Teen Allegedly Makes Threats Before U.S. Open of Surfing Begins; 45 78 Weekend Arrests

See the update at the bottom of Page 2 upping the number of arrests downtown during the U.S. Open of Surfing's opening weekend.

Illustration by Luke McGarry; cover design by Dustin Ames/OC Weekly

ORIGINAL POST, JULY 28, 6:31 A.M.: It's unclear if a 16-year-old boy took our "Surf Bros Must Die" cover story literally, but Huntington Beach Police accuse him of making credible threats against the U.S. Open of Surfing via social media before a search of his home produced a handgun and a shotgun.

The alleged threats were posted Thursday, the kid was booked into juvie Friday night, the nine-day event opened Saturday morning and by Sunday night police had made more than 45 78 more arrests, mostly for booze-related offenses. [See update!]

But no riots. So far ...

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Former Superman vs. Former Superstud: Dean Cain and Matt Leinart Trade Barbs

Dean Cain: from Superman to life on the D list?

Dean Cain, who played Superman on the ABC series Lois & Clark in the 1990s, told TMZ Sports that Johnny Manziel should be careful about running with the Hollywood crowd because he wouldn't want to end up out of the NFL like Matt Leinart. Guess who took the Twitter after that?

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Daniel Pohl Was Electrocuted While Working for Mission Viejo High School Football Booster

See Update No. 2 at the end of this post about who the late Daniel Pohl was working for at Mission Viejo High School. Update No. 1 identified Pohl as the deceased.

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A responder travels by bucket to investigate electrocution at Mission Viejo High School

ORIGINAL POST, JULY 18, 9:44 A.M.: A man in his early 20s was electrocuted and a second was badly shocked during a construction accident at Mission Viejo High School Thursday afternoon.

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LA KISS Finishes Inaugural Season a Winner (in Attendance Only)

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Cover design by Dustin Aimes; photo by Rickett & Sones
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LA KISS, the Arena Football League team that played home games at the Honda Center in Anaheim, proved to be a winner in its first season.

In attendance anyway.

In actual wins on the field? Not so much.

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Chuck Patterson, Legendary OC Waterman, Trades Board for Skis Off Maui: Video

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I know global climate change is causing glaciers to melt, but this is ridiculous!

There's an unusual video that went up on YouTube last week of a San Clemente athlete skiing last winter. So what's so unusual about that? Well, consider the athlete was legendary waterman Chuck Patterson and his "slopes" were more like melted ice.

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Ronnie Gamez, South County Girls Club Soccer Coach, Gets 270 Days for Sex with Teen Girl

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Parents discovered sexed-up text messages between their daughter and 27-year-old Ronnie Gamez.

A South County coach for girls club soccer teams pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a teenage girl and was immediately sentenced to 270 days in jail.

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4th and Loud, Reality Show on Inaugural LA KISS Arena Football Season, Kicks Off Aug. 5

Ironically, 4th and Loud will not debut on the "all-KISS, all-the-time KISS Network" that "Gene Simmons" promoted on The Howard Stern Show in 2003.

AMC announced Wednesday that 4th and Loud, a docu-series following the inaugural season of the LA KISS Arena Football League team that plays home games at the Honda Center, premieres at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5.

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OC Roller Girls Whip Up Support for Their Nonprofit with Whip It and More at The Frida

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It's not to late to see Whip It; Whip It's good!

As you know, 2009's Whip It marked Drew Barrymore's directorial debut and has an 84 percent rating from Rotten Tomatoes. OK, you probably did not know that second fact, although you could have guessed it rated that high because the picture did draw decent critical reviews (but, alas, not much box-office love).

Anyway, that there film set in the female roller derby world? It's helping an OC Roller Girls' nonprofit.

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VIDEO: ¡Ask a Mexican! on Whether It's Homophobic to Chanto "Puto!" During Soccer Matches

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Mexico is having a hell of a FIFA World Cup...and of course, something comes along to fuck it up. In this case, it's Mexican soccer fans, who just love to chant "¡Puto!" ("Faggot!") during a soccer match. In this week's video version of my ¡Ask a Mexican! column, I tackle the subject as if it were the fresa face of Chicharito.

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VIDEO: ¡Ask a Mexican! on Why Mexicans in the U.S. Root for Mexico's Soccer Team

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The eternal Mexican love for Mexico's soccer team, even when they're three generations into assimilation in the United States, makes gabachos even crazier than they usually are. Back in 2002, I wrote an op-ed about the subject for Pacific News Service, and the question inevitably floods my inbox every time the FIFA World Cup is staged. And since it's 2014 and the World Cup starts next week, here you go.

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