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October 12th, 2015

SHAKE IT OFF: The Great California Shakeout Is This Thursday, October 15th


Part of living in one of the best states on earth is dealing with the fact that every once in a while, we do have a whole lot of shaking going on — and not in the wacky “Jerry Lee Lewis” way. You guessed it, we’re talking about earthquakes; those rolling, jolting, surprisingly loud earthly episodes that pop up on us now and again, even in our Marina del Rey paradise.

Because it’s just part of our reality, the Southern California Earthquake Center at USC sponsors “The Great California ShakeOut™” to remind us all that preparedness is power when it comes to dealing with quakes — and it’s super important to be ready with the right response when those tremors come-a-knockin’ at our doors.


October 6th, 2015

Sunday Fun-Day: “Discover Marina del Rey Day” at Burton Chace Park

Discover MDR

If you’re looking for a super festive way to spend your Sunday THIS weekend, Burton Chace Park is the place to be for this year’s “Discover Marina del Rey Day” celebration. The annual family-focused event is a great way to connect with the community while treating your kids to some good old fashioned Marina-style fun in the park with a ton of FREE activities that range from kid-centric marionette shows and arts & crafts to live music, water events and much more. Like we said, the event is 100% free, but you still may want a little cash on-hand to indulge in the gourmet Food Truck temptations, plus you’ll need $5 to access the hugely popular inflatable attractions (these are always a massive hit at the event). For more info, click here.

You ready for a good time? Here are all the details.


When: Sunday, October 11th from 11 am to 4 pm

Where: Burton W. Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way in Marina del Rey

Parking Info: Event parking costs $8 at County Lots #77 and #4

What to Expect: A ton of fun and great community-minded information, including:

Live Music

Arts & Crafts

Marionette Shows

Children’s Story Times

Rides and Games (including Inflatable Games!)

Sailboat Races

Health, Safety & Environment Informational Booths

Demonstrations from Lifeguards, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the L.A. County Fire Department

What are your plans this weekend? Will you be at Discover Marina del Rey Day on Sunday? Let us know! 


September 15th, 2015

Artsy Adventures: Check Out the Tech-Cool Art Exhibit at the Marina’s Ritz Carlton

Image courtesy of The Ritz Carlton

Image courtesy of The Ritz Carlton

As if there aren’t enough cool things happening in Marina del Rey, we have one more sweet option to add to the paradise pile — a large scale, tech-modern art exhibition at the Ritz Carlton. Salon D’Art is partnering with the hotel to put on this nifty event, and the really great thing (aside from the art, of course) is the technology they’re using to make it extra special. When you visit the exhibit, you can enjoy guideless, “beacon-activated” tours through your iPhone or iPad, which translates into downloading a free app on your Apple device (or you can check out an iPad at the Ritz Carlton’s concierge desk). When you stand in front of each piece of artwork, the app senses where you are and delivers facts about that piece, plus purchasing details. Kind of ingenious, isn’t it?


September 8th, 2015

Ahoy Beer Lovers: Don’t Miss the 2015 Cruise ‘N’ Brews Festival

Image Courtesy of LAX Chamber of Commerce Facebook

Image Courtesy of LAX Chamber of Commerce Facebook

This year’s Marina del Rey summer is winding itself down, but there is one more giant hurrah heading our way this weekend that you don’t want to miss (especially if you have a yen of the barley and hops variety) — the 2015 Cruise ‘N’ Brews craft beer festival. The party starts this Saturday, September 12th on board Hornblower’s “Dream On” yacht, where you’ll mingle with hundreds of like-minded beer lovers, sampling craft beers from 40 breweries, nibbling on your free boarding pretzel necklace (which is marvelous with a nice cool brew), and having an awesome time cruising around the channel.