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Vocalists Loire Cotler (left) and Maeve Hoglund (right) sing about the news in a multimedia opera by JacobTV (center)

Not Quite ‘Fair and Balanced’

Finding inspiration (and terror) in Fox News, a Dutch composer rips an opera from the headlines Vocalists Loire Cotler (left) and Maeve Hoglund (right) sing about the news in a multimedia opera by JacobTV (center) By Christin...


Casey Maclean, 14, is riding his bike all the way to La Jolla for charity
Photo by Maria Martin

Wheels of Progress

A Marina del Rey teen is biking 130 miles to raise money for firefighters By Gary Walker Casey Maclean, 14, is riding his bike all the way to La Jolla for charityPhoto by Maria Martin With lights flashing and sirens…


Venice Beach Suites is among several properties that the city alleges were illegally converted from housing to vacation rentals

City Targets Airbnb-style Hotels in Venice

Lawsuit alleges illegal use of rental housing; one building owner says he’s played by the rules By Gary Walker Venice Beach Suites is among several properties that the city alleges were illegally converted from housing to va...



Photo by Maria Martin

#StandWithOrlando

Beach memorial focuses on the victims, not the shooter By Joe Piasecki Photo by Maria Martin Beyond the soundbites, statistics and political handwringing that dominated media coverage of the June 12 mass shooting at an Orland...


Playa Vista Area Adds Nine More Acres

Freeway-adjacent lot will become a car dealership and more By Joe Piasecki [Editor’s note: The headline has been modified because the parcel was not part of the original Hughes Aircraft Company footprint, so it is not te...


Working model of the new development footprint for Westchester Parkway 
Photo by Maria Martin

Smart Growth

New plan for 340 acres along Westchester Parkway downsizes development to emphasize open space Working model of the new development footprint for Westchester ParkwayPhoto by Maria Martin   By Joe Piasecki Twelve-story of...



A rendering depicts the planned seaside Trader Joe’s in Marina del Rey

Waterside Trader Joe’s Clears Another Hurdle

Developer plans to break ground soon on redevelopment of Pier 44 A rendering depicts the planned seaside Trader Joe’s in Marina del Rey By Gary Walker The California Coastal Commission has rejected an appeal against the red...


Judge Dismisses Murder Charges Against Cadillac Hotel Owner

Surveillance video and witness credibility issues did not support claims that Sris Sinnathamby ordered Venice boardwalk killing By Gary Walker A judge has dismissed the murder charges against Cadillac Hotel owner Sris Sinnatham...


Standing on the edge of the Ballona Wetlands in Playa del Rey, Rep. Ted Lieu makes the case that L.A.’s coastline should become part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

More Money for Beaches and Wetlands

Congressman wants to make Ballona and the coastline eligible for National Park Service funding Standing on the edge of the Ballona Wetlands in Playa del Rey, Rep. Ted Lieu makes the case that L.A.’s coastline should become p...



Hillary Clinton energized supporters during a Women For Hillary rally 
on Friday at West L.A. College in Culver City
Photo by Mia Duncans

Women Rule the Ballot Box on Election Day

Women Rule the Ballot Box on Election Day Clinton defeats Sanders, Hahn dominates supervisor contest, and it’s now Harris vs. Sanchez competing for the Senate in November By Joe Piasecki, Gary Walker and Christina Campodonico...






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