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Giant space shuttle tank arrives in L.A. by sea

The space shuttle external tank known as ET-94 never flew, but it finished a decidedly different journey, by sea, early Wednesday when it docked in Marina del Rey atop a sea barge. The 15-story tank began its journey last month from NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in Louisiana, where it was built, ...

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  • Banh mi goes gourmet; here's 11 of Los Angeles' best

    Banh mi goes gourmet; here's 11 of Los Angeles' best

    The latest wave of sandwich shops (Hero Shop, Superba Food + Bread, Trencher) and modern Vietnamese cafes (East Borough, Phorage) in Los Angeles have generated tantalizing new spins on banh mi, the beloved Vietnamese sandwich that is the culinary result of French colonialism in Southeast Asia. ...

  • Five Chinese restaurants where MSG isn't on the menu

    Five Chinese restaurants where MSG isn't on the menu

    Monosodium glutamate: Love it or hate it? Some people are convinced it’s toxic, though there isn't much science behind that claim. Others compare it with table salt. Regardless of which camp you fall into, it’s no secret that MSG is used heavily in restaurants – especially in traditional Chinese...

  • The A to Z of Los Angeles pizza

    The A to Z of Los Angeles pizza

    In celebration of National Pizza Day, here's a run-down of Los Angeles pizza, including go-to delivery spots, Chicago-style, New York-style, Neapolitan-style and New York-Naples hybrids. Here's where to get your gooey, cheesy, melty, crispy- and/or chewy-crusted pizza fix. 800 Degrees Neapolitan...

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  • No charges to be filed in loud Kardashian fireworks show off Marina del Rey

    No charges to be filed in loud Kardashian fireworks show off Marina del Rey

    No charges will be filed after a midweek summer fireworks show thrown by Khloe Kardashian off Marina del Rey startled and angered Westside residents. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office declined to file disturbing-the-peace charges against pyrotechnics operator Steven Jeffries because...

  • Body found along shore in Playa del Rey

    A body was found along the shore in Playa del Rey Sunday night, authorities said.  The body was found by a county lifeguard about 7 p.m. amid some rocks near Ballona Creek, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Gordon. Gordon said he did not know the person's age or gender, or the...

  • Kardashian fireworks scare sparks 'corrective action plan' from fire chief

    Kardashian fireworks scare sparks 'corrective action plan' from fire chief

    It’s not a perfume, clothing line or new reality TV show, but the Kardashians have now inspired a “corrective action plan.” Angry over a fireworks show that Khloe Kardashian threw in Marina Del Rey last month for her NBA star boyfriend, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors has ordered its fire...

  • Disruptive Kardashian fireworks show sparks calls for investigation

    Disruptive Kardashian fireworks show sparks calls for investigation

    Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe will present a motion Tuesday calling for an investigation into a loud midweek fireworks show, reportedly at a boat party thrown by Khloe Kardashian, that angered thousands of Westside residents. The eight-minute show shined brightly in the sky above Marina...

  • Fireworks display at Kardashian party frightens beach residents

    Fireworks display at Kardashian party frightens beach residents

    Residents of the beach communities on the Westside aren’t used to much noise at night. Neighbors turn down TVs by 10 p.m., and they tend to keep one another informed about any plans for loud parties. So when an eight-minute fireworks display lit up the sky just after midnight Tuesday, thousands...

  • Martial arts film star's Marina del Rey trophy home hits the market

    Martial arts film star's Marina del Rey trophy home hits the market

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, of martial arts film fame, has listed his Marina del Rey home for sale at $9.999 million. The custom home sits on a canal with cityscape and ocean views. The more than 7,500 square feet of living space on three stories contains a home theater, a gym, a wine cellar and an...

  • L.A. County supervisors delay vote on water cuts after complaints
    L.A. County supervisors delay vote on water cuts after complaints

    Los Angeles County supervisors agreed Tuesday to postpone a vote on proposed water use restrictions for customers served by the county waterworks districts after residents expressed alarm at the reductions and questioned the method used to calculate target levels. 

    Under the county's proposed plan,...

  • Actor Jon Bernthal of 'Walking Dead' lists storybook-style charmer in Venice
    Actor Jon Bernthal of 'Walking Dead' lists storybook-style charmer in Venice

    Actor Jon Bernthal of "Walking Dead" fame and his wife, Erin Angle, have listed their quaint cottage in Venice at $1.895 million.

    Built in 1926, the country English home is in the whimsical storybook style that became popular in that decade. The charming two-story has original hardwood floors,...

  • Three Dog Night (really), tall ships at Marina del Rey's 50th bash
    Three Dog Night (really), tall ships at Marina del Rey's 50th bash

    Happy birthday, Marina del Rey! The unincorporated area of L.A. County (it's not a city) will celebrate 50 years this weekend with tall ships, a boat parade, a cake, a free Three Dog Night concert and fireworks.

    The marina is among the world's largest man-made pleasure boat harbors. It has slips...

  • Hardball Democratic operative finds joy designing Christian vestments
    Hardball Democratic operative finds joy designing Christian vestments

    The question was rhetorical.

    "Can a boxer be a Christian?" Garry South asked. "Because you know what he does: He pounds the crap out of another human being. He draws blood!"

    South, a famously pugilistic political strategist, was neither apologizing nor seeking forgiveness as he answered, very much...

  • California overhauling its tsunami evacuation scenarios
    California overhauling its tsunami evacuation scenarios

    Emergency officials will soon be able to make improved tsunami evacuation orders as California writes detailed scenario plans, state authorities said Friday.

    State officials realized a flaw in existing tsunami evacuation plans during the 2011 Japanese tsunami: Local officials couldn’t order a limited...

  • USC start-up garage builds drones, wireless chargers, shopping apps
    USC start-up garage builds drones, wireless chargers, shopping apps

    USC’s metaphoric “start-up garage” is turning out some real businesses.

    The program, in its second year, offers students and alumni a combination of money and guidance from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

    Six of the 10 start-ups from the inaugural 2013 batch are faring well, according to...

  • Walter the sea lion pup is saved, but California rescuers are overwhelmed
    Walter the sea lion pup is saved, but California rescuers are overwhelmed

    Marina del Rey residents were surprised when a sea lion pup wandered into their apartment complex.

    They named him Walter.

    But getting help for Walter when he was spotted on Monday wasn't easy. He's just one sick pup amid a deluge of ailing sea lions currently overwhelming marine mammal rehabilitation...

  • Peter Billingsley lands pad with 900-square-foot terrace
    Peter Billingsley lands pad with 900-square-foot terrace

    Peter Billingsley, who endeared himself to moviegoers for his portrayal of Ralphie in the 1983 movie "A Christmas Story," has purchased a condominium in Marina del Rey for $1.025 million.

    The roomy, two-bedroom unit has 1,850 square feet of interior space plus a landscaped 900-square-foot terrace....

  • Grant Show and Katherine LaNasa to let Venice Craftsman
    Grant Show and Katherine LaNasa to let Venice Craftsman

    Actor Grant Show of “Melrose Place” fame and his wife, actress Katherine LaNasa, have put their home in Venice up for rent at $6,500 a month.

    Found along a walk street about a block from the beach, the 1920s Airplane Craftsman is distinguished by its pop-up second floor, pitched-gable roof and...

  • Grant Show and Katherine LaNasa to let Venice Craftsman
    Grant Show and Katherine LaNasa to let Venice Craftsman

    The three-bedroom Airplane Craftsman sits on a popular walk street about a block away from the Venice coastline.

  • Bucs safety Dashon Goldson lists Westside condo for rent
    Bucs safety Dashon Goldson lists Westside condo for rent

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson has listed a condominium unit in Marina del Rey for rent at $4,395 a month.

    The condo, found within the Azurra building, features wall-to-ceiling glass, a private balcony, two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in more than 1,400 square feet of living space.

    Building...

  • Dashon Goldson | Hot Property
    Dashon Goldson | Hot Property

    The Marina del Rey condominium has two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in more than 1,400 square feet of space.

  • Man missing since Dec. 24 last seen in Marina Del Rey
    Man missing since Dec. 24 last seen in Marina Del Rey

    Authorities are searching for a 71-year-old man who has been missing since Dec. 24.

    Marvin Leo Vital is a 155-pound black man who stands about 5 feet 8 inches tall. He was last spotted at a Union Bank in Marina del Rey, wearing a tan coat, black pants and a black beanie. He has black hair and brown...

  • Man found dead on Venice Beach identified as 61-year-old L.A. resident
    Man found dead on Venice Beach identified as 61-year-old L.A. resident

    A man found dead near the water's edge on Venice Beach has been identified as a 61-year-old Los Angeles resident.

    The man, Chong Nam Kwak, was found at about 1:50 p.m. Monday near the 5000 block of Ocean Front Walk in Marina Del Rey, said Lt. John Kades of the Los Angeles County coroner's office....

  • Celebrate Repeal Day with $1 cocktails and free moonshine
    Celebrate Repeal Day with $1 cocktails and free moonshine

    Friday is Repeal Day, a time to shake up a couple of martinis and celebrate the end of Prohibition. For those who may need to brush up on their history, on Dec. 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment, which prohibited the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages....

  • Annenberg Foundation suspends plan for Ballona Wetlands visitors center
    Annenberg Foundation suspends plan for Ballona Wetlands visitors center

    In a surprise move, the Annenberg Foundation has suspended its controversial plan to build a $50-million visitors center in the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve.

    Some wetlands proponents had criticized the proposal, first revealed by The Times in January 2013, because of Annenberg's intention...

  • Don Cheadle invests in tidy 1950s bungalow in Venice
    Don Cheadle invests in tidy 1950s bungalow in Venice

    Actor Don Cheadle, who stars in and produces “House of Lies,” has bought a bungalow in Venice for $894,000.

    The pied-a-terre of slightly more than 800 square feet sits on a tree-lined street near shopping, restaurants and the water. The midcentury single-story features a breakfast nook, a dining...

  • Vision for Marina del Rey approved by L.A. County Board of Supervisors
    Vision for Marina del Rey approved by L.A. County Board of Supervisors

    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a vision statement for Marina del Rey this week, with officials saying they hope to better guide the neighborhood’s development in coming years.

    The approval Tuesday marks the end of a months-long process in which county regional...

  • 49ers' Vernon Davis parts ways with condo in Marina del Rey
    49ers' Vernon Davis parts ways with condo in Marina del Rey

    San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis has sold a condominium unit in Marina del Rey for $822,000.

    The condo, found on the 11th floor of the Cove Residences building, features an open floor plan with an updated kitchen, a living/dining area, two bedrooms and two bathrooms in about 1,600 square...

  • 49ers' Vernon Davis parts ways with condo in Marina del Rey
    49ers' Vernon Davis parts ways with condo in Marina del Rey

    The 49ers tight end originally paid $735,000 for the unit, which has two bedrooms and two bathrooms in about 1,600 square feet of living space.

  • Young gray whale may have left Marina del Rey, headed to sea
    Young gray whale may have left Marina del Rey, headed to sea

    A young gray whale that swam into Marina del Rey harbor was not seen Wednesday morning, leading some to believe it returned to the ocean.

    The calf, which was about 18 feet long, was first spotted off the coast of Topanga Canyon on Tuesday, said Peter Wallerstein, president of Marine Animal Rescue. 

    ...

  • Gray whale swims into Marina del Rey's harbor
    Gray whale swims into Marina del Rey's harbor

    A young gray whale made its way into Marina del Rey’s harbor Tuesday evening, drawing onlookers and concern.

    The whale, about 18 feet long, swam into the harbor about 6 p.m., said Peter Wallerstein, president of Marine Animal Rescue. It had been traveling south along the coast earlier in the day,...

  • Ted Harbert's one-time house sells; his condo is up for grabs
    Ted Harbert's one-time house sells; his condo is up for grabs

    A Pacific Palisades home once owned by NBC Broadcasting Chairman Ted Harbert and his ex-wife, Susan, sold in Pacific Palisades recently for $13.275 million.  

    The East Coast-looking traditional was aptly described in the listing as “understated” and “elegant.” Inlaid wood floors, crown molding...

  • Lightning hits California beach; 1 dead, several hurt
    Lightning hits California beach; 1 dead, several hurt

    One man was killed and at least eight others were hurt when lightning from a rare band of summer thunderstorms struck Venice Beach on Sunday afternoon.

    The unidentified man in his 20s died after he was transported from Venice Beach to Marina Del Rey Hospital for treatment.

    A second man struck by...

  • Venice Beach hit by at least 4 lightning strikes; 1 dead, others hurt
    Venice Beach hit by at least 4 lightning strikes; 1 dead, others hurt

    One man was killed and at least eight others were hurt when lightning from a rare band of summer thunderstorms struck Venice Beach on Sunday afternoon.

    The unidentified man in his 20s died after he was transported from Venice Beach to Marina Del Rey Hospital for treatment.

    A second man struck by...

  • At least 9 people hit by lightning on L.A. beaches
    At least 9 people hit by lightning on L.A. beaches

    One man was killed and at least eight others were hurt when lightning from a rare band of summer thunderstorms struck Venice Beach in Los Angeles Sunday afternoon.

    The unidentified man in his 20s died after he was transported from Venice Beach to Marina Del Rey Hospital for treatment. 

    A second...

  • Akon produces a dazzling flip in Woodland Hills
    Akon produces a dazzling flip in Woodland Hills

    Akon, the R&B and hip-hop singer and producer, has put his ultra-modern home in Woodland Hills up for sale at $3.5 million.

    With the services of designer Miguel Rueda, Akon renovated the house for indoor-outdoor living, creating a focal point swimming pool and spa surrounded by three fire pits...

  • Events: Swine & Dine, truffles at Café del Rey, Crabfest 10 at Hungry Cat
    Events: Swine & Dine, truffles at Café del Rey, Crabfest 10 at Hungry Cat

    Chef Ray Garcia of Fig Restaurant in Santa Monica was just crowned the "King of Porc” after his win at the national Grand Cochon competition. To honor his win (and to boost his bragging rights), Fig is partnering with local farms to create the Swine & Dine dinner series.  The series is three nights...

  • Tom Hallick buys a condo in Marina del Rey
    Tom Hallick buys a condo in Marina del Rey

    Tom Hallick, the veteran actor and soap star, has bought a spot by the ocean in Marina del Rey for $630,000.

    The two-bedroom condo has a balcony and marina and city views from its fourth-floor perch.

    Interior details include travertine floors, slate countertops, stainless-steel appliances and maple...

  • Fourth of July: Where to eat and watch the fireworks
    Fourth of July: Where to eat and watch the fireworks

    Wondering where to watch the fireworks for the fourth of July Friday? Here are some restaurants where you can sit, grab a bite to eat and watch the show. Some places even have special holiday menus. 

    The Roof on Wilshire offers a sprawling view of the city, so chances are, you'll be able to catch...

  • Former Laker Elden Campbell nets sale in Marina del Rey
    Former Laker Elden Campbell nets sale in Marina del Rey

    Former Los Angeles Lakers forward-center Elden Campbell has sold his condominium residence in Marina del Rey for $770,000.

    The 1,929-square-foot floor plan includes a gourmet kitchen, three large closets, two fireplaces and two bedroom suites. Granite countertops, raised ceilings, and slate and...

  • Sunshine year-round
    Sunshine year-round

    We hear it all the time: “Southern California doesn’t have seasons.”

    And for those natives, who'd like nothing more than to instinctively retort such perceptions, I suggest you look no further than the image Jeff Beard shot last October. (Yes, that’s right … in October.)

    “It was a gorgeous day...

  • NFL safety Dashon Goldson seeks renter for Marina del Rey condo
    NFL safety Dashon Goldson seeks renter for Marina del Rey condo

    Known for his hard-hitting play on the gridiron, NFL All-Pro Dashon Goldson is now trying his hand at a new position: landlord. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety has listed a condominium in Marina del Rey for rent at $3,995 a month.

    The condo, found within the Cove high-rise, has a one-bedroom floor...

  • Hot Property: Dashon Goldson
    NFL safety Dashon Goldson seeks renter for Marina del Rey condo

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson is asking $3,995 a month to lease his luxury condo in Marina del Rey.

  • Lakers alum Elden Campbell shoots for sale in Marina del Rey
    Lakers alum Elden Campbell shoots for sale in Marina del Rey

    On the market in Marina del Rey is the residence of former Los Angeles Lakers forward-center Elden Campbell.

    The retired basketball pro is asking $799,000 for his 1,929-square-foot condominium. Offered turnkey ready, the two-bedroom unit features raised ceilings, slate and wood flooring and granite...

  • Fish die-off in Marina del Rey blamed on oxygen depletion
    Fish die-off in Marina del Rey blamed on oxygen depletion

    State wildlife officials investigating the die-off of thousands of anchovies in Marina del Rey over the weekend have concluded that the fish probably died because they sought refuge in the harbor, became trapped and used up all of the oxygen in the water.

    During an aerial survey of area beaches...

  • Mother Nature cleans up fish carcasses in Marina del Rey harbor
    Mother Nature cleans up fish carcasses in Marina del Rey harbor

    After thousands of dead fish floated to the surface inside a dock at a Marina del Rey harbor, authorities are leaving it to Mother Nature to pick up the mess.

    “The birds are here, cleaning them up en masse,” said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Brett McCann of the harbor master’s...

  • Thousands of dead fish blanket waters of Marina del Rey
    Thousands of dead fish blanket waters of Marina del Rey

    Workers had a stinky cleanup on their hands Sunday after thousands of foul-smelling dead fish floated to the surface in a small corner of Marina del Rey.

    Heaps of small fish washed up overnight, forming a carpet of carcasses among docks and boats in Basin A of the harbor, near Bora Bora Way.

    “There...

  • Supervisors OK higher parking, docking fees at L.A. County beaches
    Supervisors OK higher parking, docking fees at L.A. County beaches

    Fees for parking, special events and boat docking will increase at many of Los Angeles County's beaches and marinas following a vote Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors.

    Fees at facilities operated by the Department of Beaches and Harbors were last increased in 2009. The department proposed fee...

  • Taylor Kitsch lands Marina del Rey loft
    Taylor Kitsch lands Marina del Rey loft

    Taylor Kitsch of “Friday Night Lights” fame has bought a condo in Marina del Rey for $705,000.

    The loft, in the Marina Arts District, features dark wood floors, exposed ducts, high ceilings and 1,240 square feet of open concept space. There are two bathrooms and two parking spots in the gated underground...

  • Brent Roske drops out of Waxman seat race, endorses Williamson
    Brent Roske drops out of Waxman seat race, endorses Williamson

    TV producer-director Brent Roske said Friday he has dropped out of the crowded race to succeed Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) and is supporting spiritual teacher and best selling author Marianne Williamson.

    Roske, who has no party affiliation, was the first to enter the race, in July, months...

  • Kayak lessons in Marina del Rey
    Kayak lessons in Marina del Rey

    Eric Lassiter photographed a group of kids taking kayak lessons at Mother's Beach in Marina del Rey one foggy morning in January. 

    Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our Flickr page or reader submission galleryFollow us on Twitter...

  • Where to get Mother's Day brunch
    Where to get Mother's Day brunch

    Give mom the gift of brunch on Mother's Day. Here are some restaurants and bars around town offering brunch specials. 

    The Abbey Food + Bar will have a "drag-centric" brunch hosted by West Hollywood diva "Momma." All moms in attendance will receive a free mimosa with the purchase of an entree....

  • Celebrate spring with a bunny hop for adults, Easter egg hunts and more
    Celebrate spring with a bunny hop for adults, Easter egg hunts and more

    Is it just us, or are you also surprised to wake up and find that it's April already? And that Easter is just around the corner? Yep, it's true, and here are a few events to celebrate the season. If you know of other Easter, Passover and spring events, please share 'em in the comments section below.

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  • Spice market trip with 9021PHO's Kimmy Tang, home brewers unite, paella at Cafe del Rey
    Spice market trip with 9021PHO's Kimmy Tang, home brewers unite, paella at Cafe del Rey

    Chef Kimmy Tang of 9021PHO will host an Asian spice tour and lunch Saturday. Meet at a market in San Gabriel at 10 a.m. for a two-hour tour, during which Tang will show you which herbs and spices are used in her French-Vietnamese cooking. Then at 12:30 p.m., head to one of Tang's favorite restaurants...

  • 3.2 quake gives a quick shake to Westside

    A minor earthquake near Marina del Rey gave the Westside a mild jolt Friday evening.

    The quake measured 3.2, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It struck at 8:16 p.m.

    The epicenter was a mile southeast of Marina del Rey.

    The quick shake was categorized by the Geological Survey as weak to...

  • 70-foot boat runs aground south of Marina del Rey
    70-foot boat runs aground south of Marina del Rey

    A 70-foot powerboat anchored just south of Marina del Rey ran aground early Thursday.

    Officials said the captain of the Angelique awoke about 4:30 a.m. to the sound of the boat dragging its anchor.

    Attempts to start the vessel’s engines were unsuccessful, and before rescue boats could arrive, the...

  • Dated Marina del Rey to get a modern makeover
    Dated Marina del Rey to get a modern makeover

    Parts of the marina remain trapped in era when kitschy nautical and Polynesian themes were in vogue. Now county planners are pushing to make it relevant once more.

  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss Marina del Rey's pollution plan fight
    L.A. Now Live: Discuss Marina del Rey's pollution plan fight

    Join Times staff writer Matt Stevens at 9 a.m. Thursday for a discussion about boat owners in Marina del Rey who are resisting plans for the first extensive pollution cleanup in the area's history.

    On Thursday, the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board is scheduled to consider changes...

  • Proposed Marina del Rey copper cleanup provokes boater revolt
    Proposed Marina del Rey copper cleanup provokes boater revolt

    Marina del Rey boat owners oppose plan to strip polluting paint from hulls and fear they'll have to pay for removing copper from water.

  • Autistic girl's Make-A-Wish bike is stolen in Marina del Rey
    Autistic girl's Make-A-Wish bike is stolen in Marina del Rey

    To the thieves, it was just a bicycle — an electric-powered, orange-colored bike  they took from a Marina del Rey condominium complex.

    But what the two men stole was the joy that 12-year-old Mia Timbrello felt when she rode the three-wheeled bicycle that was given to her last April by the Make-A-Wish...

  • Former Marina del Rey security guard charged with murder
    Former Marina del Rey security guard charged with murder

    A former Marina del Rey security guard was charged with murder in connection with the slaying of his supervisor at an upscale apartment complex in the waterfront community, authorities said Wednesday evening.

    Byron Keith Street, 47, is accused of fatally shooting Patrick Odoikyene on Dec. 30 at...

  • Charges expected in shooting death of Marina del Rey security guard
    Charges expected in shooting death of Marina del Rey security guard

    A 47-year-old Inglewood man is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in connection with the killing of a security guard in Marina del Rey just before the end of the year.

    Byron Keith Street is due to be arraigned on charges of murder, burglary, felony vandalism and being a felon in possession of a...

  • Authorities release sketch of Marina del Rey shooting suspect
    Authorities release sketch of Marina del Rey shooting suspect

    Authorities are asking for the public’s help as they continue to investigate the shooting death of a security guard outside an upscale apartment complex in Marina del Rey.

    Patrick Odoikyene, 47, was discovered in a parking lot early Monday with multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Los Angeles...

  • Man shot outside Marina del Rey apartment complex is identified
    Man shot outside Marina del Rey apartment complex is identified

    A security guard found shot to death outside an upscale apartment complex in Marina del Rey has been identified as a South Los Angeles man.

    Patrick Odoikyene, 47, was discovered in a parking lot early Monday with multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He...

  • Man killed at Marina del Rey complex was a 'courtesy' patroller
    Man killed at Marina del Rey complex was a 'courtesy' patroller

    A man found shot to death early Monday outside an upscale apartment complex in Marina del Rey was a “courtesy patrol” team member.

    An email sent by General Manager Sue Kohan to residents at the Shores complex said "a terrible tragedy occurred" that "involved one of the members of our courtesy patrol...

  • Man found shot to death at Marina del Rey apartment complex
    Man found shot to death at Marina del Rey apartment complex

    A man was found shot to death early Monday in Marina del Rey, authorities said.

    Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide detectives were called to the Shores apartment complex in the 4200 block of Via Marina at about 3:25 a.m., Sgt. Carmen Arballo said.

    Police tape roped off the apartment complex's...

  • Earthquake: 2.8 quake strikes near Marina del Rey
    Earthquake: 2.8 quake strikes near Marina del Rey

    A shallow magnitude 2.8 earthquake was reported Thursday morning near Marina del Rey, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:53 a.m. PST at a depth of 5.6 miles.

    According to the USGS, the epicenter was two miles from Santa Monica and four miles from Culver City and...

  • Thanksgiving 2013: Where to eat out on the holiday
    Thanksgiving 2013: Where to eat out on the holiday

    Cooking a full Thanksgiving meal is a lot of work. If you'd like someone else to worry about the cooking, here are some places that will be open and ready to serve Thanksgiving lunch and dinner.  

    33 Taps is offering a special "Next Day" turkey sandwich on Thanksgiving and the week after. It's...

  • Lagree Method studio in Marina del Rey puts athletes in a sweat
    Lagree Method studio in Marina del Rey puts athletes in a sweat

    The Studio (MDR) in Marina del Rey uses a Pilates-inspired method called Lagree that challenges even top athletes, including Metta World Peace.

  • Boat sinks off Marina Del Rey coast; 2 men rescued
    Boat sinks off Marina Del Rey coast; 2 men rescued

    Two men were rescued from the waters off the Marina Del Rey coast Wednesday night after their boat capsized.

    The boat was outside the marina breakwater and somehow got tangled in a lobster net line after 7 p.m. and was taking on water, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    "When...

  • Chaya anniversary dinner, Cafe del Rey fishing excursion, Taste of Culver City
    Chaya anniversary dinner, Cafe del Rey fishing excursion, Taste of Culver City

    Chaya Brasserie Beverly Hills will celebrate the restaurant's 30th anniversary with a special two-night event. Michelin-star chef Kuniaki Kozuka, from the original Chaya in Japan, will visit the kitchen Oct. 18 and Oct. 19 for a collaboration dinner with Shigefumi Tachibe to prepare a special seven-course...

  • Aging Marina del Rey Hotel getting $20-million upgrade
    Aging Marina del Rey Hotel getting $20-million upgrade

    The Marina del Rey Hotel, the first hotel built in the public marina south of Venice, has closed for a $20-million renovation.

    Originally opened in 1964, the hotel on Bali Way was due for a makeover, owner Pacifica Hotels said. The upgrade will take until spring and is intended to earn the 160-room...

  • Budget design, small-space solutions anchor houseboat makeover
    Budget design, small-space solutions anchor houseboat makeover

    A water-view home with a patch of grass just didn’t float Misty Tosh’s boat, but when the television producer came upon a 1980s three-story houseboat in Marina del Rey, she dove right in.

    “It was a giant hunk of slapped-together junk — dark and dank, chopped up into tiny rooms with ladders between...

  • Worm farmer recycles furniture maker's sawdust into garden soil
    Worm farmer recycles furniture maker's sawdust into garden soil

    Furniture maker Cliff Spencer’s workshop in Marina del Rey is a long way from where Paul Vander Werf lives near Trona, northeast of Ridgecrest, Calif. In Trona, the area averages fewer than 4 inches of rain a year. The topsoil is high desert hard pan that bakes in summer and freezes in winter....

  • GymFlow helps users beat the crowd at gyms
    GymFlow helps users beat the crowd at gyms

    If you go to a gym to work out, you know the sinking feeling when you arrive only to find that it seems everyone who has a membership has decided to muscle up at the same time.

    But now there's an app for figuring out the times when the gym is going to be mega-crowded.

    GymFlow this week launched...

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