Past Stories

Draft EIR includes plan to move LAX north runway closer to Westchester/Playa

The Specific Plan Amendment Study (SPAS) draft environmental impact report (DEIR) for Los Angeles International Airport was released July 27, to the apprehension of many Westchester and Playa del Rey residents concerned about p...


New principal appointed at St. Anastasia Catholic School

St. Anastasia Catholic School, a kindergarten through eighth-grade school in Playa del Rey, has announced the hiring of Mike Muir as its new principal. Muir was selected from a pool of more than 20 applicants. “We are truly b...


ERAM recommendations proposed in GAO report

The U.S. Government General Accountability Office (GAO) released a study last month recommending that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) require cost and schedule risk analysis, independent cost estimates and integrated ...



Beaches and Harbors asks community to help bring back July 4 fireworks in Marina del Rey

There was no Fourth of July fireworks celebration last year in Marina del Rey, and the reaction by the community was swift – anger, disbelief, and large-scale disappointment on behalf of adults and children who have come ...


Race car group honors Marina del Rey ‘Renaissance man’

Would you like to be a professional race car driver, a TV and movie director, or circumnavigate the globe? While most people would consider themselves fortunate to have achieved even one of these accomplishments, Marina del Rey...


Problematic FAA software program continues testing in Southern California

The conclusion of the two-part story regarding the Federal Aviation Administration’s testing of the En Route Automation Modernization system (ERAM) addresses reports to governmental commissions assessing the program and the e...



Problematic FAA software program continues testing in Southern California

This is Part I of a two-part story regarding the Federal Aviation Administration’s testing of the En Route Automation Modernization system BY HELGA GENDELL The En Route Automation Modernization system (ERAM) has been describe...


FAA backs off runway plan at Burbank airport, yet sticks by north runway plan for LAX

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority announced March 9 that it formally concurs with a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) finding that full compliance with FAA runway safety area standards at Bob Hope Airport in B...


Community members weigh in on proposed LAX north runway reconfiguration at Westchester town hall

Local residents and business owners provided input on the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Specific Plan Amendment Study and Notice of Preparation, which includes a proposal to reconfigure the north runways, at a town ha...



Playa del Rey Lagoon (in the forefront) adjacent to the main
channel in Marina del Rey during the early 1990s. (Photo by Greg Wenger)

Looking back on how the Marina was created: Part XXVIII — Conclusion

By Helga Gendell Part XXVIII is the conclusion of the Marina del Rey history series, with a follow-up of reported legal ramifications at the time for then state Sen. Alan Robbins and Mark Nathanson, a real estate developer and ...