Update: August 25, 1999
White Shark Spotted At Stinson
Almost a year to the day that a boy was bitten by a great white
shark at Stinson Beach, CA a large dorsal fin was spotted off shore
from the popular beach just North of San Francisco. This great white
is estimated to be approximately 14 feet in length.
closed after siting.
shark caught on video.
Dr. Laura/Big Brother Fall Out
Dana Parsons has some advice for Dr. Laura on being thoughtful
on the airwaves. How she should have thought before she mentioned
Beach Access. But there's no hope of that.
Golf Magazine in LA Times
It's got all kinds of nasty stuff in it, plus golf. The Schwing!
staff includes a guy from No Doubt and another from the Vandals.
Looks like Orange County punk was just a pose after all.
Beat San Fernando, CA District
300 block of West Valencia Avenue: A 15-year-old Burbank boy was
arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon Thursday at
4:15 p.m. The boy allegedly hit his 17-year-old half-brother in
the back with a skateboard and sprayed mace in his face.
--from the LA Times.
and Abubo Win in Lacanau
Californian Tim Curran and Hawaii's Megan Abubo overcame odds which
were heavily stacked in Australia's favor, taking first place in
the 1999 T&C Lacanau Pro in France today
Files Chapter 11
The maker of DNR snowboards, Marker Bindings and more files for
bankruptcy protection, but claim it's all part of a new deal they're
Billionaire Invest In Gotcha Glacier
Henry T. Nicholas, the founder of Broadcom Corp says he's
investing in the indoor surf, snow, skate, rock climbing facility
in addition to buying the Ducks.
Chips, Big Success
CEO More Than A Fan
Magazine Knows What's Cool?
Orange County Weekly's Steve Lowery thinks so. He stopped
by their offices to see just how surf culture is changing the face
of marketing to young people. Apparently no one told Steve that
Surfer is only read by those over 35. Joke's on Steve.
"After a 3-year-old was nearly run off the boardwalk, half
a dozen complaint calls were received Sunday about motorized
skateboards, police said."--LA Times Orange County.
Skateboard as Rape Bait
A 14-year-old boy in Renton, Washington used skateboards and inline
skates to lure young girls away from school then sexually assaulted
Attack Homeless With Skateboards
Kids in Seattle are killing homeless people. One 14-year-old used
a skateboard and pocket knife to kill one man. What is it with 14
year olds, skateboards, and crime?
Laura Served With Demand for Retraction
A Lawyer for Beach Access the shop which Dr. Laura said
was selling "pornography" has served the batty old
talk show host with papers.
"He has multiple tattoos: a dragon on his right shoulder down
to his forearm, a skull-and-crossbones on the biceps of his left
arm, a skeleton in a champagne glass holding a skateboard
on his left inner forearm and an anchor on his left wrist."--SF
Chronicle's description of brain-dead motorcyclist found on
the 880 freeway.
Lane Boardshop Fighting AMC Theaters
Dan Wonser says he's not selling his land to the developers
of the $76 million Burbank Entertainment Village until they offer
him a reasonable price.
Taylor's Custom Hawai'ian Prints
Want a custom, handmade Hawai'ian print shirt? This is the woman
to call. Or visit her website right here: www.islandshirts.com.
The Word Police: Two Counts of Misuse
Janowitz, the literary brat packer of yore, is now Tama the
mama, so she has a few other things on her mind--not least of which
is raising a multicultural child--as she surfs the wave of
buzz for her sixth novel. --LA Times Review of Tama Janowitz
sixth novel, A Certain Age.
``Audiences say that the silence between my words keeps them going
inside,'' he says. ``I'll tell you what I'm doing -- I'm surfing
the silence.'' --Ram Das on his speech patterns after
his stroke in the SF Chronicle.
Open Skate Shop in San Lorenzo
A grant from the city for young entrepreneurs allowed four kids
to open their own skateshop in the parking lot of a church. Sounds
like the plot to a sitcom.
the Sewer Leak In Huntington
Workers still can't figure out where all the sewage is coming from
even with a round-the-clock effort. And the beach is still closed
as it has for almost three weeks.
Shops Worry about effects of closure.
Mile of Shorline Closed.
Keeping People out of the Water
For Leaks In All the Wrong Places
Pissed Off About Beach Closures
Viejo Skate Park Opens
That's right. A public skate park behind the Orange Curtain. Will
the wonders never ceases. How did those dirty skaters slip one by
the Religious Right? We may never know.
Doctor Helps Save Fijian Girls Life
and Small Waves End Contest
to beach closing questions.
workers can't find sewer leak.
Swelling in So Cal
Bags o' Crapola:
thanks: to Jim Romenesko's MediaGossip.com.