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Boy injured in skateboard crash – WPTZ The Champlain Valley

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Police say a 9-year-old boy who may have been distracted while using a cellphone was hurt when he crashed his skateboard into the back of a car. The crash happened Saturday evening. Police say the boy, who was not wearing a helmet or other protective items, sustained multiple injuries, including bruises, scrapes and a possible broken hand and leg. Vermont police say the crash is a reminder that skaters should…

Council approves $240000 for skateboard park; action non-binding – Portage Daily Register

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Common Council approved a non-binding measure Thursday to borrow and spend $240,000 for a skateboard area in Goodyear Park. The motion, made by Common Council member Frank Miller, called for the project to be bid in 2015 and constructed in 2016, with any excess funds going to other park enhancements if not needed for the skateboard project. “My purpose in recommending this is to show that it is a…

SLO skateboard killer threatened to shoot, molest Jerry Brown – Cal Coast News

Friday, April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014 Gov. Jerry Brown San Luis Obispo man Robert Holguin, who at 13 used a skateboard to beat an 87-year-old to death, needed just the approval of Governor Jerry Brown to regain his freedom. [KSBY] In March, the California Juvenile Parole Review Board found that Holguin, now 22, no longer posed a threat to the public. However, Brown denied Holguin’s release, following threats the prisoner made. On June…

City says it will remove tree at Y’s skateboard/BMX park – The Daily News

Friday, April 11, 2014

YMCA DAILY NEWS PHOTO/Marcelle Hanemann Bogalusa YMCA Chief Volunteer Officer Stuart Parker checks out the damage a falling tree caused to the Avenue B YMCA’s skateboard/bike park, where a competition is scheduled for Saturday. Parker said the show would go on. The city of Bogalusa promised to clear the space before the weekend. Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014 11:45 pm City says it will remove tree at Y’s skateboard/BMX park…

City says it will remove tree at Y’s skateboard/BMX park – The Daily News

Friday, April 11, 2014

YMCA DAILY NEWS PHOTO/Marcelle Hanemann Bogalusa YMCA Chief Volunteer Officer Stuart Parker checks out the damage a falling tree caused to the Avenue B YMCA’s skateboard/bike park, where a competition is scheduled for Saturday. Parker said the show would go on. The city of Bogalusa promised to clear the space before the weekend. Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014 11:45 pm City says it will remove tree at Y’s skateboard/BMX park…

Would You Use A Soda Bottle Cap Tool To Fix Your Skateboard? – Huffington Post

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Well, doesn’t this top it all? Here’s a Mountain Dew bottle cap that doubles as a tool to fix skateboards. The gizmo gets its closeup in a video by Colombian agency Sancho BBDO. The clip shows a boy slamming his board out of frustration, causing a wheel to fly loose. He then uses the wrench-like indentation in the cap to re-attach the wheel. Here’s what Mountain Dew had to say…

Decision to let skateboard killer out early is troubling – The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Thursday, April 10, 2014

It astounds us that a juvenile parole board would have voted to release convicted murderer Roberto Holguin after he threatened to shoot Gov. Jerry Brown and filled a journal with “many references to violence.” That’s on top of the heinous crime that put him in custody in the first place. Some background: Holguin was just 13 when he bludgeoned 87-year-old Gerald O’Malley to death with a skateboard. Had he been…

Free talk at 7 pm Thursday at Museum by famous skateboard artist – Huntington Herald Dispatch

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 HUNTINGTON — Don Pendleton has inked his art all over Pearl Jam’s new record, onto high profile commercial projects for everyone from Mountain Dew to Nike and onto literally millions of skateboards for such world famous companies as Element and Alien Workshop.  The Marshall graduate and West Virginia native gets some love back in the WV as the Huntington Museum of Art takes an art grind…

Punk, skateboard legend Duane Peters pleads guilty Wednesday to domestic … – Long Beach Press-Telegram

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

LONG BEACH >> Punk rock and skateboarding icon Duane Peters was sentenced to five years’ probation after pleading guilty Wednesday to a charge of felony domestic violence. Peters, 52, was sentenced by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Laura Laesecke at Long Beach Superior Court. He was ordered to attend a domestic violence counseling program for one year and complete 60 days of community service…

Governor Blocks Release of SLO Teen Skateboard Killer – KEYT

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Governor Brown has blocked the release from state hospital of a San Luis Obispo man who was only 13 when he used a skateboard to kill an elderly man nine years ago. 22 year-old Roberto Holguin was set to be released from Patton State Hospital in San Bernardino after a panel of experts deemed him to be rehabilitated and no longer a threat to public…

Police: Gang of men rob woman, sell her skateboard for weed – KOMO News

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

SEATTLE — A group of men threatened to assault a woman after stealing her skateboard, which they apparently later sold for five baggies of weed, Friday night in downtown Seattle, according to the Seattle Police Department. According to the police report for the incident, the victim was standing outside the McDonald’s near Third Avenue and Pine Street when a group of approximately seven men approached her and ripped the skateboard…

Longmont police: Man accused of pawning stolen skateboard arrested – Longmont Daily Times-Call

Monday, April 07, 2014

Longmont Police arrested a Longmont man on Friday on suspicion of selling a stolen skateboard to a pawnbroker, according to reports. The skateboard’s owner called police in February and reported that he found the skateboard at a pawn shop. Officers called the man on the pawn record and he said he was out of town until April 4. Police issued a warrant for him and he turned himself in at…

Strangers step up to help family after skateboard accident – KMBC Kansas City

Saturday, April 05, 2014

A family who suffered a heartbreaking loss after a skateboard accident last month is getting some help from people they’ve never met. Jorden Hale, 8, was killed after he was hit by a car while riding his skateboard. A younger friend was critically injured. Twisters Bar and Grill in Bonner Springs held a silent auction on behalf of Hale’s family. The person who organized the event said she grew up…

SHUT Releases $15000 Gold Plated Skateboard | First Look – stupidDOPE.com

Friday, April 04, 2014

Have you ever wanted to rip around on a gold skateboard? Well here is your chance as the good folks over at SHUT, one of the oldest skateboard companies on the planet, are back with their latest creation. This impressive, bright, and incredibly dope board boasts 99.999% electro plated gold skateboard, which has been polished to a mirror finish, making for something quite unique and quite stunning to say the…

Watch Steve Brule Read a Skateboard Poem – Vulture

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Check It Out! With Steve Brule releases only six 11-minute episodes every other year. That might seem like they are trying to work around John C. Reilly’s busy schedule, but in reality the show just burns so brightly and weirdly that society wouldn’t be able to handle much more. Season three’s finale airs tomorrow night at 12:30 a.m. (Thursday night into Friday). The episode is about skateboards. Vulture has an…

Midshipman dies after skateboard accident – The News Journal

Monday, March 31, 2014

Navy midshipman Hans Loewen(Photo: AP) ANNAPOLIS — A 20-year-old Naval Academy midshipman has died after a skateboarding accident at Assateague Island National Seashore. Academy officials said Hans Loewen of Hampstead, N.C., died while in a coma at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with his family by his side. Loewen suffered a devastating head injury in a skateboarding accident while on a camping trip with other midshipmen…

Recycled Skateboard Bottle Openers by Scene3 | First Look – stupidDOPE.com

Monday, March 31, 2014

If you have spent any time on a skateboard, then you have definitely broken a few decks in your day? Well have you ever wanted or thought about a creative use for all that wood that you used to ride around on all day? If so, then you will be kicking yourself in just a minute as some ingenious folks took those broken decks and crafted some useful goods, giving…

Baton Rouge to upgrade skateboard ordinance – KATC Lafayette News

Monday, March 31, 2014

4 hours 59 minutes ago by AP Skateboarders have been leaving their mark on downtown Baton Rouge, but some leaders are hoping an ordinance change will help put a stop to it.The Advocate reports the Metro Council will hold a public hearing April 9 on the proposed amendment, which will more clearly define areas where skateboarding isn’t allowed….

Baton Rouge to upgrade skateboard ordinance – WHLT22

Monday, March 31, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Skateboarders have been leaving their mark on downtown Baton Rouge, but some leaders are hoping an ordinance change will help put a stop to it. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1gT2PNQ ) the Metro Council will hold a public hearing April 9 on the proposed amendment, which will more clearly define areas where skateboarding isn’t allowed. The Downtown Development District and Department of Public Works…

Navy midshipman from Hampstead dies after skateboard accident – StarNewsOnline.com

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Academy officials said 20-year-old Hans Loewen died Saturday while in a coma at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with his family by his side. Loewen was injured in a skateboarding accident March 22 while on a camping trip with other midshipmen at Assateague State Park. He was treated at the scene and then taken to the Baltimore trauma center. In a statement, Naval Academy Superintendent…