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It’s the end of the month, and the cops can’t seem to scribble out tickets fast enough. I’ve seen them waving down bikers in Isla Vista and perched along the bike paths on campus, ready to pounce on skateboarders. The man in blue seems to be in a state of frenzy.

 long time ago, a distant cousin told me – among other loony conspiracy theories – that cops need to meet a certain quota of tickets at the end of each month in order to keep a good standing. I didn’t really believe him or really care, at the time. To be honest, I still don’t completely believe it, but I can’t help noticing a bit of a pattern. Cops are usually present, handing out a few citations to remind us that they’re watching, and…  More info…

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Word sure got around town that the Lodi Skate Park was to reopen on Monday after being shut down for more than a year due to equipment damage.

Up to 100 people turned out on an April-like Monday afternoon to skate their hearts out on some new-and-improved ramps at Kofu Park on Ham Lane. The youngest skater may have been 5-year-old Parker Elliott, who came with him mother and brother…  More info…

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Touchgrind is a skateboarding simulation from developers Illusion Labs. One of the more popular skateboarding games on the iPhone, Touchgrind eschews the exaggerated physics and personality-driven features of mainstream skateboarding games by focusing on realistic physics and delicate manipulation of the touchscreen. Extremely challenging, highly addictive, and taking full advantage of the iPhone’s touchscreen makes this game a power player on the application market…  More info…

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Mike Vallely is really a guy that needs no introduction. With his unique style, he’s one of best skateboarders of all time, not to mention probably the most inspirational and influential. He keeps himself pretty busy too- aside from being married with two kids, Mike hosts the popular show Drive on Fuel TV, is the lead singer for Revolution Mother, works with the Anaheim Ducks on a couple various projects, and most recently starred in the film, Paul Blart: Mall Cop. Mike was gracious enough to…  More info…