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Eriyah Flynn tried to make a stand for one of the two tall eucalyptus 
trees that remained at Oxford Basin Lagoon shortly before they were cut down on Jan. 15
Photo by Jonathan Coffin

Speaking for the Trees

Activists and public officials are at loggerheads over the cutting of 650 trees in Oxford Basin Lagoon   By Joe Piasecki Where Los Angeles County officials see progress toward restoring native flora and fauna to Marina del Rey...


Out for a Saturday morning ride, John Rauschuber and 12-year-old son Weston maneuver their tandem bicycle through a hole cut in the fence near the shuttered bike trail access gate at Yvonne B. Burke Park
Photo by Joe Piasecki

Closed gate opens controversy

Vital shortcut onto Marina del Rey bike path welded shut, angering bicyclists and prompting safety concerns By Gary Walker To avoid a dicey rush-hour ride along congested Washington and Lincoln boulevards, bicycle commuter John...


Man found dead on beach in MdR

An adult man who may have been piloting a small inflatable boat in dense fog and heavy surf off the coastline just north of Marina del Rey harbor was found dead Monday by a passerby. Los Angeles County Fire Department…



Amy Tinney and her son Dylan remain optimistic about the future
Photo By Jorge M. Vargas Jr.

Mom for others needs a hand

Art of Birthing Center founder fights to help her teenage son battle a brain tumor By Joe Piasecki   Amy Tinney has been helping mothers bring children into the world for nearly 25 years — first as a hospital RN,…


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Holiday Boat Parade Winners

Click here to see videos of the boat parade. The 52nd annual Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade went off in grand style Saturday, with 63 brightly lit sail and power boats cruising up and down the harbor — the…


Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade videos

This year Liquid TV streamed live on YouTube the entire Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade. The live broadcast is hosted by Lisa Osborne and Mickey Czegledy (Laszlo). The first 22 minutes consists of an introduction by Lisa and...



Greg and Laverne Potter dazzled parade-goers last year
Photo by Pat Reynolds

2014 Marina del Rey: Holiday Boat Parade Official Program

Sat., Dec. 13, fireworks: 5.55pm, boat parade: 6:00pm Click here for page-turning version of the the program Time to set sail for fun By Pat Reynolds Each year in the middle of December, I make way out into the main…


Demonstrators rallied Tuesday to oppose the removal of 650 trees and shrubs from Oxford Basin Lagoon
Photo by Gary Walker

Activists battle Oxford Lagoon renovation

Opponents object to removal of hundreds of trees in flood control basin’s reboot as recreation area By Gary Walker More than a dozen protestors, many of them affiliated with local environmental groups, rallied Tuesday at the ...


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...



The county wants to divide Marina del Rey into four districts

County ratifies Marina del Rey Vision Statement

Strategic plan will guide ‘the big picture’ of growth and redevelopment in the harbor, Knabe says By Gary Walker The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Oct. 28 to approve the Marina del Rey Vision ...






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