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May 14, 2013 |
Six people were rescued off Marina del Rey Tuesday evening after their outrigger canoe capsized in rough seas. All were treated and later released after they were pulled from the water about 7:45 p.m., according to authorities. The vessel overturned just outside the Marina del Rey breakwater, where winds blowing from 15 knots to 20 knots had created unsafe conditions, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. "The seas were confused, hazardous," Deputy Bryan White of the Marina del Rey station told The Times.
April 28, 2013 |
A shallow magnitude 2.8 earthquake was reported Sunday evening one mile from Marina del Rey, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:06 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 7.5 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was two miles from El Segundo, three miles from Inglewood and three miles from Lennox. In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby. Read more about Southern California earthquakes . ALSO: Man found shot to death on street in Long Beach Two shot on South L.A. street corner; gunman flees Police find fingerprints at scene of 8-year-old girl's killing
April 15, 2013 |
Out with the Courtyard by Marriott , in with the DoubleTree by Hilton . That's pretty much what happened with the hotel at 13480 Maxella Ave. in Marina del Rey. It opened in late March under the new name Hotel MdR Marina del Rey (so nice they named it twice?). What's new is the upgraded decor of the 277 rooms and suites, but more changes are yet to come, according to a Hilton Worldwide announcement. Hilton, which has partnered with Channel West Group and Arris Investment LLC in this venture, plans to spend $7 million to give the building the DoubleTree treatment.
April 13, 2013 |
Kobe Bryant fans weren't the only people in Los Angeles on Friday night looking glum. If you didn't have a reservation on opening night at Paiche, the Marina del Rey Peruvian izakaya from chef Ricardo Zarate, you were in for an hour wait. The packed 12-seat bar greeted diners upon entering the subtly aquatic-themed space. Every seat was filled, including chef tables adjacent to the open kitchen, which provided a view of Zarate and his team of nearly a dozen carefully plating slices of Amazonian fish.
April 12, 2013 |
“Grey's Anatomy” producer Linda Klein has become a first-time homeowner with the purchase of Marina del Rey penthouse for $1.35 million. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom unit has 3,200 square feet of living space and three parking spots. There are views of the marina, the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Malibu and Santa Catalina Island through the floor-to-ceiling windows. The two-story remodeled unit features an open floor plan, limestone flooring, a fireplace, a circular staircase, balcony space, a kitchen island and a 170-bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar.
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April 3, 2013 |
A 58-year-old Marina del Rey man was recovering Wednesday after he was bitten by a shark at a beach in Maui. Officials said the shark was believed to be about 10 feet long and bit the man on his right thigh while he was in the water Tuesday morning at Kaanapali Beach, which is in the city of Lahaina on the island's west shore. The victim told authorities the shark's head was "the size of a basketball," Maui County officials said in a statement. Officials shut down the popular beach for a mile in both directions.
March 30, 2013 |
The Bentley convertible of Lakers forward Jordan Hill was involved in a traffic accident early Saturday morning. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Monica Posada, the vehicle, which was not being driven by Hill, crashed into a condominium complex in Marina Del Rey about 2 a.m. While Hill lives in the building that was struck, he wasn't in the vehicle at the time of the crash. The driver, identified as Michael Lacey, 26, was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
March 28, 2013 |
Paiche, the new restaurant from Chef Ricardo Zarate ( Picca and Mo-Chica ), has delayed its opening. The Peruvian-Japanese restaurant in Marina del Rey will now open Friday, April 12. Zarate and business partner Stephane Bombet were slated to open Paiche on April 2, but due to an emergency, the restaurant has pushed back the opening date. Guests are being asked to reschedule their reservations on Open Table or contact the restaurant at (310) 893-6100. Zarate revealed some of the dishes on his "Peruvian izakaya " menu in sketches here.
March 20, 2013
Re "Bill could extend last call for booze," March 18 State Sen. Mark Leno's (D-San Francisco) bill to push back last call for alcohol from 2 to 4 a.m. is a misguided way to raise revenue for bars and restaurants (and, consequently, tax coffers). Two in the morning isn't late enough to get sufficiently soused? Do we need more DUIs, drunk driving deaths and accidents? A 4 a.m. last call would put more hard-core alcoholics on the road just when there are early-morning commuters heading to work.