On October 3, 2009, a new chapter of Dogtown Chronicles began with the grand opening of the Venice Beach Skate Plaza in Venice, CA. A legendary array of skateboarding icons, sk8superstars, celebrities and rippers-on-the-rise made for a day that will go down in skateboarding history. Jesse Martinez, Christian Hosoi, Eric “Tuma” Britton, Aaron “Fingers” Murray, Cooksie, Scott Oster, Tim Jackson, Kelly Jackson, Ray Flores, Steve Olson, Alex Olson, Mark Jones, Brian Patch, Eddie Reategui, Dave Duncan, Darrell Delgado, Bennett Harada, as well as members of the Zephyr team: Bob “The Bullet” Biniak, Paul Constantineau, Allen Sarlo, Nathan Pratt, Cris Dawson and its creators: Jeff Ho, Craig Stecyk and Skip Engblom, were among the sk8/surf VIPs in attendance. Los Angeles’ Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilman Bill Rosendahl were on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony. With blistering skateboarding being thrown down in the bowl, snake run and street course, the neighborhood christened the new 16,000 square foot world class skatepark and “took the power back”. Respect the tradition.