Past Stories
A lawsuit claims that city and county officials have created 
a public nuisance by failing to enforce an overnight camping ban along Venice Beach
Photo by Mark Ryavec

Power To Speak: Venice Beach is not a campground

It’s time for the city and county to end permanent homeless encampments that pose safety risks to residents By Mark Ryavec   Editor’s Note: The author is president of the Venice Stakeholders Association. The murder of ...


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Cats, not poison Re: “County sends rodents packing,” news, Nov. 26 In addressing the rat infestation in Westchester, I hope the county did not use rat poisons. Those spread throughout the food chain, as has been found with ...


Tamara’s Tamales chef Alice Trapp, who wrote a book on tamales, shows off her banana-leaf and corn-husk creations
Photo by Jorge M. Vargas Jr.

An ancient tradition in good hands

Tamara’s Tamales puts a contemporary spin on a Mexican classic By Richard Foss (Richard@RichardFoss.com) The modern chef is assumed to be a versatile character, a jack-of-all-trades who moves effortlessly between techniques a...



From Persian kebabs (above) to Italian classics, Jino’s Pars brings out the best 
in two cuisines

A tale of two menus

Jino’s Pars navigates the unlikely pairing of Italian and Persian cuisines with great success By Richard Foss (Richard@RichardFoss.com) Some multicultural restaurants are a product of culinary inspiration, while others are sp...


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Venice council is out of touch Re: “United in Opposition,” letters, Nov. 20 Roxanne Brown’s letter concerning the proposed modifications to Kim’s Market at the corner of Venice Boulevard and Ocean Avenue in Venice gets ...


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Marina growth means more headaches Re: “A gem in need of some polish,” power to speak, Nov. 13 It is quite clear that L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe and other county officials do not live in Marina del Rey. Continually&he...



Steak done right at Whiskey Red's

Toast the chef at Whiskey Red’s

Waterfront views pair well with a menu heavy on the classics By Richard Foss (Richard@RichardFoss.com) There’s an industry of branding consultants who spend lots of time coming up with business names that sound clever, intrig...


Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse General Manager Janette Han, LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce President Christina Davis, Fred Sutton of L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin’s office and Meals on Wheels West Executive Director Chris Baca toast the opening of Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Marina del Rey during the restaurant’s “steak cutting” ceremony on Nov. 17.

Bizz Buzz: a monthly dispatch of interesting business news

Compiled by Michael Aushenker Openings Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse celebrated the grand opening of its new Marina del Rey restaurant on Nov. 17 with an official “steak cutting” and a $2,500 donation presented to Meals on Whee...


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Your ‘dead zone’ is our peace and quiet Re: “Gjusta opposition grows,” news, Nov. 20 More residents are joining the cause to oppose a change of use to “restaurant with liquor license” for Gjusta, the so-called baker...



A plane takes off in July from Santa Monica Airport, the city’s most controversial piece of real estate

Airport vote is a bellwether for change

Now is not the time to be timid about addressing the impacts of SMO By Martin Rubin Thank you Santa Monica voters for seeing your way through the thick smoke of deceit blown over the city by the aviation interests’…






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