FTC Love in ACCLAIM Mag

Acclaim Magazine's Japan issue

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THIS SATURDAY!

THAT GOLDEN ERA SHIT.
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RODRIGO PETERSEN'S VISIT TO FTCSF, AND SAC

BIG UP RODRIGO! KEEP DOIN YO THING!

"Rolling Forward"

Check out the SF Bay Guardian article on SF skate park progress!


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Rolling forward


City plans to open two new skateparks, but Haight site sparks concern from neighbors
04.20.10
By Adrian Castañeda


Our very own Kent shares a few words...


"Kent Uyehara, merchant chair for the HAIA and owner of FTC skateshop on Haight, said the community's fears about pedestrian safety are understandable, but that fears of increased violence and drug use are irrational. "If you can't have a skate park next to a police station, then basically you are saying you can't have it."


If the city enacts the sit-lie ordinance, which Uyehara supports, it would be easy to imagine that a skate park would be a magnet for homeless and others looking to escape police harassment. But Uyehara is adamant that the park would not become a haven for Haight Street refugees. "Skateboarders self-police their own areas," he said. "We're not trying to kick the homeless out," he added. "We're trying to make the neighborhood attractive for everyone, whether they're buying something or not."


Uyehara is no stranger to opposition. When his shop first moved to the Haight in 1994, he had to deal with threats from residents and a neighborhood organization, similar to the one he is now a part of, because of what skateboarding represented to them. Since then skateboarding and his business have prospered, and FTC now has four locations worldwide. "For a city that hosted the X-Games, it's pathetic how skateboarding has been treated."


Uyehara says the Waller park, along with the Central Freeway and Potrero del Sol parks, are part of a plan developed by the San Francisco Skate Task Force, created in 2002 by then-Sup. Gavin Newsom to address the growing friction between the city and its skateboard population. The task force envisioned "a series of five parks located in a star pattern, and one in the middle of the city, [that] would make it possible for users to easily get to a park within at least two miles of their home."


Read entire article here.

REST IN PEACE GURU

MAN NOT FEELIN THIS. MY FAVORITE GROUP THAT KEPT ME GOING THRU THE 90'S! GIFTED UNLIMITED RHYMES UNIVERSAL LIVE LONG SON!
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FOR THE CITY Newsletter

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"GIve Me My Money Chico" SF Premiere & Afterparty

Last minute change of venue so screening was held at The Victoria!


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Aaron Herington
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Anthony Claravall & Tyrone (LRG)
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Cutty Ian
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Afterparty was just a few doors down at SOM Bar!

Ando & Hustle!
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Joey Johnson, Telch, and Apollo
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Killa Graham!
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Shout out to D2S for having us at GoodFoot for the evening.

If you've got more photos of the night, please post them on our Facebook wall!

VENUE CHANGE FOR TOMORROW'S PREMIERE!

"GIVE ME MY MONEY CHICO" SF PREMIERE CHANGE OF VENUE!!!

THE SCREENINGS WILL NOW BE AT

THE VICTORIA THEATER
2961 16TH ST. @ CAPP

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(INSTEAD OF THE ROXIE)

PLS SPREAD THE WORD!

AFTERPARTY STILL AT SOM! (JUST A FEW DOORS DOWN!)

Give me my money Chico SF premier!

This Thursday at the Roxie Theater the SF premier of the long awaited LRG Video!!!! The hometown boys Karl, Chico, Jack have put in work. From what I hear the LA premier was a huge...
3 Showings
7pm (VIP/Industry)
9pm (General Public)
10:30 (Tentative)
Official afterparty at SOM Bar with guest dj KILLAGRAHAM
SOM
2925 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-3612
(415) 558-8521
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FROM SF TO TAIWAN FTC DON'T STOP

F-T-on the sCene!
CHECK OUT THE BAND THE SOFT EAR'S FROM TAIWAN AS THEY PERFORM WITH ROCKIN FTC. THIS IS OUR HOMIE RUAN'S GROUP...HE ALSO OWNS INTEGRAL03! SOFT EARS MUSIC IS HARD TO DESCRIBE IT'S A BIT ELECTRIC AND ROCK I WOULD SAY.
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CHECK OUT ANDO ON CALIBERSF.COM

ANDO RECENTLY DID A INTERVIEW WITH THE HOMIES OVER AT CALIBER CHECK IT.
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http://calibersf.com/

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS WEEKLY

CHECK OUT THE HOMIES THE "SCOJOURNERS", AS THE PERFORMED THEIR TRACK TO THE WARRIORS HIGHLIGHT SHOW.
CURT SASAKI, SCOTT SHIMAMOTO, TOBY KANZAWA, MAX LEUNG AND LEAD SINGER AN NA TRAN.
THANKS FOR ROCKIN THAT FTC THERE CURT!
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Transworld exclusive video from the FORTHECITY Bracelona Opening

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Photos by Aimee Cocker & Anna Martinez

Written by Blair Alley

"The first FTC store in Europe opened this week on Wednesday April 7. It’s in Barcelona right around the corner from MACBA. Behind the scenes is ex-pro skater Lee Smith and his partner Julio Arnau. They have both been working on the project for the past two years and all their hard work has paid off, the store looks sick and the Barcelona skate scene is psyched. This interview was filmed three weeks before the store opened: Lee talks about their reasons behind opening the store in Barcelona, the opening night, what they have planned for the future, and if there will be an FTC Barcelona skate team."
http://skateboarding.transworld.net/1000106555/features/ftc-barcelona-opening-video/

FTC X NABIIS BIKE AND TEE

WE HAVE ONLY A FEW FRAMES LEFT AND WE JUST GOT IN SOME OF THE TEES WE DID WITH THEM!
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"Give Me My Money Chico" LA Premiere

The LA Premiere of "Give Me My Money Chico" was held at The El Ray theater on Thursday April 1st. Ando, Jabari, & Dwayne took a roadtrip to hit up the event and documented the festivities. Check out the familiar faces.

(Peep our Facebook photo album for all the photos.)

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Meza & Ando
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Jabari, Lance, and Salman
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Jeron, Dwayne, and Marcus
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Kelly Hart
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Lance & Adelmo
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Louie
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Lumbo, Scotty, and Jack
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Marcus & Weston
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Rodrigo
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Sam Smythe

Stevie & Troy
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FOR THE CITY BCN OPENS APRIL 7TH!

HERE ARE SOME PREOPENING SHOTS OF THE NEWEST BRANCH OF THE FTC GLOBAL FAMILY!
CONGRATULATIONS TO JULIO AND LEE! THE LONG HARD WORK PAID OFF!
AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIO!
MORE PHOTOS TO COME SOON! AND SORRY FOR THE SIDEWAY PHOTOS!
MAJOR MAC PROBLEMS RIGHT NOW
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NOTARIAT STREET
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FOR THE CITY BCN GRAND OPENING LTD. ED TEE (NOT FOR SALE)
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TRADITIONAL CATALAN REGION GRUB

1979 FTC AD

Classic!
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Thanks to Bootsy for the twitpic!

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