August 2, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Three Somali pirates were sentenced to life in prison Friday for the shooting deaths of four Americans, including a Marina del Rey couple, in a 2011 hijacking off the coast of East Africa. A federal jury in Norfolk, Va., decided not to impose the death penalty on Ahmed Muse Salad, Abukar Osman Beyle and Shani Nurani Shiekh Abrar after they each were convicted last month on 26 counts including piracy and murder. The piracy convictions carry a mandatory life sentence.
May 17, 2012 |
"Selling L.A. " reality show viewers may wonder if any of the featured homes actually sell. Although perhaps not in time for the closing credits, some houses under consideration for the show do find a buyer outside the roving eye of the camera. One home that agent Rebekah Schwartz was promoting to HGTV for its 15 minutes of fame was the Marina del Rey pad that former Laker Lamar Odom rented a few years back. Listed at $1.995 million in January, it closed early this month at $1.825 million.
April 26, 1992
In response to the three-part series on Marina del Rey leases, April 12-14: I'm a little confused. Why are the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors causing citizens to lose $34 million to $59 million a year in land leases and then claim lack of funds for programs like AIDS? Why aren't the supervisors charging the maximum amount for the use of the land, just like the investors who are charging the maximum amount for the use of the improvements? And why are they allowing investors like Abraham Lurie and Jerome Snyder to fall behind on their lease and property tax payments to boot?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1989
Your recent editorial (Aug. 11) criticized Los Angeles County for allowing Abraham Lurie to sell 49.9% of his Marina Del Rey holdings to individual investors who chose to remain anonymous. The editorial failed to take into consideration that the county has a lease with Lurie under which this sale could be disapproved only for reasonable cause; that is, something which would be detrimental to the operation of the Marina. Private investors in the Marina and elsewhere are often reluctant to reveal their identities.
June 27, 2013
A luxury Marina del Rey apartment complex and boat anchorage has sold for $225 million in one of the largest real estate deals of the year in Southern California. The Esprit, a 437-unit complex on a finger of land in the marina nearly surrounded by seawater, was purchased by real estate investment firms Capri Capital Partners and Kennedy Wilson from a partnership led by former Los Angeles City Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski. Miscikowski is the widow of developer Douglas R. Ring, who was one of Marina del Rey's largest property leaseholders and apartment owners.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2014 |
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.
November 28, 2012 |
AMC, the nation's second-largest cinema chain, is opening its first Southern California dine-in movie theater, taking the concept of dinner and a movie to a new level. Set to open Monday, the remodeled AMC Dine-In Theatres Marina 6 is the 11th dine-in theater that the Kansas City, Mo., chain has opened around the country since its first location debuted in 2008 in an affluent Atlanta district. The refurbished location, on the second floor of a shopping center at Maxella and Glencoe avenues in Marina del Rey, features six auditoriums for adults only.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 2010 |
Los Angeles County planning commissioners have recommended approval of a controversial plan to build more retail, restaurant, office and housing on parking lots in Marina del Rey. County staff, however, bowed to public protests on the most controversial element of the plan as it was presented in November: the loss of parking spaces on the northern edge of Mother's Beach. The Mother's Beach parking lot is used by kayakers and boaters to access the marina, which is owned by the county.
October 30, 1986
The Marina del Rey Chamber of Commerce, following the lead of the Hollywood chamber, will register its name with the California secretary of state for licensing purposes, according to Bob Leslie, president. The chamber's trademark, featuring three sailboats at sea, will be affixed to various items and offered for sale. The income derived from the licensing program will be used to promote the Marina del Rey area and local businesses, he said.