• Venice activist Sylvia Aroth 
met with Sanders during his Westside fundraiser

    Sanders Makes a Westside Whistle-Stop

    Left-leaning Clinton challenger tells local donors he’ll also need help from Tea Party supporters By John Seeley Prospects for a cake-walk Clinton coronation seemed a little less preordained after Hillary’s principal presid...
  • State Sen. Ben Allen introduced his vaccine legislation after the Disneyland measles outbreak

    Gov. Brown Signs Mandatory Vaccinations Law

    Opponents vow to keep fighting medical mandate co-authored by Santa Monica’s Ben Allen By Gary Walker Following a series of hotly contested votes in Sacramento, legislation co-authored by state Sen. Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica)...
  • As a state senator, Rep. 
Ted Lieu called a hearing on aviation fuel pollution

    Airport Debate Takes Flight in D.C.

    Rep. Ted Lieu will have locals speak directly to the FAA about SMO By Gary Walker A select group of Santa Monica and Venice residents will be traveling to the nation’s capital next week to meet with federal lawmakers and…
  • An architectural rendering depicts potential renovations for the Promenade at Howard Hughes Center
Image courtesy of Laurus Corp.

    Promenade at Howard Hughes Center to Get a $30-million Facelift

    Investment in the Westchester mall anticipates more retail and entertainment spending By Gary Walker New owners of the Promenade at Howard Hughes Center in Westchester are counting on the Westside’s creative tech-industry boo...
  • Max and Bella preparing for the parade

    It’s a 90045 Beach Party!

    The 15th annual Westchester Fourth of July Parade rides a wave of community support By Jessi McDonald A treasured neighborhood tradition that helps preserve small-town bonds inside L.A.’s sprawling metropolis, Westchester’s...
  • The Marina del Rey 4th of July Fire-works Show is among L.A.’s best
Photo by Mike Yokotake

    Spectacular Spectacles

    Marina del Rey and Culver City go all out with fireworks shows for July 4 No traditional Independence Day celebration is complete without a fireworks show, and Westsiders are fortunate to have two of L.A.’s best right here in...
  • 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...
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ABOVE: Michael Altman will screen his work alongside films he 
helped his dad make  Below: A family photo of Michael Altman and father Robert Altman
Photos courtesy of Michael Altman

Like Father, Like Son

Rarely seen short films by Robert Altman and Michael Altman’s “American Songwriter” screen Sunday in Venice By Michael Aushenker He was one of cinema’s most eclectic filmmakers, turning Raymond Chandler’s Anglo gumsho...
Brett Morris launched his gamer community on June 15 at Cinemark Playa Vista
Photo by Michael Aushenker
 Food And Drink
The seared ahi tuna salad at Del Frisco’s achieves an excellent balance of seasoning and natural flavor
Photo courtesy of Del Frisco’s Grille

Not just for tourists

Its location is perfect for visitors, but Del Frisco’s Grille has a menu that will keep locals coming back for more By Richard Foss ( Some people take pride in never visiting their own city’s tourist...
Killer Café offers killer views of Marina del Rey harbor
Photo courtesy of Killer Café

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