• A small plane crash-landed Thursday at Penmar Golf Course | Photo by Michael Ryan

    Harrison Ford crash-lands at Penmar Golf Course

                                  UPDATE, 6:43 p.m. — National Transportation Safety Board investigator Patrick Jones said the pilot of the crashed pl...
  • Structural engineer Scott Christiansen (from left), contractors Dale and Cindy Morimoto (Archisys Inc.), master carpenter Serge Levesque, and Renevation Award winners Richard and Keiko Kuyama with daughter Katie

    Santa Monica Conservancy Awards

    You might say their mission is to protect and preserve. Santa Monica Conservancy hosted its annual meeting and 2015 Preservation Awards ceremony on Feb. 8 at the historic Casa del Mar hotel in Santa Monica, where board members ...
  • Olivia Tsui, creative director of the forth-
coming Silicon Beach Philharmonic, practices with her violin near the Playa Vista Bandshell. Photo by Inae Bloom.

    Sound and Vision

    Organizers of the Silicon Beach Philharmonic work to build an orchestra that musicians in Marina del Rey, Playa Vista, Westchester and Playa del Rey can call their own By Michael Aushenker and Joe Piasecki Concert violinist Oli...
  • A rendering depicts the future Gateway Apartments

    High-concept Affordable Housing Breaks Ground in Marina del Rey

    The Venice Community Housing Corp. is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony at 9:30 a.m. today for the renovation of its newest affordable housing development, a 20-unit apartment building at 13368 Beach Ave. in Marina del Rey. Dub...
  • Westchester Secondary Charter School students and parents staged a rally on Feb. 25
Photo by Nick Stoffler

    A hard lesson in real estate

    Westchester Secondary Charter School loses its home to redevelopment and may have to relocate to Crenshaw High By Gary Walker Westchester Secondary Charter School students, parents and teachers took to the streets last week to ...
  • LAX runway repair closures will continue for several years
photo by Jorge M. Vargas Jr.

    LAX runway closure to begin Friday

    Work could cause flight delays, construction noise By Gary Walker The first in a series of temporary LAX runway closures that could cause flight delays for travelers and construction noise for airport neighbors is set to begin ...
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    Time’s up for free parking

    Business owners cheer city plans to pave dirt lot and add pay meters behind Abbot Kinney storefronts By Gary Walker The past two weeks of lane closures to lay fiber optic cable underneath Abbot Kinney Boulevard is only a taste...
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    Venice Stories

  • In a TED Talk-esque motivational speech, Common encouraged LMU students to be exceptional
Photo by Corey Hambly ‘18 / LMU Photo

    Common Greatness

    Academy Award-winning rapper anchors First Amendment Week at LMU By Emily Barnett Hip-hop artist and actor Common took to the mic last Tuesday at Loyola Marymount University as keynote speaker for the school’s First Amendment...
  • Tech-industry superwoman illustration by comic-book artist Rafael Navarro

    Women on the Move

    Wonder Women Tech takes on the industry’s gender imbalance at Playa Vista’s famed Spruce Goose hanger By Gary Walker (Click here to read about three local women that made it in tech) The thriving digital technology ...
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Angsty Indian-American teenager Tina (left) hangs with Jean-Paul Sartre in an inventive graphic novel by Keshni Kashyap (right)

Speaking through comics

Keshni Kashyap gives voice to Indian-American teen angst in “Tina’s Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary” By Michael Aushenker When it comes to graphic novels created by Asian-Americans, there are a handful of artists workin...
The Still Gandhis specialize in hip-grinding grooves
Photo by Doug McNamee
 Food And Drink
A classic medium pizza at Compari’s strikes the right balance of sauce, toppings and cheese
photo by Jorge M. Vargas Jr.

Checkered Tablecloth Time Machine

The more things change, the more Compari’s in Westchester has stayed the same By Richard Foss ( This may come as a shock to those who grew up in Los Angeles, but there are places in the world where peo...
The burgers at Brick + Mortar stand out as a delicious deal

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