October 23, 2012 |
Many Southern California sports bars are bracing for a frightening scene Halloween night: No Lakers on their television sets. The Lakers deliver a jolt of added business for sports bars and restaurants with multiple TVs tuned to their games. But unless a Time Warner Cable contract dispute is soon resolved, the Lakers won't be available to many of them, starting with the Lakers' second game of the season Oct. 31. "We're definitely not happy about it," said Paola Casanova, general manager of Lucky Baldwins Pub in Pasadena.
October 21, 2012 |
In Los Angeles, many Lakers fans have greater concerns than the franchise's quest to tie the Boston Celtics with a 17th championship. The birth of Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes has left approximately two-thirds of the Southern California market without a channel to watch Lakers games in their homes. Time Warner Cable has yet to reach major distribution deals with DirecTV, Dish, Verizon, AT&T, Cox and Charter. The lone agreement in place is with Bright House Networks, little consolation to those hitting sports bars or searching for friends with access for their Lakers fix. It was already a difficult pill to swallow for those without basic cable; Lakers games were no longer a "free" broadcast. At least in the KCAL era, away games were available on network television.
June 5, 2012
Game boys (and girls) can belly up to the Cosmopolitan's EA Sports Bar, a popup concept that's part sports bar, part lounge and part arcade. It's set on the casino's ground floor, where fans can tune in to sporting events on a half dozen high-definition TVs while gamers can square off on one of three Sony PlayStations. The 2,500-square-foot space is decked out with leather chairs, sofas and a (low-tech) foosball table. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South 877.551.7778 www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com - Jamie Wetherbe, Custom Publishing Writer
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December 24, 2011 |
A Riverside County sheriff's deputy, who was off-duty when he allegedly shot a man inside a sports bar in Murrieta this week, has been charged with murder. Dayle William Long, a 10-year department veteran, was arraigned Friday afternoon on one count of murder with a special allegation of discharging a firearm, according to the Riverside County district attorney's office. Long, 42, is being held at Riverside County's Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta in lieu of $1-million bail.
June 19, 2009 |
In their own modest way, Steve Lieberman and Keith O'Brien are attempting to bridge the cultural gap between New York and Los Angeles -- and create your new favorite neighborhood hangout in the process. Considering that their new bar-restaurant West 4th/Jane is just a block away from the consumer crush and tourist trappings of the Third Street Promenade, it's a formidable endeavor.
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February 6, 2009 |
Several weeks ago, Rianne Celine Theriault-Odom applied for a job at Babes & Beer, a sports bar in Tarzana that offers full-contact lap dances along with a wide selection of wine and beer. She wasn't hired. On Thursday, Theriault-Odom, 27, and Nathaniel Marquis Petrillo, 22, were being sought by police in connection with an attack on one of the bar's exotic dancers. Authorities say the pair doused her with a flammable liquid and set her on fire, leaving the mother of two in critical condition.