Past Stories

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...


Deklan Emmersen displays a couple of the 500-plus letters he inspired his classmates to create
Photo by Joe Piasecki

A Heartfelt Salute

Playa Vista first-grader leads schoolwide letter-writing campaign to support active-duty military overseas By Gary Walker Deklan Emmersen displays a couple of the 500-plus letters he inspired his classmates to createPhoto by J...


A storm drain at Centinela Avenue and Teale Street in Playa Vista is completely clogged with vegetation
Photo by Linda McNally

DRAIN IN VAIN?

L.A. County Public Works has an app for that A storm drain at Centinela Avenue and Teale Street in Playa Vista is completely clogged with vegetationPhoto by Linda McNally A little green space can be a welcome addition to a&he...



Clippers Head Trainer Jasen Powell checks 
the injured hand of point guard Chris Paul during an Oct. 27 practice at the L.A. Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista. 
Photo by Ted Soqui

The Secret Sixth Man

How L.A. Clippers Head Trainer Jasen Powell works his magic in Playa Vista By Gary Walker Clippers Head Trainer Jasen Powell checksthe injured hand of point guard Chris Paul during an Oct. 27 practice at the L.A. Clippers Trai...






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