CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1990 |
Andrew Exler, the self-styled anti-discrimination crusader who forced Disneyland to drop its ban on same-sex dancing and won the right for men to attend Chippendale's male stripper shows, decided he would like to lose about 40 pounds. So he opened the newspaper to look for weight-loss program advertisements. Gloria Marshall Figure Salon's ad caught his eye: "Exclusive Program for Women Only," it said. Exler called some of the Orange County salons and a Torrance location listed in the ad.
July 9, 1993 |
Internal Revenue Service agents seized eight Gloria Marshall America Inc.'s reducing salons Thursday for alleged non-payment of nearly $400,000 in payroll taxes dating back to 1991. The studios, in Orange and Costa Mesa and six in Los Angeles County, were closed and IRS spokeswoman Judith Golden in Laguna Niguel said they will remain shuttered until the tax dispute is cleared up or the assets of the studios are sold at auction. Officials of Gloria Marshall America Inc.
July 10, 1993 |
Gloria Marshall Pays IRS, Reopens Centers: After eight of the company's 13 weight-loss centers were closed by the Internal Revenue Service on Thursday, President Mark Bergendahl said he gave the agency a check for $435,000 but will challenge the allegations of non-payment of taxes and seek reimbursement. An IRS spokeswoman said the company has received at least five notices in the last six months seeking payment of delinquent employee payroll taxes.
August 4, 1995 |
You have to figure that anyone signing on to work for new Assembly Speaker Doris Allen (R-Cypress) would realize that the job comes with certain hazards. And we all know that many state employees have been working for nothing since July 1, when the Legislature failed to pass a budget. Put both of those factors together and you get the life of Mike Pottage, which is nothing short of ridiculous these days.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1998 |
Reader Angela Rubio loves those rare clear California days. The crisp afternoons after a good rain she looks north from local freeways to see the distant, snowcapped peaks of the San Bernardino Mountains lording over an urban vista of gleaming buildings and palm trees. But why is it that right about then it always seems a big rig cuts her off and spews a big cloud of exhaust that blots out the sky and sours her mood.
September 13, 1990 |
The kid who sued Disneyland has grown up. This week marks 10 years since Andrew Exler was kicked out of the Magic Kingdom for dancing with another man. Exler was 19 then. He won a civil rights battle that made headlines around the world and Disneyland ended up allowing same-sex dancing. As a sort of anniversary party, Exler has invited gay and lesbian friends to join him Saturday at the amusement park and "dance the night away." He wants to celebrate, to relax. It has been a busy decade.