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PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET GOLDIE
Goldie has been living and working in Playa del Rey since June of 2020
YES OR NO QUESTIONS:
Do you own Bitcoin?
–NO. DO I LOOK LIKE A GAMBLER.
Do you bake?
–YES. I LOVE PIE.
Have you ever taken a road trip?
Have you ever gotten a speeding ticket?
Have you been to a live rock concert in the past year?
–YES. AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL. PARKING SUCKS.
Have you ever done stand-up comedy?
–NO, BUT I’VE THOUGHT ABOUT IT.
Are you a twin or triplet?
Have you ever been part of a wedding party?
–YES. WHAT A F—KING BORE.
Do you like riding motorcycles?
Firefighters Battle Major Emergency Brush Fire in Playa Del Rey:
It took 86 Los Angeles Fire Department responders to put out a vegetation fire that broke out Saturday afternoon in Playa del Rey near Culver Boulevard and Jefferson Boulevard, west of Lincoln Boulevard. With some additional help from the L.A. County and Culver City fire departments, crews managed to fully contain the fire within an hour. No structures were threatened by the fire. The blaze grew to three and a half acres of vegetation, according to LAFD. The official cause of the fire has not been determined at the moment, however LAFD believes that a sport utility vehicle nearby may have played a role. LAFD said to expect at least one lane of Culver Boulevard and Jefferson Boulevard to be closed until operations are finished.
PLAYA – LENS:
Downtown Culver City.
PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET PEDRO
Pedro has been living in Westchester since August of 2019
PLAYA – LENS:
Meet Elwood from Playa del Rey. You are invited to share your photo with 25,000 of your neighbors in Playa Vista, Marina del Rey, Culver City, Playa del Rey, and Westchester.
PLAYA – INTERVIEW: DEVA AMIACHE
Deva is the owner of Ritrovo Restaurant in Playa Vista
What made you decide to open a restaurant in Playa Vista?
–We lived in Playa Vista for several years and had our children go to school there as well. We instantly fell in love with Playa Vista as it has lots of similarities with the south of France. PV gives you the feeling of living in a tight community where people know each other. Playa Vista is very family oriented and safe. We knew that Ritrovo’s concept would be a success as there were no other similar concepts in PV.
What is the most challenging thing about running a restaurant today?
–The most challenging part about running a restaurant today is finding qualified staff. Since the pandemic we have had so much trouble finding employees and the little amount of employees that we do find have very little experience in this industry.
Are you active in the community?
–We collaborate with PVES as well as with the optimistic club. We also donate to the fire department and police department.
In addition to running a restaurant, you’re also a mother of three young children. How do you balance all of that?
–Having three restaurants and three children is definitely a challenge but we have to make it work. With our 20+ years of experience in the restaurant industry, we know where to focus. We are lucky enough to have found three great executive chefs. At Ritrovo, Chef Pedro is the backbone of our kitchen and that gives us more time to focus on the front of the house part.
What are the restaurants in the area you enjoy?
–We really like Sol. The ambiance is great and the food is delicious. We often go there to relax and have a margarita.
Woman Killed in Four-Vehicle Crash in Westchester:
A woman was killed and a man suffered non-life-threatening injuries Saturday in a four-vehicle crash in Westchester. Firefighters and paramedics were dispatched at 6:28 a.m. to 6925 S. La Cienega Blvd., said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. “An adult female was trapped in the wreckage of her badly damaged vehicle,” Humphrey said. “Beyond medical assistance, she was determined deceased at the scene.”
PLAYA – RESTAURANT:
Two Suspects Sought for Stealing $4K from Culver City Gas Station:
Culver City police are searching for two suspects wanted for stealing $4,000 in cash from a gas station in an armed robbery. According to the Culver City Police Department (CCPD), on June 1 at 9:23 p.m., dispatchers received a call for service of an armed robbery that occurred at the Shell Gas Station, located at 10332 Culver Boulevard. CCPD officers met with three victims and learned that two suspects entered the store and upon approaching the register, Suspect #1 removed a silver and black semi-automatic handgun from his waistband, racked a round in the chamber, and pointed the gun at the victim’s head. Suspects #1 and #2 forced two employees face down on the floor while removing cash from the register. Suspect #1 then entered the back office and pointed the gun at the manager’s head and demanded more money. “In fear for her life, she complied,” the CCPD said.
PLAYA – REAL ESTATE:
Apple, which also plans to expand its presence locally, had an estimated 500,000-square feet of office space in the Culver City area as of October, according to Raise Commercial Real Estate.
PLAYA – MEMORY LANE:
Remembering The (Culver) City Life: WATCH
Ramen Spot Coming to Westchester:
Kai Ramen will be coming to Westchester with a new location at 8334 Lincoln Boulevard, as reported by What Now Los Angeles. Toddrickallen first reported that Kai Ramen would be taking the space which will be the chain’s eighth location. The Westchester branch does not yet have an estimated opening date and the new space used to be a PostalAnnex+ which probably means the site will need to be built out to be suitable as a restaurant space.
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
Woman Killed in Violent Culver City Crash:
A woman was killed and another person was injured following a Saturday night crash in Culver City. The crash happened around 10:15 p.m. near the intersection of La Cienega Boulevard and Wrightcrest Drive. A woman was driving a white sedan south on La Cienega when she rear-ended a second vehicle, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The woman’s sedan went off the road and slammed into a light pole, splitting the vehicle in half. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. She’s been identified only as a 23-year-old. The driver of the second vehicle was trapped inside and needed to be rescued by fire crews. The crash is under investigation by police. It’s unclear at this time if drugs, alcohol or speed were factors in the crash.
PLAYA – RESTAURANTS:
HAPPY HOUR IS BACK! 4 – 6 PM MON-FRI and SAT & SUN 11:30 AM – 6 PM. Summer is here! Join us and relax on our outdoor patios, and enjoy our New Happy Hour Small Plates along with wine specials and more! Everyday All Summer Long!
PVP READERS SELECT URBAN PLATES AS “BEST RESTAURANT VALUE” FOR 2022:
A majority of Playa Vista People readers polled have selected Urban Plates (Playa Vista) as the “best restaurant value” for 2022 in the publication’s coverage area of Playa Vista, Marina del Rey, Culver City, Playa del Rey, and Westchester. Readers felt that “Urban Plates consistently offered the best value of any restaurant in the area and particularly noted its Plate Pass concept as an extraordinary value” for area residents.
PLAYA – LENS:
Pumping iron in Westchester. Feel free to share your photo with 25,000 of your neighbors in Playa Vista, Marina del Rey, Culver City, Playa del Rey and Westchester.
PLAYA – BULLETIN BOARD:
1. ** Every young Marxist today insists their vision of socialism would somehow go “right” next time. But it remains a fantasy that completely rejects human nature. History proves it. —- Clancy M., Playa Vista
2. ** Share your FREE message with 25,000 of your neighbors for free. Post your FREE 25 word message in the Playa Vista Marina del Rey, Culver City, Playa del Rey and Westchester. Promote, barter, and hire comments. Send your message to: PlayaVistaPeople@TimeWire.net
3. ** The city of Los Angeles is moving forward with an ordinance to prohibit bicycle chop-shops on municipal property. This action is only, oh say, five years overdue. What absolute morons run this once great city. —- Karen L., Marina del Rey
4. ** Sweet Fish Sushi Bar & Restaurant in Playa Vista could be one of the five worst restaurants I’ve ever been to in my entire life. Absolutely horrible. —- Cindi Z., Playa Vista
5. ** A brush fire on PCH that snarled traffic and briefly threatened Ocean Ave. Started at a nearby encampment, according to fire officials. The cost of this homelessness fiasco is never-ending. —- Dr. Henry B., Marina del Rey
6. ** SOL Mexican Cocina, in Playa Vista – Not bad food, is delicious but pricey if u ask me. —- Howard B., Playa Vista
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8. ** Justin Flores, who shot and killed two El Monte police officers, could have faced significantly more years in prison when he was last charged with a crime. But one of Los Angeles Dist. Atty. George Gascón’s most heavily criticized policies may have led to a significantly lower sentence, according to documents reviewed by the L.A. Times. Recall Gascon! —- Yolanda P., Culver City
9. ** More than 60 tents were cleared out of Centennial Park in Venice this week after a growing number of fires, violence reports and a shooting incident, according to media reports. A simple question. Why did it take L.A. leaders years and years and years to do this? —- Vernon T., Marina del Rey
10. ** There are children being born whose parents were not alive when Shrek came out. —- Donald M., Westchester
11. ** I desperately needed caffeine and was excited to see Joliet serving coffee from 8am-2pm inside the FreeMarket at Runway Playa Vista. The stall is super cute with friendly staff. Ordered a latte for $4.50 and must say that it’s delicious! Expresso was very well brewed – perfect balance of bitterness and acidity. Glad I got to try this place and would come back again! —- Celine C., Los Angeles
12. ** I don’t review much but the food and service at Urban Plates in Playa Vista are outstanding !!!!! I was in a rush to take a flight from L.A. to Seattle. I let the manager know about my pressing time, and Oscar was more than helpful to work on my order, soon enough I was rang up by a very friendly cashier named Noelia. I ordered a couple of sandwiches for my flight back and I’m telling you it is worth stopping by and getting the grilled steak sandwich and fresh tuna sandwich. —- Sergio C., Los Angeles
13. ** It’s dangerous to be a mailman in Santa Monica. —- Phillip B., Marina del Rey
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