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March 24, 2014 | By Tony Perry
  SAN DIEGO -- A lawyer for 25 strippers has filed a claim with City Hall asserting that police violated the strippers' rights by detaining them and forcing them to pose for pictures. Dan Gilleon, attorney for dancers at Cheetahs Gentlemen's Club, which bills itself as the city's top spot for nude entertainment, said the strippers' rights were violated by an estimated 10 officers who arrived at the club recently for what was said to be a routine inspection. The claim, filed Monday, is a forerunner to a lawsuit.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2014 | By Tony Perry
  SAN DIEGO -- A lawyer for 25 strippers has filed a claim with City Hall asserting that police violated the strippers' rights by detaining them and forcing them to pose for pictures. Dan Gilleon, attorney for dancers at Cheetahs Gentlemen's Club, which bills itself as the city's top spot for nude entertainment, said the strippers' rights were violated by an estimated 10 officers who arrived at the club recently for what was said to be a routine inspection. The claim, filed Monday, is a forerunner to a lawsuit.
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NATIONAL
April 25, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS -- Consider it a time capsule of what was and was not politically correct in Nevada this year -- a document that might be unearthed by future inhabitants as a clue to what this often-outlandish desert culture was thinking, or not, in the year 2013. This is the legislation that didn't make it -- the dead bills. The legislative corpses include efforts to legalize marijuana, make motorcyclists wear helmets, tax junk food, outlaw new ownership of dangerous pets and, yes, even choose a state dog. “In 20,000 years when people from the planet Zork arrive here and go into our archives, they're going to look at this list and say one of two things,” said Michael Green, a historian at the College of Southern Nevada.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Miley Cyrus opened up about her broken engagement with Liam Hemsworth during an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" airing Friday. The "We Can't Stop" singer, who is still somehow dominating the news cycle since her controversial MTV Video Music Awards performance in August, is currently on a tour promoting her newly released "Bangerz" album. Quite a few things have changed since the last time she appeared on "Ellen" in November, such as her engagement to Hemsworth, a star of "The Hunger Games," being called off.  Tongues have been wagging after her notorious "twerking" performance at the VMAs, her controversial comments about drugs and sex, and her stripped-down music video for "Wrecking Ball.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1995
A Torrance police officer accused of socializing--in uniform and on duty--with professional strippers at a private residence has been terminated, city officials said Wednesday. Citing privacy laws protecting personnel records, City Atty. John L. Fellows III would not say whether Daniel G. Sprague, 32, was fired or had resigned. "I can only tell you . . . his employment terminated on Jan. 25, 1995," Fellows said.
NATIONAL
February 4, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Fire officials in Tampa announced that five firefighters were disciplined for inviting strippers to their fire station for a nude and topless photo session. The women, identified only as Jamie and Heather, posed with a firetruck. They were naked in some photos and wore high heels, firefighters' pants and suspenders in others. The firefighters were charged with neglect of duty, moral turpitude and insubordination. One of the men, a captain, was fired.
SPORTS
January 23, 1988
So Cleveland's Earnest Byner lost the tying touchdown on a fumble. Not true. He lost the ball on football's newest cheap trick--the stripped ball. That's not football, folks, that's purse-snatching. Whatever happened to the guy who would make a clean tackle on a ballcarrier to save the day? Is he gone, and is the game going to degenerate into the team making the most snatches coming out the winner? Will we witness the birth of a new cadre of coaches specializing in the art of ball-stripping?
NEWS
July 12, 1999 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN and JOSEPH TREVINO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On a sweltering evening, the flower of Yucatan womanhood is packed into a local gymnasium, dressed in Sunday-best linen and sensible pantsuits. Schoolteachers. Fresh-scrubbed college students. Moms like Maria Esther Ortega, 45, a staunch Catholic with four children. It is a historic moment for Merida, and they know it. "Yes, we did it!" thunder the 2,041 women. "Yes, we did it!" Moments later, the long-anticipated show begins. Weeks of controversy over morality and women's rights fade away.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1993 | TERRY SPENCER
Following recent court decisions that nullified the city's adult entertainment ordinance and allowed two strip clubs to open, the city attorney last week said his office is drafting a law that would require strippers to remain partially clothed. City Atty. Jack L. White said the ordinance, which will be presented to the City Council next month, would require female strippers to wear at least a G-string and pasties while performing at bars and clubs in the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1998 | JENNIFER PENDLETON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Five strippers have joined forces by filing 12 class action suits in Los Angeles Superior Court. They allege that 22 clubs illegally classify them as independent contractors instead of full-fledged employees. The women seek to be put on the payroll to get benefits like other workers. Defendant Deja Vu Inc., based in Lansing, Mich., owns at least 11 clubs in California, four of them in the Los Angeles area, lawyers for the strippers said.
NATIONAL
September 27, 2013 | By Maria L. La Ganga
Nearly 3,000 miles already separate Casa Diablo from Newark City Hall. But this week, Cory Booker strove mightily to increase that distance. After word leaked out that the ambitious young Newark mayor had held a brief Twitter flirtation with a comely exotic dancer here, his Senate campaign in New Jersey issued a statement downplaying the incident. "The only mildly surprising thing about this story is the news that there's a vegan strip club in Portland," Booker's campaign said, indicating that the bachelor mayor knew neither Portland nor Casa Diablo, where one kind of flesh is happily embraced and another strictly prohibited.
NATIONAL
September 26, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Could you call it a scandal? It's not exactly clear  who is outraged. But Lynsie Lee, a Portland, Ore., stripper who once exchanged private Twitter messages with Senate candidate Cory Booker of New Jersey, is enjoying the attention while it lasts. “I just had this 'Inside Edition' female say, 'Are you on something? You seem so happy,' ” Lee, 26, told the Los Angeles Times in a phone interview Thursday, after fielding calls from a flock of curious journalists. "They've been waking me up since 3 a.m. " The story is basically this: On Wednesday a BuzzFeed reporter -- perhaps with sextually challenged  New York politico Anthony Weiner on the brain -- posted a story about Lee exchanging private messages with Booker, the bachelor mayor of Newark, N.J. "Not safe for work, unless you work at Newark City Hall," the BuzzFeed reporter gushed, then glued several nude photos of Lee into the very-not-safe-for-work story.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2013 | By Sheri Linden
The darkish comedy "Afternoon Delight" gives the talented Kathryn Hahn her first movie lead, and for a while it looks like an opportunity to dig in deep. Hahn's vanity-free performance as a bored Los Angeles housewife who befriends a stripper goes a considerable way to humanize a film of occasional insight and underdeveloped provocations. Ultimately, though, her character is as thinly conceived and hard to root for as everyone else in filmmaker Jill Soloway's erratic blend of not-quite satire and halfhearted soul searching.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Last week Juicy J tweeted that he would be "giving out a 50k scholarships to the best chick that can twerk. " The veteran emcee, who had a breakout year thanks to a handful of strip club anthems, quickly deleted the tweets. But that hardly meant that he was rescinding the offer.  Fifty grand is still on the table for any female (no males, please) who wants to compete. So what must one do to enter the contest? MTV Video Music Awards: Best & Worst | Show Highlights Well the official entry rules -- which were released on Wednesday courtesy of the rapper's label, Columbia -- don't exactly specify twerking as a means to win. Instead, female fans between the ages of 18 and 25 can enter the competition by creating YouTube videos explaining, or “showing,” why they're most deserving of the prize.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2013 | By Nicole Santa Cruz
A 20-year-old woman who was the first victim in an early-morning shooting rampage in Orange County in February had been hired as a stripper by the gunman, according to law enforcement sources. Courtney Aoki , 20, was discovered shot to death in Ali Syed's bedroom after his parents frantically called 911 at 4:45 a.m. on Feb. 19. Syed left the Ladera Ranch town house and took off in the family's car, embarking on shooting rampage on Orange County freeways, randomly firing on other motorists.
NATIONAL
April 25, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS -- Consider it a time capsule of what was and was not politically correct in Nevada this year -- a document that might be unearthed by future inhabitants as a clue to what this often-outlandish desert culture was thinking, or not, in the year 2013. This is the legislation that didn't make it -- the dead bills. The legislative corpses include efforts to legalize marijuana, make motorcyclists wear helmets, tax junk food, outlaw new ownership of dangerous pets and, yes, even choose a state dog. “In 20,000 years when people from the planet Zork arrive here and go into our archives, they're going to look at this list and say one of two things,” said Michael Green, a historian at the College of Southern Nevada.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stunned deputies, checking out an anonymous tip about an unknown disturbance at a Windsor Hills banquet hall, stumbled upon a wild "sex party" involving about 200 men and at least a dozen paid female strippers, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported Monday. "We respond to calls about parties all the time," said Lt. Mike Grossman, who went to Ashton's Shatto Banquet Hall on Sunday evening with five deputies. "But this was just bizarre--that's the best way to describe it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1995 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 71-year-old admirer told the stripper that he loved her. The stripper, he later said, told him they should get married. During their 15-month courtship, Joseph Nakashima testified, he gave Robin Goebel of Simi Valley more than $56,000, including $5,200 for breast-augmentation surgery. But when Goebel invited him to her home for a belated Valentine's Day celebration on Feb. 16, Nakashima testified in Ventura County Superior Court on Thursday, a man barged in waving a .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A stripper is recovering from a gunshot wound after a male customer who made advances toward her shot her when she rejected him, police said. About 7:30 p.m. shots rang out at the Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen's Club in Rialto when a 46-year-old customer was turned down after making several passes on the dancer, said Rialto police Capt. Randy De Anda. The man shot the stripper then turned the high-powered semiautomatic handgun on himself, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A man who was spurned by a stripper during a private lap dance at a Rialto club shot the woman and then turned his high-powered semiautomatic handgun on himself, police said Thursday. The 46-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene at the Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen's Club and the woman was in stable condition, the Rialto Police Department said. She was shot in the head. The shooting occurred in a private lap dance room at the club Monday shortly before 7:30 p.m., Capt. Randy De Anda said.
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