Past Stories
Capt. Chris Wade leads a dangerous mission to help fish, sharks and the planet

Like ‘Jaws,’ only different

SharkBoat Capt. Chris Wade heads from Marina del Rey to Costa Rica on a mission to combat pirate fishing When I walked into the main salon of the aging 73-foot steel research vessel parked at the fuel dock in Marina…


Mariners Village’s idyllic coastline could be in for some big changes if redevelopment plans go forward
Photo by Pat Reynolds

The trouble with Mariners Village

Redevelopment plans would increase public recreational access to Marina del Rey but also displace seabirds and forever alter a unique harbor landscape By Pat Reynolds When I take friends out sailing, on our way out to the ocean...


County officials are proposing an $8-million project to relocate the public boat launch on Fiji Way, drawing the ire of boaters Photo by Pat Reynolds

Rough waters ahead for boat launch relocation plan

Boaters, residents expected to speak out Wednesday on controversial Marina del Rey redevelopment proposal By Pat Reynolds Through the years I’ve seen some pretty testy local meetings happen in Marina del Rey. Pleading, scoffi...



Racers compete in the 2006 Regatta for Hope aboard a Martin 243

Collaboration bolsters Regatta for Hope

By Pat Reynolds Also this weekend, the Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club and the Del Rey Yacht Club have teamed up to help raise money for City of Hope, the prominent Southern California cancer research and treatment center....


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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...


Aleks Taldykin

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…






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