Playa Vista People 04/07/2022


Nazanin has been living in Marina del Rey since September 2009

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Benny’s Tacos & Rotisserie Chicken – Mexican Dining

Benny’s Tacos and Rotisserie Chicken. For some of the best Mexican food in L.A., try Benny’s Tacos! Our authentic dishes will blow you away.

Opened 8:30 AM – 10:00 PM Every Day
Dine In  •  Take Out  •  Delivery  •  Order Online


Henrick has been living and working in Westchester since July 2016


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Carney has been living in Playa Del Rey since December 2019

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Owner of NAAB Cafe

Why did you choose to conduct your business affairs in the Silicon Beach area? How did you get there?
–We are expanding our company to all over the Los Angeles county so we were looking for trendy and well known areas where people are more educated and willing to eat more healthy so Silicon Beach was on top of our list.

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?
–I will say absolutely yes and we do believe in researches so most of our development are based on our researches.

In what ways have you seen the area change since you’ve been here?
–Silicon Beach has been one very nice and great area in Los Angeles, but since we are here the area is switching to get way better and so many new gorgeous buildings, new JYMs, parks and many good schools. I and my wife already decided to move in this area because of our kids.

Where are your favorite places in Silicon Beach that aren’t well known?
–South of Culver Blvd.


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Pop’s Bagels in Culver City is expanding again, pushed in part by a favorable cameo in that famous New York Times California bagel article from a while back. The new shop at 9300 Culver Boulevard – part of the Culver Steps development – is open as of last weekend, and moving forward will keep hours from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday (with Monday opening up later this spring). Owner Zachary Liporace, who spent years refining his unique bagel recipes and serving the finished product to customers at pop-ups all over L.A., also owns a location in Brentwood. Like that shop, this new Culver City address will offer pastries in addition to bagels and will serve both hot and cold options (like bagel sandwiches) all day.

Local Salon Owner Launches High-Quality and Affordable Haircare Line:

Marina del Rey resident and hairstylist Heather Collins is taking her salon business to the next level by coming out with her own line of haircare products. Killer Hair has been open for nine years, during seven of which it was voted the number one salon in The Argonaut’s “Best of the Westside.” The salon specializes in hair and skin services with experienced stylists offering haircuts, blowouts, color, hair treatments, waxing, facials, peels, dermaplaning and tanning.


Mo’s Place

Outdoor Dining • Indoor Dining • Takeout

Mo’s Lamb Chops.

Mo’s Place

203 Culver Blvd, Playa del Rey, CA 90293
(310) 822-6422

Google Adds 53K-SF in Playa Vista:

Google is growing its cluster of offices in Playa Vista. The company signed a lease for about 53,000-square-feet of space at The Bluffs office campus. Edward J. Minskoff Equities has owned The Bluffs since 2016, when the New York-based investment firm paid $413 million for the property, according to public records. The office campus totals 500,000-square-feet and has a restaurant, wine bar and cafe onsite. Fox, Flexport and entertainment production company Aftershock Studios all occupy space at the complex. The property is located across the street from Google’s office at Spruce Goose – an historic airplane hangar that Google converted into a 450,000-square-foot office and event space. The company moved into the property in 2019. YouTube, owned by Google, occupies a building next door that is owned by affiliates of Invesco, records show.


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Nike Doubles Down at Rockwood’s Water’s Edge Campus in Playa Vista:

Nike’s John Donahoe, above, with 5533 Waters Edge Way. Nike has expanded its presence in Silicon Beach by filling up a 161,000-square-foot office building in Playa Vista. The global sportswear brand has now taken up the entire WE3 building at the Water’s Edge campus at 5533 EA Way, expanding its lease by 93,000-square-feet. The lease widens another name-brand footprint within a Westside submarket that’s now home to offices of Google, Facebook, Apple and Electronic Arts. Beaverton, Oregon-based Nike added to its existing lease at WE3, according to online listings, which pencils out to $5.3 million per year for the expansion.


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


Spring Street from south of Temple 1874.


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1. ** Murders, gang shootings, organized theft, and crime rates have skyrocketed. Gascón’s policies have created a system that places the needs of convicted criminals over those of victims. Help us Recall George Gascon. NOW! —- Ashley P., Marina del Rey

2. ** The PR revolution is underway.

3. ** Beware, Neighbors, make sure your cars are locked and your alarm system is functional. Thanks to my dog, I was able to come out in time. 4470-4480 Purdue Avenue, Culver City —- Jr. Mendez, Del Rey

4. ** The reason half the country doesn’t watch awards shows is the in-your-face liberal opinions, prejudices, and lies spouted by announcers and awardees at every opportunity. It’s bad enough from lawmakers, amplified by an obedient media, but it’s unacceptable when I want to relax and be entertained. —- Hank Beltram, Culver City

5. ** Seeking a Legal Student with at least one year’s experience in Workers Comp. Full Time, Salary based on experience. Santa Monica office location. Email:

6. ** I’m Macy, a cool dog, I had a great friend; we bbq’d and ate meat and sat on the couch in his man cave, then he got swindled by an Indian female hustler, then he met some pretty ladies swiping poof – I am a dog I am ghosted no walks no calls – he ghosted me when he knew I was very sick and was gonna get me food and medicine he ghosted me. I am sad. —- Macy from Playa Vista, Ghosted by Italian man from Marina del Rey

7. ** Butt dials are accidental, but booty calls are always intentional —- Darin H., Culver City

8. ** It’s considered less taboo to constantly pump yourself full of a liquid stimulant drug to keep yourself awake throughout the day rather than lay down for a quick mid-day nap. —- Nancy Bruno, Playa del Rey

9. ** The audience at the Oscars are mostly paid actors. —- Karen G., Marina del Rey

10. ** Have you seen the crazy socks at the Petals & Wax gift store in Marina del Rey? —- Michael Z., Marina del Rey

11. ** I don’t know what the government does for us, even when they say they want to help. —- Margarita Mejia, Westchester

12. ** Hello neighbors! I have been using the help of an excellent #housecleaner looking to take on more clients in #LA. She is flexible with scheduling and has always been on time. She even made my sink white again lol You can text her directly at (424) 413-8860. Cheers. —- Carolina Cordeiero, Del Rey

13. ** Isn’t this next to Tito’s Tacos. 405 freeway. This would be horrible for them and us, more space for the homeless. I hope this isn’t true. Read —- Mike A., Mar Vista

14. ** Ranked “one of the 10 most influential business books of the last decade” —-

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