Monday night's City Council meeting was adjourned in honor of , the 54-year-old Culver City chiropractor who was beaten to death in his Venice Boulevard office on May 31.
Councilmember Meghan Sahli-Wells noted Rainey was involved with the Culver City Fiesta La Ballona celebrations scheduled to take place Aug. 24-26, and that the long-distance running enthusiast was also organizing a run in Culver City before he was killed.
Fiesta La Ballona Chairman Mike Cohen told Patch Rainey led a local running group and was in charge of the festival's Run to the Hill, a 2.5-mile walk and run from Veterans Memorial Auditorium to the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook.
Cohen said festival organizers will work with the running group to conduct the event, and a brief dedication service for Rainey will be held at the top of the hill at the end of the run on Aug. 25.
In an email about Rainey's contributions to the Run to the Hill, Cohen wrote, "He brought energy and passion to organizing a healthful activity that would provide a rewarding experience for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. ... Rainey personified the healthful lifestyle the Fiesta La Ballona Activities Committee encourages at the annual fair."
Cohen added that Rainey had planned to help defray the cost of "refreshments and commemorative T-shirts for the participants" at the run he was organizing.