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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2014 | By Carlos Lozano
Several sheriff's deputies were injured and about 100 people were arrested Saturday night when a spring-break party in Isla Vista in Santa Barbara County turned violent, authorities said. About 15,000 people attended Deltopia, a party near UC Santa Barbara, when a disturbance broke out about 9:30 p.m. in the 6700 block of Del Playa Drive, according to a statement from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department. The incident began when a UCSB police officer was struck in the head with a backpack containing bottles of alcohol, according to the statement.
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NEWS
April 25, 2014 | By Susan Denley
First Lady Michelle Obama wore an outfit from Sophie Theallet's spring 2014 collection when she hosted a passel of kids at the White House on Thursday for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day . Her ensemble included Theallet's thistle jacquard cardigan in sunset red with leather and chiffon skirt in bordeaux, the designer said via news release. Prince George, 9-month-old son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, has already become a style trendsetter, writes John Koblin in the New York Times . The little prince and his parents ended their almost three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia, taking off from an airport in Canberra, Australia's capital, on Friday to begin their return trip to England.
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WORLD
August 31, 2009 | Tracy Wilkinson
It was a street party at a popular gathering place, typical of Saturday nights in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. Drinks, a musical band, a joining together of the mostly young. Then, shortly before midnight, a white double-cabin pickup screeched to a stop on Palm Tree Street in the town of Navolato. At least four gunmen burst from the vehicle and sprayed the party with semiautomatic gunfire. Eight people were killed, among them women and teenagers. Several more were seriously wounded and remained hospitalized Sunday, said Jose Luis Leyva of the state prosecutor's office in Culiacan, the state capital about 20 miles to the east.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2014 | By Carlos Lozano
Several sheriff's deputies were injured and about 100 people were arrested Saturday night when a spring-break party in Isla Vista in Santa Barbara County turned violent, authorities said. About 15,000 people attended Deltopia, a party near UC Santa Barbara, when a disturbance broke out about 9:30 p.m. in the 6700 block of Del Playa Drive, according to a statement from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department. The incident began when a UCSB police officer was struck in the head with a backpack containing bottles of alcohol, according to the statement.
NEWS
September 9, 2011 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times staff writer
In San Diego , where there's evidently a general agreement on how to throw a street party, organizers of the 30 th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair say they will have more than 60 musical acts to offer at their free event Sept. 24 and 25. Among the headliners: El Vez, Dengue Fever and a reunion of the San Diego-based band the Beat Farmers. You can find  a detailed list of performers here. The San Diego event comes a month after the cancellation in Los Angeles of the Sunset Junction Street Fair , a longstanding music festival that was denied permits because of $260,000 in unpaid city fees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1997
Los Feliz Village, "the hippest 'hood in L.A." according to the national magazine "W" is having a street party Sunday, and the whole city is invited. Hillhurst Avenue between Franklin and Finley avenues will be shut down from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m,. for the 6th Annual Los Feliz Village Street Fair.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 2006 | From Times staff and wire reports
Seven people were shot Tuesday night as a Halloween street party in the Castro district wound down, police said. The shooting occurred about 10:40 p.m. as authorities dispersed thousands of revelers under a new curfew aimed at controlling the raucous event. Two people were taken to hospitals with life-threatening injuries, and five others also were injured by gunfire, said police spokesman Sgt. Neville Gittens. Several people were detained, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
Two men died of gunshot wounds suffered early Saturday at an illegal street party, Santa Ana police said. Jairo Tamayo, 19, and Erick Romay, 26, were shot in the 2000 block of South Susan Street about 12:30 a.m., authorities said. Police said the shooting was thought to be gang-related. Both men were taken by friends to Garden Grove Hospital and Medical Center. Romay was subsequently taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange.
NEWS
March 7, 1994 | DIANNE KLEIN and ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
More than 19,000 people ran, walked and wheeled themselves through the streets of Los Angeles on Sunday, turning the city's ninth annual marathon into a gigantic street party for spectators, a traffic quagmire for motorists and a showcase for extraordinary willpower. And the rabbit won. Utah's Paul Pilkington, who was hired as the event's "rabbit" to pace the field of elite runners, instead crossed the finish line first with a time of 2 hours, 12 minutes and 13 seconds.
NEWS
January 24, 1994 | Associated Press
Gunmen believed to be leftist rebels fired automatic weapons at revelers at an early morning street party Sunday, killing at least 33 people and wounding eight, authorities said. The massacre in Apartado, a poverty-stricken town of wood-plank shacks and cement storefronts 300 miles northwest of Bogota, was the bloodiest in Colombia in more than five years. It was unclear if the attack was politically motivated. Authorities interviewed on local radio said 35 people were killed.
NEWS
March 4, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
New Orleans parades and celebrations have been going on since mid-February as a run-up to the final fabulous blowout of Mardi Gras on Tuesday (today). Parade krewes, as the organizing bodies are called, will start at 6 a.m. PST (8 a.m. CST) in the city with the Krewe of Zulu, followed by the Krewe of Rex and other groups that will keep the beads flowing into the evening. Nine parades are planned for Tuesday in and around New Orleans. (If you don't get the whole street parade thing, check out Hugh Laurie at the Krewe of Bacchus parade on Sunday.)
WORLD
April 9, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
This post has been corrected. See note below for details. Headlines from both sides of the Atlantic show Margaret Thatcher in death as she was in life: a person loved or loathed, depending upon your point of view.  A quote from Richard Longworth, former foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, has been repeated often since Thatcher's death was announced Monday:  She was "perhaps the most admired, hated, fascinating, boring, radical...
OPINION
January 1, 2013 | Patt Morrison
It's just a parade, after all, a once-a-year parade, so in the grand scheme of things, the Tournament of Roses Parade doesn't matter - until it does. And it does. There's a paradox at the core of Pasadena's pretty street party. What began in 1890 as Pasadena's way of flaunting its midwinter pleasures became an internationally televised civic institution. Be careful what you wish for, and all that. PHOTOS: The Rose Parade through the years When the world began watching, this parade - more puritanical than Mardi Gras, more glamorous than Macy's Thanksgiving Day balloons - turned into the face of all of Southern California, and thus it came not to be regarded as Pasadena's private shindig any more.
NEWS
April 19, 2012 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Cedar Point plans to turn the Ohio theme park's Million Dollar Midway into the $6-million Luminosity nighttime spectacular complete with lights, lasers and fireworks tied to a stage performance with DJs, dancers and drummers. PHOTOS: Luminosity nighttime spectacular at Cedar Point Debuting on June 8, the 40-minute Luminosity: Ignite the Night stage show will be followed by a pyrotechnics finale that leads into a DJ street party designed to turn the midway into an enormous dance floor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2012 | Steve Lopez
We headed into the weekend without much of a plan, other than taking in a Dodger game. But as things turned out, we would have written a song if Randy Newman hadn't beaten us to it. On Saturday morning, the storm had moved out, the air was crisp and the sky was mostly clear. How about a hike in the mountains? I ran this past the family and the chairwoman of the board voted yes, but the 8-year-old vice chair was a tough sell. Her questions included "What mountains?" and "What are we going to do there?"
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 2011 | By Jason Gelt, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Hot Dance Music! Champagne! Porn stars! Oceanliners! New Year's Eve is the best night of the year in L.A., and whether you're looking to party with tens of thousands of your closest friends, laugh with your kids, or meditate to candlelight through year's close, we've got your night sorted. Angelenos are a particularly party-hearty lot, and we've combed through a night teeming with chances to wear your party gown, don a stupid hat, pop champagne, dance yourself silly and wipe the slate clean with either a bang or a whimper.
OPINION
January 1, 2013 | Patt Morrison
It's just a parade, after all, a once-a-year parade, so in the grand scheme of things, the Tournament of Roses Parade doesn't matter - until it does. And it does. There's a paradox at the core of Pasadena's pretty street party. What began in 1890 as Pasadena's way of flaunting its midwinter pleasures became an internationally televised civic institution. Be careful what you wish for, and all that. PHOTOS: The Rose Parade through the years When the world began watching, this parade - more puritanical than Mardi Gras, more glamorous than Macy's Thanksgiving Day balloons - turned into the face of all of Southern California, and thus it came not to be regarded as Pasadena's private shindig any more.
NEWS
September 9, 2011 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times staff writer
In San Diego , where there's evidently a general agreement on how to throw a street party, organizers of the 30 th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair say they will have more than 60 musical acts to offer at their free event Sept. 24 and 25. Among the headliners: El Vez, Dengue Fever and a reunion of the San Diego-based band the Beat Farmers. You can find  a detailed list of performers here. The San Diego event comes a month after the cancellation in Los Angeles of the Sunset Junction Street Fair , a longstanding music festival that was denied permits because of $260,000 in unpaid city fees.
OPINION
August 11, 2011
The Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk will likely never return to the days when perhaps 100 people strolled among a dozen galleries on Spring and Main streets one evening each month. Seven years after gallery owners and business leaders had the idea that Angelenos would promenade a block from Skid Row, the event now draws up to 30,000 visitors, beckoned by four dozen galleries and numerous bars, restaurants and food trucks. It has both spurred the revitalization of downtown and grown with it. But some patrons seem more interested in carousing than browsing — let alone buying — art. Bitter squabbling among business owners and Art Walk organizers has, at times, threatened to dissolve the event altogether.
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