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It’s Official: City Council wants to shut down Santa Monica Airport

By Gary Walker In a long-anticipated move, the Santa Monica City Council voted Tuesday night in favor of closing Santa Monica Airport as soon as legally permitted, hoping to do so by July 1, 2018. “Through our unanimous vote,...


Adam Acheson, the unofficial mayor of Marina del Rey’s historic Neptune Marina townhomes, is among the final holdouts of a community partying hard before it disappears to make way for new development. Photo by Maria Martin.

The Party’s Over at Neptune Marina

Marina del Rey’s oldest and most egalitarian community faces the wrecking ball By Jonathan Polakoff Adam Acheson, the unofficial mayor of Marina del Rey’s historic Neptune Marina townhomes, is among the final holdouts of a...


A recent in-progress photo of the California Incline and Idaho Trail Pedestrian Crossing
Photo courtesy of the City of Santa Monica

Up, Up and Away

A safer, stronger and wider California Incline reopens Sept. 1 By Gary Walker A recent in-progress photo of the California Incline and Idaho Trail Pedestrian CrossingPhoto courtesy of the City of Santa Monica After nearly 17 ...



Small World Books owner Mary Goodfader celebrates four decades in business on the boardwalk this Saturday
Photo by Maria Martin

Small World Books turns 40

In a digital world, print has found a niche on the Venice Boardwalk By Gary Walker Small World Books owner Mary Goodfader celebrates four decades in business on the boardwalk this SaturdayPhoto by Maria Martin When she moved ...


Neighborhood Council of Westchester-Playa President Cyndi Hench, Los Angeles World Airports Executive Director Deborah Flint, L.A. Airport Commissioner Valeria Velasco, L.A. City Councilman Bob Blumenfield, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin, Denny Schneider and Robert Ackerman celebrate the new agreement during an Aug. 17 press conference just outside LAX

LAX’s North Runway Will Stay Put

Historic agreement shelves plan to move it closer to Westchester and Playa del Rey By Gary Walker Neighborhood Council of Westchester-Playa President Cyndi Hench, Los Angeles World Airports Executive Director Deborah Flint, L....


Daniel Lee (center front) and supporters at his Culver City Council campaign kickoff party

Social Justice is his Guide

Grassroots organizer Daniel Lee draws inspiration from the Civil Rights Movement to empower others Daniel Lee (center front) and supporters at his Culver City Council campaign kickoff party By Regan Kibbee Driven by a passion...



Above: The cast of “Ghost Town”; Lower left: Vivian the Developer 
and her pup encounter Zelda; Lower Right: The Bungalow has a chat with Zelda

A ‘Ghost Town’ Full of Life

Cornerstone Theater united a diverse cast of Venetians to tell a story of Venice past and present Above: The cast of “Ghost Town”; Lower left: Vivian the Developerand her pup encounter Zelda; Lower Right: The Bungalow has ...


Noelle Noe and Veronica Elizondo Yzaguirre are sworn in as U.S. citizens
Photo by Ted Soqui

Living the Dream

Immigrant journeys come full circle as longtime locals become new Americans By Stephanie Case Noelle Noe and Veronica Elizondo Yzaguirre are sworn in as U.S. citizensPhoto by Ted Soqui On a late July morning, two weeks after ...


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LAX North Runway to Stay Put

Historic agreement shelves plan move it closer to Westchester and Playa del Rey By Gary Walker After years of mistrust, animosity and lawsuits, Los Angeles International Airport officials and an airport expansion opposition gr...



Ban Ki-moon and his wife greet a child refugee resettled in Los Angeles
Photos courtesy of the United Nations Association

‘Be Courageous and Brave’

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon offers encouragement for refugee families in L.A. By Gary Walker Ban Ki-moon and his wife greet a child refugee resettled in Los AngelesPhotos courtesy of the United Nations Association Duri...






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