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Theft of $250,000 car in Orange County leaves owner heartbroken

Linking LASTOLEN CAR, BROKEN HEART: Cars get stolen all the time. But not this kind of car.

Reports the Orange County Register: "A Garden Grove man is distraught after he said his prized 1934 Ford 3-window coupe was stolen early Sunday from his house. The car, which he says is worth $250,000, was parked within an enclosed 20-foot Pace trailer in front of his house, and the trailer and the car were taken Sunday before dawn."

Anyone with information is asked to call Garden Grove police at (714) 517-7651.

TEJON, PASSED: YouTube user "lowandapapa" managed to slip through the Grapevine before it was closed on Sunday, while also filming the surprsing snow, backed-up roads and 6-mile-long route diversion traffic.

RUSH HOUR BIKE TRAFFIC: The Santa Monica Daily Press reports on the efforts of putting up new signage on the beach's bike path. (via Curbed L.A.)

DYING BREED: Celebrating L.A.'s remaining single-screen theaters. (LA Magazine)

SINGLE LADIES: According to the Daily Beast, the best place for single men to find a date is New York, while unattached women have the most luck in Los Angeles.

WATER CREATES WATERFALL: Here's something produced by the latest rains that did not cause traffic gridlock or leaky roofs: a spontaneous waterfall in Dana Point. (OC Register)

-- Soo Oh and Tony Barboza

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what no lojak?

Terrible, I've heard of them doing that with classic cars, was a story about these types of thieves in the papers a couple of years ago...with a car that expensive, you need to have lojack, hopefully it will be recovered.

I'd be more than heartbroken, I'd be pissed!


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