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December 14, 1991 | SHANNON SANDS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The city's Planning Commission has rejected an adult bookstore owner's plans to replace a peep-show arcade with a juice bar that would have featured topless or nude women dancing before patrons as they sipped nonalcoholic beverages. The Planning Commission unanimously rejected Waldon R. Welty's plans, saying that the project could jeopardize the health, safety and welfare of residents in the area.
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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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December 5, 1991 | SHANNON SANDS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Superior Court judge has pleased both Buddhist leaders and city officials by offering a compromise on how many people may attend services at a local temple. The city had asked the court for an injunction limiting worshipers at Temple Lien Hoa to 10, while representatives of the temple had requested that 30 people be allowed to attend services at the converted five-bedroom home.
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November 25, 1991 | SHANNON SANDS
The City Council last week refused to let a restaurant serve alcohol on its patio, despite lobbying by the property owner, Councilman J. Tilman Williams. The council also revoked a conditional use permit allowing alcoholic beverages at another restaurant, Unique Zone, which police say is frequented by gang members. Following discussion on the permit for Unique Zone on Garden Grove Boulevard, Williams voted with the other four council members to revoke it, based on past violations.
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November 23, 1991 | SHANNON SANDS
Garden Grove City Council members this week received the results of a study they said could lead to changes in zoning laws for businesses selling sexually explicit materials. The report, completed by UC Irvine researchers Richard McCleary and James Meeker, examined the effects of adult businesses on property values, crime and nuisances such as noise and litter.
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July 16, 1991 | JON NALICK
Bogdan (Bugsy) Szymanek will find out tonight whether 70 of his homing pigeons will be forced to fly the coop. At tonight's meeting, the City Council will reconsider a law prohibiting residents from keeping more than 10 birds on their property. So far, both city staff and the Planning Commission have recommended that the city retain the 10-birds law, citing potential harm to local health and safety. "I keep my fingers crossed," Szymanek said Monday.
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August 14, 1990
A far-reaching revision to the city's zoning code, which includes a program for relocating or tearing down structures that don't meet city standards, has stalled at the Planning Commission. At its Aug. 9 meeting, the Garden Grove panel completed its review of proposed amendments to the municipal zoning code, including a section on nonconforming uses. In the section is a schedule of abatement--how long a time a building or use would be permitted in an area for which it was not zoned.
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July 28, 1990 | JIM TORTOLANO
Some adult bookstores, auto wrecking yards and billiard parlors are among the businesses that would be forced to move within two years under an ordinance the City Council is considering. The city is studying several revisions to its municipal zoning code, including a tough new section on nonconforming uses--businesses and structures in zones restricted to different uses.
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June 29, 1990 | JIM TORTOLANO
The opposition of one City Council member has delayed--at least for one week--a new schedule of development fees that could double and triple some charges. "It looks like we're trying to drive developers out of Garden Grove," said Councilman Robert F. Dinsen at this week's council meeting, where the proposed new fee schedule was considered. "I wouldn't blame the developers if they boycotted Garden Grove," Dinsen added. But Councilman Francis L. Kessler defended the proposed hikes.
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June 6, 1990 | JIM TORTOLANO
Acting on complaints from citizens and the police, the City Council voted unanimously to revoke the conditional-use permit under which the controversial Mr. Barry's nightclub has operated since 1977. The council voted 5 to 0 Monday night to uphold an April 19 decision by the Planning Commission, which voted unanimously to revoke the permit.
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