A billboard for the Xposed strip club is displayed over Topanga Canyon Boulevard near Victory Boulevard in Canoga Park. More than 50 billboards for the Xposed strip club exist in the San Fernando Valley. Some residents are unhappy about them. (Andy Holzman/Staff Photographer)
As Ursula Pyland drives around the San Fernando Valley with her two children, her stomach churns when the family car pulls up to certain intersections.
"It's almost like there's a prostitute standing on the corner," said Pyland, 33. "There's a woman for sale."
The "woman" is one of the ladies featured on billboards for Xposed, a popular Canoga Park strip club that heavily advertises throughout the city.
The Xposed billboards are seemingly everywhere, the faces of painted ladies looking seductively across the boulevards and parking lots of the Valley.
In Woodland Hills alone, there's an Xposed billboard near a 7-Eleven on Ventura Boulevard, one near the Topanga mall, and another by Woodlake Lanes Bowling.
All told, there are more than 50 Xposed billboards in the Valley, as well as dozens more throughout the rest of the city.
But pushback against the billboards is growing, reflecting a larger trend of local residents and city officials challenging advertisers.
Earlier this year, a Bel-Air resident convinced Lamar, a national billboard company that operates dozens and dozens of Xposed billboards, to relocate one of the strip club's signs in that neighborhood.
A similar uprising over Xposed ads took place in Westwood, when neighbors fought back against a billboard near UCLA. And in Venice, neighbors complained when an Xposed sign was placed 50 feet from a residential house, according to the website Ban Billboard
Joining the anti-Xposed billboard wagon, last month West Hills resident Pyland started an online petition to ban the billboards.
The petition was prompted by seeing her 11-year-old son grow upset at the billboards, which he routinely sees on trips to 7-Eleven or Taco Bell.
"He started crying one night," she said. "He thought the woman on the billboards was going to be hurt by men."
She wants state or national legislators to ban strip clubs from advertising on billboards. The ban would be modeled after a similar law banning cigarettes from billboards.
"They can advertise on the Internet or magazines," she said of Xposed. "Why do they have to be in our face?"
The billboards display attractive women with the words "Fully Xposed" and "The Busiest Club in LA!" but don't use words like strip or nude. One version shows the face of a brunet model from the shoulders up, while another shows a blond model displaying a little more skin with her hair strategically falling down below her shoulders.
Brad Barnes, owner of Xposed, believes there's nothing inappropriate about his club's advertisement.
Far more revealing, he argues, are billboards for Work Boot Warehouse, which feature an eye-catching blonde in a tight midriff-baring top and jean shorts.
"This isn't a brothel," said Barnes, who believes it's the strip club's business, not its ads, that really bother Pyland. "It's just entertainment."
Pyland's petition follows another closely watched Valley case: In April, a Van Nuys mother succeeded in getting Van Wagner, another billboard company, to relocate an AIDS initiative ad that featured an inflated condom.
Additionally, some city officials are increasingly concerned about billboard content. The city of Los Angeles last year banned alcohol ads from bus benches, and officials are looking at expanding the trend to places like Los Angeles International Airport.
Ray Baker, vice president and general manager at Lamar Los Angeles, which has a contract for about 50 Xposed billboards in the Valley, said the company doesn't put the Xposed ads near schools, churches, places of worship or park.
But an Xposed billboard owned by Lamar near a Toys R Us in Van Nuys is particularly irksome to Pyland.
"I believe even the most liberal people would find this to be quite offensive," she said.
Others aren't so put off by the signs. Getting her hair done at Belle Salon in West Hills, where an Xposed sign used to hang, local resident Estelle Plascenia said the billboards are pretty innocent-looking.
"Ten years ago, no one was offended by them," she said. "What's happened now?"
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Nice review senior hottness ;) that guy was something right!?!?!? Its all good bout the posting..it was interesting to read..sort of lol is he gone? Is it safe to come back out n play hehehe ;) have a great week & hopefully ill get to showOff on stage one day for u ;D MwwwwWwwwwa!!!
AwwwwwwWwwww thanks luv :)
Ive worked at many clubs...
VIP treats me so well!
I love how the prices are soOooo low already that everyone is happy!
I mean VIP sell 10 min for $50 bucks! It took some getting used to but I love it now! These guys are so lucky because everywhere else I danced it is $40-$60 per song! VIP is rocking right now! Great time for u to come back!!! Have a great weekend sweetheart!! XOxOxOx
Carmen don't feel bad... there are just a lot of unhappy people in this world.. some take it out on kids & in prince charming's (DMTEsq) case he decided to take it out on us & zbone...I'm glad he doesnt like VIP anymore because he as a bitter attitude... I mean this is zbone not Yahoo news! VIP is such a gem.. I haven't so much have seen a billboard, nor even a pass on the ground..yet the club is always packed!!!!! :) I love their loyalty to u!!! Just comes to show that u are appreciated! DMT doesn't matter just the ones who know u & did such a special thing for u! Cant wait for carmen con! Its almost here!!!
Cheer up DMTEsq...not everyone is out to screw u over.. you're a crack up hahahaha its not that serious
U seem soOoooo cool Benn!!!
I love reading your reviews! I wish I had a laptop instead of this kindle fire so I can be a more active zboner...my fire rodent let me directly post on walls or respond to messages from my inbox :/ I wanna tell u guys all my strip club stories!!!! Ive been all over the place when it comes to strip clubs LV, SF, ATL, NY, Baltimore, New Orleans I love my job & all the people I get to meet thrum it!!! But my arm gets tired from holding up this kindle as I try to type touch screen style :/ don't know if we ever met but I hope to cross paths w ya someday even if u never out yourself ;D
have a great weekend! I better go to bed already lol
Yours truely ~ maddux ...zbone addict ;)
We will be off-line at approximately 2am Tue 5/7/2013 for about 2 hours to upgrade the website software.
It was bound to happen in the cosmic Universe that the Stars would all align and that I would finally meet "CELINE". My kind of babe! Great Personality, Adorable Smile, Curves which make a Lap dance fun and OH! Yes the Twins! It was a sensual Lap Dance that I will remember till we meet again! Soon I Hope! [devil]
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON SCHEDULE: DANNI. STELLA, TANYA,
GIA, SABRINA, HENNESSY, MADISON, ALEX & DIOR.
BARTENDING TODAY IS GABRIELLE.
What a Spectacular morning everyone! Hope we all get to lap the week away...
There's nothing like getting hardcore fuckoed and cock-blocked by waitresses on the same trip. The SC gods have forsaken me.
Welcome back Z2.0
Just in time for the weekend.
R.I.P. , Jodi Arias, I hope they PUT that BITCH to DEATH right away for what she did. :@
The Vu OnMain. NS
HAPPY EARTH DAY GIVE BACK TO THE EARTH AND SPEND SOME GREEN!
MORE TO COME!!!
OPEN UNTIL 4 AM
Azian Fantazian. Back together again.... Sam's 1-7!
was just wondering why the so called waitress lover is always one of the first to request friendship with all new members? might it be that he has no friends outside of this site? had nothing important to think about haha
FEATURE ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE FOR WEEK OF 05/12 via Christina Aguchi's FaceBook page:
Brett Rossi: May 14-16 at Blush Exotic (Pittsburgh, PA)
Dakota Skye : May 14-18 at T's Lounge (West Palm Beach, FL)
Christina Aguchi: May 17-18 Foxy Lady (Brockton, MA)
Mary Carey: May 14-18 at Diamonds (Bangor, ME)
Mena Mae Chan: May 16-18 Vixens (Mobile, AL)
Richelle Ryan May 16-18 TD's and Fantasy World (Albuquerque, NM)
Roxy D'Lite: May 15 at O n The Border (Franklin, WI)
Koyotee J VonDiva May 16-19 Columbus Gold (Columbus, OH)
Artemis Moon May 17-18 Angels (Kalamazoo, MI)
Stevie Taylor May 16-18 Kandy's Gentleman's Club (Waterford, PA)
Simone Danalustrous May 16-19 Bare Assets (Melbourne, FL)
Lisa Lish Southern Xposure tour (West Virginia)
Katie Sutra: May 15-17 at Trophy Club (Greenville, SC)
Kendra Lust: May 15-18 at The Gold Club - Center City (Philadelphia, PA)
Teal Conrad: May 15 & 17 at Diamond Royale (Canton, OH)
Diamond Kitty: May 16 at PT's Showclub (Hialeah, CL)
Nikki Delano: May 16 at The Crazy Horse (Detroit, MI)
Joanna Angel: May 16 & 17 at Bourbon Street (Sayreville, NJ)
Trinity Turner May 16-18 at Deja Vu Showgirls (Springfield, IL)
Ryan Ashley: May 16-18 at Wild Cherry Cabaret (Harvest, AL)
Tasha Reign: May 16-18 at Lust (Greenville, SC)
Shay Lynn : May 16-18 at Columbus Gold (Columbus, OH)
Emily Parker: May 16-18 at Cafe Royale (Farmingdale, NY)
Jynx Maze: May 16-18 at Cheerleaders (Pittsburgh, PA)
Kristina Rose: May 16-18 at Crazy Horse (San Francisco, CA)
Courtney Cummz: May 16-18 at Silk Exotic (Milwaukee, WI)
Rachel Starr: May 16-18 at Moments (Pasadena, TX)
Angela Sommers: May 16-18 at Pure Gold (Cary, NC)
Teal Conrad: May 16 & 18 at Diamond Lodge (Rootstown, OH)
Nikki Benz: May 17-18 at Cadillac Lounge (Providence, RI)
BiBi Jones: May 17-18 at Al's Diamond Cabaret (Reading, PA)
Alexis Texas: May 17-18 at Mystique (Bridgeport, CT)
Asa Akira: May 17-18 at Diving Horse (Atlantic City, NJ)
Jesse Jane: May 17 at Pacers (San Diego, CA)
Roxy Reynolds: May 17 at Club Karma (Hardeeville, SC)
Veronica Rodriguez: May 18 at Sapphire (New York, NY)
Krystle Cummings May 17-18 Hustler Club (Baltimore, MD)
LadySirène Dancer Maximus Clubs (Witchita Falls, TX)
VIP Showgirls DJ Billy Batz
Titty Tuesday RTRC:
Hope (New Hot Girl From Spearmint Rhino)
Skyler (Birthday Girl)
$100 1/2 VIP Dances till 7:30pm
Buy 2 Nudes and get the 3rd one free!
Question for the PL comradres out there. Does anyone know what ha;pened to Berlin from Knockouts/Scores fame? She is a tall, German dirty blonde haired girl..haven't seen her in a while...cool chic and great dances...
apparently the spammer thinks zboner's are big spenders... boy, is he in for a surprise as most of these guys take pride in not even tipping after a $20 dance... LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL! So yeah, we're getting spam but the spammer ain't making JACK SHIT so I figure it will die out soon enough as the spammer will say, "DAMN! I just spent 20 straight hours on this fucken site and I didn't make a fuck'in DIME! Ohhh! I'm outta here!" :)
I haven't been able to get on here lately because I've been working my tail off doing 12 hour shifts at the hospital finishing up my last bit of school!!! Tonight is my LAST clinical shift before I graduate in a month!!! I'm still trying to plan the details of a Cali trip so keep an eye out for the big announcement ;)
I swear when God created Latinas he was thinking about us men and hooking all of us up! To all my fine Latina honeys out there in Zbone land and SC's across So Cal I just want to thank you. One of the benefits to have Live and Die in LA!
If stripping was an Olympic sport, Team USA would bring home the gold. They could have different events for lap dancing, stage, and pole work. And the opening ceremony would be way more fun.
Carmen (http://zbone.com/profile/carmenvip) is in town for a limited time at VIP Showgirls.
Fri: 27th 8pm-4am
Sat: 28th 8pm-4am
Sun: 29th 8pm-4am
Mon: 30th 3pm-10pm (Carmen added this for those that were interested in doing the $100 1/2 hour, altho...