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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:

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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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Playa Vista People 01/06/2022

PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET BELLAMY

Bellamy has been living in Culver City since January 2004

WOULD YOU RATHER QUESTIONS:

Would you rather give up your computer or your pet?
–I HATE PETS!
Would you rather be a deep-sea diver or an astronaut?
–ASTRONAUT CAUSE I LOVE OUTER SPACE
Would you rather publish your diary or make a movie on your most embarrassing moment?
–DIARY, CAUSE I DON’T KEEP ONE
Would you rather be a giant hamster or a tiny rhino?
–RHINO. HAMSTERS ARE DISGUSTING

PLAYA – LENS:

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PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET RUTH

Ruth has been living in Culver City since July 2009

WOULD YOU RATHER QUESTIONS:

Would you rather have a golden voice or a silver tongue?
–GOLDEN VOICE. I SING IN THE SHOWER.
Would You rather be in jail for a year or lose a year off your life?
–LOSE A YEAR OF MY LIFE. AT MY AGE IT WOULDN’T MATTER.
Would You Rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early?
–EARLY. MY MOTHER TOLD ME TO NEVER BE LATE. IT IS RUDE.

PLAYA – LENS:

A green room in Marina del Rey.

PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET WIGGLES

Wiggles has lived in Marina del Rey since the day she was born.

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PLAYA – LENS:

Extraordinary linguini and clam sauce at Cantalini’s Salerno Beach restaurant in Playa del Rey.

Playa’s Renowned U.S. Showjumper to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Leading show-jumping rider Kathy Kusner and event organizer Howard Simpson have been honored with the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award from the U.S. Equestrian Federation. The pair will be presented with their awards at the Pegasus Awards Dinner Celebration during the 2022 U.S. Equestrian Annual Meeting in Florida, on Thursday, January 13. Kusner, from Playa Vista, has not only won Olympic and Pan American Games medals for her country, but she is also renowned as a true pioneer who broke barriers for other women in horse sports and has devoted much of her life to horses and equestrianism.

PLAYA – LENS:

The owner and staff of the beloved Cantalini’s Salerno Beach Restaurant in Playa del Rey on New Year’s Eve.

PLAYA – RESTAURANT REVIEW
by Alice Revel:

The Good Pizza

I’ve now been to lunch at The Good Pizza in Playa del Rey twice in the last month and both times the food was terrific, far exceeding my expectations for this small restaurant in our local area. The last time I was there I had a terrific Mediterranean salad which you can get a half portion. A nice treat for lunch. The lobster ravioli was outstanding not merely good but inspiring. This is a small restaurant but I sense it as cared for by its staff and its owner which in today’s world makes it quite unusual.

www.thegoodpizza.com

PLAYA – EATS:

Café Bohème


Tartine Aux Avocats (Avocado Toast) is a beautiful plate at Café Bohème in Playa del Rey.

www.cafebohemepdr.com

PLAYA – COMMENTARY by Jess Kang, Del Rey:

Giving this one-year-old baby away. Her name is lloba. She is a happy, lovely, outgoing dog, does very well with other dogs, and looking for a forever home with a lovely family. Cannot keep her because I have four other dogs. Contact Tina (562) 719-1974

PLAYA – READER QUESTION?

How have you cured loneliness in the neighborhood in the last year?

Send your reply (maximum 250 words) to: PlayaVistaPeople@TimeWire.net

PLAYA – HISTORY:

Incline from the beach looking eastward to the Los Angeles Pacific Railway stop at the base of the Westchester cliffs, 1910s.

PLAYA – COMMENTARY by Justin Purser, Playa del Rey:

Mistruths regarding the Recall Of Mike Bonin. Wanted to clear up something the few remaining Mike Bonin supporters seem to bring up and that is the notion that the Recall is solely to remove Mike Bonin from office. That is not necessarily the only goal…Yes removing Mike from office is a priority but it’s also to end his career as an elected official forever. Once someone is removed from office they are deemed “unelectable,” and no one is willing to put $$ into a campaign for them because it’s too easy for any opponent to point out that they were already once removed from office by their constituents. So, I guess you could say those organizing the recall are doing the Lord’s work to make sure many others in the future would not have to suffer the consequences of Mike Bonin.

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PLAYA – COMMENTARY by Mishele Vieira, Westchester:

New Restaurant – 123-Pho Now Open in Westchester!! Happy New Year Neighbors! I was sad when we lost Sansei, I know many of us liked them and they did good things for our community. And…after that space being vacant for so long, I am pleased to welcome 123-Pho to the corner of Lincoln and Manchester (between the credit union and LA Fitness). We thought it was great. My husband had the lemongrass chicken and I had Pho. Both were delish. We got takeout, but people were eating in and seeming to enjoy. I hope you will consider giving them a try.

PLAYA – RESTAURANTS:

Urban Plates’ Grilled Grass Fed Steak Plate, normally $15.95, is $11 with Plate Pass.

www.urbanplates.com

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PLAYA – BULLETIN BOARD:


1. ** Consumer Beware! for Runway Optometry, Playa Vista. This place is all about making money. The front staff will upsell everything with a hefty markup. And they will use the scare tactic so that you have to buy glasses/contact lenses. I just had my glasses made. The prescriptions are wrong. They are waaaay too strong for my eyes. I am now getting a second opinion, having to pay out of pocket, since I just used all of my insurance benefits at this place. Unfortunately, many of the optometrists in this area are all about making money. I’ve yet to still find a genuine caring optometrist who is not so money hungry. —- E.L., Playa Vista

2. ** My message is simple. Recall Councilman Mike Bonin. He is a disaster! Look around. —- Oliva T., Marina del Rey

3. ** I had a dream that I had invented Toenail Clippers For Seniors. —- Arlene H., Playa Vista

4. ** Let’s be honest. Movies today suck. —- Vincent A., Culver City

5. ** The crossword puzzle “acts as a window into our fantasies, tastes, and unyielding fixations.” —- Oliva P., Playa del Rey

6. ** Listen up! When I am bored, really bored, I call Best Western Hotels and when they answer…”Best Western,” I yell “True Grit with John Wayne” and then hang up. —- Tony P., Culver City

7. ** Covid. Be careful neighbors, Covid is still traveling around, my household is all vaccinated & we are sick, tested positive. It’s no joke. Hospitals are full, & you will not be allowed to go inside with your loved ones. Please take care. —- Sylvia Sandela

8. ** Urgent plea for assistance. Paint is washing into our oceans in Culver City. We need help cleaning the paint that is bubbling and chipping off the pedestrian sidewalks. All of those people volunteered to help paint. We need your HELP NOW. —- Clinton G.

9. ** I am tired of feeling unsafe in Santa Monica. Between the homeless encampment down the street to drug addicts and the mentally ill, I do feel unsafe. —- Angie Nosho, Santa Monica

10. ** Contribute to Sheriff Alex Villanueva – This is the one person who has done something for us. All of us here in CD-11. In addition to Venice Beach and Westchester Park, he and his team moved our veterans onto the VA and off of the streets. He’s a lifelong cop, has done a difficult job with a County Board of Supervisors that he doesn’t report to. —- Robert Hansen, Westchester

11. ** Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James said he had no response to NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who criticized James for a social media post in which he appeared to question the difference between COVID-19 and the flu and common cold. Increasingly, I am coming to believe that LeBron is a talented, angry moron. —- Gwen Z., Playa Vista

12. ** My dog woke me up barking at 3 am this morning. I got up to look out the window to see a very large coyote on my front lawn eating some poor dead animal. Could not tell what kind of animal it was. Too big to be a cat. This coyote looked more like a large dog or small wolf. Not scrawny or skinny. Finally picked up its prey and walked off. 8900 block David Ave. Be careful. Please don’t leave any of your animals outside at night. —- Lorraine Salk, Culver City

13. ** The fact that someone had to come up with a superstition to keep people from walking under ladders is probably a pretty good sign that we’ve always been dumb.—- Howie C., Culver City

14. ** Let’s be honest, kids. New Year’s Eve is the worst, anyway – even worse than Valentine’s Day when it comes to people desperately pretending to be having a good time. Spare yourself. —- Wally Z., Marina del Rey

15. ** A recent family visit to the Santa Monica Pier. Crowded, dirty, unsafe illegal vendors. Disgusting. —- Leslie T., Marina del Rey

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