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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1993 | DEBRA CANO
The City Council has denied a neighbor's appeal and given a restaurant owner approval to place four pool tables at his sports bar and eatery. Resident Betty Mangold appealed to the council last week after the Planning Commission decided in May to allow four pool tables at the restaurant, in a shopping center at 17431 Brookhurst St. Mangold also presented the commission with a petition signed by more than 100 residents protesting the plan.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1993 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
The Oxnard Planning Commission has decided it needs to evaluate how a proposed billiard center in downtown Oxnard might affect crime in the area before giving the project a permit to operate. As proposed by Los Angeles businessman Sung Ho Park, the center would feature 30 professional billiard tables and a video arcade, and be a possible site of international pool tournaments.
NEWS
May 9, 1993 | ERIN J. AUBRY
Near the railroad tracks on a drab stretch of Crenshaw Boulevard, a bright-white restaurant topped with a sign painted in primary colors stands out like an oasis. The open-air soul-food eatery is a cross between a traditional restaurant and a sidewalk cafe, but there's more. Walk into the place, past the patio tables and chairs, and you enter a vast billiards room carpeted in green and filled with players and spectators of all ages and the cool strains of jazz.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1992
Drs. Warren Bostick and Ronald Koons should look beyond our own shores and beyond next year to evaluate the adequacy of the safeguards for Prop. 161--which they describe as "many and strong" (Commentary, Sept. 16). Twenty years ago Holland began its practice of "physician-aid-in-dying" with significantly tougher safeguards than those proposed by Prop. 161.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1992 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1911, a leading pool table manufacturer mounted an all-out publicity campaign to erase old-fashioned notions that the game attracted a less than wholesome crowd. Eighty-one years later, pool hall owners from Northridge to Sherman Oaks to La Puente say they are still trying to convince their neighbors that billiards are not evil.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1992 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Parents nearly everywhere worry about their children being exposed to alcohol, drugs and acts of random violence. In Northridge, they are panicked over pool. Homeowners, parents and business owners fear that the Billiard Connection, scheduled to open on Devonshire Street in three weeks, will attract the above-mentioned evils--and more. After all, as the Music Man sang in the Broadway show, trouble starts "with a capital T and that rhymes with P and that stands for pool ."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1992 | LISA MASCARO
Trying to determine the legal difference between a billiards hall and a restaurant that has a few pool tables has been a much-discussed issue in Newport Beach in recent weeks. Last week, the City Council, siding with the Planning Commission, unanimously decided that any establishment with three or more pool tables is, in effect, a pool hall.
NEWS
April 2, 1992 | JANICE L. JONES/Los Angeles Times
Local billiards parlors run the spectrum from old-time hole-in-the-wall spots to upscale places with full bar, private rooms, California cuisine and a 2,000-gallon shark tank: ALOHA FAMILY BILLIARDS 7311 Orangethorpe Ave., Buena Park. (714) 522-2611. Hours: Noon to 2 a.m. daily. Tables: 13 pocket billiards, one quarter and one snooker. Rates: $6 per hour. Additional information: Serves beer and soft drinks. BILLIARD THANH TAM 10902 Westminster Ave., Garden Grove. (714) 636-7255.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1992 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city said yes Tuesday to the continued operation of an exotic dance club but closed the door on a planned pool hall. After the votes, council members said that both clubs presented some threat to the safety and welfare of the city but that the case against the Barbary Coast Cabaret is not compelling enough to close the business. In a unanimous vote on a separate issue, the council said a history of criminal activity at John H.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1991 | TOM McQUEENEY
The owners of The Shark Club in Costa Mesa have proposed opening a similar "upscale" pool hall and nightclub in the Marketplace near the UC Irvine campus. Planning commissioners looked at the proposal for the FX Club last week but delayed action in order to determine whether the Marketplace has enough parking spaces to accommodate the business. The Hanour Corp.
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