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December 6, 2012
Like the Rolling Stones, the Marina del Rey Boat Parade also turns 50 this year, but one of these things is decidedly more wholesome and less prone to rumors of full-body blood transfusions. Volleyball superstar Kerri Walsh Jennings is the grand marshal, and the event features its usual cavalcade of well-bedecked vessels. Burton Chase Park, Marina del Rey. 6 p.m. Sat. Free.
February 27, 2014 | By Jessica Garrison
A 70-foot powerboat anchored just south of Marina del Rey ran aground early Thursday. Officials said the captain of the Angelique awoke about 4:30 a.m. to the sound of the boat dragging its anchor. Attempts to start the vessel's engines were unsuccessful, and before rescue boats could arrive, the boat ran aground in heavy seas. Los Angeles County lifeguards and sheriff's deputies took three people and three dogs from the Angelique onto the rescue boat. No one was injured.
November 8, 2010 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times
When it opened in 1965, Marina del Rey was a jewel of Los Angeles County, home to the largest man-made pleasure boat harbor in the world and a recreational site for county residents. Nearly half a century later, the feather-shaped harbor south of Santa Monica is facing its midlife crisis. Sidewalks are cracked, restaurants are less full. Parking spots? Too plentiful. But the mission to renovate the harbor ? one of the few in Southern California that serve pleasure boaters ?
February 25, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
On a recent weekday morning, a Starline tour bus swung open its doors at Fisherman's Village in Marina del Rey, and Australian tourists Laura Ross and Kate Lund surveyed the scene. The faux maritime shopping center - with eateries and gift shops built around a fake lighthouse - was mostly empty. Many of the trinket shops were barren, their windows dusty, the walls ripped out. The ocean air had long ago turned vibrant red, yellow and turquoise paint to pastels on the dilapidated wooden buildings.
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, 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.
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.
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.
February 6, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Board unanimously approved a controversial set of regulations that will launch the first extensive pollution cleanup in Marina del Rey history , county officials said. At a meeting downtown Thursday night, the local board voted 6 to 0 to approve amendments to a pollution plan that that will force more than 4,000 boaters to strip copper paint off their boats at personal expense. Los Angeles County will also be given the task of cleaning or covering more than 200 acres of toxic sediment.
February 6, 2014
Join Times staff writer Matt Stevens at 9 a.m. Thursday for a discussion about boat owners in Marina del Rey who are resisting plans for the first extensive pollution cleanup in the area's history. On Thursday, the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board is scheduled to consider changes that would force boaters to strip copper paint from the bottom of their vessels and replace it with a less toxic alternative. Almost all of the marina's more than 4,500 boats have bottoms covered in copper paint . Officials estimate that paint stripping will cost $6,000 for a 40-foot boat, and that isn't sitting well with the marina's boaters.
February 5, 2014 | By Matt Stevens and Tony Barboza
Plans for the first extensive pollution cleanup in Marina del Rey history have sparked a revolt by boat owners at the tony harbor that could echo along the length of the California coast. The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board on Thursday will consider rules that would force boaters to strip copper paint from the bottoms of their boats and replace it with a less toxic alternative. To clean copper already in the water, the plan also calls for the county to spend at least $147 million dredging the nearly 50-year-old marina, the nation's largest manmade recreational boating harbor.
January 30, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
To the thieves, it was just a bicycle - an electric-powered, orange-colored bike  they took from a Marina del Rey condominium complex. But what the two men stole was the joy that 12-year-old Mia Timbrello felt when she rode the three-wheeled bicycle that was given to her last April by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Mia is nonverbal and severely autistic and has had a double organ transplant, her mother, Yolanda Rangel, told KTLA-TV Channel 5 . “Whenever she was able to ride the bike, her face lit up and she was obviously enjoying herself,” L.A. County sheriff's Det.
January 29, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Matt Stevens
A 47-year-old Inglewood man is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in connection with the killing of a security guard in Marina del Rey just before the end of the year. Byron Keith Street is due to be arraigned on charges of murder, burglary, felony vandalism and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Street is accused of shooting and killing Patrick Odoikyene, a 47-year-old uniformed private security guard at an upscale apartment complex who was working in the 4200 block of Via Marina Drive on Dec. 30, the Sheriff's Department said.
January 29, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A former Marina del Rey security guard was charged with murder in connection with the slaying of his supervisor at an upscale apartment complex in the waterfront community, authorities said Wednesday evening. Byron Keith Street, 47, is accused of fatally shooting Patrick Odoikyene on Dec. 30 at the complex in the 4200 block of Via Marina Drive.  Street is charged with one count of murder with a special circumstance allegation of murder during the course of a burglary, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said.  HOMICIDE REPORT: A story for every victim Street was also charged Wednesday with one count of first-degree residential burglary and three counts of vandalism over $400 damage, prosecutors said.
September 4, 1985 | JAMES RAINEY, Times Staff Writer
On a busy summer day, as many as 2,500 boats spill from the mouth of Marina del Rey Harbor and into the Pacific Ocean. In order to reach the open sea, boats must turn right to avoid the breakwater that guards the mouth of the harbor. Here, boats under sail and those using engines sometimes cross paths. This can be confusing and dangerous, especially when an inexperienced sailor or bellicose yachtsman becomes involved, boaters say.
March 16, 1985 | JAMES RAINEY, Times Staff Writer
There appears to be "no justification" for the formation of a city in Marina del Rey, according to a report that also estimated such a city would lose almost $2 million in its first year of operation. The report, by the director of the Los Angeles County Local Agency Formation Commission, was a setback to cityhood proponents. It is expected to be regarded as significant when the commission decides on the question of incorporation.
January 2, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Authorities are asking for the public's help as they continue to investigate the shooting death of a security guard outside an upscale apartment complex in Marina del Rey. Patrick Odoikyene, 47, was discovered in a parking lot early Monday with multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Sheriff's officials describe the suspect as a black male with a stocky, muscular build, a shaved head, a goatee and a medium complexion.
December 30, 2013 | By Matt Stevens
A man found shot to death early Monday outside an upscale apartment complex in Marina del Rey was a “courtesy patrol” team member. An email sent by General Manager Sue Kohan to residents at the Shores complex said "a terrible tragedy occurred" that "involved one of the members of our courtesy patrol team. " A person with knowledge of the incident who spoke on the condition of anonymity because authorities are still investigating said courtesy patrol members are employees of an outside firm and serve as a resource for residents and visitors but are not security guards.
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