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00508 150-38A April 79.jpg

00508 150-38A April 79.jpg


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Guest 14-Nov-2010 18:15
Re: Lance
25 to Life really means Life...27 Years and counting :(
Guest 18-Nov-2007 04:52
Hey Meta, say hey to Tommy for me! -Karra
META ZIMMERMAN 03-Sep-2007 00:39
YEA, LANCE IS STILL LOCKED UP, WE GREW UP NEXT DOOR TO EACHOTHER, THAT WHOLE THING
THAT WENT DOWN, IS WAY UGLIER THAN ANYBODY KNOWS EXCEPT A FEW, ME,JUSTIN, TOMMY
AND A FEW OTHERS, WE LOST PAUL JAMES IN THAT MESS AS WELL, TOMMY'S LIVING ON OAHU
WE TALK ALL THE TIME, I'M ON KAUAI. HE GOT SOBER, THANK-GOD HE,JUSTIN,JOHNNY BIG-HEAD
AND PARKER HERMAN GO WAAAAY BACK, TO ANCHORAGE...ABC STR'S BY VENICE PIER. THATS
WHERE LIFE STARTED FOR ALL OF US, THE VIGNOLLE'S TOO. MY DAD BUILT HINANOE BAR
AND MY MOM, BEING TAHITIAN, JOE LARSON ASKED HER FOR A TAHITIAN NAME FOR THE BAR
SOOO IN HONOR OF WHERE THEY MET...IN TAHITI"CIRCA, MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY" W/ BRANDO
SHE GAVE IT "HINANOE BAR" ANOTHER TID BIT FOR YEA" OPENING NITE OF THE BAR, SHE WAS
8 MNTHS PREGNANT W/ JUSTIN AND SHE DANCED" TAMURAA" NOT HULA. YEA WERE LOCAL'S
3RD GENERATION.....
venicepix08-Sep-2005 04:34
Randy and John are also represented athttp://www.pbase.com/venicepix/image/45459722
( be sure to scroll down when ya git there!!!)
Guest 07-Sep-2005 17:30
Hey John,
Nice to hear from you on here.
Hope everything is good for you!
John Pestana VBWL 05-Sep-2005 19:26
Thank you for the photography, and all the time you invested in our community. Dave, these memories unfolding are precious to our hearts. Thank you for the memories and God bless.
RandyVBWL 05-Sep-2005 19:17
John Pestana is at my surfshop right now and is having a trip down memory lane seeing one of his old best friends from his long ago youth on my computer...
We both recall Lance being one of the best street fighters around back then and I remember watching both John and Lance whoppin' some ass on the northside of the wall a long time ago---keeping out the kooks! I also remember helping Lance fix a stinger single-fin surfboard at my old house so we could go surf the Breakwater ...
Sometimes while waiting for a wave when surfing I reflect on all the drugs/partying goin' on in our youth and the lives lost or changed forever and remember Lance over the years...
Guest 05-Sep-2005 19:00
Yeah I can confirm what Randy says...

There were some really gnarly drugs floating around us kids in Venice back in the day,
that I believe induced psychosis (& psychotic anti-social behavior).
If prevention or intervention had been timely, well some of these tragedies would not have had to have happened. It makes me sad....
RandyVBWL 05-Sep-2005 00:50
Lance Williams is the one on the left, who later on his his late teens became a member of the "Venice Hoodlums" another one of the street gangs in Venice...Lance became involved in drugs pretty heavily and from what I remeber he ended up robbing his neighbor and killing him, afterwards setting his neighbors house aflame and burning himself also in the process. He's still behind bars as far as I know, a long way away from the days of our youth when I would sometimes surf and hang out smoking pot with him and John Pestana and Justin Zimmerman...
And Tommy Maeta was one of the best kneeboarders ever to ride the Venice Breakwater!
venicepix13-Aug-2005 10:53
right in front of my house
CJ 13-Aug-2005 06:48
Tom Maeta! - He went to Area D Alternative school on Grandview in Mar Vista.
That was considered progressive education in those days, and you had to go on a waiting list to get in. I was supposedly enrolled in that school too, but the structure was so loose that I got away with just skating or biking through occasionally. (I paid for that later)
This is Cabrillo Ave. near Windward.
Guest 12-Aug-2005 20:26
Lance, me & Tommy... we were so young...
venicepix12-Aug-2005 15:42
I realized that this one, plus the three following, 509. 510, and 489 ANDhttp://www.pbase.com/venicepix/image/45304060 are all from the same negative strip.....so now we know that Karra can brush her hair and eat candy at the same time!
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