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Topless tavern to cover up

first_imgReferring to himself as the “Strip Club Killer,” Councilman Steve Haderlein said the resolution was a long time coming. “It seems like we were always winning, but we were never able shut them down,” he said. “It’s a good day when the city can remove a nuisance business from a neighborhood. We’re two- for-two now, and this one didn’t cost us a million bucks.” Haderlein was referring to the city’s much shorter battle to keep the Peppermint Gardens strip club from opening earlier this year, also in east Pasadena. To settle litigation brought by that club’s owner, the city spent nearly $5 million to buy the site – a former Shakey’s pizzeria. About $4 million of that amount went to buy the property from owner Greg Hakopyan, with another $1 million to settle litigation. Deleo said he didn’t expect the city to offer to buy Pleasures any time soon. City Hall is anxious about recouping the money spent to purchase Peppermint Gardens after it fell out of escrow Tuesday, City Manager Cynthia Kurtz said. [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4444 www.insidesocal.com/pasadenapolitics 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – A topless dance bar in buttoned-down east Pasadena has made a New Year’s resolution to button up for 2008. Pleasures Gentlemen’s Club said Friday its future is uncertain after the adult cabaret agreed in court to end topless dancing and stop serving alcohol by Jan. 25, a move City Attorney Michele Bagneris described as a “final resolution” to four years of legal wrangling. “The judge ordered tops back on” and ruled the club’s permit to sell alcohol will become invalid as of Jan. 25, said Pleasures manager Tony Deleo. Deleo said the club wasn’t interested in fighting the city and has been considering other locations to do business. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre According to the city, the agreement was approved by Superior Court Judge Jan Pluim before a contempt-of-court hearing scheduled for the club on Thursday. In the meantime, Pleasures will post a $10,000 bond, according to a statement released by the city. Pleasures has been locked in a legal melee with the city since a series of so-called “lust parties” were held at the East Foothill Boulevard venue in 2003 by its owner at the time. Undercover police said patrons were having sex. Charges were filed against several dancers and customers. Four years of appeals and court orders later, the state Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from the club, and the city asked the state to pull its liquor license. last_img read more

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Marlins Rally To Beat Mets, 9-6

first_imgMIAMI — After giving up their early lead, the Miami Marlins took advantage of the New York Mets’ miscues late.Giancarlo Stanton hit his 34th home run and the Marlins scored three runs in the eighth inning to beat the Mets 9-6 on Sept. 1.“It was back and forth, a few different lead changes there, we kept pushing and that was the biggest key to finish it off,” Stanton said.Miami capitalized on some wildness by Mets reliever Jeurys Familia (2-4) in the eighth. Familia had two throwing errors and a wild pitch, leading to the three tiebreaking runs as the Marlins who snapped a five-game losing streak to the Mets.“I just had a bad day,” Familia said. “I felt the same way I do every time out, I just had a bad day.”Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who had doubled to open the inning, scored on Familia’s wild pitch two batters later, giving the Marlins a 7-6 lead. Adeiny Hechavarria later scored on a fielder’s choice with the bases loaded and Christian Yelich came in on a walk to Casey McGehee.Marcell Ozuna and McGehee finished with two RBIs each for the Marlins, who used five relievers after starter Henderson Alvarez left in the third inning with a left oblique strain.A.J. Ramos (6-0) pitched a scoreless eighth and Steve Cishek pitched the ninth for his 32nd save in 36 chances.Dilson Herrera, a 20-year old second baseman who is the youngest player in the Majors and the only one to jump from Single-A to the big leagues, hit his first career home run and first career triple while driving in three runs for the Mets.David Wright had two RBIs for New York.The score was tied at 6-6 going into the eighth before the Mets committed three of their season-high six errors and walked three batters. “It wasn’t a big-league baseball game, I can tell you that,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said.Alvarez battled through the injury in the first two innings, retiring the first six batters he faced before he was pulled in a rough third inning.Alvarez allowed a home run to Herrera to start the third and a base hit by Wright, which cleared the bases after Ozuna’s wild throw home from center field ended up in the stands to give the Mets a 4-2 lead.“I was frustrated, I was mad, I wanted to keep pitching,” Alvarez said. “I went out there with the pain and I was able to go through it, but sometimes you’ve got to give in to it. It was frustrating and a terrible feeling.”Marlins Manager Mike Redmond and a trainer came out to talk to Alvarez, who eventually slammed the ball into Redmond’s hand when he left the mound. “You kidding me? All the foul tips I’ve taken in my life, that was nothing,” Redmond said. “It felt like a feather.”The Mets led 6-5 in sixth after Herrera’s two-run triple, but the Marlins tied it in the bottom of the sixth on an RBI single by Yelich.Mets’ starter Zack Wheeler, who came into the game with a 6-1 record and 2.17 ERA over his last 11 starts, lasted just 4 2-3 innings while throwing 114 pitches. He struck out eight and allowed five hits and five runs — two earned.“I felt terrible all day, honestly,” Wheeler said. “My breaking ball was up in the zone — nothing was really working for me.”(CHRISTOPHER STOCK)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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521 runs. 1258 balls. 30 hours. Does Cheteshwar Pujara feel bad for bowlers?

first_imgCheteshwar Pujara has played only 1258 balls in the ongoing four-Test series in Australia but for the opposition captain, Tim Paine, it feels like “he’s faced about a million balls”.Pujara had a disappointing tour of Australia in 2014-15 but the ever-dependable No. 3 batsman has successfully buried the memories of the previous tour to top the batting charts in the ongoing tour.Pujara has scored 521 runs, including three centuries, in the ongoing series. If anything is more important than the number of runs he has scored is the deliveries – 1258 of them – he has faced over seven innings so far in the series. Pujara has made sure he has blunted the new ball and made the world-class Australian attack work hard on the field.Tim Paine conceded after Pujara’s 193-run marathon in the ongoing Sydney Test that the in-form Indian batsman has ground their bowlers down in the series. Nathan Lyon asked Pujara if he isn’t feeling bored after the 30-year-old got to the three-figure mark on Day 1 in Sydney.The Australian bowlers’ frustrations over Pujara’s marathon knocks is visible but does the India batsman feel bad for the opposition bowlers?My defence is my strength: PujaraIn a candid interview for bcci.tv, Pujara says he doesn’t feel for the opposition bowlers but concedes the sight of him defending at will does discourage them, especially the pacers.”As a batsman, I can’t feel bad but when I am fielding, I do feel bad for our bowlers. Obviously, he [the opposition bowler] will be discouraged and that’s why my strength is my defence. It has to be discouraging for a bowler if I am defending well. If a bowler is bowling at 150 kmph and I am defending that well, then he has to find another option. So I think I am winning that battle,” Pujara said.advertisementPujara, who only plays the longest format at the international level, also insisted that he would prefer to be called a Test player even in his next birth.”I would love to play Test cricket even in my next life… if Test cricket is still going on. That is the ultimate challenge. In a T20 game, you can still get away with a lot of things. But when it comes to your character, when it comes to your temperament, so many things come to play only in Test cricket. So even in my next life, I would still prefer to be called a Test player,” Pujara added.The end of an epic knock from Cheteshwar Pujara!#AUSvIND | @toyota_aus pic.twitter.com/J2php55Ktlcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 4, 2019Pujara also chose the century he had scored in the first Test of the series in Adelaide as the most important hundred of the ongoing tour, saying it gave India the early momentum. India have an unassailable 2-1 lead in the series and are inching closer to a historic 3-1 win, thanks to Pujara’s first innings 193 in the ongoing Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.”Adelaide, I would say Adelaide [most important hundred of the series] because the first match of the series was the most important Test match. When you’re 1-0 up early, you’re always on top. You can remain on top. The innings at Adelaide wills till be very special. Test centuries are special, so both MCG and the SCG centuries are also special.”The other side of Cheteshwar PujaraFrom Game of Thrones references, an open challenge to beat him in table tennis to the silliest way he’s gotten out till date – we catch @cheteshwar1 in a never seen before avatar – by @28anandhttps://t.co/XEWDTdjWnB pic.twitter.com/2okHsZxyJeBCCI (@BCCI) January 4, 2019More expressive when I am playing FIFA: PujaraPujara, who revealed he had grown up playing badminton and table tennis, said he loves playing video games and that he may be more expressive than he is on the cricket field while playing the popular football video game, FIFA on his PlayStation.”In my childhood, I used to love playing video games and I used to spend hours and hours on that. Later on, I realised it’s not good to spend so many hours on that, but one-odd hour is fine in a day, not every single day, just to relax,” Pujara added.”I still enjoy playing the PlayStation. I am very competitive like I am on the field. I am more expressive when I am playing Fifa.”Also Read | India vs Australia: Pujara wore us down, concedes Tim Paine after Sydney marathonAlso Read | 4th Test: India absolutely ruthless with the bat in Sydney, says Darren LehmannAlso Read | Rishabh Pant’s perfect birthday gift for his mother: A record-breaking hundredAlso Read | I was scared after reaching 90s, says Rishabh Pant after record 159* in SydneyAlso See:advertisementlast_img read more

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