These skaters don't mind heading back...

These skaters don't mind heading back to school

There are 3 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Sep 1, 2010, titled These skaters don't mind heading back to school. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

A recent transplant to Long Beach, 13-year-old Edwin Sanchez-Hernandez on Sept. 8 will have his first day of class at his new school, Robinson K-8. He will enter the school in the eighth grade knowing that he will have to make new friends among students who have known each other for at least two years.

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Mike Donelon

Hacienda Heights, CA

#1 Sep 2, 2010
What a great article! For those of you that have been saying skaters are gang bangers, taggers, criminals, druggies, lower property values and violence proned over the past few days...check it out! These are all great kids, doing good stuff, staying in school and out of gangs. Most important, they are my friends! Good job Kevin Butler at PT and all my skater/biker buddies! I feel like a proud Papa!!

United States

#2 Sep 2, 2010
For those of you who don't know Mike Donelon (former LB City Council guy for the 7th district) he's the original brains behind skate parks in LB and keeping kids occupied with a postiive past time. Mike you are the best! You are a giver. We're much a better city because of your actions!
Mike Donelon

Hacienda Heights, CA

#3 Sep 2, 2010
Thanks much TVKahuna! I'm just a small part of a big equation of people helping kids. Lets give credit to those that really deserve it.....the kids that ride our skateparks.....they make it all work! Again...thanks!!

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