Google MapsThe surf shop that was the epicenter of the noted surfing and skateboarding community known as Dogtown has quietly closed as a result of the economy, the Santa Monica Daily Press reported Thursday.
Horizons West surf shop shut down last month, with owner and famed surfer Randy Wri ... More >>
Lance LeMond, you're a second generation Dogtown skater, ("third generation, technically" you correct us), you make your living through an online skateboard store, you are calling the L.A. Weekly from the newly "ollied" skatepark in Venice, you helped organize its opening day. Can you afford a un ... More >>
Some men miss their time. That's the argument put forth in a self-produced new surf movie/documentary chronicling the life of former pro-surfer Allen Sarlo.
A Dogtown protégé with a singular focus and the advantage of a stable supportive family, Sarlo was, by many accounts. a strong power ... More >>
The waitresses and starlets ... the tech wizards and rock stars ... the activists, gang survivors, political warriors and policy wonks ... the scientists, teachers and fabulous nerds ... plus the nightlife shapers, art makers and fashion provocateurs
Original Z-Boy Nathan Pratt, then and now. Click on image for entire slideshow. Photograph by Shannon Cottrell.
In the 1970s it took a group of Venice-based visionary artists, surf and skateboard shapers, and passionate rag-tag kids to revolutionize skateboarding and launch the rebel skater lifest ... More >>
This weekend was one of celebration in Los Angeles, packed with more events than we could scramble to cover. Friday night kicked off with a special VIP party at Crewest Gallery in Downtown L.A. where The Label Lab hosted the opening of the "The Z-Boy Show—Direct from the Source," featuring work fr ... More >>