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December 14, 2000 | OFELIA CASILLAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rampart scandal, which has shaken the Los Angeles Police Department to its core, may soon take an unlikely casualty: the Short Stop bar on Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park. Close to Dodger Stadium and the Police Academy, the Short Stop has been a favorite after-work hangout for patrol officers and detectives for more than 25 years. It is an informal museum of police lore, its walls lined with badges and glass cases filled with police caps.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2000 | OFELIA CASILLAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rampart scandal, which has shaken the Los Angeles Police Department to its core, may soon take an unlikely casualty: the Short Stop bar on Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park. Close to Dodger Stadium and the Police Academy, the Short Stop has been a favorite after-work hangout for patrol officers and detectives for more than 25 years. It is an informal museum of police lore, its walls lined with badges and glass cases filled with police caps.
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SPORTS
April 15, 2014 | By Chris Erskine
Dodgers fans seeking to voice their frustration or confusion over the team's TV standoff are invited to a rally on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Short Stop bar in Echo Park . Times “Fan of the House” columnist Chris Erskine will host the free event, and has invited fans to voice their concerns or raise questions on the situation. Among the issues: Is the controversial TV deal, in which 70% of the market cannot view the team's games on TV, the Dodgers' fault, or that of Time Warner Cable?
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June 17, 2001 | MARK EHRMAN
Once a watering hole for off-duty cops, Echo Park's Short Stop bar fell on hard times last year when it was fingered as a spot where LAPD Rampart Division Officer Rafael Perez went to brag about his criminal misdeeds.
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July 6, 2003 | ANDREW JOHN IGNATIUS VONTZ
Thanks to Hot Topic and other .alt mall'tailers that mass-produce underground fashion trends as quickly as they appear in clubs and other boho-kid hangouts, new fashions roar from made to played faster than disposable razors. Take hipster headwear. Cheap and easily manufactured, hat styles go from obscurity to ubiquity and back again in a matter of months. Here is a recap of hip hats that have peaked and mercifully vanished in L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2002 | Steve Harvey
Asked his biggest prom fear, Beverly Hills High sophomore Rambod Behnam told the school newspaper: "During the slow dance, my hair dye leaks onto my date's white dress." That's purple hair dye, for the record. The latest trash talk in the sports world: The police log of the Los Alamitos News-Enterprise reported that a resident "claimed the trash collectors took his $360 portable basketball hoop along with the trash." Not again!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2001 | STEVE HARVEY
Writer Tom Greene was a bit surprised to find a saucy, two-part drama in the police log of his security patrol company in Echo Park. The opening act: "7:51 PM--Service call re. couple in the back seat of a car in the 2300 block of Vista Gordo. Patrol advised the pair of the active neighborhood watch program, and the couple left without incident." The sequel (the same night): 8:37 PM--Service call re. same couple, as above, this time in the 2400 block of Avon St.
SPORTS
February 13, 2013 | Chris Erskine
Cupid's juiced. Lance Armstrong's head is corked. Is there anything left to love about modern sports, the apparent bastion of liars, cheats and psychopaths? Well, here are 100 Valentines dedicated to all that's still good about sports. "There are really 100?" you ask. OK, maybe 99: - The poetry of the phrase "pitchers and catchers report ... " - The thwaaaack of a well-hit anything (baseball, golf ball, puck). - Batting cages. - Bleacher bums. - Kevin Costner's "small-of-a-woman's-back" speech.
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February 17, 2000 | SHAWN HUBLER
"There was no mystery to any of this." --A former Rampart Division CRASH officer. The Short Stop bar sits in a low, brick storefront, far from what people picture when you say a bar is on Sunset Boulevard. This is the Dodger Stadium end, the immigrant end, the end where the palm trees are tattered and the stucco is rust-streaked. The end in which Los Angeles remains, forever, as it ever was. Inside, past the narrow entrance and the shadowed bar stools, what you notice are all the rules. "NO I.D.
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October 5, 2010 | Chris Erskine
Fall just keeps getting better and better. Granted, I should spend more time attending art walks and viola recitals, maybe take up the oboe. I made myself a little promise the other morning that I'd really give all that a try. Till then, I attended several sporting events last weekend, coached in one of them (AYSO soccer) and played in yet a fourth ? a jangly-nerved touch-football league for the criminally insane. I'm not proud of my sports addiction. But acknowledgment is the first step toward recovery.
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April 17, 2014 | Chris Erskine
Bad TV deals are becoming a ruinous force, the Time Warner Cable deal the latest example, with Dodgers fans held hostage in yet another standoff. Welcome to America, 2014. It used to be copious bundles of advertising cash were once enough to keep TV and ballclubs afloat, now copious amounts of cable cash are required. Stop this train. I want to get off. Why isn't Bud Selig helping solve this fiasco? Where's L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti? We also have a couple of U.S. senators I haven't seen in maybe three years, and they are AWOL too. Feeling used or abandoned, Dodgers fans?
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