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August 2, 2013 | By Shashank Bengali
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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NEWS
July 12, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2013 | From a Times staff writer
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.
BUSINESS
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.
SPORTS
June 10, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
From the first day Jack Flaherty walked on the Harvard-Westlake High campus as a freshman two years ago, he was projected to be a baseball standout. He had the size, the work ethic and the cool, calm demeanor that signified star quality in his future. It all came together during his junior season. As a hitter, he batted .360 with two home runs and 13 stolen bases in 15 attempts. As a pitcher, he had a 13-0 record with an 0.63 earned-run average. He walked only 10 batters in 89 innings and struck out 112. In the Southern Section Division 1 championship game at Dodger Stadium, Flaherty drove in the game's only run and threw a shutout against Huntington Beach Marina.
SPORTS
May 31, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
As a freshman and sophomore, Jack Flaherty couldn't win a playoff game on the mound for Studio City Harvard-Westlake. Now he doesn't lose games period. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound right-hander has become a true ace in his junior year, and he was at his best Friday night in the Southern Section Division 1 championship game at Dodger Stadium. Flaherty (13-0, 0.63 earned-run average) struck out eight, walked one and finished with a six-hitter in Harvard-Westlake's 1-0 victory over Huntington Beach Marina.
SPORTS
May 28, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
Max Willingham was delirious with joy. The 17-year-old Huntington Beach Marina second baseman delivered a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning Tuesday to earn himself and his best friends on the Vikings' baseball team a trip to Dodger Stadium. It was a two-strike, two-out single against Loyola's Nathan Hadley to drive in the tying and winning runs in a 6-5 victory over the Cubs in a Southern Section Division 1 semifinal game at Blair Field in Long Beach. "It was kind of nerve racking, but I tried to stay calm and hit the ball up the middle, and I got it done," Willingham said.
SPORTS
May 20, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
It's 15 minutes before the start of a pressure-packed Southern Section Division 1 baseball first-round playoff game. Some players are feeling a little nauseated as the reality of what's at stake begins to sink in. Not Jake Bauers of Huntington Beach Marina. He's smiling at the crowd and tipping his cap, and is seemingly oblivious to how important the game is. He steps to the plate in the first inning against Norco, and on the second pitch, he blasts a fastball so far over the right-field fence at Marina that it might land on the 405 Freeway a couple of miles away.
NEWS
May 15, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
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.
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