Update: July 7, 2000
Made Killer Algae Invades Carlsbad
A plant (Caulerpa taxifolia) that has done major damage in
the Mediterranean has been spotted in a lagoon in Carlsbad, CA.
Scientists are trying to kill it. The plant was developed by biologists
at the Stuttgart Zoo aquarium in Germany to grow in tanks
with artificial floors. According to reports it is basically the
Alien of algaes able to regenerate from the smallest of pieces and
survive 10 days on dry land.
Sacklunch Reading List
Now you can read what we're reading with the Sacklunch Reading
list. Read the reviews and then click on the book title to buy
the book online. Check it out.
Hits the Cable Waves
The clips are great, the video/film smooth, and the interviews are
lock on. GT, Mike Carter, and that saucy, large-breasted,
Tweeden girl do a great job with the on-camera work, but,
I don't know anyone who'll be able to sit through an entire hour
of Bluetorch each day. It's just too much of some good things.
Check it out on FOX Sports Net.
Hardcloud Front Screen
It didn't take Hardcloud long to figure out that absolutely
no one will sit through a FLASH opener or hunt for content hidden
by designers who think obscure means clever. Now you can see what's
actually on the site, and you know what? It's good.
Girls Don't Get Fair Pay
The Orange County Register jumps on the "it just isn't
fair" bandwagon with a story on how the girls just don't get
paid in "extreme sports." Incidentally, their main source
is "extreme agent" Steve Astephen of The Familie.
Hook Up with Video Games
The Suicide Machines play one of the featured songs on Tony
Hawk's Pro Skater, but they aren't the only band getting play
Reefs: Trash or Treasure
A Canadian ship will be sunk off the coast of San Diego, CA. Is
it a positive thing? Or just another case of corporate littering.
Naked In the Desert
Most people know that the Nude Bowl has been dug out again,
however, here is the word from the guys who did it. Yeah, it was
Coast Sharks Keeping Water Clear
From Alabama to Southern Florida people are staying clear of the
water after a shark attack and reports of sharks doing damage to
Lugers Charge Street of SF
The boys who who lay down on their skateboards were at in again
in the Gravity Games trials in San Francisco.
Magazine Hit Boys Hard
The latest edition to the TransWorld Magazine family is devoted
to boys who like to shop for gadgets, at least that's what the San
Diego Union Tribune thinks. And there is even a sidebar.
Novel Has Skateboarder Narrator
This energetic and ambitious first novel is narrated by Radboy,
a 14-year-old deaf skateboard punk. War Boy by Kief
Hillsbery follows Radboy on a wild skate journey.
Surfer Dies on Newport Beach
Darren Michael Bolton, 17, of Highland, Calif., was surfing
at the Wedge when he got out of the water, walked onto the sand
and died. Earlier a 14 year old died after a 2 mile run.
Tour Rocks City By the Bay
The boys from Green Day played to an almost hometown crowd as the
Warped Tour hit SF's Piers 30-32.
Look Makes Comeback
Uh oh, the mainstream media are still jumping all over the fashion
worlds return to surf. Here is a list of the latest in South Pacific
Official Tried For Child Molesting
Glenn Valenzuela was working with 15-year-old boy on plans
for a skatepark when the Pittsburg, CA man began molesting the child.
Moves to Sacramento
This has nothing to do with the topic at hand, but the Jennicam
site rocks and she just moved into a new place. Check
To Sell Times Mirror Magazines
As Art in Chicago
Writer Flips For Surfer
Cal Skateparks Rated in Chronicle
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