Past Stories
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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...


Lieu and Greuel will run to replace Waxman

By Gary Walker On the heels of this week’s surprise retirement announcement by veteran Rep. Henry Waxman (D- Beverly Hills), state Sen. Ted Lieu said Thursday that he will run to fill the seat Waxman is leaving behind. “I l...


Chris Graves, left, and Dave Venghaus Jr. give toys to a patient at Children’s Hospital on Monday

A tradition of giving: Filmmaker Dave Venghaus Jr., a Playa del Rey resident, helps bring Christmas to patients at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

By Joe Piasecki Kids at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles can’t be home at Christmas, so Dave Venghaus Jr. brings the holiday to them. On Monday, Venghaus — a Playa del Rey resident who did directing work on the Hollywood b...



The latest rendering of the proposed Legado Del Mar development in Playa del Rey, which was recently scaled back to include a smaller retail footprint

Council tables Legado Del Mar decision for two months: Developer concessions not enough to reverse the tide of neighborhood opposition in Playa del Rey

By Gary Walker Just two weeks after getting the apparent blessing of a Neighborhood Council of Westchester-Playa subcommittee, the proposed Legado Del Mar development at 138 Culver Blvd. hit another roadblock on Dec. 3. Failing...


Outlaws Bar & Grille, a long-time Culver Boulevard restaurant, closed earlier this month

No room for Outlaws in Playa del Rey: Restaurant’s closure points up changes coming to the neighborhood

By Gary Walker Outlaws Bar & Grille, a fixture in Playa del Rey since 1984, closed for business earlier this month — a signal, according to some residents, of further changes to come in the neighborhood. The 230 Culver Bl...


The Westside’s Soccer Shots youth sports program teaches teamwork off the field with a planned food drive

Taking a shot at hunger: Youth soccer program’s ambitious goal: Feed 400 hungry people

By Julia Arciga For the Westside youth sports program Soccer Shots L.A., Thanksgiving generosity is coming early this year — and in a one-ton package. The Playa del Rey-based organization wraps up its first annual Thanksgivin...



MR. RECYCLE AND CLEAN L.A. were part of an interactive event at the Hyperion 
Treatment Plant in Playa del Rey Sept. 16 at the grand opening of the Los Angeles Environmental Learning Center.

Playa del Rey: Interactive environmental center displays sustainability goals

By Gary Walker High-ranking city officials joined students from the Los Angeles Unified School District and sanitation representatives at the grand opening of an interactive educational facility at the Hyperion Treatment Plant ...