Past Stories

Opposition Brings Down Communications Tower

Plans to build at LAPD station in Del Rey cancelled after community pushback By Gary Walker A little-noticed plan to erect a 70-foot public safety broadband communications tower in Del Rey has been scrapped after neighborhood g...


Del Rey Council Casts Off No-Shows

Elected members get the boot for missing meetings By Gary Walker For the first time in recent memory, a Westside neighborhood council has voted to remove elected board members for failing to attend public meetings. On May 14, D...


Police conduct interviews near the location of the shooting | Photo by Mia Duncans

Police search for gunman in Mar Vista shooting

A Friday morning shooting near the corner of Centinella Avenue and Washington Place has triggered a massive police search for the suspect in surrounding areas that continued into Friday afternoon. The shooting occurred at 11:27...



Police believe Spice, a five-pound black-and-white poodle mix, was taken during a burglary in Del Rey
Photo courtesy of Sue Downing

LAPD investigates apparent Del Rey dognapping

One of two small dogs that disappeared during a burglary remains missing   By Gary Walker LAPD detectives are investigating the disappearance of two dogs — one of them returned last Saturday under mysterious circumstance...


Annenberg suspends $50-million Ballona involvement

Controversial plans to build a 46,000-square-foot environmental education center in the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve have apparently been shelved, with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announcing late Tuesd...


A house on the move

Del Rey-based digital effects studio goes independent in a rocky industry after management-led buyout By Michael Aushenker Del Rey-based House of Moves — a seasoned motion capture and animation studio with credits including t...



A body was found at Venice Santa Monica Free   Methodist Church on Thursday morning. | Photo by Elliot Stiller

Body found inside Del Rey church

                          Los Angeles police officers are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Thursday morning inside the Venice Santa Monica Fr...


ICT Research Scientist Ari Shapiro manipulates a digital avatar of himself that he created in about a minute using a Microsoft Kinect
Photo by Jorge M Vargas Jr.

Future Vision (continued)

Click here to read the beginning of the story…. A university-sponsored research center funded by the Office of Naval Research, U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Creative ...


The USC Institute for Creative Technologies’ Project Blueshark explores using virtual reality to control a Navy warship. 
Photo by Todd Richmond / USC Institute for Creative Technologies.

Future Vision

Playa Vista’s USC Institute for Creative Technologies is using virtual reality to transform movies, games, medicine, education and war By Joe Piasecki Hidden inside one of the many nondescript warehouse buildings north of Jef...



Del Rey council to discuss vandalism

The vandalism of Culver-Marina Little League facilities and theft of baseball equipment nearly two weeks ago is set for discussion during tonight’s Del Rey Neighborhood Council meeting at Del Rey Square, 11976 Culver Blvd., D...