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County landscaping plans for converting undeveloped freshwater marshland at Via Marina and Tahiti Way into a saltmarsh wetlands park
Image courtesy of L.A. County Dept. of Beaches and Harbors

Tiny Wetlands Turn into Battleground

Marina del Rey residents lash out against county’s plan to convert 1.5 acres of existing freshwater wetland into a saltwater marshland park By Gary Walker Plans to turn the last sliver of undeveloped land in Marina del Rey in...

Firefighters used a winch to extract the car from Marina del Rey harbor
Photos by Mia Duncan

Speeding Car Plunges into Marina del Rey Harbor

Witness says bloodied driver walked away from the crash at Pacific Avenue and Via Marina A car speeding southbound on Pacific Avenue crashed through the guardrail at Via Marina and plunged into Marina del Rey harbor on Tuesday ...

Photo by Ted Soqui

Race for Success

RowLA gets Girls on the Water and into College Story by Bonnie Eslinger As her quad cut through the glassy waters of Marina del Rey harbor one recent Saturday morning, Nicole Viviani saw another crew out of the corner of…

Christopher Rothschild Cleveland 
died from a single gunshot wound to the torso
Facebook photo

Deputies Probe Fatal Shooting in Marina del Rey

L.A. County Sheriff’s homicide investigators are still searching for clues in this weekend’s fatal shooting of a 27-year-old man in the parking lot of a popular restaurant on Washington Boulevard in Marina del Rey. Deputies...

An illustration of a California White Seabass by artist and marine biologist Amadeo Bachar (

Saving the Seabass

The Marina del Rey Anglers raise what they hope to catch By Bonnie Eslinger When local anglers head out from Marina del Rey to fish the waters of the Santa Monica Bay, their potential haul includes halibut, yellowtail and maybe...

Can we call it the Kardashian Rule?

Fire Department proposes new fireworks regulations to answer investigation of August’s midnight Marina del Rey fireworks By Gary Walker Anyone who plans to launch a fireworks show in Los Angeles County after 9 p.m. may soon n...

D.A. won’t file charges over Kardashian midnight fireworks

L.A. County Fire Department had cleared fireworks — even sent a fire captain to monitor them By Gary Walker Los Angeles County prosecutors have decided not to file criminal charges against the pyrotechnics operator who launch...

Khloe Kardashian
Photo by Kevin Winter/

L.A. County Orders Probe of Kardashian Fireworks Show

Yacht party’s surprise midnight pyrotechnics rattled residents of Marina del Rey and beyond By Gary Walker An eight-minute professional fireworks display launched outside the Marina del Rey breakwater at 11:59 p.m. last Tuesd...

Marina Del Rey Hospital will continue to provide emergency room services

Cedars-Sinai Buys Marina Del Rey Hospital

Weeks after unveiling plans to open a 32,000-square-foot medical facility in the Runway at Playa Vista retail and entertainment complex, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Tuesday announced the purchase of Marina Del Rey Hospital f...

The Corvette struck several cars along Lincoln Boulevard before plowing into 
a gas pump safety post at the Shell gas station on Fiji Way
Photo by Ryan Cliver

Speeding Corvette Crashes into MdR Gas Station

A brand-new silver Corvette with smoke billowing from its engine smashed into several cars at high velocity early Saturday morning before striking a metal safety post protecting a gas pump at the Shell gas station on Fiji Way. ...