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Local boater sets a course for Washington

Brent Roske, who lives on an uncommon boat in Marina del Rey harbor, is running an unconventional campaign for Congress By Pat Reynolds As I make my way along the sidewalk with the boats of Marina del Rey’s D Basin…


County regional planner Kevin Finkel addresses questions about the Marina del Rey Visioning Statement during Saturday’s meeting at Burton Chase Park

Marina del Rey makeover may not float with boaters

County plan to move boater facilities to Fisherman’s Village parcel has users worried they’ll get the short end of the deal By Pat Reynolds                       On Sat...


Boaters in Marina del Rey harbor are skeptical of claims that copper pollution requires a swift and expensive government response

The copper boat paint battle continues

By Pat Reynolds The issue of a potential ban on copper boat-bottom paint in Marina del Rey and a possible dredging of the entire harbor for environmental reasons have the local boating community rattled and concerned. And they ...



A plan to address copper pollution in Marina del Rey calls for dredging some 400 acres of harbor bottom

State board proposes dredging Marina del Rey: Pollution from copper boat paint is damaging the environment and there’s no easy solution in sight

                              By Pat Reynolds On a recent weekday morning in a small public meeting room in Marina del Rey, about two dozen residents he...


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Setting sail in murky waters: Marina del Rey boatman Aleks Taldykin dives into reality TV

By Pat Reynolds For anyone who has made their way around Del Rey Landing (also known as the fuel dock), gazed up at the massive mega-yachts and wondered what’s going on in there, I have a TV show for you…


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’Round-the-world race boat lands in Marina del Rey: An achievement in sailing research and design, the $6-million vessel is like a muscle car on the water

By Pat Reynolds To boaters, boats are not just boats. They’re a vehicle to places we aren’t designed to go, and for this we are forever grateful and always intrigued when we see something special. Up on stilts in a…



DAVE KIRBY holds up a handful of California spiny lobsters from a successful evening of lobster fishing on the Santa Monica Bay.

Spiny Lobster Season officially opens

By Pat Reynolds As of Sept. 28 anglers armed with hoop nets or divers using their bare hands will be taking to the crevices, underwater rocks and caves of Santa Monica Bay seeking out the tasty but nimble California spiny…


SARAH TIEFENTHALER, owner of Yogaqua, leads a yoga class at Mothers Beach in Marina del Rey, all performed on stand-up paddleboards.

Stand-up paddling on the rise in Marina del Rey

                        By Pat Reynolds Recently I was chatting with a friend and the conversation turned towards the rise in popularity of stand-up paddleboards withi...


DEL REY YACHT CLUB junior sailors (from left) Wills Johnson, Simone Staff and Chris Weis 
(holding first place trophy in Laser Radial Class) enjoyed sailing success at the US Sailing Junior Olympic Festival. Some of the young competitors have advanced on to compete at a junior championship in Texas. 
Photo courtesy of Del Rey Yacht Club

August is prime time in Marina del Rey

By Pat Reynolds August around Marina del Rey is what it’s all about. Although this area is a year-round boating haven, there’s no doubt that the warmer waters and consistently great weather makes this month prime time. Fact...



GINA NATOLI, supervising regional planner for the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning, is leading the visioning process for Marina del Rey.

Creating a vision for Marina del Rey’s future

By Pat Reynolds When I walk around the grounds of Marina del Rey, I feel like I am walking in the past and that feeling may be closer to reality than it seems. Nearly every place I go and what…