Rick Darge produced this excellent video of the Blood In protest & press conference:
“She shouldn’t drive unless she has a valid driver’s license.” That was Judge Elden Fox’s message today to Celine Mahdavi, the women who clobbered Louis Deliz into 49 days of hospitalization. Lindsay Lohan will likely serve 14 days of the 90 day sentence in County jail she began today. She violated the terms of her […]
Celine Mahdavi stands before the court for Felony Hit & Run and Felony DUI. I’m outside the Beverly Hills Municipal Courthouse awaiting the arrival of Louis “Birdman” Deliz. The air is crisp and full of the murmur of morning gridlock along Burton Way. Louis shows up, I give him a handshake and we wait for […]
When I met with my fellow Bikesiders and we talked about crawling out of our blogger caves and facing the public voices in person, I was amazed to find the hard questions of the internet discussed directly and intelligently in the open forum: Bikeside SPEAKS!
She’s sobbing, and a blood pressure cuff hangs from her arm, tracking her pulse. Ten men and myself stand around and none are talking to her and she’s sobbing. I feel sad for her, I feel sad with her. I want to take her hand to connect to her and soothe her, to calm her […]
(update: it was a no contest plea – an earlier version of this article wrote it was a guilty plea – confusion arose over how a no contest plea is handled in sentencing. My apologies.) Earlier today Glenn Gritzner plead no contest to misdemeanor hit and run, specifically to violating California Vehicle Code 20002(a): leaving […]
I just learned that the Porsche driver who hit cyclist Ed Magos has had charges filed against them by the City Attorney. No word on the specific charges, but since it’s going through the City Attorney instead of the District Attorney, that probably means that it’s misdemeanor hit and run, not felony hit and run. […]
On a beautiful Monday afternoon, I found myself in Santa Monica sitting in a garage lifting wights while talking to Louis Deliz, also known as Louis Bianco, aka Birdman. A fellow Midnight Rida and Westsida, Louis is a professional bike racer and in late 2009, became the victim of a drunk driving hit and run.
LAPD released a final version of a report on 2008 collisions involving bikes. 23% of bike involved collisions are hit and run, but 38% of all collisions are hit and run! Hit and run is a city wide epidemic affecting all the citizens of LA – let’s include everyone in the solution.
“The car behind me was trying to make the light and accelerated, hitting me and running over my bike as I flew through the air.” – Brandon Chau. To stop LA’s epidemic of hit and runs, Bikeside visited Beverly Hills City Council to confront “the safest city in America.”