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Courtesy of Eran Ryan
Rick Thorne (left) and Steven "Grit" Lombardi (with his son Rocco) are the founders of one of OC's latest buzzworthy clothing brands.

BMX legend Rick Thorne likes to stay busy.

The Kansas City transplant's had his hands in everything from TV (including a relatively famous episode of MTV Cribs) to music (his band, Good Guys in Black, opened for the Adicts in LA just a few weeks ago) to social media, Thorne is always finding new ways to keep himself entertained when he's not riding his bike or taking care of his two young kids.

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Snow Summit and Bear Mountain Open TODAY

Big Bear Mountain Resorts
Colder temperatures have allowed Snow Summit snow-making machines to keep humming.
Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, which usually have the best conditions of any of the routinely snow-starved slopes of Southern California, are set to open today, resort operators announced.

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Henry Brodt Sells the Competition a Billiards of Goods at 2015 U.S. Amateur Pool Championship

Categories: Sports

American PoolPlayers Association
Henry Brodt of Laguna Beach had this win in his (side) pocket.
Way to stick it, Henry. ... Check out this Brodt, bro. ... His opponents felt it when Brodt dealt it. ... DAMN! I hate it when PR monkeys think up better puns that I do, as is the case with 68-year-old Henry Brodt winning the 2015 U.S. Amateur Pool Championship in Palm Harbor, Florida, last weekend:

"There's a new kind of shark lurking in Laguna Beach."

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The Best in Orange County Sports of 2015

Categories: Sports

Kate Turning/OC Weekly

And y'all say we never write about sports!

See our full list of Best Of 2015 winners here!

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Staples Center and Parents of Lucas Tang Settle Suit Over Boy's Fatal Fall During Lakers Game

Categories: Court, Sports

Tang family
Lucas and Henry Tang
Since a lawsuit was first filed against the Staples Center by a Garden Grove couple whose 34-month-old son fell 25 feet to his death from a luxury suite during a Lakers game--and up through the first days of the trial that started last week--arena representatives were adamant that parental neglect was to blame for the tragedy.

But then the cracks began to show ...

In midtrial Tuesday, the late Lucas Tang's parents, Henry Tang and Hoia Mi Nguyen, and the Staples Center's owners/operators, L.A. Arena Co. and L.A. Arena Funding, settled the suit that alleged "negligent" design of a food and beverage shelf and a tempered glass barrier in the suite contributed to the child's death in May 2010.

The terms of the settlement were not divulged.

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Tased and Confused: The Hard Fall of Jason "Mayhem" Miller Adds Another Chapter

Categories: Crime-iny, Sports

Orange County Sheriff's Department
No new booking photo of Mayhem Miller was available so we're just going to use the last one.
Welcome to Good News OC Weekly, where it's only good news all the time. Item 1: The blood moon came and went last month without ex-MMA fighter Jason "Mayhem" Miller getting arrested in South County. Isn't that wonderful? It's true, the 34-year-old Mission Viejo resident managed to go several weeks without winding up in the local cop log, which just goes to show you that with a little ... uh ... BREAKING NEWS BULLETIN:

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Duck Defenseman Clayton Stoner's Suspension Sought for Killing and Decapitation of Bear

UPDATE, OCT. 16, 5 A.M.: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has sent a letter to Anaheim Ducks Executive Vice President and General Manager Bob Murray seeking a season-long suspension of defenseman Clayton Stoner, during which time he can take an empathy course to learn why slaying and beheading a grizzly bear named Cheeky was wrong.

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Jonathan Moore Didn't Go Far for Inspiration for His New Documentary Coaches' Wives

33 Films
Some NBA Championship trophies behind Jeanie Buss were won by her fiancée Phil Jackson.
The E! channel has a reality show called WAGS that stands for "Wives And Girlfriends of sports Stars." Credit Jonathan Moore for avoiding "COWS" for his new documentary Coaches' Wives. Of course, Joanna Moore, the wife of a coach, would have likely taken a wooden spoon to the backside of her filmmaker son had he used that acronym.

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At What Cost? Pro Wresting Movie TONIGHT! Long Beach Indie Fest Through SUNDAY!

Smee Entertainment
Whaddya mean you already have plans tonight?
At What Cost?: An Anatomy of Professional Wresting, which is the latest documentary from Long Beach's Mark Chervinsky, makes its West Coast premiere in his town of residence tonight.

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Mark Falkowski Goes From Classroom to Courtroom for Alleged Sexting with Girl

Orange County Sheriff's Department
Mark Falkowski allegedly began the relationship when the girl resided in South County.
A Long Beach man is due in Orange County Superior Court this morning for arraignment on charges of engaging in sexual, inappropriate electronic communication with a female juvenile, and due to the 28-year-old's roles--teacher and girls sports coach--authorities fear there may be other victims.

A couple weeks ago, the Orange County Sheriff's Department was made aware of inappropriate e-mails and Skype conversations between the man and the girl that began in early 2014, according to the agency.

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