Pier 44 Redevelopment up for Discussion

Redevelopment agreements for Pier 44 and the Boatyard are going before the Small Craft Harbor Commission for approval on Wednesday, Jan. 13. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. at the Burton Chace Park Community Room, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey.

The plan for Pier 44 at 4635 Admiralty Way includes a waterside Trader Joe’s specialty grocery store, a new location for the West Marine boating supplies store, an 8,000-square-foot restaurant space and a new headquarters for the South Coast Corinthian Yacht Club. It was approved last year by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.

The Boatyard Marina project at 13555 Fiji Way would reconfigure the existing marina with a reduction of 42 boat slips. It has yet to receive final county approval.

The full agenda and meeting materials should be posted by Saturday at beaches.lacounty.gov.

— Gary Walker


Elderly Woman Survives Westchester Blaze

A 73-year-old woman was being treated for smoke inhalation during what firefighters described as a “heavy fire” at her Westchester home on Monday afternoon.

Firefighters responded to the residence in the 5500 block of West 77th Street at about 1:30 p.m. and quickly extinguished the blaze, L.A. Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphreys said.

“There was a very high volume of flames,” said Humphreys to explain the term “heavy fire.”

The cause of the fire was electrical and the woman remains in stable condition, he said.

— Gary Walker


Have Ideas about Parks?

Marina del Rey residents are invited to weigh in on how Los Angeles County officials should prioritize upcoming parks-related spending during a meeting from 2 to 3:30p.m. on Jan. 30 at the Burton Chace Park Community Room, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey.

The meeting is part of an effort to assess recreation needs throughout the county, including park repairs, expanded amenities and additional recreational programs. For more information, visit lacountyparkneeds.org.

— Gary Walker