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December 17, 2013 | By Soumya Karlamangla
Whether to rename a short strip of road turned into a long, winding debate at Tuesday's L.A. County Board of Supervisors meeting. California 90, the Marina Freeway, doesn't span more than two miles, branching off westward from the 405 Freeway and ending -- no surprise here -- in Marina del Rey. In September, Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin proposed a resolution to encourage the state to rename the freeway after Ballona Creek, a waterway...
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 2013 | By James C. Taylor
NEW YORK - The reports of her death are only slightly exaggerated. The U.S. premiere Friday night of the highly anticipated, all-star, high-culture event “The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic” opened with three actors, wearing masks to represent the Serbian performance artist, lying on top of three coffins. Before the show, director Robert Wilson told a gala dinner crowd assembled in the Park Avenue Armory that he and Abramovic had wanted to work together for a long time, but it was only in 2007 that she inspired him with this request: “I want you to stage my funeral.” The three coffins, he explained, represent the three cities in which she has resided: Belgrade, Amsterdam and New York - and what followed that striking, exquisitely lighted tableau was a two-hour, 40-minute opera-cabaret-dance-oral history about Abramovic's life, from its humble beginnings in Communist Yugoslavia to her rise on the international art scene, to her “death” in 2013 (the program is a broadsheet newspaper with the headline: “Artist Marina Abramovic dies at 67.”)
BUSINESS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
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.
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