Diamond Bar Considers Ban on Fun

New bars, restaurants may not have dancing, live entertainment

By Olsen Ebright
|  Tuesday, Jan 19, 2010  |  Updated 2:15 PM PDT
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Diamond Bar Considers Ban on Fun

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Ladies, please stop dancing.

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Diamond Bar may already have all the fun it can handle.

The City Council is meeting Tuesday night to consider banning live entertainment and dancing in new venues.

The key word there is "new."  Venues that already offer live entertainment, such as karaoke, would not be affected by the ordinance, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reported.

"If we don't do an urgency ordinance, the moratorium would expire, and we'd go back to the original code," Councilwoman Ling-Ling Chang told the newspaper.

The moratorium, which lasted for two years, will expire within the next few weeks. The proposed plan would offer some exceptions, the Daily Bulletin reported:

Community centers, cultural centers, clubs, lodges and hotels would be allowed to have disc jockeys, dancing, bands or karaoke at receptions and community meetings only once every 90 days, according to the proposal.
Schools, churches and some city-sponsored events would be exempt from the regulation.

The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the AQMD/Government Center Auditorium, located at at 21865 Copley Drive.

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