by Lead Deputy District Attorney Doug Poston
A number of you may remember
that earlier this year, Chief DDA Fagan committed to riding his bicycle nearly
six hundred miles, from San Francisco to Los Angeles, to raise funds for the
Arthritis Foundation. Because we all know how leisurely a costal bike
cruise can be, (I mean, who hasn’t ridden a bike on the paths of Newport or
Huntington Beaches, right?) I issued the challenge to Gary, to make the ride more
fun and interesting for all involved, to ride at least a hundred miles wearing
a rainbow clown wig!
In exchange, the staff of the then-Hospitality Lane
office committed to donating up to $1,000 toward Gary’s fundraising goal of
I’m very glad to report that
many of you, including our own DA Mike Ramos and his Executive Staff, eagerly
and generously responded. Gary accepted the challenge, and raised over
$3,600, well above his goal!
Last week, I purchased and
delivered to our Chief his very own, personalized, one-size-fits-all rainbow
clown wig, and, I’m now even more pleased to report that the first of the
evidentiary photos are in---Gary indeed is meeting the challenge!