Past Stories

Marina will have a Boat Show, but no dredging this year

There will be an In-Water Boat Show in Marina del Rey this year. But there won’t be any dredging this year of the Marina del Rey entry channel. BOAT SHOW — The West-chester/LAX-Marina del Rey Chamber of Commerce will sp...


Marina entry northern channel shoaling up again

The northern entrance to Marina del Rey is almost half filled with silt and sand again. Sheriff’s officials are putting out buoys, warning boaters of the dangers. Interestingly, the shoaling almost drops straight down at ...


Forget about all that other news — this week’s big story is the groundhog

While other folks are focusing on the President’s State of the Union address, that new Supreme Court justice and the situation over there in Iraq, we are concentrating on the real story of the week — Groundhog Day. This...



Only two commissioners now to review Marina projects at Small Craft Harbor Commission

The County Marina del Rey Design Control Board will take public input at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, January 26th, in the Burton Chace Park on county plans to redevelop the Marina Beach — Mothers Beach — area. A day earlier in…


Now’s the time for your comments about proposed Mothers Beach project

Mothers Beach — officially called the Marina Beach — in Marina del Rey has had a rather sad reputation. The beach sits at the end of Basin D, a cul-de-sac of water that doesn’t get much — if any —…


Oops, county ‘overlooks’ getting permit for its own project — hauled downtown for hearing for a ‘retroactive’ permit

A rather run-of-the-mill posting of a hearing notice that had been placed on the county’s temporary park at Fiji Way and Lincoln Boulevard caught our eye. What big project could possibly be planned there, we wondered. Cer...



Coughing, sputtering and now a call for sandbags on New Year’s Eve

We go limping out of the old year, coughing and sputtering, feeling much like that old fellow with the scythe. Thank goodness there will be a new baby standing by to carry us all on into 2006. It’s amazing how…


Next week we distribute Argonaut a day early and celebrate another year

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, The Argonaut will be distributed a day early — Wednesday instead of the regular Thursday. Our paper will carry the usual Thursday date. Because of the early printing, advertising and news ...


Sequoia — a great alternative for weekend getaway

As we indicated last week, when we began the tale of our weekend getaway to Sequoia National Park, we had wanted to get into and out of the park before winter set in and the steep, narrow and winding roads…



A fall getaway to the mountains, short but sufficient

Having grown up in northern Idaho and western Montana, we have always loved the mountains. But we have spent too many years in Southern California to appreciate icy roads and the drudgery of dealing with tire chains. Trying to ...