July 12, 2001
* Frank Fetta conducts the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony in a pops program of music by Leonard Bernstein, Safan, Sibelius, Copland and Respighi, outdoors in Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, 7 p.m. (310) 305-9545. * * Flattop Tom & His Jump Cats kick off the Autry's Sizzling Summer Nights concert series with jump blues, boogie-woogie and other dance music in the museum's open-air plaza, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park, 6 to 9 p.m. (323) 667-2000.
December 8, 1988
About 55,000 people are expected to attend Saturday's 26th annual Marina del Rey Christmas Boat Parade, which begins at 5:30 p.m. "Christmas Dreams" is the theme of the 2-hour parade, sponsored by the Pioneer Skippers Boat Owners Assn., a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting safe family boating. Actress Cloris Leachman is the parade grand marshal.
May 3, 1992
The Times, for whatever reason, did its readers a disservice in a series of articles (April 12-14), columns and editorials when it resorted to blatant misinformation and misleading innuendo in discussing county operation of Marina del Rey. The writers base much of the allegation that the county is not negotiating for a full and fair return on the real value of the Marina property on the findings of a retired real estate adviser retained by...
December 6, 2011 |
Holiday boat parades are dazzling, glitzy affairs that remind me of what the Rose Parade might look like if it were held at night and took place on water. Christmas, tiki and even Elvis themes are depicted in strings of colored lights along masts and bows as boats glide along marinas and channels. Parades are free, but do require some advance planning to get a good viewing spot. Check out these upcoming light shows; click on the websites to find details and parade routes. Newport Beach: The 103rd Christmas Boat Parade is one of the oldest and longest in Southern California.
December 2, 2011
Los Angeles may not get any snow in its holiday season (except for Kidspace Museum's annual Snow Days, that is), but we have plenty of holiday entertainment options to liven up the season. From festive train rides to the North Pole to sparkling nighttime boat parades — even a chance to visit with real, live reindeer — here's a round-up of the season's best and brightest entertainment options for young and old alike. Santa's Cool Holiday Film Festival : Midnight screenings of "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" and other kitschy flicks.
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July 11, 1998
Two groups dedicated to cleaning up Santa Monica Bay will showcase environmentally friendly boating practices at a fair today. Sponsors Santa Monica BayKeepers and the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Project hope the Clean Boating Fair will teach boaters to use environmentally safe methods while on the water, said Kris Haddad of the BayKeepers. The fair will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at Burton Chace Park. Those wishing to have their boats inspected are asked to dock at the park's guest docks.