Nancy I love your bike. Pretty bike. Love the color, really stands out and is vibrant. Classic frame yet modern with the electronics.
There has been good advice here, but I may add I never let my bike out of my sight. I know I sent you a PM about this, but to give input in this discussion I will post here. Like you, I live in the greater LA area. Being a very populated city with random crime and with the popularity of eBikes, I rather not leave a good non-motorized bike or an eBike out of sight. I ride for fun and exercise but I don't see any reason to ride an eBike to go shopping or eat. I don't know how how one goes on a Costco run on an eBike. I don't know how to carry my guitars and amps around on an eBike. How to visit friends in OC on an eBike. I have a car and I will use that to shop and visit friends in neighboring counties. I see people post here or I see YouTube videos of people who sold their cars in favor of having an eBike only. That is fine for them but I find that so impractical. That won't work for me. No car means being very limited. That said, I do carry a lock and cable in case I need to use the restroom or need to lock up for some reason but so afr not had to use the restroom while on rides. I did have a flat once in July of 2020 and didn't have a spare tube on me. Now I carry that stuff around. When I had the flat I walked my bike to a local bike shop about a couple miles away yet they were closed. I had no choice but to lock it up to a light pole, take the bus three miles, walk an mile to my SUV, then drive back to get my bike and drive home. Then next day I brought to a different bike shop to get tire fixed. Worked out because the bike shop that was closed, was open the next day and I called and asked how much they charge to fix a flat. It was an outrageous price let us just say, but the one near my house was only $8. My flat occurred in Arcadia and I walked my bike to Temple City where I locked it. This may not mean much to you but point is those are safe and low crime cities where most people behave themselves BUT as far as bikes goes any safe low crime city you can have your bike stolen by criminals crusing different cities to steal bikes. This was my non-motorized bike before I got an eBike. That said I would not leave any bike out of sight. Ride for fun, ride for exercise but I suggest don't ride to eat or shop or the movies. Eventually it will be stolen, most likely.