CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2013 |
A group of girls who spent Tuesday tanning beachside in Marina del Rey assumed the big, snazzy boat they saw must belong to the Coast Guard. A man in a wetsuit guessed the tiered, navy-and-white vessel was a cruise ship - like the one he'd board in a few weeks for his honeymoon. And a guy who sells binoculars from Venice Pier said he'd seen it around for a couple weeks and that it belonged to "some real rich Russian dude. " Longer than a football field and topped with a gaggle of gadgets that looks like a Christmas tree without leaves, the fancy boat moored off Marina del Rey still befuddles some vacationers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2013 |
Los Angeles Councilman Mike Bonin, who represents much of the Westside, proposed Tuesday that the Marina Freeway be given a new name: the Ballona Freeway. "Ballona Creek is an important natural resource in the Los Angeles urban environment," Bonin said in his resolution. "Renaming [the freeway] ... would allow people to connect the natural beauty around them with the name 'Ballona.'" A mere 1.5 miles or so long, the Marina Freeway is the shortest in L.A. County. It was envisioned as the Slauson Freeway, running through southern L.A. County and northern Orange County.
August 15, 2013 |
R&B singer Miguel was arrested in the wee hours Thursday on suspicion of DUI in Marina del Rey, according to police. The 27-year-old Grammy winner, real name Miguel Pimentel, was initially pulled over for speeding and having his car windows tinted, a California Highway Patrol spokeswoman told L.A. Now . The "Adorn" singer failed a field sobriety test, the CHP said, and blew 0.10 blood alcohol count on a breath test. He was arrested at 2:39 a.m., booked around 3:30 and released a little after 5 a.m. on $5,000 bail.
August 9, 2013 |
A shallow magnitude 2.7 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon, a mile from Marina del Rey, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:17 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 6.2 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was three miles from El Segundo, four miles from Santa Monica, four miles from Inglewood and 360 miles from Sacramento. In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service, and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.
August 8, 2013 |
Dear Lady Gaga: Color us shallow, but we just don't get this latest thing you're doing, via the Marina Abramovic Institute. The pop star took some lessons from the trés famous performance artist and the result is a video you've got to see to disbelieve - a censored version is above for your convenience. Expect the unexpected, including crystal hugging, eyeball horns, nude forest strolling and stretching, and this One Vocal Tone going on for a Really Long Time. PHOTOS: Lady Gaga through the years "Last week at a three-day retreat in upstate New York, Marina instructed Lady Gaga in the Abramovic Method - a series of exercises designed to heighten participants' awareness of their physical and mental experience in the present moment," reads the information with the video, which was posted Wednesday.
August 5, 2013 |
Lady Gaga is a big fan of Marina Abramovic, and vice versa. The two outré personalities -- the former from the pop-music world, the latter from the realm of performance art -- have sung each others' praises about their shared taste for provocative visual statements . On Saturday, Lady Gaga teamed up with the artist by lending her time and speaking voice to a marathon reading of the sci-fi novel "Solaris" that took place at the Wythe Hotel...
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.
July 12, 2013 |
A floating restaurant that raises the bar on dining options at Lake Powell, the summer venue popular with the houseboating crowd, is set to open this month. Latitude 37 will be docked on the lake and accessible by foot or boat at the Wahweap Marina near Page, Ariz. It is scheduled to open July 25 and will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, with menus more inspired than the usual camper or boater fare. Smoked brisket nachos, barbecued pulled-pork egg rolls and classic burgers will be served up along with milkshake flavors such as peanut butter and banana.
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.