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  • Officer badly hurt in skateboard attack shows signs of recovery

    11/29/2016 6:35:09 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 28, 2016 | Evan Sernoffsky
    A South San Francisco police officer, who was critically injured after being smashed in the head with a skateboard on Thanksgiving, is “beginning to show positive signs of recovery,” officials said Monday. Officer Robby Chon remains in critical condition at San Francisco General Hospital after Thursday’s violent attack, in which he was struck in the head by a suspect he was chasing on foot.
  • California Police Officer in Critical Condition After Being Assaulted With Skateboard

    11/25/2016 8:07:00 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    The incident occurred on Thursday at approximately 2:20 p.m. Pacific time in South San Francisco, after the officer was waved down by someone who was reporting a person causing a disturbance at a local business, South San Francisco Police Chief Jeff Azzopardi said at a news conference today. "Several patrons reported a subject acting aggressively and irrationally. The officer made contact with the suspect, who immediately became confrontational. During the contact, the suspect attempted to flee from the officer," Azzopardi said. "After a short foot chase, the subject turned on the officer and intentionally struck him in the head with...
  • Teen Killed After Strapping Rocket to Skateboard

    04/06/2016 12:38:47 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 74 replies
    Newser ^ | Apr 5, 2016 | Newser Editors and Wire Services
    Authorities say two Southern California high school students attached a homemade model rocket to a skateboard before it exploded and killed one of the teens. The blast Monday evening in the courtyard of a Ventura County elementary school killed 18-year-old Bernard Moon, the AP reports. His 17-year-old friend was injured and is in stable condition. Sheriff's Detective Timothy Loman says the teens built the rocket and attached it to the skateboard as a propulsion device. Authorities say the experiment wasn't sanctioned by the elementary school. The teens attended Thousand Oaks High School, which said in a Twitter post: "Our hearts...
  • Buckled Vasquez Canyon Road Fenced Off After Becoming Attraction for Skaters

    11/24/2015 9:02:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    ktla ^ | Melissa Pamer,
    A 2-mile stretch of the road - in an unincorporated area of north Santa Clarita - was shut down after a slide began pushing up the asphalt on Nov. 19. Since the road closed, skateboarders have apparently been attracted to the steeply sloping roadway. Photos from the area show skaters airborne atop the broken asphalt, and one skater reported many people at the site over the weekend. The unusual sight was an attraction for photographers as well, social media posts appeared to indicate. On Tuesday, the county Department of Public Works tweeted a photo showing the damaged road fenced off,...
  • Man Dead After Being Hit in Head by Skateboarder in Act of Self-Defense at Santa Ana Starbucks

    11/24/2015 3:26:00 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    ktla ^ | Melissa Pamer and Chip Yost,
    The man, who seemed to be on drugs, went inside and zoned in on a young skateboarder, the witnesses said. The man approached the skateboarder aggressively, prompting the young man to stand up and whack the first man once in the head. The witnesses described the incident as self-defense. "He just came abruptly into the store, looked at the kid, and said, 'Did I stutter?'" a witness told KTLA. "He took at step forward towards the kid as if he were going to attack him, and that's when the kid hit him with the skateboard." "He did what anybody, I...
  • Didga the cat pulls off some skateboard tricks.

    01/31/2014 6:37:05 PM PST · by Twotone · 10 replies ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    A skateboard-riding cat....
  • Sunset Flare LED skateboard wheels in action [video only]

    08/24/2013 5:34:05 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 24 replies ^ | 3-18-2013 | Sunset Skateboards
    Saw these on Vsauce2 just now and thought they were pretty cool. Apparently these skateboard wheels have LEDs in them that light up when the wheels spin. The LEDs have a 100,000 hour life expectancy and there are no batteries. The spinning of the wheels generates the current necessary. I have no idea how durable they are, though. The website says a set of 4 wheels is $40. A whole board is $100. I'm not gonna link directly. I will put a picture or two for people who don't YouTube.
  • War veteran killed outside his Malden skateboard shop

    02/07/2013 3:44:47 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Fox-TV Boston ^ | January 30, 2013
    MALDEN (FOX 25 / — A U.S. Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan was killed in a shooting on Main Street in Malden on Tuesday afternoon. The Middlesex District Attorney's office identified the victim as 39-year-old Shawn Clark, of Saugus.
  • 7 People Cited For Allegedly Entering Closed Section Of 405 Freeway

    10/01/2012 10:45:04 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies ^ | September 30, 2012 3:42 PM | Amy Johnson
    WEST LOS ANGELES ( — Seven people were cited on Sunday for allegedly entering closed portions of the 405 Freeway. Amy Johnson, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, said they consisted of four rollerbladers, a newlywed couple and one pedestrian. Earlier Sunday, KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO reported via Twitter that the newlyweds were cited on the Sunset Boulevard on-ramp of the southbound 405 Freeway. The couple was spotted about 3:40 a.m., said California Highway Patrol officer Charmaine Fajardo. Officials urged motorists and residents to steer clear of the closed freeway. Johnson also said a tourist couple from Europe was not cited as...
  • Video: Tillman the Skateboarding Bulldog hits the surf and snow

    09/01/2012 2:11:18 PM PDT · by jwsea55 · 13 replies
    Tillman may be the best skateboarding bulldog I have seen. He steps it up a notch in this video. He’s hitting the surf, snow and his regular fun on land. For some reason, bulldogs love skateboarding! Checkout the video.
  • When the poor have nowhere to go...

    10/01/2010 8:03:35 AM PDT · by mudblood · 7 replies
    Collective Wishes ^ | October 1, 2010 | Candle
    Witness below the true cost of being rich in so-called "America". These children illustrate my point exactly. Normally I have little regard for children, because they just steal oxygen from the rain forests and contribute to childhood obesity. However, as you can see in this video, rich people have been pushing them away from safe places to ride their skateboards. Now, because of corporations, they can't exercise in peace without running over oddly placed wooden inclines or suddenly coming upon dangerous concrete steps, forcing them to jump at the last minute onto precarious metal handrails to avoid a dangerous tumble....
  • Hungarian priest gets on skateboard to connect

    08/18/2010 6:14:49 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | August 16, 2010
    Zoltan Lendvai's first skateboard bore the papal coat of armsA Hungarian Catholic priest who spreads God's word from a skateboard has become an internet sensation.A video of the Reverend Zoltan Lendvai, 45, in action has attracted almost 170,000 hits on YouTube.The video, Funny Priest Skateboarding, shows Father Lendvai, clad in full clerical garb, displaying his moves.It is not clear whether he has mastered the nose-grind or the kick-flip, but his skills have helped attract young people to his church.Father Lendvai, whose first board bore the papal coat of arms, believes skateboarding can pave the way to God for young people.He...
  • Skateboarder Cleared of Assaulting Homeless Physicist

    06/27/2009 2:24:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 714+ views
    NBC11 ^ | Fri, Jun 26, 2009 | Jackson West
    Fission and quarks figure into quirky caseIt's not every day that disputes over particle physics leads to assault charges. But that's what happened when Jason Everett Keller, 40, joined a conversation about quantum physics in South San Francisco in March. Keller was accused of attacking Stephan Fava while Fava and his friend were discussing physics in the Bay Area town. The charges didn't stick, however, as Keller has been acquitted by a San Mateo County jury. The verdict is still out string theory, however, so there's no indication that physics-related violence will abate any time soon. Related Stories Jackson West...
  • Taxpayers Taken for A Ride.. On a Skateboard

    03/18/2009 8:43:50 AM PDT · by nateriver · 4 replies · 344+ views
    The City Of Pawtucket gets a Skate Board Park as part of the Friday the 13th Stimulus Package. Obama promised money would be spent on “critical” projects. City of Pawtucket is in deep trouble, the US Taxpayer and Taxpayers for generations to come, are all very happy to save the city of Pawtucket with this most “critical” need project. FYI.. Rhode Island’s. Rep Patrick Kennedy and Senator Jack Reed both sit on the powerful panels that have authority over all the federal gov’s DISCRETIONARY spending ... Appropriations Committees
  • Are You a Moonbat? (I am a bug on the zotmobile’s windshield)

    08/01/2006 8:35:11 AM PDT · by bug thomas houseboy · 193 replies · 4,191+ views
    Squashed Buggerboy
    If you think all Americans should have access to affordable health care, then you’re a moonbat. If you want American kids to stop dying in Iraq, then you’re a moonbat. If you believe a livable wage should be available for all Americans, then you’re a moonbat. If you believe it is wrong for the Government to spy on our private phone calls, then you’re a moonbat. If you think it is wrong for America to torture prisoners, then you’re a moonbat. I f you think America and Israel should be above killing civilians, then you’re a moonbat. If you think...
  • Oceanside teenager killed crossing train tracks

    04/03/2006 2:30:39 PM PDT · by radar101 · 13 replies · 709+ views
    N C Times ^ | April 3, 2006 | Yvette URREA
    A 15-year-old Oceanside boy died Saturday night when he tried to run across the tracks in front of an Amtrak train passing through this North coastal city and was struck, sheriff's officials said. Sheriff's Railroad Enforcement Unit Deputy Gary Wilcoxson said the teenager was among a group of 22 youths playing "chicken" with the train, a dangerous game in which people see how close they can get to a moving train without being struck. Several of the victim's friends said Sunday the teenagers were not playing "chicken," saying the teenager's death was simply an accident.Graham Suchman, an Oceanside High School...
  • One Day Away: Wednesday's Warmup [X Games are Anti-Bush]

    08/09/2004 2:05:50 PM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 509+ views
    EXPN ^ | 2004/08/05 | Matt Sonberg
    Ahhh ... Wednesday's warmup sessions. A day to test out timing over a 45-foot gap on a dirtbike. A day to test out timing over a 45-foot gap on a skateboard. A morning spent throwing backflips on a dirtbike. An afternoon spent throwing double backflips on a BMX bike. The live telecasts starts Thursday, but we bring you exclusive, behind-the-scenes video of the day-before hucking and chucking. And, just because we like you ... we set it all to music. Click here to watch video of yesterday's practice sessions.
  • Teen killed ‘car-surfing’

    06/11/2003 7:03:59 AM PDT · by freebilly · 31 replies · 403+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 6/11/03 | Donna Jones
    SANTA CRUZ — A ‘‘car surfing’’ accident left a 14-year-old Harbor High School freshman dead and the 17-year-old driver of the vehicle arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter. Avi Vargas died after he fell from his skateboard on Prospect Heights about 3:30 p.m. Monday. He was holding onto the passenger-side mirror of a 1989 red Jeep Cherokee, driven by the 17-year-old, when he slipped and was run over, police said. Another boy, a 16-year-old, was riding in the Jeep. "I’ve seen accidents, but I never saw anything so awful in my life," said Cheryl Mayes, who has operated a child-care...

    08/17/2002 10:21:43 AM PDT · by forest · 43 replies · 987+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #283 ^ | 8-18-02 | Doug Fiedor
    Some folks think that because I drive a little 4WD vehicle I do not care about good transportation. That is not exactly true, of course. Within the past couple weeks, I have ridden in two greatly different styled electric vehicles. However, I was also in an older GTO and a Plymouth Roadrunner -- both muscle-cars with four on the floor and duel quads. Fact is, I grew up drag racing. Today, I am more interested in other things. For instance, a couple years ago I reported a little about my visit with a Jeep Commander all electric fuel cell vehicle.(1)...
  • GM Unveils Photos of 'Skateboard' Fuel Cell Vehicle

    08/14/2002 3:14:41 AM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 119 replies · 786+ views ^ | 08/14/2002 | Ed Garsten A.P. and other...
    <p>The body is connected to a skateboard-like chassis that contains most of the vehicle's working parts.</p> <p>General Motors Corp. revealing the first pictures Wednesday of the fuel cell powered vehicle, called the Hy-wire.</p> <p>It's the first drivable version of a concept the automaker unveiled during January's North American International Auto Show in Detroit under the name Autonomy as its attempt to reinvent the automobile.</p>