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Friends and family mark 1 year since cyclist killed in Santa Cruz

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http://www.ksbw.com/news/central-california/santa-cruz/friends-and-family-mark-1-year-since-cyclist-killed-in-santa-cruz/-/5738976/20017718/-/item/1/-/ddiq8d/-/index.html   “It’s really unnerving to bike here with the cars going this fast so we’re hoping that out of this maybe something improves for the other cyclists,” she said. They are asking Caltrans to widen the bike lane on Highway 1 to about 6 feet and to lay down rumble strips so that drivers will have a physical warning if they stray over the white line. Officials with the California Highway Patrol said...

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One year after cyclist’s death in North Coast hit-and-run, family searches for answers

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SANTA CRUZ — One year after 39-year-old Joshua Laven was slammed off his bicycle and found lifeless on Highway 1 north of Santa Cruz, his family is seeking answers in a still unsolved hit-and-run. Jennifer Putnam and her husband, Jay Putnam, arrived in Santa Cruz on Friday from their home in Massachusetts to ask the public for help in finding the driver of a Dodge pickup that authorities linked to Laven’s crash. The Putnams offered a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. “We need someone to come forward,” Jennifer Putnam said this week. “Somebody...

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Family Searches For Answers One Year After Cyclist Killed in Santa Cruz

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He died during a cross country bike ride with his dog. That dog was found next to 39-year-old Joshua Laven’s body after he was struck and killed on Highway 1 north of Santa Cruz. Kim Tere reports as the family returns to the scene searching for answers.   View more videos at:...

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Fox CBS KION Broadcast

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Fox CBS KION Broadcast

  SANTA CRUZ, Calif.- Hearts are heavy as friends and family remember a free-spirited Massachusetts native who peddled his way across the United States, only to be killed by a hit and run driver on the Central Coast. Still, a year later, no one has come forward to fess up to the crime. We sat down with his parents about honoring their only son and his tragic story in Santa Cruz. “Just to know what happened and to you know find some justice for Josh, I mean, he didn’t deserve to die on the roadside,” said Jennifer Putnam. Jennifer and Jay Putnam said the pain of not...

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Driver who killed bicyclist in Santa Cruz still on the run (KSBW-TV)

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Driver who killed bicyclist in Santa Cruz still on the run (KSBW-TV)

Joshua Raine Laven pedaled all the way across the country on a bicycle to honor his best friend who had recently died from a heart attack. But when Laven reached Santa Cruz, the 39-year-old was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on Highway 1 on May 4.   Read the rest of the story on KSBW-TV

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Hit-and-Run Cyclist’s Mother Pleads for Help Solving the Case

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Hit-and-Run Cyclist’s Mother Pleads for Help Solving the Case

Joshua Raine Laven, 39, was a photographer, a hairdresser and an adventurer who did things without holding back. When he broke his jaw and hurt his back in an accident during a remodeling job, he found that yoga helped his pain. So he went to India and studied with a master for four months, so that he could share his knowledge with others. He wasn’t just a hairdresser. He worked for Jonathan Salon, the one in the reality show,Blow Out. Even as a boy, he pushed the limits. His mother remembers him refusing to start bicycling with training wheels. He wanted to go full throttle on two...

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