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October 5, 2000 | AARON CURTISS
"Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2" for Sony PlayStation begins with hip-hop music and rapid-cut video of skateboarders performing their art on all manner of public property--just the sort of tableau that gives parents the cold cringies and kids the warm fuzzies. But there is a lot to get warm and fuzzy over in "Pro Skater 2," the sequel to the skateboarding hit that sparked a legion of copycats.
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January 13, 2014 | By Ronald D. White
Quiksilver Inc. of Huntington Beach has sold its licensed apparel subsidiary, Hawk Designs Inc., to Sherman Oaks-based Cherokee Inc. for $19 million, the companies announced Monday. Hawk Designs, which Quiksilver acquired in 2000, owns a line of clothing tied to skateboarding legend Tony Hawk. The brand is sold through Kohl's Corp., and Cherokee said that relationship would continue. Hawk said in a statement that he "will continue to be actively involved in the brand's development.
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BUSINESS
February 1, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Skateboard icon Tony Hawk has signed an exclusive deal with Kohl's Corp. to sell footwear under his brand through the mid-level retailer. Hawk will begin selling his shoes at Kohl's 800-some stores and its website this month, the company was set to announce today. The fashion and skate shoes will be targeted to young men and boys. Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based Kohl's plans to price the Hawk line at about $40 a pair.
SPORTS
December 19, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Tony Hawk is just like any other parent who loves playing with his kid in the backyard. Except that most other parents don't have a 5,000-square-foot skate park in their backyards. And most other parents aren't skateboarding legends. So maybe that's why there was an uproar over the photo Hawk posted on Instagram earlier this week of himself and 4-year-old daughter Kadence playing in the backyard/skate park. It's a great action shot, with the two of them performing a stunt and Hawk's caption: "Updated frontside fling photo courtesy of @msk8blake.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2007 | Pete Metzger, Special to The Times
Simple and elegant, instead of complex and convoluted, Skate shows us how all skateboarding games should be controlled. Watch out Tony Hawk, there's a new king of the kickflip. For as long as there have been game systems, there have been Tony Hawk skateboarding games. As they aged, each required more complicated button sequences to be followed to get your skater to pull off the requisite tricks.
BUSINESS
January 13, 2014 | By Ronald D. White
Quiksilver Inc. of Huntington Beach has sold its licensed apparel subsidiary, Hawk Designs Inc., to Sherman Oaks-based Cherokee Inc. for $19 million, the companies announced Monday. Hawk Designs, which Quiksilver acquired in 2000, owns a line of clothing tied to skateboarding legend Tony Hawk. The brand is sold through Kohl's Corp., and Cherokee said that relationship would continue. Hawk said in a statement that he "will continue to be actively involved in the brand's development.
SPORTS
December 19, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Tony Hawk is just like any other parent who loves playing with his kid in the backyard. Except that most other parents don't have a 5,000-square-foot skate park in their backyards. And most other parents aren't skateboarding legends. So maybe that's why there was an uproar over the photo Hawk posted on Instagram earlier this week of himself and 4-year-old daughter Kadence playing in the backyard/skate park. It's a great action shot, with the two of them performing a stunt and Hawk's caption: "Updated frontside fling photo courtesy of @msk8blake.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2002 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
SAN JOSE -- The Boom Boom HuckJam is all crazy vert thrills and monstrous airs. There are triple barspins, kick flips and -- bonus! -- Dexter and Noodles in the back just raging away. Now, if you can decipher any of that, you probably already know that skateboarder Tony Hawk is coming to town with the most novel arena tour of the season, the curiously named Boom Boom HuckJam.
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June 21, 2000 | ALEX FIELD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Inside Skate Street Ventura, the buzz began while ESPN crews readied their equipment. About 700 teens and preteens--packed five deep, perched on their tiptoes and craning their necks--watched and waited. Finally, a tall figure sheathed in a bright red shirt and cradling a beat-up skateboard emerged from the rear entrance. Whispers rippled through the crowd. "Is that him?" "That's Tony!"
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October 5, 1997 | John M. Glionna, John M. Glionna is a Times staff writer
Tony Hawks roller-coaster flight of speed and grace begins here, atop a yawning rickety-looking pile of plywood and bolts at an Encinitas skate park. * His board balanced by feet more nimble than many people's hands, he contemplates a takeoff from the precipice of the 11-foot-high, U-shaped track called a half-pipe. Then Hawk soars.
BUSINESS
January 19, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
Dominant online video site YouTube has launched a lineup of sports channels featuring some of the biggest names in action sports — including pro skateboarder Tony Hawk, snowboarder Shaun White and surfer Kelly Slater. The four channels seek to tap into the rising popularity of action sports — especially among teens and twentysomethings — by offering clips, commentary and live events on YouTube. The original content represents another step in the site's efforts to augment its user-created videos with more professionally programmed offerings.
SPORTS
March 26, 2010 | By Ben Bolch
Dwayne Polee Jr., son of a high school basketball legend, admired the way his idol effortlessly vaulted into the air. He revered the grace and precision in his moves. He was awed by his hang time. The boy was still in grade school when his destiny seemed clear. He turned to his father and told him that he wanted to be just like ... skateboarding sensation Tony Hawk. Dwayne Sr. should have seen it coming. Little Dwayne had been taken to NBA All-Star games in part because his uncle, Larry Kenon, had spent seven seasons in the league.
BUSINESS
December 25, 2008 | Alex Pham
At 40, professional skateboarder Tony Hawk is still living the adolescent dream -- pulling tricks on his board and making video games. Hawk is working on his 10th game, Adrenaline, due out next fall from Activision. The Tony Hawk video game series is one of the most popular franchises in the industry, having sold several million copies and generated more than $1 billion in sales since the line was introduced in 1999.
SPORTS
August 3, 2008 | John Marshall, Associated Press
He's a video game star, radio show host, ringleader of a traveling show. There's roller coasters and phones bearing his name, a clothing line and watches at Kohl's, drapes and bed linens at Target. He runs a charitable organization and a film production company, has a corporate office in Southern California. He has appeared on Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel, posed for the cover of MAD Kids magazine, given big for Oprah, proven he's not smarter than a fifth-grader. He is Tony Hawk, master marketer, action sports mogul, iconic figure in the same league as Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods.
BUSINESS
December 3, 2007 | Alex Pham, Times Staff Writer
He may be a college dropout, but Bobby Kotick could never be accused of being a slacker. From his days at the University of Michigan, where he founded a software company in his dorm room, Kotick has had a knack for spotting promising trends and making risky bets that have paid off. Sunday's proposed sale of a controlling stake in Activision Inc., the video game company he runs, to the French water company Vivendi could be his biggest score yet.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2007 | Pete Metzger, Special to The Times
Simple and elegant, instead of complex and convoluted, Skate shows us how all skateboarding games should be controlled. Watch out Tony Hawk, there's a new king of the kickflip. For as long as there have been game systems, there have been Tony Hawk skateboarding games. As they aged, each required more complicated button sequences to be followed to get your skater to pull off the requisite tricks.
SPORTS
July 26, 2001 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was a time when Tony Hawk and his friends toured the country's skateboard parks in a clunky old van, with money enough for only one hotel room among them. "We had two beds and split those beds into a mattress and box spring," Hawk recalls. "You had two people to share a mattress and if you chose a box spring, you got it on your own . . . and that's how it was. You ate at Taco Bell every day."
BUSINESS
March 9, 2000 | LESLIE EARNEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sinking its roots deeper into the extreme-sports market, surf-wear maker Quiksilver Inc. said Wednesday it has purchased a skateboard clothing company launched two years ago by skate champ Tony Hawk. The renowned skateboarder's Hawk Clothing in San Clemente makes skate-inspired clothes, including loose pants and knit beanies, for younger boys, but Quiksilver plans to expand the line to include teenagers.
BUSINESS
February 1, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Skateboard icon Tony Hawk has signed an exclusive deal with Kohl's Corp. to sell footwear under his brand through the mid-level retailer. Hawk will begin selling his shoes at Kohl's 800-some stores and its website this month, the company was set to announce today. The fashion and skate shoes will be targeted to young men and boys. Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based Kohl's plans to price the Hawk line at about $40 a pair.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2002 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
SAN JOSE -- The Boom Boom HuckJam is all crazy vert thrills and monstrous airs. There are triple barspins, kick flips and -- bonus! -- Dexter and Noodles in the back just raging away. Now, if you can decipher any of that, you probably already know that skateboarder Tony Hawk is coming to town with the most novel arena tour of the season, the curiously named Boom Boom HuckJam.
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