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News, Sucka Free City Sell on Wheels: A Supervisor Courts the Roller-Disco Vote

Sell on Wheels: A Supervisor Courts the Roller-Disco Vote

The Facebook invite for David Chiu's roller disco birthday party urged guests to wear their most garish '70s attire — "the more polyester, the better." Within half an hour of the announcement, one friend of the city Supervisor had already…
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Calendar, Night&Day Romance on Wheels

Romance on Wheels

Think love in the roller rink only happens in ’70s cult classics and that thoroughly enjoyable (we swear) 2005 flick Roll Bounce, starring Bow Wow? San Francisco’s very own Godfather of Skating David Miles met his wife of 32 years…
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Music, Hear This David Miles Jr. Benefit: Show Preview

David Miles Jr. Benefit: Show Preview

David Miles Jr. has been San Francisco's most ardent advocate for roller skating in three decades, leading the city's Midnight Rollers Friday Night Skate and Sunday afternoon gatherings in Golden Gate Park. A Jan. 23 fire in his Richmond District…
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Music, All Shook Down Mighty Plans Benefit for David Miles, San Francisco's Godfather of Roller Skating

Mighty Plans Benefit for David Miles, San Francisco's Godfather of Roller Skating

David Miles, Jr. has been San Francisco's leading ambassador of roller skating for more than 30 years. Nicknamed the Godfather of Skating, the founder of the California Outdoor Rollerskating Association has been gathering revelers on wheels for Sunday boogies in…
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News, Feature Adjust Your Television

Adjust Your Television

Twenty San Franciscans who moonlight as producers on public-access TV strode into the Market Street studios on a recent Wednesday night, ready for a fight. It's a crowd that has become good at dissent. There was David Miles Jr., San…
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News, The Snitch 'GodFather of Skating' Hopes to Use 'Sunday Streets' to Fight For Golden Gate Park 'Healthy Saturdays'

'GodFather of Skating' Hopes to Use 'Sunday Streets' to Fight For Golden Gate Park 'Healthy Saturdays'

Leading the skate skate revolution... San Francisco's GodFather of Skating, David Miles, Jr., has been one of the main supporters of Sunday Streets, the city's new series of events in which avenues are closed off to traffic to give bikers, skaters,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Fringe Believers

Fringe Believers

In a society rife with X-Files fascination, if not outright paranoia, we're increasingly bombarded with unbelievably true and truly unbelievable pseudo-science touching on everything from alien abductions, ephemeral New Age life philosophies, and psychic abilities. It's not that everyone buys…
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