Playa Vista People 9/23/2021


Este Mlynowski, Media Buyer at Canvas Worldwide in Playa Vista


Keepin’ cool in Marina del Rey.



Candi has been living and working in Playa Vista since December 2019.

FUN FACT: Won a chess tournament in High School. Prize: $20 gift card to Target.



A 45-year-old man who has schizophrenia and who authorities say has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old is missing and was last seen in Marina del Rey. Investigators from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Unit Tuesday were seeking the public’s help in locating him. Zanwar “Zan” Campbell, a San Bernardino County resident, was last seen about 2 p.m. Monday in the 4700 block of Admiralty Way in Marina Del Rey, said Deputy Tracy Koerner of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau. Campbell is described as Black, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 185 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair, a beard and a scar on his right arm, according to Koerner.


A community filled with imagination.

*Play Vista *Marina del Rey *Culver City *Playa del Rey *Westchester.

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Lucy has been living and working in Culver City since September 2018.


Would you rather have a pet tiger or a pet lion?

Would you rather have to always wear heavy boots or have to never be able to wear shoes?

Would you rather have your books read by a few hundred people or a few million people?

Would you rather live in a country with a low cost of living but horrible weather or live in a country with a high cost of living and amazing weather?

Would you rather kiss a man or a woman?

 GOOGLE LA OFFICE TOUR! 😍 (New Spruce Goose Hangar in Playa Vista, California) 


Founder at Globl RED

1.  Why did you choose to conduct your business affairs in the Silicon Beach area? How did you get there? 
– We moved to Playa Vista 12 years ago because we really liked the community. My real estate business was already expanding its reach with many of our sports and entertainment clients, so Playa Vista was a natural fit for expansion. Since then, both of our children attended Playa Vista Elementary, we’ve added a dog to the family (Scotch), we’ve hosted two galas at Center Pointe Club for our Nartey Sports Foundation (which my amazing wife runs), and my real estate business has continued to grow. 

2. 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 believe we all have a responsibility during our lifetimes to realize all of our God given gifts and share them with the world. When I combine that with my daily mantra of “Focus and Finish,” I am constantly pushing to realize my full potential and help unlock the potential of those around me. I work very hard, but also give myself room to F.A.I.L. (Find All Important Lessons). When it’s all said and done, success is in the journey, not the outcome. 

3. Do you see yourself going beyond the Silicon Beach area? Where are you from? 
-Definitely. I was born in Seattle, WA (still a Seahawks fan!), but moved to Los Angeles at age 5 (Yes, a Lakers fan!). Playa Vista has been home for 12 years, so any move would probably be within Silicon Beach. As for business, the name of my company is Globl RED, Globl Real Estate and Development. In addition to our local business, we work with properties and developments in 7 different countries so far. We also develop properties as a firm, both locally and internationally. That being said, I want to continue to contribute to the overall real estate industry by elevating the customer experience, encouraging more sustainable developments and pioneering global growth through Smart Cities projects. 

4.  In what ways have you seen the area change since you’ve been here?
– There was no Runway or Resort when we moved here. Those additions added tremendously to the living experience.This is in addition to the broader housing options that allow families to grow within the community. We do miss Pinkberry from time to time, but Nice Cream is pretty good, too. It has also been fun to meet people from so many diverse backgrounds and experiences in one community. 



1. Are you scared of heights?
– No. I’m actually looking forward to skydiving soon. 

2. Do you listen to The Beatles?
– If they happen to come on. Loving my Afrobeat these days. Mix in a little R&B, Calvin Harris, and 90’s hip hop, and I’m set!

3. Have you vomited in the last year?
– No

4. Does your car have seat warmers?
– Yes, back seats, too (Our kids love that!)

5. Have you smoked at least one cigarette in the last year?
– No. Have never smoked a cigarette. Smoked a fake one for a movie I did during my acting days (, and it was terrible. 


Two happy team members from Bull & Butterfly in Playa Vista


Lots of bikes for little folks at Bike Attack in Playa Vista.


Eric, owner of Dog World Treats, an all-natural dog treat company in Redondo Beach.


Every Thursday, 25,000 of your neighbors read Play Vista People.


 1. ***Hi all, my dear friend Luz has a GoFundMe up to help save the life of her sweet pup, Cooper. (Affectionately known to all as Baby Chewbacca.) Thought I’d post to see if anyone can relate and feels the heart to donate. Even a small amount like $5 will make a difference. Or just sharing among your social network is huge. Thank you!! And understand if it’s not for you. Not sure if the link will show up in the post. If it doesn’t you can just search GoFundMe for “help Cooper”.<> —- Shahin Orci, Westchester.

2.***Every time I see an adult on a bicycle in Playa Vista, I no longer despair for the future of the human race. —– Debbie Z., Playa Vista

3. ***”Several times, my family and I have received excellent care at the Urgent Care facility in Playa Vista.” – Heather R., Playa Vista

4. ***Ritrovo restaurant in Playa Vista is looking for a hostess, cook, and server. If interested, please call 424-289-9327.

5. ***Fatal Hit & Run Pedestrian on Vista Del Mar. -While our police and politicians ignore the safety and severity of not enforcing parking on the east side of Vista Del Mar, a fatal hit and run pedestrian incident occurred this evening. —– Lisa Farris, Playa Del Rey

6. ***“Blind people are probably better suited to picking locks than sighted people because they are accustomed to working on stuff they cannot see.” —– Toby B., Playa Del Rey.

7. ***The sad L.A. Times has become a joke! Pathetic. —– Dr. Grant S., Marina del Rey.

8. ***The Bull & Butterfly seems to me to be a restaurant in transition getting better and better than its rather dreadful opening. —– Claude Q., Culver City.

9. ***The police officer in Culver City doubted my clairvoyance until I was able to lead him to the missing woman’s remains. —– Ashley W., Westchester.

10.  ***Need a good electrician? Go to the area’s best, Mike Packham. Chosen as the “Best of Los Angeles Award” winner for 2020. He has been working in the area Playa Vista, Marina del Rey, Culver City, Playa del Rey, and Westchester for well over a decade and is licensed, bonded, and trusted by your neighbors. Outstanding, reliable service with reasonable pricing. Mike Packham 310-430-4174

11. ***If you care about the future of our neighborhood, recall Councilman Mike Bonin -Now! —- Veronica M., Marina del Rey.

12. ***Did you know that every week over 25,000 of your neighbors read this dynamic Playa Vista People digital magazine?

13. ***Main Street in Santa Monica is a disaster. Unsafe, dirty, and like a ghost town. So sad. —- Mike G., Marina del Rey.

14. ***Don’t you just hate when a hot celebrity claims she was a nerd in high school? Bitch. —– Holly L., Culver City.


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