June 15, 2012 |
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.
July 28, 2011 |
Santa Cruz native Raven Tershy only finished two runs in the skateboard park finals, but those two runs were all he needed to win his first X Games gold medal. Tershy's total of 82 points edged the 81 of defending gold medalist Pedro Barros. "He deserved it," Barros said. "He skated the whole contest amazing ? It was a really good feeling to see my friend out there, killing it out there. " Barros opened the finals with two runs of 40 and 41, respectively, to take what appeared to be a commanding and decisive lead.
July 12, 2011 |
Los Angeles Councilwoman Janice Hahn's plan to build a skateboard park in the shadow of the Watts Towers is being ramrodded through without full consideration of the potential impact on the fragile national historic landmark or proper consultation with its owner, the state of California, the top state parks official in Los Angeles said Monday. Hahn, who faces voters Tuesday in a runoff election for Congress, has proposed a skate park as a vitally needed recreational outlet for Watts youth.
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June 26, 2011 |
Walter Molo wouldn't go. "Go, Molo, go!" his friends yelled. The once-avid motorcycle rider is not one to shy from adventure. But to dive 4 feet down a steep concrete embankment — in a wheelchair, while paralyzed from the waist down? "Yeah," Molo said, gripping his wheels a few feet from the edge. "I'm gonna have to take a moment to think this one over. " A skateboarding park on Venice Beach transformed into a training ground Saturday morning as several dozen paraplegics and quadriplegics learned to drop, roll and dive on curved walls as tall as school buses.
August 1, 2010 |
8:48 p.m. — It's called speed and style, but the speed hardly mattered — excepted when it counted most. In the last event of the 2010 X Games, motocross riders combined two disciplines, racing and tricks, to put on a show at Staples Center. In the gold medal race, Nate Adams scored 89.33 style points, beating out Travis Pastrana's 88.00. But Pastrana finished 5.97 seconds ahead of Adams in the race, giving him a total score of 93.97 and the gold medal in the moto X speed & style event.
July 31, 2010
When: Through Sunday. Where: Downtown L.A. SATURDAY At Event Deck at LA Live: 11 a.m., BMX freestyle park final; 1:30 p.m., skateboard street men's final; 3:30 p.m., hometown heroes street final. At Coliseum: 4 p.m., rally car racing elimination/final; 6 p.m., BMX freestyle big air final; 7:15 p.m., rally car super rally final; 8:15 p.m., skateboard big air rail jam. SUNDAY At Event Deck at LA Live: 10:45 a.m., BMX freestyle street final; noon, skateboard park adaptive jam; 12:30 p.m., women's skateboard street final; 1:45 p.m., skateboard park legends final; 3 p.m., skateboard women's park jam; 4 p.m., skateboard game of SK8 final; 5:30 p.m., skateboard park final.