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July 30, 1994 | MATHIS CHAZANOV
Even the Venice Beach chain saw guy is not immune to mid-career crisis. After 11 years of parlaying his stupid human trick into a modest level of renown, Robert Gruenberg is putting away the Sears Craftsman. Off it will go into the garage (his landlady thinks he's in the gardening business), along with the bowling balls and a five-foot-long fake fish, all props for a wacky juggler who has long been a mainstay of the grungy stretch of beachfront tourist attractions.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1994 | MATHIS CHAZANOV
Even the Venice Beach chain saw guy is not immune to mid-career crisis. After 11 years of parlaying his stupid human trick into a modest level of renown, Robert Gruenberg is putting away the Sears Craftsman. Off it will go into the garage (his landlady thinks he's in the gardening business), along with the bowling balls and a five-foot-long fake fish, all props for a wacky juggler who has long been a mainstay of the grungy stretch of beachfront tourist attractions.
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September 20, 1986
1. Parthenon 2. Parker 3. International I 4. International II 5. Totem Pole 6. Triforium 7. Star Fountain 8. Main 9. Terrace 10. Step 11. Forum 12. Spring 13. Times Plaza 14. Broadway East 15. Broadway West 16. Rock 'n' Roll 17. Flag Court 18. Parade Stand 19. Command Post SCHEDULE OF PERFORMERS, SUNDAY, SEPT. 21, 1986 10:30 a.m. 2 Whitney Family 4 Dorothy Smith & Inner Fire 11:00 a.m.
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December 4, 1994
Yeehaw! Purina Chuck Wagon Stampede dog food is making a comeback. And the poster dog, who like his predecessor will chase a tiny, horse-drawn covered wagon brimming with kibble, is a Westside pooch. In a rags-to-riches story, a former pound dog named Sage (French for intelligent and pronounced sahj ) won a nationwide competition in which 1,000 would-be cover canines auditioned via videotape.
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July 24, 1994
Robert Gruenberg, the renowned juggler of dangerous objects, is hanging up his chain saws. A fearsome sight on the boardwalk since 1983, Gruenberg has developed a routine of flying machetes, bowling balls, eggs, apples, politically incorrect wisecracks and, of course, his noisy, gasoline-powered, slicing machine. Strangely enough, he says, he began juggling chain saws to overcome stage fright.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1991 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He survived eight years of juggling chain saws at Venice Beach without suffering as much as a scratch. It's the three years that Robert W. Gruenberg Jr. allegedly juggled numbers on his tax returns that could end up costing him an arm and a leg. A federal grand jury has indicted the famed boardwalk performer for filing false tax returns and failing to report nearly $63,000 in income in 1984, 1985 and 1986 from his one-of-a-kind juggling act, officials said Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1987 | STEVE HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
So you're a follower of the Super Bowl philosophy of former Dallas Cowboys running back Duane Thomas, who once remarked, "If it's the ultimate, how come they're playing it again next year?" And your only goal is to be as far out of earshot of Super Bowl XXI as possible at the 3 p.m. kickoff Sunday. Well, you do have a few options. You could: - Don earmuffs and immerse yourself in a sensory deprivation tank at the Altered States Flotation Center in West Hollywood.
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