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Ed Savko dies at 86; owner of L.A. biker hangout the Rock Store
Ed Savko dies at 86; owner of L.A. biker hangout the Rock Store

Ed Savko, who bought a small-town grocery known as the Rock Store on Mulholland Highway in 1961 and turned it into an internationally recognized motorcycle mecca frequented by celebrities, businessmen, outlaw clubs and other bikers, has died. He was 86. Savko, who made it a weekend ritual to ride the twisty Santa Monica Mountains roads and stop at his hangout to swap stories and grab a bite to eat, died April 2 of congestive heart failure at Los Robles Hospital's Transitional Care Center in Thousand Oaks, according to his daughter, Sandra Clark. "He was a character," said "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno, a Rock Store regular since 1978. "I remember one time a...

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