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Protect Ya Neck

Flip AM team member Louie Lopez is on the up Amateur Flip Team skater and big air-grabbing 16-year-old Louie Lopez is one rad little grom on the board. So gnarly, he and his Flip buddy Curren Caples take trick requests via text message. Sporting a regular stance, Lopez is stands…

On the Prowl

Geoff Rowley on Skateboarding…Mostly If you know anything about skating, you don’t say “who” when Geoff Rowley’s name is mentioned, nor do you casually agree to an interview with him. The proper reaction should be similar to the yells and panty tossing that boy bands typically receive… or a cavalier,…

This Might Get Awkward

Shocking Subjects, Sensationally: The Comedy of John Ross Words by Joseph Atkins | Photos by Duy Ninh John Ross is occasionally unshaven, his hair is regularly maintained, and he wears thin black glasses. He’s got a low-key demeanor emphasized by his polo shirts and Dickies pants. He’s got three kids,…

Halloween is for Lovers

Costume Ideas for Two There’s only one thing as bad as getting religious literature on Halloween while Trick or Treating: a half-assed Halloween costume. With various gatherings and parties to attend, costumes are obligatory. Even more daunting than simply dressing up, this year you…(lip-biting)… aren’t solo. You and your significant…

Make That A Triple!

Torstein Horgmo has pushed the envelope On Saturday, June 5, in the dead of summer on a glacier in Norway, 23-year-old professional snowboarder Torstein Horgmo changed the sport forever when he landed the first-ever triple cork caught on film. That’s three off-axis rotations, or diagonal flips, if you will, completed…

Academic Airwaves: KDVS

KDVS: Free Form Radio In less than seven hours, KDVS has scheduled radio programming that covers the ground of bile-worthy local bands, news, Sounds of Africa, radio theater, Aggie (sports) talk, psych, punk, garage and experimental music. And that’s just Tuesday. Yet, the long-standing local college station does much more…

No Ferrari for Felipe

Felipe Esparza tickles the charity bone Words by Adam Saake Most of the time you get 20 minutes. Maybe. Celebrities are busy people with complicated agendas that their publicists keep moving like a well-oiled machine. This was not the case with this past season’s winner of Last Comic Standing, Felipe…

Dual Dexterity

Local professional wakeboarder Shelby Kantar has talent and smarts Twenty-four-year-old professional wakeboarder and West Sacramento native Shelby Kantar has led a bit of a double life the past few years. Arguably one of the top female riders out there, Kantar has traveled to compete in contests all around the world….

Behind the Curve

W. Kamau Bell on America’s Racial Tourette’s Words by Vincent Girimonte W. Kamau Bell reassures me in our conversation last week that yes, I read the fine print correctly: if you bring a person of a different race to his show, The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About…