Past Stories

Letters

It’s time to share access to Mariners Village Re: “The trouble with Mariners Village,” nautical news, Sept. 11 I’ve read with great interest the letters and stories on the redevelopment plans for Mariners Village. I’v...


Capt. Chris Wade leads a dangerous mission to help fish, sharks and the planet

Like ‘Jaws,’ only different

SharkBoat Capt. Chris Wade heads from Marina del Rey to Costa Rica on a mission to combat pirate fishing When I walked into the main salon of the aging 73-foot steel research vessel parked at the fuel dock in Marina…


A chef uses hot charcoal to prepare kushiyaki at Sakura House
Photo by Richard Foss

Stick, meat, fire

The seemingly simple art of traditional Japanese barbecue can’t be taken for granted By Richard Foss (Richard@RichardFoss.com) I remember when I was taking a friend for his first taste of kushiyaki, the traditional Japanese b...



Letters

Speak up Tuesday about Mariners Village Would they bulldoze Bel Air or Beverly Hills? Would they massacre all of the mature trees in Manhattan Beach or Malibu? Of course not. So why do they want to remove the urban forest…


Mariners Village’s idyllic coastline could be in for some big changes if redevelopment plans go forward
Photo by Pat Reynolds

The trouble with Mariners Village

Redevelopment plans would increase public recreational access to Marina del Rey but also displace seabirds and forever alter a unique harbor landscape By Pat Reynolds When I take friends out sailing, on our way out to the ocean...


By Richard Foss

The Art of Wine

Master Restaurateur Piero Selvaggio, founder of Valentino Restaurant in Santa Monica, on the evolution of Italian wine and what that means for your next meal By Richard Foss In 1972, the quality and variety of Italian food and ...



Letters

Why not be clear? Re: “Plane speaking isn’t easy,” opinion, Aug. 28 I find it very interesting as well as unsettling to see both the Santa Monica City Attorney’s office and an attorney for the aviation groups responsibl...


Grain, the backroom whiskey bar at Playa Provisions

Choose your own adventure

Playa Provisions, a new four-eateries-in-one concept, offers great meals wherever you sit By Richard Foss (Richard@RichardFoss.com) There’s a certain type of understatement that is designed to impress, as when someone welcome...


Painter Radhika Hersey creates a cosmic portrait at the basement Art Crawl popup gallery at Full Circle
Photos by Denis Katrichenko

Work in progress

Venice Art Crawl celebrates its fourth year with live-painting, music and good cheer at Full Circle A party four years in the making, the Aug. 21 Venice Art Crawl anniversary event celebrated community collaboration and creativ...



Daniel Rolnik, who curated the bG Gallery’s Ultimate Beach exhibit in July, now has the keys to the building after taking over the lease from bG’s Airom Bleicher; he launches the Daniel Rolnik Gallery on Sept. 18

Biz Buzz: a monthly dispatch of interesting business news

OPENINGS AIKA Trading celebrated the grand opening of a flagship urban cycling store in Santa Monica on Aug. 16. The 2300 Lincoln Blvd. shop showcases top European cycling designs and accessories, including Royal Dutch Gazelle ...






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