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News, Los Angeles, Marina Del Rey

Flag Ceremony Today To Honor Life Of Los Angeles County Lifeguard

Posted Jan. 22, 2015, 7:50 am

A flag ceremony will be held today in honor of a 42-year-old Los Angeles County lifeguard who died during a training exercise at a Manhattan Beach school.

Latest police news and updates.

News, Marina Del Rey, Police Department

Marina Del Rey Grenade Scare Found To Be Just A Toy

Posted Jan. 11, 2015, 7:56 am

What turned out to be a toy grenade caused a scare in Marina del Rey, authorities said Saturday.

Missing man Marvin Leo Vital.

News, Marina Del Rey, Police Department

Man Aged 71 Missing Since Dec. 24 After Last Being Seen In Marina Del Rey

Posted Jan. 1, 2015, 6:00 am

Sheriff's deputies on Wednesday asked the public's help for locating a 71-year-old man who gets easily confused and has been missing since Dec. 24.

News, Marina Del Rey, Weather

Tree Falls Across Via Marina In Marina del Rey

Posted Dec. 26, 2014, 8:58 am

A 10-to-15-foot section of a tree fell across Via Marina in Marina del Rey on Thursday night, slowing traffic in the area, authorities said.

News, Environment, Marina Del Rey

Groups Call For Halt To County Plans To Cut Down 650 Marina Del Rey Trees

Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 9:09 am

Environmental and community groups, working together as "Friends of Oxford Lagoon," called today for a halt to county plans to cut down 650 trees surrounding a marshy flood basin next to the Marina City Club towers.

News, Malibu, Marina Del Rey, Water

Board Of Supervisors Approve Water Rate Increase For Marina del Rey, Malibu

Posted Nov. 26, 2014, 8:29 am

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved five years of water rate increases for Marina del Rey, Malibu and areas of the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys.

News, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, Usps

USPS Proposing Relocation Of Marina Del Rey Branch Post Office

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 8:57 am

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is proposing the relocation of Marina Del Rey Branch Post Office, 4766 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey CA 90292, to a new location that has not yet been determined.

The boat rescue on Tuesday morning.

News, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey

10 Foot Skiff Capsizes Off Marina Del Rey Breakwater Rocks

Posted Sep. 17, 2014, 9:47 am

Marina del Rey Sheriff’s personnel responded to a call of a boating accident on Tuesday morning.

News, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey

Large Gray Whale Spotted In Santa Monica Bay Near Marina Del Rey

Posted Sep. 10, 2014, 9:16 am

A large gray whale first spotted off the coast of Topanga Canyon later moved to Marina Del Rey where it entertained various people.

News, Marina Del Rey, Courts

Marina Del Rey Man Sentenced For Trying To Sell Military Secrets To China

Posted Sep. 9, 2014, 9:12 am

A Marina del Rey man was sentenced on Monday to more than three years in prison for providing sensitive information about a network used to control and communicate with military satellites to someone he believed was a foreign intelligence officer working for the People's Republic of China.

The community has come together to raise more than $4,000 for a local couple devastated after their boat and belongings were lost in a fire.

News, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey

Community Rallies Behind Couple Who Lost Everything After Their Boat Caught Fire

Posted Sep. 7, 2014, 9:20 am

Two Marina del Rey residents, who lost everything that they own when the boat they live in was lost in a fire on the water, are finding that generosity in the community still exists.

The Bay Foundation's Ivan Medel gives background and overview about the reserve.

News, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey

Yahoo! Volunteers Help Clean Up Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve

Posted Aug. 25, 2014, 9:44 am

The Bay Foundation and Friends of Ballona Wetlands recently hosted volunteers from across regional offices of Yahoo! on a tour of the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve (BWER), followed by restoration efforts.

News, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey

Luncheon To Honor Congressman Waxman In Marina Del Rey On Monday

Posted Aug. 23, 2014, 9:27 am

In honor of Representative Henry Waxman’s expertise and tireless efforts in support of health care, Saban Community Clinic, Venice Family Clinic and Westside Family Health Center will host a luncheon in his honor this Monday, Aug. 25.

News, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey

Police Book Suspected Culver Marina Little League Snack Bar Thieves

Posted Aug. 5, 2014, 12:52 pm

Police booked two men picked up on warrants while investigating a break-in at the Culver Marina Little League snack bar, which was spray-painted with a pentagram and "Satan" spelled backward.

There are many firework celebrations for the 4th of July on the Westside including Marina del Rey, Pacific Palisades, El Segundo, and Redondo Beach.

News, Holiday, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Culver City

Where To Watch July 4 Fireworks On The Westside

Posted Jul. 3, 2014, 7:55 am

While the City of Santa Monica does not have a fireworks display on the 4th of July this Friday, there are many professional fireworks displays and events planned in and around the surrounding area.

News, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey

Baby Grey Whale Spotted At Marina Del Rey Channel Entrance

Posted Jun. 23, 2014, 9:27 am

A baby grey whale was spotted cavorting at the main channel entrance to Marina del Rey on Sunday, but swam away before the coast guard had to start warning nearby vessels.

News, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey

Marina Del Rey WaterBus Begins Operations Today

Posted Jun. 19, 2014, 8:58 am

The Marina del Rey WaterBus will begin its 2014 operations today, with its fleet of small boats shuttling passengers among eight stops around the harbor.

News, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey

$4 million To Be Spent On Copper Contamination Study In Marina Del Rey Harbor

Posted Jun. 18, 2014, 9:20 am

The Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to spend $4 million to study copper contamination in Marina del Rey Harbor, in response to a proposal that would force boat owners to strip copper paint from their hulls and the county to find funding for a major clean-up.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey

SUV Overturns Several Times On Lincoln Boulevard

Posted Jun. 16, 2014, 9:27 am

An SUV overturned several times on Lincoln Boulevard in Marina Del Rey this morning injuring both people inside, authorities said.

News, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey

Marina (90) Freeway Brush Fire Sends Man To Hospital, Forces Lane Closures

Posted Jun. 16, 2014, 9:25 am

A three- to four-acre brush fire broke out Sunday in a median of the Marina (90) Freeway near Marina Del Rey, sending a man to a hospital and forcing the closure of the freeway for about four hours, authorities said.

This year’s annual Uncle Darrow’s Father’s Day Crawfish Boil will be held this Saturday, June 14 from 2-5 pm.

Dining, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, Food

Uncle Darrow’s: Serving Up Louisiana Grub 20 Years & Counting

Posted Jun. 13, 2014, 9:04 am

Jambalaya, Po’boys, Filé Gumbo, Fried Catfish, and Oysters. If these Louisiana favorites excite your taste buds, then you’ve more than likely dined at Uncle Darrow’s in Marina del Rey.

Crews continue the cleanup of thousands of dead fish in Marina del Rey.

News, Environment, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, Water

Marina del Rey Dead Fish Cleanup Continues

Posted May. 22, 2014, 8:01 am

Crews continued working to remove thousands of dead fish from a section of Marina del Rey, saying other marine life will be endangered as long as the decaying fish remain in the water.

Thousands of dead fish were spotted in Marina Del Rey this weekend.

News, Environment, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, Sheriff

Thousands Of Dead Fish Surface In Marina Del Rey

Posted May. 18, 2014, 11:59 am

Several dead fish mysteriously rose to the surface at a section of Marina Del Rey, near Ballona Creek, the Sheriff’s Dept. said.

News, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey

Marina Del Rey Beach Parking, Youth Camps, Boat Storage Fees To Increase

Posted May. 14, 2014, 9:53 am

Fees will go up for some county beach parking, youth camps and dry storage of boats trailered at Marina del Rey, the county Board of Supervisors decided today, but Supervisor Don Knabe took action to limit some of the hikes.

News, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, Court

Mexican Nationals Sentenced For Murdering Marina Del Rey Coast Guard Officer

Posted May. 13, 2014, 9:25 am

Two Mexican nationals were sentenced Monday to federal prison for their roles in the 2012 death of a Marina del Rey-based U.S. Coast Guard chief petty officer, who was thrown into the ocean when the cutter he was aboard was rammed by a smuggling boat near the Channel Islands.

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