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HEALTH
December 2, 2002 | J. Michael Kennedy
Over the last year, I've done a lot of things involving wheels -- bicycles, in-line skates and even a pair of Crosskates, which are designed for a skiing experience when there is no snow. This time around, I decided to go retro, to return to a sport of my youth, to go roller-skating. I'm talking about the kind with four wheels that I used to wear as I zipped down neighborhood sidewalks and around roller rinks to rock 'n' roll music played by disc jockeys. I date back to the skate-key era.
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NEWS
December 31, 1993 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maybe the Valley turned younger and hipper, diving headlong into the "retro" fad. Maybe it was a matter of the beleaguered masses, weary from another year of recession and crime, turning to escapist nostalgia. Or maybe we just ran out of ideas. Either way, for arts and leisure, old was new in 1993. How else to explain the return of crooners and roller-skating, of harmonica blues and the Texas two-step?
NEWS
June 23, 1991 | ANNE Z. COOKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's early morning on the Venice Boardwalk and the bold and the daring are experiencing the agony and the ecstasy of in-line roller skating. The agony is falling. But the ecstasy--the thrill of flying, the exhilaration of speeding--is what's making in-line skating one of the hottest new sports around. This particular morning the "blade" action is on the pavement at the corner of Westminster Avenue and Speedway in front of the Rolling Soles skate shop.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1989
"Roller skating is the most effective way of walking. It's the walking of tomorrow." --Harry Perry, a turbaned, roller-skating street musician who wheeled into Los Angeles City Hall to watch the City Council repeal a 10-year-old ban on skateboarding and roller-skating along Venice's Ocean Front Walk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1992 | ANNA CEKOLA
The City Council gave preliminary approval this week to changes that would strengthen city laws prohibiting skateboarding, roller-skating and bicycling in specified areas. With the changes approved Tuesday, skateboarding and roller-skating will be prohibited on all public roads except cul-de-sac streets shorter than 500 feet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, who starred in the 1970s show "Welcome Back, Kotter," was arrested Sunday on suspicion of domestic abuse, police said. Jacobs, who played Freddie "Boom Boom" Washington on the show, was roller-skating with his girlfriend at 2:30 p.m. near Pacific Avenue and Washington Boulevard when they got into an argument, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1987 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, Times Staff Writer
Amid growing concern over potential lawsuits from skateboard and roller-skating accidents in Simi Valley, local park district officials tonight will consider a ban on the popular youth activities at 30 area parks. The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, which operates park facilities in Simi Valley and the community of Oak Park, presently allows skateboarding and roller-skating at local parks. "We don't want to look like the bad guys," said parks spokesman Rick Johnson.
NEWS
June 14, 1990 | TIM WATERS and ANN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Roller-skating desperadoes in Palos Verdes Estates have lost their battle to become law-abiding citizens. Council members, citing safety and liability concerns, on Tuesday tabled indefinitely a proposed ordinance that would have lifted a 9-year-old ban on roller-skating in the city, which has no sidewalks. About 50 people, many of them children, turned out for the council meeting in support of lifting the ban, which also applies to roller-blading and skateboarding. "No way can I approve an ordinance that says it's OK for children of any age to roller-skate in the street," Councilwoman Ruth Gralow said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1993 | BERT ELJERA
A proposal to impose a $100 fee on applications to designate a private property as a "no skateboarding or roller skating" zone will go before the City Council today. The fees will enable the city to recover the costs of processing the applications and carrying out required inspections, officials said. On April 26, the city adopted an ordinance that banned skateboarding and roller skating in designated areas. The ban may be extended to a private property at the owner's request.
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