Playa Vista People 10/14/2021

PLAYA – A PHOTO EXPOSÉ:

A Shocking Photo Exposé of the Homeless Encampment at the Ballona Wetlands in Playa del Rey

PLAYA – INTERVIEW: MEET JU ROCHA

Robertson+Rocha Design Studio

1. Why did you choose to conduct your business affairs in the Silicon Beach area? How did you get there?

-I live in Playa Vista, however I conduct my business in Pacific Palisades. I’ve decided to move to Playa Vista to be in a safe and quiet community where I could focus primarily in growth and expand my business. 

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?

-A few years ago, I changed the way I was designing spaces to create more meaningful solutions for my clients where they can reconnect with themselves and each other. Today I design with a purpose in mind and a unique eye & approach to create interiors that inspire new ways to live and work by influencing behaviors.

3. Do you see yourself going beyond the Silicon Beach area?

-Where are you from? Absolutely. I am from Brazil.

4. In what ways have you seen the area change since you’ve been here?

-New developments (condos instead of homes), new restaurants and nightlife which have been attracting more young professionals, entrepreneurs and investors.


YES OR NO QUESTIONS:

Are you scared of heights?
-YES
Do you listen to The Beatles?
-NO
Have you vomited in the last year?
-NO
Does your car have seat warmers?
-YES
Have you smoked at least one cigarette in the last year?
-NO

www.robertsonrocha.com

PLAYA – LENS:

Smile, you’re on candid camera in Playa Vista.

PLAYA – EATS: 

Café Bohème

The long-awaited opening of Café Bohème in Playa del Rey. 

An extraordinary selection of sweet treats at Café Bohème Playa del Rey. The beautiful interior of Café Bohème. A beautiful breakfast at Café Bohème at Playa del Rey.

Pierre, co-owner of Café Bohème.

www.cafebohemepdr.com

PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET LISA

Owner of Cantalini’s Salerno Beach Restaurant

YES OR NO QUESTIONS:

Are you scared of heights?
-A LITTLE
Do you listen to The Beatles?
-YES
Have you vomited in the last year?
-NO
Does your car have seat warmers?
-YES
Have you smoked at least one cigarette in the last year?
-NO

PLAYA – PEOPLE:

Kool Community, Kool People: Playa Vista • Marina del Rey • Culver City • Playa del Rey • Westchester www.PlayaVistaPeople.com

PLAYA – PETS:

Patricia Cardin’s daughter with Cookie the Cavapoo and Teddy the nine-year-old Cavachon at Dana Point. Patricia and Teddy live in Playa Vista. 

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Send to: PlayaVistaPeople@TimeWire.net

PLAYA – LENS:

Walkin’ in Culver City? Send in your photos to: PlayaVistaPeople@TimeWire.net

Home Prices in Marina Del Rey Area Continue to Rise:

National home prices broke another yearly growth record as buyer demand remained strong and housing supply stayed tight. Prices increased 1.3% from June to July in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale CA Metropolitan Division, according to the latest data from the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index, one of the leading trackers of the housing market. Prices were up 17.9% in July 2021 over July 2020. Prices in the bottom third of the local market — homes priced under $731,000, often designated as starter homes — increased 19.7% year over year. The top third of the market (homes over $1,111,000) saw a 17.8% increase. Nationally, home prices increased 1.3% from July to August 2021, according to CoreLogic data. Price growth was slower than in June to July 2021, when prices rose 1.8% nationally. On a yearly basis, prices increased 18.1% from August 2020 to August 2021, the highest increase in 45 years. Prices for single-family homes grew by 19.8% over the past year; attached properties such as condominiums grew by 12%.

PLAYA – LENS:

A new and unusual vendor at the Farmers’ Market in Playa Vista.

PLAYA – COMMENTARY by Vanessa Kw, Mar Vista:

Be Careful Neighbors. I live a few blocks from the Lincoln and Washington intersection, and even closer to the intersection in front of Costco just East of there. I am writing to urge you all to be extremely careful when driving, walking, and biking around that part of our neighborhood. I have heard an uptick in accidents happening, and from the sounds of them, they are fairly serious. We heard them throughout this past year, but nothing like the frequency I am now hearing. Something should be done to make the traffic snake pit safer between Redwood past Lincoln and the sprawl of cars on the side streets rushing to buy their TP in bulk etc. at the big-box store. Maybe more turning lights or longer lights? If there is anyone who reads these that has power or ideas of how to get people in power to help make that part of our neighborhood safer, please pass the message along! In the meantime, stay safe everyone.

PLAYA – LENS:

Acclaimed Rock ‘n’ Roll photographer Jimmy Steinfeldt at dinner at J Nichols Kitchen in Marina del Rey.

PLAYA – LENS:

Italy’s Little Kitchen at night in Westchester.  www.italyslittlekitchen.com

PLAYA – COMMENTARY by Angela Pina, Westchester:

Mentally ill harassment. Today as I was walking into CVS by Trader Joe’s, a woman was being verbally attacked by another woman. As people walked by and did nothing! Someone was laying on their car horn but did nothing to help the “victim.” I walked up to the victim and took hold of her hand and guided her away. The verbal attacker then stopped us in our tracks and began verbally attacking me for being a Latina. With all my might I just stood there silent all the while with my pepper spray in my hand. A larger woman appeared and stood between us and commanded us to go inside, we did. About two minutes later the verbal attacker appeared inside CVS shouting loudly, looking for us. A CVS employee shared words with her and it became silent. I called my family, told them of the situation and carried on with my business. My husband rushed over to escort me to my car! When I finished up, I did not notice the woman inside and I left. I’m not sure where I’m going with this, I just want people to be aware of what is going on in our community. This woman did not appear to be homeless, in fact, she was dressed casually and looked clean. Why CVS has no security I don’t know. I’m frustrated that I felt the need to grasp my pepper spray for protection just to pick up a prescription! 8601 South Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA .

PLAYA – HISTORY:

Pacific Electric Railroad in Playa del Rey, 1939.

PLAYA – BUSINESS:

Stop in to see Petals ‘n’ Wax’s 100s of masks! Made with tissue pack lining and washable friendly material, gift your loved ones a mask with an additional greeting or holiday card this season.

These fashionably color-coordinated masks make for great stocking stuffers, and we will even gift wrap your in-store purchases for FREE!

Petals ‘n’ Wax
Villa Marina Marketplace Mall
13432 Maxella Ave.
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Mon-Sat: 9am-9pm & Sunday: 10am-6pm
(310) 305-8883

PLAYA – LENS:

Mo’s Place (left) Kay Flowers, Christopher Williams, and Jinji Smith, regulars at Mo’s Place (middle) Ken Toman and Karyn Srazeur (right) Kate Strachan, Dasha Moroz and Ingrid Eggertsen.  www.mosplacepdr.com

PLAYA – COMMENTARY by Jeanne Hook, Westchester:

This fellow was sitting outside our window at 7:30 am this morning! Happy October :). A rather large owl 🙂 7610-7620 Cowan Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

By day, Angie is a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and charity-giving Culver City resident. But once a week, she lets loose with things that piss her off. Buckle up.

– Given the quality of the staff in Yummy, I think they should change the name of the store to Dummy.

– Half the people I look at in the area who are health-food addicts look sickly to me. Somebody who is fat should force a big fat Hopdoddy burger down some of these people’s jaws because they look a little pale and pathetic to me.

– Do you think Santa is very jolly because he knows where all the slutty girls live?

Send your comments to Angry Angie – PlayaVistaPeople@TimeWire.net

PLAYA – LENS:

ProviStar Acupuncture in Westchester offers a holistic approach to medicine by promoting the body’s natural ability to heal through treatments such as acupuncture and cupping.  www. provistarsacupuncture.com

PLAYA – BULLETIN BOARD:


1. ** “A new restaurant called Neighbors was supposed to open in Playa Vista at the Runway Shopping Center in the fall but has been vacant for months and shows no sign of life. I wonder what happened.” —- Gregory B., Playa Vista

2. ** Coyotes. At 4:30 am this morning 2 coyotes were right in front of my house on Slauson between Culver Blvd. and Braddock Dr. I feed feral cats and 3 seem to be missing. I knew this was coming closer. Please be careful again with your pets. I wish I had the money to build a Catio for my ferals to try and keep them safe. I just pray they are alright. —- Connie Lumsden, Del Rey

3. ** I like the food at Dan Modern Chinese in Playa Vista but wonder why all the staff working there always looks constipated. Never a smile. —- Laura N., Playa Vista

4. ** Bike Attack in Playa Vista has a great bike mechanic named Eddie. I call him the Bike Whisperer. —- Clarence G., Culver City

5. ** The flower prices at Country Line Florals in Playa Vista are a total rip-off. I can buy better flowers at Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s at half the price. —- Bette M., Playa Vista

6. ** I love your free Bulletin Board section! —- Daisy P., Culver City

7. ** It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy. —- Claire S., Marina del Rey

8. ** Before my death, I want to exist as a pariah, living outside the herd and throwing bombs into it. —- Nicole C., Culver City

9. ** After reading Harry Potter, I spent hours on end trying to bewitch a broomstick to fly. —- Toni N., Westchester

10. ** The sped-up culture that delivers that novel to your doorstep overnight is the same culture that deprives you of the time to read it. —- Toby U., Marina del Rey

11. ** We must learn to honor excellence in every socially accepted human activity, however humble the activity, and to scorn shoddiness, however, exalted the activity. An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent philosopher. —- Fern G., Playa Del Rey

12. ** My best friend Jane, who had dabbled in vegetarianism during high school, became an environmental zealot while at L.M.U. —- Cody Z., Westchester

** Smile, you’re on Candid Camera. Send your favorite candid photos of people in: Playa Vista • Marina del Rey • Culver City • Playa del Rey • Westchester. Send your photos to: PlayaVistaPeople@TimeWire.net

** Join us for Playa Vista’s 2nd Annual Monster Dash 5K and Afterparty in Runway on October 31st, 2021! Register today at tinyurl.com/monsterdash2021

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Playa Vista People 10/07/2021

PLAYA – NEWS:

Two Wanted After Shooting In Playa Vista Tech Center

Two people are wanted in connection with a shooting in Playa Vista that was caught on video. According to the LAPD, a man had parked his car the morning of Sept. 21 on Shared Drive, east of South Center Campus Drive, when a couple parked a few feet away. The man got out and approached the first in an apparent confrontation.

The woman got out of the second car with a bag, out of which her companion retrieved a semi-automatic handgun and fired several rounds, LAPD officials said. Security video shows the first man, who had been sitting in his car, reversing to get away and crashing into a wall before driving away. The gunman and the woman returned to their car and gave chase, but he circled the area and was stopped by patrol officers, police said. The man was not injured in the shooting or the car crash. The shooting happened in an industrial park that’s home to a number of tech and media companies, including Google, YouTube, Fox Sports, Core Digital Media, and WeWork.

PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET CLAY

Clay has been living and working in Culver City since November 2018.

YES OR NO QUESTIONS:

Did you vote for Obama?
-NO
Did you vote for Hillary Clinton?
-NO
Should illegal aliens be given free health insurance?
-NO
Did you like the Star Wars movies?
-NO
Do you eat an apple a day?
-NO

PLAYA – LENS:

Dina Lee, a longtime volunteer at Wallis Annenberg PetSpace in Playa Vista, adopted Bitsy, a long haired chihuahua mix, in 2018.

PLAYA – EATS: 

Monty’s Good Burger Opens Culver City Location

Even if you’re not vegan, chances are you’ve heard of Monty’s Good Burger, one of the original fast-service burger joints in the LA area. Since opening their first location in Koreatown four years ago, Monty’s has just kept getting better. They just opened the doors to their fifth location in Culver City. The new Monty’s location can be found at 3849 Main Street, Culver City, CA 90232 — right across from the famous Culver Steps, giving you plenty of free outdoor space to enjoy a burger. Or loaded fries. Or a milkshake…or better yet, just order all three!

The new location will have all of the same menu items that you know and love from their other locations, including the secret menu item “Dog Pile” fries and their signature, seasonal milkshakes. Also on the menu will be their newest dish — the Charlie’s Chicken Sandwich, which is the brand’s first expansion from the classic menu. The sandwich comes with hand-breaded vegan chicken, Follow Your Heart Vegenaise, and house pickles on an artisan bun.

The new location will have a small outdoor dining area, and the inside will feature all of the classic Monty’s colors and art. They will also have Monty’s merchandise (trucker hats, pins, socks, and crewnecks) available for purchase.

www.montysgoodburger.com

PLAYA – INTERVIEW: MEET STEFANIE HUBER

Tucked+Covered

1. Why did you choose to conduct your business affairs in the Silicon Beach area? How did you get there?

-I’m happy to say I live in the Playa Vista community:) My family and I moved from Venice, CA, over seven years ago, and we welcome our new surroundings like a breath of fresh air. And, although Venice definitely has its unique offerings, the living lifestyle is entirely different. So, that’s how my business landed in Silicon Beach Area; I work from home. I love rising every morning, seeing the joggers and bikers start their day on a positive note as I walk my pups. Plus, experiencing families walking their children to and from school nourishes the soul. The neighborhood reminds me of an upscale, modern-day version of Mayberry, North Carolina, the hometown television setting from The Andy Griffith show. It’s a beautiful, safe area to live in, making it effortless to awake and seize the day.

2. What would you have to say has been the forefront of your success in your career?

-I believe in my innovative bed sheet design; the concept works beautifully. So, when the odds stack against me, I persevere. Here’s how it works: The oversized fitted sheet buttons mate with our neatly tailored flat sheet buttonholes. As I designed the concept, one dysfunctional detail led me to change another until it captured a synergistic quality like no other linens on the market. The united details work together to keep children comfy covered, and their bed neat, all the while providing lots of wiggle room. Who knew a bed linen design could build self-esteem? We did:)

3. Do you see yourself going beyond the Silicon Beach area?

-Networking on Instagram, I hear from moms all over the country and world struggling with nighttime wake-up calls, desperate for a good night’s rest. I feel so much joy seeing them light up when they sleep with my sheets for the first time:) It would be great to have distribution in many countries in an ideal world since international shipping is so expensive. What can I say? I’m a dreamer who wants to help people sleep better. As for my family and me, our home base will remain in the tech-savvy, people-friendly little town of Playa Vista. You know what they say, home is where the heart is, and my heart is here 🙂

4. Where are you from?

-Although I landed in Cali 25 years ago joining my husband, I grew up in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, with Charlie Daniels, the famous country music singer. His son, Charlie Junior, was a student at the local high school, so The Charlie Daniels Band would perform in the gymnasium annually. Mt. Juliet is a tranquil place in the country where my imagination kept me entertained for hours. Some days, when my friends weren’t around to play, I would sit in the fields, make flower necklaces, look for four-leaf clovers and catch lightning bugs on warm summer nights. And, although I feel Silicon Beach has so much more to offer my children, I’m happy I grew up in the country.

5. In what ways have you seen the area change since you’ve been here?

We moved here before the development of Runway, so there have been some great additions to the community. It’s so lovely having peace of mind as my daughter skateboards to Whole Foods with their friends. And Tech inspiration is all around, right at our fingertips, not to mention the Cinemark movie theaters, the one-of-a-kind shops, and the yummy restaurants. We conveniently get our hair cut at Beauty Beach Lounge:) They do a great job:) My pups and I love the new dog park with the turf and cooling water river. It’s their favorite:).

Annenberg PetSpace, a unique high-tech animal adoption facility for animal lovers, also opened while living here. My son and I volunteer at Annenberg PetSpace most Sundays, nurturing his interest in Veterinary Medicine. My family and I have made so many great memories with all of the new additions at Silicon Beach. 


YES OR NO QUESTIONS:

Are you scared of heights?
-Never! Bring on the heightened perspective, and I’ll welcome the challenge:) Going skydiving is on my bucket list:)
Do you listen to The Beatles?
-Doesn’t everybody? I mean, as I’ve matured, I do enjoy escaping with classical music, but I’m always game for a Beatles tune:)
Have you vomited in the last year?
-You know, come to think of it, I’ve been Vomit Free this past year. I wish I could say the same for my dogs:/
Does your car have seat warmers?
-Oh. So that’s what you call that butt and back warming feature. I thought it was the “tension therapy“ feature;). Yes!! I do have seat warmers:):)
Have you smoked at least one cigarette in the last year?
-I can’t say that I have; It gets in the way of my yoga;)

EYES ON OUR COMMUNITY – HOW DO YOU SEE THINGS?

Playa Vista People is spotlighting readers’ photos of our community, Playa Vista, Marina del Rey, Culver City, Playa del Rey and Westchester and we want your photos to be featured next. Send your favorite photos of our community — whether it’s people, beaches or other locations. We want to publish YOUR vision of our community.

Send to: PlayaVistaPeople@TimeWire.net

PLAYA – LENS:

Smile, you’re on Playa’s Candid Camera in Culver City.

CONSTRUCTION STARTS FOR NEW CEDARS-SINAI MARINA DEL REY HOSPITAL:

Construction for the new Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital starts in October and the hospital has selected the contractor to build the new technologically advanced location, officials announced. “After years of community outreach efforts — gaining support from key community leaders, organizations and the city of Los Angeles — we’re excited to begin building a new hospital that will allow those who live and work in the Marina del Rey area to receive the highest-quality healthcare without having to leave their neighborhoods,” said Joanne Laguna-Kennedy, MSN, RN, vice president and chief operating officer of Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital. Hospital staff has stepped in to provide major community care during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The new nine-story building will expand the hospital’s surgery and emergency services, which have been critical to the community as health experts work to stop the spread of the virus. Rudolph and Sletten, Inc. is the contractor and will build the new facility along Lincoln Boulevard, allowing the existing hospital to remain fully operational during construction. Once the new building is completed, the old building will be demolished. No exact date for demolition was announced. To make space for construction activity, a new lobby and main entrance opened on the north side of the hospital on Oct. 4. Patients and visitors can also access the new north lobby entrance by entering the hospital campus from Mindanao Way and parking in the North Lot. The south lobby entrance will close later this year.

PLAYA – READER QUESTION?

Do some women love their cats more than people?

Send your reply to: PlayaVistaPeople@TimeWire.net

PLAYA – COMMENTARY by Robert Hansen, Westchester:

Westchester Park. After yet another violent gun death last week in Westchester Park and a proposed plan to use the Airport site adjacent to Visitation as a homeless encampment, a group of neighbors has decided enough is enough. Our Council member listens to no one, and with the fact that this neighborhood group has confirmed housing waiting for everyone in the park through the organization SHARE! it’s time to ask the Sheriff to come to Westchester Park and offer each homeless person shelter and safety while freeing up our park for use by all of us once again. We will be asking neighbors to sign a letter, and it will be delivered to Sheriff Villanueva directly. You do not need to be a registered voter, just a signature if you believe that enough is enough. Additionally, a letter to the FAA and LAWA will shortly follow with neighbors going door to door, asking for our signatures regarding the visitation site not being used by Mike Bonin as a homeless camp. If successful in getting the Sheriff involved, and he is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer for the Entire County, we finally have a chance to clear Westchester Park and house the individuals living there.

PLAYA – HISTORY:

The Hull Building, at Culver Boulevard and Washington Boulevard, was built by Dr. Foster Hull in 1925 and served as the first hospital in Culver City

PLAYA — RESTAURANTS:

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 VISTA PEOPLE:

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PLAYA – COMMENTARY by Nick Natale, Playa del Rey:

Litterbugs. Spotted a couple of individuals that looked strung out from a night of partying sitting in their car smoking and enjoying some McDonald’s breakfast around 6:30 am. About 30 minutes later they were passed out and had decided to throw all their trash in the street, about 20 feet away from a bunch of trash bins. Classy move. Not sure why people love doing this at the beach and on Trolley Way — especially with so many trash bins nearby. Playa del Rey, CA

PLAYA – RESTAURANTS:

www.urbanplates.com

PLAYA – BULLETIN BOARD:


1. ** Coyotes spotted moving along 82nd near Alverstone. [11:45 pm] just encountered two coyotes while walking my pup; one appeared to be a juvenile, trotting along the sidewalk of 82nd heading east toward Alverstone, the other a large adult in the street, hugging the parked cars at 6320-6330 West 82nd Street, Los Angeles, CA —- April Kacena, Westchester

2. ** Should Big Tech have the power to control what we see, hear, and even…think? Online censorship shouldn’t be a partisan issue. —- Melissa S., Playa Vista

3. ** We know that CA is an anti-gun state. How many of you are recently converted pro-gun owners or you’re considering buying your first gun? I’ve never been for or against guns. Was a lil nervous about them until now. Recent changes across the nation and world helped me make my mind up real quick! Bought my first gun last year. Have acquired multiple more since then. —- Renee Williams

4. ** “Eating grapes with milk is trashy but wine with cheese is classy.” —– David S., Marina del Rey

5. ** My father was raised in Culver City when it was crawling with rough, hardfisted men, who had been weaned on skinned knuckles and a swift kick to the balls. Very different world today. —– Gloria V., Playa Vista

6. ** We must have universal free and low-cost facilities to house thousands of addicts. Yes, this is mandatory. How about underused military bases being repurposed for treating addicts? Medical, not criminal solutions are a must. Also, big pharma must be compelled to provide low-cost long-term medical treatments for drug addicts. —- Angus MacDonald, Culver City

7.** Professional muggers reveal the number 1 technique they use to mug people is asking people alone ‘what time is it?’ Beware. —- Allison M., Westchester

8. ** Alan Jackson, owner and chef at Bull & Butterfly, is now a standing true visionary and pioneer. —- Clayton M., Culver City

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Playa Vista People 9/30/2021

*PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET LYN
Lyn has been living in Westchester since November 2015
YES OR NO QUESTIONS:

Have you ever broken someone’s heart?
-YES
Have you ever caught someone cheating on their boyfriend or girlfriend? 
-YES
Do you think that a man and a woman can be exclusively friends?
-YES
Have you ever fainted from drinking so much? 
-NO
Have you ever found something so funny you couldn’t stop laughing? 
-YES

*PLAYA – LENS:

Everybody was Kung Fu fighting in Westchester.

***PLAYA – RESTAURANT 

Mo’s Place, Playa del Rey
NFL Sundays at Mo’s!! 
We’ve got all the games on you don’t want to miss
PLUS a killer brunch from 9:30am – 2:30pm JOIN US!!

Mo’s Place
203 Culver Blvd, Playa del Rey, CA 90293
(310) 822-6422

www.mosplacepdr.com

*PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET GABBY
 Gabby has been living in Playa Vista since January 2017
WOULD YOU RATHER:

Would you rather wear the same socks for a month or the same underwear for a week?
-SOCKS
Would you rather work an overtime shift with your annoying boss or spend a full day with your mother-in-law?
-I DON’T HAVE A MOTHER-IN-LAW
Would you rather cuddle a koala or pal around with a panda?
-PANDA
Would you rather have a sing-off with Ariana Grande or a dance-off with Rihanna?
-I LOVE ARIANA GRANDE BUT WOULD RATHER PARTY WITH AMY WINEHOUSE
Would you rather always have B.O. and not know it or always smell B.O. on everyone else?
-I DON’T WANT TO KNOW.

*PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET MELINDA
Melinda has been living in Marina del Rey since January 2004
YES OR NO QUESTIONS:

Can you remember the last time you went to bed without eating?
-YES
Are you currently doing something you love?
-YES
Do you still think of people who hurt you in the past?
-YES
Have you ever been to the zoo?
-YES
Have you ever noticed something bad about yourself?
-YES
Do you understand the term “inevitable challenges”?
-YES
Do you see your challenges as a disadvantage?
-YES

*PLAYA – READER ESSAY CONTEST

IS LOVE IN THE AIR IN OUR COMMUNITY?

Send your essay for posting on Playa Vista People to be read by all 25,000 of our weekly readers in Playa Vista, Marina del Rey, Culver City, Playa del Rey, and Westchester.

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*PLAYA – COMMENTARY by Andrea Ferrante, Playa del Rey:

Underwater Sewage Pipeline – Done? 

This underwater pipeline project has gone way past the extension date. Workers aren’t there anymore. The machinery is gone. Does anyone have any idea when the city plans on cleaning up the mess left behind by pipeline work? This photo is by PDR’s crumbling bridge and there is another fenced-off area by Playa Provisions. 

*PLAYA – LENS

Smile, you are on Candid Camera in Playa Vista People.

*PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET KAYA
Kaya has lived in Marina del Rey since October 2017
YES OR NO QUESTIONS:

Do you have an irrational fear/phobia?
-YES, OF STUPID QUESTIONS LIKE THAT ONE
Are you scared of heights?
-NO
Have you ever watched a horror movie by yourself?
-ALL THE TIME
Are you good with insects?
-HELL, NO. I HATE INSECTS. DOESN’T EVERYBODY?
Have you ever held a snake?
-YES. ONCE FOR ABOUT TEN SECONDS. GROSS.
Are you claustrophobic?
-NO.
Have you ever gone swimming naked?
-HELL, YES.

*PLAYA – COMMENTARY by Rene Carrion, Playa del Rey:

Man snooping around homes. On Friday mid-morning, last week my wife was pulling out of our driveway when she noticed a man on the next-door neighbor property (neighbor was not home, their driveway was empty). When he saw she was looking his way the man quickly walked to his bicycle on the sidewalk and drove off. Something did not seem “right” about this, she drove down the block then drove around the block. Sure enough, when she came back, he had doubled back and was now on the neighbor’s property across the street from us. When he saw her car coming back, he quickly got on his bike and drove away. We spoke to both neighbors later and both confirmed they were not expecting anyone. Man was 50-60’ish with gray hair. This happened on Greene Ave west of Centinela.

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Random Attack & They have a Car. My sister went outside to walk her dog and then noticed one of our dogs was barking. At the same time, this African American lady started to charge her and she persisted to tell her to STOP STOP but she didn’t stop so she ran into ongoing traffic and found a neighbor across the street. Then the lady persisted to chase them both and throw her urine on them. The cops were called and unfortunately, they know their situation very well and said the lady is homeless and has mental health issues. She drove away in this car below but thought I would share this here in case anyone sees this car and license plate. She was unprovoked and I wish there was more the cops could do. Very, very scary. Person 1 Hair: Black Top: Purple Vehicle 1 Color: Silver Make: Malibu Model: Chevy 3501 Military Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

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Mike Bonin Successful Program. There is a lot of chatter about City councilman Mike Bonin today and most of it is negative. People are upset and are constantly pointing to his failures. I wanted to take a different approach and point out one of Mike’s most successful programs to date. Recently he revealed the home addresses of the people leading the recall campaign against him on social media and it was a success. Very quickly one of the leaders had a brick thrown through her window. So for all of you naysayers who are constantly talking about Mike Bonin’s unsuccessful plans, here is one he implemented that worked. https://ktla.com/news/local-news/lapd-responds-to-vandalism-report-at-home-of-activist-leading-effort-to-recall-l-a-councilman-mike-bonin/

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1. *** I went to the Escape Day Spa in Playa Vista for the first time and loved it. Great addition to the neighborhood. —- Tony F., Playa Vista

2. *** I love your Playa Vista People digital magazine. I just discovered it a week or two ago from a neighbor. Very well done. —- Dr. B. Conrad, Marina del Rey

3. *** I love Mo’s Place in Playa Del Rey. The people are always fun. Good times! —- Kimberly K., Playa del Rey

4. *** Three Street Promenade in Santa Monica is a disgrace filled with filth, crime, homeless decay and that’s the best that can be said. It’s a symbol of the horrible decline of Santa Monica which was a once-great city ruined by a radical political team of leaders that should be ashamed of themselves. —- Dennis and Helen H., Marina del Rey

5. *** If you want to taste some truly awful chocolate chip cookies, may I suggest you purchase one at Nice Cream in PlayaVista. Awful. —- Zoey B., Playa Vista

6. *** Coyote sightings. Saw these little guys on my morning walk today! I was pretty surprised to see how relaxed they were, just cruising around at 8 am like they own the hood!  —- Jenny Milnes, Westchester

7. *** There’s real power in saying ‘I need help telling this story.’ —- www.PRPrime.net

8. *** Possible burglar looking for open apts. A young kid (16-20) knocking on random apt doors at The Metro. 5625 South Crescent Park West, Playa Vista, CA —- David De Nino, Playa Vista

9. *** Driving Reckless. My daughter was jogging yesterday around 12:30 PM and a person in a white car almost hit her. He yelled inflammatory words that she shouldn’t be jogging in the street. My first reaction was to confront the man. However, this post will let my neighbors know that this man uses his car to intimidate people instead of using positive words, which is always more constructive. He lives on Isis. I won’t list his license plate or home address as I’m still considering filing a police report. —- John Smith, Westchester

10. *** Understanding the actions people take after interacting with an ad is an enormous challenge because there can be gaps in the information available to marketers. Customers may shop across different browsers and devices, or research products online and then buy offline. Surveys prove press releases are much more believable than ads —- www.PRPrime.net

 11. *** “People who sleepwalk are technically following their dreams.”  —- Ashely P., Culver City

12. *** “Nobody looks average in a cowboy hat. Either you look very cool or like an idiot.” —- Dylan M., Marina del Rey

13. *** STOLEN PETS. Ale and Jasun are victims of theft. Thieves broke into my private residence and stole everything including my pets while I was gone for lunch. PLEASE IF SEEN WALKING WITH ANYONE PLEASE CONTACT ME. THERE WILL BE A REWARD. 380-390 East Fowling Street, Playa del Rey, CA —- Adrian Garcia, Playa del Rey

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