Permit Pulled at Controversial Music Venue

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010  |  Updated 1:31 PM PDT
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Permit Pulled at Controversial Music Venue

North County Times

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The Jumping Turtle's entertainment permit has been suspended after a weekend melee at the controversial music venue and restaurant that led to two stabbings, widespread brawls and a woman being hit in the face with a bottle, sheriff's officials told the North County Times.

Citing numerous violations, the city of San Marcos first revoked the nightclub's entertainment permit in late November, but the order had been stayed while the business appealed it, the paper reported.

Tuesday's suspension, which prevents the restaurant and bar from hosting live music, is effective immediately, said city spokeswoman Jenny Peterson.

She said the municipal code allows the city to suspend an entertainment permit to forestall an immediate threat to public safety and health. Multiple assaults and fights after a rap performance show the venue is unsafe, city officials told the paper.

At least four victims, including the two who were stabbed, suffered moderate injuries, sheriff's officials said. Two women were arrested, but few other suspects were identified.

Read more: North County Times

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