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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Porn Stars and Woodsheds

You may not know the name Charles Peyton, but you may be familiar with his "business" name: Jeff Stryker the former well-endowed porn star who - among other things - is known for selling a dildo made from a cast of his own hoo-ha.

Peyton is on a one man crusade to shut down a local NoHo BoHo art venue that he feels is violating a number of zoning laws. Depending on who you ask, Peyton is upset at the venue because they threw him out for being drunk. The venue's supporters say that Peyton has allegedely done all kinds of crazy things like urinating on the owner's car and putting feces in their mailbox. On Peyton's side, he's accused patrons of the venue of smoking pot in the alley behind the building, littering and other not so neighborly things.

Whatever Peyton has done or not done, there are some questions to be considered about the venue. Apparently the owner allegedly chose not to follow the usual steps of getting a business license, food permits, etc. and claimed he was running the place as a non-profit and people could choose to donate for cover charges, snacks, drinks, etc. When the heat was on (apparently from Peyton) Councilmember Wendy Greuel arranged for a local, legal non-profit organization to "umbrella" the venue.

This reminds me of a similar music venue in NoHo that was selling wine without a license. They claimed they were a private club and that donations were being made to the venue - the wine was free. Local police didn't buy it and the place was shut down.

Other questions include if the small location within a retail building is quite right for this venue, if there is enough parking, etc.

Though the venue has numerous supporters who are quite vocal and emotional, it doesn't make it right for the operator to skirt the law. Numerous other businesses and non-profit arts venues in Los Angeles do things the right way and are good neighbors. Its not fair to them to excuse one who does not.

You may not like Peyton, his former profession or his alleged antics. But he does have a point.

13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And this is the same pinhead who used Council chambers as an unlicensed child care center for her little crumb crusher? I'm not surprised.

I'm quite certain Zuma will make his opinion known on this thread.

November 30, 2006 9:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

boooring

November 30, 2006 10:06 PM  

Anonymous Reuters oddly enough said:

http://today.reuters.com/news/newsChannel.aspx?type=oddlyEnoughNews&WTmodLoc=OddNewsHome_LeftNav-11

Battle rages on over fireman who ate dog food

November 30, 2006 10:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Archie Bunker, Where Art Thou?

November 30, 2006 11:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Villaraigosa will fire the FIRE Chief tomorrow.

December 01, 2006 12:33 AM  

Blogger video louis said:

Hi Mike

I've never seem many people @ KULAKs
at Magnolia & Laurel Cyn, plus they webstream all the talent at sort of an ol'strummin' by the woodstove gatherin'.
the big deal is the 'actor'.

and to continue with the comments:
Ralph's is libel for flagpole thingy
-all LAUSD flagpoles are locked at night just to prevent youngin's from hoisting things to fall on others.

December 01, 2006 1:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio is nothing more then a little chicken shit asshole. Bamattre is getting fired to appease the blacks cause they're pissed at Antonio. You better believe all talk show hosts are going to go after him for this onee. Bamattre has done a great job with all the fires in this city and no too much damage. He's lost firefighters and now because of ONE BLACK ASSHOLE he's losing his job. If anyone sees that midget mayor will you please kick his ass and make a man out of him.

December 01, 2006 7:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is bullshit!!!!
Public meetings are being cancelled next week because many members of the City Council will be off at the National League of Cities convention in Reno. The Council has already taken off several weeks this year for travel to conferences and other events — and will adjourn for two weeks in late December for the holidays. The ritual takes on a little more resonance than usual now that they will be paid more than members of Congress.

December 01, 2006 7:55 AM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

We need a City Attorney who will enforce the City's laws.

December 01, 2006 8:06 AM  

Anonymous stephen_c_foster said:

Walter, we need a Council who will have a bit more common sense than the current poor crop we have now.

December 01, 2006 12:39 PM  

Anonymous Jack Shit said:

Does any one know what the fuck video Louis is talking about?

December 01, 2006 8:40 PM  

Blogger video louis said:

Hi Jack S.

A. comment on subject
"Porn Stars & Woodsheds".
Kulak's Woodshed vs porno guy.

B. comment just as
asinine as others',
just more relevant.
Lady breaks neck via kids.

thank you
wake up silent majorty.

December 02, 2006 3:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

i think video louis has done way too many drugs

December 03, 2006 11:31 PM  

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