• Ross Chapman rents his three restored 1920s Venice bungalows to tourists hoping to get a taste of life as a local

    Home Sweet Hotel

    More than 1,000 Westside homes have become short-term vacation rental properties, letting tourists live like locals while regulators worry about zoning and taxes By Gary Walker and Joe Piasecki A luxury waterfront master suite ...
  • Swami Omkarananda in her Earth-friendly Marina del Rey garden

    Urgent Gardening: A Citizen-Yogi’s Call to Action

    Marina del Rey’s Swami Omkarananda takes on yoga bling, plastic bottles and the drought By Alexandra Babiarz In a society that emphasizes self-obsession and profit margins, an ancient Hindu practice has evolved into a big bus...
  • Metro will blow up the Century Bridge this weekend to make way for a light rail stop

    ‘Century Crunch’ awaits weekend travelers

    Bridge demolition will close major thoroughfare into LAX to make way for new light rail line By Gary Walker The Century Bridge in Westchester will be demolished this weekend to make way for a new light rail station, prompting a...
  • Santa Monica set for airport showdown

    Voters in Santa Monica will choose between two competing ballot measures that could play a crucial role in determining the fate of the city’s controversial airport. The aviation industry-backed Voters Decide initiative, which...
  • Daniel Archuleta, 1975 – 2014

    Santa Monica Daily Press Managing Editor Daniel Archuleta, who began as a sportswriter and photographer with the paper in 2007 and continued to cover local youth sports with zeal, died on July 16 after a sudden bout with an unk...
  • Eileen Carey is finding her voice as an independent musician

    Country by the sea

    Songstress Eileen Carey returns to Summer Fest on Venice Beach By Carl Kozlowski In a place famous for rock bands like The Beach Boys and The Doors, singer-songwriter Eileen Carey is breaking the mold en route to success. For C...
  • A Justice Aviation flight school worker demonstrates the controls of a Cessna 172 at Santa Monica Airport. Photo by Jorge M. Vargas Jr.

    Which way, Santa Monica?

    The debate over possible closure of the city’s airport heats up with lawsuits and competing ballot measures By Gary Walker and Joe Piasecki First came the lawsuits. Now, the ballot measures. A years-long battle over whether t...
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    Westside Scrapbook

    Surfer Rodrigo “Giraffe” Pires sands a surfboard at AquaTech Glassing in Marina del Rey. More than 20,000 professional, amateur and custom boards have been created at AquaTech since Anderson Surfboards founder Scott Anderso...
  • A female El Segundo Blue deposits her eggs in the flowers of a buckwheat plant. Photo by Patrick Tyrell

    Endangered species flutters against the odds

    Despite drought-related setbacks, habitat restoration work has the tiny El Segundo Blue Butterfly bouncing back in the Ballona Wetlands By Gary Walker The restoration of the Ballona Wetlands may be mired in seemingly endless de...
  • Frank Masters, as seen on his porch in 2014 and in his backyard in 1954

    Venice man turns 107

    Frank Masters, who bought his home near the canals for $7,900 during the post-war real estate boom of 1946, recalls a time before traffic jams and a beach boardwalk made of wood By Remy Merritt In 1907, Theodore Roosevelt was&h...
 This Week
Classic cars and antique boats from the 2012 Old Fashioned Day in the Park

A Bronx cheer for Old Fashioned Day in the Park

Annual Marina del Rey vintage boat and car event is also a meet up for nostalgic New York transplants By Michael Aushenker Every year, the Classic Yacht Association and Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors join ...
Jackie Bristow’s new record conveys a sense of hard-won grace
 Food And Drink
Eddy Shin doesn’t just sell to customers, he educates them

Getting to the meat of the matter

Eddy Shin of Santa Monica specialty butcher shop A Cut Above is a man who knows his meat By Richard Foss ( Most Americans eat meat without thinking very much about it — we know that beef comes from cow...

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