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October 30, 1986
The City Council voted 4 to 1 to prohibit bicycle riding on The Strand between 10th and 15th streets beginning May 1. The council has indicated, however, that the ordinance may be repealed or expanded to include skate-boarding and roller-skating, depending on recommendations of the recently appointed Strand Safety Committee. The 11-member committee was appointed to study and make recommendations for safe use of the beachfront strip by bicyclists, skaters, joggers, pedestrians and others.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2001 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attendance at the city's only skate park, in Encino, has dropped about 50% since the construction of a 10-foot security fence allowed officials to begin enforcing a city requirement that skateboarders wear protective gear. Kevin Regan, superintendent of operations for the Valley region of the Department of Recreation and Parks, said he is not concerned about the drop in park usage. "It's become a benefit for those using the facility," he said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2001 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attendance at the city's only skate park, in Encino, has dropped about 50% since the construction of a 10-foot security fence allowed officials to begin enforcing a city requirement that skateboarders wear protective gear. Kevin Regan, superintendent of operations for the Valley region of the Department of Recreation and Parks, said he is not concerned about the drop in park usage. "It's become a benefit for those using the facility," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 2000
You can board any which way from here: Snowboarders seeking extremes have special terrains--half pipes, jumps, hits and rails--in nearby ski areas. Skateboarders can get off the streets and into giant, challenging pay-to-skate parks. Surfers, masters of the first boards that boomed, still get into the Pacific free, but wave parks are on the drawing board.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1998 | CHRISTINE CASTRO
Skateboarding and roller-skating will come to a screeching halt downtown under an ordinance that received City Council approval Tuesday. Council members, in a 3-2 vote, said the ban is needed because of potential for injuries and property damage. "I really don't think our downtown area is set up for that kind of activity," said Mayor Don Bankhead. Council members Chris Norby and Jan Flory voted against the ban, saying roller-skating should be exempt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 2000
You can board any which way from here: Snowboarders seeking extremes have special terrains--half pipes, jumps, hits and rails--in nearby ski areas. Skateboarders can get off the streets and into giant, challenging pay-to-skate parks. Surfers, masters of the first boards that boomed, still get into the Pacific free, but wave parks are on the drawing board.
BUSINESS
December 17, 1996 | BARBARA MURPHY
Variflex Inc., a Moorpark-based manufacturer of snowboards, skateboards and in-line skates, reported a loss of $261,000, or 4 cents a share, for the first quarter that ended Oct. 31, on sales of $12.27 million. This compares with net income of $937,000, or 16 cents per share, on sales of $23.5 million in the comparable period a year ago.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 1998 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A couple of Saturdays back, the city of Santa Barbara closed a block of De La Guerra Street and let skateboard culture have a field day, in broad daylight, with its blessing. What was wrong with this picture? Adrenaline-charging, post-punk music rang through the air as skateboarders became projectiles on the asphalt, and daredevils careened up and down a half-pipe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1992 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A motorcycle officer shot and wounded the driver of a stolen car when the man drove it toward the officer, police said. The driver, Geoffrey Edmond Flynn, was driving without a rear license plate in a stolen car when he led the police officer on a two-minute chase that ended at 12:27 p.m. in the parking lot of Crest View School, Huntington Beach Police Officer J.B. Hume said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1988 | MICHAEL J. YBARRA, Times Staff Writer
Chad Camilleri likes skate boarding. A lot. He should. The 24-year-old Utah resident spent nearly the last four months rumbling across the country on a skateboard. At 12:10 p.m. Saturday, under steel gray skies, Camilleri rolled into the parking lot at the Santa Monica Pier, to the applause of a few well-wishers and the honk of one car backing out of a parking space. His hands were raised in triumph, his head tossed back.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1998 | CHRISTINE CASTRO
Skateboarding and roller-skating will come to a screeching halt downtown under an ordinance that received City Council approval Tuesday. Council members, in a 3-2 vote, said the ban is needed because of potential for injuries and property damage. "I really don't think our downtown area is set up for that kind of activity," said Mayor Don Bankhead. Council members Chris Norby and Jan Flory voted against the ban, saying roller-skating should be exempt.
BUSINESS
December 17, 1996 | BARBARA MURPHY
Variflex Inc., a Moorpark-based manufacturer of snowboards, skateboards and in-line skates, reported a loss of $261,000, or 4 cents a share, for the first quarter that ended Oct. 31, on sales of $12.27 million. This compares with net income of $937,000, or 16 cents per share, on sales of $23.5 million in the comparable period a year ago.
NEWS
October 30, 1986
The City Council voted 4 to 1 to prohibit bicycle riding on The Strand between 10th and 15th streets beginning May 1. The council has indicated, however, that the ordinance may be repealed or expanded to include skate-boarding and roller-skating, depending on recommendations of the recently appointed Strand Safety Committee. The 11-member committee was appointed to study and make recommendations for safe use of the beachfront strip by bicyclists, skaters, joggers, pedestrians and others.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2000 | EVA R. YELLOZ, Eva R. Yelloz, a freelance writer and mother of four, lives in Sherman Oaks
An extra hour of sunlight gave my 14-year-old and his two classmates the opportunity to enjoy a longer day of springtime fun--skate-boarding. I gave the boys the usual orders: Stay on main streets, stay close to home, watch for cars coming in and out of driveways, no tricks in commercial parking lots and--very important--be back before sundown. For good measure, I added one more concern: Take change for the phone. Chores and shopping occupied my day off.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 2000 | SHARON NAGY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Police have increased patrols in San Clemente's new skateboard park after it was defaced with graffiti just a day after it opened. Whether the painted scrawlings were gang-related or simply misdirected youthful exuberance is unclear. But everyone agrees the markings that turned up Sunday morning marred the city's newly opened skate-boarding area at Richard T. Steed Memorial Park on Avenida La Pata.
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