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:
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.
Rare signs, props, artwork celebrating 75 years of Ghost Town attraction to be auctioned Friday, March 31, in Buena Park, California, by Heritage Auctions
From the early years of the world-famous Ghost Town attraction, the iconic Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Park is opening its archives for a special public auction to be held March 31 by Heritage Auctions. This is the first time since the popular theme park opened in 1940 that it has offered its historic items in a public auction to thank it’s global legion of fans, said Jim Lentz, Heritage Auctions’ Director of Animation.
“This auction showcases the history of Knott’s Berry Farm with rare items from Ghost Town, the famous Chicken Restaurant, Knott’s Scary Farm, and even the fan favorite, Knott’s Bear-y Tales Ride,” Lentz said. “From the park’s humble beginnings as Walter Knott’s berry stand to the theme park that now attracts more than 3 million people per year. This special event celebrates the 75th anniversary of the famous Ghost Town.”
Veteran Los Angeles Times reporter Mike Boehm has joined MFour Mobile Research as Director of Communications. Boehm will help the company extend its reach as the nation’s leading provider of mobile consumer research through its 4.5 star rated smart-phone application, Surveys on the Go.
From quarterfinals to conference championship, 2016 BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Tournament will be broadcast globally in virtual reality
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Continuing its recently launched relationship, FOX Sports and NextVR, the leader in live-action virtual reality broadcast technology, will broadcast the quarterfinal, semifinal and championship games of the 2016 BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Tournament live to hoops fans world-wide in virtual reality from Madison Square Garden. The virtual reality broadcasts begin March 10; all games will be broadcast live on FS1 with the March 12 championship game on FOX (5:30 P.M. ET).
Local Business News will be in Anaheim California this week to cover the Natural Products Expo, also known as Expo West. Contact us if you will be attending and/or exhibiting and would like to meet up or have us stop by your booth.