Playa Vista People 11/04/2021


Kat has been living in Culver City since January 2018


Do you vote?
Do you drive?
Do you live alone?
Are you married?
Do you have kids?
Do you have pets?
Are you an only child?
Do you work full time?
Do you like your job?
Do you have a second job?


The iconic Salerno Beach Restaurant in Playa del Rey.


Colin has been living and working in Culver City since August 2018


Do you like The Doors?
Do you like Pizza?
Are you Vegan?
Do your feet smell?
Do you drink coffee?
Do you like Starbucks?
Do you stand for the Pledge of Allegiance?
Do you own a gun?


Café Bohème

The long-awaited opening of Café Bohème in Playa del Rey.

An extraordinary selection of sweet treats at Café Bohème Playa del Rey. The beautiful interior of Café Bohème. A beautiful breakfast at Café Bohème at Playa del Rey.


Addie has been living in Marina del Rey since January 2014


Do you TikTok?
Have you gone to the ballet in the last year?
Should we Defund the Police?
Do you shop at Victoria’s Secret?
Do you like deli food?
Do you know how to change a flat tire?
Are you romantic?


Kennedy Hall enjoys the pumpkin patch in Culver City.


Estate Planning Attorney and Principal at Kumar Law

How can I protect my family?

–This question is, by far, the most important question my estate planning clients ask me. An estate plan tailored to your family’s specific needs is key to protecting your family and assets. Living trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, and special needs trusts are just a few tools available to accomplish this.

What is a revocable living trust?

–A revocable living trust is an estate planning tool you can implement during your lifetime by which you may protect your assets and heirs. The trust provides instructions to your successor trustee, at your death or incapacitation, as to how assets should be divided and passed to a spouse, children, or other heirs. It can also appoint guardians for your minor children. The primary benefit of a trust is that it avoids probate; meaning the court system does not get involved which can save your estate both money and time. Also, the “revocable” nature of the trust means that you can make changes to your trust during your lifetime.

Why do I need an estate plan?

–There are a number of reasons. First, your trust will be carefully drafted to ensure your wishes and desires are carried out after you die. Second, it can avoid unnecessary family conflict. Third, it is private and not a matter of public record. Fourth, it is quick and inexpensive compared to having a dispute resolved in probate court. Fifth, your minor children will be protected.

Rittu Kumar, Esq. is an estate planning attorney and Principal at Kumar Law. Ms. Kumar also practices in the areas of employment law, business law, and contract disputes and negotiations. The foregoing is meant for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. Ms. Kumar can be reached at (323) 456-8657 or

PLAYA – COMMENTARY by Brian Mudd, Marina del Rey:

Gun Point Robbery @Neptune Marina Friday. We should all consider carrying less cash & visible items of value. The felons are getting more brazen because this District Attorney simply won’t prosecute criminals in Los Angeles. I’m glad this young couple complied & weren’t injured but I’m sure won’t sleep well after having guns shoved in their faces in front of their home.


Ballona Creek in Playa del Rey, 1937.

PLAYA – COMMENTARY by Reid Lathan:

Bonin Grade in the last 2 years – F. If I were a school teacher I’d ask the administration to send this kid to another school. Since 2013, I have seen a steady decline in the district and an exponential decline in the face of Covid. The endless excuses with marginal improvements are no longer sustainable. I am moving out of the district despite the financial strain it will cause me because of the horrible mismanagement of District 11. Sick of excuses, sick of encouraging homelessness. Sick of dumb people voting to tax themselves to exacerbate our problems.


PLAYA – COMMENTARY by Irwin Mehlman, Playa Vista:

East of Lincoln Abomination. This is merely an idea I’m floating? What would happen if we organized a large group, more than 100 people, with mag light flashlights as “torches,” and like the villagers in “Frankenstein,“ just stood across the street from the Cesspool and aimed our lights in the night sky, while playing to be determined fingernails on chalkboard sounds? Surely, that can’t be any more illegal than overnight and day squatting, destroying Wetland property, and overflowing human waste and trash. Seriously. I’m not kidding. Will Bonin or some other representative have the “balls” in front of the media that will be there as well to call our actions illegal? In life, the squeaking wheel gets the grease. How many more weeks of not being able to enjoy our taxpayer-funded nature preserve do we have to put up with? Thoughts. Please don’t center all “thoughts,“ vitriol around Bonin. To quote Michael Corleone, he’s dead to me. He is not part of the solution, but part of the problem.


Meet Emily, General Manger at Salerno Beach Restaurant.

By day, Angie is a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and charity-giving Culver City resident. But once a week, she lets loose with things that piss her off. Buckle up.

** Does today’s language of victimhood make you want to puke?

** Frightening words and concepts repeated over a period of time during childhood, will have long-lasting neurological and emotional consequences. Like say “Birthday dinner at Olive Garden,” “Birthday dinner at Olive Garden.”

** “Condom companies exist to eliminate their future customers.” Too bad they missed my ex-husband.

** “If stress ruins meat, then most humans must taste like f–iing garbage.”

** Social media has blurred the distinction between personal and public speech.

** Prices raised at Hopdoddy in Playa Vista in the middle of the pandemic. The place is a rip-off!

** The food at the Hollywood Bowl is very, very expensive crap.

** How in God’s name did Santa Monica become such a shithouse?

** Last week the laundry situation got out of control. Code-red out of control. Dirties shot out of the hamper like a pan that’s been loaded with too much popcorn. The wicker lid clung to the top of the clothes for dear life. Something had to be done. And yet, I ignored the emergency so I could write this column. Approve?

** The woke monsters are everywhere, reminding us what we can no longer say or do. They are often snooty zealots who are on a mission to collapse independent thought and turn Americans into politically correct pod people.

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1. ** Get your business and products on Google in time for the holiday shopping rush. —-

2. ** If I’m murdered as part of a grisly conspiracy that demands a 10-part true-crime podcast, I sincerely hope they don’t advertise underwear on it. If a secret will appears after my demise, ignore it. I’m leaving everything to the dog. —- Karen K., Playa Vista

3. ** Café Boheme in Playa del Rey is a delightful addition to our neighborhood. —- Clay T., Playa del Rey

4. ** Cantalini’s Salerno Beach is my favorite old-world Italian restaurant. —- Valerie Z., Playa del Rey

5. ** Marina Shell Service on Lincoln and Fiji has proven over and over again to be an honest, reliable place for me to bring my car for repairs. —- Lois C., Playa Vista

6. ** I respect Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s no-nonsense approach. —- Robert H., Marina del Rey

7. ** Did you know that 25,000 have of your neighbors in Playa Vista, Marina del Rey, Culver City, Playa del Rey, and Westchester read this digital magazine each and every week.

8. ** I got a spam email from Councilman Mike Bonin asking me for my endorsement. This lunatic has gotta be kidding. I would rather gargle with razor blades than endorse the man responsible for ruining our area with his radical ideas. —- Dr. Candace R., Culver City

9. ** According to Critical Race Theory, ALL white people are oppressors, and ALL black people are their victims. I’m tired of liberals trying to USE black Americans for their own agenda. As an American, I refuse to judge someone based on the color of their skin. —- Claire J., Westchester

10. ** Car accident. Another accident on 83rd and Lincoln this morning. It is a very dangerous intersection because it is so large. People are in such a hurry to get through the intersection. Brand new BMW crushed!!!! —- Valerie Alatorre, Weschester

11. ** Showing up to dress down school boards over their dereliction of duty isn’t a crime. It’s good parenting and good citizenship. —- Lola P., Westchester

12. ** Hey neighbors… this is completely random, but I had an inversion table right before the COVID quarantine. I cleaned out the garage and put it on the street because it was never used and took up space. I saw a neighbor pick it up. I have since injured my back and have been recommended to use one daily. I’m wondering if you are not using it and sick of it taking up space… I’d love to get it back. Or, if anyone else is in that situation, I’d love to take it off of your hands as would my bulging L4. Email me —- Steve Bagnara, Westchester

13. ** Sunny Grill. The owner refuses to wear a mask, and if a customer questions him, he refuses to take their order or serve them. This happened in my case 2 weeks ago. He is going against safety protocols and public care. —- Jan Shure Hurwitz, Del Rey

14. ** It was the belief of Europe during the Middle Ages that our globe was the center of the universe. I now am certain it is Playa Vista. —- Dr. Arlene Z., Playa Vista

15. ** Mike Bonin is fighting dirty…again. We have weeks left to gather signatures for RECALL BONIN. Mike Bonin knows this so he is fighting dirty. For several weeks now, Bonin’s goons have been attacking our signature-gathering effort. One location had a petition stolen and employees were threatened. Anti-recallers are hanging out at our tables trying to intimidate people to stop them from signing. These are the same tactics historically used to intimidate voters, and quite frankly we are disgusted. They are disenfranchising people by making it scary to sign. —- Charles DaCosta

16. ** Though we are oceans apart, the United States and Israel have historically stood together – through wars, through political uncertainty, through international crises, and now, in a battle against a pandemic threatening the whole world. —- Zina P., Culver City

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