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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...


he 90 seat Cine-
transformer truck trailer heads to the Jamaica Bay Inn on Sunday

Big on Shorts

The Marina del Rey Film Festival takes a stand for indie cinema By Menaka Gentle he 90 seat Cine-transformer truck trailer heads to the Jamaica Bay Inn on Sunday Chasing global box office returns, Hollywood studios have becom...


Betsy Butler says many California delegates were “really rude and disrespectful”

‘We Have a Lot of Work to Do’

A Clinton delegate from Marina del Rey finds inspiration in Philadelphia despite party divisions By Gary Walker Betsy Butler says many California delegates were “really rude and disrespectful” Philadelphia appeared to be ...



One of the stars of Old Fashioned Day in the Park is this elegant wooden yacht built in 1929

A Day of Old Fashioned Fun

Vintage yachts and classic cars take Burton Chace Park back in time By Christina Campodonico One of the stars of Old Fashioned Day in the Park is this elegant wooden yacht built in 1929 Marina del Rey may now be…


Another Driver Plunges into Marina del Rey Harbor

Los Angeles city firefighters rescued a driver who crashed through a railing and into Marina del Rey harbor last Thursday, marking the second time in eight months that a car has gone off the edge of Pacific Avenue and landed&he...


By Tuesday morning, county workers had removed most of the vegetation from the future park
Photo by Joe Piasecki

Wetlands Park Begins with Bare Earth

By Gary Walker By Tuesday morning, county workers had removed most of the vegetation from the future parkPhoto by Joe Piasecki Los Angeles County workers wasted no time this week in stripping all vegetation from the site of a...



Left: The renovated Oxford Basin Lagoon features 750 native trees and 45,000 drought-tolerant plants
Right: Local Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts pitched in to add a few more plants around the basin after the July 7 eopening ceremony
Photos by Martin Zamora

A New Beginning for Oxford Basin

$14.5-million renovation debuts with a few jeers but also plenty of cheers By Gary Walker Left: The renovated Oxford Basin Lagoon features 750 native trees and 45,000 drought-tolerant plantsRight: Local Girl Scouts and Boy Sco...


Cheryl Mollicone and Lulu are happily reunited

Man Dives into Marina del Rey Harbor to Rescue Blind Dog

Cheryl Mollicone and Lulu are happily reunited The owner of a small dog that nearly drowned in Marina del Rey harbor is thankful for a dog-loving Good Samaritan who dove into the water to save it. Cheryl Mollicone was walking&...


County workers were adding some finishing touches to Oxford Basin this week
Photo by Joe Piasecki

Oxford Basin Lives Again

Controversial $14.5-million facelift replaced all vegetation in the 10-acre flood control lagoon By Gary Walker County workers were adding some finishing touches to Oxford Basin this weekPhoto by Joe Piasecki After being stri...



Fireworks explode over Marina del Rey Harbor
Photo by Neil Budde

Celebrations with a Bang

Independence Day fireworks light up the night over Marina del Rey Harbor and West L.A. College By Christina Campodonico Fireworks explode over Marina del Rey HarborPhoto by Neil Budde The skies light up for the Fourth of July...