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Ghost Bike Installed on Laurel Canyon Boulevard [Updated]
In early December, 52-year-old Robert Painter, a Canadian citizen living in Los Angeles, was hit by a driver while riding his bicycle on Laurel Canyon Boulevard in North Hollywood. The driver left the scene and Painter later died in the hospital (read more about the account on LAist's post).
Yesterday, LAist reader and commenter Thrasher installed a ghost bike near the location of the crash, most appropriately attached to a Bike Lane sign. Ghost bikes, painted in white, are intended to act as a memorial for fallen riders, but also raise awareness about cycling issues.
UPDATE: Detective Doug Larkin says the case is still ongoing. "We're still looking for any leads that we have," he explained over the phone. "We're kinda at a stalemate right now." Anyone with information on this case can call Larkin at (818) 644-8036 or during off-hours, 1-877-LAPD-24-7.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.