The summer months saw a significant increase in the Marina’s permanent population with the opening of Pacific Harbor Apartments and Marina, Mariners Village and the first landside phase of Marina City.


One of the top promotional events for the Marina Area Chamber was the fourth annual “Day at Marina del Rey” on July 27th, sponsored by the Women’s Division. Hundreds of persons enjoyed harbor tours and lunch was served on the promenade deck of the Marina City Company facilities.


The Marina del Rey Argonaut began publication on a twice monthly basis, giving Marina, Marina Peninsula, and the Villa Marina residents and businessmen a complete community oriented newspaper featuring Marina news and features.


Buddy Epsen of television fame served as Grand Marshal of the Pioneer Skippers’ Ninth Annual Christmas Boat Parade Sunday evening, December 19th.