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November 13, 2013 | By Roger Vincent
Online bingo game manager Adam Carpenter wants a dog, and his apartment landlord is ready to roll out the red carpet for the prospective pooch. In Marina del Rey and upscale neighborhoods nearby, the drive is on to attract sophisticated tenants like Carpenter who work in the technology, media and entertainment businesses flourishing on the Westside. Dog runs, smoke-free apartments, fire pits, Wi-Fi, fully equipped gyms and pools are just a few of the amenities tailored for the creative set. A new addition is a splashy complex of 12 buildings with 544 apartments at the marina.
October 10, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Two men were rescued from the waters off the Marina Del Rey coast Wednesday night after their boat capsized. The boat was outside the marina breakwater and somehow got tangled in a lobster net line after 7 p.m. and was taking on water, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. "When the deputies arrived, they saw the vessel ... capsize and saw two men jump into the water," the Sheriff's Department said. The men were pulled aboard the deputies' patrol boat and taken to safety.
September 21, 2013 | By Kurt Streeter
When Cassidy Lynn Campbell woke up on Saturday morning she ambled to her bedroom mirror and took a long, astonished look at herself. "I was just thinking, what happened last night, what happened?" said the brown-haired 16-year-old. "It's so crazy that I actually won. " On Friday night Cassidy was named homecoming queen at Marina High in Huntington Beach, an event that wouldn't normally get much attention if not for a single fact: Cassidy was born a boy but now lives as a transgender girl.
September 18, 2013 | By Adolfo Flores
When the thought of running for homecoming queen first swept through Cassidy Campbell's mind last year, she pushed the impulse aside. It would just be a joke, she told herself. Now the high school senior sees it as a chance to make a statement. "This year," she said, stroking her long black hair at the kitchen table in her home in Huntington Beach, "I'm a girl every day. " Photos: Being a girl every day Cassidy has revved up a social media campaign in an effort to win the homecoming crown at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, joining a growing but still-thin group of transgender teens across the country who see an opportunity to shake up gender norms by competing in what's long been a tradition-bound, sex-segregated American staple.
September 12, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
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.
September 3, 2013 | By Martha Groves
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 | By Christie D'Zurilla
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 | By Ken Schwencke
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 | By Christie D'Zurilla
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 | By David Ng
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...
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