Cantalini’s Express Take-out and Delivery only, open seven days, authentic Italian food, sandwiches, pizza, salads, pasta, owned by Lisa Schwab of Cantalini’s Salerno Beach and her partners, 11736 Washington Place (near McLoughlin Avenue), Mar Vista, (310) 572-9157.
General Store, items from both new and vintage sources, local artisans and craftspeople contribute to the mix of furniture, clothing, household items, 1801 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, (310) 751-6393.
Tint, a salon with a new concept in hair coloring, “We dye, you dry,” no hair cuts, no appointment, 1422 B Second St., Santa Monica, (310) 395-5888.
LA FITNESS celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon cutting on Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 8601 Lincoln Blvd. (at Manchester Avenue), Westchester, (310) 846-0070.
Casmaine, a retail fashion shop offering eclectic, beachy pieces, fused with Nordic design roots and sensibilities, is holding a grand opening party at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2914 Main St., Santa Monica, (310) 995-8983.
Tech Studio, offering full-service repairs for iPhones, iPads, PC and Mac computers, as well as an array of designer accessories and electronic gadgets from around the world and a constantly changing art gallery, open seven days, 1316 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) 392-3858.
Gladys Jenkins of Gladys Hair Design has moved to a new location for a new type of hairdresser’s shop in Santa Monica. Jenkins can be reached at (310) 210-8767.
Penguins, formerly at Marina Square, now at 4718 Lincoln Blvd. in Venice.
COMING TO MARINA DEL REY:
The Yardhouse, a gastro pub restaurant, has signed a lease in Marina Marketplace and is slated to open in spring 2013.
Taqueria Chihuahua, serving Mexican food for over 30 years, is now open at 505 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey (former Viva Fresh location), (310) 874-2057.
AND THE AWARD GOES TO:
Morrey Plotkin, longtime Westchester community leader, has been named winner of the annual Guiding Light Award by the Flight Path Learning Center and Museum at Los Angeles International Airport. Plotkin was a founder, longtime board chairman, and remains a generous supporter of the learning center’s scholarships and educational programs. The award will be presented at the Flight Path’s 16th annual gala fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 26 at the museum in the LAX Imperial Terminal, 6661 W. Imperial Highway, Los Angeles.