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.
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June 30, 2013 |
A 2.8 earthquake struck the Marina del Rey area on Sunday evening. The temblor occurred at 9:21 p.m. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, it was felt across the Westside and South Bay. The quake was about two miles southeast of Marina del Rey.
June 28, 2013 |
Furniture maker Cliff Spencer's workshop in Marina del Rey is a long way from where Paul Vander Werf lives near Trona, northeast of Ridgecrest, Calif. In Trona, the area averages fewer than 4 inches of rain a year. The topsoil is high desert hard pan that bakes in summer and freezes in winter. When filmmakers want a location to convey a world without water, they go to Trona. Vander Werf moved to the high desert after 10 years in rainy Hawaii, so he wanted solutions to the difficult growing climate.
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.
May 15, 2013 |
Spa Nautica at Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey hosts a dog day this month with massages, acupressure, Reiki, stretching and strengthening for your hound -- for free. While pets receive their moments of spa bliss, owners can feel good by having a $99 massage that also helps fund an animal rescue organization. The deal: The free massage for dogs of all sizes will be performed by certified animal technicians, according to the hotel. For owners who indulge in their own Spa Nautica Massage at the hotel, it costs $99 for a 60-minute session, and 10% of the proceeds go to Much Love Animal Rescue in Los Angeles.
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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 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.