Playa Vista People 01/27/2022

SHOCK – BONIN NOT RUNNING:
PLAYA – READER POLL

Are you pleased or displeased that controversial area City Councilmember Mike Bonin has decided not to run for re-election and why?

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PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET JADA

Jada has been living and working in Culver City since April 2017

EITHER OR QUESTIONS:

Singing or dancing:
–DANCING
Football or basketball:
–BASKETBALL
Steak or pasta:
–PASTA
Republican or Democrat:
–REPUBLICAN
Shower or bath:
–BATH
Movies at home or in the theatre:
–THEATRE
Beer or wine:
–WINE
Baja Fresh or Nothing:
–NOTHING

PLAYA – LENS:

On a sunny afternoon on the first Sunday of January, a hundred or so fully COVID vetted jazz fans grooved to beautiful sounds that soared above the outdoor grounds of the Conference Room restaurant bar in Playa Vista, California. The welcome break from the pandemic, held just below the Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University bluff, was hosted by Jazz Phil-USA and featured vocalists Charmaine Clamor, Alvin Reyes, Mon David, Sandra Viray, and Eric Baul.

PLAYA – LENS:

Nails at the beach. Playa del Rey. Send your photos for publication to PlayaVistaPeople@TimeWire.net

PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET NANDO DE STEFANO

Owner of The Good Pizza in Playa del Rey

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PLAYA – INTERVIEW: HATEM DHIAB

Managing Partner At Gerber Kawasaki Wealth & Investment Management

1. Why did you choose to conduct your business affairs in the Silicon Beach area? How did you get there?
–Vibrancy, diversity, walkability and sense of community. Nothing like it in L.A. I was living in MDR for many years and didn’t even know about Playa Vista until a friend in Tech called me over in 2014 and said you need to check this place out. I was drawn in right away. I’ve seen the place flourish and develop over the years, truly an awesome transformation. I have made so many awesome friends just being there and that’s why it’s so special ultimately.

2. What would you have to say has been the forefront of your success in your career? How did you develop your process in your work?
–Questioning the status quo. Being in Finance you get told how things need to be done by the big firms daily. We knew being different, thinking for ourselves and being thought leaders as well as community focused and client centric will be the hallmarks of success. In a short 10 years we have built one of the most dynamic, progressive and diverse and successful investment firms with the aspiration to become the best in the world.

Our investment process is founded on the ownership of growing and sustainable businesses. We want to invest in the future and find the best growth opportunities while ignoring the short-term pressures of the stock market. Whether owning Tesla, Nvidia or Netflix, we want to champion and invest in the brands and entrepreneurs that are shaping the future and building the industries that are pushing the boundaries of innovation and human ingenuity. We are lucky to interact daily with some of the smartest entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the world, some of whom are our clients. Playa Vista is home to many of those leaders and exciting success stories which makes it a natural fit for a firm like ours.

3. In what ways have you seen the area change since you’ve been here?
–When I first moved, there was no Whole Foods and a lot of construction vehicles. Obviously all the new businesses that have come in since have all added to the sense of community and the vibrancy of the place. You feel like you don’t need to go anywhere. People also know about Playa Vista. You no longer have to explain where it is.

4. Where are your favorite places in Silicon Beach that aren’t well known?
–Joliet inside Free Market has become my favorite. You can pick up a sandwich or a croissant during the day or a delicious cocktail after 5:00 pm in their secret tiki-themed speakeasy. Listen to Jazz on Wednesdays or hang out outside to people-watch during the day.


YES OR NO QUESTIONS:

Have you ever been snorkeling?
–YES
Do you have a secret talent?
–DJ House Music
Did you have a pet growing up?
–NO
Have you always lived in the same state?
–3 Continents. Africa, Europe, America
Do you like baking?
–NO but I love pastries

www.gerberkawasaki.com

PLAYA – LENS:

Delicious cannolis from The Good Pizza in Playa del Rey

PLAYA – READER QUESTION – WHO ARE YOU?

Among our 25,000 weekly readers ARE some of the most fascinating people in Playa Vista, Marina del Rey, Culver City, Playa del Rey, and Westchester. Tell us who you are.

Name:
City:
Place of Birth:
Favorite restaurant:
Pet:
Cool photo:

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PLAYA – RESTAURANT:

Ritrovo Playa Vista

www.ritrovoplayavista.com

PLAYA – LENS:

A reader sends in a photo of security guards at the Runway in Playa Vista watching videos on their cellphones while they should be working.

PLAYA – PLATINUM – 5 STAR AWARD:

Certified as the Very Best in Our Community

Urban Plates Playa Vista – Urban Plates Restaurant

Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or flexitarian, we have plant-based options for everyone. With a menu that is 1/3 vegan and 1/2 vegetarian, we have plant-based options for everyone. Plant-Based Bowls. Chef-Crafted Sandwiches. Farm-Fresh Salads. Craveable Entrée Plates.

12746-3 W Jefferson Blvd in Playa Vista
Hours: 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM
(424) 256-7274

www.urbanplates.com

Nick Duymayan Wins Best of Los Angeles Award “BEST COMPUTER CONSULTANT – 2021”

Nick Duymayan is the President of Computer & Network Expert, serving the areas of Playa Vista, Marina del Rey, Culver City, Playa del Rey, and Westchester. He specializes in managing information technology and computer systems, controlling and evaluating IT and electronic data operations, and installing and configuring software, hardware, and networks. Additionally, Nick and his company monitor system performance and troubleshooting issues and ensure the security and efficiency of IT infrastructure. READ

www.comnetexpert.com

PLAYA – LENS:

I wake up an hour before my family (Not lately) to do my meditation and stretching for half an hour and my coffee. Only then I am ready to look at my phone for work, social media etc. Here is a picture from Monday morning…Sunrise. —- Limor Z.

PLAYA – LENS:

Vanessa, a Pomeranian living in Playa del Rey.

PLAYA – LENS:

Rose E., server at The Good Pizza in Playa del Rey.

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PLAYA – BUSINESS:

When she’s not hiking the many trails in Culver City and Playa Vista, Autumn Angel is a freelance designer and art director, from print design to websites and e-mail campaigns for small businesses or other freelancing entrepreneurs in Playa Vista, Marina del Rey, Culver City, Playa del Rey, and Westchester.

www.autumnangeldesigns.com

PLAYA – BULLETIN BOARD:


1. ** Did you know that 25,000 of your neighbors read Playa Vista People each and every week?

2. ** A good idea was to use law enforcement officers to henpeck some of the local troublemakers so they’d move along and know they’re being watched but will never, ever, ever happen today. Sad. —- Derrick W., Westchester (Brother is a police officer in Culver City)

3. ** Car rifled through, some stuff stolen. My car, which I am 99% sure was locked, was rifled thru overnight. Some stuff missing, some good stuff left behind! I will report to police for informational purposes. Don’t keep anything you value in your car!!!! I have reported this information to the police. —- Jody Onorato, Loyola Village

4. ** Strange experience at Sage on Sepulveda and Washington. I went for dinner and asked the host if they were checking for Vax proof, and he said no. I asked why not, and he said that there was no requirement in Culver City even indoors. That seemed odd so I looked it up and what I found is that the city passed an ordinance in October making Vax proof required for indoor dining. I showed the host the article online and he said that the owners told him not to check because Culver City doesn’t have a law. —- Daniel Zivetz

5. ** Joe Biden is in over his head. Way, way over his head. —- Clarence L., Playa Vista

6. ** Humans are creatures of habit. WTF does that mean in a world increasingly dominated by automation? —- Emma S., Playa del Rey

7. ** It’s not a mystery. When criminals are emboldened because they are minimally prosecuted and sentenced, if at all, when police officers are vilified and attacked for doing their jobs and start looking the other way instead of doing proactive enforcement because they believe their work is futile, society swiftly descends into chaos and anarchy. —- John Hudson

8. ** C’mon. Really? Where do you find such out of reality people? The staff at CVS are incredibly nice and helpful. —- Irwin Mehlman

9. ** I love Playa Vista People. A weekly dose of intriguing news and information about my community and the interesting people in it. —- Ava S., Culver City

10. ** The music at Hopdoddy in Playa Vista is way, way, way, way, way, way too loud! —- Logan C., Playa del Rey

11. ** Main Street in Santa Monica is a pathetic ghost town. —- Elin P., Marina del Rey

12. ** In Santa Monica, trash fires are a code word for unhoused human-caused arson events. We have to regain control of our city and L.A. County must step up to actively assist every city in controlling illegal activity and behavior. —- Santa Monica City Councilman Phil Brock

13. ** Spectrum did a news piece that aired last evening showing what is happening at the Ballona Wetlands, and the ecological destruction of the Wetlands. https://spectrumnews1.com/ca/la-west/news/2022/01/16/rv-encampment-is-impacting-the-ballona-freshwater-marsh?cid=id-app15_m-share_s-web_cmp-app_launch_august2020_c-producer_posts_po-organic# —- Debra Huston, Westchester

14 ** Images of a blizzard of torn plastic wrappers, cardboard boxes, and paper packaging on L.A. train tracks have generated national attention. Los Angeles is a national disgrace. —- Dr. Grace P., Playa Vista

15. ** Sometimes I have thought it would be an excellent rule to live each day as if we should die tomorrow…with a gentleness, a vigor, and a keenness of appreciation which are often lost when time stretches before us in the constant panorama of more days and months and years to come. —- Oliva Z., Westchester

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Playa Vista People 01/20/2022

PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET RHONDA

Rhonda has been living and working in Culver City since August 2017

EITHER OR QUESTIONS:

Hamburgers or Hot Dogs?
–HOT DOGS
Shower or Bath?
–BATH
Cigarettes or Cigars?
–BOTH
Beatles or Rolling Stones?
–BEATLES
Tinder or Bumble?
–TINDER
Wine or Brandy?
–WINE

PLAYA – LENS:

David Ehrenberg, Alan Stuart, and Cash Warren are longtime friends and founders of Pair of Thieves, a Culver City-based line of high-quality and affordable basics for men.

PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET LOLI

Loli has been living and modeling in Culver City since March 2018

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PLAYA – LENS:

A dream kaleidoscope room in Playa Vista.

PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET DESTINY

Destiny has been living in Westchester since April 2007

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PLAYA – INTERVIEW: MARIA GALLI

Insurance Agent Galliagency.com

1. Why did you choose to conduct your business affairs in the Silicon Beach area? How did you get there?
–I love this area. It is where I live and where my kids have gone to school for years. I love the community that exists in the Playa Vista/Silicon Beach area and I wanted to contribute to the community where I could.

2. What would you have to say has been the forefront of your success in your career? How did you develop your process in your work?
–My biggest career success has been finding key hires, training them well, and developing their confidence and leadership potential so they can do a stellar job and take care of my clients with or without me. I started my business at the same time as I started building my family. I started my business and got married in the same month! Three kids later, I’ve had to be out of the office for up to six weeks at a time, even while my young business was in heavy growth mode. This wouldn’t have gone well unless I had a strong team to take the reins in my absence. It has fostered an amazing culture of professional and personal empowerment, which continues to this day. In fact, it worked so well that it inspired me to continue taking six weeks off every two years to reset, reflect, and truly connect with my family as we travel the world and become global citizens.

3. In what ways have you seen the area change since you’ve been here?
–I personally moved to the area back in 2007 so I have seen an immense amount of growth and change! I have been lucky enough to witness multiple phases of the Playa Vista community and watch it expand and grow into what it is today. My favorite part is the addition of the new parks and restaurants that I can visit with my kids. There is always something to entertain them!

4. Where are your favorite places in Silicon Beach that aren’t well known?
–Last year I discovered trail access to Playa del Rey beach from One West Bluff off of Falmouth. My kids and I can now ride our bikes to the beach and avoid the busy streets!


YES OR NO QUESTIONS:

Have you ever been snorkeling?
–YES!
Do you have a secret talent?
–If I told you then it wouldn’t be a secret!!
Did you have a pet growing up?
–I did! When I was really young we had a cat, but after she passed I didn’t have another pet until last year when we welcomed our new golden doodle, Twix, to the family.
Have you always lived in the same state?
–YES! I grew up in Rowland Heights, went to UC Berkeley, and then moved back down to Los Angeles.
Do you like baking?
–I do! But I enjoy cooking more than baking. Baking is so precise and I like to add new things to old recipes – which is easier in cooking.

www.galliagency.com

UFC Fighter Jorge Masvidal Partners with Marina del Rey Company:

Live-stream shopping platform Whatnot, headquartered in Marina del Rey, has partnered with UFC Fighter Jorge Masvidal. Masvidal will have his own channel on the platform called The BRKRZ, auctioning off items such as UFC trading cards and his own merchandise collection. He will also feature behind-the-scenes moments from his travels, training, and cameos from other UFC fighters.

PLAYA – READER QUESTION?

Which neighbor has taught you something in the past year? What did you learn?

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PLAYA – COMMENTARY by Aida Mannino, Playa del Rey:

Homeless Tents on PDR beach. I just emailed Bonin’s office to have this encampment removed. It is on PDR beach next to the bathrooms. This has been there for quite some time. There is no overnight camping and why do they get to camp for days?? Obey the law like we have to. I hope their office does something about it. And don’t even get me started on the encampment on Jefferson!

PLAYA – RESTAURANTS:

Cantalini’s Salerno Beach

A local landmark for over 50 years, Cantalini’s Salerno Beach restaurant has been under its current ownership since January 2000 and is proud to present the Best in Traditional Italian Cuisine.

MAKE A RESERVATION
310-821-0018
www.salernobeach.com

PLAYA – COMMENTARY by Irwin Mehlman, Playa Vista:

One of the best eateries as well as staffed restaurants in beautiful (no sarcasm) Playa Vista is without a doubt…drumroll…“GULP.” Al has put his heart, soul, and innate class into this establishment. Throughout the darkest days of the Pandemic Pandemonium, he and has staff, worked with necessary changing guidelines to provide the proverbial neighborhood watering hole and place to hang your “Sinatra” hat! And managing to make THEE best steak sandwich, I’m not kidding or exaggerating for miles around. Knocks it out of the park every time. True. Like the old saying goes, ”if I want your opinion, I’ll give it to you.“ That’s why Gulp gets my vote. And a shout out to Sandoval is in order!! Al can’t do it all by himself, for God’s Sake!

PLAYA – LENS:

Photo taken by Soraya B., Westchester. Hummingbird in the backyard. Send your photos to us for publication.

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PLAYA – COMMENTARY by Gigi Costa, Westchester:

Someone just broke in through our back bathroom window. Please, neighbors, be aware of the bold moves of thieves around us. They are watching us and know what is going on. My husband and I left our house this afternoon and as soon as the bad guys saw that no one was at home, they broke-in. Be aware. Watch out. We reported to the police a couple of weeks ago a person that trespassed our neighbor’s gate. They are out there watching us, waiting for an empty house to get in and rob our belongings. Keep yourselves safe. 8400-8410 Naylor Avenue, Los Angeles.

Man Arrested on Suspicion of Stabbing, Killing 77-Year-Old Stepfather in Playa del Rey:

A man was arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing his 77-year-old stepfather and injuring a woman recently in Playa del Rey, Los Angeles police officials said. The stabbing occurred around 6 p.m. at a home in the 200 block of Redlands Street, police said. Alonzo Mansel, 23, is accused of stabbing his father after a verbal argument, injuring a woman in her 50s who was also at the home, then fleeing in a vehicle. The woman’s relationship to the men was not disclosed. KCBS-TV Channel 2 reported that the suspect struck a light pole at the intersection of Manchester Avenue and Sepulveda Boulevard, about three miles from the home, and fled on foot. He was eventually arrested by Los Angeles Airport Police and the LAPD near Sepulveda Eastway and Westchester Parkway. The 77-year-old, identified Wednesday as Harvey Lee Huddleston, was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was taken to a hospital in unknown condition. The Los Angeles Police Department did not have an update on her condition.

PLAYA – LENS:

From Lana Antonova, who caught this beauty the other night #nofiltersunset Marina Peninsula, Marina del Rey.

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PLAYA – LENS:

Modern home in Marina del Rey. Send your photos to us for publication.

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PLAYA – BULLETIN BOARD:


1.** Dinner at J. Nichols Kitchen in Marina del Rey was in part ruined by blaring loud music in a near-empty restaurant. The food was fine but the atmosphere less so. I could not hear my guest, the music was so obnoxiously loud. —- Karen L., Marina del Rey

2. ** “From the sun’s point of view, there are no shadows.” —- Graham N., Playa del Rey

3. ** For a long time, dear friends, a primary goal of the artist was to violate taboos. Then the culture simply ran out of ways to shock. —- Dr. Herbert K., Playa Vista

4. ** The stakes have never been higher. 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. —- www.PragerU.com

5. ** Dear God, Removing Councilman Mike Bonin is the objective, first and foremost! Amen. —- Oliva B., Marina del Rey

6. ** Good – L.A. has become an utter shithole – sad – and deserves so much more. —- TJ Montemer

7. ** In need of a caregiver for a 75 year old woman who lives in Mar Vista. Please respond to mary-sam@ca.rr.com if interested so we can discuss details.

8. ** The LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce is looking for an Events & Programs Manager. Do you thrive on bringing people together for a spectacular event or program that will help provide value to someone’s business? Seeking a faster-paced environment where no two days are ever quite alike? Want to be a part of a workplace and culture that is driven by relationships and quality interactions, and committed toward being a leading DEI innovator? Learn more about the Chamber and the Events & Programs Manager position at https://laxcoastal.com/about-the-chamber/

9. ** How about this for a nickname? “Bonehead Bonin.” —- Charlotte S., Playa del Rey

10. ** Americans – especially young people – have been brainwashed by the left into believing big government cares about them and will keep them safe. The slide to socialism is getting steeper by the second. Pathetic. —- Roland F., Marina del Rey

11. ** I was in Playa del Rey last week and looked overhead and then scanned the horizon. In the north, above the shade of the trees, there were a lot of crows. —- Zoey M., Westchester

12. ** Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s nomination to serve as U.S. ambassador to India was confirmed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Thank God. We are getting closer to getting rid of the worst Mayor in L.A. history forever. —- Hailey W., Playa del Rey

13. ** Since everybody in the community seems so interested in marshes, I wonder if they know that in early November 1783…[Tom] Paine and [George] Washington got to talking with two colonels about the will-o-the-wisp, the fiery globe that people sometimes claimed to see floating over marshes. —- Derrick H., Playa del Rey

14. ** You could destroy your entire life in less than 10 texts if you wanted to. —- Fern B., Culver City

15. ** Harry Potter was way too emotionally stable for a kid raised by people who hated him. —- Jasmine Z., Marina del Rey

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Playa Vista People 01/13/2022

PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET JUPITER

Jupiter has been living in Playa Vista since November 2018

YES OR NO QUESTIONS:

Do you like the food at Urban Plates in Playa Vista?
–YES
Do you shop at the Whole Foods in Playa Vista?
–YES
Do you like the burgers at Hopdoddy in Playa Vista?
–NAH
Have you gone to the Urgent Care in Playa Vista?
–YES
Do you think the staff at CVS in Playa Vista is friendly?
–NO

PLAYA – LENS:

Smile, you’re on Candid Camera. Send your photos to us for publication: PlayaVistaPeople@TimeWire.net

PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET HARPER

Harper has been living in Westchester since October 2014

YES OR NO QUESTIONS:

Did you love the movie “The Godfather”?
–NO, NEVER SAW
Do you read books at night before sleep?
–NO
Do most of your friends smoke pot at least once a week?
–YES
Have you ever had any surgery?
–NO
Do you crack your knuckles?
–YES
Do you have a secret crush on Brad Pitt?
–NO

PLAYA – LENS:

Plants galore in Playa del Rey.

PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET WENDI

Wendi has lived and worked in Playa Vista since January 2019

YES OR NO QUESTIONS:

Is modeling fun?
–SURE, YES
Do you like popcorn?
–NO
Do you eat fast food?
–NO
Have you gone swimming naked in the last year?
–NO, UNFORTUNATELY
Do you watch baseball?
–NO, BORING
Have you ever kissed a woman?
–YES
Did your parents teach you to drive?
–YES, MY DAD

PLAYA VISTA – READER POLL:

Send your nomination for the best and worst restaurant in our community – Playa Vista, Marina del Rey, Culver City, Playa del Rey, and Westchester.

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Killer Cafe Relaunched as Killer Shrimp:

In the former Killer Cafe space in Marina del Rey at 4213 Admiralty Way, the team behind Killer Shrimp will be opening their new venture. While the 24-hour American diner concept of Killer Cafe didn’t work out, the Killer Team is betting that their new take on food will be. According to Toddrickallen, rumors were that a sushi restaurant would replace Killer Cafe and renovations began in the space. Fast forward to December 2021 and the signs finally went up to identify the new restaurant as Killer Sushi. So, the name and the concept have changed, but the Killer Shrimp team has moved forward with a new idea in the space. It will be most interesting to see what the Killer Team comes up with.

PLAYA – EATS:

Mo’s Place

Outdoor Dining • Indoor Dining • Takeout

Mo’s Mexican Jalapeño Burger smothered in jalapeños and jack cheese.

Mo’s Place

203 Culver Blvd, Playa del Rey, CA 90293
(310) 822-6422
www.mosplacepdr.com

PLAYA – COMMENTARY by Trish P.:

What a dream! At Escape Day Spa in Playa Vista. Was able to schedule deep tissue the same day over the phone and street parking was super easy to find. The front desk was friendly and helpful. The spa is modern, cozy, cute, and clean. Asat was great at deep tissue, always checked in on me with pressure, and worked out some tight spots on my body. He was also very polite, asked me about allergies, injuries, areas to focus on, and if I had any questions. I look forward to going back for massages and trying some skin treatments as well!

PLAYA – LENS:

Pics from early morning sunrise Lincoln to the 90. Enjoy! Photo by Lydia Matkovich. Send your photos of the community – Playa Vista, Marina del Rey, Culver City, Playa del Rey and Westchester – to us for publication.

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Family Dispute in Playa del Rey Leads to Stabbing, Police Say:

A man was allegedly stabbed to death by his son after an argument escalated into violence in Playa del Rey, according to broadcast reports. Los Angeles Police Department officers were called at 6 p.m. Tuesday to a home in the 200 block of Redlands Street after a report that two people had been stabbed, including a 70-year-old man, said LAPD Officer Lizeth Lomeli. CBS 2 identified the victim as the father of the suspect. The father, who was stabbed multiple times, died at the scene, Lomeli said. A search was initiated for the suspect and police identified a man who they say matched witnesses’ description and drove away from the scene.

PLAYA – LENS:

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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:

Delicious desserts at Urban Plates in Playa Vista. WATCH

PLAYA – READER QUESTION?

Should employees who take in-person roles be compensated for COVID risk?

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PLAYA – BULLETIN BOARD:

1. ** A quick but sincere question. Do the police even try to stop crime anymore? It seems they have totally given up. —- Roger S., Playa Vista

2. ** Burglary. Our van was burglarized around midnight on 83rd and Reading Ave. —- Joey Brezinski, Westchester

3. ** LOST PUPPY – Lost Tweedle Dum on Seawalk Drive in Playa Vista. She has a pink harness and blue leash from Pet Space in Playa Vista. She is frightened and shy. Please let me know if you have seen her. Contact Information: Vida S. (818) 631-6268

4. ** I was at Starbucks, in the drive-thru, the person in front of me paid my bill and left, leaving me happy holidays wishes. I decided then to pay the bill for the two cars behind me. Thank you so much for your kindness —- Samy Bekkair

5. ** The loss of your dog is exactly the kind of thing your dog would’ve helped you through. —- Rhonda Q., Westchester

6. ** I really enjoy Urban Plates in Playa Vista, but it is sooooooooooo cold inside the restaurant in the winter with all the doors open. Quite uncomfortable. —- Darcy Z., Playa Vista

7.** I have found over time that for a reminder-through-association to work well it needs to be distinctive – something out of place that will catch the eye. To remind yourself to mail a stack of bills in the morning, for example, you might put a tennis ball on top of them. —- Ava P., Westchester

8. ** My daughter and I went to Miyako on Ocean Park in Santa Monica for dinner tonight. We have been going there for like 10 years. Tonight, it seems like the employees were scattered and in a rush. It took the waitress 20 minutes to pick up our check. We almost left without paying (doubt they would notice). I’m sorry to say I don’t think we will come back and their prices have skyrocketed. —- Ilana Klaz

9. ** When I was growing up in Culver City, my sister was clearly the favored child – she has a later curfew and gets away with things I never could! Last week, my sister died of a drug overdose four blocks from where we grew up. —- Mia C., Culver City

10. ** I never expected to meet my soul-mate in the produce section of Whole Foods in Playa Vista, but you’re my black swan, Belle. I love you. And now things will never be the same for me. —- Darin H., Playa Vista

11. ** It appears a letter writing campaign looking to halt the building of a temporary homeless shelter across from an elementary school worked. Councilmember Mike Bonin’s office confirmed in an email that “it’s not going to happen.” —- Robert Hansen, Westchester

12. ** Google Search data from 2021 shows a world still finding its footing after a year of uncertainty. Discover how P.R. Prime can help you stay nimble in a rapidly changing marketplace. —- www.PRPrime.net

13. ** I’m the Senior Story Producer on The Dr. Phil show and I’m putting together a potential episode re: the current homeless situation on the west side in Los Angeles. This will be a discussion / respectful debate for anyone who is passionate about the topic in any capacity and also will attempt to explore potential solutions. If anyone is interested in being considered as a potential guest, please reach out. Jennifer.sellar@cbs.com —- Jennifer Sellar

14. ** Looking to sell a beautiful sleeper couch. Impeccable condition. Purchased 10 months ago. Never slept on. Moving, need to sell. 84” long by 40” deep. OK?…Between you and me, I’m not moving, however it sounds good as to why selling. If interested, please contact Catherine Jonas at 310-413-1277

15. ** Honest to God, the restaurant Bull and Butterfly in Playa Vista is closed more than it is opened. —- Oliver M., Playa Vista

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