Tag Archives: Hit & Run

16 year old runner killed in the Valley by hit and run driver.

[Update: I originally got this story wrong and wrote that Lynch was a cyclist.  He was running across the street when this happened.  As a runner, I know it’s very dangerous out there for runners just as it is for cyclists.  I learned the defensive riding skills that keep me alive riding in LA first [...]

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Danny’s Funky Friday Ride

Danny’s Funky Friday Ride

On Friday October 15, people of all ages showed up to pay their respects to Daniel Marin and take part in his memorial ride. Danny and his friends used to ride out to LACM and far away rides all over the city and they wanted to start a local ride called Funky Fridays. This story [...]

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It’s here: Life Before License!

It’s here: Life Before License!

When a father and son are struck and left for dead, it’s time to do something about hit and run.  When a judge sentences a hit and run convict to 90 days community service for nearly destroying someone’s life, it’s time to do something about hit and run.  When 32% of all collisions are hit [...]

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LAPD officer William J. Skett convicted of Felony Hit and Run

As if the problem with hit and run wasn’t bad enough, the LA Times reports that LAPD officer William J. Skett was convicted of felony hit and run: A Los Angeles police officer was convicted Thursday of leaving the scene of an accident and causing great bodily injury in a June 2008 hit-and-run in which [...]

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Life Before License: 3rd meeting, this Sunday, 1-3pm

Life Before License: 3rd meeting, this Sunday, 1-3pm

Life Before License will have it’s 3rd organizing meeting this Sunday afternoon – details below.  We’re almost ready to roll out this campaign, so this is the best time to get in on what’s destined to be a great campaign to change state law.  If you’d like to participate, but can’t make the meetings – [...]

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Life Before License: 2nd meeting, Sunday, 1-3pm & Take the Survey.

Life Before License: 2nd meeting, Sunday, 1-3pm & Take the Survey.

Life Before License is kicking off by surveying you about your opinions on hit and run laws, and driving privileges.  Please take the survey, and please share this link widely: http://bit.ly/LB4Lsurv Share it on your twitter account, share it on Facebook, and ask your friends, family, and community to take the survey.  This survey will [...]

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Life Before License organizing meeting this Sunday

Life Before License organizing meeting this Sunday

Bikeside will be hosting a meeting (RSVP on Facebook, Twitter) this Sunday, August 15th, from 1pm till 3pm, to get organized for our Life Before License campaign.  The Life Before License campaign is Bikeside’s campaign to change state law so that hit and run drivers have their license revoked; it is part of Bikeside’s larger [...]

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CityWatch: 1,300 cyclists at Beverly Hills Courthouse for change

CityWatch: 1,300 cyclists at Beverly Hills Courthouse for change

(Editor’s note – this article originally circulated in CityWatch, an email newsletter on City Hall. If you want to understand LA politics, you must read CityWatch! Subscribe here!) (There’s been some great coverage of both Critical Mass and the Blood In & Hit and Run protests. Check out Alex de Cordoba’s blog – the Engaged [...]

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Hit and Run hits everyone

Hit and Run hits everyone

(Editor’s note – this article originally circulated in CityWatch, an email newsletter on City Hall.  If you want to understand LA politics, you must read CityWatch! Subscribe here!) “The drivers that hit us and run are driving in your neighborhoods, past your kid’s school, your mother’s church, and your house” – that was the message [...]

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Photos from the Blood In Protest

Photos from the Blood In Protest

Until Sara or I can write a proper post, here are some photos from the Blood In protest, courtesy Gary Kavanagh and “Barleye”:

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