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Locals Go for Glory and Win Anyway

A group of young local skateboarders dominated their age divisions in the two biggest races in downhill skateboarding this year. Given Laguna Beach’s long history as a skateboarding haven, it’s no wonder the current up and comers are at the top of the sport, but none of them...

Laguna’s Groms Impress On the World Stage

By Jennifer Gibbs, Special to the Independent   A handful of Laguna Beach teens traveled to Goldendale, Wash., to compete in the Maryhill Festival of Speed, a world-renowned downhill skateboarding and street luge competition, held June 29-July 3. Local skaters Nohlan...