CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1991
In a setback for Palmdale officials, a Los Angeles federal court judge Thursday not only refused the city's attempt to close its only hard-core sex bookstore, but ruled the store can open video viewing booths. During an hourlong hearing, U.S. District Court Judge William M. Byrne questioned whether the City Council had proper legal grounds when it denied operating permits on Feb. 26 to Sunshine Gifts and Things, owned by the N.L. Management Co.