Category: Special Issues

Westside 2016 Holiday Guide

(Click here for page-turning version of the gift guide) Have It All at Marina Marketplace Find the perfect gift to fill out your holiday shopping list at Marina Marketplace. At this destination retail and entertainment center, holiday shoppers can grab a tasty bite, catch a movie and even find the fixings for a special holiday meal. The gift or gift card you’ve been looking for is waiting for you here. Marina Marketplace 13450 Maxella Ave., Ste. 240, Marina del Rey (310) 827-1740 |   Get in Shape with a Champion Ken Yasuda is a trainers’ trainer who can help you get in shape and take charge of your health forever. Ordinary people and professional athletes alike turn to Yasuda, a pro training coach and body builder, for specialized services that include customized workout and meal plans. Sign up to see serious results. Ken Yasuda | | A World of Scent, Sight, Touch & Home — Baby, Too! Petals ‘N’ Wax has established a niche as the Westside’s premier candle headquarters and a destination for fun gifts for all ages — including unique baby gifts. Find everything you’re looking for, even greeting cards, under one roof. Purchases over $100 earn a free small Petals ‘N’ Wax soy candle. Petals ‘N’ Wax Marina Marketplace | 13432 Maxella Ave., Marina del Rey (310) 305-8883   C&O Restaurants Gift...

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Editor’s Picks for Best of the Westside 2015

Best Place To Wear Your Poodle Skirt: Pann’s Everything outside these walls has changed, but inside it’s still 1958. The Coasters, the Everly Brothers and Johnny Otis remain the soundtrack of life under the tilted roof and off-kilter neon sign of this space-age diner, among the best-preserved examples of L.A.’s iconic Googie architecture of the ‘50s. Pann’s is no hipster hangout or tourist fling, but the place where Westchester locals go for famously good fried chicken, burgers and homemade malts. Even so, you’ll still see the occasional two-toned car with tailfins in the parking lot — a sign that...

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Summer Guide 2015

Click here for page turning version Westside Summer Calendar 2015 Sat., June 6 Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival Come for the paddleboard and ocean swim races, stay for a free festival that includes food, activities, a pop-up surfing museum and appearances by surf culture legends. Santa Monica Pier. (Youtube video from last year) Sun., June 7 Bartels’ Harley-Davidson Chili Cook-Off Westsiders bring their best chili recipes to the table from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a day of live music and tastings. Bartels’ Harley-Davidson, 4141 Lincoln Blvd. Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 823-1112; Sun., June 14 BOSTYX Catch a free outdoor concert tribute to Boston and Styx (led by former Boston member David Victor) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Concert Park in Playa Vista. Fri., June 19 “The Lego Movie” Free outdoor movie screening from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Central Park Bandshell in Playa Vista. Sat., June 20 Race Around the Marina Inaugural stand-up paddleboard race begins at 9 a.m., with live music and barbecue to follow, at Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. “Edward Scissorhands” An outdoor movie screening at 8:30 p.m. follows food truck service (5:30 p.m.) and a performance by the band OYLS (7 p.m.) at the Santa Monica High School Memorial Greek Amphitheatre, 601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $14.

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