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  • Arts and Entertainment
    With so many skateboard competitions struggling for national attention, only one has no trouble at all... The Maloof Money Cup. Why is it so loved by skateboarders? Several reasons. First of all, skateboarders are not "extreme sports athletes" they are just skateboarders. Why does ESPN and Mountain Dew want to lump skaters together with motocross and like... hang gliding. The Maloof Money Cup is skateboarding, nothing else.
  • Food
    Mike Radke bought Maui Rose in Hermosa Beach about a little over a year ago, and serves up the finest Hawaiian fusion and Asian cuisine this side of the 405 freeway. Even though he has delicious food, a great location, and cooking skills, times are tough.
  • News
    The first pair of shoes I ever picked out for myself were the Vision Street Wear classic black high-tops. They were cool, they were skateboarding, and THANK GOD they're gonna start making them again. And a whole boatload of other classic Vision shoes.
  • News
    We first threw this brand new Whispertown 2000 video out there as a bonus to our twitter followers--an exclusive if you must apply a label. But the song and video are to good to not share with the rest of you. Props go out to the local band's singer/songwriter Morgan Nagler, and the video's animator: Morgan's brother....
  • News
    While most of you were leaving the bars, or drifting into a deep sleep, some poor soul crashed his 18-wheeler down from the freeway fatally ejecting 1 person from the cab of the truck, and smashing at least two cars into smithereens.
  • News
    Rob Dyrdek skates around testing out the park | Photo: John Maioriello/LAist Located one block East of Vermont and Wilshire at Lafayette Park is a brand new, public skate plaza brought to you by your boy Rob Dyrdek and the kind folks at Carl's Jr. Dyrdek's DC Shoes Skate Plaza Foundation started a program called "Safe Spot, Skate Spot" and decided to kick it off with the first project in Los Angeles. The plan,...
  • News
    With waves crashing in the background Councilman Bill Rosendahl celebrated the groundbreaking for the planned 16,000-square-foot, nearly $2.4 million Venice Beach Skate Park located next to the graffiti wall.
  • Arts and Entertainment
    With glass pipes billowing pot smoke as they're passed around, and a room full of rowdy anxious stoners, and weed-comedy-lovers, Cheech and Chong delivered the goods at the Roxy in West Hollywood last Wednesday with a MySpace Secret Stand Up show. But they are also on tour. They started with the bit now made famous as the first scene in their film Up in Smoke, and then proceeded to unravel two hours of all their...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Last weekend, while most of you were chilling out at the beach, or planning your outfit for some Saturday night booze-sessions, skateboaring's elite including Ryan Sheckler, Shaun White, Paul Rodriguez, Bob Burnqist and more were in at the Maloof Money Cup shredding a revolutionary skatepark in the hopes of grabbing the $100,000 prize. But that wasn't all there was to win. Vert skaters competed for $75K, Girls for $75K, and the éS game of SKATE,...
  • News
    California and Weed | Anti/LAist We had a very big story on LAist, that got a lot of people excited about the potential for a new system that would legalize weed for all adults to be put on the ballot this November. The excitement was fueled with the hope of many that the nearly 700,000 signatures by Sept. 5, 2008 appeared very likely. The only question that was at the front of everyone's mind...

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