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Skateboarding

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  • Sounding Off: Driver makes a bad move

    About 6 p.m. Monday, a black Mercedes Benz with a dark tint pulled out of Bounty Way and proceeded onto Skyline Drive while two Thurston Middle School seventh-graders were skateboarding on Skyline. The driver intentionally tried to hit one of the downhill...
  • Mailbag: Skateboarding debate goes downhill

    A letter writer recently wrote a secondhand report (apparently she wasn't there) concerning two seventh-grade skateboarders who allege that a black Mercedes tried to hit them on Skyline Drive on March 28. If that actually happened, it is not noted in...
  • Skateboarding limits affirmed

    Editor's note: This corrects the incident Kimberly O'Brien Young was referring to. Skateboard aficionados were spinning their wheels Tuesday in their attempt to convince a City Council majority to retract a ban on some of the city's steepest hills....
  • Mailbag: Steinbeck's daughter-in-law says 'Travels' is true

    Any educated scholar who has studied that journey knows that Bill Steigerwald simply hasn't enough facts to "debunk" that journey ("Sorry, Charley, Was Steinbeck's 'Travels with Charley' a fraud?" Reason magazine, April 2011"). For some reason the...
  • Top 10 stories of 2010

    The year 2010 was an eventful and colorful year in Laguna Beach, but no one was prepared for the year to end on a note of disaster. Here are the Coastline Pilot's top 10 news stories of the year. * Flood Lagunans ended 2010 awash in mud and debris...
  • 'Speedboarding' opponents want ban

    Opponents of speedboarding on Laguna's steep streets papered the city this week with leaflets seeking support for a ban on skateboarding's "more dangerous cousin." A group, identifying itself as SNAG — Speedboarders Neighborhood Action Group...
  • Skateboarding Tour Rolls Into Sprint Center

    Skateboarding Tour Rolls Into Sprint Center
    Skateboarding superstar Rob Dyrdek is bringing his Street League DC Pro Tour to the Sprint Center this weekend, bringing along the world's largest skateboard with him. Some of the world's leading skateboarders will compete on on Saturday and Sunday for a...
  • Mailbag: Thankful for efforts to help homeless

    When we read of the program proposed by the city last year to deal with the issues concerning our homeless population, we were more than a little skeptical. We thought too little was being done. Recently, we walked the length of both Main Beach and...
  • Curves thrown at speedboarding

    Curves thrown at speedboarding
    Speedboarders may be banned by a future ordinance from some of Laguna's steepest streets, but their sport did not hit a dead end Tuesday. The City Council voted for skateboarding regulations and to ban skateboarding on portions of Summit and Bluebird...
  • Nothing but S.K.A.T.E.

    Nothing but S.K.A.T.E.
    Growing up in Huntington Beach, Val Bertignoli played S.K.A.T.E. almost every day with friends. This weekend, he'll be at the center of a tournament again — only this time, he's looking to show off his business savvy rather than his skateboarding...
  • Editorial: Skating and city streets don't mix

    Laguna Beach city officials are finding themselves in the unenviable position of having to curtail something that is a lot of fun. And fun is important to Lagunans, especially those reared on the thrills of surfing and other water sports. Of course, the...
  • Mailbag: City is blessed with great music

    First Sunday was a Super Sunday for chamber music. Thank you, Laguna Beach Live. The Quartet from Colburn School gave a vibrant performance. Still in their 20s, these young people shared their love of music with us — joined for two of the numbers...