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Santa Monica case updates, upcoming City Council meeting

Santa Monica case updates, upcoming City Council meeting

A couple of updates on how justice is being served in two unrelated Santa Monica traffic incidents. Cathy Jean Jones struck a young woman in a crosswalk at Main and Pacific in February 2010, then tried to evade police. From Danny Jimenez: At the preliminary hearing on October 12 2010, the judge held there was [...]

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Robbie Norton strikes Mississippi cyclist, pauses, then runs her over again

Robbie Norton strikes Mississippi cyclist, pauses, then runs her over again

Jan Morgan, 57, was struck from behind by a vehicle traveling at 55mph Highway 50 in Clay County, Mississippi, on the morning of Sunday, May 22nd. Robbie Norton, a Cedar Bluff woman, rammed into her while allegedly on the phone, stepped out to observe her on the ground, yelled at her, then ran over her [...]

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Line of sight test shows “blind curve” likely not a factor.

Line of sight test shows “blind curve” likely not a factor.

The speed limit on Jefferson just west of the crash is 40mph (it is 35mph 50 feet east of the crash scene). According to a stopping distance calculator, at 40mph, stopping distance is 76 feet. The video above was shot last night at 10:30pm. In the video: my top speed driving was 40mph. 3 people [...]

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Shawn Fields – So Drunk, Had No Recollection of Hitting Danny Marin

Shawn Fields – So Drunk, Had No Recollection of Hitting Danny Marin

Since late 2010, Danny Jimenez has been kept us in the loop on the Shawn Fields hit and run case, which ended the life of Danny Marin, a 17-year old Kennedy High School student. Details and recent developments below, as written by Danny Jimenez.

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Don’s Hit & Run, and the Flying Pigeon Stamp of Approval

Don’s Hit & Run, and the Flying Pigeon Stamp of Approval

Bikeside got happy news via the internet in the last two days.  First, Don Ward, who famously won the battle for the Wilbur Ave road diet, wrote about Bikeside’s Life Before License campaign, and his organization, Safe Streets Northridge, gave it’s endorsement.  Second, Flying Pigeon announced it’s financial sponsorship of Bikeside.  Bikeside joins CicLAvia and [...]

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Cathy Jean Jones Felony Hit and Run Case – Update #1

Cathy Jean Jones Felony Hit and Run Case – Update #1

Cathy Jean Jones, 41, of Malibu, struck 28-year old Britanny Norton on the evening of February 1st in a crosswalk on Main Street in Santa Monica, leaving her with severe head trauma, multiple facial fractures, and broken ribs.  Cathy Jones’ van was allegedly traveling at 40mph at the time (the speed limit on Main St [...]

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Yelena Krupen sentenced, Santa Monica Bike Action Plan, Cat pounces printer

Yelena Krupen sentenced, Santa Monica Bike Action Plan, Cat pounces printer

Krupen was charged with a Hit and run involving property damage for colliding with Brandon Chau in Beverly Hills last year. The second charge was driving with a suspended license – that was dropped. She been sentenced to 36 months summary probation, $354.77 restitution to the victim, and 15 days of jail time.

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To my dear husband, Jim

To my dear husband, Jim

(by Lulu Laing) I always think I was born to live for love. The love is for the man I love. I could give up everything just for the man I love. That’s why I gave up my tenure full professorship at Osaka Sangyo University in order to live with my dear Jim in Los [...]

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Danny Marin / Shawn Fields Hit and Run Case – Courtroom Update #2

Danny Marin / Shawn Fields Hit and Run Case – Courtroom Update #2

Half past eight, the Courtroom S doors open, people start streaming in.  The first hour was spent on minor traffic violations, such as driving without a license or insurance.  Most folks walked away with a $50 fine for driving without a license, and some, a $15 fine for being caught on a cellphone.  The highest [...]

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James Laing, 46, Killed by Stephanie Segal, yet another Hit & Run DUI Driver

James Laing, 46, Killed by Stephanie Segal, yet another Hit & Run DUI Driver

Last Saturday, James Laing went out for a ride.  S.D. Whitmansegal, aka Stephanie Segal, 44, of Woodland Hills, is the sole reason why he never made it back home to his wife.  The rest of the heartbreaking story is in the Daily News. She was driving drunk, and it was a hit and run.  Does [...]

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