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Playa Vista People 06/23/2022

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DEAR VALUED PLAYA VISTA PEOPLE READER:

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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?
–MANY TIMES.
Have you ever gotten a speeding ticket?
–MANY TIMES.
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?
–NO.
Have you ever been part of a wedding party?
–YES. WHAT A F—KING BORE.
Do you like riding motorcycles?
–YES.

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.

www.ritrovoplayavista.com

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:

Ritrovo Playa Vista

www.ritrovoplayavista.com

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
(310) 305-8883

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:

Cantalini’s Salerno Beach

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!

www.salernobeach.com

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

14. ** Entry-level Researcher for prominent PR Firm in South Bay (Manhattan Beach). An extraordinary opportunity to begin a career in the dynamic world of entertainment and media. A chance in a lifetime in a lifetime of chance. If you have been wanting to explore a career in the entertainment industry or media this is your golden opportunity. Part-time, 15 flexible hours, freelance. Extremely reliable. Positive work environment. Great opportunity for the right person. Send resume (no attachment) and complete contact details including phone # to: mlmediapr2021@gmail.com

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Playa Vista People 06/16/2022

PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET AURORA

Aurora lives and works in Culver City

YES OR NO QUESTIONS:

Have you ever seen someone wearing tight pants and their butt looking in shape?
–YES
When you are walking along the road do you have a habit of reading all the advertisement boards or shop boards?
–NO
Have you ever called a random number on your phone and had a long conversation?
–NO
Have you ever watched your favorite TV shows for hours and hours and never got bored?
–YES, TWILIGHT ZONE
Did you ever go to your friend’s house just for food or a cup of coffee?
–KINDA
Have you ever worn your sister’s shoes?
–NO, SHE HAS REALLY BIG FEET
Have you ever eaten at the Bull and Butterfly in Playa Vista?
–YEAH, ONCE WHEN IT OPENED. DIDN’T CARE FOR IT

Spanish Summer School for Kids in Culver City:

Beyond Pre-K preschool students take a picture with their teachers, Elvia Wulf, left, and Vera Chang-Garcia during Spring Open House at Culver West Park last March. Some kids want to have fun in the summertime and some kids want to learn. The Beyond Pre-K program at Culver West Park in west Culver City offers both. The Spanish preschool and summer school for kids is a combination Spanish education and fun activities that offers kids 3-8 the opportunity to learn Spanish in a safe, fun and educational atmosphere. The programs are offered through Culver City’s Parks and Recreation Department, and it features two of the best preschool teachers in Culver City. Vera Chang-Garcia and Elvia Wulf are long time teachers at Culver West Park that blend experience with a caring attitude. They provide a different experience every day for the 3 to 5-year-old preschoolers and the 6 to 8-year-old students.

PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET REG

Reg lives and works in Marina del Rey

YES OR NO QUESTIONS:

Do you miss Ed Sullivan on TV?
–WHO IS ED SULLIVAN?
Have you been to the dentist in the last year?
–NO
Do you smoke cigarettes?
–NO
Do you smoke pot?
–NO
Have you ever driven for Uber?
–NO. I HAVE NEVER EVEN RIDDEN IN AN UBER.
Have you read a book in the last month?
–YES. TWO
Do you get migraine headaches?
–NO
Have homeless people in the Marina harassed you?
–YES, FREQUENTLY, AND THE POLICE DO NOTHING.

PLAYA – LENS:

Remember cassettes in Culver City?

Send your photos to: PlayaVistaPeople@TimeWire.net

PLAYA – INTERVIEW: MICHAEL VARTANIAN

Owner of Marina Bay Watch Co.

How long have you been in business?
–Marina Bay Watch Company just reached a huge milestone for me of 25 years.

Why did you decide to locate in Marina del Rey?
–I felt that Marina del Rey would be a great location to open a watch and jewelry repair shop due to the great demographics and how affluent the area is. I love this area, I love all my customers, and I have no regrets opening my repair shop in the Marina.

What makes your company unique?
–Marina Bay Watch Company is unique because we are a family-run watch and jewelry repair shop in Marina del Rey, Ca. that has been providing service since 1996. We always provide first-class service and quality in repairs regardless if it’s a simple watch battery replacement or a Rolex repair. I take pride in my team of highly qualified watchmakers and jeweler who have decades of experience. My watch service center specializes in extensive restorations, repairs, and cleanings on all timepieces, ranging from vintage watches to luxury watch brands. For decades we have proved to our long-time customers that they can trust us with all their sentimental jewelry for repairs, too. We even do custom jewelry for many of our regulars. Since Day 1, my number one goal was to build a business that one day would have a reputation of being one of the best watch repair and jewelry repair shops in Los Angeles. And I feel like I have attained that. I have so many long-time customers of 20+ years that have since moved out of the state. Many of those long-time customers wait until they are back in California to bring us their fine jewelry or luxury watch brands for repair because they love and trust us so much.

What restaurants do you like in the area?
–Restaurants, where do I start? I love food. So many great places to choose from in the area. When my wife visits me, it’s either C&O or Tito’s Tacos. If I’m without my wife, Killer Shrimp all the way!!

How difficult was running your business during COVID?
–Definitely one of the biggest challenges in my life was running my watch and jewelry repair shop during COVID. To start, we were closed for several months. That definitely got me very nervous. But once I opened again, we were very busy by appointment only but only 3 days a week for over a year. It was tough for my staff to run back and forth outside to help customers repair their watches or jewelry (Great workout though). We conducted our entire business curbside by appointment only for the safety of our customers and our staff members. Customers seemed very happy to see us doing business and grateful that we did this while maintaining the safety for others. And I am so grateful that I made it through COVID, and proud that I just reached a huge milestone of 25 years in business.

Has Marina’s homeless problem worsened over the last year or two?
–The homeless population definitely seems like it has become much worse in the last 2 years. I’d love to help them all but unfortunately one man can’t do this. Our politicians need to step up!

www.marinabaywatch.com

Culver City Sex Registrant Caught on Camera, Arrested for Being a Peeping Tom, Police Say:

The Culver City Police Department arrested an alleged Peeping Tom who was spotted outside a woman’s home, police said. The alleged lurker, 49-year-old Culver City resident Shondel Larkin, was arrested on Wednesday after he was spotted peering through a woman’s window, police said on Facebook. While the identity of the prowler was not initially known, the woman’s doorbell camera captured footage of the man, who was then identified as Larkin, “a local sex registrant who is on parole for sex crimes,” outside her home at least twice, police said.

PLAYA – LENS:

Two sisters argue at Farmers’ Market in Playa Vista. Share your photo with 25,000 of your neighbors in Playa Vista, Marina del Rey, Culver City, Playa del Rey and Westchester.

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PLAYA – EATS:

The Good Pizza

The Good Pizza in Playa del Rey www.thegoodpizza.com

The Friendship Factor:

The FRiENDSHiP FACTOR was founded on the simple premise that we all need friends, whatever labels we have been given, however awkward our needs. Especially those who are facing developmental challenges, misunderstood, underrepresented, and vulnerable to discrimination and harm. As mothers of autistic boys and parent advocates, we identified white space in special need’s social skills training for more enriching, cultural, creative, and fun experiences that could spur authentic social interaction, and serve as a pathway to fostering friendships for children with and without disabilities.

We set out to provide such a resource – The FRiENDSHiP FACTOR – a summer inclusion camp promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion for neurodiverse children and their families. Consulting with behavioral therapists to develop program curriculum encouraging opportunities for naturalistic environment teaching, social emotional development, physical activity/play, and creative projects to foster self-confidence, team building, empathy, and belonging through shared experiences and peer support. This is our passion, our purpose, and the enduring legacy we hope will make a better world for our two sons and the special needs/disability community for generations to come.

www.thefriendshipfactor.org

PLAYA – R.I.P. MARGARET HARRIS:

Margaret Mary Harris, wife of Dick Harris for more than 70 years, mother of six, grandmother of 15, great grandmother of 3, sister to Al, Robert, and Dee, aunt to their many children, and cherished friend, died on May 20, 2022, in her home in Playa del Rey. She was 96. Born in 1925 in Austin, Minnesota, she was the first daughter of Delilah and Albert Sutton.

PLAYA – LENS:

Caprese salad at Ritrovo Playa Vista.

Actor Patrick John Flueger Lists Marina del Rey Apartment:

Actor Patrick John Flueger, who stars in Chicago P.D. as Adam Ruzek, has listed his Marina del Rey home as reported by The Dirt.com. He bought the home in 2016. Flueger said, as quoted by The Dirt.com, “I love this house and I hate to give it up. … But as sometimes happens, my job is taking me away from California and into the Midwest, and while I’ve tried to hold onto it as long as I can – and I have a feeling I might regret selling it as soon as the papers are signed – it seems only right that somebody new should get to enjoy it as much as I have over the years.” The home, which has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, originally cost the actor $1.8 million but after six years has been listed for $2.2 million. The four-story estate sits close to the Venice border.

PLAYA – LENS:

Everybody was Kung Fu fighting in Westchester. Send in your photos for publication.

Send to: PlayaVistaPeople@TimeWire.net

Man Caught on Video Stealing from Sex Shop in Playa Vista, Police Say:

Police are searching for a man caught on surveillance video trying to rob an adult sex store in Playa Vista. The incident happened in April at a shop near Lincoln Boulevard and 84th Street. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the suspect walked up to the counter, pointed a semi-automatic handgun at the sales associate and demanded she give him “all the money.” Police said the woman stepped away from the register out of fear and as she walked back, the suspect went over to a display wall and grabbed an item. That’s when he quickly walked out. According to police, no money was taken. Investigators have since released photos of the suspect. He’s being described as a 6-foot man who weighs about 175 pounds.

PLAYA – RESTAURANTS:

Plate Pass is the most affordable way to eat at urban plates. Members save an average of $42 per month and with our special pricing, all $11 menu items are $10! Plate Pass is a monthly $10 subscription so you can eat with us at the lowest price possible, anytime you want.

www.urbanplates.com

AVOID ISOLATION – KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS READ PLAYA VISTA PEOPLE:

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PLAYA – LENS:

Super Teeny Weeny Itty Bitty friend from Playa del Rey. Share your photographs with 25,000 of your neighbors in Playa Vista, Marina del Rey, Culver City, Playa del Rey, and Westchester.

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PLAYA – BULLETIN BOARD:


1. ** The recall of a progressive prosecutor in San Francisco and the strong showing by a former Republican in the mayor’s race in Los Angeles showed the shifting winds on criminal justice. We have had enough of the insane radical woke crazies ruining our City. —- Dr. Julian Z., Marina del Rey

2. ** Voters are scared, unhappy, feeling there is chaos in the streets. I can’t imagine where they ever possibly got that feeling from. Duh! —- Yani P., Westchester

3. ** Let’s be honest, in the private sector, Karen Bass couldn’t get a job as a manager of one of the small stores in the Grove. —- Dr. Allison P., Marina del Rey

4. ** To mask inflation, companies are reducing package sizes – but not prices. It’s called “shrinkflation.” —- Alan R., Playa Vista

5. ** Little boys often pitch up their voice when impersonating their mother even though her voice is deeper than that of the child. —- Holly M., Playa Vista

6. ** For how often cats are depicted chasing mice, there are no mouse-flavored cat foods. —- Michael T., Culver City

7. ** While District Attorney George Gascon is not an actual murderer, he is morally responsible for murder in our community. Recall him immediately! —- Eric S., Marina del Rey

8. ** Something we all should learn from, about giving of ourselves to other people, about sports being a means to unite people and have fun. It’s good to see sports as a vehicle to bring people together in these divisive times. —- Michael Roth, Westchester

9. ** I feel bad for the owners of Escape Day Spa in Playa Vista. They never seem to have any business. —- Zara P., Playa Vista

10. ** I just discovered your Playa Vista People digital magazine, and it’s a great resource for getting to know my new community. —- Grant S., Playa del Rey

11. ** I love Benny’s Tacos in Westchester but wish the staff there were nicer. They always seem so unhappy and unpleasant. —- Jose G., Westchester

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

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Playa Vista People 06/09/2022

CULVER CITY COMMUNITY MARCH FOR GUN FREE SCHOOL ZONES JUNE 11:

Culver City will host two community marches Saturday that will focus on keeping school zones gun free and advocating for gun violence prevention. Families, teachers, students and community members are urged to take part in the Culver City Community March Gun Free School Zones starting at Washington Boulevard and Tilden Avenue on June 11 at 9:30 a.m. More info: bit.ly/CommunityMarch. This march will lead to the next event, the March For Our Lives: Culver City Rally, which will take place at Veterans Memorial Park (in front of the pool facing Overland) from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET ALBERTO

Alberto has been living in Culver City since February 2015

YES OR NO QUESTIONS:

Have you ever taken a personality test?
–YES. IT WAS COMPLETELY WRONG.
Do you know your star sign?
–YES
Do you have any collections?
–YES. I COLLECT STAMPS, BASEBALL CARDS, AND CONCERT TICKETS.
Do you have any scars?
–NO
Do you check your horoscope?
–NO
Do you believe in psychics?
–YES. AS LIARS AND CHEATS.
Do you have a secret talent?
–YES, I DO, BUT THEY ARE SECRET.

Marina Del Rey Hotel to Host Pride Pool Party:

Celebrate Pride Marina-style with the Sunday Boat House Pool Party at the Marina del Rey Hotel. On Sunday, June 12 from 1-6, the hotel will offer a yacht-themed pool party on the roof of the hotel. Guests can enjoy drinks and music from DJ Aaron Colbert, and performances by Haus of Lanier, all while gazing out onto panoramic marina views. Tickets cost $15 presale and $25 at the door. Tickets include a welcome shot, a “rainbow treat,” unlimited photo booth pics, and access to live performances and games. The event is free for guests staying at the Marina del Rey Hotel Sunday night. The event is open to those 21 and older, and IDs will be checked at the door.

PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET RACINE

Racine has lived in Playa Vista since August 2019

YES OR NO QUESTIONS:

Is Whole Foods Market too expensive?
–WAY, WAY TOO EXPENSIVE, BRO.
Is the music at Hopdoddy way too loud?
–I NO LONGER GO THERE BECAUSE OF THE DEAFENING MUSIC. YOU CAN’T TALK TO ANYONE
Do the millennials in Playa Vista seldom smile?
–NEVER. THEY ALL LOOK CONSTIPATED WHEN STARING CONSTANTLY AT THEIR PHONES.
Are you sick and tired of the homeless ruining parts of the neighborhood?
–MORE THAN SICK AND TIRED! IT’S A DISGRACE. THEY PEE ON THE STREET IN BROAD DAYLIGHT. SICKENING.
Is Councilman Mike Bonin largely to blame for the homeless problem in the area?
–HELL, YES. THE MAN IS AN EMBARRASSMENT.
Do you use dating apps?
–ON AND OFF. I LIKE BUMBLE.
Do you like the food at Dan’s Modern Chinese in Playa Vista?
–NOT REALLY. THE FOOD IS FAIR, BUT THE SERVICE IS AWFUL AND THE EXPERIENCE UNPLEASANT.

PLAYA – LENS:

A nature-filled room in Playa del Rey. Would you like to share your photos with 25,000 of your neighbors? Please feel free to share your photos with us for publication.

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PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET BROOKE

Brooke has been living in Playa Vista since October 2018

WOULD YOU RATHER QUESTIONS:

Would you rather kiss Johnny Depp or Amber Heard?
–NEITHER!
Coffee or tea?
–COFFEE
James Bond or Austin Powers?
–AUSTIN POWERS
Would you rather end the evening with a shower or a bath?
–BATH, ALWAYS

PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET DEMI

Demi lives and works in Culver City

Send your photos to us for publication.

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Marina’s Pluto Raises $4M in Seed Funding:

Pluto, a Marina del Rey, CA-based free investing platform, closed a $4 million dollar seed funding. The round was led by at.inc/ Nadav Eylath with participation from Switch Ventures, and Caffeinated Capital. The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and its business reach. Led by Jacob Sansbury, Co-founder & CEO, and Dakota McDaniels, Co-Founder & COO, Pluto is a free investing platform that makes it easy for stock market traders to enhance their efforts with systematic investing. The company manages the data and servers where all the execution takes place from strategies constructed in their app. Using NFTs as proof of ownership, the marketplace allows anyone to sell or lease time on their strategies while hiding the underlying methodology.

PLAYA – EATS:

Café Bohème

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

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Playa Del Rey Postal Employee and Son Charged with Conspiracy Involving Stolen Postal Money Orders Worth Over $5 Million:

U.S. Postal Service employee Dewayne Morris Sr. and his son and namesake are charged in federal court with multiple felony counts of bank fraud and conspiracy in connection with the theft of $5 million in Postal money order forms. Morris Sr. is charged along with his son, Dewayne Morris Jr., and four others, with conspiring to convert the stolen money order forms into cash. According to the indictment, Morris Sr., then a supervisor for post offices in Venice, Playa del Rey, and Marina del Rey, ordered and received 10,000 blank Postal money order forms. A subsequent audit revealed that approximately 5,100 of those 10,000 money order forms were missing. With a maximum value of $1,000 per money order, the potential value of the missing money order forms is $5.1 million. Contrary to Morris Sr.’s claim to investigators that he properly returned some of the 10,000 money order forms, the indictment alleges that his son, Morris Jr., distributed the missing money orders to co-conspirators.

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Police Respond to Possible Drive-by Shooting in Marina Del Rey Area:

Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a possible drive-by shooting outside a restaurant in the Marina del Rey area Saturday night May 28. The incident occurred at around 10:25 p.m. near the intersection of Washington and Lincoln Boulevards. At least one person was injured, though their condition was unknown. No other information was immediately available.

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4. ** The Los Angeles City Council has instructed its lawyers to draft a major change to the city’s anti-camping ordinance, barring homeless encampments from going up within 500 feet of schools and daycare centers. Perhaps someone can explain why it took these vastly overpaid morons years and years to do this? —- John M., Marina del Rey

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