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Oxford Basin Refugees in Mar Vista Re: “Trouble in Paradise,” opinion, May 14 Even before reading this piece, I’d had it in mind to send in an epilogue about the demise of the Oxford Lagoon habitat. I live in Mar…


Kelly Hayes-Raitt with her mother and brother in 1966

Living Large in Limbo: Mothers for Fair Child Support

In custody battles, women usually get the kids — but not the money to raise them By Kelly Hayes-Raitt David Pisarra is a Santa Monica lawyer who specializes in the worst type of legal practice — family law, where mean…


The Emerald takes a crew of military veterans on a voyage into Santa Monica Bay. The Challenges Foundation is unable to resume its therapy efforts until they can find a new place to dock the vintage sailboat.
Photo by Pat Reynolds

Sailing Therapy Program for Veterans Encounters Rough Waters

Marina del Rey’s the Challenges Foundation suspends operations as organizers look for a new place to dock By Pat Reynolds It is a powerful thing to be out on the open water with men who have returned from war broken…



Steve Lanzarotto is still discovering new favorite pasta varietiesw 
Photo by Richard Foss

The Art of Pasta

Sorrento Italian Market import specialist Steve Lanzarotto knows his noodles By Richard Foss (Richard@RichardFoss.com) A century ago, pasta was disdained by middle-class Americans as the food of poor foreigners. But then a move...


Editorial: Homelessness won’t solve itself

Andrew Keegan can’t seem to catch a break. International media have had a field day poking fun at the teen heart-throb actor’s latest role as co-founder of the Rose Avenue spiritual center Full Circle. The situation was no ...


Letters

Plan for Fisherman’s Village is crass, misguided See “A Bigger, Busier Fisherman’s Village,” page 9 If the developer’s redesign for Marina del Rey’s Fisherman’s Village goes forward, the public recreational intere...



A public memorial to Brendon Glenn on Windward Avenue
Photo by Joe Piasecki

La Vida SoCal: A Time for Transparency

LAPD should release video of the Brendon Glenn shooting in Venice By Tony Peyser When “Fruitvale Station” came out in 2013, the film seemed like a bold idea: the dramatic retelling of how an unarmed young black man was kill...


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Living Large in Limbo: A Medal of Honor Long Overdue

On Memorial Day, think of Maj. Gabriel Navarrete and the Mexican-American infantry unit who gave all in World War II By Kelly Hayes-Raitt Bill Lansford fought in World War II. He fought in Korea. And then the late Playa del&hel...


The Moo Mì: braised short rib with mortar-pounded chili paste, lime, lemongrass, ginger and chili-mayo sauce served on a French baguette
Photo by Mike Ryan

Imperialism’s Kitchen

The French occupation of Indochina forged what may be the perfect sandwich: the bánh mì By Mike Ryan (mikeryan1121@gmail.com) Under the dark imperialist cloud of France’s occupation of Southeast Asia arose a silver-lined sa...



What might look like a dive bar from the outside (and on the inside many nights of the week) is more like a nightclub on Tuesday evenings when classes are in session

Songs by the Glass

Thanks to Karaoke with Kiki, the Prince O’ Whales is an unlikely college hotspot on Tuesday nights By Ellie O’Brian For a college student in West Los Angeles, the Prince O’Whales is a rite of passage. Of all the local&hel...






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