Latest Update: September
Citations Down In Mission Viejo Park
Things are looking up. Orange County kids are wearing their helmets.
What a deal.
Coverage A Little Late
The Orange County Register decides to cover the ASR Show as "millennial
Glacier Rolls On
Those wacky billionaires are still at it--trying to buy the Angels,
the Ducks, and finance the first indoor snowboard and surf
facility in the United States. Dream a little dream.
Inventor Dies of Cancer
Doug Waugh helped snowboarding like no one else by creating a machine
that could cut perfect halfpipes. We will miss him.
Madness in Zurich
Swiss sportos put on a big weekend of snow, skate, BMX madness called
Freestyle.CH. It rocks.
Computer Genius Who Snowboards
Philippe Kahn programmed one of the first personal computers,
now he's developing wireless Net technology that could unchain people
from their PCs. In his spare time he snowboards. It's a slim
connection but it works.
Church Opens Skatepark to the Public
When Sunland skaters had no place to skate, the Foursquare Church
came to the rescue.
Interview with a Moondoggie
James Darren recounts the days of Beach Blankets, surf films
and playing one of surfing's most memorable archetypes in a short
interview with the Chicago Sun Times.
"Although she's easily the smartest, most appealing character
here, he's a low-end yutz with no visible prospects, yet another
of TV's adult man-children whom you could envision going to bed
with his skateboard." --LA Times review of the
new TV Show Cold Feet.
Lee in Hit Movie Mumford
It looks like the pro-skater turned actor has another hit on his
hands with Lawrence Kasdan's Mumford. And again, he gets
to ride his skateboard on camera.
Wilson Parts Ways with Producer
The king of surf music part ways with producer Joe Thomas
and put his 23-room Chicago mansion up for sale.
"Pacific Coast Highway: A skateboarder challenged a
man to a fight when he was asked to quiet down in the 700 block
at 12:59 a.m. Tuesday."--HB Independent.
Wins NSSA Opener
HB high school's Micah Byrne takes NSSA season opener with
a big win at Salt Creek.
Riding Skateboards Before Attack
A St. Paul Minnesota 9-year-old girl was "gang raped"
by the neighborhood kids and the community is still stunned.
Resorts Hiring "Seniors"
Old people make great resort workers according to Mammoth Mountain's
"Confused? Well so am I, and I've read the blasted thing. Reading
James Joyce while skateboarding through rush-hour
traffic would have been a less arduous task." Richard Roeper
review of Ronald Reagan Biography in the Chicago Sun Times.
Schmidt Asked About Future
When the San Jose Mercury News wants to know about the future,
who do they ask? A Nor-Cal big wave surfer, that's who.
Surfwear Hits the Fashion Scene
It looks like New York is on surfing's tip again. Seems like every
ten years the "important" designers actually acknowledge
something we've known forever: fashion is created by action sports.
"Stephen King, 52, has kept his sense of humor throughout
the ordeal. He joked that he must wear wide-bottomed skateboard
pants to cover a metal device that surrounds his injured leg."
--AP story on the horror writer's recovery.
Real World's Missy Samiee
Takes Rusty Newport Pro-Am
All NIMBY on Skatepark
Bags o' Crapola:
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-August 26, 1999
thanks: to Jim Romenesko's MediaGossip.com.