Playa Vista People 11/25/2021

PLAYA – PEOPLE:

Sharon Kerson is a Culver City resident and 79-year-old grandmother who is part of an elite group of runners known as Legacy Runners who have participated in every single LA Marathon since its inception in 1986.

PLAYA – INTERVIEW: NATHALIE DUBOIS

www.dpagroup.org

1. Why did you choose to conduct your business affairs in the Silicon Beach area? How did you get there?
–It happened by accident. My dogs are Siberian Huskies, summers were becoming too hot for them, so I decided to live closer to the beach. I love also the difference of temperature with Beverly Hills or West Hollywood, I love the fact the city is quieter, less traffic, less pollution, I love also also the younger individuals who work in the digital world, I feel it gets some fresh young energy in our lives. I have a home office, so I pretty much can live anywhere, but I found my nest here in Silicon Beach.

2. What has been your greatest success in your career? How has it influenced your business?
–Creating my company in 2003, I think, was my biggest success. DPA produces “gifting suites” worldwide. We introduce stars to new products in these events, the week of awards shows or film festivals. The first time Sharon Stone visited my events in 2005 at the Cannes Film Festival really gave a huge start to my business. Her support is still there, and is very precious to me.

3. What is your favorite business in the Silicon Beach area? What makes them special?
–As I am the mom of a furry kid, a Husky, we love The Healthy Spot pet store. Every item is extremely high quality from toys to food. They always go the extra mile to help us, and recognize all their customers.

4. How has working in Silicon Beach influenced the way you approach your business?
–I think it is very laid back here. I love having a home office, and then going for coffee at the Runway, or a lunch meeting. It is easy to circulate, not too much traffic. I also love the farmers’ market in Playa Vista, I go there on weekends with my husband Aboubacar, and I started working with young women or minorities owned companies, as I found a lot of those in this market. So it changed my group of clients.


YES OR NO QUESTIONS:

Do you believe in ghosts?
–YES
Have you ever travelled outside of the U.S.?
–YES
Are you scared of rollercoasters?
–YES
Have you ever been skydiving?
–NO
Do you like hiking?
–YES

Reach out to me, Nathalie Dubois at DPA Group. I produce events at Award Shows and Film Festivals, where Stars and Media will discover your product. Next Events: Super Bowl and Oscars. www.dpagroup.org

PLAYA – LENS:

One of the colorful delivery cars for The Good Pizza in Playa Vista.

PLAYA – LENS:

The iconic Tony P’s Dockside Grill neon sign in Marina del Rey.

PLAYA – BUSINESS:

Petals ‘n’ Wax

Petals ‘n’ Wax • Villa Marina Marketplace Mall
13432 Maxella Ave. • Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Hours 10 to 6 Every Day (310) 305-8883

PLAYA – INTERVIEW: DEVIN MAXWELL

Director/Coach Westside Bears Lacrosse Club

1. Why did you choose to conduct your business affairs in the Silicon Beach area? How did you get there?
–Born and raised in West LA, I saw a need to spread the game of lacrosse to the youth in the Silicon Beach area.

2. What has been your greatest success in your career? How has it influenced your business?
–My biggest accomplishments in my career were first, Becoming the 1st NCAA lacrosse player out of Culver City, and 2nd would be being drafted by the National Lacrosse Association. These 2 accomplishments have motivated me to continue to influence the area youth to strive for similar accomplishments in life. Reminding them: “Don’t be afraid to follow your dreams, and always give back to the community that raised you.”

3. What is your favorite business in the Silicon Beach area? What makes them special?
–My favorite business in the Silicon Beach area would have to be all of the restaurants. I love to eat, and food brings people together.

4. How has working in Silicon Beach influenced the way you approach your business?
–Working in Silicon Beach has given me an opportunity to expand my business to more West LA youth, that otherwise may or may not have been exposed to lacrosse in the west coast.


YES OR NO QUESTIONS:

Do you believe in ghosts?
–YES
Have you ever travelled outside of the U.S.?
–YES – lived in England for a year coaching and playing lacrosse
Are you scared of rollercoasters?
–YES!
Have you ever been skydiving?
–NO
Do you like hiking?
–LOVE it!

www.westsidebearslc.com

PLAYA – LENS:

A happy crowd at The Good Pizza in Playa del Rey on a recent Saturday night.

PLAYA – LENS:

The popular holiday turkey dinner at J Nichols in Marina del Rey.

PLAYA – SPOTTED:

Prominent restaurant owner, Lenny Rosenberg, having dinner at Tony P’s Dockside Grill in Marina del Rey.

PLAYA – LENS:

Live music at The Good Pizza on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. in Playa del Rey.

PLAYA – RESTAURANTS:

Cantalini’s

Cantalini’s Holiday Catering
310-821-0018
www.salernobeach.com

PLAYA – HISTORY:

Culver City Rollerdome roller-skating rink, dedicated in the 1920s, Rancho La Ballona area.

PLAYA VISTA – WANTED:

New Business Development (PR) Team Members

Prominent P.R./Branding Firm seeks entry-level, part-time, flexible hours New Business team members. This is a Commission-based position but GREAT Media/PR experience with extraordinary knowledge and opportunity.

Send resume to: mlprstudioworx@gmail.com

PLAYA – RESTAURANTS:

www.urbanplates.com

Urban Plates’ Grilled Grass Fed Steak Plate, normally $15.95, is $10 with Plate Pass.

PLAYA – LENS:

Plants galore in a bathroom in Marina del Rey.

PLAYA – BUSINESS:

** California Pizza Kitchen, headquartered in Playa Vista, informed 103,767 current and former employees on Monday (November 15) that personal data the company held, including names and Social Security numbers, may have been accessed by digital intruders during a September cyberattack.

** An 11-story office building is nearing completion at the southwest corner of Culver City. Workers are wrapping work on The Entrada, a mixed-use office development from LPC West taking shape at 6163 Centinela Avenue. The project, which replaces a parking lot on a 405-adjacent site, features approximately 280,000 square feet of offices for rent on its upper floors, with a 1,000-car garage and ground-floor retail.

** Playa Vista-based transportation technology developer Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is showing off what it calls its “completed hyperloop capsule passenger experience,” which it designed in conjunction with design firm ICONA Design Group.

PLAYA – LENS:

The large book selection at the Barnes & Noble at Marina del Rey. Watch Video

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.


** The young, mostly pretty women I see walking around the area with their faces buried in their cellphones, seem to have a million-dollar smile with a half-a-dollar soul.

** Thanks to all the idiots who have taken the time to write in complaints to Playa Vista People about my column. All you have ended up doing is making me angrier.

** Unless it is 90 degrees outside, it is uncomfortably cold in the dining room of Ritrovo restaurant in Playa Vista.

** I got married when I was 18 and it only lasted a year. In the end, he was shifty and sly – there was something very distasteful and loathsome about him. He was also fat, ugly, and snored.

** Pete Davidson rang in his 28th birthday with rumored new girlfriend Kim Kardashian, according to new photos shared by Public Enemy hype man, Flavor Flav. What a pathetic group of sick morons!

** The sea of Thanksgiving travelers has already begun to swell at Los Angeles International Airport, with crowds of people snaking through check-in lines and waiting for bags. Anyone flying during the holidays has an obvious mental disorder.

** Your fridge is a small morgue for the dead body parts of plants, animals, or fruits that you plan on eating later. Deal with it.

Send your comments to Angry Angie PlayaVistaPeople@TimeWire.net

PLAYA VISTA PEOPLE – READER COMMENT:

“While I enjoy your inspiring weekly digital magazine, I can’t stand your new columnist Angry Angie. Why you let a woman with ill anger issues to mouth off in your fine publication is surprising to me.” —- Arielle F., Culver City

PLAYA – BULLETIN BOARD:


1. ** MSNBC’s anchor Joy Reid is a racist sociopath. —- Loretta D., Playa Vista

2. ** Each of [J. G.] Ballard’s 98 short stories is like a dream more perfectly realized than any of your own. His personal vocabulary of scenarios imprints itself from the very first, each image with the quality of a newly minted archetype. —- Sophia L., Culver City

3. ** The ballot is the scepter of power in the hand of every citizen. Let’s use it to get rid of Councilman Mike Bonin! —- Dr. Shirley M., Playa Vista

4. ** My hometown is a dinky place no one’s ever heard of. Now I live in Playa Vista and feel like I won the lottery! —- Alvin L., Playa Vista

5. ** LMU was founded in 1865 before this neighborhood was even built around it. I find it very confusing why new residents still don’t understand where they moved. Kids party, we have been locked inside for 2 years and finally are able to socialize with our peers. Would love to see a discourse though on the topic and get more opinions. —- Claire Tootle, Loyola Village

6. ** I like Ronnie’s Diner but was disappointed to see that they charge 50 cents for a very small side of Mayo for a ten-dollar sandwich. I wonder if they charge for toilet paper in their bathroom. —- Sally Q., Culver City

7. ** The P.R. Revolution has arrived. Witness here: www.PRPrime.net

8. ** Package Theft Culver City. Our packages have mysteriously been going missing and we just caught the reason why on video thanks to our neighbor with surveillance. It appears to be two women riding a cruiser skateboard. We were shocked they decided to throw away the evidence in our trash cans but it was the only way we caught them on video so I’m glad they did. This is in Culver City. —- Mary Donaldson, Culver City

9. ** Crime and lawless behavior have exploded in Santa Monica. It is a once-great city that has become a disaster. —- Nancy D., Marina del Rey

10. ** Please take care of yourself. Enjoy your holidays…We are in Europe, and the news is bleak. Austria is going into a total countrywide Lockdown for the next 20 days starting Monday. Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic may not be far behind, Italy is on the rise. We know what happens, and where it goes from here, we have been here before. Please don’t get too comfortable. Remember masks, hand washing, social distancing, and the V-word seem to have worked for millions of us before. —- Robert Hansen, Westchester

11. ** “By interpreting data, we can also infer things about our readers and create new audience segments for our clients.” —- www.PRPrime.net

12. ** Angry Angie sounds like a bitter idiot. —- G. Harrold Z., Culver City

13. ** The Los Angeles Times is an embarrassment. —- Dr. Clancey F., Marina del Rey

14. ** Angry Angie’s attempt to make bitter and sour sound funny has me experiencing secondhand embarrassment for her. —- Tiffany, Culver City

15. ** Smile, you’re on Candid Camera. Send your favorite candid photos of people in: Playa Vista • Marina del Rey • Culver City • Playa del Rey • Westchester. Send your photos to: PlayaVistaPeople@TimeWire.net

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