Past Stories
The Del Rey City Soccer Club takes its game to a new level — the National Premier Soccer League

Moving the ball forward

The Del Rey City Soccer Club takes its game to a new level — the National Premier Soccer League By Joe Piasecki Brian Perez wants to put Marina del Rey on the professional soccer map. President and co-owner of the…


Lisa Donna sings from — and about —the heart

From Del Rey with ‘Love’: Singer Lisa Donna serenades the season with a classy Christmas album

By Michael Aushenker From somewhere between the corporate compounds of Coral Tree and the nondescript storefronts along Centinela, a voice rings out clear as a bell from a brunette belle with dark, soulful eyes. The eight track...


Kendra Moore worries that another government shutdown could put Section 8 tenants in financial jeopardy.

Affordable housing rent hikes loom: Families in Venice, Del Rey to pay for Washington’s squabbles

                                By Gary Walker A resident of the 246-unit Breezes Del Mar affordable housing complex in Venice for nearly three dec...



Shooting stokes safety fears in Del Rey: Homeowner justified in killing knife-wielding attacker, police say

By Joe Piasecki Los Angeles police have ruled that a Del Rey homeowner who shot and killed a violent homeless intruder on Sept. 30 acted in legal self-defense, but the incident has left neighbors calling for more action to addr...


Bad Karma?: Jose Benitez shows the “karma tickets” that he and others were given by Citizens of the World.

Del Rey: Conflict simmers over traffic woes at Stoner Elementary

                          By Gary Walker Tensions are flaring over what Del Rey residents are calling an invasion of their neighborhood by a charter school sharin...


JACK AND CINDY JONES present a $1 million check to Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica President and CEO Aaron Young (right) to be used for the new community branch at Mar Vista Gardens in Del Rey.

Del Rey: Businessman donates $1 million to open Mar Vista Gardens Boys & Girls Club branch

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica’s new community branch at the Mar Vista Gardens apartment complex in Del Rey has received a $1 million donation from real estate businessman John D. “Jack” Jones. Jones, who has ...



Del Rey: City offers $50,000 reward for fatal shooting information

The Los Angeles City Council is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the suspect who fatally shot a 25-year-old Del Rey man in his vehicle Aug. 17. The victim, identified by police as Francisco...


A poet’s ‘Field’ of dreams

Go on, my friend. Don’t be afraid. Go forth to “The Field” Where all the lives are made. Pour your soul into that land And see what it will yield. Whatever you can be Awaits you in “The Field.” –…


A RESOLUTION BY LAUSD BOARD MEMBER STEVE ZIMMER calls for a public hearing before the “parent trigger” can be used.

‘Parent trigger’ law faces new guidelines following LAUSD board vote

By Gary Walker Parents with students in the Los Angeles Unified School District seeking to change the dynamics of their school by pulling the so-called “parent trigger” will now find it a bit more challenging following a vo...



Del Rey: Coin flip decides middle school’s bitter UTLA representative race

By Gary Walker Marina Del Rey Middle School teacher Leticia Escajeda was not expecting any major developments when she began her day June 10, but she ended up receiving the biggest surprise in a year full of uncertainty at scho...