Now open:
L.A. Fitness at 8601 Lincoln Blvd. in Westchester. Information, (310) 846-0070.
Krav Maga L.A., offering training in the Israeli martial art, at 13347 Washington Blvd., in Mar Vista. (310) 650-0060.
Coming soon:
AMC Loews Marina 6 dine-in movie theater is scheduled to have a grand opening Dec. 3 at the Marina Marketplace, Lincoln Boulevard and Maxella Avenue.
Eternity Medicine Institute, providing advanced preventative anti-aging medical care, is scheduled to open this month at 11859 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 110, Santa Monica. EternityMedicine.com.
Playa Vista Insurance Services, Inc. is scheduled to open this month at 6020 Seabluff Drive, Suite 128 in Playa Vista. (800) 834-2310.
Scheduled opening Spring 2013:
The Yard House, Le Pain Quotidien, Tender Greens restaurants and Pier 1 Imports at Marina Marketplace, Lincoln Boulevard and Maxella Avenue.

Announcements:
A Cinemark NextGen nine-screen, all-digital movie theater is slated to open at the future Runway at Playa Vista development in spring 2014.
Michael’s restaurant in Santa Monica, 1147 Third St., After undergoing a revamp, including new interior decoration, has launched a brand new menu concentrating on “farm-to-table” cuisine. (310) 451-0843.

Closed:
The Grinder Restaurant at 8521 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester, has closed after many years in the community. It opened in 1976 and the property was sold by the owners recently.
Lilly’s French café at 1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice has closed after 13 years.
Free mammograms:
Brighton Collectibles, 4736 Admiralty Way, #B-6, Marina del Rey, (310) 306-1931, is providing free mammograms for females over the age of 40, who are due for or have never had a mammogram, have a family history of breast cancer, and are interested in learning about breast health. Please contact Inner Images Mobile Mammography Service at (877) 4AN-EXAM (877-426-3926), for more information and to schedule a free mammogram, if eligible.
Change In Services:
Emerson Compounding &     Nutritional Pharmacy, 8400 Lincoln Blvd., Weschester, no longer provides regular prescription refills. The pharmacy now provides compounding services for specific needs for both people and pets.
Name changes:
Dry Tour restaurant, 80 Windward Ave. in Venice, is now named Code Venice.
Beadniks, 203 Arizona Ave. in Santa Monica, changed its name to Beadahs.
News:
Board-certified orthopaedic spine surgeon Dr. Hooman M. Melamed has launched a nonprofit organization, Back To You, for those without health insurance. The non-profit will select one patient each month to receive free treatment of cervical and lumbar spine disorders, tumors, scoliosis, degenerative disc disease and complications from botched surgeries. Melamed practices at Disc Sports and Spine Center, 13160 Mindanao Way, Suite 300, Marina del Rey. (310) 574-0405

Biz Buzz runs the first Thursday of each month providing updates on local businesses in our area. Please send business updates to editorial@argonautnews.com by the 25th of the month.

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