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ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2004 | Steve Baltin, Special to The Times
A near-capacity crowd of more than 15,000 people who jammed the L.A. Sports Arena on Saturday for the seventh annual Monster Massive provided both the best and most frustrating aspects of L.A.'s biggest gathering of ghouls and grooves. The throng provided an impressive moment as German trance DJ Paul Van Dyk took the stage at 2:15 Sunday morning for his headlining appearance.
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SPORTS
September 27, 1986 | Gerry Price
Rio Mesa tailback Manuel Sanchez swept around the right end for a 13-yard touchdown early in the first quarter, 7 plays after Chris Davidson returned the opening kickoff 45 yards into Royal territory. . . . The Spartans upped their lead to 9-0 when Royal quarterback Shaun Christensen's lateral bounced away from halfback Ralph Blanks and out of the end zone. . . . Christensen cut the lead to 9-7 with a 10-yard pass to Roger Green. . . .
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2003 | Steve Baltin, Special to The Times
The biggest beneficiary of Friday's Halloween downpour? Possibly London techno DJ Billy Nasty, who had the good fortune of being on the main stage during the sixth annual Monster Massive dance-music gathering when the rain started coming down hard around 10 p.m. With organizers scrambling to reconfigure the setup at the Sports Arena and move the outdoor stages into sheltered areas, Nasty found himself spinning before an Oakenfold-sized crowd that turned the floor of the Sports Arena into L.A.'
NEWS
March 6, 2003 | Dennis Romero, Special to The Times
Glow sticks streak in psychedelic circles as this historically gay venue hosts a predominantly straight Asian American crowd. Ravers bounce and go-go girls in pigtails, hot pants and perilously high platform boots shake it as a white female DJ spins bootylicious break beats atop a roped-off stage. A sign states, "authorized personnel only," and if that's not anti-rave enough, there's a VIP room with champagne and a buffet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1995 | DAVID E. BRADY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They were ugly incidents all too common in contemporary Los Angeles--a woman crying out for help during a rape, a drunk driver swerving dangerously across a freeway at 90 m.p.h., and a pair of crooks fleeing a bank they'd just robbed. But for 11 San Fernando and Santa Clarita valley residents, they were heart-stopping moments in which outrage turned to action. On Tuesday, at a luncheon at the Porter Valley Country Club, Los Angeles Dist. Atty.
NEWS
April 24, 2003 | Steve Baltin, Special to The Times
It's 5 o'clock on a Sunday afternoon at Coachella, and more than a thousand fans are jamming a makeshift dance tent to see Paul Oakenfold, widely regarded as the most popular DJ in the world, in such an intimate setting. Oakenfold electrifies the crowd with a blistering trance mix of large synthesizer hooks, as well as Prince-like funk and goth-flavored world-music chants.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 28, 2003 | Steve Baltin, Special to The Times
From Christopher Lawrence to Masters at Work (the DJ team of Little Louie Vega and Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez), Day 1 of the Coachella festival's dance-music lineup was rich with memorable performances. However, the dance MVP was the fans. From early Saturday afternoon until the end of Roger Sanchez's set around midnight, dance enthusiasts filled the expansive Sahara tent with an electricity that never faded and often eclipsed the festival's two stages and two other tents. L.A.'
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2001
Last year's inaugural Audiotistic festival drew a big crowd in San Bernardino for an ambitious blend of often segregated dance-minded subcultures. This year it moves to the Long Beach Convention Center for another round of mixing, in every sense of the word. Common and Jurassic 5 head the hip-hop contingent, while Roger Sanchez, Derrick Carter and LTJ Bukem are among the dance-music delegation. * Audiotistic, Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, 4 p.m.
NEWS
February 17, 2005 | Steve Baltin, Special to The Times
Strip MALLS are not cool. Oh, they might be notorious for hiding away some of the Southland's best sushi restaurants, but generally these homogenized plots of land are about as interesting as happy country music. But on a recent Tuesday, something is abuzz at a Newport Beach strip mall.
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