Past Stories
A Western Snowy Plover forages along the shoreline at Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey
Photo by Ted Soqui

Tiny bird, big challenge

Can the threatened Western Snowy Plover make a comeback at Dockweiler Beach? ( Click here for stories about human efforts have given several threatened or endangered species a fighting chance in the Ballona Wetlands) By Rebecc...

“50 Shades of Earl Grey” is the newest flavor in a line of teas by Angie McCartney

From Liverpool with love

Angie McCartney, stepmother of Sir Paul McCartney, launches a line of tea from her Playa del Rey garage By Michael Aushenker With “50 Shades of Grey” poised to be the hot ticket at this weekend’s box office, there’s a P...

The Legado Co. has been cited by the city for doing construction work on Jake’s Lot without a permit
Photo by Johnny Davis

Legado del Mar opposition grows

Councilman’s office comes out swinging against controversial Playa del Rey project By Gary Walker Citing safety concerns related to an underground chemical plume in the commercial heart of Playa del Rey, Los Angeles City Coun...

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...

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...


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...

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