• Her shirt depicting a unified Korea, a 
North Korean band leader waits to march in a women-led 
May 23 state celebration heralding the cause. Photo by Niana Liu.

    Across the DMZ

    A local activist visits North Korea and finds the unexpected — strong women leading meaningful lives By Joe Piasecki From behind the windows of the bus, a state-sanctioned interpreter beside her, the cityscape of Pyongyang ...
  • Mother’s Beach in Marina del Rey is chronically polluted

    Mother’s Beach is Second-Most Polluted in the State

    Bird droppings and poor water circulation are a recipe for bacteria By Gary Walker Marina Beach — better known as Mother’s Beach because a lack of ocean currents makes it safer for young children to swim — is once again&h...
  • Barbara Hunt

    Senior Class

    Serving in the Peace Corps inspired Playa del Rey’s Barbara Hunt, 71, to get her doctorate By Gary Walker It’s never too late to become a doctor. Playa del Rey resident Barbara Hunt, 71, proved it on June 12 when…
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    SMO Countdown Begins

    Advocates for closing Santa Monica Airport throw a party on July 1, the date they believe marks the end of federal control over SMO By Gary Walker Activists pushing to convert Santa Monica Airport into a public park are planni...
  • Grand opening ceremonies included face-painting and games for kids

    A Legacy of Wellness

    Venice Family Clinic opens a broad-based pediatric health center named for the late Lou Colen By Bonnie Eslinger While grand openings are usually all about ribbon cuttings and photo ops, last Saturday’s celebration for the Ve...
  • Opposition Brings Down Communications Tower

    Plans to build at LAPD station in Del Rey cancelled after community pushback By Gary Walker A little-noticed plan to erect a 70-foot public safety broadband communications tower in Del Rey has been scrapped after neighborhood g...
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    Killer Rides Car Show

    Vintage rides, hot rods and muscle cars never seem to go out of style in Southern California. Neither does a good meal with an ocean view. On Sunday, Killer Shrimp restaurant in Marina del Rey hosts the next installment of…
  • Police chase, capture assault suspect

    A male suspect accused of assaulting a police officer was arrested Thursday afternoon after leading police on a chase through Marina del Rey that eventually ended in Westchester. The chase began at Venice Boulevard and Centinel...
  • Venice Basketball League games, continuing each Sunday throughout the summer, give players a platform to show off incredible talent
Photo by Ted Soqui

    People’s Court

    The semi-pro Venice Basketball League brings the game closer to fans By Sam Catanzaro It’s opening day and the Brand Black Future All Stars are taking on a team called Sunblock in the showcase matchup. Measuring at least seve...
  • The Annenberg Center would occupy 30,000 square feet of The Collective at Playa Vista creative office campus, which will also house offices for Yahoo Inc.
Photo by Michael Aushenker

    Annenberg Unveils New Plan for Animal Care Center

    Reboot of controversial wetlands proposal now slated for Playa Vista By Gary Walker Six months after suspending its plan for a $50-million environmental education and animal care center in the Ballona Wetlands, the Annenberg Fo...
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Kathy Bates has battled symptoms of lymphedema, including fluid retention and swelling in both arms, for the past three years

Mama Says Knock You Out

Actress Kathy Bates takes her battle with lymphedema to the streets of Santa Monica By Michael Aushenker When The Argonaut caught up with Kathy Bates in May, the Academy Award-winning actress was looking forward to watching “...
In the 1970s, the irascible Ed Asner had roles in two of the highest-rated TV events in history: “Roots” and “Rich Man, Poor Man.”
 Food And Drink
Killer Café offers killer views of Marina del Rey harbor
Photo courtesy of Killer Café

Get a Nightlife

Killer Café isn’t your typical late-night diner, but it’s now serving big plates 24/7 By Mike Ryan A singles-only tenant policy at many apartment complexes set the tone the swinging ‘70s in Marina del Rey. Perhaps somewh...
Menu highlights include the mutton chop with English peas, pomegranate molasses and mint chutney
Photo courtesy of Belcampo Meat Co.

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