Nearly 700 people voted over two days to fill ten available seats on the board of directors of the Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa del Rey.

The annual election was held over two days — Monday, April 4th, at the Westchester Woman’s Club and Wednesday, April 6th, at the CenterPointe Club in Playa Vista.

The Westchester/Playa del Rey Neighborhood Council board of directors is comprised of 31 board positions, representing residents, business people, community volunteers and others.

The Neighborhood Council area is divided into 15 residential districts designed to assure that each segment of the community is well represented on the board.

The remaining 16 seats are comprised of five at-large members and a series of seats designed to encompass the widest representation of the community as possible.

Following are the official preliminary vote counts for the ten seats on this year’s ballot. Each seat is for a three-year term. The winners are listed in bold face:

Residential Area 1:

Don Doyle 372

Bob Hughes 118

Deepa Radhakrishna Iyengar 51

Residential Area 4:

Rob Weldon 418

Steven Matilla 75

Marc Ventimiglia 34

Viktor Nehring 21

Residential Area 7:

John Ruhlen 500

Residential Area 10:

David Coffin 446

Tony Stribling 79

Residential Area 13:

Kathy Bartlow-Santos 491

At-Large (two elected):

Judith Ciancimino 412

Pam DeArmas 366

Edgar Saenz 109

James Blumenthal 92

Andrew Lyons 52

John Loizeaux 13

Income Property:

Patricia Morrison Lyon 472

Jon Teitell 72


David Gray 501

LAX (Los Angeles International Airport):

Barbara Yamamoto 516

Of the 672 ballots cast, 95 provisional ballots were not included in the final totals because they were cast by people who were not verified stakeholders by the Thursday, March 31st, deadline.

The deadline for any challenges to the election was midnight Tuesday, April 12th.

If no challenges were received, the election results would become final.

The newly elected board members are expected to take their seats on the board at the Neighborhood Council Tuesday, May 3rd, meeting.

Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa del Rey information, or (213) 473-7023.

FASHION SHOW — The Rotary Club of Westchester will hold its Third Annual Employee Appreciation Day Fashion Show from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27th, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5985 Century Blvd., Westchester.

Employers and managers are encouraged to bring their staffs for a luncheon event where local firemen, police officers and sheriff’s deputies will model terrific fashions from Mervyn’s in Westchester.

Male and female models will be displaying a range of outfits from casual wear and business wear to swim wear.

Seats are $35. Proceeds will benefit Rotary efforts to eradicate polio throughout the world.

“This is a very fun event, and the proceeds go to a great cause,” said Rotary Club of Westchester president Rich Musella.

“This is a great way to show all the people in your office that you appreciate them and thank them for a job well done.”

Reservations, Christina Davis at (310) 645-5152.

CHAMBERFEST — The public is invited to the Westchester/ LAXñMarina del Rey Chamber of Commerce ChamberFest, an exciting event full of music, fun, food and networking.

The ChamberFest will be held from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 28th, at the Marina del Rey Hotel, 13534 Bali Way, in Marina del Rey. Admission and parking for the event are free.

More than 75 businesses are expected to be showcasing their products and services. In addition to exhibits by retail merchants and business-to-business vendors, ChamberFest will feature entertainment and giveaways.

There will be an art show and “A Mini-Taste of the Chamber,” in which area restaurants and hotels will provide samples of their food so that visitors can become more familiar with their offerings.

Live music will be provided by Nate Middleton and Island Jam, and “street performers” such as face painters, jugglers and slight-of-hand specialists will be wandering through ChamberFest, providing entertainment for both exhibitors and guests.

ChamberFest will feature cross-promotion efforts with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, which will be the beneficiary of a portion of the proceeds.

Information, the Westchester-LAX/Marina del Rey Chamber, (310) 645-5151.