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October 28, 1999 | DIANNE BATES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The joke goes like this: How do you get an old lady to yell "Damn!"? Get another old lady to yell "Bingo!" Sure, bingo conjures up images of smoky Elks clubs. Bingo is the terrain of your great-aunt's cronies, each armed with 120 ounces of RC Cola and a bright-colored felt dauber. Bingo means spending hour upon hour listening to the drone of the number caller, plopping down $20 to win $10. B-I-N-G-O was a dog, oh, for a very good reason.
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June 24, 1998 | SUSAN ABRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Stonewall Gourmet Cafe serves up gay pride with its lattes. Owner Michael d'Addio opened the West Hollywood coffeehouse--named after the historic Stonewall rebellion that gave birth to the gay liberation movement--as a gathering place for gays and lesbians. Another inspiration for the business might have been Starbucks.
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July 1, 1998 | VICKI TORRES
The crowds, the floats, the TV cameras that throng the annual Christopher Street West parade and festival are gone until next year, and West Hollywood, home of one of the largest gay pride celebrations in the U.S., is back to business as usual. And business-as-usual is booming. Buildings that stood vacant for years are being spruced up, and new enterprises are moving in. Applications for building plan approvals are up 23% over last year.
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