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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1995 | SARA CATANIA
Aiming to squelch plans for a nude dance club in Simi Valley, state Assembly candidate Steve Frank led club opponents in protesting the plan at a news conference and a City Council meeting Monday. More than 100 residents attended the council meeting to protest the club--which would include a movie theater, live dance club and retail shop. Plans for the club were submitted to the city by Philip Young, a Las Vegas real estate developer. Six months ago, Young filed a $1.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1995 | YVETTE CABRERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city's oldest nude bar has surrendered its liquor license rather than shut down its nude entertainment, ending a battle with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, authorities said Tuesday. The state had sought to prohibit nudity at Paddy Murphy's under a law that prohibits the sale of alcohol in places that stage nude dancing. Instead, the bar voluntarily canceled its liquor license last Friday, said Dale Rasmussen, ABC district administrator in Santa Ana.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1995 | FRANK MESSINA
More than 150 angry citizens showed up at Tuesday's City Council meeting ready to do verbal battle with Mark Bailey and his plans for a nude-dancing club. The only problem was Bailey didn't show. But it didn't stop dozens of citizens from vilifying Bailey and his proposed adult cabaret, anyhow. At the conclusion of the discussion, the council turned down his request for an exception to the city's moratorium on adult businesses, which is in place until a permanent ordinance can be adopted.
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February 15, 1995 | CHING-CHING NI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state is seeking a restraining order prohibiting the oldest topless bar in the city from selling alcohol while providing live nude entertainment. The Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Department filed the request in Superior Court in Santa Ana last week hoping to close down Paddy Murphy's, which continued to operate pending appeals on their revoked liquor license.
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December 1, 1994 | STEVE EAMES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Long Beach officials have come up with a new tactic in their effort to run topless clubs out of town. The City Council, which reluctantly loosened its law regulating adult businesses in the wake of recent court decisions, has decided to take a stab at amending the U.S. Constitution to exclude topless and nude dancing from the 1st Amendment provision allowing free expression. The council approved a resolution urging the National League of Cities to lobby Congress to approve the amendment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1994 | LEE ROMNEY
A series of raids on a local business offering nude dancing violates the First Amendment, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Orange County Superior Court. The owner of Paddy Murphy's contends in the lawsuit that his business is a theater where dancing is protected by the U.S. Constitution. The lawsuits requests a restraining order barring the Santa Ana Police Department from conducting further raids.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1994 | MARTIN MILLER
Vasken Tatarian thought he had cleared all the city's hurdles after spending what he said was $200,000 to open a nude dance club called the Flamingo Theater. But the city threw up a big roadblock last week after some neighboring business owners expressed outrage over the club proposal. Last Tuesday, the City Council passed an emergency, 45-day moratorium on adult businesses, effectively blocking the club's opening.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1994 | MARTIN MILLER
The City Council passed an emergency measure this week that temporarily blocked the scheduled opening of a nude dancing club. The council voted 4 to 0 in closed session Tuesday to enact a 45-day moratorium on the opening of adult-oriented businesses in industrial zones. Councilman Frank Feldhaus was absent. The council's action postpones the opening of the Flamingo Theater, which had been scheduled to open last Monday at 618 East Ball Road.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1994 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A court order banning nude dancing at the Santa Clarita Valley's only exotic dance club was upheld Friday, but the establishment's landlord said it hopes to eliminate the dancers altogether. In addition, the club's operator has found himself deep in red tape because Los Angeles County has declared the club violates local zoning laws.
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