|How can I even
pretend to be a real e-zine without a page for headlines!? This section will
contain newsworthy events related to the strip club business, especially as
it pertains to Los Angeles. Events covered by the traditional media will
still be in the Media Bites section. This section will be reported by myself
and other reporters for Z Bone.
Well, here you go and here we go. One step closer to being just another
boring e-zine. Yeah, right!
November 9, 2004
For the first time, zbone.com is presenting an amateur dance contest on
Wednesday, December 15th, starting at 10pm at the
in downtown Los Angeles. The $5,000 prize pool will be split as
- 1st prize is a whopping $3,000 and
- 2nd prize is $1,500
- 3rd prize is $500
You Can Be A Judge!
Come down and cheer for your favorite dancer. Want more action?
How about being a judge. Just print out this form and bring it with you
(along with a pen) to the contest. The form is also available in
Microsoft Word format.
Be sure to get there no later than 10pm to qualify as a judge.
To enter the contest, you must register at the Spearmint Rhino in downtown
before 9pm, December 15th, 2004. There is a limited number of openings
for this contest, so sign-up early. It's free to register and the
official rules, and contestant requirements will be explained to you when
you register. Anyone planning on using any props or needing special
assistance, please be ready to describe the details of your dance set at the
time of your registration.
Hope to see everyone there! It's gonna be crackin' and rockin'!
January 12, 2004
After the strip clubs collected the needed signatures last year to put
the original ordinance on hold, the LA City Council has removed the
so-called anti-lap dancing portion from the
The new ordinance is
different in 2 main sections. The paragraph containing the rule that
dancers must be 6' away from customers at all times, has been removed.
This was the paragraph that would have ended lap dancing. Secondly,
the wording of the so-called "no VIP room" paragraph has been slightly
modified, allowing multi-room clubs to remain as is. However, VIP
rooms, private booths, and cubicles are not allowed, as was the case in the
The other items of interest, such as the yearly renewal of permits, and the
requirement of bonded uniformed security guards, still remain in the revised
The revised ordinance will take effect as of January 11, 2004. The
physical changes to the clubs(e.g. removal of VIP rooms) must be completed
within 180 days of that date.
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