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March 14, 1991 | MIKE BOEHM, Mike Boehm covers pop music for The Times Orange County Edition.
Mention of St. Patrick's Day does not bring a twinkle to Dan Cartmell's eye, nor does it make Margie Mirken want to break into a jig. It isn't that these Orange County musicians turn into grinches at the sight of green. Actually, Cartmell's band, the Bold Fenian Men, and Mirken's group, Blackthorn, see more green--of the negotiable type--around St. Patrick's Day than they do the rest of the year.
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March 18, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
An ice storm wiped away the traditional green stripe painted on Fifth Avenue, but it could not keep thousands of St. Patrick's Day celebrants from New York's parade. "We came to party!" declared Una Murray of Dublin, Ireland, who carried green, white and orange balloons and sported fake green braids. Revelers -- some with green hair and green eyebrows -- watched the 246th parade pressed against police barricades to cheer marching bands and men and women in uniform.
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March 16, 1992 | From Associated Press
Some spectators lobbed smoke bombs and beer cans at two dozen Irish-American gay activists Sunday as they marched, draped in green and armed with a court order, in a St. Patrick's Day parade. "You can't keep an Irishman down," said Brian Thomas Callahan, who held one end of a gay pride group's shamrock-adorned banner. Some spectators jeered and others threw things at gay marchers, who wore pink triangles and green carnations. They responded by shouting "Happy St. Patrick's Day!"
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March 15, 2007
The city of Los Angeles will mark St. Patrick's Day on Friday with a Main Street parade from El Pueblo Historic Monument to Pershing Square, where there will be free food and festivities afterward. Except for 9 a.m. in the assembly area, street closures start by 10:45 a.m. Friday. * Sources: Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Times reporting
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March 13, 1992 | FRANK MESSINA
In an Olympic year, the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday will celebrate the rich tradition of the city's Nadadores swim team. This year's grand marshals will be like a Nadadores hall of fame, including multiple Olympic gold medal winners Brian Goodell and Tiffany Cohen and two-time gold medal winner Dr. Sammy Lee. Other former Nadadores members appearing will be gold medalists Rich Saeger, Michael O'Brien and bronze medalist Wendy Williams.
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March 15, 1992 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was three days early, but there was plenty of wearing o' the green Saturday for the county's biggest celebration of St. Patrick's Day as bands, children, clowns, floats and local celebrities paraded before thousands of spectators. A fleet of DeLorean sports cars made in Ireland competed with local beauty queens for the attention of parade-goers who lined Marguerite Parkway.
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March 18, 1999 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ginny Boyle tapped her feet in time to a lively Irish jig. Patrick Browne whirled his wife, Angela, around the dance floor. Loyce and Jack Brown sat at the bar, nursed drinks and recalled stories about relatives who have passed on. Wearing green, eating corned beef and cabbage and taking in an Irish step dance show, the couples from across Los Angeles gathered at Mr. B's bar and restaurant on Hollywood Way to celebrate their common culture on St. Patrick's Day.
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March 17, 1998
In anticipation of St. Patrick's Day celebrations, the California Highway Patrol will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Sunset Beach tonight. Officers will operate the checkpoint from 9:30 p.m to 3:30 a.m. The Brea Police Department will deploy four additional officers today, also in anticipation of drunk drivers. The officers will begin patrolling Brea and Yorba Linda late this afternoon. Authorities urged celebrants to have a designated driver or call a cab if they plan to drink.
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March 18, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
An ice storm wiped away the traditional green stripe painted on Fifth Avenue, but it could not keep thousands of St. Patrick's Day celebrants from New York's parade. "We came to party!" declared Una Murray of Dublin, Ireland, who carried green, white and orange balloons and sported fake green braids. Revelers -- some with green hair and green eyebrows -- watched the 246th parade pressed against police barricades to cheer marching bands and men and women in uniform.
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March 18, 1995 | from Associated Press
The nation's oldest St. Patrick's Day parade stepped off Friday against a poignant backdrop of the tentative peace in Northern Ireland, although the celebration of Irish pride again was divided by discord at home. About 300 members of the Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization, denied permission to march under their own banner, demonstrated on a sidewalk in morning traffic two hours before the parade. Dozens locked arms.
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March 18, 2005 | Eric Malnic, Times Staff Writer
Downtown traffic slowed to a crawl at midday Thursday as police blocked off streets for the city's sixth annual St. Patrick's Day parade. An area bounded on the north by the 101 Freeway, on the east by Los Angeles Street, on the south by 4th Street and on the west by Hill Street was closed for more than an hour as the noisy, exuberant parade wound its way from Pershing Square to Olvera Street. Motorists headed for destinations within the parade area were thwarted by police barricades.
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March 18, 2004 | From Associated Press
The St. Patrick's Day Parade started up Fifth Avenue amid snow and freezing temperatures Wednesday, but the reception was warm among revelers, many wearing green plastic hats and face paint. As bagpipes played, the "Fighting 69th" regiment of the New York National Guard led about 150,000 marchers in the annual demonstration of Irish pride, the biggest in the country.
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March 11, 2004 | Lina Lecaro
Though the holiday's origins are of a religious nature (Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is best known for converting pagans to Christianity in the 5th century), in this country St. Patrick's Day is just another excuse to party. Here are some suggestions for a real Irish craic (it's not what you think, look it up), and only a few involve beer, green or otherwise. (River) dance in the streets. The fifth annual Los Angeles City St.
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March 19, 2001
Two people were arrested after sheriff's deputies broke up a fight at a large St. Patrick's Day party in Quartz Hill, authorities said Sunday. Nearly 300 teenagers and adults were gathered Saturday night at a home in the 4600 block of Quartz Hill Road when party-goers began throwing punches and beer bottles, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Some minor injuries were reported. Sixteen deputies wearing helmets dispersed the large group.
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March 18, 2001 | From Associated Press
Mixing religious reverence with raucous excess, thousands packed the grassy squares of Savannah on Saturday and joined the nation in a St. Patrick's Day celebration of all things green. Worshipers packed the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist for morning Mass--about the same time bars opened their doors for those breakfasting on Bloody Marys and beer, and perhaps a side of green grits to coat the stomach. Savannah's St.
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March 17, 2001 | MASSIE RITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 9 this morning, the taps at Ireland's 32 will flip on and the first coffee-dark pint of Guinness will cascade out. On this St. Patrick's Day, odds are good that it won't pass the lips of a regular. To the old-sod Irish patrons and bartenders at the San Fernando Valley's oldest Irish pub, St. Paddy's is the most amateurish of amateur days.
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March 18, 1992 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor David N. Dinkins, top city officials and Gov. Mario M. Cuomo all boycotted the nation's largest St. Patrick's Day Parade on Tuesday to protest the exclusion of gays and lesbians from the line of march. Some 150,000 marchers followed a green stripe up Fifth Avenue through snow showers that turned to sunshine amid heavier than usual police security. Near the reviewing stand they were greeted by boos and jeers from about 400 demonstrators, who were kept behind police barriers.
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March 3, 2001 | From The Washington Post
Dublin canceled its St. Patrick's Day parade Friday and Dolly the cloned sheep was put under protective quarantine as European health authorities stepped up efforts to contain a potentially disastrous outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease among farm animals in Britain. Because the virus spreads easily on shoes, clothing, tires and food, the main goal of the untouched nations was to stop anybody or anything from Britain that might bring it in.
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March 18, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Irish cheer mixed with political jeers at New York's St. Patrick's Day parade on Friday as U.S. Senate rivals Rudolph W. Giuliani and Hillary Rodham Clinton made the traditional march up Fifth Avenue before a rowdy crowd. Thousands of onlookers lined the famous parade route to look at-- and shout at--the New York City mayor and the first lady as they made separate appearances, like countless New York politicians before them, in the event.
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