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Mark Bixby: 1966 - 2011

Rest in peace Mark Bixby. His legacy is long. His vision magnificent

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Around the World with Octavio

I confess that I don't quite understand how Google rankings and listing et all work. I am, however, enjoying of late "googling" the name of my friend and neighbor Long Beach's newest celebrity Octavio Orduno. As of today he has 17,700 listings on Google, and his story of being the "world's oldest cyclist" at 103 is traveling around the world.

Octavio has now been photographed by a Reuters photographer and his story shared on Yahoo News and the New York Daily News, I have seen blogs from Brazil, France and last Saturday a paper from the U.K. called "The Independent" posted their thoughts. This all from a terrific story in the L.A. Times on March 14, 2011 by Esme Bermudez that I had the pleasure of being a part of. I am delighted to be in a position to help get this story out and celebrate not only Octavio as one of the wonderful characters we have here in Long Beach, but also the fact that he champions choosing to get off the couch and that living an active healthy lifestyle can literally add years to your life.

So Bravo Octavio, let's keep sharing your story with the world, and special thanks to my friend Allan Crawford for shooting the video of Octavio that is the other way Octavio is traveling the world. If you haven't seen it, please check it out here!

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