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Westside 2017

Holiday Guide Where to shop, dine and play this Holiday Season

Snow Wonder in Marina del Rey


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holiday SHOPPING, DINING & ENTERTAINMENT AT MARINA MARKETPLACE

WE HAVE WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THIS HOLIDAY SEASON APPAREL & JEWELRY DSW Men’s Wearhouse O’ My Sole Swiss Jewelers BEAUTY & HEALTH Eyes of the Marina Equinox European Wax Center Fantastic Sam’s Foot Massage Studio Happy Nails Salon John Peri Salon Nails By Olivia Pure Barre Phenix Salon Suites Supercuts ULTA Beauty

ENTERTAINMENT & ELECTRONICS SERVICES AMC Classic Marina Marketplace 6 AMC Dine-in Marina 6 T-Mobile RESTAURANTS & QUICK SERVICE FOOD Baja Fresh Burger Lounge The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf DOMA Kitchen East Coast Bagel Fatburger Irori Sushi

BOOKS, MAGAZINES & NEWSPAPERS Barnes & Noble Booksellers

13450 Maxella Avenue, Marina Del Rey

J. Nichols Restaurant Jamba Juice Le Pain Quotidien New India’s Oven Panda Express Pizzarito Ruth’s Chris Steak House Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill Tender Greens Viktor Benês Bakery (Inside Gelson’s Market) Yard House Yogurtland

FINANCIAL Bank of America ATM Chase Citibank Wells Fargo GROCERY & DRUGS CVS Pharmacy Gelson’s Market Pavilions SERVICES Hear USA Fulcrum Construction Liberty Tax State Farm Insurance UPS Store US Post Office VIP Marina Cleaners SPECIALTY & GIFTS Petals ‘n’ Wax Pier 1 Imports

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Record Store Day New Vinyl Big Selection! 3-Day Sale! 15% Off All Merchandise! (Excludes RSD New Vinyl)

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Holiday Guide Have It All at Marina Marketplace Find the perfect gift to fill out your holiday shopping list at Marina Marketplace. At this destination retail and entertainment center, holiday shoppers can grab a tasty bite, catch a movie and even find the fixings for a special holiday meal. The gift or gift card you’ve been looking for is waiting for you here.

Marina Marketplace 13450 Maxella Ave., Ste. 240, Marina del Rey (310) 827-1740 | villamarinamarketplace.com

C&O Restaurants Gift Card C&O restaurants serve unforgettable Italian cuisine in gargantuan portions, at affordable prices, and in a unique and festive setting. Both C&O Trattoria and C&O Cucina are open daily for lunch and dinner, and C&O Trattoria’s heated outdoor patio is a weekend breakfast hotspot. The Killer Garlic rolls, nightly sing-alongs, and honor wine bars have people buzzing.

C&O Trattoria

C&O Cucina

31 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey | (310) 823-9491 cotrattoria.com

3106 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey | (310) 301-7278 cocucina.com

A World of Scent, Sight, Touch & Home — Baby, Too! Petals ‘N’ Wax has established a niche as the Westside’s premier candle headquarters and a destination for fun gifts for all ages — including unique baby gifts. Find everything you’re looking for, even greeting cards, under one roof. Purchases over $100 earn a free small Petals ‘N’ Wax soy candle.

Petals ‘N’ Wax Marina Marketplace | 13432 Maxella Ave., Marina del Rey (310) 305-8883

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Holiday Guide Black Friday Record Store Day Sale The Westside’s largest record store goes big with a three-day Black Friday sale on Nov. 24, 25 and 26. Get 15% off all regular merchandise — including new and vintage vinyl, CDs and DVDs — and find special Record Store Day releases by Paul McCartney, Kid Cudi, Gorillaz, Neil Young, Snoop Dogg and many others.

Record Surplus 12436 Santa Monica Blvd., West L.A. (310) 979-4577 | recordsurplusla.com

Hornblower Holiday Cruises Celebrate the holiday season SoCal style on a festively decorated luxury yacht cruise on Marina del Rey Harbor. Treat family and friends to a relaxing Friday lunch cruise ($59.95), a lavish weekend brunch buffet cruise ($68.95), or a Saturday night dinner cruise ($87.95$92.95) with music, dancing and spectacular views.

Fisherman’s Village 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey (310) 301-6000 | hornblower.com

Marina Lights Holiday Display Burton Chace Park has a new look for the season of good cheer. A festive display of holiday lights twinkles in the park nightly (5 to 10 p.m.) from Dec. 9 to New Year’s Eve. Come out on Saturday, Dec. 16, to hear The Wonderelles sing Christmas songs in a ’50s rock style (4 to 6 p.m.) followed by a screening of “Home Alone.” Return for a capella Christmas carolers (4 to 6 p.m.) and screenings of “A Christmas Story” on Dec. 23 and “It’s a Wonderful Life” on Dec. 30.

Marina Lights at Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (424) 526-7900 | mdrholidays.com

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marina del rey’s

Fisherman’s Village

Boating, dining, entertainment, cool breezes and picturesque harbor views — Marina del Rey’s Fisherman’s Village has it all.

The shops at Fisherman’s Village offer t-shirts, sweatshirts, jewelry, vintage clothing, art, woodwork, historical memorabilia, and Marina del Rey and Hollywood souvenirs. Eco-friendly sustainable stuffed plush toys are offered by IndyPlush. You’ll find the best waterfront views of Marina del Rey’s main channel, busy with boats coming and going. At its docks are recreational rentals, charter vessels, seasonal whale watching and water taxi, and a commercial fishing fleet. Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Cape Cod are brought to life architecturally with colorful structures and an iconic lighthouse. Pelicans, seals and sunsets abound. Bring camera! Popular live concerts are presented weekends in the lighthouse food court, which offers a variety of takeout by Thai Garden, Lighthouse Fountain and Grill, and KC’s Crepes. For classic full service, Sapori Restaurant offers exquisite Italian cuisine, beautifully presented, with views of the harbor from inside and from its outdoor dining patio. The popular

El Torito offers margueritas and mexican cuisine. For dessert, visit Daniel’s Ice Cream. Marina del Rey Sportfishing offers daily fishing trips and seasonal whale-watching. Larger groups celebrate special occasions aboard elegant party charter vessels operated by Tiki Mermaid and Hornblower Cruises. Additional charters are offered by Blue Pacific Boating and Marina Sailing. On the docks, Marina del Rey Boat Rentals offers humanpowered stand-up paddle boards, kayaks and small sailboats., as well as powerboats, jet skis, and quiet electric ‘Duffy’ boats. Marina del Rey Parasailing is the ticket to a thrilling aerial view of Santa Monica Bay and beaches. Marina del Rey Historical Society tells the story of Marina del Rey’s creation with an exhibit at its History Gallery, and in its book, Images of America: Marina del Rey, available for purchase, along with photos, DVDs, T-Shirts, holiday ornaments and more. For narrated Marina history, take Starline Tours’ narrated Hop-on Hop-off buses. For fun and scenic exercise, peddle a portion of the Marvin Braude Bike Path. The 22-mile route goes right by Fisherman’s Village, about a mile north of midpoint. Daniel’s Bike Rentals can assist with equipment. During summer months, the Marina del Rey Waterbus ferries passengers around the harbor, and a landward Beach Shuttle connects the Village with the rest of Marina del Rey, Venice Pier, and Playa Vista. From downtown Los Angeles, visitors can take Metro Expo Line light rail to Culver City station. From there, Culver CityBus Line 7 goes directly to Fisherman’s Village. Fisherman’s Village is located at 13737 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. 2 hours free parking with validation. Information, (424) 526-7900.


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Holiday Guide Classical Chinese Dance & Music Take a magical journey through 5,000 years of Chinese history and folklore with Shen Yun Performing Arts. Nearly 100 dancers and musicians transport audiences into another world through 400 sets of exquisite handmade costumes, breathtaking animated backdrops, and a unique concert orchestra blending western and Chinese instruments. Shows happen at multiple SoCal venues.

Shen Yun Performing Arts (800) 880-0188 | shenyun.com/la

Tons of Fun at Fisherman’s Village You may already know that Fisherman’s Village is a top local destination for shopping, dining and boating (with up to two hours of free parking with validation), but it’s also one of the best places to view the Dec. 9 Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade. Enjoy live outdoor concerts by country rockabilly band JB and the BC Riders and reggae outfit Izmskzm after 1 p.m. on parade night.

Fisherman’s Village 13737 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey | (424) 526-7900 | visitmarinadelrey.com

British Goodies Gift Baskets Share a taste of Britain with a custom holiday gift basket from Ye Olde King’s Head Gift Shoppe & Bakery, Santa Monica’s one-stop shop for English culture and cuisine. Baskets include a scrummy assortment of Christmas crackers, cakes, puddings, teas, chocolates, baked goods, jams, biscuits, pies, HP Sauce and more. Your mates will be chuffed.

Ye Olde King’s Head Gift Shoppe & Bakery 116 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica | (310) 451-1402 | yeoldekingshead.com

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See Los Angeles. Cheers to the Holidays.

Spend the holidays cruising the sparkling Marina del Rey harbor. Get in the spirit with a gourmet holiday dinner or champagne brunch, celebrate the New Year with classic cocktails or give the gift of a cruise with a Hornblower gift card. Every experience features the scenery that makes the Southern California coast so famous.

INDULGENT DINING. BREATHTAKING VIEWS. FESTIVE SPIRITS.

Visit hornblower.com or call 310-301-9900 for reservations.  @HornblowerLA  @HornblowerSoCa  @HornblowerCruises

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CALL 310.452.2493

OPEN DAILY 7AM–9PM | bobsmkt.com | 1650 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405 Corner of 17th St. & Ocean Park Blvd.

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Marina del Rey’s

NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS &

Sunday, December 31, 2017 @ BURTON CHACE PARK, 13650 MINDANAO WAY

7:00 PM – 12:00 AM

8:59 PM & 11:59 PM

Join us for a Glow Party with fun activities for the whole family!

Enjoy a 30-second countdown and Fireworks!

DJs, Dance Music, Dancers, Circuit Breaker Robot, Face Painting, Bubbles, Photo Booth, Free Giveaways, Food Trucks & More!

Watch the live east coast and west coast countdowns, each followed by an amazing ten-minute fireworks display.

Produced with Fireworks can also be viewed from: Fisherman’s Village & other waterfront restaurants in Marina del Rey!

Parking is available for $8 in County lots #77 and #4, located at 13560 and 13500 Mindanao Way respectively.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: MDRHolidays.com • 424.526.7900

#MDRNYE

CONNECT WITH US! #ilovemdr

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Snow Wonder Marina del Rey presents

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017 • 12-6PM Burton Chace Park • 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey Jump into winter at Marina del Rey’s Snow Wonder event, where children can enjoy real snow, sledding, arts & crafts, face painting, live DJ, food trucks, and much more!

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• THE 55 ANNUAL MARINA DEL REY HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE! (6-8PM) After Snow Wonder, stay in the park to view fireworks to kick off the 55th annual Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade, featuring festively decorated boats sailing the main channel.

EVENT PARKING

is available for $8 in County lots #77 and #4, located at 13560 and 13500 Mindanao Way respectively.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: marinadelrey.lacounty.gov • 424.526.7900 CONNECT WITH US! #ilovemdr #mdrSNOW facebook.com/lacdbh

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Holiday Guide ‘Images of America: Marina del Rey’ For a place that didn’t exist until the 1960s, Marina del Rey has a rich and fascinating past. Give the proud marina local on your list the nonprofit Marina del Rey Historical Society’s “Images of America: Marina del Rey,” a photographic survey of the marina milestones available for $24 at the society’s gallery in Fisherman’s Village.

Marina del Rey Historical Society 13737 Fiji Way, Ste. C-3, Marina del Rey (424) 391-6976 | marinadelreyhistoricalsociety.org

Set Your Holiday Table at Bob’s Market Santa Monica’s friendliest neighborhood market is a one-stop shop for all the ingredients of a holiday meal your guests will rave about ‘til the next one. Bob started working at his dad’s Venice shop in 1940 before opening his own store in 1965. Those old-school values ensure the freshest meat and produce, top-notch customer service and spot-on recommendations to suit every taste.

Bob’s Market 1650 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica | (310) 452-2493 | bobsmkt.com

Get the Royal Treatment with Duchess Yacht Charter Whether it’s a sunset cruise, whale watching, a marriage proposal, wedding or even an overnight destination with some fishing thrown in, Duchess Yacht Charters has you covered. The area’s premier private yacht charter service offers countless options for customized ocean experiences to fulfill most any desire. “You’ll Always be Treated like Royalty aboard The Duchess.” Holiday gift cards available.

Duchess Yacht Charter 14120 Tahiti Way, Marina del Rey (800) 676-1470 | theduchessyacht.com

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The Marina del Rey Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to partner with The Argonaut on Marina del Rey’s official 2018 Destination Guide. MdR CVB will distribute 50,000 copies beginning in February 2018. The Destination Guide will be re-stocked at all locations throughout the year. We encourage you to reach over 100,000 visitors by advertising in the Marina’s official Destination Guide. This comprehensive guide will provide visitors with information on all there is to see and do in Marina del Rey.

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Holiday Guide Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade The finest and funnest of Marina del Rey traditions returns for its 55th year on Dec. 9. Gather ‘round the main channel for a floating spectacle of animated LED displays, spirited song and dance, surprise celebrity cameos and all-around good cheer. Skippers, it’s not too late to enter your boat! The fun starts with fireworks at 5:55 p.m., and favorite viewing spots include Burton Chace Park and Fisherman’s Village.

Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade Saturday, Dec. 9 | (310) 670-7130 | mdrboatparade.org

Snow Wonder at Burton Chace Park In Southern California you can have it all — even a white Christmas, if only for an afternoon. Play in a real winter wonderland with 60 tons of real snow at Snow Wonder, a fun holiday festival blowing into Burton Chace Park from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, right before the Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade. Enjoy sledding, crafts, food trucks and The Wonderelles singing Christmas song in the style of ‘50s rock (2 to 4 p.m.).

Snow Wonder at Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (424) 526-7900 | mdrholidays.com

‘ Tamales 101: An Authentic Culinary Adventure’ Alice Guadalupe Tapp started making tamales when she was just 7 years old. Now co-owner of Tamara’s Tamales, she demystifies the art of preparing this comforting holiday treat in “Tamales 101.” The book takes beginners through every step, from making masa dough to folding and steaming to specialty flavors like chicken tomatillo and vegetable curry.

Tamara’s Tamales 13352 W. Washington Blvd., Mar Vista | (310) 305-7714 | tamarastamales.com

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Freshly Baked Pies & Baked Goods Christmas Pudding, Crackers, Mince Pies, all of Your Holiday Needs CUSTOM GIFT BASKETS AVAILABLE TO ORDER

British Pub & Restaurant

Restaurant open daily for breakfast, lunch, & dinner Happy Hour Mon-Thur 4-7PM (Friday til 8PM) • Live Sports Afternoon Tea Mon-Sat • Wednesday Trivia Sunday Roast Dinner • Sunday Karaoke

116 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica (2ND ST. AT OCEAN)

310-451-1402 • www.yeoldekingshead.com

Quality Ingredients - Quality Taste! Huge selection — a tamale for everyone on your list! DINE-IN • TAKE-OUT

Tues-Sat: 10AM - 6PM • Sun: 1- 5PM • Closed Monday’s

Tamara’s Tamales 310-305-7714

13352 Washington Blvd, LA 90066 (Marina Plaza)

www.marinadelreyhistoricalsociety.org

MARINA DEL REY HISTORY EXHIBIT Tuesday-Sunday, 12-4 pm at Fisherman’s Village • Historical photos and videos • Books, prints, memorabilia • Free admission • DVDs, GIFTS

2 hours free parking with validation, no purchase necessary

Marina del rey historical society fisherman’s village, 13737 fiji way, c-3, Marina del rey 1-424-391-6976

Season’s eadings Bfrom BEADS • FINISHED JEWELRY • GIFTS & MORE 203 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401 • 310.395.0033 Behind Tender Greens at 2nd & Arizona Ave. Mon-Fri: 10 AM-7 PM • Sat: 10 AM-9 PM • Sun: 12-6 PM beadahs.com

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Holiday Guide Dinner and Drinks at Hal’s Bar & Grill If you haven’t experienced the new Hal’s Bar & Grill in Runway at Playa Vista, you haven’t experienced Runway at Playa Vista. Sunday brunch (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) features live jazz, and Executive Chef Manuel Mares is now serving dinner from 5 to 9:45 p.m. daily (10:45 p.m. Fridays and Saturday). And yes, the bar is open!

Hal’s Bar & Grill – Playa Vista 12751 Millennium Drive, Ste. 140, Playa Vista (310) 751-6834 | halsplayavista.com

Custom Art & Framing by Sherman Gallery Give a gift from the heart this season with a photo of a precious memory or an inspiring work of art in just the right frame to make it pop. Known for creative customer service, Sherman Gallery offers the fastest and most affordable custom picture framing in Southern California. Gift cards available.

Sherman Gallery 4039 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey | (310) 305-1001 shermangallery.net

Make Your Own Jewelry at Beadahs Escape into an exotic world of beads and jewelry without leaving Santa Monica. At Beadahs you can create your very own adornment to match that special outfit or a gift that’s truly unique. This is an activity store: Browse a wide selection of rare beads, grab some tools and start creating right on the spot!

Beadahs 203 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica | (310) 395-0033 | beadahs.com

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Warm-up the Season with the Gift of Softball! Sign up for Spring 2018 Softball

Give Some e! Get Som

with Santa Monica Girls Fastpitch!!

• Season runs end of January – May • Weekly practices and games • Monday night skills clinics • For ages 5 and up! • Register by December 1st for only $185 (6U is $95)

FREE GIFT CARD This holiday season when you purchase $100 or more of C&O Restaurant Gift Cards receive a Free $20 Gift Card. Purchase Online or at Restaurants Offer Expires 12-24-17

Book your Holiday Party early * & recieve 10% back in FREE C&O Gift Cards. *(Call for details)

For more information and to register visit:

SantaMonicaGirlsSoftball.org

Voted Best Italian Restaurant 5 Years in a Row!

at the Venice Pier

2-Blks W of Lincoln

cotrattoria.com & cocucina.com 310•823•9491

310•301•7278

C&O, Neighborhood Restaurants over 30 years Northern Italian & Regional Specialties Honor Wine Service • Gluten-Free Pastas & Desserts Killer Garlic Rolls • Indoor & Garden Patio Dining Private Parties & Catering Delivery 310-823-TOGO (8646) Westside Holiday Guide 2017 • PAGE 19


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Holiday Guide 6th Annual Venice Sign Holiday Lighting It isn’t the holidays in Venice until the famous sign at Windward and Pacific avenues shines in red and green. Returning Saturday, Dec. 2, the Venice Sign Holiday Lighting celebrates community with a street party featuring live music and vendor booths from 6 until 8 p.m., when a local celebrity helps City Councilman Mike Bonin flip the ceremonial switch. This year it’s actor Matthew Modine!

Venice Sign Holiday Lighting Windward and Pacific avenues, Venice | (310) 822-5425 | venicechamber.net

Handmade Small-Batch Soaps Made right in the store’s kitchen on Venice Boulevard, Soaptopia soaps come in dozens of delightfully fragrant varieties — citrus, floral, earthy, spicy, you name it — and are cruelty free and do not contain synthetic ingredients. There’s also a wide selection of natural body lotions, scrubs, oils and perfumes.

Soaptopia 12228 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista | (310) 398-8333 | soaptopia.com

Santa Monica Girls Fastpitch Team sports build courage, character and confidence. They’re fun, too. Santa Monica Girls Fastpitch is an all-inclusive, all-girl ASA softball affiliate for ages 5 to 14. The 2018 season runs January through May, with weekly games and practices as well as Monday evening skills clinics. Sign up by Dec. 1 and pay a discounted registration fee of only $185, or just $95 for minis (ages 5 and 6).

Santa Monica Girls Fastpitch santamonicagirlssoftball.org

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Holiday Guide Eastern Lowland Gorilla Plush Doll Take your pick from an assortment of adorable plush snugglies that also raise awareness about endangered species, including the Eastern lowland gorilla, polar bear and leatherback turtle. Designed right here in Marina del Rey, these plushies are made in the USA from sustainable fabrics and stuffed with recycled plastic bottles.

IndY Plush Fisherman’s Village, 13763 Fiji Way E-10/11, Marina del Rey (310) 902-1651 | indyplush.com

Main Street Holiday Tree Lightings Main Street Santa Monica’s annual holiday celebration returns Saturday, Dec. 2, with not one but two tree lightings! Start at 5 p.m. with a traditional tree lighting ceremony outside the California Heritage Museum, then check out this year’s window decoration contest winners during a short candlelight walk with Santa to the lighting of the Edgemar Center for the Arts’ famous Shopping Cart Tree.

Main Street Holiday Event 2616 to 2437 Main St., Santa Monica | mainstreetsm.com

Paper Pinhole Camera / Solargraphy Kit If you know somebody who likes photography but hates taking selfies, help them go really old-school for the holidays with this kitschy throwback pinhole camera. It’s fun to play and experiment with, and sales proceeds support free writing programs for local youth through the nonprofit 826LA.

The Time Travel Mart 12515 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista | (310) 915-0200 | timetravelmart.com

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SATURDAY DECEMBER 9

Marina del Rey

HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE 5:55 PM · Fireworks · Parade and Judging · Theme “Let’s Dance” Grand Marshal Carol Costello · Enter Now! · mdrboatparade.org

Helmsman Sponsors Pacifica Hotel Group

Marina del Rey Lessees Association

Drollinger Properties

Marina del Rey Convention and Visitors Center

Villa del Mar Apartments & Marina

Los Angeles County Department of Beaches & Harbor


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