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November 19, 2006 | Keith Hamm, Special to The Times
BEFORE the Z-Boys exploded from Dogtown's dirty alleys and torturous waves to recharge skateboarding with raw style and cocky attitude, their reluctant leader, a skinny blond kid named Jay Adams, lived the innocent and bronzed existence of a true California beach boy. He cut barefoot across cracked driveways on a clay-wheeled plank, carved comfortably along waves peeling off Malibu Point and piled into the family wagon for safaris through Baja, Mexico.
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October 3, 2009 | Martha Groves
Jay Adams, Tony Alva, Jesse Martinez and Geri Lewis will be among the professional and amateur skateboarding aficionados on hand Saturday to christen the new $2.4-million Venice Beach Skate Park with a few ollies and tuck knees. The long-awaited 16,000-square-foot facility near Windward Avenue and Ocean Front Walk, rare because it is located on a beach, features rails, ramps, steps and a bowl that resembles the empty swimming pools where Adams and Alva, among others, gave birth in the 1970s to progressive skateboarding in the Santa Monica and Venice area.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 2005 | Alex Chun
Loose cannon, reckless renegade, skateboarding savant. These are all apt descriptions for Jay Adams, one of the prominent members of the Zephyr skateboarding team (the Z-Boys) featured in the coming-of-age flick "Lords of Dogtown." Charged with channeling the eccentric and self-destructive Adams is Emile Hirsch, who starred in last year's romantic comedy "The Girl Next Door" and who played a rebel of another sort in "The Emperor's Club" with Kevin Kline.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2006 | Keith Hamm, Special to The Times
BEFORE the Z-Boys exploded from Dogtown's dirty alleys and torturous waves to recharge skateboarding with raw style and cocky attitude, their reluctant leader, a skinny blond kid named Jay Adams, lived the innocent and bronzed existence of a true California beach boy. He cut barefoot across cracked driveways on a clay-wheeled plank, carved comfortably along waves peeling off Malibu Point and piled into the family wagon for safaris through Baja, Mexico.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 1995 | Janice Arkatov, Janice Arkatov is a regular contributor to Calendar
When Debbie Devine and Jay McAdams tell you that their holiday tale "The Snow Maiden" is loosely based on the story of photographer Margaret Bourke-White, you can half-believe them. "It's loosely based in some places, tightly based in others," says McAdams, who created the show with his wife, Devine, and their 15-member Glorious Repertory Players.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2009 | Martha Groves
Jay Adams, Tony Alva, Jesse Martinez and Geri Lewis will be among the professional and amateur skateboarding aficionados on hand Saturday to christen the new $2.4-million Venice Beach Skate Park with a few ollies and tuck knees. The long-awaited 16,000-square-foot facility near Windward Avenue and Ocean Front Walk, rare because it is located on a beach, features rails, ramps, steps and a bowl that resembles the empty swimming pools where Adams and Alva, among others, gave birth in the 1970s to progressive skateboarding in the Santa Monica and Venice area.
BUSINESS
June 1, 1988
Jay Adams Knight, former senior counsel at Wickes Cos., has been named a new partner at the Los Angeles office of law firm McKenna, Conner & Cuneo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1997
I was thrilled to see your front-page article, "Residents Say Coliseum Area Is Blooming" (May 31), which informed readers about an area of their city, while having nothing to do with a murder or sensationalistic crime. One small correction, though. The area around USC is being refurbished so rapidly that your story envisioned a "village with a theater" someday. Well, it's already there; the 24th Street Theatre has been presenting professional theater on 24th and Hoover since the end of April.
NEWS
April 21, 2002
Re "'Lock 'Em Up' Isn't Enough," commentary, April 1: Jay Adams is correct that locking up sex offenders will not resolve the problem, but I must take issue with his stand that these people are victims of the criminal justice system's inadequate funding. Adams says "they are required to register as sex offenders [but] receive little help because parole resources are overwhelmed." Parole and probation officers monitor their clients' performance as productive citizens, but they don't provide monetary help for mental-health care.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 29, 2008 | Lynne Heffley
24th Street Theatre in L.A. is a small theater with a long reach: It has been chosen to represent the United States in El Salvador as part of the U.S. State Department's Cultural Connect Program. Named cultural envoys on behalf of the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador, the theater's artistic director Debbie Devine and local composer-musician Ed Barguiarena, joined by 24th Street's executive director Jay McAdams, will work with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of San Salvador and other groups, March 9-19.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 2005 | Alex Chun
Loose cannon, reckless renegade, skateboarding savant. These are all apt descriptions for Jay Adams, one of the prominent members of the Zephyr skateboarding team (the Z-Boys) featured in the coming-of-age flick "Lords of Dogtown." Charged with channeling the eccentric and self-destructive Adams is Emile Hirsch, who starred in last year's romantic comedy "The Girl Next Door" and who played a rebel of another sort in "The Emperor's Club" with Kevin Kline.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 1995 | Janice Arkatov, Janice Arkatov is a regular contributor to Calendar
When Debbie Devine and Jay McAdams tell you that their holiday tale "The Snow Maiden" is loosely based on the story of photographer Margaret Bourke-White, you can half-believe them. "It's loosely based in some places, tightly based in others," says McAdams, who created the show with his wife, Devine, and their 15-member Glorious Repertory Players.
NEWS
May 13, 2001 | From Staff Reports
Jon Horwitz doubled twice and Glendale College defeated Riverside, 9-5, in a Southern California regional baseball game Saturday at Riverside. Glendale (32-10), seeded No. 6, advanced to today's final of the four-team, double-elimination tournament. Riverside (38-7), seeded No. 3 and the defending state champion, defeated Cerritos, 5-1, in an elimination game on Saturday and needs to defeat Glendale twice today to advance to the second round next weekend. The first game is at noon.
SPORTS
April 7, 2001 | JOHN KLIMA
Look beyond starting pitchers Jay Adams, Dan Haren and Noah Lowry, and it's evident why No. 19-ranked Pepperdine has dropped five consecutive weekday games. The Waves lost to UCLA, 11-3, on Tuesday. Their previous four weekday defeats were to Northridge, USC and Long Beach State twice. Adams, Haren and Lowry, weekend starters, are a combined 17-5 with a 2.72 ERA. . But the bullpen is a different story. Greg Ramirez, a sophomore from Rio Mesa whose 3.
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