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White Bike Memorial in Del Mar for LA Detective Brian R Villa

White Bike Memorial in Del Mar for LA Detective Brian R Villa

White Bike Memorial on Torrey Pines for LA Detective Brian R Villa

This morning while walking home from a nice long beach walk between Del Mar and Torrey Pines State Beach, Ava Kalea and I came across a white bicycle chained to a pole on the side of the bike lane heading south on Camino Del Mar towards Torrey Pines.  I think I noticed this bike because it was painted all white – including the wheels, tires and chain – so we went to examine it.  On the white bike was strapped this flyer:

LA Detective Brian R Villa

When I got home I did some investigating and found this article in Biking in LA about LA County Sheriff’s Detective Brian R Villa getting into an accident while riding in a bicycle race called Orange County Wheelmen’s Amtrak Century.  It is readily apparent that Brian R Villa was a good man who was loved by many.  This really hit home for me, as he was almost a year younger than I – and probably in a lot better condition.  I would like to thank him and his family for his service to our country while in the Marines – and keep his family in my thoughts and prayers.

LA Auto Show Confirmed by Global Automakers

LA Auto Show Confirmed by Global Automakers

Despite reports of automotive manufacturers pulling out of auto shows around the world, organizers of AutoMobility LA and the Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show) announced on September 6, 2018, that they have maintained their roster of leading global automakers. This year, popular brands including Audi, BMW, Ford, Genesis, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Tesla and… Continue Reading

Hackathon to be Sponsored by Industry Leaders

Hackathon to be Sponsored by Industry Leaders

The Los Angeles Auto Show’s AutoMobility LA recently announced that for the first time, Visa and General Motors (GM) will co-sponsor the hackathon at AutoMobility LA, taking place November 25-26, 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Focused on reducing congestion, emissions and building in-car payment solutions, both Visa and GM see the hackathon at… Continue Reading

Curating Cool 40 Years LA Celebration

Curating Cool 40 Years LA Celebration

Ron Robinson celebrates Curating Cool 40 years in the retail fashion business with the release of some special capsule collections and celebratory events at the brand’s flagship Santa Monica location and their original location on Melrose Avenue. In an era when online storefronts are hailed as the wave of the future, Ron Robinson proves that brick… Continue Reading

Naked Princess Reveals Rebrand to Le Marché

Naked Princess Reveals Rebrand to Le Marché

Naked Princess, the boudoir-inspired lifestyle brand founded by Jordana Woodland in 2011, is proud to announce a new look, flagship store and name, Le Marché by NP. Naked Princess Reveals Rebrand to Le Marché The comprehensive rebrand includes a new logo and website, www.lemarchebynp.com, as well as a new tagline: “A Place. A Moment. A… Continue Reading

Largest Automotive Show Returns to Los Angeles

Largest Automotive Show Returns to Los Angeles

Car enthusiasts and fans of the Los Angeles Automotive Show can now purchase tickets for this year’s event at LAAutoShow.com. Last year, the global show had 1,000 of the latest models, vehicle debuts, and concept cars on display and this year, the expectation is no different. Alongside vehicles of all kinds, attendees of the 111-year-old… Continue Reading

Registration Now Open for Automobility LA 2018

Auto-Tech Trade Show Returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center November 26-29, 2018Organizers of the Los Angeles Auto Show’s AutoMobility LA today announced that registration for its 2018 event is now open. Taking place November 26-29 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, AutoMobility LA will have speakers from major global companies discussing the latest trends in… Continue Reading

Automobility LA Announces Theme for Microsoft’s 2017 Design & Developer Challenge

The theme for this year’s Design & Develop Challenge, “Smarter L.A. 2060,” will focus on what life will be like in Los Angeles if it were to host the 2060 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Leading automotive, transportation, mobility, technology, architecture and design companies are being asked to truly think about the future and develop… Continue Reading

AutoMobility LA Announces Magna as Sponsor for Top Ten Automotive Startups Competition

The Los Angeles Auto Show’s (LA Auto Show) AutoMobility LA recently announced that global automotive supplier Magna International Inc. will be a sponsor for its 2017 Top Ten Automotive Startups Competition (Top Ten). With Top Ten continuing to evolve, Magna International Inc. becomes the first company to sponsor the startup competition. “Our work with start-ups helps us stay at… Continue Reading

Experience the Taste of California Fresh at Costero California Bar + Bistro During Discover Los Angeles’ dineLA Summer Roadtrip July 14-28

Located conveniently inside the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel, Costero California Bar + Bistro will be participating in Discover Los Angeles’ dineLA Summer Road Trip.  Known for Californian coastal takes on time honored American cuisine, Costero will be offering a three-course prix fixe dinner accompanied with a choice of white or red wine. The $39… Continue Reading