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  • Bucky Lasek wins vert gold medal at X Games

    Bucky Lasek wins vert gold medal at X Games
    Bucky Lasek slammed his skateboard down on the top of the vert ramp in celebration. It was only his first run of the day, but it set the tone for the contest and ultimately was enough to win. After winning the first vert gold medal at X Games Los...
  • At 40, skateboarding vert pioneer Bucky Lasek still gets ramped up

    At 40, skateboarding vert pioneer Bucky Lasek still gets ramped up
    Bucky Lasek stands atop the vert ramp hunched forward, right hand on his skateboard. Above his tidy brown chin strip and mustache, deep lines crease his cheeks. He watches other boarders drop in at practice Wednesday. Tom Schaar, 13. Mitchie Brusco,...
  • Pictures in the News | Aug. 1, 2013

     
    The X Games are getting underway Thursday in Los Angeles,  and they're expected to draw large crowds of extreme-sports fans to Staples Center, L.A. Live and the Irwindale Event Center. This year's event marks the end of an 11-year run for the games in Los...
  • X Games take flight in Los Angeles for last time

     
    This year's X Games, which run through Sunday, are expected to attract large crowds to Staples Center, L.A. Live and the Irwindale Event Center. But last week, ESPN, which owns the event, announced that the 2014 X Games would move to Austin, Texas,...
  • Pictures in the News | August 5, 2013

     
    Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Southern California, where remembrances and flowers lie at a makeshift memorial on the Venice Boardwalk as police continue to investigate a hit-and-run incident which killed one and injured 11....
  • The Week in Pictures | August 5 – 11, 2013

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism, and this week we lead with a pair of Southern California wildfires. The Falls fire near Lake Elsinore scorched more than 1,400 acres and the Silver fire, which started near Banning, continues to...
  • Joy Covey, ex-Amazon executive who helped take company public, dies

    Joy Covey, who helped take Amazon.com Inc. public as the Internet retailer’s chief financial officer, died Wednesday when her bicycle collided with a van  on a downhill stretch of road in San Mateo County. She was 50. Covey was riding her...
  • The Week in Pictures | June 24 – 30, 2013

     
    The Week in Pictures from around the world....
  • Pictures in the News | June 28, 2013

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Southern California, where an undocumented immigrant from Mexico prays during a 24-hour vigil calling on Congress to pass immigration reform outside of the federal building in downtown Los Angeles. The bill passed,...
  • BET Experience goes beyond the awards show

    BET Experience goes beyond the awards show
    For nearly two decades the Essence Music Festival has been the premiere destination for black music fans from around the country. Now, BET is hoping to change that. The Black Entertainment Television network has built a formidable competitor to Essence'...
  • Travis Pastrana takes Nationwide Series pole at Talladega

    Travis Pastrana takes Nationwide Series pole at Talladega
    Travis Pastrana, the former X Games star turned NASCAR driver, added to his collection of firsts Friday by winning the pole position for the Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. He circled the 2.66-mile tri-oval with a fast lap of 176....