Campbell Reporter

April 18, 2014

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Silicon Valley Community Newspapers $1.00 Volume 14, Issue 15 181 $1.00 April 18, 2014 An edition of the BY MARA VAN ELLS The Campbell Planning Commission voted to give an adult video store more time to find another location. Campbell Star 99, located at 841 Union Ave., was part of the Cambrian 36 pocket that was annexed into Campbell in 2013. According to associate planner Daniel Fama, in 2008, the city council voted to restrict sexually oriented busi- nesses, such as adult bookstores and adult video stores, to Campbell's light industrial zoning district. Such businesses were supposed to move within two years of the ordinance's adoption. However, Fama said, the city council amended the requirement to allow existing businesses to continue operations until Jan. 1, 2020 ,in response to community support for Pleasures of the Heart, the only sexually oriented business in Campbell at the time. However, provisions were left in place requiring businesses that were annexed into the city, such as Campbell Star 99, to move out of the location within one year. That would mean that Campbell Star 99 would have needed to move by April 30. However, the city provided incorrect information to business owner Phong Van Le at the time of the an- nexation, indicating that he would be able to stay until Jan. 1, 2020, Fama said. "The city at the time was trying to convey a pro-busi- ness attitude to the businesses within the annexation area, but unfortunately, the information provided to the COMMISSION VOTES TO GIVE BUSINESS MORE TIME TO FIND NEW LOCATION An adult video store was granted five more years to relocate Graduate Get-together: Students of Campbell High School invited to all-school reunion........ page 6 Savory Sips: Annual Beerwalk coming to Campbell .......................................................... page 7 A NEWSPAPER PHOTOGRAPH BY GEORGE SAKKESTAD Check Check Mate Mate Chess club for Chess club for all ages looking all ages looking to expand in to expand in Campbell Campbell page 10 page 10 Concentration is the name of the game as Kolty Chess Club member Paulo Santanna thinks through his next move. Star, page 8

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