Playa Vista People 03/17/2022

PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET BELLA

Bella has been living in Marina del Rey since April 2018

YES OR NO QUESTIONS:

Does Adele suck?
–NO
Do you like chocolate pudding?
–NO
Have you been a nude model?
–NO
Do you love peanut butter and jelly?
–OF COURSE
Have you had plastic surgery?
–NO
Do you love Opera?
–NO
Is Bowling for losers?
–YES

PLAYA – LENS:

Stylish seniors in Marina del Rey. Please send your photos in for publication.

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PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET KIKO

Kiko lives and works in Westchester

WOULD YOU RATHER QUESTIONS:

Would you rather lose your sight or your memories?
–MEMORIES.
Would you rather have universal respect or unlimited power?
–TOTALLY POWER. LIKE A SUPERHERO!
Would you rather give up air conditioning and heating for the rest of your life or give up the Internet for the rest of your life?
–SCREW THE INTERNET. I WILL NEVER LIVE WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING. NEVER.
Would you rather swim in a pool full of Nutella or a pool full of maple syrup?
–I LOVE NUTELLA.
Would you rather labor under the hot sun or extreme cold?
–BOTH SOUND POSITIVELY AWFUL.

PLAYA – LENS:

Mocha, Limor Zamir’s adorable Chihuahua mix. In June he will be turning 6.

PLAYA – PEOPLE: MEET DARCY

Darcy has been living and working in Culver City since January 2017

Send your photos to us for publication.

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PLAYA – LENS:

SOL Cocina, at the Runway shopping center in Playa Vista, is a unique restaurant and bar celebrating traditional Baja cuisine with a fresh, modern interpretation. Designed to echo the expansive sea, sky, and desert of the Baja peninsula, SOL features old-world charm juxtaposed with an urban comfort, including an open exhibition kitchen with counter seating for guests who like to see the bustling kitchen that mimics the Baja taco bar. SOL offers a decadent menu of the freshest seasonal ingredients and authentic Mexican flavors, along with a vibrant bar that honors the flavors of the Baja region with artisan tequilas and mezcals.

PLAYA – READER QUESTION:

Are smartphones serving as adult pacifiers?

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PLAYA – LENS:

Every day in 2021, Alon Goldsmith took photographs and posted a new one on his Instagram account daily. Goldsmith, a world-renowned photographer and Del Rey resident, has published many books of his photography, including the recent “Portraits of a Pandemic,” a book documenting people at home during COVID-19.

Amazon Books Poised to Leave Marina del Rey:

Marina del Rey is poised to lose a bookstore following Amazon’s announcement that it is closing all its brick-and-mortar bookstores. As Reuters first reported, the Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc. said that all Amazon Books, 4-stars, and Pop Up stores will close. The company instead will focus on groceries – including Amazon Fresh, Amazon Go, and Whole Foods – and fashion stores.

PLAYA VISTA PEOPLE:

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Edgy Boss Lady Jessica Alba Strolls into the Honest Company Headquarters in Playa Vista:

Jessica Alba cut an edgy figure as she strolled into the Honest Company headquarters in Playa Vista. The 40-year-old actress tucked a black tank top into a pair of distressed black denim jeans with holes on the knees. Alba founded the Honest Company, a consumer goods brand that sells baby, beauty, and personal products, in 2011. It currently boasts a value of over $2B, according to Bloomberg.

PLAYA – LENS:

YouTube’s 40,000-square-foot facility was once a helicopter fabrication facility on the site of the Howard Hughes Aircraft Company.

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

San Francisco-Based Sandwich Spot Coming to Marina del Rey:

Ike’s Love & Sandwiches is expanding again starting in 2022 as reported by What Now Los Angeles. The eclectic sandwich shop hails from San Francisco and already has seven branches in Los Angeles and is looking to expand to four more locations by the end of this year. The opening dates of the new locations haven’t been announced yet, but you can look for a new branch in Marina del Rey soon at 4371 Glencoe Ave., Unit B-9A. Ike’s openings are always fun with free sandwiches for the first customers, T-shirt giveaways, great deals, and an appearance by founder Ike Shehadeh, who at one point lived in his car after his first shop failed. The sandwich shop has delicious hot themed sandwiches, sometimes named after celebrities, sports figures or well-known phrases like the “going home for Thanksgiving” which is a turkey, cranberry and Sriracha sandwich. The sandwiches come with Ike’s Special “Dirty Sauce,” which is really good and there is an entire veggie sandwich menu as well as a kids menu. You can look forward to having a toasty Ike’s Love & Sandwiches lunch in the Marina sometime in the coming months.

PLAYA – LENS:

Great selection of kombucha drinks at Qargo Coffee in Westchester.

PLAYA – READER COMMENT:

“I thoroughly enjoy your weekly digital magazine Playa Vista People, especially during COVID. It brought a lift to my mood every Thursday. I love learning about the intriguing people in our community and especially thank you for spotlighting the best people, places and things amongst us.” —- Ginger Z., Marina del Rey

PLAYA – VIDEO:

GOOGLE LA OFFICE TOUR! New Spruce Goose Hangar in Playa Vista. WATCH

PLAYA – RESTAURANTS:

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

www.urbanplates.com

PLAYA – MEMORY LANE:

Aerial view of the Ben-Hur movie set in Culver City circa 1925.

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PLAYA – BULLETIN BOARD:


1. ** Most people you meet in everyday life – at work, in the neighborhood – are decent and normal. Even nice. But hit Twitter or watch the news, and you’d think we were all nuts and nasty. —- Liza P., Culver City

2. ** DA George Gascon’s policies allowed a child molester to choke & sexually assault a 10-y/o in a bathroom stall and then let the 26-y/o predator off easy with 2-years in juvie & without making them register as a sex offender. Then, this molester was caught LAUGHING about their lenient sentencing! If you are a parent, a victim, a Californian, an American…then this is your fight. Recall Gascon now! —- Sarah Garcia, Westchester

3. ** I read the news today, oh boy —- www.LBNExaminer.com

4. ** Have Hungry Eyes? Our Grilled Salmon Salad fills the bill all the way! Organic baby greens with grilled asparagus, fire-roasted peppers, and tomatoes. See our Lunch menu for more deliciousness! https://salernobeach.com/menu/lunch

5. ** Is Bonin gone yet? —- Terri B., Playa Vista

6. ** Santa Monica and its woke City leadership team are determined to turn its city into the next San Francisco. They are almost there. Pathetic. —- Dr. Klaus W., Marina del Rey

7. ** Today. Guy steals a boat and crashes into Marina held on 3 million dollars bail. Homeless Guy stabs a guy in the head multiple times and once more for good luck in the stomach, held on $100,000 bail. What kind of world is this? —- Sean James

8. ** Hey idiots. Hash browns are nothing more than socially acceptable breakfast french fries. —- Clarence D., Westchester

9. ** If Vladimir Putin sees a video of a Ukrainian girl singing “Let It Go” in a bomb shelter, he’ll understand why he can’t win. Someone needs to remove this murderous thug Putin. —- Robert Hansen, Westchester

10. ** PR Prime. Trusted by professionals. Built for everyone. —- www.PRPrime.net

11. ** Reviewed as “one of the best business books in the last decade” —- www.BrokenWindowsBook.com

12. ** Let’s be honest. Currently, crime pays in America. —- Ashley P., Playa Vista

13. ** If there were ever a time for Angelenos to return to mass transit, it’s now. Gasoline prices have reached a record high in Los Angeles, while Metro has temporarily cut unlimited daily fares in half to $3.50 and monthly passes to $50 in a bid to attract more riders. But let’s be honest, people aren’t interested because L.A. Metro is a crime-ridden, filthy, unsafe disaster. —- Ernie M., Culver City

14. ** William Wu, an Asian man, was walking down the street when he was randomly attacked by a man with a knife. By the time the cops arrived, he was stabbed over 10 times. No one intervened during this attack. He’s lucky to be alive. His brother set up a GoFundMe https://gofund.me/1904e3b0 —- Natasha Challapally, Culver City

15. ** Prominent P.R. firm seeks Press Release Writer. Part-time, freelance, flexible hours, work from home. Must have experience, excellent writer, strong grammar and spelling skills. 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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