CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1996
Los Angeles County health officials reopened Marina del Rey beach to swimmers Friday. It was the last portion of a four-mile stretch of coast that had been closed after a sewage spill last weekend. Water samplings at Marina del Rey beach showed that the bacteria count had dropped to a safe level, and people are no longer being advised to avoid the water, said Jack Petralia, director of environmental protection for the Department of Health Services.
April 3, 1986
Planning for a walkathon to raise money for opponents of overdevelopment from El Segundo to Venice will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 80th Street and Sepulveda Boulevard, Westchester. The meeting is sponsored by the Coalition of Concerned Communities, which has been fighting approval of large developments in Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey and Venice.
August 27, 1987
Marina del Rey resident Jim Devlin won a gold medal last week in the 400-meter race at the seventh Veterans Wheelchair Games in Ann Arbor, Mich. Devlin, a 51-year-old Korean War veteran, also competed in the slalom, the 100-meter race and the shot put. He represented the Long Beach Veterans Administration at the games. The games attracted nearly 500 wheelchair athletes from the United States, Puerto Rico and Great Britain.
April 12, 1987
G. B. W. Properties Inc. of Los Angeles has acquired five acres of land in Marina del Rey in two separate purchases totaling $8.6 million. Negotiations were transacted by the Goodglick Co. The properties are a 91,000-square-foot warehouse at 4170 Del Rey Avenue from LCF California Properties Inc., and a 71,000-square-foot office and warehouse facility at 4143 Glencoe Ave.
July 29, 1993
Senior citizens can park free on weekdays at beaches operated by Los Angeles County by obtaining a special parking permit issued by the Department of Beaches and Harbors. The pass is available at the office of PCI, the firm that operates the beach parking lots under a county contract. The office is located at 14110 Palawan Way in Marina del Rey. Senior citizens can park free at any beach lot except those that utilize automated equipment. Passes may be obtained through Aug. 15.
January 21, 1988
One Marina del Rey dock was destroyed and several others were damaged during last weekend's storm and high surf. According to Los Angeles County officials, ocean surges destroyed one dock and damaged several others in Marina Harbor, one of the 18 privately owned marinas in Marina del Rey. An unofficial estimate put damages at $200,000, said a spokesman for the marina owner.
January 22, 1987
The county Board of Supervisors has directed the Public Works Department to establish an assessment district to finance construction of a four-lane bypass to relieve traffic congestion in Marina del Rey. Under a plan approved by the board, the county would pay 33% of the cost, Marina del Rey Lessees, a group of developers, would pay 61% and Summa Corp., which plans to build the massive Playa Vista project, would pay 5%. The cost was not immediately available.
April 26, 1990
Legislation to require Los Angeles County to spend about $138,000 a year to promote tourism in Marina del Rey failed to win support Wednesday from the state Senate's Local Government Committee. Under the bill, by Sen. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles), 10% of the hotel-motel tax generated from the marina's six hotels would be spent for promotional purposes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2005 |
Los Angeles city firefighters battled a blaze at a Marina del Rey auto shop late Thursday night. The building, which measured 30,000 square feet, was either under construction or being remodeled when the fire broke out just before 11 p.m., officials said. The building was at 13600 Marina Point Drive, according to the Fire Department.