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  • Dry cleaning fluid and other hazardous waste has pooled below the former Del Rey Cleaners, seen here before it shuttered in 2007
Photo courtesy of Julie Ross

    Toxic trouble in Playa del Rey

    Toxic trouble in Playa del Rey  An underground chemical plume near the Ballona Wetlands complicates an already controversial development slated for Culver Boulevard By Gary Walker A subterranean plume of potentially carcinogen...
  • Photo by Paul Rubenstein

    Westside Scrapbook

    Los Angeles Clippers star forward Blake Griffin and newly drafted shooting guard C.J. Wilcox stopped by St. Joseph Center in Venice on Friday to help distribute hundreds of frozen Thanksgiving turkeys, plus food baskets with al...
  • News in Brief

    Penmar Park killer faces life without parole A gang member who gunned down two teenagers at Penmar Park in Venice was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder on Nov. 13. Michael Anthony Mariscal, now 22, faces up to two&...
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    Gjusta opposition grows

    Liquor license is the wrong ingredient for Venice, police say By Gary Walker When comedian turned Hollywood A-lister Zach Galifianakis shows up to speak at a city planning hearing, you know things have gotten serious. “The H...
  • Photo by Ted Soqui

    Life lessons from the ballet bar

    Actress Jenna Elfman, who trained at Westside School of Ballet, returns to preach the value of discipline learned through the classical arts By Shanee Edwards On TV’s “Dharma and Greg,” Jenna Elfman played a free-spirited...
  • News in Brief

    Coyote sightings prompt concern Recent coyote sightings in and around residential parts of Playa del Rey, the Westchester bluffs and Playa Vista — including a coyote giving chase to and biting a pet dog in August — have som...
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    A year later, is LAX any safer?

    Airport police chief and union are at odds over whether airport security has improved since TSA agent’s shooting death By Gary Walker Roughly one year after TSA agent Genaro Hernandez was killed during the Nov. 1, 2013, shoo...
  • No split decision for Venice

    City officials uphold new restrictions against packing multiple houses onto single lots By Gary Walker City planning officials have once again sided with slower-growth advocates in Venice campaigning to stop single-family homes...
  • Round beach towels and other ‘Dumb’ ideas

    Comedic film duo the Farrelly brothers keep students in stitches at LMU By Michael Aushenker Filmmaker brothers Bobby Farrelly Jr. and Peter Farrelly rose to fame in 1994 after chemtrailing on the back of Jim Carrey’s rising...
  • Photo by Marta Evry

    Westside Scrapbook

    A masked reveler takes in the scene at last Saturday’s Enchanted Halloween Ball, a masquerade party fundraiser at Full Circle Venice. Proceeds also supported the Venice Art Crawl.…
 
 This Week

Westside Calendar

Wednesday, Nov. 26 Speakers by the Sea Toastmasters Club, 11 a.m. to noon. Improve your skills for public speaking.  12000 Vista del Mar, Conference Room 230A, Playa del Rey. (310) 559-2834 22nd Annual Pacific Division Police ...
Photo by Ryan Schude
 
 Food And Drink
Mo’s Place is party central during Monday Night Football, with owner Mo Krant arriving in costume for the festivities

Hospitality is a contact sport

The friendly folks at Mo’s Place will warm your heart as they fill your stomach By Richard Foss (Richard@RichardFoss.com) I have a new favorite sports bar. The previous sentence may come as a surprise to longtime friends and ...
Café Buna is a popular hometown spot for breakfast or lunch 
Photos by Richard Foss


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