The first “clean out your car” reminder banner is now hanging in the California Auto Buff parking lot at Virginia and North Highland Avenues. I strongly urge other business owners with parking lots to order copies of this banner to remind your patrons to clean out their cars before visiting your business. That patron who leaves your business to find their car window smashed is not a good candidate for a return visit. You can order your own banner at Rapid Signs at Ford Factory Square on PDL Avenue – the 3×8 size is $100 and a smaller 3×6 size is $80. Consider this an investment to protect your business future. A gently worded warning sign on your front door is also a good idea – that you can print out on your computer. About 3/4 of our many, many smash and grab victims are our guests from outside of VaHi.