Playa Vista People 05/19/2022

PLAYA VISTA PEOPLE READERS ENDORSE RICK CARUSO FOR L.A. MAYOR BY A LARGE MARGIN:

According to a recent poll of Playa Vista People readers, businessman Rick Caruso is their overwhelming choice to be the next mayor of Los Angeles. Over 76% of Playa Vista People readers in Playa Vista, Marina del Rey, Culver City, Playa del Rey, and Westchester expressed their support for the shopping center magnate to guide the city after the term of Eric Garcetti. Caruso trounced all others in the reader poll, with congresswoman Karen Bass coming in a distant second with 21%.

“Let’s face it, Los Angeles is in bad shape and needs a strong leader like Caruso,” said longtime Marina del Rey resident Howard G. “If the city is stupid enough to elect another political hack that’s been failing the voters for years, sometimes decades, we shouldn’t be surprised by the horrible results.”

Another Playa Vista reader commented that because of Caruso’s vast wealth, “he won’t have to suck up to the unions who have been helping ruin this city for decades. It is impossible to build a business the size of Mr. Caruso’s without being an astute, tough, disciplined leader [who] frankly doesn’t need the job.”

PLAYA – LENS:

Susan Pollack, 61, said she has noticed increases in the prices of many items, including meat, at her local Costco in Marina del Rey.

PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET CARNI

Carni lives in Playa del Rey

YES OR NO QUESTIONS:

Do you show affection in public?
–YOU BET
Do you have a retirement plan?
–NO
Do you think there is a hell?
–YES, IT IS GENERALLY CALLED THE 405 FREEWAY
Would you consider yourself an adrenaline junkie?
–I DON’T, BUT MY FRIENDS DO

PLAYA – LENS:

Culver City High School lacrosse, track teams take next championship steps. The Culver City boy’s lacrosse team played their CIF semifinal game last Wednesday against Aliso Niguel on the road. Aliso Niguel came into that game with an 18-2 overall record, and they had a league record of 9-0. Culver City was 12-7 and 7-0.

PLAYA – INTERVIEW: BENNY

Owner of Benny’s Tacos

How long have you had this location in Westchester?
–Of all the stores, we have had this one since 2011. I got it because it is close to LAX, the ocean view, and Marina del Rey.

What has been your surprise in that location? Has it been better or worse?
–A lot better than I thought. I had a place on Lincoln and Sunset and thought that would be the hottest place, but this place does 2x better. It might be because of the community, the schools, the airport, or the El Segundo area being so close.

What is the number No.1 secret to Benny’s Tacos’ success?
–Make the food fresh and made to order. We use fresh ingredients and do not cut back when an ingredient is expensive.

Are you going to open any more Benny’s Tacos around the area?
–Yes. I have two partners in different areas which helps me tremendously. We are looking to open two or three more locations. I am looking to open either in West L.A. or El Segundo.

PLAYA – LENS:

Magical hair in Culver City. Send your photos to us for publication.

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PLAYA – INTERVIEW: EVELYN TAPLIN

Owner of Petals ‘n’ Wax

How long have you had this location in Marina del Rey?
–In my current location, I have had this place for 9 years but have been in business for 43 years.

Why did you decide to open in Marina del Rey?
–I originally opened a store right across the street because it was a big store and I wanted to be in Marina del Rey. I bought my first business in Fisherman’s Village in 1978 and wanted to come back to the Marina.

Has it gone as well as you had hoped?
–Yes.

What is the big appeal to your store? What has made it successful over the last 9 years in Marina del Rey?
–We sell great candles. I describe my store as a world of scent, sight, touch, and tone, too.

You have been getting a lot of attention for all the crazy socks you sell. How did you hit upon this phenomenon?
–People want warm feet and it is a gift not out of the realm of people’s wallets. You can easily mail them and people love to get humorous gifts. Our socks are very humorous or have positive vibes.

You have had a lot of success over the years in retail. What role does humor play in the success of Petals ‘n’ Wax?
–A lot. I try to make people laugh when they come in here and it is my belief that when we all laugh, we are all much happier and you are more apt to give me more money.

PLAYA – LENS:

Modern life in Playa Vista. Send in your photos for publication.

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Beach Eats Returns To Marina Del Rey:

Beach Eats is back – bringing some of the most unique and popular local food trucks to Marina del Rey all summer long. Check out the food trucks and enjoy the beautiful sunsets and ocean breeze each Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. from May 12 to Oct. 27 at 14101 Panay Way, Marina del Rey. You can also order food online up to five days before each Thursday event, or directly at the food trucks on-site. Park at Lot #11 for $0.25 for each 10 minutes. There is a $2 minimum for credit card payments. Visit the Best Food Trucks website to check out the upcoming food truck schedule, order online, or try the Best Food Trucks app (Apple or Android).

PLAYA – RESTAURANT:

Ritrovo Playa Vista

www.ritrovoplayavista.com

Marina Del Rey Gets A “C” Grade In CA Hospital Safety Grades:

Several hospitals in California received top marks, but others didn’t quite measure up in the Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades report by The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit health care watchdog group. The latest ratings reflect care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Leapfrog Group said its and other groups’ research showed the pandemic reversed years of progress in patient safety. The pandemic has had a negative effect on “health care delivery at every level and setting, from staffing shortages to increased infections to the very care patients receive,” according to the Patient Experience During the Pandemic: Adult Inpatient Care report, also released by The Leapfrog Group.

“The health care workforce has faced unprecedented levels of pressure during the pandemic, and as a result, patients’ experience with their care appears to have suffered,” Leapfrog Group president and CEO Leah Binder said in a news release. “We commend the workforce for their heroic efforts these past few years and now strongly urge hospital leadership to recommit to improved care – from communication to responsiveness – and get back on track with patient safety outcomes.” In California, 91 hospitals received an “A” grade, 58 hospitals received a “B” grade, 107 hospitals received a “C” grade and 19 hospitals received a “D” grade. Five hospitals received an “F” grade. In Marina del Rey, Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital – Marina del Rey received a “C” grade.

PLAYA – CARTOON:

Send in your caption for this cartoon. The winner of the most clever caption wins a $25 gift certificate at Urban Plates restaurant in Playa Vista.

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PLAYA – VIDEO:

Small Town Big Story – Westchester, Playa del Rey, and Playa Vista: Historical and Contemporary Overview of Westchester, Playa del Rey, and Playa Vista neighborhoods of Los Angeles. WATCH

PLAYA – EATS:

Mo’s Place

Mo’s Place is known for its mimosas and fantastic food, where Playa residents flock on Superbowl Sunday whether it be for the game itself or the chance to see Krant in one of the wild costumes he’s been known to dress in for major sporting events. With a staff that are practically family members, Mo’s is truly that neighborhood place.

www.mosplacepdr.com

PLAYA – HISTORY:

1961 – Theme Building at LAX opens.

PLAYA – BUSINESS:

Petals ‘n’ Wax

Petals ‘n’ Wax features many items that make people smile! FREE GIFT WRAP with Purchase.

Petals ‘n’ Wax
Villa Marina Marketplace Mall
13432 Maxella Ave.
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Hours 10 to 6 Every Day
(310) 305-8883

PLAYA – LENS:

Kool earrings in Playa Vista. Feel free to share your photos with our 25,000 readers (and your neighbors).

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ADVERTISE IN PLAYA VISTA PEOPLE AND REACH 25,000 OF YOUR IDEAL CUSTOMERS:

Twenty-five thousand of your neighbors in Playa Vista, Marina del Rey, Culver City, Playa del Rey, and Westchester read Playa Vista People each week. It now offers you a low cost, high impact opportunity to reach ideal customers, in an advertorial format (which is advertisement that appears as a news story). Our readers are overwhelmingly under 50 and have an extraordinary annual income of over $116,000 per year.

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PLAYA – BULLETIN BOARD:


1. ** Councilman Mike Bonin endorses Erin Darling for City Council. So, might I suggest only voting for Erin if you trust and respect the judgment of a man who helped ruin our community. If Mike Bonin likes someone, that is all I need to know. —- Fernando Z., Playa Vista

2. ** L.A. County District Attorney George Gascón defended the decision not to pursue the attack on comedian Dave Chappelle as a felony case, saying the suspect’s behavior “did not amount to felony conduct.” WTF is Gascon thinking. He always comes down on the side of the criminal. Always. Recall this dangerous man now! —- Hillary M., Culver City

3. ** How would you like to be seen as the #1 Authority in your Niche by getting into TOP publications like: Yahoo! Finance, ABC, NBC, and more?? —- www.PRPrime.net

4. ** People love listening to/watching rainfall because they’re not out in it. Some survival gene is probably really satisfied to be safe and warm and rewards us for being out of the inclement weather. —- Harlan P., Playa del Rey

5. ** Winner – Playa Platinum Award – Best Computer Consultant – Nick Duymayan – (818) 345-5674 – www.comnetexpert.com

6. ** Over time, I’ve developed a simple but effective strategy for voting. I simply read the L.A. Times endorsements and do the exact opposite. It seems to work out great. —- Jerald D., Marina del Rey

7. ** The anti-critical race theory movement is gaining traction both ideologically and politically. And that has progressives both outraged and panicked. Amen! —- Loni A., Playa Vista

8. ** Use timer for chores, etc. Allows me to be present without being focused on time; also reduces stress. —- Jody Irwin, Westchester

9. ** Special Projects Coordinator in South Bay (Manhattan Beach). Part-time, freelance, flexible hours. Extremely reliable. Positive work environment. Great opportunity for the right person. Send resume (no attachment) and complete contact details including phone # to: mlmediapr2021@gmail.com

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Playa Vista People 05/12/2022

PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET WES

Wes lives and works in Culver City

YES OR NO QUESTIONS:

Have you ever pooped in your pants after 18 years of age?
–NO!
Asked useless questions in class and got trolled for the entire year?
–NO
Have you ever paid a $100 bill with coins?
–NO
Are you one of those who still doesn’t know about tenses?
–NO
Have you ever got insulted in front of your girlfriend?
–YES

PLAYA – LENS:

Happy team members at Mo’s Place at the Beach in Playa del Rey.

PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET WANDA

Wanda lives in Playa del Rey

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New Restaurant Replacing Chart House In Marina del Rey:

The group behind Dear John’s plans to open a new location in Marina del Rey called Dear Jane’s. The restaurant from the Röckenwagners and Josiah Citrin – Los Angeles hospitality veterans – will replace the former Chart House location overlooking the water at 13950 Panay Way, Marina del Rey. It will have a menu focused on cocktails and, naturally, seafood. Dear John’s, the steakhouse in Culver City, is expected to be demolished and redeveloped. The upcoming Dear Jane’s restaurant is expected to open sometime before the end of 2022.

PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET RUTH

Ruth has been living in Culver City since July 1999

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PLAYA – LENS:

The beautiful murals inside Cantalini’s Salerno Beach.

PLAYA – INTERVIEW: EMILY COLVIN

General Manager Cantalini’s Salerno Beach

How long have you been working at the restaurant?
–I have worked with my family restaurant on and off since 2004. I was able to explore Colorado and New York for a few years, but whenever I am in Los Angeles I find myself back at my home base, Cantalini’s!

What is your role there?
–My roles at Cantalini’s have changed quite a bit over the years! I got my bearings being a hostess and then as a server. I am all over the map these days helping with the menus, beverage program (vino!) marketing, customer relations and making sure that everyone who walks through the door feels like family!

What’s the favorite part of your job?
–While growing with the community of Playa del Rey, I’d have to say my favorite part of the job has always been the sweeping hugs and kisses from three generations and more that come in to visit us!

What is special or unique about your restaurant?
–We care. I know that sounds really simple and vague, but that’s what we talk about in all of our meetings. We discuss how to stay humbled and grateful. We talk about how we’d treat people in our own homes. We understand we can’t please everyone but we’re as genuine and authentic in our business venture as we are in our customer service.

What is your favorite meal to eat at your restaurant?
–Favorite meal is a really tough one! These are all my family recipes so I am partial to many! It really just depends on the day. I really enjoy the gluten-free butternut squash, the lasagna is bomb, all the veal dishes are to die for, and you can’t beat our gnocchi! Anything gnocchi!!!

What’s a fun fact about you that people may not know?
–Life is beautiful. People may not know I am an artist. I have a very successful art studio at the foot of the Hollywood hills and have gotten to explore my creative side and contribute to the art community as a professional for over eight years. You can find my works at projectsatlarge.com Art and food feeds the soul. It’s the way to replenish and restore one’s heart. I am passionate about both!

PLAYA – EATS:

Café Bohème

Café Bohème is a French modern café, serving breakfast and lunch. We also sell coffees, smoothies, cold press juices, and french pastries all in a modern Bohemian Vibe!

www.cafebohemepdr.com

How Call of Duty Turned War into a Profitable Circus:

Call of Duty XP 2011 was the first official Call of Duty convention. Activision was gearing up for the release of Modern Warfare 3, the final chapter of the trilogy that propelled the already successful war shooter into mainstream ubiquity. It was a carnival of war. So, they were feeling spendy. They rented out one of Howard Hughes’ old flight hangars in Playa Vista and converted it into a surreal weekend retreat. Kanye West and Dropkick Murphys played sets on the main stage. Organizers packed the hangar with hundreds of consoles for a massive LAN party. Guests lined up for lunch at a re-creation of Burger Town, a fast-food joint where Modern Warfare 2 players skirmished with Russian invaders.

PLAYA – READER COMMENT:

“Your digital magazine Playa Vista People rocks!” —- Chloe Townsend, Culver City

Coming to Playa Del Rey – Iconic Russian Bakery Plans One-Day Pop-Up:

Piroshky Piroshky, a beloved Russian bakery in Seattle, is marking its 30th anniversary with a U.S. tour, including a stop in Playa del Rey. Pre-orders can be placed online by June 1 for June 3 pick-up at the Elks Lodge on West Manchester Avenue. Opened in 1992 in Seattle’s Pike Place Market and dubbed “iconic” by Smithsonian Magazine, Piroshky Piroshky often has lines out the door of customers craving such scratch-made, Eastern-European sweet and savory pastries as cinnamon cardamom braid, marzipan rolls, pierogies and the traditional, hand-held “piroshky” stuffed pies. The shop was featured on the late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” and was voted one of “The 20 Most Iconic Food Destinations Across America” by Smithsonian Magazine. “We are blessed to be traveling around the country, meeting our community while bringing Seattle’s best vendors with us,” said Olga Sagan, Piroshky Piroshky owner. “The concept of ‘breaking bread’ has been a unifying factor over the ages for many communities. And when you break it and see a delicious filling inside – it’s even better!”

PLAYA – RESTAURANTS:

Cantalini’s Salerno Beach

A LITTLE HISTORY…
On how Cantalini’s came to be a favorite icon in Playa del Rey. It all started when Giovanni Cimino came to California from Salerno Beach, Italy, and opened Giovanni’s Salerno Beach Restaurant in the early ‘60s. His menu was a simple reflection of the old world Southern Italian cooking and it became popular with many of the locals who, to this day, reminisce about the many memories made within these walls.

www.salernobeach.com

PLAYA – HISTORY:

Fox Hills Country Club sign in mid-twentieth century.

LAPD Wants a Rent Subsidy for Cops:

Rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Los Angeles is now averaging $2,300 per month in a city where 73% of households spend over 30% of their income on rent and utilities. It’s the second most rent-burdened city in the country – after Miami. L.A.’s cops have a starting salary that’s about $70,000 annually with a guaranteed raise once they complete their training; only firefighters make more among city workers. Still, LAPD Chief Michel Moore says that high rents are making it harder to recruit new officers, so the department is looking to launch a $33 million “housing initiative” to subsidize their rent. The plan is to ask landlords to cut LAPD officers a discount, then raise money from local business leaders and foundations to make up the difference. “The landlord will get a check from the cop, and the landlord’s going to get a check from the Los Angeles Police Foundation,” Steve Soboroff, who sat on the city’s Board of Police Commissioners for nearly a decade, told the Los Angeles Business Journal. Soboroff also happens to be a developer of high-end residential properties in Los Angeles. He’s been calling for subsidized rents for cops for a decade and even gave LAPD officers priority to move into the 300 affordable units of his Playa Vista development on the Westside.

PLAYA – LENS:

Purple hair in Westchester. Send your photos to us for publication.

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PLAYA – RESTAURANTS:

Urban Plates

Urban Plates’ Family meals – choice of protein served with any two scratch-made sides and grilled rustic bread. Serves 4. Make it GF when you request no bread.

www.urbanplates.com

PLAYA – LENS:

Green eyes in Playa Vista. Send in your photos for publication.

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PLAYA – BULLETIN BOARD:


1. ** According to a new report, during the first 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, overall deaths of homeless people in L.A. County increased by 56% compared to the previous 12 months. Congratulations, Mayor Garcetti, who has been promising and failing to fix the homeless problem in Los Angeles for at least six years. —- Connie R., Playa Vista

2. ** Why are schools obsessed with race and gender issues? Why are children learning revisionist history? Why are America’s schools teaching children to hate America – and each other. —- Darlene L., Marina del Rey

3. ** I stopped by Café Bohème in Playa del Rey at 7:30 a.m. on a weekday to get some coffee and croissant. They didn’t have any croissants, which I thought was the whole point of their establishment. Disappointing. —- Grant P., Playa del Rey

4. ** How would you like to be seen as the #1 Authority in your Niche by getting into TOP publications like Yahoo! Finance, ABC, NBC, and more? —- www.PRPrime.net

5. ** Since I was a head of school almost 15 years ago, I’ve been concerned – even obsessed – about the state of America’s education system. I know you share my concerns. From lowering standards (did you know the CDC just lowered speech standards for young children?) to teaching harmful lessons based on Critical Race Theory … our classrooms are completely failing our youth. —- Melissa S., Marina del Rey

6. ** Lots of times you have to pretend to join a parade in which you’re not really interested in order to get where you’re going. —- Christopher M., Playa del Rey

7. ** Cancel culture is the antithesis of democracy. It inhibits conversation and debate. It limits our ability to listen, mediate, and exchange opposing views. Most tragically, it annihilates moral judgment. This is not fair. This is not just. This is not American. —- Sandra Z., Culver City

8. ** Is daydreaming a shamefully solipsistic activity, an indulgence in self-centered escapism? —- Clarke M., Playa Vista

9. ** How many times have you heard inane politicians say, “You know homelessness isn’t a crime?” Well, that may be true, but crime is a crime, and if homeless people commit, it they need to be charged just like anybody else. I am sick and tired of politicians mouthing platitudes as our city is ruined. —- Jill L., Culver City

10. ** HELP WANTED: CASHIER and DELI COUNTER – Busy Santa Monica Deli – Contact Bruce Stein Or Cynthia Fromin at 310-829-5443.

11. ** Ranked as “one of the most influential business books of the last decade” —- www.BrokenWindowsBook.com

12. ** I love this Playa Vista People digital magazine. —- Kiki P., Playa del Rey

13. ** Have you seen the crazy socks at Petals and Wax in Marina del Rey. They are so fun, I bought five pairs. —- Arthur H., Marina del Rey

14. ** My dinner at Urban Plates in Playa Vista was ruined by two wild, screaming kids and their rude parents who refuse to keep them quiet. So inconsiderate! They need to take a parenting class immediately. —- Yolanda P., Culver City

15. ** Special Projects Coordinator in South Bay (Manhattan Beach). Part-time, freelance, flexible hours. Extremely reliable. Positive work environment. Great opportunity for the right person. Send resume (no attachment) and complete contact details including phone # to: mlmediapr2021@gmail.com

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Playa Vista People 05/05/2022

PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET PENELOPE

Penelope lives and works in Westchester

FUN FACTS ABOUT PENELOPE:

– Does 50 sit-ups per day
– Has never eaten Chicken McNuggets at McDonald’s
– Has four grandchildren
– She hasn’t read the L.A. Times in over 10 years
– She loves Jersey Mike’s sandwich shop

PLAYA – LENS:

A happy family enjoying dinner at Cantalini’s Salerno Beach.

PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET RICO

Rico has been living in Westchester since February 2022

WOULD YOU RATHER QUESTIONS:

Would you rather have a face that everyone laughs at or a name that everyone laughs at?
–I ALREADY HAVE A WEIRD NAME, AND I DIG IT.

Would you rather never be able to shower again or not be able to shave your legs?
–I SHOWER TWICE A DAY AND SHAVE MY LEGS ONCE A MONTH, IF I REMEMBER.

Would you rather have to shave your head or to have your nose pierced?
–I HAVE SHAVED MY HEAD TWICE IN MY LIFE, ONCE WHEN I WAS 10 YEARS OLD.

Would you rather be trapped in a romantic comedy with your enemies or trapped in a horror movie with your friends?
–I ALREADY FEEL LIKE MY LIFE IS A HORROR MOVIE.

PLAYA – LENS:

Realtor Limor Zamir with friend. Send in your photos for publication.

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PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET ADDIE

Addie just moved to Playa Vista in February 2022

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PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET ALBERT

Albert lives in Playa del Rey

FUN FACTS ABOUT ALBERT:

– Constantly reading books about Winston Churchill.
– Doesn’t own a computer.
– Thinks Jimmy Carter was the worst U.S. president in history.
– Thinks Joe Biden is senile.
– Loves cashews.
– Thinks Whole Foods is a rip-off.

PLAYA – LENS:

Aerial photo of Playa del Rey.

PLAYA – RESTAURANT:

Ritrovo Playa Vista

www.ritrovoplayavista.com

PLAYA – READER QUESTION:

What act(s) of kindness did you experience in our community this week?

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PLAYA – LENS:

Waffle cone afternoon at Nice Cream at Runway Playa Vista. (Psst! Dairy-free chocolate sorbet and taco-shaped cones!)

PLAYA – LENS:

New jeans in Playa Vista. Send your photos to us for publication.

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PLAYA – READER COMMENT:

A decade ago, I used to work in the magazine business and I must say your weekly digital magazine Playa Vista People is unique, spirited, and thoroughly enjoyable.

PLAYA – BUSINESS:

Petals ‘n’ Wax

Petals ‘n’ Wax features many items that make people smile! FREE GIFT WRAP with Purchase.

Petals ‘n’ Wax
Villa Marina Marketplace Mall
13432 Maxella Ave.
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Hours 10 to 6 Every Day
(310) 305-8883

PLAYA – LENS:

Rainbow hair in Playa del Rey.

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PLAYA – EATS:

The Good Pizza

Founded in 2008, The Good Pizza began its operation from a quaint corner in Westchester, a suburb west of Los Angeles, California. Our superb Neapolitan-style pizza took the neighborhood by storm when we opened our doors to a mass of hungry pizza lovers, excited and eager to try out the best pizza they ever had. The Italian pizza concept at The Good Pizza is just simply the best with our flavorful and palatable pizza combinations made daily in a real brick-burning oven with fresh ingredients hand-picked daily by one of the Nando the Chef. With the explosive taste, tremendous freshness, and top quality, The Good Pizza delivers the real deal of Gourmet Pizza because we truly got our pizza mojo down and we say no to cheap and tasteless imitations.

www.thegoodpizza.com

PLAYA – HISTORY:

The Marina del Rey skatepark in the late 1970s.

PLAYA – LENS:

Takeout at Urban Plates in Playa Vista.

PLAYA – LENS:

Wild eye makeup in Culver City. Send in your photos for publication.

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PLAYA – BULLETIN BOARD:


1. ** If you work on a farm and your job is to take care of chickens, you are a chicken tender. —- Clay T., Playa Vista

2. ** If a mosquito drinks your blood when you’re high, that would make you an edible. —- Talia Z., Culver City

3. ** As Michael Osterholm, a University of Minnesota epidemiologist, puts it, a mask mandate with as many exceptions as the airline mandate is like a submarine that closes three of its five doors. —- Dr. Jon P., Marina del Rey

4. ** Voting for Karen Bass as Mayor of Los Angeles is like voting for Maxine Waters, only worse! —- Trevor B., Marina del Rey

5. ** There are countless reasons tens of thousands of Los Angeles voters are signing the petition to RECALL L.A. D.A. George Gascón. Number One. The man is a good friend to criminals. You will never be safe as long as he remains in office. —- Former L.A.P.D. officer Derrick A., Westchester

6. ** If we lose America, the whole world will be lost. There is no other country with as much liberty as the United States of America. If we lose our freedoms here – there will be no one left to fight. PragerU is doubling down on our fight against the forces dead set on destroying our freedom. We need you beside us. www.PragerU.com

7. ** The real honest reason I divorced my ex-wife Cheryl is because she perpetually sounded like a bitter, angry, pissed- off, ungrateful shrew. —- Danny B., Culver City

8. ** I wish I could say I was a fan of Runway Optometry, but I’m not, poor service. Disappointing. —- Hailey Z., Playa Vista

9. ** Bravo – Good Pizza has found a way to pivot through crazy times and continue serving up the best pizza and lunch deals with family-like service in a lovely patio setting in Playa Vista. —- Carmen P., Playa del Rey

10. ** Country Line florist is a total rip-off! I can buy better flowers at Whole Foods for half the price. —- Fran Tambo, Playa Vista

11. ** Deaths of homeless people in Los Angeles County soared by 56% in the year after the start of the pandemic, driven primarily by an increase in overdoses, according to a study published this month. Part of the extraordinary legacy left behind by radical leftist Councilman Mike Bonin. —- James N., Marina del Rey

12. ** A recent trip to Main Street in Santa Monica was shocking! So many stores out of business – Starbucks, Coffee Bean, Arts & Letters, Sam’s Bagel store, Rick’s Tavern. It goes on and on and on. It looks like a ghost town. So sad. —- Nancy L., Marina del Rey

13. ** Wanted: Part Time Front Desk Clerk at the Jolly Roger Hotel for the weekend evening shifts. Experience is not required. Will train. Apply in person. 2904 Washington Blvd. 310-822-2904. Marina del Rey

14. ** The P.R. revolution is underway! Witness it here – www.PRPrime.net

15. ** Special Projects Coordinator in South Bay (Manhattan Beach). Part-time, freelance, flexible hours. Extremely reliable. Positive work environment. Great opportunity for the right person. Send resume (no attachment) and complete contact details including phone # to: mlmediapr2021@gmail.com

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