Past Stories
Stella Vaughan-Verk and Councilman Mike Bonin lead the way during a community bike ride she helped organize

Enterprising Teen Rallies Support for Safer Bike Routes in Del Rey and Playa Vista

Stella Vaughan-Verk and Councilman Mike Bonin lead the way during a community bike ride she helped organize Thanks in part to the work of one local student, more than 100 people recently joined L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin ...


Decomposing reeds and foliage in the Playa Vista Freshwater Marsh are causing the putrid odor that has invaded Playa Vista over the last month, according to the Ballona Conservancy.
Photo courtesy of Patti Londre

Playa Vista’s Big Stink

A rotten-egg smell that’s enveloped the neighborhood appears to be from decaying wetlands vegetation felled for mosquito abatement By Gary Walker Decomposing reeds and foliage in the Playa Vista Freshwater Marsh are causing ...


A Maker’s Mindset

Westside Neighborhood School is launching an experiential preschool in the heart of Silicon Beach By Menaka Gentle Exterior and Interior renderings of the coming WNS preschool at Beethoven Street and Coral Tree Place Anticipa...



Playa Vista Area Adds Nine More Acres

Freeway-adjacent lot will become a car dealership and more By Joe Piasecki [Editor’s note: The headline has been modified because the parcel was not part of the original Hughes Aircraft Company footprint, so it is not te...


Louie Cruz Beltran’s percussion arrangements travel the world

Afro-Cuban’s True Believer

Louie Cruz Beltran kicks off Playa Vista’s summer concert series to the beat of his own drum By Evan Henerson Louie Cruz Beltran’s percussion arrangements travel the world Over a career that has spanned four decades, Loui...


Runway at Playa Vista 
includes 217,000 square feet of retail space and 
400 apartment homes
Photo by Jorge M. Vargas Jr.

Runway at Playa Vista Sells for $475 Million

Runway at Playa Vistaincludes 217,000 square feet of retail space and400 apartment homesPhoto by Jorge M. Vargas Jr. The 14-acre retail and entertainment complex that took flight last year on what was once aviation mogul Howar...



Hughes Aviation Co. as it looked in the early 1970s — Howard wouldn’t recognize the place today

Hughes Aircraft Co.’s Legacy Comes out of Retirement

Exhibit seeks personal stories from those who worked for the former aviation tech giant in what is now Playa Vista By Christina Campodonico Hughes Aviation Co. as it looked in the early 1970s — Howard wouldn’t recognize th...


On one side of Dourone’s mural, a lone tree is crowded by buildings (left); on the other, a hand either adds or removes another tree

Does the Hand Give or Take?

The meaning of the mural outside Whole Foods Playa Vista is up to you By Christina Campodonico On one side of Dourone’s mural, a lone tree is crowded by buildings (left); on the other, a hand either adds or removes…


Playa Vista Launches New Homes, Expanded Bus Service

Playa Vista is celebrating new bus service to Culver City and 85 new homes coming onto the market. On Dec. 14, Culver CityBus Line 4 extended its route down Jefferson Boulevard to include stops at E.A. Way and across the…



Playa Vista Elementary School is expanding to include a satellite campus in Westchester

Playa Vista Parents Push for Locals-Only Middle School

LAUSD approves Playa Vista Elementary overflow satellite on Orville Wright campus but insists that sixth graders mix with other kids By Gary Walker Playa Vista Elementary School is expanding to include a satellite campus in We...






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