February 22, 2004
The Sourcebook (Feb. 1) is an essential travel planning tool, and I have come to rely on its useful listings each year. Upon reading the "Visitor Information Offices in California," I noticed the omission of Marina del Rey Convention & Visitors Bureau, (310) 305-9545, www.VisitMarina.com. The Marina del Rey Convention & Visitors Bureau offers travelers free information including a colorful destination guide with map, a meeting and event planning guide and an informative Harbor Directory, besides other helpful information on hotels, waterfront dining, fishing and boating.
September 13, 1987
The county Small Craft Harbor Commission voted on Wednesday to hold a public hearing Oct. 14 on complaints that anchorage operators are not properly maintaining dock facilities at Marina del Rey. Commissioners reported that they found several instances of inadequate maintenance during personal inspections of the boat docks in August.
March 28, 1991
Recent storms have delayed work on expansion of Marina del Rey's public boat-launching ramp, and access for boaters who use the facility will be limited, county officials said. Construction of the $572,200 project will continue into May because the rain and wind has delayed installation of pilings and concrete, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors. In the meantime, the number of lanes available to launch and retrieve boats will be limited.
November 3, 1988
A Massachusetts investment firm gained county approval Tuesday to buy Marina del Rey's main shopping center after agreeing to spend $400,000 to upgrade the 21-year-old cluster of stores, shops and restaurants on Lincoln Boulevard. The Board of Supervisors approved the $21-million sale to Carlisle Realty Holdings I after the firm also agreed to pay a $40,000 "processing fee" to the county, which owns all 800 acres in the marina.
July 25, 1993
Ready for prime time: Once again, network TV is turning to the Westside for the setting of a series. Marina del Rey gets the honor this time, but if viewers blink, they may miss the community's moment in the spotlight. "357 Marina Del Rey" will be an element in the Fox network's "Danger Theatre," a spoof of the action/adventure genre of the 1970s and 1980s. "Danger Theatre" consists of two 10-minute elements each week.
January 19, 1995
The brief article announcing the Board of Supervisors' approval of an apartment building and board-and-care facility on Panay Way in Marina del Rey ("Apartment Building, Senior Care Facility OKd," Jan. 5) does not tell the full story of this controversial development, which is opposed by boaters and area residents. The so-called board-and-care facility actually will be a seven-story luxury residential hotel with 78 units renting for as high as $5,000 per month. The developer, Jonah Goldrich, says he needs the second seven-story, 68-unit apartment building to subsidize the board-and-care project.