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HEALTH
April 7, 2012 | By Jeannine Stein, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Still got a skateboard buried somewhere in a corner of the garage? Celebrity personal trainer Mike Donavanik - http://www.mikedfitness.com - suggests you drag it out and repurpose it for this simple and effective fitness move, the skateboard pike. Why you should try it: These assisted pikes work your entire core and build upper body strength. What to do: Place the toes of both feet on the middle of a skateboard placed underneath you. Arms are on the ground in front in a push-up position.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2014 | By KTLA
Students at El Dorado High School in Placentia on Monday paid tribute to a 16-year-old boy who was fatally struck by an SUV while skateboarding over the weekend. Logan Wells, 16, was struck by an SUV on Bastanchury Road near Secretariat Way in Yorba Linda around 4:45 a.m. Sunday, investigators said. He later died at a hospital. Friends told KTLA-TV Wells was a typical teen who loved skateboarding and wearing Hawaiian shirts. As the school week began, Wells' classmates honored him by wearing Hawaiian shirts and bucket hats, another staple of his wardrobe.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2004 | By Carol Farley, Special to The Times
Carrie and Carl are twins and Laketon's youngest detectives. They were watching TV when the phone rang. "I need you guys to solve a mystery," Alan Rees said. "Come on over and I'll tell you what happened. " On the way to Alan's house, the twins saw Betsy Watters playing with a dollhouse in her yard. "Isn't it pretty? It's all blue because that's my favorite color," she told Carrie. "I remember when I loved playing with dolls," Carrie told her brother as they hurried along.
NEWS
March 12, 2014 | By Kerry Cavanaugh
The Times editorial board has written a lot recently about the politics, policies and practicalities of bicyclists and automobiles sharing the road in Los Angeles. Apparently there's some tension on the streets between motorists and cyclists.   Well, get ready for the next rumble over who owns the asphalt: e-skateboards. Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) has introduced legislation that would allow electric motorized skateboards to share the road. If passed, riders could use bike lanes as long as they follow the same rules as bicycles, UT San Diego reported . They wouldn't be allowed on sidewalks and roads without bike lanes.  Electric skateboards were banned from streets in 1977, mainly because the gas-powered models were loud and produced a lot of air pollution for their size.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2009
'Skateboard: Evolution and Art in California' Where: California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main St., Santa Monica When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Ends May 30 Price: $8 Contact: (310) 392-8537 or www.californiaheritage
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Los Angeles police Tuesday night were looking for a man who has sexually battered three women in Van Nuys while swooping by them on a skateboard. The man approached the woman from behind and grabbed them, the Los Angeles Police Department said.  The incidents took place between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. in an area bordered by Sherman Way on the north, Vanowen Street on the south, Van Nuys Boulevard on the west and Hazeltine Avenue on the east. The suspect was wearing a grey hoodie, grey pants and sunglasses.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2012 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Lil Wayne is issuing new music this month -- another entry in his "Dedication" mixtape series -- but after that, fans shouldn't hold their breath for more from the Young Money leader. In an interview with DJ Drama on Atlanta's Hot 107.9 on Wednesday, Weezy expressed feeling a bit burnt out from rap and was looking to tackle another challenge.   “Being me, I always feel like I ain't done nothing yet, so I'm always looking for the next thing to do. It does get pretty boring when it comes to just the rapping and all that type of stuff,” he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 2012 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
The public is invited to express its preferences on two different matters in a city-sponsored barbecue Saturday at the Watts Towers. The pleasant and easy one is: hot dog or hamburger? The thorny and contentious one - an issue simmering since 2009 - is whether it's a good idea to plant a state-of-the-art skateboard plaza in the shadow of the Watt Towers, a national historic landmark that's one of the most revered and symbolic public artworks on the West Coast, if not the nation.
NEWS
July 31, 1989
Palo Alto, the city that reimburses its employees 7 cents a mile to ride bikes to work, has taken steps to encourage commuter use of the skateboard. With passage of a controversial ordinance, the city is permitting skateboards on all but 25 of its busiest streets. The move has thrilled skateboarders--many cities, including nearby San Francisco, make skateboarding illegal-- but is unpopular with bicyclists, who fought for years to develop a bike trail system on Palo Alto streets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1997 | SCOTT HADLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Possibly shrinking the concrete universe for skateboarders, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will discuss banning skaters from some sidewalks in unincorporated communities across the county. Supervisor Kathy Long suggested the ban after hearing complaints from property owners--primarily churches and businesses--that skateboarders are damaging property and disturbing patrons. Property owners have also expressed concerns about possible legal liability if a skateboarder is injured, Long said.
HOME & GARDEN
March 7, 2014 | By Marty Fortney
I will meet more single women this week than most men will in their entire lives. The women will touch me, hug me, laugh at my jokes - and then walk out to their husbands, boyfriends or Chihuahuas and hike Runyon Canyon. I'm a casting director for TV commercials. On a typical day I interview 100 beautiful and spirited women, all of whom stare deeply into my eyes and listen to my every musing. Their very livelihood depends on it. If they catch just a nugget of something I say that the other women miss, it might lead to a callback, then a booking and maybe $25,000 in residuals.
IMAGE
February 28, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
It used to be that when a skateboard had shredded its last empty pool or hopped its last handrail, it took a one-way trip to the great halfpipe in the sky. But thanks to a Long Beach-based company called Art of Board, there's now new life for some of the battered and broken slabs. Wooden skateboard decks - in all their scuffed, gouged and worn glory - are finding new uses in board shorts, T-shirts, hats, socks, pillows, wallets and a range of flooring and wall tiles. Through its "I Ride, I Recycle" program, Art of Board collects broken wooden skateboard decks from 400 skate/surf shops, skate parks and the like from New York City to Los Angeles.
SPORTS
February 11, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
SOCHI, Russia - The happiest 10th-place finisher in the history of the Olympics sat on her motionless sled in the middle of the ice. Her race was over, but she didn't want to leave. She pounded the slush. She waved to her weeping family. She climbed above the finish line and began to boogie. "Everybody was chanting, 'Dance, dance, dance,'" Kate Hansen said. "I'm so grateful to be here, I didn't want to be that kind of person to just walk away. " FRAMEWORK: Best images from Sochi And so the luger who once flew down the streets of La Cañada on a skateboard charmingly skidded through the Sanki Sliding Center on Tuesday night with a whoosh of perspective.
NATIONAL
January 26, 2014 | By Richard Simon and Matt Pearce
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - A day after another shooting brought community grief and national headlines, police said they had no explanation for why a 19-year-old skateboarder killed two skate shop employees and sent mall-goers running for cover before killing himself. Howard County Police Chief William McMahon told reporters Sunday that authorities had found a journal at the home where Darion Marcus Aguilar lived with his mother in College Park. In it, Aguilar expressed some "general unhappiness," McMahon said.
SPORTS
January 25, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
I never saw her face. She was always moving too fast. I knew her only for her shiny helmet, blond ponytail, oversized basketball jersey and dumb guts. She would fly past me on her skateboard as I drove up my hilly street in La Cañada. She was sometimes on her back, usually in a crouch, always teetering on the edge. It was a narrow road, lined with thick trees, sometimes crowded with SUVs. She couldn't have been more than 12 years old. It was a miracle she didn't end up in my windshield.
HEALTH
January 17, 2014 | Barbara Odanaka
Scott Hostert has heard it all: You're too old. You're nuts. You don't want to live the rest of your life being fed through a tube, do you? Hostert scoffs, then smiles. Too old to ride a skateboard? Just watch me. With that, the 51-year-old Brea tax consultant steps on his board and plunges down a wall of concrete, piloting his personal time machine through a series of moves some skaters half his age won't try. Two hours later, Hostert is sweat-soaked and oh-so stoked. "Nothing compares to how young skating makes me feel," says Hostert, who rediscovered skateboarding after a 35-year break.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1997 | LESLIE EARNEST
The likelihood that a skateboard park could someday be built on a downtown corner known as the Village Entrance increased slightly this week as the City Council agreed that the possibility deserved further study. Council members said Tuesday that they would also be willing to consider other sites, should any become available. The city's recreation committee has been searching for more than two years for an appropriate spot to build a skateboard park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1991 | CAROL WATSON
A 22-year-old man who tried to escape robbers by having his dog tow him on a skateboard was caught, beaten and robbed, authorities said. Derrick Wayne Morris was treated at Ventura County Medical Center and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 15-year-old Murrieta girl was in a coma and on life support Thursday after she was injured over the weekend in a skateboarding accident, according to a report in the Riverside Press Enterprise . Maddison "Mads" Olson, a sophomore at Murrieta High School, tumbled while speeding down a steep hill in Mission Viejo on Sunday. She was found unconscious, her father said in the news report. She was not wearing a helmet. Fire crews took the girl to the Mission Viejo campus of Children's Hospital of Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Los Angeles police Tuesday night were looking for a man who has sexually battered three women in Van Nuys while swooping by them on a skateboard. The man approached the woman from behind and grabbed them, the Los Angeles Police Department said.  The incidents took place between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. in an area bordered by Sherman Way on the north, Vanowen Street on the south, Van Nuys Boulevard on the west and Hazeltine Avenue on the east. The suspect was wearing a grey hoodie, grey pants and sunglasses.
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