November 28, 2012 |
AMC, the nation's second-largest cinema chain, is opening its first Southern California dine-in movie theater, taking the concept of dinner and a movie to a new level. Set to open Monday, the remodeled AMC Dine-In Theatres Marina 6 is the 11th dine-in theater that the Kansas City, Mo., chain has opened around the country since its first location debuted in 2008 in an affluent Atlanta district. The refurbished location, on the second floor of a shopping center at Maxella and Glencoe avenues in Marina del Rey, features six auditoriums for adults only.
October 15, 2012 |
Colorado apartment landlord Archstone broadened its Southern California empire this month by spending more than $100 million on seaside properties in Venice and Marina del Rey. Archstone, which operates upscale apartments in coastal markets, bought the Frank, a 70-unit complex on Rose Avenue in Venice, for $56.2 million. It also purchased the Bay Club, which has 205 units -- and 207 boat slips -- on Tahiti Way in Marina del Rey for $43.95 million. The Frank, which was renamed Archstone Venice on Rose, is a complex completed this year by the seller, Portland, Ore., developer Gerding Edlen Development Inc. Los Angeles landlord Decron Properties Corp.
October 13, 2012 |
Moonrise Kingdom Universal, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.98 Available on VOD Oct. 16 Wes Anderson's easily strangest (yet loveliest) film follows two New England pre-teens in 1965 as they run away and try to make a go of it in the wild. Anderson's movies always have been about the conflict between harsh adult reality and the more fanciful world of children's literature, but the split between the two has never been as extreme as it is in "Moonrise Kingdom," which combines kooky Boy Scout adventures with the looming specters of death, marital infidelity, teen sexuality and institutionalization.
October 5, 2012 |
Three women died when their car was apparently driven off a pier and landed in about four feet of water in a private marina in Newport, R.I., police said Friday. The car, lying on its roof, was seen by a fuel deliveryman, who contacted police, Newport police Capt. Fred Gonsalves told the Los Angeles Times. No foul play was suspected, he said. The car was discovered around 6:30 a.m. at the Newport Shipyard. Around 8:30 a.m., a crane hauled the vehicle out of the water and the bodies were discovered, Gonsalves said.
September 7, 2012 |
Only in L.A.: Giuseppe Verdi's 1844 opera "The Two Foscari" meets the CBS game show "The Price Is Right. " On a recent day backstage at CBS Television City, one wall was dominated by a painting of sunny Venice, Italy, a set for Los Angeles Opera's production of "Foscari," a rarely produced work that opens the company's 2012-13 season Saturday. And slightly in front of this Venice scene stands the game board for a "Price Is Right" game called Switcheroo. Move those numbers into the correct positions on the board and you can win a travel mug, a panini press or a brand new car!
August 17, 2012 |
When Joe Borst bought a run-down 1952 house in Marina del Rey, he and girlfriend Maria Torres hoped to transform the 1,200-square-foot cookie-cutter plan into something that felt larger, more open and modern - a tall order given the limited budget. The couple could afford to renovate the house but not to expand it, so the mission became to rethink the floor plan - to leave the perimeter of the house intact, adjust how the existing space was used and make the most of the house's backyard.
August 8, 2012 |
LONDON -- Marlen Esparza couldn't stop sobbing. And Claressa Shields wanted to weep. There may be no crying in baseball but there were plenty of boxers shedding tears at the ExCeL Centre in London's Docklands after the women's Olympic semifinals Wednesday. Esparza showed emotion after she lost and had to settle for a bronze medal - the first medal won by the U.S. in women's boxing - and Shields because victory means she will fight again for the gold Thursday. "I'm still kind of shocked," said Shields, a high school junior from Flint, Mich., who wasn't old enough to compete in Olympic boxing until her 17th birthday in March.
July 1, 2012
Spud Point Marina Pier Overview: This otherwise nondescript concrete walkway at Bodega Bay is said to be the narrowest pier in the state. At 21/2 feet wide, it's tough for strollers to pass one another. Notable views: You can see the harbor and its boats, as well as the green hills hugging the shoreline, but the view, by Northern California standards, is undramatic. While walking on the pier, you might see a lone harbor seal with a gray and white head; according to locals, that one rules the area.
June 22, 2012 |
A New York man is facing charges in the Cape Cod crash that killed his girlfriend, Marina Keegan, a budding writer whose final words on friendship and the opportunity of youth gained national attention. Michael Gocksch, 22, of Centerport, N.Y., has been summoned in Massachusetts for a hearing on charges that include motor vehicle homicide by reckless operation, the Associated Press reported. The Massachusetts State Police did not return requests for comment. Keegan, 22, died in a rollover on Route 6, the highway that follows the curve of Cape Cod, as Gocksch drove her to her father's birthday dinner.
June 15, 2012
'Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present' No MPAA rating Running time: 1 hour, 45 minutes Playing: Nuart, West Los Angeles