Todd Bianco & ACarIsNotARefrigerator.com
In 2003, my friend Ron Slusser and I started AcarIsNotARefrigerator.com. We wanted to voice our opinions and reflect on the car culture in Los Angeles and the key role LA plays in the global automotive market.
Both Ron and I were natives of the Los Angeles area. I grew up in Tarzana, in the San Fernando Valley. I escaped when I was 18 to UC Santa Barbara where I earned a degree in economics.
Ron was a software engineer who worked for the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena.
Ron was killed in 2007 in a tragic car accident. He was an innocent party in a road rage incident on the surface streets of Pasadena.
In the past, I had a weekly radio show on Sirius Out-Q with host John McMullen. When John left Sirius, so did my show, but I hope to return to the airwaves one day.
I continued the website and moved it from its own domain to WordPress in July 2010. My columns can also be read on WeHoNews.com, the local electronic newspaper of my hometown.