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March 1, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First, there's "Riders of Steel," where a surfer rides through a huge wall of water and comes out in an aquatic future world, where surfboard-riding metallic creatures war with another genetically augmented race of humanoids. Then there's "The King and I," where the hero has the waves all to himself until a guy in a pink Cadillac pulls up with "three killer chix in teenie-weenie bikinis." The driver looks familiar. Yes, it's Elvis! ("I knew it was him because of his blue-black hair.
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February 18, 1993 | RICK FIGNETTI and DAVID REYES, Rockin' Fig is Rick Fignetti, a Huntington Beach surfer/shop owner. Times staff writer David Reyes has reported on U.S. surf teams competing in Bali and Brazil.
For some time, Rockin' Fig and I have been wanting to talk about the Surf Crazed comic book creators, who are both from Orange County. One surfs; the other is a knee-boarder. But since the surf's been good and apparently business has picked up, we couldn't interview Salvador Paskowitz, 25, or Roy Gonzales, 35, both from San Clemente. But Fig said he goes back a ways with both of them. I surfed with Roy, Fig said. We were on the 1980 NSSA (National Scholastic Surfing Assn.
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March 6, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First, there's "Riders of Steel": A surfer rides through a wall of water and comes out in an aquatic future world where surfing metallic creatures war with another genetically augmented race. Then there's "The King and I," where the hero has the waves to himself until a guy in a pink Cadillac pulls up with "three killer chix in teenie-weenie bikinis." The driver looks familiar. Yes, it's Elvis! ("I knew it was him because of his blue-black hair.
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March 6, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First, there's "Riders of Steel": A surfer rides through a wall of water and comes out in an aquatic future world where surfing metallic creatures war with another genetically augmented race. Then there's "The King and I," where the hero has the waves to himself until a guy in a pink Cadillac pulls up with "three killer chix in teenie-weenie bikinis." The driver looks familiar. Yes, it's Elvis! ("I knew it was him because of his blue-black hair.
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February 18, 1993 | RICK FIGNETTI and DAVID REYES, Rockin' Fig is Rick Fignetti, a Huntington Beach surfer/shop owner. Times staff writer David Reyes has reported on U.S. surf teams competing in Bali and Brazil.
For some time, Rockin' Fig and I have been wanting to talk about the Surf Crazed comic book creators, who are both from Orange County. One surfs; the other is a knee-boarder. But since the surf's been good and apparently business has picked up, we couldn't interview Salvador Paskowitz, 25, or Roy Gonzales, 35, both from San Clemente. But Fig said he goes back a ways with both of them. I surfed with Roy, Fig said. We were on the 1980 NSSA (National Scholastic Surfing Assn.
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December 10, 1992 | Rick Fignetti and David Reyes
With Christmas just around the corner, Fig and I thought we might help all those Santas out there who may have a surfer or two on their Christmas lists. Fig, who is ALWAYS in the know, had some great ideas for gifts, especially stocking-stuffers. I was into the high-end stuff, you know, the kind you can park in a garage, like a new surf vehicle similar to the hot 4x4 truck that pro surfer Shane Beschen won last month at the U.S. Bud Pro Tour Contest in Ventura.
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June 26, 1998 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Showing a Midas touch for marketing, apparel designer Tommy Hilfiger in 1994 outfitted Snoop Doggy Dogg for a "Saturday Night Live" appearance and became an instant hit with rappers. Call it cool by association. Now, the traditional clothier is trying to show surfers that his beachwear is "authentic" by wielding another unlikely marketing tool: the Paskowitz family, a clan that once lived in a van in search of the perfect wave.
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March 1, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First, there's "Riders of Steel," where a surfer rides through a huge wall of water and comes out in an aquatic future world, where surfboard-riding metallic creatures war with another genetically augmented race of humanoids. Then there's "The King and I," where the hero has the waves all to himself until a guy in a pink Cadillac pulls up with "three killer chix in teenie-weenie bikinis." The driver looks familiar. Yes, it's Elvis! ("I knew it was him because of his blue-black hair.
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