Past Stories
LEFT: The Arutunian and Cuneo families would serve nearly 500 pounds of potatoes by night’s end
RIGHT: This year’s 50th Halloween Mini-Mansion party was like a neighborhood reunion party

Fifty Years of Hot Dogs and French Fries

The Arutunian Family continues a Halloween tradition in Playa del Rey By Gary Walker LEFT: The Arutunian and Cuneo families would serve nearly 500 pounds of potatoes by night’s endRIGHT: This year’s 50th Halloween Mini-Man...


The five Westchester and Playa del Rey houses featured in this year’s Holiday Home Tour will be decked out as perfect examples of how to decorate for Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas

‘Instant Christmas’

The 34th annual Holiday Home Tour keeps the spirit of the season — Halloween and Thanksgiving, too By Stephanie Case The five Westchester and Playa del Rey houses featured in this year’s Holiday Home Tour will be decked ou...


Tiny community, tense conflicts: The Jungle, 
as seen from the Playa del Rey bluffs
Photo by Inae Bloom

Neighbor vs. Neighbor

A fight over vacation rentals is tearing Playa del Rey apart By Gary Walker Tiny community, tense conflicts: The Jungle,as seen from the Playa del Rey bluffsPhoto by Inae Bloom In lower Playa del Rey, the signs are everywhere...



The Gillis is a competition to see who can have the most fun
Photo by Denny Smith

The Gillis Turns 46

A little leaner this time, the notoriously fun Playa del Rey volleyball tournament returns to its roots on Toes Beach By Christina Campodonico The Gillis is a competition to see who can have the most funPhoto by Denny Smith T...


Officer Hurt in Playa del Rey Hit-and-Run Crash

A man accused of fleeing the scene after crashing his car into a motorcycle cop in Playa del Rey was arrested on Tuesday following a two-hour police manhunt by air and by foot. The collision involving a Los Angeles Airport…


Dead Whale Washes Up on Dockweiler Beach

The decomposing carcass of a 45-foot humpback whale was towed out to sea from Dockweiler Beach last Friday night, clearing the area for Fourth of July weekend crowds. Los Angeles County lifeguards discovered the dead whale, est...



Wally, a 45-foot humpback whale, washed up on Dockweiler Beach on Thursday night. Photo by Max Rothschild.

Dead Whale Washes Ashore at Dockweiler

The 45-foot humpback had been tagged by scientists and named Wally Wally, a 45-foot humpback whale, washed up on Dockweiler Beach on Thursday night. Photo by Max Rothschild. By Gary Walker A decomposing humpback whale carcass...


Slowing the Playa del Rey Highway

City eyes safer pedestrian crossings and traffic-calming measures for Culver Boulevard By Gary Walker Frequent car crashes and persistent fears about pedestrian safety have city officials planning to install safer crosswalks an...


Man Dies after Crashing into Hyperion Treatment Plant

A man who police believe had been driving recklessly died on March 23 after crashing his car into a structure on the west end of the Hyperion Treatment Plant in Playa del Rey. The crash at the sewage plant occurred…



County workers snake a sand-clogged drain on the beach
Photo courtesy of Public Works

Plugged Storm Drains Cause Flooding in Playa del Rey

Two clogged storm drains flooded streets in downtown Playa del Rey with as much as three feet of water during Saturday’s rainstorm and forced the temporary closure of Caffe Pinguini Italian Restaurant. “Our crews unblocked ...






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