January 25, 2012
Art students from La Cañada High School are getting a chance to show their illustration and painting skills on some unlikely canvasses - skateboard decks. Billy's Boardshop in Montrose is hosting an art exhibit of student-painted skateboards, with an opening reception at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2. Tim Shephard, owner of Billy's Boardshop, teamed up with parent support group Friends of Art to donate 50 skateboards for students to paint. The theme of the art show is “Small Town, Big City.” Billy's Boardshop is located at 2227 Honolulu Ave.
January 24, 2012
An 18-year-old Burbank resident was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of assault with a dealy weapon after allegedly hitting a restaurant employee in the head with a skateboard while attempting to flee without paying his bill, police said. John Douglas Benne was having lunch with an unidentified 18- to 20-year-old male at Frontier Wok on Hollywood Way Saturday afternoon when both teens attempted to leave without paying the bill, Sgt. Darin Ryburn said. “They were leaving and an employee shouted, 'They didn't pay their bill, they didn't pay their bill,'” Ryburn said.
February 27, 2010
In reference to Gary Huerta’s Feb. 23 column, “A Balcony View: Vice principal stepped up and helped,” it is nice to know that you appreciate the school system. I feel that you missed some important lessons in the skateboard situation. 1. If you had listened to the police officer, who has seen this situation before, you would have gotten the board back, or the money. 2. You taught the thief and his mother that, if there are no penalties for a crime, they are immune from the law. 3. You showed your son that it is OK to be taken advantage of by not following up in small-claims court.
June 27, 2009
MONTROSE — Billy’s Boardshop has been on Honolulu Avenue for little more than a week, but already some issues have popped up. When employees came to work June 19, they discovered that the storefront window had been shattered. “It looked like somebody BB-gunned our window,” store manager Michelle Fishback said. Glendale police Officer Matt Zakarian said the window may have been shattered by an air or BB-type gun. The incident occurred after the board shop closed at 8 p.m. Thursday.
May 12, 2009
MONTROSE — The property that housed the area’s most storied recessionary victim will not be vacant for long. Billy’s Boardshop, a skateboard, surf and ski store, will fill the vacancy left by men’s clothing store Kimmel-Meehan, which closed its doors for good last week after more than 50 years of business in the Montrose Shopping Park. Billy’s, which is in the Indian Springs Shopping Center about a quarter-mile from its new location, will begin operating at the Kimmel-Meehan site in early June.
March 20, 2009
Last year, when 20-year-old Kaiy Smith’s cousin died of cancer, Smith was saddened and shocked. Her cousin Debbie was only 41 years old and had two sons, ages 11 and 15. Smith said the tragedy affected her more dramatically because she couldn’t imagine losing her own mom at such a young age. Although her family had been affected by cancer in the past, she had never truly been exposed to the heartbreaking disease, she said, adding...
August 29, 2008
Skateboarders cradling their battered boards and maneuvering through graffiti-covered downtown Los Angeles streets have become synonymous with the Californian image of cool. In Glendale, Adam Porte found a fresh way to infuse skateboard culture into the city. As skate park manager at Verdugo Park, Porte, 27, has created a new way to expose young skaters to various terrains. For four years, three instructors and more than 20 kids have hopped on city vans to travel to skate parks in Glendale, El Segundo, Oxnard, Camarillo and Culver City.
November 6, 2006
Skaters jumped, flipped, bounced and showed-off all their skateboarding moves on Saturday during "The Game of Skate" on Saturday at the Verdugo Skate Park. About 40 children ranging in ages 13 through 18, took part in the 3rd Annual Fall Equinox event, which featured the "The Game of Skate," a skateboarding competition, hands-on activities and live musical performances by local bands. The Glendale Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, in conjunction with the Arts and Culture Commission, hosted the event.
July 15, 2006
Skateboard learning in session Beginning skateboard instruction will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. today to Aug. 19 for $80 at the Glendale Skate Park, 1621 Canada Blvd. For more information, call (818) 548-2786. Car blessing coming to area The Blessing of the Cars show will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on July 29 at the Hansen Dam Park. Live music, hot-rod movies, vender shopping, games and an art gallery will be available throughout the day and is sponsored by Galpin Ford, Lucky 13 Apparel, Meguiar's, Stockton Wheel, Larry's Performance Inc. and LA.Com.
August 12, 2005
Some 15 boys, representing Billys Boardshop in Montrose, competed in the "Battle of the Boards and Bands" skateboarding event on July 30 at Bonita Skate Park in Arcadia. About 100 youths competed in various categories as Billys Boardshop riders placed in each division, winning first place in two of them. Tim Shepard, Billys Boardshop manager, said he organized the team, made up mostly of La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Montrose residents, at the last moment and was pleasantly surprised by the team's performance.