• Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    Hamboards Roll into ABC's Shark Tank

    You can't beat the free advertising Hamboards skateboards of Huntington Beach are getting tonight. They'll get a national audience on the ABC's reality show Shark Tank, which has "tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons" taking investment pitches from budding entrepreneurs.

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Russell Kraus, Registered Sex Offender, Held for Allegedly Snapping Photos of Young Skaters

    The first clue something might be amiss with Russell Kraus at the La Bonita Skate Park next to the Boys and Girls Club of La Habra should have been obvious from just looking at the dude. He's 49. As this hunk of online real estate has long maintained, skateboards should have expiration dates for r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    DIY Venue Unit B Closes Its Doors

    To the dismay of local punks and warehouse showgoers in OC, DIY art space and music venue Unit B skatepark announced that it has closed its doors and cancelled all future events. Great, one more valued all-ages venue down the drain. At least for now. Mark Waters, who runs the venue and books gigs, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Huntington Beach Teens Beat Man with Skateboards--But Was it Self-Defense or Attempted Murder?

    Ever see the movie Kids? Remember that scene where a group of idiots nearly beat a man to death with their skateboards? That's what happened Friday night at Mundy Park in Huntington Beach--but the circumstances are in dispute. Police told the media over the weekend that a brawl broke out between t ... More >>

  • Film

    April 18, 2013
  • Music

    March 1, 2012

    MC Bat Commander's Head Explodes!

    Christian Jacobs' 15-year journey from leading the ultimate OC cult band to 'The Aquabats! Super Show!'

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Downhill Skateboarders Facing Regulations and Limitations From Laguna Beach City Council

    Laguna Beach: "Not on our streets, you won't!"​The rear bumpers and side panels of cars in Laguna Beach can thank the City Council for doing its part to ensure said car parts' future safety and well-being. On Tuesday evening, the council voted to create an ordinance that would prohibit the practic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Ryan Sheckler's Truck, an Alleged Teen Thief and a Deputy-Involved Shooting

    ​Pro skateboarder Ryan Sheckler's white pickup was stolen some time Friday night and, after a short pursuit of the truck Saturday morning, an Orange County Sheriff's deputy fired at least two shots at a 17-year-old driving toward the deputy and his partner.Meanwhile, the Orange County Register is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Laguna Beach Skateboard Ban Wipes Out

    ​The skateboarding ban being talked about in Laguna Beach appears to have done a face plant.The Laguna Beach Parking, Traffic and Circulation Committee unveiled a final version of a proposed ordinance Thursday night that was missing something huge that had been in previous drafts: a boarding probi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    7 Maloof Money Cup Misses

    ​Lost amid our blanket coverage of the U.S. Open of Surfing this past weekend were the results from another battle waged on boards.This one's strictly dry land, however.Skateboarder Chris Cole, who needed a score of 93 going into his final run Sunday, put up at 97 to win his third consecutive Malo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Tony Hawk Reverse Pelvic Thrust 900 Skating Trick at Downtown Disney Doesn't Pan Out

    ​Musing about Tony Hawk 11 years ago, an OC Weekly cover snidely stated, "Dude, You're Old."It's also been opined here--or maybe it was elsewhere--that skateboards should have an expiration date.Hawk, who is 62 (check that: 42), gave credence to both notions Saturday afternoon at Downtown Disney.

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Musink Tattoo Convention & Music Festival at OC Fairgrounds

    Andrew YoussefNOFX performing SundayClick for slideshows of Day One, Day Two and Day Three.The Hype: Three days of tattoos, punk, metal, rockabilly and skateboarding descended upon the OC Fairgrounds under the umbrella of the Musink Tattoo Convention & Music Festival Friday through Sunday. The l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    RX Bandits Performance Airs on Fuel TV...Again

    ​It's sort of last minute, but if you're chilling in front of your computer surfing music blogs this morning, then you probably have time to check out a repeat performance of RX Bandits this afternoon on Fuel TV's The Daily Habit (for those still rocking basic cable, you'll pro ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 16, 2009

    Hurley U.S. Open of Surfing

    Huntington Beach Pier

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Maloof Money Cup Promotional Video

    This video is a couple weeks old (I just saw it yesterday on LAist), but it promotes the Maloof Money Cup, "the premiere showcase for amateur and professional skateboarding in 2009," which runs as a three-day festival during the opening weekend of the Orange County Fair July 10-12 at the Orange Cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Upland Combi, or an Amazing Facsimile, on Your Screen

    For old-timey skaters who tune in Fuel TV's webcast Saturday afternoon and evening, do not adjust your computer monitor. That is not the infamous Upland Combi on your screen. It's just playing the Upland Combi on Fuel TV.  Top pros, masters and girls vie for a $90,000 purse at the 5th annual Pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    See Dick Wakesurf

    Being cold below ground in Yorba Linda does not stop our favorite disgraced son Richard Nixon from finding himself in the news. The hits just keep coming, don't they? But far more fascinating than Dick being blamed for the Cambodian genocide, joined in the hereafter by Watergate- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    To Do Tonight - 2/11

    Ducks vs. Calgary Flames, 7 p.m.February is cold so you should watch an ice-related sporting event on your home television set for fun.Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA; 714-704-2400Voodoo Karaoke, 10:30 p.m.Every Wednesday at 10:30 p.m., enjoy drink specials and a happy hour menu and ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 22, 2009
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    October 3, 2008

    To Do This Weekend 10/3 - 10/5

    DJ Spider with Lil' Jon, Friday 9 p.m. Yeeeeeah! $20. Sutra Lounge Triangle Square, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Ste. 200 Costa Mesa, CA 949-722-7103 Etnies GVR 08, Friday - Sunday 10 a.m. Skateboarding competition, Los Olvidados and Bad Religion performances, and more. $5 Etnies Skatepark 20028 Lake Forest ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 25, 2008

    Get Along

    Etnies GVR 08

  • Features

    June 12, 2008
  • Calendar

    June 5, 2008

    Gears for Fears

    BMX Ride Sessions

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008

    Free Orange County! Kill The Mouse! Er, Bee!

    Don't watch Venture Brothers? You should start. And you might as well start with the latest episode to appear on the Adult Swim website, "The Incredible Mr. Brisby." Dr. Venture, his skull-cracking manservant Brock Sampson (voiced by the incomparable Patrick Warburton and boasting a more impressive ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 14, 2007

    Falling With Style

    Red Bull Illume celebrates the art of self-imperilment

  • Culture

    December 7, 2006


    OCDCs vibrant county art survey outperforms the big-pants museum shows

  • Columns

    October 5, 2006

    Hey, You!

    Fighting Irish

  • News

    February 2, 2006

    'Military Is Very, Very Important'

    And camouflage is back, at the latest Action Sports Retailer expo

  • Music

    August 18, 2005
  • Film

    May 19, 2005

    A Toothless God

    The Duane Peters Story gets skate culture right

  • Music

    December 16, 2004

    Street Trash Named Desire

    Skateboards to Hell

  • News

    November 11, 2004

    That Boy!

    No matter how hard he tries, Haidl cant get jail time

  • Music

    November 4, 2004
  • Culture

    October 14, 2004

    Black Label

    The Closet and its new competitor, Active, arent that different

  • News

    July 17, 2003

    Drop Wood!

    Skimboarding awaits the next big break

  • Music

    November 7, 2002

    Pimpin Aint Easy

    The Dwarves: Be afraid

  • Columns

    September 19, 2002
  • Columns

    May 2, 2002
  • Film

    May 2, 2002

    Wheels of Desire

    Stacy Peralta on Dogtown and Z-Boys

  • News

    April 25, 2002

    Shoestring Financing

    Lake Forest gets a park called Etnies

  • Music

    September 6, 2001

    It's All A Blur

    Agent Oranges Mike Palm is happier now

  • Features

    June 28, 2001

    Duanes Addictions

    Skateboarding, punk rock, drugs, tattoos, sobriety

  • Features

    March 22, 2001

    How to Become the Worlds Greatest Skateboarder

    From Indiana to Orange County by air: The life of Brian Patch

  • News

    July 6, 2000
  • News

    October 21, 1999

    Hes Frickin Tony Hawk!

    Skatings poster boy comes in for a soft landing

  • Columns

    September 9, 1999
  • Columns

    July 29, 1999
  • News

    June 10, 1999

    All You Need Is a Spark

    Why suburbia really is Manic

  • News

    November 26, 1998
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