January 9, 2020

*PLAYA PEOPLE–MEET DYLAN: 


 

Meet Dylan. A photo taken on his first day of living in Playa Vista, January 1, 2020. Welcome!

*PLAYA–NEWS: SILENCING THE HATERS IN PLAYA
FEMALE GAMERS COMPETE IN A SPACE WHERE RULES OF CIVILITY ARE LACKING

For girls and women who compete in esports, basic civility on the playing field – the right to take part without being bullied – shouldn’t be too much to expect. But it’s hardly a given. According to a recent online survey of 388 female gamers conducted by Casino.org, 57% said they had been harassed after revealing their gender online. The harassment takes myriad forms – put-downs such as “Get back to the kitchen,” insults about their appearance, profane name-calling and threats of rape and violence.


*PLAYA – WHAT’S YOUR STORY? SEND US YOUR NEWS!

Are you a fascinating person, place or thing in our area? —— Playa Vista, Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey, Culver City, Westchester?

Then please send us your news. Press release, photos, videos, etc. so that we can share with our 15,000 weekly readers.

Send to:  PlayaVistaPeople@TimeWire.net

*PLAYA—REVIEW: 13 PLAYA VISTA COMPANIES TO KNOW

  1. Appetize
  2. ChowNow
  3. Core Digital Media
  4. Science 37
  5. Centerfield
  6. 72andSunny
  7. Belkin International
  8. Canvas Worldwide
  9. Electronic Arts
  10. Fullscreen
  11. Hack Reactor
  12. The Honest Company
  13. Rubicon Project

*PLAYA–VIDEO:

Drone – LMU and Playa Vista Click Here

*PLAYA-DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that approximately 15,000 people read Playa Vista People per week —- from Playa Vista, Marina Del Rey, Playa Del Rey, and Westchester.

*PLAYA–CAFE DEL REY:

Our new Grilled Westholme Wagyu Ribeye.

Served with potatoes boulangère, bordelaise sauce, roasted bone marrow, and baby heirloom carrots on top of a toasted leek purée, this dish takes delicious to a new level.

This dish is available until the second week of January

https://cafedelreymarina.com/

4451 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

(310) 823-6395

 

*PLAYA VISTA PEOPLE–Only Originals Allowed!:


*PLAYA–INTERVIEW

Robert Hardin:
Fitness & Wellness Manager at The Resort

https://playavista.com/active-outdoors/the-resort/

1. Where were you born? — Louisville, Kentucky

2. Where do you work, and where did you go for your job training? — I’m the Fitness & Wellness Manager at The Resort at Playa Vista and a Certified Personal Trainer. I work for Elevation Corporate Health & Wellness. While our company is based in Maryland we manage residential and corporate fitness centers all across the country.

3. How did you end up in Playa Vista?— I have lived in numerous neighborhoods in Los Angeles. A friend had told me about this magical place called Playa Vista. Shortly after an apartment opened up and a position became available at The Resort. Beautiful timing.

4. Where are your favorite places to go on weekends?— The Beach! Playa Del Rey might be the most underrated beach in all of California.

5. Do you visit Playa Vista often?— I feel fortunate to get to live and work in Playa Vista. 90% of my time is spent in this awesome community!

6. Any local traffic shortcuts that you would choose to share?— When I used to live in Hollywood Wiltern was my go to if I needed to go north or south at rush hour.

7. Do you have family in Playa Vista?— I don’t. But I consider my Elevation team at The Resort and my personal training clients my California family.

8. Are there any community events you go to in Playa Vista?—Concerts in the park are great! Sandra Kitashima does such an awesome job with all of her PVCS events. But my favorite events are ones that Elevation and PVPAl put together. Last year we held our annual Fit Expo in May(250 people attended with 20 plus vendors) we also had the first annual Playa Vista Monster Dash 5K which saw 350 participants support 2 awesome charities(Vista Del Mar & People‘s Concern) I’m also looking forward to Second Saturday “Play Days” at The Resort the second Saturday of each month in 2020. I encourage Playa Vista residents to sign up on Playalink and take advantage of all the FREE events and group fitness classes we hold at The Resort.

9. There are so many great people and businesses in the Playa Vista community. Is there any of particular interest you would like to share?— Shout out to my hairstylist Mogi at Refine Men’s Salon. The man has been cutting hair for over 40 years! He’s a total pro. Gentleman, if you need a cut, no one is better.

10. What does the perfect day in Playa Vista look like to you?—I’m currently training for the LA Marathon in March so most days start with an early morning run(5 am) the run would take me down to the ocean as the sun is coming up. Post-run it’s tough for me to beat a burger at Hopdoddy (Buffalo Bill if I need the calories, Ahi Tuna if I don’t:) I like to follow up lunch with weekly shopping at Whole Foods, followed by a Theragun Reset appointment at the Wework (they have helped me a ton with recovery from my long runs) then if I get to teach a class at The Resort it’s always a great day. Our residents are so awesome in how dedicated they are to classes and training. Inspired by each and everyone of them.

 *PLAYA – RESTAURANTS:  

Playa Vista’s newest restaurant, the Conference Room, models itself after a boardroom but does lunch and dinner — plus live music — for the booming tech sector out that way.

The restaurant is open now at 12181 Bluff Creek Drive.

https://www.conferenceroomrestaurant.com/

*PLAYA–BULLETIN BOARD:

1. ***More than 150 wines will be showcased at Loyola Marymount University‘s 39th Annual Wine Classic on Sunday, January 26th! Tickets are $95 through January 18th and the event supports student scholarships.
Details: lmu.edu/wineclassic

2. ***The next LAX Coastal Chamber mixer will be on  Jan. 23, 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Networking @ Night —– at Cafe del Rey in Marina Del Rey. All are welcome.

3. ***As far as I’m concerned, Marcia Hanscom of the Ballona Wetlands Institute has the last word about the outcome of the redevelopment of our remaining wetlands. She called the state plan for restoring the wetlands “like a coastal Disneyland project designed for humans, not the wildlife clinging to existence there.”As educators and community elders, we hold the task of seeing the long view and teaching future generations to safeguard our planet.  Marina del Rey and the area known as Playa Vista will survive a hands-off approach to the Ballona wetlands. In contrast, natural life in the wetlands will not survive greater encroachment from further development. —–Wendy Zacuto, Playa del Rey

4. ***Why don’t more businesses in Runway offer a resident discount? —— Laci Fields, Playa Vista.

5. ***Bring your kids to Storytime at the Playa Vista Public Library.  Storytime lasts about 30 minutes and includes songs, finger plays, rhymes, and book or feltboard stories. Playtime follows.

6. ***Blanket Drive for South LA Animal Shelte

Hi Animal lovers and neighbors… I volunteer and spend lots of time at our South LA Animal Shelter (sister shelter of WLA). It has the highest intake numbers of our 6 LA City Shelters, so you can imagine the need for all sorts of things for the animals. Currently, there’s a Blanket Drive. PM me and I will pick up in the next week or two. We need blankets and towels. Toys and treats are great too…for dogs or cats. The kitties tend to get overlooked. (sheets and pillows aren’t useful) Things like carriers, food and other pet items are appreciated by Downtown Dog Rescue who has a table set up at SLA to help low-income pet owners. The need for adopters and fosters and volunteers is overwhelming at the moment…SLA shelter is always packed, yet so few adopters, fosters, or volunteers. We’re on a mission to change that. You can follow my SLA shelter adventures on IG @LA_Rescuties or FB Los Angeles Rescuties

For more info: http://www.laanimalservices.com/ —- Cat Edwards, Del-Rey

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Playa Vista People Edited By: Aurora DeRose  

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