January 10, 1991 |
Kids today are more likely than in the past to have their own cars and parentless houses on weekends, said Deputy Ron Austin, whose beat is youth in the San Dieguito area. The result is often the house party--a large gathering of teen-agers at a house with kegs of beer and no adult supervision. Sometimes the parties are for-profit events organized by students who go so far as to post flyers about them. The admission price is typically $4 to $5.
March 9, 1990 |
The actors in "House Party" (citywide), a catchy, often hilarious teen-age sex comedy set in an all-black milieu, seem to think musically. That's hardly surprising. The cast includes two rap groups, Kid 'n Play and Full Force, as heroes and villains, and two actress-dancers, A. J. Johnson and Tisha Campbell as female leads. The major adult character, Robin Harris' Pops, is a stand-up comic, a wizard at slow, nasty timing.
February 1, 1988 |
It was one small step for aviation, one giant stride for charity. "Although I must say this flight is a little more comfortable than that flight," smiled Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, now a director of United Airlines. He is shirt-sleeved and sipping a Chateau Lalande-Borie in the controlled climate of a first-class cabin aboard one of his company's 747s west of the Azores and pointing at Lisbon. "Also, the service on Apollo 11 was pretty ratty."
July 3, 1990 |
About 100 major supporters of the Providence Speech and Hearing Center gathered in the back yard of Margaret and Carl Karcher's Anaheim home on Saturday for a sultry afternoon of socializing and spending. Donations made at the garden party totaled $83,000, which will be used to underwrite Providence's annual benefit dinner in October.
October 11, 1994 |
Strictly speaking, the party that Sharon and Dan Beauchamp threw in their sunny back yard in La Crescenta this weekend was a political event: a "house party" to rally support for Gov. Pete Wilson. But to hear some of the guests talk, you'd have thought politics was a dirty word. One guest, a retired Glendale engineer, expressed his distaste for state Treasurer Kathleen Brown, Wilson's Democratic rival, by noting that "she comes from a political family."
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August 17, 2009 |
Five people were shot and wounded by a lone gunman early Sunday at a house party in Inglewood, authorities said. About 70 people were attending the party in the 3100 block of West 113th Street near Crenshaw Boulevard when someone opened fire about 12:45 a.m., said Inglewood police Sgt. George Sanford. A man was in critical condition. Four women were also hit. The suspect is believed to be a black male in his 20s, Sanford said. -- Corina Knoll
October 10, 1996 |
Radio station KKBT-FM (92.3), better known as the Beat, is involved in a heated dispute with Compton Mayor Omar Bradley and community groups over a recurring skit on the station's popular morning show. The point of contention: "Little Crackhead," a sketch that airs during "John London and the House Party." Bradley aired his grievance at a recent public community forum: "I said if John London was raising a crack baby, he wouldn't find that very funny," Bradley said Wednesday.
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February 24, 2014 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Party hosts who ask guests to pay a cover charge to defray costs may be held legally responsible if an underage drinker becomes intoxicated and hurts himself or others, the California Supreme Court decided Monday. In a unanimous ruling, the high court said a cover charge amounts to a sale of alcohol, and state law creates liability for those who sell alcohol to obviously intoxicated minors. The decision, which overturned two lower court rulings, is most likely to affect student parties, where underage drinking and cover charges are common.