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December 4, 2013 | By Bradley Zint
The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday night unanimously approved extending a moratorium on new hookah lounges in the city. On Nov. 5, the council approved a 45-day moratorium on the smoking establishments, though a city official said Tuesday that wasn't long enough to examine complaints associated with the businesses and establish zoning regulations for them, the Daily Pilot reported. The new moratorium is for a period no longer than 10 months and 15 days. "We haven't had time to come back to you with a full study on this issue," said Gary Armstrong, Costa Mesa's economic and development services director and deputy chief executive.
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September 18, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
Several current and former adult film actors who have tested positive for HIV spoke out Wednesday, saying their industry does not do enough to mitigate the risk of transmitting sexual diseases on set. Cameron Bay, the actress whose positive HIV test prompted a weeklong moratorium on filming last month, spoke about one particular on-set incident that she said had put performers at risk. A teary-eyed Bay said that in a July 31 film shoot with San Francisco-based bondage and fetish site Kink.com, an actor suffered a cut on his penis and was bleeding.
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September 16, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
An adult film industry trade group announced that shooting can begin again Friday after a two-week moratorium prompted by HIV cases in the industry. The industry also said it would revise its sexually transmitted disease testing protocols to require performers to test every 14 days rather than every 28, as was previously required. Performers will be required to test again on or after Thursday to be cleared for work. Free Speech Coalition, a trade association for the adult film industry, called a weeklong filming moratorium last month after a 28-year-old actress who goes by the screen name Cameron Bay tested positive for HIV. Shortly after that moratorium was lifted, Rod Daily, another adult actor who is Bay's real-life boyfriend, announced on Twitter that he too had tested positive.
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September 9, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
Much of the adult film industry was halted over the weekend after the third performer in a month tested positive for HIV. And on Monday, an advocacy group said a fourth performer had come forward as HIV-positive, although adult industry officials dismissed the report as a "rumor. " The Free Speech Coalition, an adult industry trade group, called a weeklong filming moratorium last month after actress Cameron Bay tested HIV-positive. A second performer, Rod Daily, who is romantically linked to Bay, announced his status on Twitter and to the Daily News shortly after filming resumed - but that case was not officially reported to the industry group and did not result in a new moratorium.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2013 | By Catherine Saillant
Los Angeles City Council members Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin are calling for a moratorium on the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” which is used by energy companies to extract hard-to-reach oil. In a prepared statement Tuesday, the councilmen called fracking and its related processes a “major threat” to the city's local water supply, air quality and private property. During fracking, oil companies add a chemical mix to pressurized water to improve oil and gas production in wells.
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August 28, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
An adult-film trade group has lifted an industry-wide moratorium on porn production that was prompted by an actress' positive HIV test. Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based trade association for the porn industry, called for the moratorium a week ago. The group said Wednesday that it lifted the moratorium late Tuesday and that filming could resume. The group said that all performers who worked with the affected actress, Cameron Bay, were tested and cleared and that a panel of three doctors concluded that it was safe to resume filming.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
An adult-film trade group has lifted an industry-wide production moratorium that was prompted by an actress' positive HIV test. Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based association for the industry, said Wednesday that all on-screen partners of the affected actress, who uses the screen name Cameron Bay, had been tested and cleared and that a panel of three doctors concluded that it was safe to resume filming. The coalition called the moratorium last Wednesday after the actress received a preliminary positive test result, later confirmed by follow-up testing.
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August 27, 2013 | By Adolfo Flores
Citing the growing interest but limited understanding of electronic cigarettes, the small Orange County city of Seal Beach has adopted a moratorium that will prevent any new stores from selling the devices. After a brief discussion late Monday, the City Council agreed to a 45-day moratorium on any new e-cigarette and smoke shops, as well as drug paraphernalia vendors. Seal Beach officials said they needed time to study the effects of e-cigarettes before making a recommendation to the city.
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August 24, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
The adult film industry has called for a nationwide moratorium on production after an actress tested positive for HIV. Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based trade organization for the adult film industry, said Thursday that a 28-year-old actress who uses the screen name Cameron Bay tested conclusively positive for HIV. The coalition had issued the call for a moratorium a day earlier, after preliminary test results came up positive....
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August 23, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
The agent for an adult film actress who has tested positive for HIV said his client is “distraught” and is working with medical professionals to notify her past sexual partners. Mark Schechter , owner of Adult Talent Managers LA and agent for the 28-year-old performer whose screen name is Cameron Bay,  told The Times the actress went in Monday for her regular screening for  sexually transmitted diseases  and the results came back inconclusive. She went in for a second test Tuesday with a new blood sample.
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