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The skateboard world was shaken to the core recently with the massive news that long time Alien Workshop riders Anthony Van Englan and Jason Dill are reportedly leaving the iconic brand. No official word has surfaced as to where these two legends are going or what they're up to, but you can bet, knowing them, that they've got something up their sleeves. Stay tuned to CCS as this story emerges.

In other team departures, it's bee reported that Bay Area legend Karl Watson has left the building at both LRG and Praxis. No word yet on where he's going. DC Pro Chris Cole has now officially been added to the brand's apparel program—DC Apparel.

Big things popped off at Chocolate this week with the announcement that all three of the famous Trunk Boyz - Elijah Berle, Raven Tershy and Stevie Perez have been named pro for the prestigious brand. Very big news on Girl's twenty-year anniversary year.

In footwear headlines, New Balance's new shoe program, Numeric, announced its team which includes CCS' own Arto Saari, PJ Ladd, Levi Brown and Tom Krarengelov. The New Balance TM is John Rattray.

In contest happenings, the who's who of the summer contest circuit headed across the pond late this week to Spain for the first stop of Street League. Stay tuned to next week's news updates to see who's walking away with the win. Will it be Nyjah? Shecks? Paul? Meanwhile, Ryan Sheckler and his Skate For A Cause event raised more than 100K last weekend for charity. Nice work, Shecks!

In media news, Thrasher Magazine announced the hiring of long time art contributor Michael Sieben as Manager Editor for the mag.

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