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People First, Cars Second Re: “Chick-Fil-A finds a beef in Westchester,” news, Aug. 27 I’m alright with Chick-Fil-A opening a place in Westchester at the former Grinder spot, but why does it have to be a drive-thru? Westc...

LAPD officers surround Occupy protesters during 
the 2011 sweep of L.A City Hall
Photo by Ted Soqui

OpinionPower to Speak: Why I Sued the LAPD

My press pass didn’t seem to matter when I was tackled, cuffed and belittled during the sweep to rid Occupy protesters from L.A. City Hall By Calvin Milam I worked for City News Service (CNS), an Associated Press-like wire se...

James Harden photobombs a passed-out Kanye West and Kris Jenner on Khloe Kardashian’s Twitter account last Tuesday

OpinionLa Vida SoCal: The Great Los Angeles Air Raid of 2015

The upside of the Kardashians’ midnight Marina del Rey fireworks show: Another reason to despise them By Tony Peyser One of the most stunning events in Westside history was the Great Los Angeles Air Raid on Feb. 24 and 25,&he...

The sturdy rum, rye, vermouth and grapefruit bitters concoction known as the Brooklyn 15 (foreground) 
and a frozen piña colada with Smith and Cross rum 
float and $2 bonus shot 
Photo by Jorge M. Vargas Jr.

Stiff L.A. Drinks, Loose Island Vibe

Sunny Spot’s new craft cocktail menu shines a light on the power of rum By Christianna Reinhardt ( Everything “L.A. Son” and multi-restaurant chef/owner Roy Choi touches turns to gold in thi...

The CarMax Foundation gave $10,000 to the Westchester Family YMCA last month to support exercise programs for kids

Biz Buzz: a monthly dispatch of interesting business news

GIVING BACK Spa Soliel (4728 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey) joined the wounded military veterans nonprofit Operation Homefront on Aug. 26 to launch a free massage program for wounded veterans in collaboration with the Hearts of...

A row of environmentally sustainable homes built by Santa Monica’s 
Global Green USA
Photo by Kelly Hayes-Raitt

Living Large in Limbo: Ten Years After the Flood

Santa Monica’s Global Green USA makes environmental history in post-Katrina New Orleans By Kelly Hayes-Raitt Nearly four years after Hurricane Katrina and the collapse of New Orleans’ levees, there was nothing alive but the...


Charter School Issues Need Neutral Mediation Re: “Strife Returns to Stoner Elementary,” news, Aug. 20 Mr. Walker’s article suggests that the question of how educational resources are allocated among charter schools and tr...

Bin 73 server Cassie Negrete really knows her stuff
Photo by Jorge M. Vargas Jr.

Cassie for President

A delightful experience at Bin 73 earns the upscale snack bar and its helpful server my full support By Richard Foss ( The evaluation of presidential candidates is proceeding at a furious pace, with the ...

Dominic Hoffman addresses the crowd at Attaway’s going-away party with some observations on gentrification and sense of place in Venice
Photo by Joe Piasecki

Polyglot Camelot

Reflections on life and change in Venice on the occasion of artist William Attaway’s eviction By Dominic Hoffman Editor’s Note: Actor/writer/director Dominic Hoffman delivered the following tribute during a goodbye party at...


Come for the Water, Stay for the Traffic Re: “County Greenlights New Hotels along Via Marina,” news, July 30 I am astonished every time I read about new construction in the marina. Two short hotels are better than one tall&...

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