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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...


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...






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