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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.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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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.
SPORTS
January 24, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Kevin Oberlander, chosen earlier this month from Upland Western Christian to become the new football coach at Huntington Beach Marina, will be staying at Western Christian after problems arose over his lack of a required teaching credential to be at Marina. Marina has begun another search for a new coach.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
January 13, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Based on the fact the new football coach at Huntington Beach Marina, Kevin Oberlander, played football in college with the head coach of Hollywood Bernstein, Masaki Matsumoto , and is best friends with Matsumoto, offers a peek into what's ahead for the Vikings. Matsumoto was The Times' coach of the year this past season. He believes in teaching more than just football, and Oberlander, 30, who was the coach at Upland Western Christian, follows the same ideas. "We run things the same," Oberlander said.
SPORTS
January 10, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Kevin Oberlander, who was coach at Upland Western Christian, is the new coach at Huntington Beach Marina. Oberlander guided Western Christian to a 12-1 record last season.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 2013 | By Matt Stevens
A man was found shot to death early Monday in Marina del Rey, authorities said. Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives were called to the Shores apartment complex in the 4200 block of Via Marina at about 3:25 a.m., Sgt. Carmen Arballo said. Police tape roped off the apartment complex's parking lot, where the body was discovered, KTLA reported . The chic new apartment complex is near a small beach with a newly installed playground that is known for attracting families.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NEWS
December 19, 2013 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 2.8 earthquake was reported Thursday morning near Marina del Rey, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:53 a.m. PST at a depth of 5.6 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was two miles from Santa Monica and four miles from Culver City and El Segundo. In the past 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service, and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.
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