Alex Baum Memorial

Alex Baum passed away this weekend. Baum was a giant in the promotion of cycling as a sport and a lifestyle in Los Angeles, the US, and internationally.

His memorial is being planned for Wednesday, March 4th at 1:30 PM.  Services to be held at the Santa Monica Synagogue, 1448 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA  90404.  If you will be able to attend, please RSVP to Danielle Gardner, Alex’s daughter, at dgardnersm@aol.com.  

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Alex Baum 1922-2015 – Los Angeles City’s Stalwart Bicycling Advocate

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Los Angeles’ bicycling community has lost one its hardest-working and longest-serving advocates, Alex Baum. Alex Baum (1922-2015) was a survivor of the Nazi holocaust, a successful businessman, and a persistent champion for bicycling in Los Angeles. For decades, Baum chaired the city’s Bicycle Advisory Committee, and was a tireless presence in corridors of Los Angeles […]

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ELECTION DAY is TOMORROW! Vote Like Your Street Depended On It! Rest In Peace Cycling Advocate Alex Baum 1922-2015 (Biking In L.A.) Recent Tributes LADOT Bike Blog, Jewish Journal Housing As A Utility, and Limits Of Redevelopment (Let’s Go L.A.) Literary Riders Tour L.A.’s Awesome Indy Book Providers (KPCC) Amtrak Train Strikes Car in Camarillo, No […]

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Tomorrow is election day in L.A. Half of Los Angeles has a City Council election to vote in. All of us have school board elections. Vote! With low turnout expected, a small group of dedicated voters can make a difference. Tuesday – It’s election day! Vote! Find your voting booth here! As Joe said, vote […]

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Election Results 2015 (KPCC, LAT) L.A. Council Incumbents, Including Bike-Friendly Jose Huizar, Win Outright Tight CD4 Race: Run-Off Likely Between Carolyn Ramsay And David Ryu LAT and KCET Obituaries For Cycling Giant Alex Baum, Memorial 1:30 p.m. Today Take KPCC‘s Bike Laws Quiz New App Will Valet Park Car For You In DTLA (LA Weekly) Finding L.A.’s […]

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