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Mayor Eric Garcetti
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One Block at a Time

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Great Streets Initiative aims to inject new life into L.A., starting in the heart of Mar Vista By Joe Piasecki and Gary Walker They say nobody walks in L.A., but don’t tell that to Mayor Eric Garcetti....


Driver dies in crash at Mark Twain Middle School

A driver was killed on Wednesday afternoon in Mar Vista after losing control of his vehicle and crashing into a wall outside the Mark Twain Middle School library. No one else was hurt in the collision. The driver was identified...


Water main breaks in Mar Vista

Soil erosion was likely the cause of a ruptured water pipe that flooded a portion of South Walgrove Avenue near Mark Twain Middle School on Aug. 20, a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power spokesman said. A four-inch pipe&h...



Mar Vista hosts its inaugural Relay for Life on Saturday

Saturday marks Mar Vista’s first community-wide Relay for Life, a 12-hour American Cancer Society fundraising party and walkathon at the baseball fields near the Mar Vista Recreation Center. Hosted by the Mar Vista Community ...


Mar Vista plans inaugural Relay For Life

Community leaders in Mar Vista are organizing the neighborhood’s first-ever Relay For Life event on Aug. 16 at the baseball fields near the Mar Vista Recreation Center, 11430 Woodbine St. The American Cancer Society fundraise...


Cars plunge into channel after crash

A two-car collision in Mar Vista on Monday left one person injured after both vehicles plunged into a flood control channel near Sawtelle and Palms boulevard. The cars involved in the 6:30 a.m. crash, which remains under invest...



Fight for Pepy’s continues

Responding to a crowd of more than 200 supporters who gathered Tuesday at the Mar Vista Recreation Center, neighborhood council members lent their voices in support of efforts to stop the eviction of Pepy’s Galley from AMF Ma...


ON THE COVER: Joseph ‘Pepy’ Gonzalez maintains his post at Pepy’s Galley. PHOTO BY JOE PIASECKI.

Closing time

Neighbors unite in support of Pepy’s Galley, facing eviction in June after 44 years at AMF Mar Vista Lanes By Joe Piasecki Some say it’s a sign of changing times. Others see it as a front line in the battle…


Never painted Muscle Beach icon Arnold Schwarzenegger at 18th Avenue and Speedway in Venice

A ‘Touch of Venice’ and Mar Vista

Prolific muralist Jonas Never, discovered by Floyd’s 99 barbershops, leaves his mark by staying true to sense of place By Michael Aushenker Jonas Never’s career as a muralist started over a beer. About eight years ago, Neve...



The “pond-less waterfall” in Linda Levine’s backyard garden re-circulates and filters water to prevent waste

Westside homeowners go green

Mar Vista showcase celebrates eco-friendly choices that beautify neighborhoods By Gary Walker The steeply sloping front yard of Mar Vista attorney Les Hairrel’s Granville Avenue home is a dozen shades of green accentuated by ...






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