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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 ."
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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.
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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.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1991 | JOHN PENNER
After six months of searching for a new tenant to replace the briefly revived Golden Bear nightclub, the city has found a new attraction to fill the spot--a pool hall. The Planning Commission this week unanimously approved plans for a billiards parlor and restaurant to move into the former nightclub, which closed its doors in May because it proved too noisy for an upstairs movie theater.
SPORTS
June 20, 1991 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nine months ago, Darlene Stinson got her big pocket billiards break. Presented with an unexpected invitation to a nine-ball tournament in Huntsville, Ala., Stinson finished in a tie with defending world champion Robin Bell for fifth place. It was Stinson's best performance in a professional event and it included a victory over Bell, a Cypress resident who won her second world championship this month in Las Vegas. More importantly, it helped Stinson more fully realize her potential.
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June 20, 1991 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The pool hall--that enduring piece of Americana--has undergone a metamorphosis at The Shark Club. Look elsewhere for dingy back rooms, cigar-smoking gamblers, and sleepy-eyed hustlers--the trappings that can give pool halls a sleazy reputation. This is pool for a new generation complete with valet parking, dance music and a 2,000-gallon shark tank.
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January 15, 1991 | MATT LAIT and LILY ENG
Three men were shot and wounded Monday after a fight erupted over a game of pool, police said. One of the wounded men apparently pulled out a .380 semiautomatic handgun and began firing after losing a pool game to another patron at the Bobkin, a popular pool hall and bar at 2531 S. Main St. near Warner Avenue. The other two men wounded in the 4:40 p.m. shooting were bystanders, police said. None of the victims was identified.
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