Past Stories
An artist’s rendering of the wetlands park planned for Via Marina
Image courtesy of the Hardage Group

New Hotels Clear Final Hurdle

Coastal Commission rejects appeal to halt construction on Via Marina By Gary Walker An artist’s rendering of the wetlands park planned for Via MarinaImage courtesy of the Hardage Group The California Coastal Commission has ...


Steve Napolitano, Janice Hahn and Ralph Pacheco

A Three-Way Race for Supervisor

Steve Napolitano, Janice Hahn and Ralph Pacheco battle to take over for termed-out Don Knabe By Gary Walker Steve Napolitano, Janice Hahn and Ralph Pacheco Representing 10 million people and managing a budget of more than $28...


News in Brief

Mariners Bay Fire Victim Dies in Hospital A man in his mid-50s who was in critical condition after last month’s fire at the Mariners Bay Apartments and Anchorage died on May 2, a fire investigator said. The Los Angeles County...



The recent $25-million renovation of the Marina Del Rey Hotel deserves some of the credit for increased tourism revenue, local officials say

Tourism Dollars Surge in Marina del Rey

Study finds a 21% single-year increase in visitor spending on the heels of hospitality upgrades By Gary Walker The recent $25-million renovation of the Marina Del Rey Hotel deserves some of the credit for increased tourism rev...


Globetrotting tenor 
Stefano Milani

Opera with an Ocean View

Stefano Milani sings at the Marina del Rey Marriott Globetrotting tenorStefano Milani From singing for Pope Benedict XVI in Rome to belting out Handel’s Messiah in Cuba, tenor Stefano Milani has traveled the world on the st...


Maryjane in the late 1960s, wearing a white linen garden dress she purchased from Joan Del Monte’s vintage shop in 1967

‘A Sea Shore Memoir’ and Other Stories

Maryjane, Joan Del Monte and Rita Friedman tell their tales in Marina del Rey Maryjane in the late 1960s, wearing a white linen garden dress she purchased from Joan Del Monte’s vintage shop in 1967 Some people become so inv...



Jewelry Store Employee Foils Robbery in Marina del Rey

A man who attempted to clean out a jewelry store in Marina del Rey got a free trip to jail instead, thanks to some quick thinking by one of the store’s employees. The would-be bandit walked into Ozel Jewelers in…


Despite Odd Twist, Mother’s Beach Puppy Drowning Case Remains Open

An animal cruelty investigation into the suspected drowning of a puppy at Mother’s Beach remains open despite a man’s claims that the dog died before he tied it to a shovel that was submerged by the rising tide. The brown&h...


Ocean Lifeguard Specialist John Van Duinwyk and Lifeguard Capt. Andrew Greger received special honors from L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe for saving six people, including a baby, from a burning boat outside the marina
Photo by Diandra Jay

A Hero’s Welcome

County honors lifeguards who saved five adults and a baby from a burning boat outside Marina del Rey harbor By Gary Walker Ocean Lifeguard Specialist John Van Duinwyk and Lifeguard Capt. Andrew Greger received special honors f...



Stagnant water in Oxford Basin Lagoon was a breeding ground for mosquitos 
while undergoing flood control repairs
Photo by Reta Moser / veniceupdtate.com

Mosquitos Thrived at Oxford Basin During West Nile Scare

Clogged lagoon bred “millions and millions” of them, though none tested positive for virus that proved fatal in Marina del Rey and Venice By Gary Walker Stagnant water in Oxford Basin Lagoon was a breeding ground for mosqu...






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