James Rainey, the Los Angeles Times media reporter, posted to Facebook and tweeted a nice piece about his brother. Robert Rainey, the Palms chiropractor who was discovered beaten to death in his Venice Boulevard office on May 31, was a well-known runner in the LA area. The Raineys grew up in Malibu. Their father was character actor Ford Rainey.
Robert planned to run the Mountain Goats season-ending event this weekend at Sycamore Canyon on the coast. Also on the calendar: the 16th Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run on June 10 near Big Bear Lake. Peg was going to run the 15-mile version. Robert had signed up for the 33-miler. Given a choice of moderation, Robert would inevitably choose the alternative.
The world travelers had reservations to hike in the Dolomites in August and in December to travel to South Africa for an extended trip, returning home through Paris, where they planned to spend New Year’s Eve. There is a stack of seven travel books for that latter trip sitting on the coffee table as I write this at my brother’s house.
Read the whole piece on Facebook. Here's an LA Times story on the investigation.