November 3rd, 2014

Marina del Rey Voters Getting Ready for Ballot Time

Image by Alan Cleaver via Flickr

It’s time to put democracy in action, Marina del Rey—because tomorrow is Voting Day. So set your alarms, drink your coffee and hurry to the polls to get your vote in for Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, State Senate, U.S. Representative…. you get the picture, there’s a lot of important decisions to be made. And we get to help make them! Remember, polls open at 7 a.m. sharp and close at 8 p.m.—so you’ll have plenty of time to fill out your ballot, take a selfie of your “I voted!” sticker and then get on with your day (or night). It’s such an important responsibility (and honor) so don’t forget!


October 15th, 2014

LA County Unveils Huge Makeover Plan for Marina del Rey

Huge plans are in the works for Marina del Rey and if the L.A. County Board of Supervisors gives their nod of approval, our beautiful harbor area is going to get even better. According to the Argonaut news, the plan to “maximize amenities, improve traffic flow and control development in Marina del Rey” would essentially reinvent Marina del Rey as a major tourist destination with the addition of up to 200,000 square feet of retail development and approximately 940 new hotel rooms.

That’s big business for our little town and while some people are wary of change, it could be filled with positive possibilities. Like—for example—less traffic! Take a look at four of the proposed long-term changes and judge for yourself:


July 7th, 2014

Esprit Marina del Rey Reopens Chic and Sleek Pool Deck for Summer

There is nothing quite like a Marina del Rey summer. Sailboats are coasting by, barbecues are firing and pools are jam-packed with tanned beauties that are perfectly content to let their lazy days drift unceremoniously into the sunset. If you’re already an MDR resident, then you know how crucial the pool can be to your overall summertime existence. It’s where you cool off with friends and neighbors on a hot Saturday afternoon, where Fourth of July parties are had, where, you know, life generally happens from June to September. So, naturally, when a new pool deck opens in town—or shall we say “reopens”—we get excited.


November 21st, 2013

Massive Rebuild May Be In-the-Works for Fisherman’s Village

Los Angeles County officials are contemplating a major change for the town of Marina del Rey—a “near-total rebuild” of the iconic Fisherman’s Village. Officials are busily putting together a unified vision of the new and improved Fisherman’s Village, which would tentatively include more dock space for recreational watercraft, a larger retail and restaurant presence and transportation upgrades.


September 19th, 2013

Music, Art, Food: Venice Beach Music Festival Hits the Neighborhood Sept. 21-22

There is no denying it: Venice Beach is one eclectic (dare we say, eccentric?) community. You’ve got the hipster-cool of Abbot Kinney and all of its farm-to-table restaurants, upscale shopping, art galleries, etc. Then as you move closer to the boardwalk, you’ve got the bohemian vibe of street musicians and venders, quaint hole-in-the-wall food joints, and guys in dreadlocks on roller skates. Regardless of your style, Venice offers something for everyone. And if you happen to live in the heart of Marina del Rey—you’re less than two miles from it all. Which brings us to one of the coolest community events of the year: the annual Venice Beach Music Festival.