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- Volume 14, Issue 10, Number 392

Flesh Goes Topless with Alcohol
Starting today, San Bernardino's Flesh Club will revise its name and its carnal menu, giving up nude dancers for the right to sell cheeseburgers and beer.

The future of the former strip cabaret, on the city's family-oriented Hospitality Lane, has been in doubt since November 2007, when a judge punished the business for allowing lewd conduct by ordering it to cease all adult-oriented activities for eight months. More...


Switchblade Kitty at the Roxy
Switchblade Kitty
I'm at the Roxy to see Switchblade Kitty. A throwback to the best of the punk era, these four winsome lasses and their four-piece backing band.

They play a variety of classic punk and metal covers in a brash, party-anarchic style that feels like a riot on stage. The band is tight and smooth. More...


Imperial Showgirls to close in September
A fight over where to allow strip clubs and other adult businesses in the city is over, officials said.

After a public hearing last week the City Council voted to change its zoning ordinance controlling adult businesses. No one came forward to speak at the hearing.  More...


Santa Fe Springs strip club gives up fight
The long and pricey legal battle between the city of Santa Fe Springs and the owner of a local gentlemen's club has ended.

City officials are calling it a victory despite the $200,000 price tag for legal fees.

"It's a culmination of a long, drawn-out process," said City Manager Fred Latham. More...


Dancer Set on Fire
Los Angeles police said an exotic nightclub dancer was set on fire Thursday and suffered with burns across over 60 percent of her body.

The crime, which occurred at about 1:30 a.m., happened outside the Babes & Beer nightclub at 18454 Oxnard St., said Los Angeles police Deputy Chief Michel Moore. More...


Update: Silver Reign, West LA
This controversial club in West LA has been remodeled yet again.

The entrance is located on Mississippi, across the street from Staples. However, the parking lot is shared with a strip-mall on Olympic. If you are not going to valet park, enter from Olympic and walk through to Mississippi on the East side of the building via a hallway. More...


Z-VIP: Silver Reign Offers 2 Free Drinks
Silver Reign in West Los Angeles is inviting all Z-VIP members to come visit the club by offering free admission and 2 free drinks for a limited time.  More...


Review: Paris Showgirls
After being closed for a few years, this club has re-opened as Paris Showgirls with new owners.  As of October 2008, the club is now topless on stage with alcohol (beer and wine).  More...


Update: Sam's Hofbrau
Interestingly, downtown LA has become the new hip area of the city, with brand new expensive condos and artists' lofts.

Mixed in with this new hype is Sam's, what Los Angeles Magazine calls the best strip club in Los Angeles. More...


Z-Gallery: Update
DOM pictures of Violet, Paloma, Annemarie, Sophia, and Siara added. More...


Taboo agrees to close in April
A two-year-old legal battle between the city and a local strip club has ended in a settlement agreement, which will most likely result in the club being closed or sold off by April.

The federal court case, dating back to 2006, stems from the city's decision to revoke Taboo Gentlemen's Club's business license for breaking the city's adult business codes. More...


Sneak Peek: Babes & Beer
Once again, this club has changed hands and has returned back to alcohol.  They had been fighting the city for many years, so hopefully they can co-exist with the city in it's new format.  More...


Sneak Peek: Diamonds
This club has been fighting with the city for along time.  It is now a nude club and they continue their fight to stay open.  More...


Strippers Sue LA Clubs Over Tips, Wages
A group of exotic dancers has sued some of the biggest nightclubs in Los Angeles over unpaid wages and tips.

Attorney Patrick Manshardt filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court on behalf of four dancers.   More...

Z-Shop
Checkout our Z Shop at CafePress with plenty of Z-shirts, tank tops, sweatshirts, mugs, mouse pads, baseball caps, stickers, and even thongs with our new logo.  If that's not enough, we've lowered our prices.  Get them now while these prices last. More...


Body Shop Burns
A fire on Thursday burned through the roof of The Body Shop, a landmark West Hollywood strip club mentioned in a Motley Crue hit. More...


New Trial Ordered on Flesh
The state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a new trial be held to determine if the city of San Bernardino intentionally misled a judge during its battle to close down a notorious strip club that officials said was actually a brothel. More...


Fritz Closes It's Doors
On Friday he distributed bright yellow business cards that function as a free pass and a detour to an Orange County business similar to what's no longer behind him: a strip club with an enigmatic name.

The cards, however, don't explain why Fritz That's It - the topless bar that conducted business in the city for 35 years - has closed.  More...


4 Play Celebrates 10th Anniversary
4 Play celebrated their 10th anniversary with a bang, and a bull.  There was a bull riding contest, along with a long list of the hottest dancers in LA going on stage. More...


Gossip: Skin Opens Despite Protesters
Skin Gentlemen's Lounge has opened their doors despite protesters and even a website dedicated to closing them down. More...


Headline: Vintage Industrial Strip to Open in Sun Valley
There are many strip clubbers out there that probably remember the original Industrial Strip from 10 years ago.

Some of the original people decided to bring back the concept of a real Rock & Roll strip club with booze back to Los Angeles, or at least Sun Valley.  This new incarnation of the "Industrial" idea is slated to open on October 1, 2007. More...


Rants & Rave: David vs. Goliath
Wal-Mart, Ralphs, Starbucks, Borders, Foot Locker, Home Depot, Toys 'R' Us, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond and McDonald's. What do these retail stores have in common?

They are all mega-retailers that dominate their markets. What does this have to do with strip clubs?   More...


Adult Entertainment Expo 2007
Over the past few years, change has affected the adult industry in new and interesting ways. At the same time that options in adult entertainment are expanding due to the use of new technologies, there are obvious shifts in power and economics that were very visible at this year's Adult Entertainment Expo. More...


Ask Z Bone: 2006
Questions about holding hands, how to trick your dancer, getting busted, molester postings, peek-a-boo, sharing, and how does he do it? More...


Letters to Z: 2006
Less and less interesting letters each year and only one for 2006 about my racist remarks. More...


$5,000 Strip-Off at Rouge Downtown
Seventeen contestants matched their talents to win their share of the $5,000 prize money awarded for the sexiest strip tease performance at the Rouge in Downtown Los Angeles. More...


San Bernardino Fights Flesh
Court testimony has begun in a renewed effort by San Bernardino officials to close the Flesh Club, a Hospitality Lane strip club that they say doubles as a brothel. More...
 


Z Download: GPS Strip Club Files
New files for GPS systems like TomTom so you can find those strip clubs quickly and not get lost.


Z Bone's Hottest Body Contest
Eleven finalists competed for their share of the $5,000 prize money and to be crowed "Hottest Nude Body" for 2006 at the Spearmint Rhino in Downtown Los Angeles. More...


The Dressing Room: Valley Ball Gym
As far as I know, the only strip club in LA with a full blown gym for dancers is at the Valley Ball.  I know people in Vegas, Dallas and Denver are reading this thinking, "yeah, so what?" but here in LA, it's very abnormal. More...


Deja Vu Showgirl Spectacular 2005
Once a year, the Deja Vu and Hustler clubs in Southern California put on a contest between the clubs.  Each club comes with a team of dancers, managers and DJs and compete against each of the other club teams.  More...


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