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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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Three cyclists hit on Mulholland, two in critical condition

Three cyclists hit on Mulholland, two in critical condition

(Check below for updates.) Four (UPDATE: LA County Fire Department says three) cyclists were hit this morning on Mulholland at Las Virgenes.  Purportedly three (UPDATE: LA County FD says two) of them are in critical condition in DTLA.  They were hit by an elderly woman turning left.  Check back here for updates as we get […]

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Louis “Birdman” Deliz’s Hit and Run Trial Delayed Again

Louis “Birdman” Deliz’s Hit and Run Trial Delayed Again

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 […]

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Kylie Bruehler, 7, at her parents' funeral

Kylie Bruehler, 7, at her parents' funeral

Photo by Tom Reel/Express-News. Her parents were killed while riding a tandem a week ago. Via Tuscon Bike Lawyer.

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R.I.P. Rod Armas:  A letter from the LA Wheelmen

R.I.P. Rod Armas: A letter from the LA Wheelmen

The last photo of Rod and Christian Armas together: Follows is a letter from the LA Wheelmen about how Rod was killed on the final leg of the Wheelmen’s 200 mile Grand Tour on Sunday: “The finish line is just the beginning of a whole new race. We are not human beings having a spiritual […]

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LA Wheelmen Grand Tour: Father killed by motorist, son in critical condition

Stephen Box has written the best piece to date about the tragedy that occurred this weekend:  while riding the LA Wheelmen Grand Tour, a father and his son were struck by a car.  The father was killed, and his son is in critical condition: As Saturday turned into Sunday, Rod and Christian had approximately 190 […]

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Repeating lies: How Officer Cho threw his superiors under a bus.

Repeating lies: How Officer Cho threw his superiors under a bus.

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 – Today, I watched a low level LAPD officer throw two bars and one star under a bus.  Specifically, Officer Cho’s prejudiced police work at the scene of the Hummer Hit N Run left Captain Allen (two bars) and freshly minted Commander Mike Williams (one star) flapping in the breeze in […]

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Storm The Bastille: Friday, May 1st, Cyclists visit LA City Council

Sparked by the now infamous Hummer incident, cyclists from all over the city will be swarming City Council on Friday, to make their dissatisfaction with LAPD known.  Friday, May 1st, at 10am at Van Nuys City Hall we will submit public comments regarding the anti-cyclist bias of LAPD.  Van Nuys City Hall is located at […]

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LAPD Officer: "I have a lightsaber"  (Hummer follow up)

LAPD Officer: "I have a lightsaber" (Hummer follow up)

Friday I wrote about an incident downtown where a Hummer driver hit a cyclist, and the police let him drive away after pulling him over with a bicycle lodged beneath his car.  Since then additional details have come forward in a witness statement by one of the cyclists: I urged the police officer that this […]

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Hummer hits cyclist. Officer Cho sympathizes with the driver, adding "and I carry a gun in my car."

Hummer hits cyclist. Officer Cho sympathizes with the driver, adding "and I carry a gun in my car."

(update: more details on the incident) Friday morning at approximately 2am in downtown LA:  A black Hummer, bearing no license plates, hits a cyclist, knocking him to the ground.  The Hummer then flees the scene dragging a bike it ran over underneath it, only to be pulled over one block over by LAPD.  After taking […]

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