Drew Barrymore

Roller derby team, L.A. officials collide over use of warehouse

Roller derby team, L.A. officials collide over use of warehouse

The women wearing helmets bearing skate names like WhoreChata, Whoopi Rollberg and DoomsDaisy, had been training in a warehouse in El Sereno for months for a roller derby bout.

But the L.A. Derby Dolls were forced to cancel the Jan. 7 event after the city denied them a temporary special event permit they had given them for bouts every month for more than a year. 

The rejection came around mid-December, not long after a fire during a concert at the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland killed 36 people. The city Building and Safety Department changed its policy to no longer issue...

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