Brooklyn Street Skate Spot – Benefit / Contest / BBQ / Meeting of the minds…. on Saturday December 15th. Hope the weather holds out. Sponsored by no less than three local PDX skate shops Cal Skate, Shrunken Head, and Rip City. Maybe there will be a wrestling match in the cage at the top of the stairs too.
Considering the fact that 90% of voting Oregonians have probably already voted by mail, this very last minute “Official Skate and Annoy Endorsement” of Portland mayoral candidate Charlie Hales is pretty pointless, but here it is for all the procrastinating undecided voters.Charlie was instrumental behind legalizing skateboarding on the streets of Portland. On his own Facebook page he gets hassled for not wearing a helmet in this photo.
[Source: Cal Skate via Facebook]
This Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 4-6 p.m. is your last chance to see the photos all hung together at Extracto Coffeehouse, 2921 NE KIllingsworth St. and pick up one of the prints for your collection. Sales to benefit the Fernhill skatepark effort. Thanks to Rich Burton and Earth Patrol Media for this fundraising effort. For more details and thumbnails of the images, check Earth Patrol Media.
Rich Burton of Earth Patrol Media has a photography show at Extracto Coffee Roasters on NE Killingsworth in Portland, OR and his lame friends here at Skate and Annoy neglected to mention it. Sorry dude. There are 60 photos on display and for sale. Check out the images here. Proceeds to benefit the Fernhill Skatepark effort. The 60 images have been up for a couple of weeks already. Go check it out before it comes down and enjoy some fine coffee while you’re there.
The 3rd Annual Board Rescue Art Show and Fundraiser is going to be held at the Santa Cruz Boardroom Skate Shop on Saturday October 13th from 7PM to 10PM. DJ Ray Stevens II will be there spinning tunes while the crowd views this years donated artwork. Raffle tickets with some great prizes and limited Jimbo Phillips collectible event t-shirts and posters will be available at the show.
All artwork will be auctioned off on eBay under seller ID: boardrescue beginning on October 15th. All proceeds go directly to Board Rescue.
Jim Phillips, Jimbo Phillips, Colby Phillips, Duane Peters, Jason Adams, Steve Caballero, Justin Forbes, Jason Jessee, Lucas Musgrave, David Hackett, Keith Meek, Kevin Walsh, Bryce Kanights, Cindy Whitehead, Christian Cooper, Danny Sun, Eli Roe, Erik Fieber, Chris Sprouls, Eli Atkins, Barret Deck, Laura Thornhill-Caswell, Richard Sanchez, Desiree Ronald Astorga, Angela Stucky, Joey Vela, Adrian Pina, Gary Holl, Jonny Miller, Lizzie Armanto, Allysha Bergado, Stan Strocher, Jeremy Micheal Elder, Judi Oyama, Frank Wessels, Darren Lee, and more…
*not all confirmed as of this press release
To stay on top of all the news related to the 3rd Annual Board Rescue Art Show Fundraiser please visit, LIKE and follow Board Rescue on FaceBook: More Details on Facebook and visit their website at boardrescue.org.
All Proceeds go to Board Rescue:
Board Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public benefit corporation that provides skateboards and safety equipment to organizations that work with children, targeting low-income and at risk youth.
These stickers were made a while ago by former BMX pro Taj Mihelich in protest of rules for the sake of rules. These days, when he’s not undermining the will of society’s gratuitous sign makers, he’s bringing you the skaterack, among other things. Larger after the jump, but you should check out the anecdote about the origin of these stickers over at Taj’s blog on Transworld.
A new skatepark coming together in Kona, Hawaii:
We are raising money for the next phase of what will be a close to 30,000 sf. Dreamland skatepark in Kona, Hawaii right next to the ocean. The Dreamland crew were here last month and completed their first phase of what will be atleast 4 phases total as money becomes available. This is a design/build project by Dreamland skateparks – We just have to raise the funds. Anything helps and ads up to anyone that donates it would be greatly appreciated.
More info at Kona Skatepark web site for the 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization. Nice to hear Dreamland in the news again. 50-50.com has a few more Kona photos and more news for other parks in Hawaii if you’re curious.
Brooklyn Street Skate Spot benefit on
Saturday FRIDAY. Mr. Hand isn’t it ok to have a little food on our time? Mr. Spicoli your absoloutly right. It is our time. Yours, mine and everyone elses.
L.A. is going to ban bombing hills after two recent deaths. This is also bad news for Portland skaters fighting a similar ban in the Zoo Bomb neighborhood, although the ban isn’t an outright skateboard ban. They just want skateboarders to observe the traffic laws like stop signs and speed limits. Really, you can’t blame them for that. Portland’s coalition is asking for the same thing in lieu of an outright ban. The end result is that it will still be illegal to have a speed run downhill. Skateboarders aren’t usually prone to following rules and regulations regarding our useless wooden toys. Serious hill bombing will still happen, but maybe it will keep some of the yahoos away.
[Source: "Los Angeles City Council bans skateboard 'bombing' after San Pedro deaths" - via the Daily Breeze.]