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I am a HUGE fan of Jeff Grosso’s “Loveletters to Skateboarding,” but this episode means more to me than any other, because it’s the Venice Beach episode. I have chills just thinking about how a crew of have-nots turned a whole lot of nothing into something! In the 70’s and

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This feature is a celebration of Ric Clayton – RxCx – and his book that came out this year called Welcome to Venice. Below you will read about the impact he had on his friends’ lives and how we all have noting but love for him. Josh Klassman is an

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It’s grey outside and I feel like stepping back in time into outlaw culture. Today I want to remember the outlaw cultures I grew up around in L.A. and Venice – from Latino Gangs, to Bloods and Crips. THROW YOUR HOOD UP!   I can not leave my big brother Rodney out…He was one of

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I know Dogtown and Z-Boys is a must see documentary when you want to find out info about this era of skateboarding, but it should be noted that the second generation of Dogtown are the ones who really had a huge impact on skate/pop culture. I was a little kid

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The children of the 70’s that roamed Venice beach became the teenagers of the 80’s that found Hardcore Punk, Hip Hop, Break Dancing  and Gang Culture. Two things that we never let go of were skateboarding and surfing, because they were in our blood. It’s hard to separate the Z-boys from the Dogtown

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Last week, we did a feature about Portraits Of… 70’s & 80’s CHOLAS & CHOLOS…Veteranas and Rucas Instagram, and this week we would like to follow it up with a feature about the Mi Vida Loca Tumblr. The history of Latino gangs in California goes back generations, and is a part

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