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Hotels vs. Public Lands See: “County Greenlights Marina Hotel Plan,” page 8 A developer has convinced the county’s Regional Planning Commission that building two shorter hotels is better than building one very tall hotel,...


Living Large in Limbo: Redefining Rape

From California college campuses to illegal protests on the streets of Kuala Lumpur, it’s still an issue By Kelly-Hayes Raitt “The rapist of a 13-year-old girl was acquitted by a higher court because he inserted his finger ...


The Bentley Roll: spicy tuna, avocado, seared salmon, sesame dressing 
and sweet sauce

Sweet Fish is pretty sweet

Playa Vista’s neighborhood sushi bar gets high marks for quality, quantity and ambiance By Richard Foss (Richard@RichardFoss.com) One of the iniquities of mining towns of the American West was the company store — the sole s...



Letters

Be Kind – Share the Park Re: “Sounds of Summer,” feature, July 16 On Thursday, July 30, Marina del Rey will host Vanessa Williams in concert at Burton Chace Park. We are lucky to have her perform a free show,…


LaVidaSoCal: Spoiling it for the Rest of the Class

Airbnb is a great idea — until some people take things too far By Tony Peyser            Whenever I have a new column to write, I initially fortify myself with a triple espresso from Starbucks. Once rendered fully ...


Safdie argues that many of the new homes being built along Brooks Avenue in the heart of Oakwood 
don’t continue a unique Venice style of architecture, they caricature it

Power To Speak: The Dwellification of Venice

Once a catalyst for experimentation, Venice is letting its architecture get big, boxy and stale By Oren Safdie Venice Beach has always had the reputation of being on the cutting edge of design and fashion. Numerous architects e...



Phorage owner Perry Cheung (right) at the 
PPLA Food Fare
Photo by Michael Aushenker

The Pan-Asian Experience

Feast your way around the continent with Westchester’s Ayara Thai Cuisine and Playa del Rey’s Phorage ASAP By Michael Aushenker Pan-Asian cuisine has never been more popular in L.A. Luckyrice Los Angeles, an annual collabor...


Letters

Hard Times for the Homeless in Marina del Rey We moved to Marina del Rey a year ago and love living here, but with the arrival of summer the desperation of the homeless continues to grow. On a recent Wednesday…


Heather Roseborough specializes in cakes, brownies, 
wwtea cakes and gluten-free recipes
Photo by Richard Foss

Keeping it Fresh

Crave Dessert Company baker Heather Roseborough talks Gluten, Cupcakes and Banoffee Pie By Richard Foss If you rated kitchen tasks for their intimidation level, baking would be at the top of the list. Boiling is a cinch, anybod...



Letters

Vaccines make for Healthier Communities Re: “Gov. Brown Signs Mandatory Vaccinations Law,” news, July 2 As a community advocate and physician, I want to thank our legislators for their commitment to public health. Special t...






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