon R. Welty's proposal. Welty had proposed demolishing his adult bookstore and arcade to make room for the new business.
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August 4, 1999 | Jason Kandel, (714) 966-5848
A printing company will be allowed to expand its business under a plan approved recently by the City Council. Jet Printers will be able to reconstruct a portion of the inside of the building at 12816 Nutwood St. The improvements include reinforcing the building foundation so that the building can withstand the weight of a heavy printer. Jet Printers also was granted a $12,000 loan from the Community Development Agency to cover the costs of the rehabilitation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1996 | CATHY WERBLIN
The City Council took its first step this week toward enforcing a law that requires seven adult bookstores on Garden Grove Boulevard either to close up shop or move off the strip. Tuesday night's action, which will be reviewed by the Planning Commission before final council approval, is the result of a 1992 zoning ordinance that bans adult businesses on the boulevard between Beach Boulevard and Magnolia Avenue.
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August 13, 1996 | CATHY WERBLIN
Seven Garden Grove Boulevard adult businesses could be forced to relocate within two years if a plan proposed by city officials is approved. The plan is the result of a 1992 zoning change that left the adult businesses operating in an area no longer zoned for the use.
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April 17, 1996 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the second time in a month, city officials have filed a lawsuit against a Buddhist monk for allegedly violating city zoning ordinances through religious ceremonies conducted at his home. The suit contends Thu Van Nguyen's religious ceremony at his Bixby Avenue home--also known as Lien Hoa Temple--on Feb. 18 drew 416 people from 9 p.m. to midnight for rites associated with Tet, the Vietnamese new year. Officials said they counted 74 cars parked on residential streets surrounding the property.
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April 5, 1996 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City officials have filed a lawsuit against a Buddhist monk alleging that he is violating city zoning regulations by using his home as a temple. But owner Thanh Tung Duong says that city officials have it all wrong, that his two-story stucco structure on Magnolia Street is a home, not a temple. "This is a place where monks live," Duong said. "But it is not a temple. Vietnamese may call it a temple, but here, as in Vietnam, anywhere a monk lives, people will say it's a temple."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1996 | CATHY WERBLIN
Seven Garden Grove Boulevard adult businesses could be forced to relocate within two years if a plan proposed by city officials is approved. The plan is the result of a 1992 zoning change that left the adult businesses operating in an area no longer zoned for the use.
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