Past Stories
Dry cleaning fluid and other hazardous waste has pooled below the former Del Rey Cleaners, seen here before it shuttered in 2007
Photo courtesy of Julie Ross

Toxic trouble in Playa del Rey

Toxic trouble in Playa del Rey  An underground chemical plume near the Ballona Wetlands complicates an already controversial development slated for Culver Boulevard By Gary Walker A subterranean plume of potentially carcinogen...


Obit

Morrey Plotkin, 1916 – 2014

Community volunteer and philanthropist was ‘the quintessential civic leader’ By Geoff Maleman Morrey Plotkin, who founded the Flight Path museum and provided critical support for Westchester Playa Village and the LAX Coasta...


Tessa the dog is recovering from her encounter with a coyote in Playa del Rey

Coyote attacks dog during morning walk in Playa del Rey

Animal gave chase as a resident and her terrier fled, biting the small dog several times By Gary Walker A coyote attacked a small dog out for a walk with its owner early Thursday morning in Playa del Rey, pursuing…



Rod Fasone

Rod’s Day raises funds and spirits

Playa del Rey gathering celebrates a life cut short by cancer while working for a cure By Gary Walker An avid scuba diver who was captain of his high school swim team, Rod Fasone was the picture of health. Also…


Emily Sang delivers her milestone May 8 speech

Where local leaders are made

Speakers by the Sea holds an open house welcoming people to master the art of public speaking By Michael Aushenker With its drab, gray cylinders, Playa del Rey’s Hyperion Treatment Center seems like a nondescript meeting plac...


An aerial view of Kids Ocean Day at Dockweiler in 2012

Kids Ocean Day coming to Dockweiler

Thousands of Los Angeles schoolchildren have been invited to celebrate Kids Ocean Day on May 15 at Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey. Students will learn about preventing ocean pollution, participate in beach cleanup acti...



Photo by Rob Klyver

Beached vessel stays put

                      A 70-foot wooden boat that washed ashore in Playa del Rey on Feb. 27 during heavy swells remains abandoned on the beach, a canvas for taggers as count...


Arrest, charges in Feb. 17 Playa del Rey gas leak

By Joe Piasecki and Gary Walker A 22-year-old man accused of starting Monday’s natural gas leak at the Southern California Gas Co. facility in Playa del Rey pleaded not guilty today to four felony charges, according to the Lo...


Fluke shifts gears to run for state Senate seat

By Gary Walker Attorney and women’s equality activist Sandra Fluke is running for office, but not for the Westside congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Henry Waxman (D- Beverly Hills). Fluke announced this week that she w...



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Ghost trimaran runs aground at Dockweiler

An unmanned 37-foot trimaran boat washed ashore Monday on Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey, leaving authorities trying to piece together what happened. Authorities located the vessel’s owner on Wednesday and don’t su...






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