Skateboarding and music mingle nicely, from the soundtracks of skate videos to the shredders themselves hitting notes. For some skaters, it's hard to say what comes first, the music or the maple. It's not uncommon while learning about a band to find that a member or two has skateboarding in their pa ... More >>
The Weekly is sad to report that local skateboarder John Sirmon passed away on Saturday after a long battle with colon cancer.
After being diagnosed in October of 2011, a large portion of OC's skateboarding community rallied around Sirmon, hosting benefit concerts and silent auctions to help fund h ... More >>
A little less than a month after being hit by a car, OC's skateboarding punk legend Duane Peters rides again. His band, Duane Peters Gunfight, recently announced that they've rescheduled their postponed show at The Slidebar Rock 'N' Roll Cafe in Fullerton to next Tues., Dec. 11. The news comes just ... More >>
Last week, Duane Peters Gunfight cancelled their gig at The Slidebar Rock N Roll Café Fullerton due to a skateboard. Now we have some more info on what happened.
Today via email, we received the following statement from his management:See Also: *Duane Peters Struck By Car, Postpones Slidebar Show ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post on the City Council approving the ordinance for all ages.ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 16, 9:34 A.M.: The Laguna Beach City Council is poised tonight to pass an ordinance allowing police to remove a scourge of society from the streets.No, not meth, prostitutes or those g ... More >>
TMZ.comChad Muska arguing with one of the security guards.New York-based pro skater/musician Chad Muska was arrested on July 13 for felony vandalism--tagging his last name on both the El Capitan Theater and a Coffee Bean location in Hollywood. That story in itself, actually, is pretty boring. The ... More >>
Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyDominic Walker won the high school final.While 20 middle school kids were competing in the semifinals in the halfpipe, the 25 high school competitors had just begun the semifinals on the street course at the Vans Skatepark at the Block at Orange. Overlooking it all, ... More >>
The idea of the Anaheim Royals helping to fill the cheap seats at the Honda Center is dead and buried--for now. He tried, but co-owner Joe Maloof isn't bringing the Sacramento Kings to Orange County. He is, however, bringing an opportunity for a professional skateboarder to win a $1-million-bo ... More >>
Downhill skateboarding in LB will go on.On Wednesday evening, a packed-house, three-hour City Council meeting in Laguna Beach presented what will be the future of downhill skateboarding within the city limits. After moving to more-or-less ban the high-speed recreational activity by trying to enfo ... More >>
Golden-haired skate legend, video game huckster, and film producer Tony Hawk added the role of wife swapper to his list of accomplishments this week, reportedly shacking up with the wife of his best friend a scant seven months after his third divorce. As much as we love to gossip, the grody per ... More >>
Skateboarding icon Mike Vallely just announced the first annual Glory Bound Festival, a music and skating event that he is curating. It will take place on Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Hollywood Palladium.
It succeeds Vallely's Glory Bound Skatepark Tour, which stopped at 24 cities around the countr ... More >>
Laguna Beach residents don't get riled up over too many things--who can get mad surrounded by all of that surf, sun and beautiful scenery?Thursday night was a different story, however. At the monthly public meeting of the beachside city's Parking, Traffic and Circulation Committee, debates raged bet ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyMike Vallely at the Musink Tattoo and Music Festival at the OC Fairgrounds, Feb. 20, 2010. Just in time to hit the road with Duane "the Master of Disaster" Peters for his Glory Bound Skatepark Tour, Mike Vallely announced July 13 he's leaving longtime sponsor Element to fl ... More >>
It's been said that skateboards should have an expiration date. (And this reporter has the scars to prove it.) But, for those of age to drive and still ride, and incident on the 405 freeway this morning shows why keeping a board in the trunk may not be a bad idea.
The official opening ceremony and course christening--my, aren't we being Christian--for the 2009 Maloof Money Cup skateboarding competition begins at 3 p.m. at the Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa.Created by Joe Maloof, who will attend the opening with his brother and Palms Hotel/ ... More >>