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Creative Playground

Liam Collins, head of YouTube Space L.A., works to level the playing field for independent video producers By Joe Piasecki The biggest, busiest television studio west of the 405 has nothing to do with traditional TV. With seve...


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Recovering memories, one note at a time

          The Sunrise Serenaders use music to help Alzheimer’s and dementia patients feel like themselves again By Susan Courtright   The residents of the Sunrise Retirement Center in Playa Vist...


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Making the best better

Andy Walshe, director of high performance for Red Bull, on how using technology to ‘hack’ talent and creativity can help solve the world’s problems It was October 2012 and YouTube viewers were transfixed to their screens ...



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Building New Angeles

Equal parts retail hub, Silicon Beach hotspot and idyllic suburban enclave, Playa Vista approaches the completion of its great Westside experiment By Joe Piasecki                   ...


City Controller Ron Galperin demonstrates Control Panel L.A. at YouTube Space Los Angeles in Playa Vista

Geeking out for good government

City Controller demonstrates new open data portal to L.A.’s finances during event at YouTube’s Playa Vista campus By Gary Walker                       Want to know what...


Paul Grover was jogging along Lincoln Boulevard when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Jan. 9 near LMU Drive

Victim of hit-and-run crash near LMU dies of his injuries

Paul Kevin Grover, 62, was struck on Jan. 9 while jogging along Lincoln Boulevard By Gary Walker A Playa Vista man who was struck by a hit-and-run driver near Loyola Marymount University has died from his injuries. Paul Kevin G...



Driver flees crash after striking jogger near LMU

The victim is in critical condition and the driver remains at large, according to police By Joe Piasecki Los Angeles police are searching for a driver who ran down a jogger on Thursday near Loyola Marymount University and then ...


Clippers star Blake Griffin  Players practice Sunday at the Clippers’ Playa Vista headquarters

Hoop Dreams: Will the Clippers become L.A.’s team in 2014?

                            By Gary Walker The temperament of the Clippers wasn’t easy to read during a brief encounter with the press on Sunday inside the...


Playa Vista: Architectural firm chosen for new continuing care retirement complex

A planned interactive living facility for seniors in Playa Vista will be designed by the Los Angeles-based Gensler architectural firm. The new Fountainview at Gonda Westside complex will be a continuing care retirement communit...



Joint venture acquires office building near Playa Vista for creative space

A two-story office building totaling more than 118,000 square feet near Playa Vista has been acquired by the Canyon Catalyst Fund and Los Angeles-based Pacshore Partners. The office building, which houses eight office suites, i...