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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 ...



City sanitation workers will build a new sewer line through Marina del Rey (purple) to support the deteriorating Venice Force Main (red)
Image courtesy of the L.A. Bureau of Sanitation

Digging to avoid disaster

Sanitation workers will install new pipes along Via Marina, Pacific Avenue and Vista del Mar as back up for the area’s 54-year-old sewer main By Gary Walker There have been three water main breaks along Sunset Boulevard this ...


Retired Sheriff’s deputy Al Cohen greets Edgington’s widow during the memorial ceremony
Photo by Jorge M. Vargas Jr.

Memorial honors slain deputy

Harbor Patrol Cpl. Harold Edgington was killed in the line of duty 35 years ago at Mother’s Beach By Gary Walker Sept. 30, 1979, is a date Det. Tim Hazelwood of the Marina del Rey Sheriff’s Station will never forget.…


Andrey Melnichenko’s $300-million mega-yacht is too big for Marina del Rey harbor
Photo by Pat Reynolds

Now that’s a boat!

You know you’ve got a pretty nice-sized yacht when the largest man-made harbor in the United States isn’t big enough to accommodate you. Such was the case with the 394-foot, $300-million mega-yacht “A” that anchored jus...



Google’s Venice headquarters surprised Marina Del Rey Middle School teachers with a treasure trove of classroom supplies
Photos by Jorge M. Vargas Jr.

Google goes big in $1-million gift to schools

The tech giant funds all donorschoose.org requests by LAUSD teachers, starting with Marina Del Rey Middle School By Gary Walker Like many other local public schools, teachers and students at Marina Del Rey Middle School have ha...






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