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The leaseholder for Fisherman’s Village has unveiled renderings for a proposed ground-up remodel. The foreground of the above image, looking west, shows a retail center and pedestrian promenade. The image below shows a food court and parking structure as it would look from Fiji Way.
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A Bigger, Busier Fisherman’s Village

Hotel, environmental education center and waterfront promenade factor into overhaul plan By Gary Walker (Click here to see more renderings) A five-story hotel, a 30-foot waterfront promenade, a children’s playground and an en...


Flowering native plants flourish at one of several viewing stations along a serpentine walking path that county workers plan to install around Oxford Basin Lagoon. This new L.A. County Department of Public Works rendering, looking southwesterly with a Marina City Club tower in the background, depicts the area as it is expected to look 15 years from now.

Another Look at Oxford Basin Lagoon

County officials release new drawings that they say better depict planned upgrades to the Marina del Rey flood-control area and nature preserve By Joe Piasecki Los Angeles County officials ignited environmental controversy in J...


The operators of Fisherman’s Village are considering an extensive remodel that would better integrate waterfront activities
Photo by Pat Reynolds

Fisherman’s Village May Get a New Look

Conceptual drawings will debut Wednesday at a public meeting in Marina del Rey By Gary Walker The leaseholder for Marina del Rey’s iconic Fisherman’s Village is expected on Wednesday to unveil early conceptual drawings that...



Former Donkin’s Inn co-owner Helfried Fahrenholz (right), then-Donkin’s manager Suzanne Lenz and an unidentified friend entered a 1977 chili cook-off at the Marina City Club that was organized by resident automotive designer and race car driver Carroll Shelby 
(Shelby Mustangs).

MdR 50 Contest Winners: A Toast to Good Times Past

By Joe Piasecki Our recent special issue marking 50 years since the April 1965 formal dedication of Marina del Rey covered a lot of local history. Thanks to the Marina del Rey Historical Society, plenty of historical records an...


Marina del Rey’s 50th Celebration Videos

Marina Del Rey Hotel Grand Opening | Marina Del Rey, CA from Pure Cinema on Vimeo.…


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‘Women’s Libbers’ and Valley Girls — Gag Me with a Spoon!

Stories by and about women have certainly changed for the better since the days of ‘Marina Men’ By Ellie O’Brien Leading The Argonaut’s social media campaign for Marina del Rey’s 50th anniversary, I scoured 44 years ...



Don Knabe and a band of tall ship pirates cut the cake during Marina del Rey’s 50th anniversary ceremony on Friday at Burton Chace Park.

Marina del Rey Turns 50 with a Bang

Weekend celebration draws big crowds for tall ships, historic tours and Three Dog Night By Gary Walker and Joe Piasecki You know it’s a party when pirates help a Los Angeles County supervisor cut a cake with a sword. Marking&...


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Marina del Rey’s 50th anniversary Celebration

Party on, Marina del Rey Weekend festivities include cannon battles on tall ships, a classic car show and a free concert by Three Dog Night Pictures of our Past Watch Marina del Rey come to life before your eyes Good…



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Party on, Marina del Rey

A free three-day celebration with tall ships, classic cars and a concert by Three Dog Night marks the 50th birthday of the largest manmade small-craft harbor in the world By Michael Aushenker Dedicated on April 10, 1965, as a ...






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