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Pictured on the cover of this year’s LAX Coastal Magazine is (left to right) Charles Bassett of the L&R Group of Companies, Laurie Hughes of Gateway Los Angeles, Michael D'Amodio of Embassy Suites LAX North, Paul Solomon of 6171 Century LLC, Grant Coonley of Hilton LAX, Trevor Daley of Los Angeles World Airports and Valeria Velasco of the Board of Airport Commissioners. www.laxcoastal.com | LAX Coastal Magazine 2018 | 5


Straight Down

Century Blvd. A closer look at the changing

LAX Coastal landscape

ollywood may have its sign and

should set the stage for national aviation as well

lion remodel and expansion that was

Santa Monica may have its pier,

as global aviation. But, because of my industry

completed in 2015. In addition to the new

but there is no doubt that our

background, it also was clear to me for a long time

gates, the five-story concourse includes a

community is quickly becoming the focus

that LAX needed to be in this transformative era.”

750,000-square-foot terminal filled with

H

of Los Angeles. From the massive makeover of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to new public transit connections to a wide array of new developments in the area, the Century Boulevard corridor is more than just the gateway to Los Angeles, it is the focal point of the City of Angels. Of course, the first stop for most visitors

The airport’s transformation will stretch from the interiors of its terminals to new gates to a landside

The building will be connected to the Bradley

rental car facility and a people-mover system that

terminal by a 1,000-foot passenger tunnel

connects to Metro’s public transit system.

equipped with moving walkways. Shuttle

The airport broke ground last year on a $1.6-billion midfield passenger terminal that will have a dozen

provide space for planes while other terminal

This project

Deborah Flint, the airport is in the midst

symbolizes the

of a multi-billion-dollar modernization

partnership between

from the airport. LAX is the world’s busiest origin and destination airport—more passengers begin

upgrades are underway. Two gates will accommodate the largest commercial aircraft, such as the Boeing 747-8 and Airbus A380. A second phase of construction planned for the future could add up to seven more gates,

the airport and the

if needed. Plans for the current project also

community. It's the

better direct the movement of aircraft on

and end their trip at LAX than at any other

beginning of a whole

airport in the world. In 2017, LAX handled

new LAX.

700,362 aircraft landings and takeoffs and

other terminals. help reduce a shortage of aircraft gates and

other major metropolitan cities around

program to improve access to and egress

buses will be available to take passengers to Airport officials say the 12 new gates will

facility when compared with airports in

Angeles World Airports’ Executive Director

as a state-of-the-art baggage system.

modernization plan that includes a consolidated

is LAX, long decried as a substandard

the world. But, under the direction of Los

lounges, retail and dining concessions as well

call for new taxiways and a ramp tower to the ground, particularly behind Bradley, where visibility is limited. “This project symbolizes the partnership

84.6 million passengers, and it is anticipated

between the airport and the community,”

that by 2030 LAX will see over 96 million

Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin,

passengers annually.

whose district includes the airport, told the

Flint said it is critical for those passengers to have a good experience, both for the airport and the city, and it is that opportunity that attracted her to the job over two years ago. “I had always been watching LAX, and the city of Los Angeles is so fresh, it's so cool, it's so vibrant,” she said. “It's the entertainment capital. LAX to me is the brand that

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gates for aircraft. The project, which is scheduled

Los Angeles Times. “It’s the beginning of a

to be finished in late 2019, will help accommodate

whole new LAX.”

growth at LAX and reduce the use of the airport's

Millions of dollars have already been invested

outdoor gates, where passengers exit planes onto the tarmac and take buses to the Tom Bradley

in terminal upgrades.

International Terminal.

In 2016, Terminal 2 underwent a $332-million

Phase 1 of the so-called Midfield Satellite

square feet of space and provided fresh facil-

Concourse will be built immediately west of the Bradley Terminal, which underwent a $2.1-bil-

renovation that transformed nearly 76,000 ities with more seating, new services and 16 new dining and shopping experiences. That


same year, $250 million was spent in Terminal 5 to improve passenger service and security. In 2012, Terminal 6 underwent a $236-million renovation

The advancement of LAX presents a once-in-a-

that added increased lobby space, new check-in kiosks, bag-check stations and a behind-the-scenes in-line baggage handling system.

generation opportunity for businesses

But the most ambitious airport improvements are yet to come. The airport’s Landside Access Modernization Project (LAMP) is well underway and consists of an Automated People-Mover (APM) system with six

surrounding the airport to capitalize on the airport’s drive to modernize—and

stations that will run between the central terminal

that change is already

area and several other project components. It also

happening.

includes a consolidated rent-a-car facility and two new Intermodal Transportation Facilities, as well as

Exterior view of the newly built H Hotel Los Angeles/ Homewood Suites LAX on Century Boulevard

public parking and passenger drop-off and pick-up areas.

“What has been missing until now is a best-in-class

Hotels, too, are jumping to make improvements

“The LAMP program is one that will create a

creative redevelopment with abundant and nearby

in anticipation of the new guests who will be on

world-class experience when traveling to and from

amenities.”

the way.

Tenants have access to a string of creative-style

“The hotels here are stepping up their game," said

amenities, including private showers, bicycle

Laurie Hughes, Executive Director of Gateway Los

storage and an on-site data center. They also have

Angeles, the Business Improvement District (BID)

views of planes taking off and landing. Among

that covers the LAX neighborhood. “They really

the airport,” said Flint. “This project will ultimately connect our guests to our regional transportation system, and will create many construction jobs, ensuring that the local workforce is part of building the future of LAX.”

the many amenities are artful, modern common

have to. After one renovates, the others need to in

While LAMP projects will improve the expe-

areas, ample parking, covered bicycle storage and

order to be competitive.”

rience for travelers, it also presents a unique,

shower, best-in-class technology connectivity and

once-in-a-generation opportunity for businesses

an on-site sandwich shop and cocktail bar.

surrounding the airport to capitalize on the airport’s drive to modernize. That change is already happening.

Down the street, The Ruth Group and Roxborough Fund I recently acquired 9841 Airport Boulevard and quickly changed the 15-story building’s

Some Century corridor office buildings are being

address to 5901 W. Century Boulevard as part of a

renovated to attract creative economy tenants

major repositioning of the office tower.

seeking to locate close to the airport, while others are being re-envisioned as hotels to take advantage of new potential guests.

Hughes, who has been working for LAX improvements for almost two decades, is proud of the way the neighborhood is developing. “We’ve gone from barbed wire, cargo facilities and nude bars to upscale hotels and places to eat,” she said. “We have 8,000 hotel rooms. What we’ve needed is amenities like restaurants and things for

“We are excited about the opportunity to reposi-

people to do. Now, hotels are putting in restau-

tion this landmark asset with a number of creative

rants on their first floors.”

alternatives,” said Bob Ruth, President of The Ruth

The noticeable facelift includes the new H Hotel,

Last year, Liminal Space, the company headed by

Group. As part of their repositioning, TRG and

real estate developer Paul Solomon, completed the

Roxborough’s plans include a complete rebranding,

construction of 6171 Century, an 88,000-square-

cosmetic upgrades to the exterior, a full renova-

foot creative office building near LAX. The

tion of the office lobby and entrance as well as

property is the first creative office building to be

improvements to the signage and landscaping. The

The H is a step up stylistically from many air-

developed in the LAX submarket of Los Ange-

repositioning is designed to transform the asset

port-adjacent facilities. It was created from the

les and includes a variety of tenants, including

and take advantage of the lack of quality office

skeleton of a 12-story office building, so the ceil-

Team Rubicon, Stella Travel Services and leading

space available in the submarket while offering

ings in its 168 rooms are high—more than 11 feet,

companies in the construction, travel, technology,

rents at a discount to the neighboring submarkets.

adding a spacious feel. There’s also a big fitness

finance, flight services, cell towers and disaster relief industries.

“This is a unique situation whereby we can begin to transform a submarket with the repositioning

which opened in October as part of Hilton’s Curio collection, a group of one-of-a-kind lodges such as the popular Hotel del Coronado near San Diego.

center with 1,270 square feet of workout space and a comfortable lounge with luggage lockers, a shower and workspace for guests with flight times

“The LAX area is attracting businesses because of

of a major asset combined with the $14-billion

its central Westside location where rents are the

expansion of LAX and the public transportation

lowest in the submarket and neighboring cities

system,” added Ruth. “It will be exciting to watch

Other features that are part of the $43-million

like El Segundo and Playa Vista,” Solomon said.

it happen!”

renovation include a pool and a lobby-level

that don't line up with check-out/check-in times.

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restaurant, Waypoint Kitchen, and an open-air top-floor deck that offers dramatic views of the runways below as well as a 180-degree panoramic snapshot of the L.A. landscape, from the ocean to the Hollywood sign.

to take advantage of the changing complexion of Already you can make out where the end zones

the area. “We have a strong, experienced leadership team led by our Executive Director Laurie Hughes,” he said. “Laurie has built a solid foundation for our

Looking to meet the needs for guests at all price

will be. No longer a pile of

points, the H shares its building with Homewood

dirt or a giant hole,

BID to capitalize on opportunities in the LAX com-

it’s beginning to look like a

to be an economic powerhouse that will afford our

Suites, also a Hilton Hotels brand, that takes up the bottom six floors while the H rooms occupy floors 7 to 12. Another new face on Century Boulevard is the

stadium.

one of the largest presidential suites in the area, a ballroom, a conference center and a gym with views of the city.

member businesses much success. We will continue to leverage our well-established market position opment and growth in our business community.”

airport. The 580-room hotel, which opened in 2017, another upscale vibe to the airport area. It also has

munity for many years to come. LAX will continue

and strong relationships to foster continued devel-

Hyatt Regency LAX, the closest hotel to the is the only Hyatt Regency in the L.A. region, adding

organization over the years and has positioned our

Dominique said guests can enjoy American-comfort dining at Studio 12, including a variety of California cuisine and 12 beer taps featuring local craft brews. He added that, in addition to the new restaurant and bar, the hotel also revamped

To that end, the BID recently took advantage of an Urban Land Institute Technical Assistance Panel that brought together architecture and planning experts to craft a vision for the future of the Century Boulevard area.

“We have invested the last two years in rede-

its lobby and its 18,000 square feet of meeting

The panel encouraged local property owners to

signing not only the hotel but associated services

spaces.

develop Silicon Beach-type creative office space

to give travelers back more of their time to stay connected to family and work,” said Ken Pilgrim, the hotel’s General Manager.

A $30-million renovation at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel includes an updated look featuring exterior lighting that will change colors, thanks to

on decommissioned parking lots, look for new ways to create hotel rooms to take advantage of the booming demand and to explore new retail developments to support both hotel guests and

A highlight is the hotel's ground-floor dining op-

40-foot vertical light bars. There will be lighting

tions. Unity LA features neighborhood flavors from

on the walls and inside the covered porte-cochere.

across Los Angeles, including drunken noodles from

The hotel’s interior has also been renovated,

Much of the anticipated demand for all kinds of

Thai Town and carne asada from Boyle Heights.

including new paint, carpet, light fixtures and

uses along the Century Corridor is tied to several

artwork.

key developments beyond the airport.

The LAX Marriott and the Sheraton Gateway Los

Just down the road in the City of Inglewood, Rams

Angeles Hotel have also undergone renovations.

owner Stan Kroenke is redeveloping a 298-acre

Existing hotels are also stepping up their game. The Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel recently completed a major renovation of all of its public spaces, including the newly unveiled Studio 12

Charles Bassett, President of the Gateway Los

Lounge.

Angeles BID and President of Parking Operations

“People love the new space,” said General Manager Reggie Dominique. “It has a trendy, hipper vibe,

for the L&R Group of Companies, said he is “excited to see new hotels and retail facilities becoming

office tenants.

location on the site of the former Hollywood Park Race Track to create a new home for the Rams and Chargers in 2020 that will also include an array of retail, office, residential, hotel and park space.

more prevalent on Century Boulevard.”

The $2.6-billion Inglewood stadium project is

bar. So it gives guests something to do after a long

As the airport continues to modernize and new

starting to come together.

day of meetings. They can relax, shoot some pool

developments throughout the area come online,

or just watch the game.”

Bassett said Gateway will be in a strong position

Already you can make out where the end zones

and there’s even a pool table in the back of the

Business leaders enjoy a sunset view from atop one of the tallest hotels on Century Boulevard

will be, where some of the seats will installed and where team buses will enter and exit the stadium, which is carved 100 feet into the earth. No longer a pile of dirt or a giant hole, it’s beginning to look like a stadium. “It’s for real,” Chargers owner Dean Spanos told the Los Angeles Times. “Just to look at it, you see the size and enormity of this project. You can’t describe it unless you’re here to see it for it yourself. … Knowing that in 2020 we’re going to be playing here, it’s pretty exciting.” Story cont'd on page 10...

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Gateway Los Angeles is Poised for Progress With a host of new development happening in and around the Gateway Los Angeles area, PBID members are poised to take advantage of everything from the new people-mover system that

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will connect travelers between the airport and the city’s expanding public transit system to the new NFL stadium being built in Inglewood. “We are working hard to make sure the positive implications of these exciting new infrastructure improvements benefit the hotels, office buildings and parking operators we represent,” said

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Gateway President Charles Bassett. “It is certainly an exciting time for our area, and we look

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A big part of that vision will include improvements along Century Boulevard, itself.

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Recently, a team of experts from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) visited the Gateway area and

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conducted a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) to help the area envision what can be done to

cutting edge of the

take advantage of this changing face of this area of Los Angeles.

airport's land-side

The panel concluded that the Gateway area is the core of an area-wide commercial ecosystem

modernization program,

and expressed a number of opportunities for improving the area and making it work better with

a stone's throw away

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retail and office market. The panel pointed out that existing LAWA and rental car lots throughout the area present opportunities for new, Silicon Beach-type creative office space as they are decommissioned to consolidate lots in a single, large facility. Experts also said the hotel market will continue to improve, so thought should be given to where new hotel sites could be located. Of course, the panel also suggested that Gateway invest in adding new place-making amenities to improve its brand and experience. “We look forward to taking on this challenge because it means creating a better Gateway for visitors and for our members,” said Executive Director Laurie Hughes.


A rooftop view of Century Boulevard, looking west from atop the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel, showcasing some of the many properties that are members of Gateway Los Angeles


An aerial rendering of the Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park, the future home of the Los Angeles Chargers and LA Rams

The opening of the stadium had to be pushed back

In addition to hosting basketball games, the

The key for those staying, working and playing in

a year because of heavy rain at the worst possible

proposed arena could be the site of 100 to 150

the Century Corridor area is having high-quality

time for the project—the excavation. However,

concerts, corporate gatherings and similar events

and efficient public transit connections from the

the stadium is on schedule to open in 2020 for NFL

each year.

airport area to the rest of the region.

Not to be outdone, the City of Hawthorne is going

Metro is planning a new transit station that will

through a renaissance of its own. The rise of Elon

connect LAX to the regional transit system. Once

Musk's SpaceX, more-affordable rents and the lure

complete, the Airport Metro Connector (AMC)

of Inglewood's future pro-football stadium are

Transit Station near Aviation Boulevard & 96th

Also in Inglewood, the city is exploring a new

combining to transform Hawthorne’s reputation

Street will provide a connection to the future

development that will attract visitors to the area.

as a nose-down industrial city to something far

Automated People Mover, which will be built an

more hip.

operated by LAX Integrated Express Solutions

ment Center, the privately-financed development

Organic coffee and tea chain Urth Caffe is relocat-

(LINXS). The AMC Transit Station is envisioned to

would take shape along West Century Boulevard. A

ing its headquarters from downtown L.A. to Haw-

new 18,000-seat basketball arena for the Los Ange-

thorne. Its new facility—a 1960s-era warehouse

les Clippers would be located at the intersection of

formerly used for aerospace industry services—is

South Prairie Avenue and West Century Boulevard,

set to open next year. Another brewery, Common

and anchor a development that includes a practice

Space, is set to open soon. And high-end motorcy-

facility, outdoor plaza, retail space, team offices, a

cle manufacturer Arch Motorcycle Co., co-owned

sports medicine center and perhaps other features.

by actor Keanu Reeves, has also set down roots.

The Clippers first announced their intention to

SpaceX's growth has attracted subcontractors and

consider a new Inglewood arena last summer.

vendors to the city, and other nearby businesses

To this point, the concept of a new Inglewood

have also benefited from the company’s young

arena—to be constructed near the existing Forum

workforce. SpaceX now employs more than 5,000

and an upcoming NFL stadium for the Rams and

people across several sites in the U.S., including

Chargers—has not been without controversy, but

Texas, Florida and Washington state. Its workforce

this development marks the Clippers’ latest step in

is largely composed of engineers and technical

pursuing the project.

workers.

The proposed project has drawn criticism—and

Restaurants, bars and other businesses have

on a dedicated right-of-way with three stations

legal action against the city—from the Madison

cropped up to serve those workers. In 2013, Haw-

currently planned within the Central Terminal Area

Square Garden Co., the New York-based sports

thorne-based burger bar Eureka Restaurant Group

(CTA). Three additional stations are also planned

and entertainment giant which owns the nearby

replaced the old restaurant at the Hawthorne

to be located outside the CTA at LAWA’s proposed

Forum. MSG claims another arena would violate

Municipal Airport, located just steps from SpaceX.

Intermodal Transportation Facility, Metro’s AMC

its development agreement with Inglewood,

It now does more business in a week than the old

Transit Station and LAWA’s Consolidated Rental Car

something the city denies.

tenant did in a month.

Facility. Passengers, visitors, airport employees and

games and is scheduled to host the Super Bowl in 2022, the college football championship game in 2023 and the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2028 Olympics.

Billed as the Inglewood Basketball and Entertain-

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include the following basic components:

• Three at-grade Light Rail Transit (LRT) platforms to be served by the Crenshaw/LAX Line and an extension of the Metro Green Line • Bus plaza and terminal facility for Metro and municipal bus operators • Bicycle hub with secured parking • Pedestrian plaza • Passenger vehicle pick-up and drop-off area • Metro transit center/terminal building that connects passengers between the various modes of transportation LAWA’s APM is anticipated to be an elevated line


others will be able to transfer quickly and easily from the at-grade Metro Transit Station to the elevated APM. This type of “Rail to APM” connection can be found at other airports around the country, including San Francisco, Oakland, New York (John F. Kennedy), Newark, Miami, Dallas/Fort Worth and Phoenix. The Metro Green and Crenshaw/LAX Lines will also serve a station at Aviation/Century that will connect transit patrons with destinations along the busy Century Boulevard corridor. Overall, these new connections will enable travelers to get from the airport to Downtown to the South Bay, and even to the Valley. “This is the most aggressive, expansive transportation plan in the country,” said MTA CEO, Phil Washington. “It’s gonna open up the entire system.” It’s also going to open up some amazing opportunities for those near LAX. From exciting improvements at LAX to new venues that will attract visitors from around the world, the LAX Coastal community is undergoing a 360-degree facelift that will help solidify it as the hub of Los Angeles. “There was a time when people traveled quickly away from the airport area to where they really wanted to go in Southern California,” said LAX Coastal Chamber President/CEO, Christina Davis. “But it’s clear now that our area is a destination unto itself. We have amazing restaurants, firstclass hotels and, soon, easy connections to the public transit web that can take you to almost every corner of Los Angeles." “It’s an exciting time to be here, and we’re looking forward to the economic benefits and community amenities that the next few years will bring. This Chamber is at the epicenter of what is happening throughout Los Angeles, and as the leader of this organization I know I speak for everyone when I say we could not be more proud to represent this community.”

Geoff Maleman

Maleman Ink Public Relations

Metro workers document their progress on the rail tunnel that will connect Metro's MLK and Leimert Park stations along the Crenshaw/LAX Line

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invest in local education Westchester/Playa Education Foundation receives a makeover—LAX Coastal Education Foundation

L

ooking to reinforce our community’s

will also collaborate with community groups and

support of local schools, a group of

government representatives to provide programs

parents and business leaders have

and resources to schools. Outreach will be a main

embarked on a new mission to support all of the

pillar of LAXCEF, and the foundation plans to be a

schools in the LAX Coastal region.

major source of collecting and sharing data and information with the community.

In May 2017, the group formally announced the formation of the LAX Coastal Education Founda-

According to Swanlund, the foundation, with the

tion (LAXCEF), a nonprofit serving all schools in the

help of community partners, wants to be the link

area, including public, private, parochial, charter

that brings parents, teachers and the community

and magnet schools.

together to help enhance the education climate in the community. After all, a recent National

“LAXCEF will focus on three primary areas: direct school engagement; community and government

LAXCEF Board Members pose in a local classroom

collaboration; and local business and stakeholder outreach,” said foundation board President Matthew Swanlund, who has lived in Westchester since 2006 and has two children at WISH Charter School.

regularly, stay in school longer and enroll in higher

partnering with the Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary on

level programs when all of these groups work

the Teacher Mini Grant Program and establishing

together to support learning.

discuss educational issues, so the opportunity to

the baton from the Westchester Playa Education

help reinvigorate a local education foundation

Foundation and continue their good work in pro-

sounded like a winning proposal.

viding support to all of our community’s schools.” LAXCEF is a relaunch of the Westchester Playa Education Foundation (WPEF), a nonprofit formed

organization to serve all local K-12 area schools regardless of their classification. While the bulk of the schools in the foundation’s coverage area

small component of helping our students achieve community in a significant and substantial way.”

stakeholders together to support education that

saw an opportunity to revive and rebrand the

businesses,” said Swanlund. “If we can be even a academic success, then we’ll be improving our

Davis. “There are so many opportunities to bring

dormant in recent years, the LAX Coastal Chamber

schools, students, parents, stakeholders and

and as a mom of a Westchester student, I am dation,” said Chamber President/CEO, Christina

Westchester and Playa del Rey. With WPEF lying

“We want to have an invested community of

“As a graduate of our local Westchester schools, thrilled to be a part of this new education foun-

in 2005 to support traditional public schools in

tend to earn higher grades, attend school more

by hosting the annual Teacher Eddy Awards,

an Education Committee that meets monthly to

“We are excited about the opportunity to pick up

Education Association study showed that students

Ready to hit the ground running, the LAX Coastal Education Foundation is already planning its first big public event.

are currently being missed, so I think the foun-

On Saturday, March 10, LAXCEF will hold the inau-

dation will be invaluable in building bridges and

gural Rock Roll & Run for Education on the Loyola

supporting all of our local schools.”

Marymount University campus, featuring a 5K/1K

are in Westchester and Playa del Rey, Venice High

LAXCEF will engage with PTA liaisons and school

School and schools in Del Rey will also be served.

administrators to direct funds, supplies and

The Chamber has long supported local education

services to individual schools. The foundation

walk/run and business expo. The event will be an opportunity for schools and the public to form teams to raise money to support our schools in a fun, festive atmosphere. The foundation stepped up to plan this event after the popular Race for

A private school experience for a public school price!

Success announced it was going on hiatus for 2018. “Oftentimes, the onus for providing a well-rounded educational experience for every student falls directly on the shoulders of the school administrators, teachers, faculty and staff,” said Swanlund. “However, we know that the funding of our schools—both public and private—is often

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woefully inadequate and that’s where we hope to step in and fill the gap.” For more information, please visit laxcef.org. Geoff Maleman


SHARE IN THE BEAUTY OF THE PAST Local Historical Society receives a public storefront—Westchester's Jewel & Playa's Treasure

he history of our community is rich with

naming the Historical Society's storefront after

For those interested in our community’s history,

life. What was once simply bean fields

her mother, Jewel. “My grandmother was the first

they are encouraged to visit Westchester’s Jewel &

and a small independent airport is now a

female commercial developer in this area,” said

Playa’s Treasure on 87th Street. Visitors are welcome

bustling city with more than 50,000 residents and

Karen. “And, after he had earned his stripes, my

every Sunday during operating hours at the West-

home to the 4 busiest airport in the world.

father continued her work. My family’s history is

chester Farmer’s Market from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

T

th

Westchester has always prided itself on having a small town feel within a big city and that is strongly due to its connection to the past. We

rooted here and I think it’s important to share that history for generations to come.” Visitors to the Historical Society’s archives can

Currently on display is a photo gallery celebrating “Westchester in the 1940s and 1950s” along with memorabilia and artifacts presenting “A Tribute

remember our history

to LAX and Aviation.”

with pride, celebrating

Through the generos-

the memories housed

ity of our neighbors

on each street and

and volunteers—in

within each resident

addition to the abun-

on a daily basis. From

dance of resources

decorative placards

within the Westches-

recognizing historical

ter/Playa Historical

organizations to win-

Society archives—the

dow decals reminding

room is also home

us that our neighbor-

to past yearbooks,

hood is a sacred space,

historical deeds, a

community pride is

Girl Scout sash from

everywhere—but all

the 1950s, vintage

of it comes together

ashtrays and even an

in the Triangle’s

old key to the city, but

newest storefront:

our records are not

Westchester’s Jewel &

yet complete.

Playa’s Treasure.

Volunteers are needed

June 2017 saw the

to help organize the

launch of a commu-

Historical Society’s

nity room dedicated to the history of Westchester and Playa del Rey. Westchester’s Jewel & Playa’s Treasure,

Karen Dial (center) of the Drollinger Family Charitable Foundation cuts the ceremonial ribbon at Westchester's Jewel & Playa's Treasure with LAX Coastal Chamber leadership

quickly spot the Drollinger family influence.

collection, as well as staff the room during the Sunday Farmer’s

Market. Donations of historical memorabilia are

presented by the Westchester/Playa Histori-

From preserved photographs showing the Jim

also encouraged, as each of us holds a piece of our

cal Society, was made possible by a generous

Dandy Market (Westchester’s first grocery store,

community’s story.

contribution from the Drollinger Family Charitable

developed by Ella Drollinger) and articles detailing

Foundation. Karen Dial, Drollinger Properties’ Pres-

the philanthropic exploits of “Mr. Westchester”

ident, has a strong connection to Westchester’s

(the well-earned nickname of Howard Drollinger,

history, a community that would not have been

who signed all of his correspondences “Yours for a

built without the support of her grandmother, Ella

better Westchester” and donated millions to local

Drollinger, and father, Howard Drollinger.

organizations throughout his lifetime), Karen’s

Karen continues her family’s legacy of philan-

family truly helped build our history.

thropy by supporting numerous community

“It’s all about making a difference in our back

projects, but holds a special place in her heart for

yard,” Karen said. “That’s certainly what my dad

the Westchester/Playa Historical Society—even

and my grandmother would have wanted.”

To stay updated with the Westchester/Playa Historical Society, don’t forget to like their page at facebook.com/westchesterplayahistory or stop by Westchester’s Jewel & Playa’s Treasure over the weekend. “This little jewel is aptly named,” says Karen. “It is truly a treasure for the Westchester and Playa del Rey community.”

Kirby Israelson

LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce

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lax coastal colors From murals to utility boxes, public art is on the rise in the LAX Coastal community

W

estchester is beautiful. I am reminded of that each morning during my commute to work. I

drive down Westchester Parkway with my window down, reveling in the colors of California poppies contrasting with LAX runways and enjoying the bright, blue sky that all Angelinos know, love and experience almost every day of the year. The wind is blowing through the trees, ruffling the purple flowers of our highway iceplant and conjuring the smell of freshly cut grass. I am happy—this is truly one of the best ways to start your workday. As I pass Fire Station #5 I remember that the view has gotten even better these days as Welcome

to Westchester comes into view. For those who haven’t seen behind Drollinger Properties’ Airport Office Center building in the new year, Welcome to Westchester is our neighborhood’s newest public art piece by muralist and Otis College of Art and Design instructor David Russell. The piece was dedicated on December 18, garnering media attention as one of the largest murals in the Westside, covering more than 4,000 bricks and taking nearly 3 months to complete. It represents community pride, displaying local landmarks, events and wildlife, as well as a celebration of diversity and inclusion—when the sun hits the mural each afternoon, it highlights the hidden words of “Welcome!” written in different languages. The beauty doesn’t stop here, because if I take a quick detour away from my office (beautiful in its own right, too, with a new paint job, fluorescent sign and palm tree graphics) and drive atop the CVS/Ralphs parking lot I am treated to a panoramic

Westchester’s newest mural, “Welcome to Westchester” by David Russell, was completed in December, complementing the “You are Beautiful” mural located in the Ralph’s shopping center

different components of a community together. I

esteemed artistic institution, located in our back-

think that is truly beautiful and it makes me excit-

yard, it’s easy to understand why our community

ed about the project. I’m glad to be able to create

would be so enthusiastic about increasing public

something that will celebrate the diversity of the

art; but that isn’t the only reason. In 2009, Forbes

neighborhood, while also honoring the history of

released an article addressing the growing

this growing area.”

popularity of public art after an installation of

The idea of art enhancing community is a continual theme in the LAX Coastal area, growing beyond our current murals to inspire Stephanie Davis, Publisher of the HomeTown News, to start the Westchester/Playa Arts Committee. Through their tagline—“Help us beautify the community through art!”—the committee is doing their best to ensure that public art becomes a tradition in the LAX Coastal community.

view of public art. Welcome to Westchester is not

Built through the volunteer efforts of local leaders

the first mural in our community, but it is a gor-

and art enthusiasts, the committee recently part-

geous complement to You Are Beautiful, a mural

nered with Councilmember Mike Bonin, the Playa

completed in 2014 by artist Aly Timbuctustate and

Venice Sunrise Rotary Club and the Neighborhood

commissioned by Drollinger Properties.

Council of Westchester/Playa to host our neigh-

“I was drawn to this project because of the property owner Karen Dial’s desire to pay tribute to her family and the people that founded this neighborhood by using the medium of public art,” said Timbuctustate. “Karen and Drollinger Properties realize the power of art as a tool to bring the

borhood’s first utility box mural competition. With the first round of the competition completed, residents can expect to see decorated utility boxes pop up around Westchester/Playa in the coming months. With Otis College of Art and Design, a nationally

man-made waterfalls in New York. “Public art is a public good,” said Darren Walker, Vice President of the Rockefeller Foundation and Vice Chair of the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies. "It is the embodiment of the American ideal; in spirit and deed it is a reflection of our democratic values." They suggested that public art was not just about making things look good, but also about improving our overall quality of life. Artistic installations encourage us to look, to disrupt our everyday routine and once again pay attention to the world around us. They drive discussion and conversation, igniting recognition and community pride through shared photos, trending hashtags and increased tourism and foot traffic. Public art changes the world—not just beautifies my morning commute—and the LAX Coastal community is just getting started. To quote Karen Dial, “I’m so excited to be bringing more public art to Westchester, and this is only the beginning.” Kirby Israelson

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LAX Coastal Chamber staff and leadership at the annual Installation Awards Gala with installing officer Carol Costello of HLN

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Your

Business Community

at Work

Loving the LAX Coastal Community I am just over the halfway point of my year as

As we build on our corporate memberships and

the 65 Chairman of the Board for the LAX Coastal

support our small businesses we continue to

Chamber of Commerce. I can’t help but look back

strengthen our voice for this community. I believe

at not only my last few months as Chair, but also

our heterogeneity and ability to work together

the path that led me here.

make us the strongest advocate for the busi-

th

ness community. We help you connect with the

I am a graduate of Loyola Marymount University

government to solve problems and to connect

(Go Lions!). I am not sure I really knew the impact

with each other to build relationships, while we are

my alma mater would have on my life—profes-

connecting with you, too.

sionally and personally. The four years at LMU gave me the foundation and skills I rely on and try to

At the heart of it all is you—the people. That is

put into practice every day: encourage learning, educate and serve. It also welcomed me into a

what I most fondly look back on and look forward From left to right, Westchester/Playa Field Deputy Anna Kozma, Kevin Demoff of the Los Angeles Rams, President/CEO Christina Davis and Chair Liz Hall at the Protectors Luncheon

community that I would not only work in, but also call home. A few years into my career I learned of an opportunity to become involved with the LAX Coastal Chamber as a member of their Young Professionals. With their motto of “young at heart,” something

to—meeting and working with, and for, all of you. Thank you to everyone who has served by my

they do good work—I actually liked them! This was the perfect stepping stone and introduction into the Chamber; and the more I became involved, the more impressed I was. And, after all these years, I still am.

I still strive to be 10 years later, I wanted to see

We are surrounded by such wonderful diversity.

what they were about. Here I got my first glimpse

From beaches to wetlands, LAWA to Silicon Beach

of a diverse group of professionals who wanted to

and large corporations to small startups, I believe

give back and learn from each other. Not only did

our diversity is one of our greatest strengths.

side—my honorary mayor, Garrett Smith, my board members, committee chairs and the wonderful staff of the Chamber. I am grateful and thankful to have had this opportunity to serve as this year’s Chair. It has only strengthened my love for this community.

Liz Hall

Inn at Playa del Rey

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MEET YOUR LOCAL CHAMBER

Meet the LAX Coastal Chamber

Meet the LAX Coastal Chamber Staff

Meet the LAX Coastal Leadership

We are building a better community—together.

While the LAX Coastal Chamber's number one

This year's leadership is excited to represent the 500+ business members throughout the 2017-2018 year.

As your local chamber, we are the hub for all businesses and organizations looking to thrive. The LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce offers members exclusive access to resources, connections, advocacy, networking and community outreach not available anywhere else. Serving the communities of Westchester, Marina del Rey, Playa Vista, Playa del Rey, Del Rey and surrounding areas since 1953, we understand collaboration, relationship building and a commitment to service are integral for a thriving business, so we are here to assist you—and your business—every step of the way. The mission of the LAX Coastal Chamber is to promote business and enhance the vitality of

priority is to maintain a healthy and thriving local economy, what sets us apart is our unique commitment to service. Our staff is always ready and enthusiastic to meet your needs.

Christina Davis President/CEO

Kirby Israelson Creative Director

Kelli Trombley

Membership Sales Manager

Judith Ciancimino Office Manager

Your Chair Liz Hall, Inn at Playa del Rey Liz is an industry leader with over 15 years of hospitality experience, most of those served as the General Manager of the Inn at Playa del Rey. Under her leadership, Trip Advisor has awarded the Inn a Certificate of Excellence for the last seven years. She was awarded General Manager of the Year for small properties by CH&LA. In addition to working at the Inn, Liz is actively involved in her community.

Your Honorary Mayor Garrett Smith, Communications 'A La Carte' Garrett is well-known through his work with local

community through member services, educational

service projects and community organizations. He owns

programs, strategic partnerships, community

Communications 'A La Carte,' a voice and data network

outreach and legislative advocacy.

installation company founded in 1985, has supported numerous local nonprofits and was honored as the 2016 Rotary Citizen of the Year. His guiding idea in life is to "do something nice every day for someone else."

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2017-2018 Leadership

INCOMING LEADERSHIP Meet Ryan Gales, your 2018-2019 Chairman of the Board For over 65 years the

in transportation for

LAX Coastal Chamber has

LAWA and Metro.

been a proud member

As a local born-and-

of this community,

raised resident, Ryan

advocating for local

has focused not only

businesses and elevating Liz Hall, Chair | Inn at Playa del Rey Charles Bassett, Past Chair | L&R Group of Companies

on his career but also

the success of our

his status as an active

members. We have

community member.

watched this region

Garrett Smith, Honorary Mayor | Communications 'A La Carte'

grow, from the rise of

Ed Apodaca | Westin Los Angeles Airport

Silicon Beach to the

Patrick Callaway | Southwest Airlines

status of LAX as the 4th busiest airport in the

Maria Canchola | Hollywood Park Casino Andrew Chereck | Bryan Cave Joe Devon | Diamond Reggie Dominique | The Renaissance Hotel Alexandra Dumas | Google

Former 2016-2017 Chair Charles Bassett (left) shares a moment with incoming 2018-2019 Chair Ryan Gales

world, but more importantly we have watched you—our members—grow.

is also an LAX Coastal success story. “I’m excited to be the Chair,” says Ryan. “From being the first

Gabriella Flores | Cedars-Sinai

Chairman of the Board is a nice progression. It’s

Ryan Gales | Jenkins/Gales & Martinez

great to see growth in yourself, and to know

Michelle Kiely | TWE Solutions, Inc.

that others see it as well.”

“I am proud of what it does for the area, like bringing attention to our businesses and local schools, and I’m proud of the community atmosphere we have. I’m from this area, and my family is here, so a sense of community is very important to me. Whether it’s partnering with the LAX Coastal Education Foundation or

James Hahn after graduating from UCLA in Civil

connecting to the transportation community,

Engineering. He has over 15 years of experience

these are all pieces that are important to me and

providing outreach, training and development

my business. The Chamber helps me do what I

services within the Los Angeles region, allowing

enjoy doing and supports what I believe in.”

him to develop close relationships with various

Tony Kirby | Arup

city, county and local organizations. Today, he

Cody Koopmann | Drollinger Properties

leverages those relationships as the CEO for

Todd LaPlante | CBRE

“I love being part of the Chamber,” says Ryan.

Ryan began his career under former Mayor

Kelly King | Villa del Mar Apartments & Marina

Rae Lamothe | Golding + Lamothe

and our education community, Ryan has left plans to continue during his year as Chair.

when I first got involved over ten years ago to

Steven Kats | Parsons

camp counselor, to supporting local schools

not only incoming Chairman of the Board but he

Thomas Flintoft | Kindel Gagan

Mike Harriel | SoCalGas

YMCA for 15 years with their Youth & Government Program and as a

his impact in our neighborhood—something he

Chair of the LAX Coastal Young Professionals

Cynthia Guidry | Los Angeles World Airports

the Westchester Family

Ryan Gales, CEO of Jenkins/Gales & Martinez, is

Lissa Dye | Pacifica Hotels

Jon Graff | Reason Foundation

From volunteering with

Jenkins/Gales & Martinez, a prominent design and construction management firm specializing

During the 2018-2019 year, Ryan hopes to continue the Chamber’s legacy of growth, and is looking forward to see how we can build a better community—together.

Geoff Maleman | Maleman Ink Public Relations Howard Pollack | Rainbow Acres Washington Blvd. José Quintanilla | Ameriprise Financial Jane St. John | RE/MAX Estate Properties Matthew Swanlund | Aesthetic Legal Tara Taylor | Dickerson Employee Benefits Matt Tecle | Otis College of Art and Design Ron Tokuyama | Smarte Carte, Inc. David Voss, Jr. | Voss, Silverman & Braybrooke, LLP Grace Yao | Loyola Marymount University

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Los Angeles World Airports is a proud member and supporter of the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce

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OUR LAX COASTAL BACKBONE Thanking our Corporate Partners

Since 1953, the LAX Coastal Chamber has been

that we have been able to keep our finger on the

us to do greater outreach for our small businesses.

serving this business community while represent-

pulse of our region, helping to realize a thriving

With them, this organization has continued to

ing the areas of Westchester, Marina del Rey, Playa

local economy for both business and professional

excel and be relevant, both in the LAX Coastal

Vista, Playa del Rey, Del Rey and the surrounding

success. Connecting to industry leaders allows us

community and beyond, so we would like to take

neighborhoods.

to connect to the industries they—and we—repre-

a moment and recognize the amazing companies

sent, enabling us to remain the strongest voice for

that stand behind the LAX Coastal Chamber of

business within our region.

Commerce.

member services, educational programs, strategic

These leaders, our Corporate Partners, are the

Thank you, Corporate Partners. Because of you we

partnerships, community outreach and legislative

backbone of the LAX Coastal Chamber. Their sup-

are able to continue our 65-year legacy.

advocacy. It is through these strategic partnerships

port allows us to thrive, and their donations enable

The Chamber’s mission is to promote business and enhance the vitality of our area through

OUR CORPORATE PARTNERS

Drollinger P R O P E R T I E S

WORKING TOGETHER TO HELP OUR COMMUNIT Y

THRIVE

Contact the NEWS

chamber to le arn more about

corporate membership

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Connecting Your Local Business Community A quick glance into the LAX Coastal ecosystem, dedicated to your success

CONNECTIONS Binge Networking Ditch your pitch at Binge Networking, where you can focus on connecting to fellow professionals over discussion topics rather than a simple business card exchange.

Networking @ Night / Breakfast Alternating Networking @ Night and Networking @ Breakfast mixers enable members and not-yet members alike to mix, mingle and build relationships. Each mixer is hosted by a Chamber member, whether it be a local restaurant, hotel or other business type, to showcase the great venues we have available within the LAX Coastal area.

Young Professionals The LAX Coastal Young Professionals represent local business leaders who are young, or young-at-heart, and join together for social events, community service projects and networking opportunities to better solidify their place as a rising generation of leaders.

INFLUENCE Power Hour Power Hour is a series of VIP events for our Corporate Partners to engage with fellow industry leaders in an intimate setting. Attendees discuss important issues affecting business and listen to a presentation from a featured speaker.

Public Policy Committee Comprising members interested in local policy, Public Policy shapes the Chamber’s advocacy agenda. Focusing on analysis of critical legislation facing the business community, Public Policy is an opportunity for members to help position the Chamber to take a leadership role in advocating for business.

Committee Involvement Construction & Infrastructure meets quarterly to discuss current and upcoming construction projects within the LAX Coastal region. Education Committee is a conduit connecting businesses to education, advocating for high-quality education and promoting strategic partnerships. FIRE is a group for leaders within the finance, investment and real estate sectors to discuss current trends and pressing topics. Lifestyle Group is a women’s forum designed to promote relationships, economic empowerment, business exposure and fun. Marina Affairs reviews issues affecting Marina del Rey and interacts with the Dept. of Beaches and Harbors.

LAX Coworking Offered as a resource for our local startup and entrepreneur community, LAX Coworking offers collaborative coworking, programming and mentorships to help elevate your business to the next level.

Lunch N Learn Workshops Always aiming to be an educational resource for our business community, the Chamber hosts presentations and workshops aimed at elevating necessary business skills. With topics ranging from business development to compliance, stay up-to-date with these events by joining our Meetup Group, "LAX Coworking."

Private Office & Conference Room Rentals Need a little extra office space to meet with a client or host a presentation? The Chamber has space for groups of 2 to 35 people, available to rent on an hourly or daily basis.

Promotion & Advertising

RESOURCES

The Chamber offers a variety of advertising opportunities to help your business attract new clientele. Whether you're featured in the LAX Coastal Magazine, on the homepage of laxcoastal.com or in the weekly E-Newsletter, the Chamber provides exposure in both print and digital media.

Certificates of Origin

Promotional Ceremonies

The Chamber is a designated organization for issuance of Certificates of Origin, documents required of exporters by foreign governments.

A Promotional Ceremony, such as a Grand Opening, a Ribbon Cutting or an Anniversary Celebration, allows you the opportunity to commemorate your achievements and celebrate with friends, clients and your community.

Chamber Website Visiting the Chamber website connects you to the current membership directory, calendar of events and Chamber leadership. Members can also take advantage of resources such as a job board, the latest hot deals and press releases and an informational blog. Visit www.laxcoastal.com to explore your digital opportunities.

Workforce Improvement Trainings The Chamber's WIT program leverages financial support from the State of California ETP (Employment Training Panel) to offer valuable trainings at a greatly reduced cost, and is hosted in partnership with Chamber member Woodhill Solutions.

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Welcome to

LAX Coastal. . .

The perfect blend of business and community. Encompassing the areas of Westchester, Marina del Rey, Playa Vista, Playa del Rey, Del Rey and surrounding regions, LAX Coastal is truly a community like no other. This area is home to a multitude of dynamic businesses, organizations and nonprofits. From schools helping to prepare the leaders of tomorrow to personal trainers finding new ways to keep us motivated; from local media keeping us informed on community events to engineers transforming the aesthetics of our sidewalks, we are proud to call this our home. The following pages are a glimpse into the thriving LAX Coastal neighborhood. 24 | LAX Coastal Magazine 2018 | www.laxcoastal.com


Membership directory 26......... Community Resources Learn more about your community's services, from Protective Agencies to Elected Officials, BIDs to Newspapers.

28......... Construction & engineering Get a handle on construction projects with Engineering Firms, General Contractors and Consulting Resources.

30......... Dining & Catering Enjoy the delicious side of LAX Coastal with local Restaurants, Food Trucks and Caterers.

35......... Education Advance your studies with Counseling, Tutoring, and Schools ranging from Preschools to Universities.

38......... Financial services Take it to the bank with 401(k) Benefits, Financial Advisors, Investments, Retirement, Insurance and more.

42......... Freight forwarding Go abroad with our local Import/Export companies.

43......... Home & Business Improvement Build the perfect home or office with Architects, Custom Furniture, Garden Centers, Movers and more.

45......... hospitality From vacation to staycation, these Hotels, Motels and Bed & Breakfasts will never disappoint.

47......... Housing & real estate For those looking to find (or sell) their dream home, with Realtors, Apartments and Management Companies.

51......... legal services Protect yourself and your assets with the support of these Attorneys, Law Firms and Legal Consultants.

53......... Manufacturing Learn more about the state of production with local Manufacturing Companies and Services.

54......... Medical & Care services Keep you and your family healthy, from local Hospitals and Pharmacies, to Dentists and Senior Care, and more.

56......... nonprofit Making the world a better place, with Service Clubs to Outreach Programs, to those protecting our Environment.

60......... Professional services branding & marketing - Enhance your professional brand through Marketing, Print and Design Services. Business Consultants - Expand your business through Coaching, Consulting and Engagement. Event Planning - Show what you have to offer with DJs, Photographers and Event Services. Public Affairs & Advocacy - Share your message through Public Affairs and Advocacy Consultants. Safety & Security - Stay safe with Security Services, Remote Guarding and Private Investigators. Technology & Infrastructure - Update your technology with IT Services and Software Development.

63......... Shopping & Entertainment Enjoy a night on the town, with quality Shopping and activities from Bowling to Rock Climbing to Yacht Cruises.

67......... transportation & aviation services Supporting planes, trains, and automobiles with Airports, Airlines, Auto Sales, Parking, Car Rentals and more.

68......... Wellness & Beauty Pamper yourself and your loved ones with Beauty Salons, Stylists, Fitness Centers and Massage Therapy.

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community resources Marina del rey cvb Marina del Rey is making a splash in Los Angeles.

310.306.9900 | visitmarinadelrey.com Visitors to Marina del Rey can look forward to a recently refreshed Visitor Information Center this spring. The iconic building at the corner of Admiralty and Mindanao Way just completed a major overhaul, updating the interior office areas for the Department of Beaches and Harbors marketing staff as well as the public lobby. The public can also look forward to the completion of renovations at Marina (“Mother’s”) Beach, expected in June 2018. The recreation area is receiving new picnic tables and barbecues, upgraded picnic pavilions and restrooms and landscaping. This past holiday season saw the debut of Marina Lights, a new holiday light program in Burton Chace Park that ran nightly through December. Free entertainment including caroling performers and outdoor holiday movies were offered for free on Saturdays. A huge draw was the giant snow globe positioned at the entrance to the park for photo ops. We expect all of these amenities to return for the 2018 holiday season.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Business Improvement District Gateway Los Angeles

5901 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 100 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.216.7328 gatewaytola.org

The Honorable Alex Padilla California Secretary of State 916.653.6814 sos.ca.gov

The Honorable Senator Steven Bradford

The Honorable Betty Yee

35th District Senator 310.514.8573 sd35.senate.ca.gov

The Honorable Dianne Feinstein

62nd District Assemblymember 310.412.6400 asmdc.org/members/a62

California State Controller 213.833.6010 sco.ca.gov

The Honorable Autumn Burke

The Honorable Mike Feuer Los Angeles City Attorney 213.978.8100 lacityattorney.org

Energy Company

Chevron Products Co.

The Honorable Janice Hahn

324 W. El Segundo Blvd. El Segundo, CA 90245 310.615.5281 chevron.com

The Honorable Mark RidleyThomas

8900 S. Emerson Ave. Westchester, CA 90045 213.485.6205 lafd.org

37th Congressional District 323.965.1422 bass.house.gov

2nd District Supervisor Los Angeles County 213.974.2222 ridley-thomas.lacounty.gov

200 N. Spring St., City Hall Rm. M-165 Los Angeles, CA 90012 213.978.0315 lacitysan.org

The Honorable Ted Lieu

The Honorable Eric Garcetti

5451 Playa Vista Dr. Playa Vista, CA 90094 310.862.2844 lafd.org

Elected Official

Westchester Town Center BID 8929 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 130 Westchester, CA 90045 310.417.9030 westchestertowncenter.com

City Services

City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works

200 N. Spring St., City Hall Rm. 361 Los Angeles, CA 90012 bpw.lacity.org

City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation

The Honorable Jerry Brown California State Governor 916.445.2841 gov.ca.gov

The Honorable John Chiang California State Treasurer 916.653.2995 treasurer.ca.gov

United States Senator for California 310.914.7300 feinstein.senate.gov

The Honorable Kamala Harris

United States Senator for California 213.221.1269 harris.senate.gov

The Honorable Karen Bass

4th District Supervisor Los Angeles County 408.316.6158 janicehahn.com

Fire Department

LA City Fire Department #5

LA City Fire Department #67

City Mayor of Los Angeles City 213.978.0600 lamayor.org

Government Agency

The Honorable Maxine Waters

The Honorable Mike Bonin

13837 Fiji Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.305.9503 beaches.lacounty.gov

The Honorable Senator Ben Allen

The Honorable Ron Galperin

33rd Congressional District 310.652.3095 lieu.house.gov 43rd Congressional District 323.757.8900 waters.house.gov

26th District Senator 310.318.6994 sd26.senate.ca.gov

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11th District Councilmember City of Los Angeles 310.568.8772 11thdistrict.com Los Angeles City Controller 13.978.7200 lacontroller.org

LA County Department of Beaches & Harbors

Water Replenishment District 4040 Paramount Blvd. Lakewood, CA 90712 562.921.5521 wrd.org


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Municipal Water District West Basin Municipal Water District

17140 S. Avalon Blvd., Ste. 210 Carson, CA 90746 310.660.6211 westbasin.org

Newspaper

The Argonaut

5301 Beethoven St., Ste. 183 Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.822.1629 x127 argonautnews.com

Daily Breeze

21250 Hawthorne Blvd., Ste. 170 Torrance, CA 90503 310.543.6120 dailybreeze.com

HomeTown News

8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 110 #745 Westchester, CA 90045 310.641.1016 thehtn.com

Peace Officer Support

Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association 6080 Center Dr., 6th Fl. Westchester, CA 90045 310.242.5218 laapoa.com

Marina del Rey Sheriff's Support Unit 13851 Fiji Way

Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.578.9832

Pacific Area Booster Association PO Box 2895 Venice, CA 90294 310.202.4524 lapdonline.org

Public Safety California Highway Patrol 6300 Bristol Pkwy. Culver City, CA 90230 310.642.3939 chp.ca.gov

LA County Fire Department 4433 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.3773 fire.lacounty.gov

LA County Life Guards

2300 Ocean Front Walk Venice, CA 90291 310.577.5700 fire.lacounty.gov/lifeguard

LAPD Aiport Detail

802 World Way Westchester, CA 90045 310.646.2255

LAPD Pacific Area

12312 Culver Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.482.6334 lapdonline.org

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department - Marina del Rey 13851 Fiji Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.482.6000 lasd.org

SoCalGas

Los Angeles World Airport Police 6320 W. 96th St. Los Angeles, CA 90045 424.646.6100 lawa.org/airportpolice

Pacific Area LAX Field Services Division

213.367.1361 ladwp.com 8141 Gulana Ave., SC9585 Playa del Rey, CA 90293 213.244.4633 socalgas.com

Southern California Edison 1721 22nd St. Santa Monica, CA 90404 800.655.4555 sce.com

802 World Way Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.646.2255

Visitors Bureau

US Coast Guard

333 S. Hope St., 18th Fl. Los Angeles, CA 90071 213.624.7300 discoverlosangeles.com

13871 Fiji Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.2300 uscg.mil

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board

US Coast Guard - LAX

Marina del Rey Convention & Visitors Bureau

Utility Company

Wholesale Water Agency

Communications, Media & Community Relations 111 N. Hope St., 15th Fl., Rm. 1531 Los Angeles, CA 90012

PO Box 54153 Los Angeles, CA 90054 213.217.5538 mwdh2o.com

7159 World Way West Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.215.2112 uscg.mil

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

4701 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.306.9900 visitmarinadelrey.com

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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construction & engineering Finally giving passengers a first-class, convenient and reliable way to get around LAX.

From Infrastructure To Exteriors

BUILDING LAX's automatEd People MOVER On January 23, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) was proud to announce LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) as the winning bid for LAX's upcoming Automated People Mover (APM) project. The APM is the centerpiece of the airport's $14 billion infrastructure campaign, the Landside Access Modernization Plan (LAMP), aimed at transforming LAX into a world-class airport with improved passenger experience and reduced traffic congestion. The APM project will provide fast and free transportation throughout LAX to both passengers and employees, 24 hours a day, and will be built completely above grade (over street level) so as to not limit current street access. With the APM holding such a vital place in our airport's future, the selection process was treated fairly, and carefully, before being awarded to LINXS. The LINXS consortium comprises of Fluor, Balfour Beatty, Hochtief, ACS, Flatiron, Dragados USA, Bombardier and several other companies. In a recent press release, LAWA stated, "LINXS was the successful proposal across all fronts, with the highest technical proposal score, the lowest project Net Present Value cost, and the lowest project design and construction cost. We appreciate the strong competition and participation by the other teams for more than a year. This engagement strengthened the process and the City of Los Angeles will have an even better project as a result." City Council will consider the APM contract in April 2018, with construction scheduled to start later this year.

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING Construction

Balfour Beatty Construction 444 S. Flower St., Ste. 700 Los Angeles, CA 90071 balfourbeattyus.com

Hensel Phelps

18850 Von Karman Ave., Ste. 100 Irvine, CA 92612 949.852.0111 henselphelps.com

Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. 10704 Shoemaker Ave. Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 28 | LAX Coastal Magazine 2018 | www.laxcoastal.com

562.946.1816 kiewit.com

KRB Construction

2774 Saw telle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064 310.766.5555 krbconstruction.net

Lane Construction Corp. 7725 Gateway, Ste. 4432 Irvine, CA 92618 laneconstruct.com

OHL USA

1920 Main St., Ste. 310 Irvine, CA 92614 949.242.4432 ohlusa.com

PCL Construction Services, Inc. 500 N. Brand Blvd., Ste. 1500 Glendale, CA 91203 818.246.3481 pcl.com

Skanska

1995 Agua Mansa Rd. Riverside, CA 92509 951.368.6484 usa.skanska.com

Turner Construction

555 S. Flower St., Ste. 4220 Los Angeles, CA 90071 714.940.9000 turnerconstruction.com


People. Planet. Progress.

LAX Landside Access Modernization Program Los Angeles, CA parsons.com

Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors

111 N. La Brea Ave., 7th Fl., Ste. 30 Inglewood, CA 90301 310.431.3300 walshsheacorridorconstructors.com

Construction Management Consulting Fluor

3 Polaris Way Aliso Viejo, CA 92698 949.349.6579 fluor.com

Jenkins/Gales & Martinez, Inc. 6033 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 601

Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.0561 jgminc.com

RTI Consulting, Inc. 8325 McConnell Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.5977 rticm.com

Engineering Firm BA Inc.

800 W. 6th St., Ste. 400 Los Angeles, CA 90017 213.622.2100 baincorp.com

HNTB Corporation

Engineering/Construction

kpff

12777 W. Jefferson Blvd., Ste. 100, Bldg. D Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.578.4400 arup.com

601 W. 5th St., Ste. 1000 Los Angeles, CA 90071 213.403.1000 hntb.com 700 S. Flower St., Ste. 2100 Los Angeles, CA 90017 213.418.0201 kpff.com

Parsons

100 W. Walnut St. Pasadena, CA 91124 626.240.8777 parsons.com

Arup

General Contractor

The PENTA Building Group 181 E. Warm Springs Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89119 702.614.1678 pentabldggroup.com

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Dining & catering Dedicated to showcasing the past, present and future of aviation.

The PROUD BIRD food bazaar & events Center 310.670.3093 | theproudbird.com Last year saw the completed remodel of one of our neighborhood's most iconic restaurants: The Proud Bird. Now known as The Proud Bird Food Bazaar & Events Center, this historic location has always been a local favorite for dining and watching planes land since it opened in 1967 as a "salute to achievements in aviation," and is now an achievement in itself. Embracing the food bazaar style, The Proud Bird has remodeled their menu and dining options. Diners can now choose their meal from a few different kitchens, inspired by American, Italian, and Asian cuisines—including the famous Bludso's BBQ—before taking their seat either indoors, with floor to ceiling windows that provide a panoramic view of LAX runways, or on their open outdoor patio, featuring a model plane park. For the sophisticated patron, the Mile-High Club Bar & Lounge features the same great views, but with the addition of a rotating beer selection and aviation-themed cocktails. As a destination favored by children and aviation aficionados alike, The Proud Bird not only offers a delicious meal, but also a history lesson on Los Angeles aviation. Upon entering, visitors are greeted by a suspended replica of a P-40 Flying Tiger aircraft in the main hall, complete with painted eyes, teeth and wings that stretch from wall to wall. But the history lesson doesn't stop there; through interactive exhibits displayed throughout the restaurant, visitors can learn more about the Tuskegee Airmen (African American heroes of WWII), the Aztec Eagles (Mexican pilots who fought during WWII), women aviators, the history of SpaceX and more. The Proud Bird also features renovated events spaces that can accommodate events big and small. From corporate events to social gatherings up to 1,200 guests in the largest free-standing ballroom near LAX, they have plenty of perks, including complimentary parking, complimentary wifi and state-of-the-art technology. As the brainchild of David Tallichet, World War II pilot and founder of the Specialty Restaurants Corporation, The Proud Bird Food Bazaar & Events Center is a dedicated advocate for the past, present and future of aviation—and a good meal—and their passion is felt the moment you walk through their doors.

DINING & CATERING Catering

Cantalini's Express

11736 Washington Pl. Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.572.9157 cantalinisexpress.com

New York Food Company 2320 Alaska Ave. El Segundo, CA 90245 310.643.6151 newyorkfood.com

Rise & Shine Catering

6511 1/4 S. Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.649.0906 riseandshinecatering.com

Food Production/Export

Primex International Trading Corp. 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 1485 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.568.8855 primex.us

Treehouse California Almonds, LLC 6914 Road 160 Earlimart, CA 93219 559.757.5020 treehousealmonds.com

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Food Truck Food Fleet

Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.922.4569 foodfleet.com

Ice Cream Parlor/Frozen Yogurt Yogurtland Marina del Rey 4371 Glencoe Ave. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.577.9572 yogurtlandsb.com

Organic Aloe Water Aloe Gloe

80 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Ste. 364

Sierra Madre, CA 91024 949.554.5799 aloegloe.com

Restaurant AKASHA

9543 Culver Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 310.845.1700 akasharestaurant.com

Buffalo Wild Wings 6081 Center Dr., Ste. 105 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.956.2106 buffalowildwings.com


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Cafe del Rey

4451 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.6395 cafedelreymarina.com

Cantalini's Salerno Beach 193 Culver Blvd. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.821.0018 salernobeach.com

The Coffee Company 8751 La Tijera Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.7315 laxcoffeeco.com

Jersey Mike's Subs

5933 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.215.9505 jerseymikes.com

Panini Kabob Grill

17821 Sky Park Circle, Ste. H Irvine, CA 92614 949.788.1620 paninikabobgrill.com

The Proud Bird Food Bazaar & Events Center 11022 Aviation Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045

310.670.3093 theproudbird.com

310.670.1212 t2barandgrill.com

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Truxton's American Bistro

Tocaya Organica

The Warehouse Restaurant

Tompkins Square Bar & Grill

Restaurant/Arcade

8611 Truxton Ave. Westchester, CA 90045 310.417.8789 truxtonsamericanbistro.com

13455 Maxella Ave., Ste. 230 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.821.4593 ruthschris.com

12150 Millennium Dr., Ste. 101 Playa Vista, CA 90094 424.289.6105 tocayaorganica.com 8522 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045

4499 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.5451 mdrwarehouse.com

Dave & Buster's

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Westchester, CA 90045 310.846.9950 daveandbusters.com

Restaurant/Bar & Grill The Game Sports Bar Restaurant & Lounge 5630 W. Manchester Ave. Westchester, CA 90045 310.216.4263 thegamebar.net

Melody Bar & Grill

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Tony P's Dockside Grill 4445 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.4534 tonyps.com

Restaurant/Mexican

Benny's Tacos & Chicken Rotisserie 7101 W. Manchester Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.8226 bennystacos.com

SOL Mexican Cocina

12775 W. Millennium Dr., Ste. 160

Playa Vista, CA 90094 424.289.0066 solcocina.com

Restaurant/Pizzeria LaRocco's Pizzeria

8806 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.642.0029 laroccospizzeria.com

Melody Pizza

9146 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 424.227.7686 melodypizzalax.com


BENNY'S Tacos & chicken rotisserie 310.670.8226 | bennystacos.com

Perfecting the rich history of

At Benny’s Tacos, cooking rotisserie chicken has become their specialty. Their robust menu is full of Mexican entrées such as quesadillas, burritos, tacos and fajitas, and each item is enhanced with their roasted chicken—marinated, seasoned and cooked to perfection each day.

cooking rotisserie chicken.

While cooking rotisserie chicken started gaining recognition in the early 2000’s due to its sale in supermarkets, this cooking method has a rich past, first appearing in France during the Medieval period. Rumor has it that grilled chicken was a favored meal of King Richard the Lionheart, King of England during the 12th century, whose chefs would roast the chicken over a flame using spit skewers, slowly turning the meat until it was cooked evenly. From there the cooking method spread across the globe and was seen throughout Turkey, Greece and the Middle East. Fast forward to 1946 when rotisserie chicken, or Chicken Rio, was introduced to Mexico in Colonia Anzures. The recipe had changed slightly, with Mexicans adding their own spices and seasonings, but it was a household item by the '70s before traveling across the border to the United States a few decades later. Today, you can taste the best in rotisserie chicken at proud Chamber member Benny’s Tacos & Chicken Rotisserie, a neighborhood staple. At Benny's, you know that each delicious dish is cooked just for you, with fresh ingredients, hormone-free meats, fresh seafood, farm-fresh vegetables and organic rice and beans. Let Benny's Tacos & Chicken Rotisserie cater your next event.

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EDUCATION VISITATION school

Every child is endowed with special talents and

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gifts; it is the duty of each educator to help each

The story of Visitation School began seven decades ago in 1947, when a young Visitation Church parish came together focused on the importance of a Catholic school education in a new and emerging community. Back in the 1940s, Westchester was open fields with plans for development and a growing municipal airport.

child discover and develop these gifts.

Since its opening, Visitation has served over 20,000 students, providing quality education focused on teaching the whole child. Today, the spirit of a renewed Visitation is alive and well. With a 70-year old school comes a myriad of much needed improvements to the classrooms, grounds, common space and church. The school is well underway with a $3.5 million capital campaign—hitting the $1 million mark three months into the effort with a generous donation from the Drollinger Family Charitable Foundation. Renovations of the elementary bathrooms, hallways and daycare center are just some of the highlight projects that have been completed. There has also been extensive upgrades to technology infrastructure, furniture and exterior of the parish with new landscaping and public art. Visitation is working to make the outside of their facility reflect the beauty of the people inside the parish and school.

Offering Private & Group Lessons for all

Parents have a choice when it comes to education for their children and Visitation leadership is proud to offer an extensive curriculum combined with athletics, foreign language, art, community service, technology and more. Visitation School educates amazing students in grades Junior Kindergarten through 8th grade and is served by an outstanding and dedicated faculty, led by Principal Christopher Watson and Fr. Jim Forsen. Go Bulldogs!

ages and levels! 8125 W. Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey

3 1 0 . 7 5 1 . 6 8 3 0 playamusiclessons@gmail.com

playamusiclessons.com EDUCATION

Business Counseling & Training El Camino College SBDC 13430 Hawthorne Blvd. Hawthorne, CA 90250 310.973.3177 southbaysbdc.org

Marine Science Research USC Sea Grant Program

3616 Trousdale Pkwy., Rm. 141 Los Angeles, CA 90089 213.740.4477 dornsife.usc.edu/uscseagrant

Music Lessons/Music Education

Playa Music Lessons, LLC 8125 W. Manchester Ave. Playa del Rey, CA 90293

310.751.6830 playamusiclessons.com

School/Preschool

Westchester Parent's Nursery School 7300 W. Manchester Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.5522 wpns.org

School/Preschool to Adult Carousel School

7899 La Tijera Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.9222 carouselschool.com

School/Elementary

Cowan Avenue Elementary School 7615 Cowan Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.1973 cowantigers.org

Goethe Int. Charter School 12500 Braddock Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.306.3484 goethecharterschool.org

Paseo del Rey Natural Science Magnet School

Kentwood Elementary School 8401 Emerson Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.8977 kentwoodes.org

7751 Paseo del Rey St. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.823.2356 paseomagnet-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com

Playa Vista Elementary School

Loyola Village Fine & Performing Arts Magnet Elementary School 8821 Villanova Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.0480 loyolavillageartsmagnet.org

The Open Magnet Charter Elementary School 5540 W. 77th St.

Westchester, CA 90045 310.568.0735 opencharter.org

13150 W. Bluff Creek Dr. Playa Vista, CA 90094 424.228.1800 playavistaschool.com

Westport Heights Elementary School 6011 W. 79th St. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.5611 westportheightselementary.com

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WISH Elementary TK-5th Grade Westside Neighborhood School

Venice High School

School/Elementary & Middle School/Middle

Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets

6550 W. 80th St. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.642.9474 wishcharter.org

Ocean Charter School 7400 W. Manchester Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.962.5706 oceancs.org

St. Anastasia School 8631 S. Stanmoor Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.8816 school.st-anastasia.org

St. Jerome School

5580 Thornburn St. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.1678 st-jeromeschool.org

Visitation School

8740 S. Emerson Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.6620 visitationschool.org

5401 Beethoven St. Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.574.8650 wnsk8.com

Animo Westside Charter Middle School Green Dot Public Schools 5456 McConnell Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90066 323.565.3251 ca.greendot.org/westside

New Middle School Pathway 8701 Park Hill Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90045 323.673.1230 newmiddleschoolpathway.org

WISH Charter Middle 6th-8th 6550 W. 80th St. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.642.9474 wishmiddle.org

7400 W. Manchester Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.338.2400 westchesterhs-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com

WISH Academy High School 7400 W. Manchester Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.743.6690 wishacademyhs.org

School/University & Colleges Loyola Marymount University 1 LMU Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.338.2700 lmu.edu

Wright Middle School STEAM Magnet Otis College of Art and Design 6550 W. 80th St. Westchester, CA 90045 310.258.6600 wrightms.org

Westchester Lutheran Church & School/High School St. Bernard High School 7831 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.5422 wlcs.org

13000 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.577.4200 venicehs-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com

9100 Falmouth Ave. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.823.4651 stbernardhs.org

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9045 Lincoln Blvd. Westchester, CA 90045 310.665.6830 otis.edu

Pepperdine University - Graduate School of Education and Psychology 6100 Center Dr., Ste. 300 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.568.5500 gsep.pepperdine.edu

University of West Los Angeles 9800 S. La Cienega Blvd., 12th Fl. Inglewood, CA 90301 310.342.5200 uwla.edu

Tutoring/Coaching Academic Success

333 Washington Blvd., Ste. 325 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.4398 academicsuccesscoaches.com

Sylvan Learning of Culver City 5731 W. Slauson Ave., Ste. 150 Culver City, CA 90230 310.337.3727 sylvanculvercity.com

Tutoring/Math

Mathnasium of Marina del Rey 13400 W. Washington Blvd., Ste. 110 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.821.4909 mathnasium.com/marinadelrey


67 YEARS OF SERVING THIS COMMUNITY! Enrollment is now open for 2018-2019 school year, Preschool - 8th Grade.

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7899 La Tijera Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 Phone: (310) 645-9222 Fax: (310) 645-4201

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financial services Pacific Premier Bank has the strength and performance to meet your business banking and commercial lending needs.

PACIFIC PREMIER BANK 210.606.8002 | plazabank.com At Pacific Premier Bank—one of the strongest performing, most diversified and fastest-growing community banks in the nation—community is a corporate pillar. Founded in 1983, Pacific Premier is a state-chartered bank headquartered in Irvine, California serving businesses and individuals throughout the United States. They take pride in every community where they work, do business and live, and demonstrate this sense of goodwill through multiple investments and collaborations with nonprofit organizations across the country. In December 2017, Southern California was devastated by the Thomas Fire—a blaze that has officially gone on record as the largest wildfire in California’s modern history, destroying over 270,000 acres. Determined to make a difference for low to moderate-income families during this time of crisis, Pacific Premier Bank pledged a series of support donations to three heroic community nonprofits—$15,000 to Foodbank of Santa Barbara and $10,000 to both United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County and Unity Shoppe. Pacific Premier Bank understands that when their clients do well, they do well, and it is their focus every day to find new opportunities for their clients to grow and succeed—even in the midst of tragedy.

FINANCIAL SERVICES 401 (K) Benefits

Larchmont Financial Independent Capital Management 6100 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 330 Los Angeles, CA 90048 310.557.9850 x223 larchmontfinancial.com

Accounting/CPA

M. Debra Reno, CPA

8055 W. Manchester Ave., Ste. 550 Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.822.2222 mdrenocpa.com

Richard Moon & Associates

5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 1580 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.484.0800 rmacpas.com

Sarlo Income Tax Service, Inc. 1842 Washington Way Venice, CA 90291 310.823.6363 sarlo.com

Bank

Grandpoint Bank

1960 E. Grand Ave., Ste. 1200 El Segundo, CA 90245

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310.321.3280 grandpointbank.com

OneWest Bank

Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.301.9263 usbank.com

8750 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Westchester, CA 90045 310.670.0150 owb.com

Wells Fargo

Pacific Premier Bank

Credit Card Processing

1419 Highland Ave. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 310.606.8002 plazabank.com

U.S. Bank

4700 Lincoln Blvd.

2120 Park Pl., Ste. 101 El Segundo, CA 90245 wellsfargo.com

Heartland Payment Systems

13700 Tahiti Way, Ste. 237 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 646.287.2526 heartlandpaymentsystems.com


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BOUTIQUE WEALTH MANAGEMENT YOUR VISION IS OUR VISION

Financial Advisor

310.827.5050 jaffeinsurance.com

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Financial Planning/Services

Conservative Financial & Insurance Services 9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 214 Westchester, CA 90045 310.877.2297

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We provide unparalleled wealth management because your vision is our vision. We are a firm of individuals and families with the core values of interpersonal connection and individuals connected with their money. To us, managing the wealth of relationships is equal to managing the wealth of riches. We are a firm committed to excellence in both. We invite you to share in the wealth of Regatta Capital Group, LLC.

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LPL Financial

5465 S. Centinela Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.253.5000 culvercityfinancialservices.com

Financial Services/Employee Benefits Edward Jones Investments 4551 Glencoe Ave., Ste. 240 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.301.2183 edwardjones.com

Financial Services/Investments Prepared Capital

3415 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034 213.457.7900 preparedcapital.com

Insurance

Blend2Day, Financial Concepts of America 1240 N. Lakeview Ave., Ste. 170 Anaheim, CA 92807 310.780.1393 blend2day.com

Dickerson Employee Benefits 1918 Riverside Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90039 323.671.2274 dickersonbenefits.com

Farmers Insurance - Peter Kohly

6320 Howard Drollinger Way, Ste. 202 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.641.3430 farmersagent.com/pkohly

Jaffe Insurance Agency

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12030 Washington Blvd., Ste. A Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.482.3990 paulrmajor.com

Playa Vista Insurance Services, Inc. 8055 W. Manchester Ave., Ste. 405 Playa del Rey, CA 90293 800.834.2310 playavistains.com

Insurance/Supplemental AFLAC

5805 Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 700 Sherman Oaks, CA 91411 925.519.2964 aflac.com

Microloans/Small Business Opportunity Fund

5701 S. Eastern Ave., Ste. 102 City of Commerce, CA 90040 408.297.0204 opportunityfund.org

Payroll Service

Paychex Payroll Services

300 Corporate Pointe, Ste. 150 Culver City, CA 90230 213.255.9189 paychex.com

PayrollCentric

5777 Century Blvd., Ste. 910 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.258.9703 payrollcentric.com

Retirement Plans

Schwartz Retirement Benefit Strategies 4640 Admiralty Way, Ste. 500 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.259.0552 schwartzretirementbenefits.com

Title Loans

Wheels Financial Group, LLC 15400 Sherman Way, Ste. 170 Van Nuys, CA 91406 800.562.6627 800loanmart.com

Wealth Management

Regatta Capital Group LLC

7135 W. Manchester Ave., Ste. 2 Los Angeles, CA 90045 424.255.1045 regattainvest.com


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FREIGHT forwarding FREIGHT FORWARDING Air & Ocean Import/Export

Apex Logistics International, Inc. 17511 S. Susana Rd. Compton, CA 90221 310.665.0288 apexglobe.com

Customs Consulting World Exchange, Inc.

11205 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.5800 worldexchangechb.com

Freight Forwarder/ Customs Broker a. hartrodt

5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 1605 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.0357 hartrodt.com

Able Freight Services, Inc. 5340 W. 104th St. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.568.8883 ablefreight.com

Adcom Worldwide A Radiant Logistics Company 19300 S. Hamilton Ave., Ste. 195 Gardena, CA 90248 310.216.0379 adcomworldwide.com

AG PAC, Inc. 5146 W. 104th St. Inglewood, CA 90304 310.538.3858

Air Power International Express (U.S.A) Inc. 8366 Isis Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.641.0830 airpowerusa.com

Air-Sea Forwarders Inc. 9009 La Cienega Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90301 310.216.1616 airseainc.com

All Logistics Cargo, Inc. 2320 N. Alameda St. Compton, CA 90222 310.609.0144 alllogisticscargo.com

Apollo Freight, Inc.

5330 W. 102nd St. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.258.6148 hellmann.net

ARC Air Logistics, Inc.

1950 E. 220th St., Ste. 201 Long Beach, CA 90810 310.549.3778 arc-logistics.com

BDP International, Inc. 1010 Knox St. Torrance, CA 90502 310.563.1600 bdpinternational.com

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. 680 Knox St., Ste. 210 Torrance, CA 90502 310.763.6080 chrobinson.com

Carmichael International Service 533 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026 213.353.0800 carmnet.com

CEVA Logistics

19600 Western Ave. Torrance, CA 90501 310.972.5500 cevalogistics.com

Commodity Forwarders, Inc. 11101 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.348.8855 cfi-lax.com

Dachser Transport of America, Inc. 5220 Pacific Concourse Dr., Ste. 360 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.0088 dachserusa.com

Golden Bridge International, Inc. Rock-It Cargo 733 9th Ave. City of Industry, CA 91745 626.810.0688 goldenbridge-intl.com

5343 W. Imperial Hwy., Ste. 900 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.410.0935 rockitcargo.com

Hayward Meridian Inc.

Rodolfo Corral Inc. Custom House Brokers

2875 Pomona Blvd. Pomona, CA 91768 909.594.0082 hayward-pool.com

James G. Wiley Co.

5305 W. 102nd St. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.641.6422 jgwiley.com

JAS Forwarding USA Inc.

1975 Charles Willard St. Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220 310.609.9330 jas.com

Jet Pro, Inc.

10722 S. La Cienega Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90304 310.670.1409 jetproinc.com

Kuehne & Nagel Inc. 20000 S. Western Ave. Torrance, CA 90501 310.641.5500 kn-portal.com

Leman USA Inc.

21221 S. Western Ave., Ste. 210 Torrance, CA 90501 310.641.3776 lemanusa.com

Maxfreight Intl. Logistics 411 N. Oak St Inglewood, CA 90302 310.337.1488 maxfreight.com

DHL Global Forwarding

Newtrans Overseas, Inc.

DSV Air & Sea Inc.

Onestop Internet Inc.

Express Line Corporation

Panalpina, Inc.

4000 Redondo Beach Ave., Ste. 103 Redondo Beach, CA 90278 310.297.4401 dhl-usa.com 1700 E. Walnut Ave., 6th Fl. El Segundo, CA 90245 310.414.1516 dsv.com 901 W. Arbor Vitae St. Inglewood, CA 90301 310.645.1355 expresslinecorporation.com

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8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 225 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.215.8901 newtransoverseas.com 3040 E. Ana St. Rancho Domiguez, CA 90221 310.894.7700 onestop.com 19900 S. Vermont Ave., Ste. A Torrance, CA 90502 310.819.4060 panalpina.com

9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 124 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.568.9808

Senderex Cargo Inc. PO Box 90277 Los Angeles, CA 90009 310.342.2900 x836 senderex.com

Transgroup Worldwide Logistics 1560 W. 190th St. Torrance, CA 90501 310.637.5447 transgroup.com

U-Freight Limited 718 S. Isis Ave. Inglewood, CA 90301 310.645.4301 ufreight.com

UPS Supply Chain Solutions 19701 Hamilton Ave., Ste. 250 Torrance, CA 90502 310.404.2800 ups-scs.com

UPS Supply Chain Solutions Inglewood 3600 W. Century Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90303 310.673.7661 ups-scs.com

W.J. Byrnes/Byrnes Logistics PO Box 90595 Los Angeles, CA 90009 310.615.2825 wjbyrnes.com

Logistics Provider

Aramex International 3750 W. Century Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90303 310.410.9366 aramex.com


home & business improvement KRB Flood & fire restoration 310.766.5555 | krbfloodandfire.com When disaster strikes, you can call on KRB Flood and Fire Restoration for help. They respond to emergencies with experienced crews and state-of-the-art equipment to handle fire restoration, water damage repair and environmental issues.

KRB can restore your property with the quality and care you deserve, and help get your everyday life back to normal.

As of publishing time, KRB was helping families in Montecito, California who incurred fire, soot and mudslide damage from the devastating mudslide in early January 2018. Most of the properties were large compounds with multiple structures that suffered major disaster from the incredible mudslides following the fires. Many lives were lost from this monumental disaster, but homeowners felt some sense of relief that KRB Flood and Fire was there to negotiate with their insurance companies to restore their properties. These homeowners are comforted and grateful that they've hired the right professionals at KRB to handle every detail involving their losses. When you have a major disaster, you can feel confident that KRB Flood and Fire will come to the rescue and take over the stress of handling all the details.

310.422.3743 hillyard.com

310.649.6222 manchesterlock.com

Architect

Copy Machines & Supplies

Movers/Delivery Services

4640 Admiralty Way, Ste. 225 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 424.216.3070 fentressarchitects.com

370 Ampola Ave., Ste. 106 Torrance, CA 90501 310.320.6868 1touchoffice.com

8701 Pershing Dr. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.822.3642

HOK Group, Inc.

Custom Furniture & Cabinetry

Remediation & Restoration

3959 Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City, CA 90230 310.827.4446 ferrufino.com

2774 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064 310.766.5555 krbfloodandfire.com

HOME & BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT Fentress Architects

9530 Jefferson Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 310.838.9555 hok.com

Cabinetry Sales/Kitchen Design The Kitchen Store

6322 W. Slauson Ave. Culver City, CA 90230 310.572.7515 thekitchenstore.net

Cleaning Services

Molly Maid of Playa Vista

9469 Jefferson Blvd., Ste. 118 Culver City, CA 90232 310.838.3300 mollymaid.com

Cleaning Supplies/ Janitorial Equipment Distributor Hillyard, Inc.

Culver City, CA 90230

1 Touch Office Technology

Ferrufino Interiors/Budget Blinds

Garden Center

Marina del Rey Garden Center 13198 Mindanao Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.5956 marinagardencenter.com

RPM (Referral Packing Moving) Service

KRB Flood and Fire Restoration

Telecommunications/ Installation

Communications 'A La Carte' 6857 W. 85th Pl. Westchester, CA 90045 310.216.6666

Locksmith

Industrial Lock & Security, Inc. 401 Main St. El Segundo, CA 90245 310.322.3252 industriallock.com

Manchester Lock & Security 1043 W. Manchester Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90301

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Locally Sourced. Community Made.

Presenting the next generation of farm-to-table dining, Cast & Plow at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey specializes in community-made, locally sustainable cuisine. Enjoy panoramic views of the water while savoring seasonal dishes by Executive Chef Eric Duchene. For reservations, please call 310-574-4333 or visit castandplow.com

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Hospitality Pacifica Hotels Since 1995, Pacifica Hotels has prided itself on providing a boutique hotel experience along the Pacific Coast—with additional locations in Hawaii and Florida. Consistently listed as one of the Top 10 Hotel Management Companies by Hotel Business Magazine, Pacifica offers highly personalized and friendly service, providing for a quieter ambiance and greater affordability.

Experience the golden bluffs and sweeping vistas of the Pacific Coast.

Pacifica is also a proud community partner, constantly giving back through volunteerism, philanthropy and fundraising efforts by partnering with organizations such as Toys for Tots, Second Harvest Food Bank and in 2017, The Thomas Fire Fund. Through a partnership with Clean the World, the largest global recycler of hotel soaps and bottled amenities, Pacifica has recycled over three tons of soap and bottles. Pacifica also gives back to the LAX Coastal region, both through sponsorships and volunteerism, and we are humbled to have four of their local hotels as LAX Coastal Chamber members: The Kinney, The Inn at Venice Beach, the Marina del Rey Hotel and Jamaica Bay Inn. With each Pacifica Hotel location, guests are sure to be treated to a variety of amenities. The Kinney in Venice Beach offers a playful style, with bright murals and communal fire pits right on Washington Boulevard. The Inn at Venice Beach is for those who enjoy the fusion of the classic Boardwalk style with modern touches—plus a mermaid mural. The Marina del Rey Hotel offers luxury on the water, featuring SALT Restaurant & Bar and an infinity pool/ spa overlooking the scenic marina. Lastly, Jamaica Bay Inn brings their guests to the tropics, with rattan furnishings, warm watercolor wallpapers and the newly remodeled Beachside Restaurant sitting right on the edge of Mother's Beach. For those looking to experience leisure, we invite you to spend the evening with Pacifica Hotels. The Kinney • 310.821.4455 • thekinneyvenicebeach.com The Inn at Venice Beach • 310.821.2557 • innatvenicebeach.com Marina del Rey Hotel • 310.301.1000 • marinadelreyhotel.com Jamaica Bay Inn • 310.823.5333 • jamaicabayinn.com

HOSPITALITY Hotel/Motel/Bed & Breakfast CAMBRiA LAX 199 Continental Blvd El Segundo, CA 90245 310.965.0555 cambrialax.com

Courtyard By Marriott Los Angeles Westside 6333 Bristol Pkwy. Culver City, CA 90230 310.484.7000 courtyardlawestside.com

Courtyard LAX/El Segundo 2000 E. Mariposa Ave. El Segundo, CA 90245 310.322.0700 marriott.com/laxca

DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Westside

6161 W. Centinela Ave. Culver City, CA 90230 310.649.1776 losangeleswestside.doubletree.com

Embassy Suites LAX North 9801 Airport Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045

310.215.1000 H Hotel Los Ad Angeles, Curio LAXAP 2018-17 LAX Coastal Magazine FINAL.indd 1 2/2/18 laxnorth.embassysuites.com Collection by Hilton / Homewood Suites LAX Four Points by Sheraton 6151 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles International Airport Los Angeles, CA 90045 9750 Airport Blvd. 310.215.3000 Los Angeles, CA 90045 hhotellosangeles.com 310.645.4600 fourpointslax.com Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton 888 Sepulveda Blvd. Four Points by Sheraton El Segundo, CA 90245 Los Angeles Westside 310.322.2900 5990 Green Valley Circle laxelsegundo.hamptonbyhilton.com Culver City, CA 90230 310.641.7740 Hilton Los Angeles Airport fourpointslosangeleswestside.com 5711 W. Century Blvd.

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435 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey, CA 90293 • innatplayadelrey.com

If you’re looking for a small, intimate hotel experience close to LAX and just a short walk from the beach, you have found it here.

Let us transform your trip into a peaceful respite. Proud supporter of the LAX Coastal Chamber and our local community.

Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.410.4000 losangelesairport.hilton.com

310.821.2557 innatvenicebeach.com

Hotel MdR - A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

4175 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.5333 jamaicabayinn.com

13480 Maxella Ave. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.822.8555 hotelmdr.com

Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport

6225 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 424.702.1234 losangelesairport.regency.hyatt.com

Inn at Playa del Rey

435 Culver Blvd. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.574.1920 innatplayadelrey.com

The Inn at Venice Beach 327 Washington Blvd. Venice, CA 90291

Jamaica Bay Inn

The Kinney

737 Washington Blvd. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.821.4455 thekinneyvenicebeach.com

Long Beach Downtown Courtyard by Marriott 500 E. 1st St. Long Beach, CA 90802 562.435.8511 marriott.com/lgbcy

Los Angeles Airport Marriott 5855 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.641.5700 laxmarriott.com/laxap

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Marina del Rey Hotel 13534 Bali Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.301.1000 marinadelreyhotel.com

Marina del Rey Marriott Hotel 4100 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.301.3000 marriott.com

Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel 9620 Airport Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.337.2800 marriott.com

Residence Inn by Marriott Los Angeles LAX 5933 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.568.7700 residenceinnlax.com

The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey

4375 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.1700 ritzcarlton.com

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel

6101 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.642.1111 sheratonlax.com

Super 8 Los Angeles LAX Airport Motel 9250 Airport Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.2900 super8lax.com

Westin Los Angeles Airport 5400 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.216.5858 westin.com/losangeles


HouSING & REAL ESTATE Villas at Playa vista

An artful blend of L.A. sophistication and coastal California living.

310.862.6740 | villasatplayavista.com The concept of walkable neighborhoods has been gaining traction over the years. While far from a new concept, walking culture has been losing ground ever since the rise of the automobile; but within this new era of health-conscious environmentalists, the idea of leaving your car in the garage has become more appealing. The public wants to live near where they work and shop, not only to avoid traffic and increase exercise, but also because supporting the local economy builds stronger communities—and Chamber members are delivering. Villas at Playa Vista offers the quintessential SoCal beach lifestyle. Located in the heart of Playa Vista and within walking distance of neighborhood boutiques, an outdoor entertainment and retail center, cinemas, restaurants, local parks and gardens, they have taken the concept of walkability to heart. Their three communities—Montecito, Malibu and Sausalito—also feature sustainable technology, focusing on water conservation, energy efficiency and recycling efforts. In their own words, “the Villas at Playa Vista sets a new standard. Perfectly combining elegance with convenience, this is a place where how you live integrates perfectly with where you live.” And all of it is within a five minute walk.

HOUSING & REAL ESTATE Airport Facility Developer

Aviation Facilities Company, Inc. 45025 Aviation Dr., Ste. 100 Dulles, VA 20166 703.288.8584 afcoinc.com

Apartment Development Sares-Regis Group 18825 Bardeen Ave. Irvine, CA 92612 949.809.2515 sares-regis.com

Apartments

Avaire South Bay

11622 Aviation Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90304 310.725.7030 liveavaire.com

Dolphin Marina Apartments G&K Management 13900 Panay Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.578.6666 thedolphinmarinaapts.com

Mariners Village

4600 Via Marina Marina del Rey, CA 90292 866.407.1783 marinersvillage.com

Runway Playa Vista 12760 Millennium Dr. Playa Vista, CA 90094 310.596.1427 runwayplayavista.com

Villas at Playa Vista Irvine Company 12411 Fielding Circle Playa Vista, CA 90094 310.862.6740 villasatplayavista.com

Apartments & Marina Esprit Marina del Rey

13900 Marquesas Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.305.3700 espritmdr.com

Marina Harbor Apartments & Anchorage 4500 Via Marina Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.578.5200 marinaharbor.com

Villa del Mar Apartments & Marina 13999 Marquesas Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.4644 farwestapartments.com

Apartments/Anchorages

Wayfarer Apartments + Marina 14000 Palawan Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.822.2001 livewayfarer.com

Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.568.2701 californiainvestorsescrow.com

Income Producing Real Estate Specialist

Coworking Space

Olivia Patterson Ryan Robert Pitts Estates

9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 210 Los Angeles, CA 90045 424.290.8745 laxcoworking.com

100 S. Market St. Inglewood, CA 90301 310.946.5454 groundsforpossibility.com

WeWork

Mortgage Broker

Developer/Leasing

8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste 102 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.5626 1stma.com

LAX Coworking

12655 W. Jefferson Blvd., 4th Fl. Los Angeles, CA 90066 424.271.2329 wework.com

The Ratkovich Company

Property Management

700 S. Flower St., Ste. 2600 Los Angeles, CA 90017 213.486.6500 ratkovich.net

CBRE

Escrow Services

Betty Betts Escrow Company 8641 Truxton Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.2398 bettybettsescrow.com

California Investors Escrow 7125 W. Manchester Ave.

1st Mortgage Advisors Inc.

2221 Rosencrans Ave., Ste. 100 El Segundo, CA 90245 310.363.4797 cbre.com

Playa Vista Parks and Landscape Corporation 6200 Playa Vista Dr. Playa Vista, CA 90094 310.437.6070 playavista.com

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Real Estate/Broker/Brokerage ANR Asset Management Brokerage 8740 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 100 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.410.9388 x1 anrlax.com

Rowena Ake Realtor 8409 Lincoln Blvd. Westchester, CA 90045 310.645.5000 rowenaake.com

Stephanie Younger Group | Compass 7296 W. Manchester Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.499.2020 stephanieyounger.com

Real Estate/Commercial Management The Bridge Group

1237 S. Victoria Ave., Ste. 506 Oxnard, CA 93035 805.263.6455 the-bridge-group.com

Del Rey Crossing 2041 Rosecrans Ave. El Segundo, CA 90245 310.640.1520 continentaldevelopment.com

Real Estate/Commercial/Leasing Bailes & Associates

12121 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 322 Los Angeles, CA 90025 310.445.4318 bailesre.com

Walker & Dunlop 23440 Hawthorne Blvd., Ste. 270 Torrance, CA 90505 310.414.6345 walkerdunlop.com

Real Estate/Developer

Brookfield Residential Playa Vista 12045 E. Waterfront Dr., Ste. 400 Playa Vista, CA 90094 310.448.4629 playavista.com

Real Estate/Development/Leasing AMLI Marina del Rey

4242 Via Marina Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.696.4503 amli.com

Rader Properties Group Lee and Associates 8901 S. La Cienega Blvd., Ste. 101 Inglewood, CA 90301 310.245.2200 leewestla.com

Real Estate/Investments

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Wesity, Inc. 822 Victor Ave., Ste. 2 Inglewood, CA 90302 310.384.8725 wesityinc.com

Real Estate/Loans

Wells Fargo Marina del Rey Carlos Pizarro 310.956.0180 pizarro.mortgage

Real Estate/Management Decron Properties

6222 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 400 Los Angeles, CA 90048 323.556.6600 decronproperties.com

Drollinger Properties 8929 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 130 Westchester, CA 90045 310.417.8048 drollingerproperties.com

E & S Ring Management Corporation 6601 Center Dr. W., Ste. 600 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.337.5400 esring.com

Marina Towers 4640 Admiralty Way, Ste. 222

Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.821.0777 brookfieldproperties.com

310.577.5300 x301 westsidebeachhomes.com

Teresa Peters Executive Realtors

Keller Williams Silicon Beach

Pacific Ocean Management, LLC

13274 Fiji Way, Ste. 100 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.305.8333 kwsiliconbeach.com

1601 Centinela Ave., Ste. 5 Inglewood, CA 90302 310.665.1145 teresapetersoffice.com

13737 Fiji Way, C10 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.822.6866

Team Crockett @ CCR Properties, Inc. 8816 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 105 Westchester, CA 90045 310.641.3383 ccrprop.com

Real Estate/Office Leasing

Avison Young - Gail L. Goldstein, CPM 10940 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 2100 Los Angeles, CA 90024 424.265.9199 avisonyoung.com

Real Estate/Residential Berman Kandel

124 Washington Blvd. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.424.5512 bermankandel.com

Jane St. John RE/MAX Estate Properties 124 Washington Blvd. Marina del Rey, CA 90292

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Keller Williams Silicon Beach Team REA 13274 Fiji Way, Ste. 100 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.622.4832 jeffrussellrealestate.com

Peter Smyth Realtor PO Box 11136 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.916.3648

RE/MAX Estate Properties Chad Cole 124 Washington Blvd. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.418.8040 firstlight-realestate.com

The Real Estate Consultants Philip Gilboy 7151 W. Manchester Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.642.7653 therealestateconsultants.com

Tom Corte & Dana Wright Realtors 225 Culver Blvd. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.578.7777 playadelreypros.com

Zacha Homes 6605 W. 80th St. Westchester, CA 90045 310.215.1981 zachahomes.com


LEGAL SERVICES GOLDING + LAMOTHE

Providing high quality, efficient and

310.348.7240 | goldinglamothe.com

value-added legal services to our clients

“Law is a people-oriented business,” says Rae Lamothe, LAX Coastal Chamber board member and one half of the Golding + Lamothe team. Coming from a hospitality background, Rae has always been attracted to professions that work with—and for—people. At Golding + Lamothe, the law firm she runs with her partner Jonathan Golding, Rae focuses on Healthcare and Employment law. “Employees are your biggest asset,” she says. “Your biggest asset, but also your biggest source of potential liability.”

using cutting edge productivity tools.

We asked Rae to share with us her best tip for helping companies avoid employment law litigation, and she said it’s all about finding the right advice. “Find an advisor that is familiar with the law and allows you to call them with dumb questions,” she told us. “It’s better to get a quick answer about how to do things properly than to spend extra time fixing your mistake.” But finding the right advisor isn’t always easy. In her line of work, Rae has heard from multiple clients where they trusted someone who gave them incorrect information. And trying to do it on your own isn’t always the best solution, either, since do-it-yourself software is not always current and isn’t tailored to your company’s specific needs. When it comes to protecting yourself it’s important to have the right team; from good staff and leadership within your company, to the best advisor to help steer you in the right direction, and finally, to the best legal team to help you out of a tough situation. With over 45 years of combined legal experience, Golding + Lamothe is a full-service law firm representing a wide range of business entities and individuals in the areas of real estate, corporate, construction, healthcare and employment law and litigation. They understand litigation is often not a good use of your resources and work with their clients to solve legal problems before litigation becomes necessary. But if it does, Golding + Lamothe is your advocate.

LEGAL SERVICES Attorney Services

Legal Resource Services 8117 W. Manchester Ave., Ste. 100 Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.395.7425

Attorneys

Schomer Law Group 222 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 130 El Segundo, CA 90245 310.337.7696 schomerlaw.com

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP 444 S. Flower St., Ste. 700 Los Angeles, CA 90071 213.358.7200 sgrlaw.com

Voss, Silverman & Braybrooke, LLP 4640 Admiralty Way, Ste. 800 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.306.0515 vsbllp.com

Attorneys/Business Law Bryan Cave, LLP

120 Broadway, Ste. 300

Santa Monica, CA 90401 310.576.2100 bryancave.com

Attorneys/Collections Jen Law Firm, APC

Attorneys/Business Litigation Golding + Lamothe

5757 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.348.7240 goldinglamothe.com

Attorneys/Estate Planning Law Office of Edgar Saenz

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin 9841 Airport Blvd., Ste. 1100 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.649.5772 pettitkohn.com

5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 1235 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.853.2298 jenlawfirm.com

8921 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 101 Westchester, CA 90045 310.417.9900 edgarsaenz.com

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Bryan Cave LLP is proud to support the

LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce and its mission to promote business and enhance the vitality of the local community.

P E R S O N A L IN J U R Y AT T O R NE Y S

“If you had an Accident, we will help you.”

AUTO | MOTORCYCLE | PROPERTY SLIP & FALL CONSTRUCTION | DOG BITE | BODILY INJURY nelsonandnatale.com 310.641.8300

5550 W. Manchester Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045

Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.821.7890

310.641.8300 nelsonandnatale.com

310.231.1040 lawsontax.com

Attorneys/Intellectual Property

Attorneys/Real Estate Litigation

Attorneys/Trusts & Estates

Aesthetic Legal, a Professional Law Corporation

Weaver Land Law

12777 W. Jefferson Blvd., Bldg. D, Ste. 300 Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.486.6958 aestheticlegal.com

12100 Wilshire Blvd., 8th Fl. Los Angeles, CA 90025 310.806.9212 weaverlandlaw.com

Attorneys/Personal Injury

Attorneys/Tax

Nelson & Natale

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Law Office of LaVonne Lawson 11355 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. 200 Los Angeles, CA 90064

Vergari & Napolitano

5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 1580 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.410.4014 laxlawyers.com

Law Firm

Gaynor Page LLP

800 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1050 Los Angeles, CA 90017 310.907.8400 gaynorpage.com


manufacturing California Manufacturing Technology Consulting

The Top 5 Manufacturing Trends of 2018, from CMTC.

310.263.3060 | cmtc.com The emergence and acceptance of digital technologies and convergence of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) are rapidly changing the face of the manufacturing industry. The combination of these factors is likely to give industry leaders a competitive edge in 2018. The success and endless applications of these evolving technologies substantiates their legitimacy as we look to the future of manufacturing. In their recent report, California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) selected five emerging trends that manufacturers of all sizes need to be aware of in the new year. E-Commerce: Business buying behavior continues to shift to e-commerce solutions as customers increasingly continue to research and complete their business purchases online. Smart Manufacturing: SM is anticipated to be the next Industrial Revolution, merging the physical and virtual worlds to create new areas of innovation and optimization for the manufacturing industry as a whole. Robotics: Due to their usability and precision, adoption of industrial robots has surged in recent years—in 2016, sales increased to 294,312 units, the highest ever recorded and continuing a four-year upward trend—and is expected to continue to grow. Network/Cybersecurity: A secure network not only protects an organization’s own intellectual property, but that of its customers as well. Additive Manufacturing: AM, a technology that has rapidly evolved and matured in recent years, is the high-precision fabrication of products that are built one layer at a time. It is commonly referred to as 3D printing. To read more and download the full "Top 5 Manufacturing Trends of 2018" CMTC report, please visit cmtc.com.

MANUFACTURING Manufacturing Services California Manufacturing Technology Consulting 690 Knox St., Ste. 200 Torrance, CA 90502 310.263.3060 cmtc.com

Dreamgirl International 5548 Lindbergh Ln. Bell, CA 90201 323.268.0220 dreamgirldirect.com

Hudson Clothing, LLC

Manufacturing/Apparel

1231 S. Gerhart St. Commerce, CA 90022 323.890.1800 hudsonjeans.com

4440 E. 26th St. Los Angeles, CA 90058 323.406.5300 7forallmankind.com

7373 Flores St. Downey, CA 90242 323.588.2226 jamesperse.com

7 For All Mankind

James Perse Enterprises, Inc.

Koral Industries, LLC 5524 Alcoa Blvd. Vernon, CA 90058 323.585.5343 korallosangeles.com

Manufacturing/Products Allied Feather & Down Corp.

Wildfox Couture, LLC 2107 Bellevue Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90026 213.484.8650 wildfox.com

6905 W. Acco St., Bldg. A Montebello, CA 90640 323.585.5677 alliedfeather.net

Chrome Hearts LLC

Manufacturing/Footwear Skechers USA, Inc.

310.318.3100 x4134 skechers.com

330 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

915 N. Mansfield Ave. Hollywood, CA 90038 310.945.3100 chromehearts.com

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Medical & Care Services always best care senior services, Beach Cities

Helping people maintain a safe, independent and dignified lifestyle.

310.546.3400 | abc-beachcities.com As a family member, it is often easy to see when your aging parent or loved one could benefit from some extra help. Assistance with performing daily activities will make life easier, and will help them continue to live safer, healthier and longer. Today there are many care options available, be it at home, at an independent/assisted living community or a board & care. However, your loved one doesn't always see how they could benefit from having a caregiver. They might not see anything wrong with how they are living now, or not recognize areas where they are struggling; plus, receiving any type of care may make them feel as if they are losing their independence—even if the end result is the exact opposite. Here are some tips on how to stay calm and see things from their perspective. Talk through the situation. Discuss their reasons for not wanting help, along with your reasons for recommending it. Explain how an in-home caregiver can be beneficial. There is a lot of flexibility that comes with caregiving. Talk about how having extra support can allow them to live more independently and comfortably while doing the things they enjoy. If staying at home is the option, you can start slowly. Begin with just a few hours a week of caregiving to allow them to adjust to the idea of having a professional at the house helping out. Realize that it is their choice. The right approach and communication tactics could make the process easier for a move to a community or receiving in-home care. Always Best Care Senior Services, Beach Cities provides seniors with the appropriate level of care for their needs and desires. In-home caregivers can help with a wide range of non-medical tasks and allow your loved one to age at home more confidently and safely. If moving to a community is the choice, we can help you find the most appropriate community for your elderly loved ones. Call to learn more about available senior services.

MEDICAL & CARE SERVICES Consultant

Pradeep Consulting Services, Inc. 6400 Crescent Park E, Ste. 416 Playa Vista, CA 90094 626.354.9074

Dental

SiliconBeach.Dental

6101 W. Centinela Ave., Ste. 375 Culver City, CA 90230 310.929.7200 siliconbeach.dental

Yeo Family Dental Group

4560 Admiralty Way, Ste. 350

Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.822.8481 yeodental.com

Hearing Health Services Concierge Hearing Group

13101 W. Washington Blvd., Ste. 126 Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.906.4447 conciergehearinggroup.com

Medical/Health Services Cedars-Sinai

8700 Beverly Blvd., TSB8711 Los Angeles, CA 90048 310.423.2083 cedars-sinai.edu

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Kaiser Permanente

400 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 800.780.1230 kaiserpermanente.org

Medical/Hospital

Marina del Rey Hospital 4650 Lincoln Blvd. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.8911 marinahospital.com

Paladin Healthcare and Avanti Hospitals

222 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 900

El Segundo, CA 90245 310.414.2700 avantihospitals.com

Providence Health & Services 20555 Earl St. Torrance, CA 90503 888.432.5464 california.providence.org

Medical/Urgent Care

Playa Vista Medical Center 6020 Seabluff Dr., Unit 1 Playa Vista, CA 90094 310.862.0400 pvmedcenter.com


Expanding your healthcare network When it comes to your health, making the right decision is important. From diet and exercise to choosing a medical provider, it's all about having proper information and good options. For LAX Coastal residents, all of the options are good—and that's because we are home to some of the biggest names in healthcare. In 2017, Cedars-Sinai not only opened a new medical center in Playa Vista, they also acquired Marina del Rey Hospital to expand their services and level of care. At Kaiser Permanente, they believe that "together, we thrive"—a mission they fulfill each day at their multiple locations. And lastly, Providence St. John's Health Center also grew in 2017, opening physician offices in Playa Vista to add to their already award-winning medical centers. If you're looking to expand your healthcare network, look no further than these local resources.

Optometrist

Pharmacy

6225 W. 87th St., Ste. 101 Westchester, CA 90045 310.674.5123 marcsimmonsod.com

8131 W. Manchester Ave. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.823.4500 playapharmacy.com

Marc S. Simmons, O.D.

Orthodontics

Playa Vista Orthodontics

8540 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 700 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.216.0101 playavistaorthodontics.com

Pharmaceutical Sales Carlyn Davis

Los Angeles, CA 90045 213.422.9918

Playa Pharmacy

Westchester Pharmacy

8930 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 103 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.3463 westchesterpharmacy.com

Physicians/Podiatry Airport Podiatry Group

9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 100

Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.3338 airportpodiatrygroup.com

Senior Services

Psychiatric Rehabilitation

2409 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 302 Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 310.546.3400 abc-beachcities.com

The Life Adjustment Team 11936 Jefferson Blvd., Ste. B Culver City, CA 90230 310.572.7000 lifeadjustmentteam.com

Always Best Care Senior Services, Beach Cities, LA

Senior Living

Sunrise Senior Living 5555 Playa Vista Dr. Playa Vista, CA 90094 310.437.7178 sunriseseniorliving.com

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Nonprofit AIRPORT MARINA COUNSELING SERVICE AMCS unveils new LGBT Affirmative Therapy Center to serve clients and educate therapists.

310.670.1410 | airportmarina.org Airport Marina Counseling Service is excited to announce the launch of its new center, which will specialize in psychotherapy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender folks and welcome all cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations and gender identities. The new center will make AMCS one of the few clinics in Los Angeles and the only one in the area specializing in services specifically geared toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA) population. “Our therapists are really well-informed and well-trained to give specific treatment to this community,” said Dr. Rachel Marks, a licensed clinical psychologist with over a decade of clinical and administrative experience, who will lead the center. “This is an under-served population, and there will always be the need for clinicians to understand the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQIA community. This is really important work.”

We are a nonprofit group of LAX

Study after study show LGBT Americans suffer from mental health disorders at rates far exceeding those of heterosexual people—depression strikes gay men at six times the rate of straight men; nearly half of transgender people encounter symptoms of anxiety and depression; lesbians and bisexual women also deal with higher rates of mental health struggles than their straight sisters, with bisexual women faring even worse than lesbians. LGB youth are four times more likely, and questioning youth three times more likely, to attempt suicide as their straight peers; 41 percent of transgender people have attempted to end their lives. Among the issues Dr. Marks anticipates people will seek treatment for include depression, anxiety, relationships, HIV and coming-out support.

area business people supporting underpriveleged youth in the LAX surrounding areas. Please join us for lunch on Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30pm at the LAX Renaissance Hotel.

Open seven days a week, AMCS is a nonprofit, community based mental health clinic that serves the LAX, South Bay and Westside areas of Los Angeles. They are proud to provide an array of successful programs and therapeutic services to meet the needs of all who need them, many of whom would otherwise have little access to counseling. For those seeking support, AMCS is there for you.

Joe Houston President LAX Kiwanis Club

310.924.0835 NONPROFIT Association/Club/Organizations Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade 13967 Marquesas Way, Ste. 50 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.670.7130 mdrboatparade.org

Marina del Rey Lessees Association PO Box 4805 Van Nuys, CA 91412 818.891.0495

Churches/Synagogues Fulfillment Church

8929 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 400

Los Angeles, CA 90045 213.995.5082 fulfillmentchurch.org

College Counseling

Community Outreach and Opportunity Programs 8929 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 400 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.649.1016 co-opla.org

Community Benefit

Westchester Vitalization Corp. 8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 102 Los Angeles, CA 90045

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310.670.5626 westchestervitalization.org

Education/Training

Community Garden

9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 204 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.338.1597 empowertech.org

Emerson Avenue Community Garden Club 6550 W. 80th St. Westchester, CA 90045 310.337.0827 eacgc.org

Community Pet Center

Wallis Annenberg PetSpace 12005 Bluff Creek Dr. Playa Vista, CA 90094 424.384.1801 annenbergpetspace.org

EmpowerTech

LAX Coastal Education Foundation 9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 210 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.5151 laxcoastaledfoundation.com

My Life Foundation 8616 La Tijera Blvd., Ste. 407 Los Angeles, CA 90045


SEE FOR YOURSELF ON WEDNESDAYS AT 7:15AM

WHISKEY RED’S 13813 FIJI WAY, MDR, CA 90292 323.459.1932

PLAYAVENICE.ORG 310.410.3000 mylifefoundation.org

310.306.5994 ballonafriends.org

Education/Workforce Development

History Preservation

Salvation Army, Inglewood Citadel Corps 324 E. Queen St. Inglewood, CA 90301 310.677.3375 salvationarmylaxgateway.org

Environmental Protection Friends of Ballona Wetlands 211 Culver Blvd., Ste. N Playa del Rey, CA 90293

Flight Path Museum & Learning Center 6661 W. Imperial Hwy. Los Angeles, CA 90045 424.646.7284 flightpathmuseum.com

Westchester/Playa Historical Society 6201 W. 87th St. Los Angeles, CA 90045 facebook.com/westchesterplayahistory

Mental Health Services

Airport Marina Counseling Service 7891 La Tijera Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.1410 airportmarina.org

Non-Profit/Workforce Development

Goodwill Southern California 7600 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 323.223.1211 goodwillsocal.org

PVJOBS

Military Services

Bob Hope USO at LAX 203 World Way, Ste. 200 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.3716 bobhopeuso.org

4112 S. Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90037 323.432.3955 pvjobs.org

South Bay Workforce Investment Board

11539 Hawthorne Blvd., 5th Fl.

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Michelle's Table michellestable.org The Michelle's Table scholarship program was started in honor of Michelle Vo who tragically lost her life on October 1, 2017 in the Route 91 Massacre in Las Vegas. In order to share Michelle's infectious ambition, excitability and passion for life, Michelle's Table will be granting college scholarships to females who demonstrate leadership in their communities. Together, we can make a difference.

Do Well by Doing Good: Partner with ECF Meet your business goals, save money, and create employment opportunities for adults with special needs.

Exceptional Packaging Solutions

Competitively priced packaging, assembly and fulfillment services.

Exceptional Employment Solutions

Trained and screened candidates with unique abilities for hire. No-cost job coaching and tax credits available.

Commercial Art Sales

Original artwork for every aesthetic, to purchase or license. Visit ECFonAmazon.com for a selection of available art.

The Los Angeles Rams partners with ECF to fulfill fan pack orders.

ECF.net/Business-Services 310.242.4423 Serving L.A. since 1946—and now the City of Inglewood

Hawthorne, CA 90250 310.970.7700 sbwib.org

Peace Officer Support Badge of Heart

PO Box 5945 Garden Grove, CA 92846 714.901.1615 badgeofheart.org

Pet Care/Services

Michelson Found Animals Foundation

Recruitment Services

Managed Career Solutions 3333 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 405 Los Angeles, CA 90010 310.405.5931 opentech.la/employer-partners

Research and Development The Kavli Foundation 5715 Mesmer Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90230 424.353.8800 kavlifoundation.org

Westside Pacific Villages

8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 326 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.695.7030 thewpv.org

Service Club LAX Kiwanis

Los Angeles, CA 90266 310.924.0835 laxkiwanis.org

Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club

michellestable.org

PO Box 10883 Marina del Rey, CA 90295 323.459.1932 playavenice.org

Public Policy/Think Tank

Senior Services

Venice-Marina-LAX Lions Club

5737 Mesmer Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90230 310.391.2245 reason.org

9606 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 200 Beverly Hills, CA 90210 323.309.8821 alz.org/socal

PO Box 66370 Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.574.5780 foundanimals.org

Reason Foundation

Scholarship Program Michelle's Table

Alzheimer's Association

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Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.7449 venmarlaxlions.org

Westchester Elks Lodge #2050 8025 W. Manchester Ave.

Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.821.3005 westchesterelks2050.org

Special Needs Services Exceptional Children's Foundation 5350 Machado Rd. Culver City, CA 90230 310.773.9435 ecf.net

Youth Services

Boys & Girls Club of Venice 2232 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 310.390.4477 bgcv.org


9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 204 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.338.1597 - empowertech.org

Climb aboard our vintage DC 3

Flight Path Museum and Learning Center For those who love aviation and adventure

F E AT U R I N G

• Extensive collection of vintage flight attendant and pilot uniforms • Exclusive view of the live runway at LAX • Listen to the control tower LIVE as you plane spot • Peruse our Aviation Library • Guest Speaker Programs • Student Scholarships • Flight Simulator Classes Open Tuesday - Saturday 10AM - 3PM, FREE Admission & Parking 6661 W. Imperial Hwy, Los Angeles, 90045 (LAX Imperial Terminal)

Now Accepting Applications for Volunteer Positions

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professional services Every day, we help job seekers find work and help businesses find qualified employees.

EXPRESS EMPLOYMENT 310.414.3100 | expresspros.com/laxca Owning a business that enables her to positively impact lives has been Anarissa Cachila's lifelong dream. This dream was realized when she opened Express Employment Professionals in September 2014, a staffing and recruiting firm whose vision is to help employees find good jobs and to help employers find good people. Anarissa and her team work with job seekers to help them find the right job for their skills and experience. They also go above and beyond; working with their clients to develop a career path, not just find a job. For employers, Express Employment Professionals provides employment services and workforce solutions, working to improve their workforce beyond just solving their staffing challenges. “I am extremely fortunate to have opportunities to meet, help and serve people,” says Anarissa. “We get a sense of fulfillment not just through the very nature of our job, but also through the ability to give back with numerous volunteer and financial efforts. That is the Express culture!”

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Branding & Marketing

310.970.8041 kesmail.com

Advertising/Marketing

8601 Lincoln Blvd., Ste. 180 Los Angeles, CA 90045 424.750.6522 theupsstorelocal.com/6778

J. Rosen Group

Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.403.6296 jrosengroup.com

Banners/Signs Signarama

440 S. Hindry Ave., Unit C Inglewood, CA 90301 310.322.7446 laxsigns.com

Business Development/ Marketing HOW Creative

310.455.0389 howcreative.com

Graphic Design Services Glenn's Designs

PO Box 5039 Santa Monica, CA 90409 424.291.2772 glennsdesigns.com

Just Kirby

818.471.8134 justkirby.me

Mailing Services KES Mail, Inc.

2930 Vail Ave. Commerce, CA 90040

UPS Store #6778

Printing Services CyberCopy Inc.

3517 Schaefer St. Culver City, CA 90232 310.736.1001 cybercopyusa.com

Parviz Printing

118 E. 8th St. Los Angeles, CA 90014 213.622.8575 parvizprinting.com

Toragrafix

347 W. Arbor Vitae St. Inglewood, CA 90301 310.641.2600 printingspot.com

Promotional Products C&S Sales

Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.6443 trophymasterstore.com

Business Consultants Career Coaching/Training/ Speaking Alyson Garrido - Career Coach 310.913.8850 alysongarrido.com

Casting Services

SIDE LA Pole To Win America

1042 Princeton Dr., Ste. B Marina del Rey, CA 90292 424.289.0347 side.com

Consulting

Global Community Enrichment Northridge, CA 91324 310.384.6244 globalcommunityenrichment.com

Grant Thornton LLP

515 S. Flower St, 7th Fl. Los Angeles, CA 90071 213.627.1717 grantthornton.com

619.540.6480 woodhillsolutions.com

Employment Agency Express Employment Professionals 130 E. Grand Ave., Ste. F El Segundo, CA 90245 310.414.3100 expresspros.com

International Research Analyst Katrina Schenfield Research

5870 Green Valley Circle, Ste. 232 Culver City, CA 90230 626.629.6720 katrinaschenfield.com

Life Coach

State-Of-Mind Resilience Coaching Los Angeles, CA 310.473.8017 joeldrazner.com

Management Consulting Zann Inc.

7752 E. 4th Ave., Ste. 1C Denver, CO 80230 720.324.8580 zanninc.com

12947 Chadron Ave. Hawthorne, CA 90250 310.538.1219 cssales.com

John Ruhlen

Trophies/Plaques

Employee Engagement Services

Professional Development

8331 Lincoln Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90045

4204 Lafayette Pl.

Trophymasters

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Westchester, CA 90045 310.645.9820

Woodhill Solutions

Notary

Donna Erckman Realtor 310.592.6859 donnasellslahomes.com

adaptED Consultants


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Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.877.8805

Public Affairs Advocacy

Public Speaking

Photography Angela Clouse

9619 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034 310.802.4261 burnsbouchard.com

Fear Free Public Speaking

8726 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. D #605 Los Angeles, CA 90045 323.356.3230

Research and Development Jared Dulmage 310.903.3180

Event Planning Event Planning

Sunny Side Up Events

8055 W. Manchester Ave., Ste. 405 Playa del Rey, CA 90293 877.319.9550 sunnysideupevents.com

Total Experience Events 12777 W. Jefferson Blvd., Bldg. D, Ste. 3043

Los Angeles, CA 90066 800.575.3309 totalexperienceevents.com

DJ Service

Celebrations Mobile DJ Service 1494 W. Santa Cruz St. San Pedro, CA 90732 310.221.0999 1800dj4hire.com

Montjoy Enterprises PO Box 451671

1510 11th St., Ste. 202 Santa Monica, CA 90401 310.853.3098 angelaclouse.com

Ballerini Cooley Studios Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.301.1576 bcs76.com

Glenn Marzano Photography PO Box 12407 Marina del Rey, CA 90295 310.871.2001 glennmarzano.com

Burns & Bouchard, Inc.

Safety & Security Interactive Remote Guarding

Elite Interactive Solutions

JKH Consulting

Los Angeles, CA 90045 646.262.8044

Kindel Gagan

550 S. Hope St., Ste. 530 Los Angeles, CA 90071 213.624.1550 kindelgagan.com

Lee Andrews Group

Production Rentals

818 W. 7th St., Ste. 880 Los Angeles, CA 90017 213.891.2965 leeandrewsgroup.com

5601 W. Slauson Ave., Ste. 101 Culver City, CA 90230 310.321.7877 westsideproductionrentals.com

2121 Rosecrans Ave., Ste. 2380 El Segundo, CA 90245 310.414.9040 vectisstrategies.com

Westside Production Rentals

Public Affairs & Advocacy Consultant/Land Use & Planning Trifiletti Consulting, Inc. 1541 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 560 Los Angeles, CA 90017 213.315.2121 trifiletticonsulting.com

Vectis Strategies

Public Relations

Maleman Ink Public Relations 8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 518 Westchester, CA 90045 310.645.2295

MBI

957 S. Village Oaks Dr. Covina, CA 91724

626.967.1510 mbimedia.com

1200 W. 7th St., Ste. L1-180 Los Angeles, CA 90017 818.470.9541 eliteisi.com

Security Services Allied Universal

3000 S. Robertson Blvd., Ste. 150 Los Angeles, CA 90034 310.287.3103 aus.com

Tactical Enforcement Security Services, Inc. 7120 Hayvenhurst Ave., Ste. 106 Van Nuys, CA 91406 855.857.8377 tessguard.com

Security Services/Private Investigation

SECO Investigative & Security Services PO Box 5099 Playa del Rey, CA 90296 310.963.9494 secoteam.com

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Technology & Infrastructure

Creative Production Space

Blockchain/Software Development

12422 W. Bluff Creek Dr. Playa Vista, CA 90094 424.354.5858 youtube.com/yt/space/losangeles

Diamond

800 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Fl. Los Angeles, CA 90017 310.893.7558 dws.la

Computer Repair/Services High-Tech Systems 8726 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. A Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.8117 high-techsystems.com

Computer Services/IT Support TWE Solutions, Inc.

13900 Marquesas Way, Ste. 6006 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 888.535.9570 twe-solutions.com

YouTube Space LA

Document Management Systems 360 DTii

1333 S. State College Pkwy. Anaheim, CA 92806 310.617.2519 360dynamictechnology.com

Internet Marketing Nexstar Digital, LLC 701 Brazos Austin, TX 78701 512.380.4400 dedicatedmedia.com

Procurement Software Avisare

4676 Admiralty Way

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Los Angeles, CA 90092 310.626.1146 avisare.com

Strategic Communications Murakawa Communications 2110 Artesia Blvd., Ste. B 354 Redondo Beach, CA 90278 310.376.2236 murakawacommunications.com

Technology Company Google

340 Main St. Venice, CA 90291 310.310.6090 google.com

Visual Presentations Lux Virtual

10866 Washington Blvd., Ste. 157 Culver City, CA 90232 805.895.3715 luxvirtual.com

Web Design/Publishing Don Miller Design

PO Box 90554 Los Angeles, CA 90009 877.394.3468 donmillerdesign.com

Individual Member Denny Schneider

Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.641.4199

Renate Hild

Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.216.5817


SHOPPING & ENTERTAINMENT Loyola marymount university athletics 310.338.7643 | lmulions.com

From the very beginning, LMU has established a history of champions.

Our hometown of Los Angeles has a historic reputation with the Olympics. As the only host city to finish an Olympic Games with a surplus, our 1984 model is often used as an example for success—one that we hope to continue with the LA 2028 Summer Olympics. Hosting a profitable Olympic Games is not our only tie to Olympic history. Loyola Marymount University, an LAX Coastal institution for more than 100 years, has represented Los Angeles and the United States of America in multiple Games to earn recognition for our region. In the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, three student athletes participated: Rachel Riddell and Christine Robinson for women's waterpolo and Reid Priddy, a three-time All-American for men's volleyball, appeared in his first Olympics outing. In 2008 the Olympics headed to Beijing, where Priddy once again represented men's volleyball, with Jeff Stevens for men's baseball and Warren Anderson as an alternate for rowing. Finally, the 2012 30th Olympiad in London featured Priddy as team captain for men's volleyball, leaving us in anticipation as to where LMU—and USA—will place in future games.

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MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2017 SHOPPING & ENTERTAINMENT Automobile Sales

Lexus Santa Monica LA Car Guy Family of Dealers 1501 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404 310.309.1300 lexussantamonica.com

Royal Carriage Auto Sales and Leasing

110 N. Maclay Ave., Ste. 104 San Fernando, CA 91340 310.916.3479 royalcarriageauto.com

Boat Charter

Fantasea Yachts

13428 Maxella Ave., Ste. 984 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.827.2220 fantaseayachts.com

Hornblower Cruises & Events Fisherman's Village 13755 Fiji Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.301.6000 hornblower.com

Paradise Bound Yacht Charters At The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey

4375 Admiralty Way, Dock E600

OLD RANCH COUNTRY CLUB SEAL BEACH, CALIFORNIA For information on player packages, sponsorship opportunities contact the Lions Athletic Fund at lionsathleticfund@lmu.edu or call 310.338.2926.

LMULIONS Marina del Rey, CA 90295 310.305.8884 paradiseboundyachtcharters.com

Bowling Alley

Bowlero Los Angeles

8731 Lincoln Blvd. Westchester, CA 90045 310.670.0688 bowlero.com

Casino

Hollywood Park Casino 3883 W. Century Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90303 310.330.2800 playhpc.com

Community Theater Kentwood Players

8301 Hindry Ave. Westchester, CA 90045 310.645.5156 kentwoodplayers.org

Entertainment/Music Mustol Music

Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.397.3590 mustolmusic.com

Farmer's Market

Playa Vista Farmer's Market 12775 W. Millennium Dr. Playa Vista, CA 90094 farmermark.com/playavista

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APPAREL & JEWELRY DSW Shoes Men’s Wearhouse O’ My Sole Swiss Jewelers BEAUTY & HEALTH Equinox European Wax Center Eyes of the Marina Fantastic Sam’s Foot Massage Studio Happy Nails Salon John Peri Hair Design Nails By Olivia Phenix Salon Suites Pure Barre Supercuts ULTA

ENTERTAINMENT & ELECTRONICS SERVICES AMC Classic Marina Marketplace 6 AMC Dine-In Marina 6 T-Mobile FINANCIAL Bank of America ATM Citibank Chase Wells Fargo ATM Wells Fargo Bank GROCERY & DRUGS CVS Pharmacy Gelson’s Market Pavilions Grocery

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Grocery Store Whole Foods Market Playa Vista 12746 Jefferson Blvd. Playa Vista, CA 90094 310.862.9900 wholefoodsmarket.com

Knitting/Needlepoint Supplies Needlepoints West

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Movie Theater

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Natural Food Market

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Chrome Hearts Eyewear LLC 915 N. Mansfield Ave. Hollywood, CA 90038 310.945.3100 chromehearts.com

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4935 McConnell Ave., Ste. 21 Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.306.2822 beveragewarehouse.com

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Yacht Club

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transportation & aviation services BOB HOPE USO at lax For a young service member traveling to a new duty

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location far away from all they know, our center and

Southern California's Bob Hope USO, an independent nonprofit that serves over 200,000 military members and their families each year, celebrated the groundbreaking of their new location at the iconic Theme Building at LAX in December 2017. The new center, expected to open in Spring 2018, will replace the current facility and nearly double the size of the Bob Hope USO at LAX.

amazing volunteers provide a home away from home.

The current facility will be removed to make way for a new LAX Automated People Mover, part of LAWA's capital improvements project. The new USO will accommodate an estimated 2.7 million people over the next 20 years. “We host 8,500 service members a month at our LAX center,” said Bob Kurkjian, Executive Director. “This move will modernize the facility and give us ample room to serve the next generation of troops and military families."

TRANSPORTATION & AVIATION SERVICES Aerospace

The Boeing Company 900 N. Sepulveda Blvd. MC-W-S30-A308 El Segundo, CA 90245 310.364.7255 boeing.com

Aircraft Maintenance/Service Mercury Air Group, Inc.

2780 Skypark Dr., Ste. 300 Torrance, CA 90505 310.827.2737 mercuryairgroup.com

Airline American Airlines

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Delta Air Lines

11101 Aviation Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 delta.com

Southwest Airlines Co. 100 World Way, Rm. 328 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.665.5507 southwest.com

United Airlines, Inc.

Terminal Seven Los Angeles, CA 90045 650.634.5980 united.com

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Aviation Safeguards

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310.981.4530 commandsecurity.com

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Concourse Concessions, Inc. 880 Parkview Dr. N. El Segundo, CA 90245 310.322.2775 concourseconcessions.com

Concourse Ventures, Inc. 2373 N. Hobart Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027 323.661.3867

DFS NorthAmerica 1580 Francisco St. Torrance, CA 90501 310.783.6600 dfsgalleria.com

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SmarteCarte, Inc.

4455 White Bear Pkwy. St. Paul, MN 55110 651.429.3614 smartecarte.com

Automobile/Tire Repair Just Tires

9210 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.215.3372 justtires.com

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VIP Tours of California, Inc.

Corporate Coach Charter & Tours, Inc. 150 W. Ivy Ave. Inglewood, CA 90302 310.216.1171 ccctours.com

Transportation/Services

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Airport Arco

9200 Aviation Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.649.8877

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Charter Bus/Tours

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Loyola Automotive

Pacific Pet Transport

Air Line Pilots Association

Automobile Service/Repair

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Pet Transportation

Aviation Services

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Westchester Association

Smart Set Travels

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Van Rentals

State Van Rental

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wellness & beauty Promoting empowerment among women professionals in the LAX Coastal region.

THE LIFESTYLE GROUP AN LAX COASTAL CHAMBER COMMITTEE The award-winning Lifestyle Group has been celebrating women in business for the past three years. Noticing a rise in women-owned business and a lack of resources for female professionals, the LAX Coastal Chamber originally started Lifestyle to promote relationships, economic empowerment and business exposure to business owners and entrepreneurs in our neighborhood. The engagement was instantaneous, making Lifestyle one of the Chamber's most popular committees and earning it the Outstanding Committee Award at our 2016-2017 Installation Awards Gala, A Summer SoirĂŠe at the Beach.

STAY HAPPY & HEALTHY

AT THE OFFICE Living a healthy lifestyle is key to

The Lifestyle Group believes in the importance of creating an alliance of wellbeing for women professionals, and uses this group to build a supportive circle of influence. CoChairs Bobbie Casalino-Lewis and Lu Casillas curate topics to inspire and support attendees in areas of health, wealth, courage and desires. They dive into conversations that are stimulating, provocative, encouraging, educational and fun. And, as an all-inclusive group, they also strongly encourage men to attend so that all can build relationships that extend beyond the Chamber's board room.

maintaining optimal mental and physical well-being, but exercise often loses priority when compared to a busy schedule. Luckily, getting fit doesn't have to mean spending hours at the gym—instead, you can do it right from your office. Just follow this simple exercise routine from Jeff Blair of SoCalSport & Fitness.

The group's 2018 theme surrounds the idea of "Living a 5-Star Lifestyle." With dynamic guest speakers and community leaders, they plan to discuss everything from being the best you, inside and out, to building better business techniques.

SQUATS

12 reps / 3 sets Squats are great exercise for your lower-body and require no equipment and minimal space.

For those interested in getting involved, contact the Chamber office to learn more and for a schedule of upcoming meetings. Lifestyle meets every other month at the Chamber office and is looking forward to meet you.

PUSH UPS 12 reps / 3 sets

Push ups work your upper body without the use of bulky gear. Need practice? Try a pushup leaning against a wall.

WELLNESS & BEAUTY Acupuncture

Westchester Wellness Center

walking

20 to 30 minutes Taking a quick walk at lunchtime not only burns calories, but is a great de-stressor with fresh air and Vitamin D.

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8727 La Tijera Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.940.9424 westchesterwellnesscenter.com

Beautician

Drybar Marina del Rey 4712 1/2 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.844.0680 thedrybar.com

Fitness Training

Hair Salon

Anytime Fitness

Hair Analysis

630 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Unit 10 El Segundo, CA 90245 424.277.9000 anytimefitness.com

1117 W. Manchester Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90301 310.417.4135 hairanalysishairsalon.com

Gymnastics/Children Broadway Gymnastics School 5433 Beethoven Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90066

Head to Toe Salon 6310 W. 89th St., Ste. A Westchester, CA 90045 310.338.8689

310.302.0035

HeadQuarters Salon

broadwaygym.com

6214 W. 87th St.


Westchester wellness center westchesterwellnesscenter.com

The first recorded mention of acupuncture dates back to 100 BCE, from The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine. From the beginning, the guiding theory behind acupuncture's effectiveness was the same—the health benefits of regulating the flow of Qi (pronounced "chee") energy— however, time has evolved acupuncture's techniques. Today, acupuncture is known as a form of alternative medicine where needles are inserted into the body at specific points to stimulate healing. In a 2002 study by the World Health Organization, acupuncture was shown to effectively treat conditions such as pain, arthritis, depression and even allergies, but it's important to be treated by a licensed professional. The staff at Westchester Wellness Center are highly trained, allowing them to treat a range of medical conditions through holistic medicine. From acupuncture to cupping to Tui Na massage, their services are guaranteed to put you on the path to enhanced relaxation and better health.

Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.3397 hq-salon.com

Massage Therapy

Soccer/Children

Tennis Facility/Lessons

Intuitive Body Care

Euro Soccer USA, LLC

Elite Racquet Sports LLC

Health/Fitness Club

6625 Green Valley Circle, Ste. 300

5556 S. Centinela Ave., Ste. 5

4375 Admiralty Way

Culver City, CA 90230

Los Angeles, CA 90066

Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Westchester Family YMCA 8015 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Westchester, CA 90045 310.670.4316 ymcala.org/wc

310.227.7718 intuitivebodycare.com

Physical Fitness/Personal Trainer SoCalSport and Fitness

424.228.5305 eurosoccerusa.com

Soccer Shots

310.770.1918 ojakiantennis.com

Youth Sports/Softball & Tee Ball Westchester del Rey Little League

Image Consultant

8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 111

323 Pershing Dr.

In Style by Bobbie

Los Angeles, CA 90045

Playa del Rey, CA 90293

Los Angeles, CA 90009

310.701.9418 instylebybobbie.com

310.497.0863

310.857.6560

310.625.9901

socalsport.com

soccershots.org

wdrll.org

PO Box 881718

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taking a stance on local policy A Q&A with Public Policy Committee Co-Chairs, Kristen Lonner and David Voss, Jr.

S

ince 1953, the LAX Coastal Chamber has striven to be the strongest voice for business within the LAX Coastal region.

We are here to not only advocate for a stronger, more efficient business climate, but to also connect our members and residents to local government. We understand that in order for a society to thrive it needs to be politically engaged, and in order to engage, you need to be informed. That's where our Public Policy Committee (PPC) comes in. The PPC is the advocacy arm of the LAX Coastal Chamber, and a platform for Chamber members

Kristen Lonner

David Voss, Jr.

nuances of legislation and how it will affect our

Why is it important for businesses to get involved in policy issues?

Why is it important for businesses to get involved in policy issues?

business climate.

Public policy decisions have a direct impact

Without local companies voicing their opinion

on a business’ bottom line. They impact how

on critical business issues, politicians often

you hire, how you pay, your liability—every

make decisions that fail to take into account

single action you take. I am an entrepreneur

the adverse impacts of what may seem to

myself, and I know taking time away from

be good policy. By getting involved with the

your business’ core competency seems like a

Chamber's Public Policy Committee, you can

bad decision, but if you don’t, you’ll realize

make sure that you—and your business—are

too late how great legislative impacts can be.

heard.

How does the Chamber's Public Policy Committee benefit local business?

What are the top policy issues facing our region?

In today’s world, news is flying at you in a

City of Los Angeles. Traffic, trash hauling

million different ways. Your Chamber staff is

monopolies and business tax reform.

taking the time to track impactful legislation

Los Angeles County. Traffic, the redevel-

and to dive into the details. It’s like having

opment and revitalization of Marina del Rey

another staff member who is as concerned

and inclusion of Labor Peace Agreements in

about your bottom line as you are. Why

County contracts.

would you turn down that opportunity?

State of California. Traffic and revising

to discuss pressing policy topics and controversial issues. The committee meets the first Thursday of the month at the Chamber office, starting at a brisk 8 a.m., for engaged discussion relating to the

Through these discussions, PPC attendees deliberate on the recommended position for the Chamber, which is then sent to the Executive Board and Board of Directors, where it is put to a vote. All positions that pass with a majority vote become policies of the Chamber, leading Chamber staff and leadership to write official position statements to our elected officials and even appear at community hearings to make public comments. As members of the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce, residents, professionals and business owners are encouraged to become involved in our PPC. This committee is co-chaired by two volunteer leaders, Kristen Lonner and David Voss, Jr., who are tasked with creating a relevant agenda by keeping a pulse on what issues are relevant— however, members are encouraged to bring issues

Burns & Bouchard Public Policy Co-Chair since 2013

to our attention for inclusion. As your core of

What advice would you give someone looking to get more politically active?

business, we are here to advocate for you and with

Start locally. The LAX Coastal region is known

you, because together we can make a difference.

for its community organization and political

To help give you more information about the LAX Coastal Chamber's Public Policy Committee, here is a Q&A (right) with our co-chairs. For additional details, contact the Chamber.

Voss, Silverman & Braybrooke, LLP Public Policy Co-Chair since 2010

recent laws regarding decriminalizing former felonies, resulting in a documented surge of property crime.

activism, especially within the Chamber. But

When has the Chamber had an effect on local policy?

we don't stop there—we support businesses

The Chamber was instrumental in reversing

big and small, local and national. The diversi-

the recent experiment with a Road Diet in

ty of our membership is a large part of what

Playa del Rey. Our government advocacy and

gives us a seat at the table, so missing out on

contacts put us in a position to convince de-

the conversation would be a big mistake!

cision makers that the policy was misguided and should be reversed.

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The Bridge Group.........................................................................48 Broadway Gymnastics School....................................................68 Brookfield Residential Playa Vista.............................................48 Brown, The Honorable Jerry.......................................................26 Bryan Cave, LLP.....................................................................51, 52 Buffalo Wild Wings.......................................................................30 Burke, The Honorable Autumn...................................................26 Burns & Bouchard, Inc.................................................................61 C&S Sales......................................................................................60 C.H. 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Drollinger Properties...............................................................5, 50 Drybar Marina del Rey.................................................................68 DSV Air & Sea Inc.........................................................................42 Dulmage, Jared.............................................................................61 E & S Ring Management Corporation................................48, 50 Edward Jones Investments.......................................................40 El Camino College SBDC............................................................35 Elite Interactive Solutions............................................................61 Elite Racquet Sports LLC.............................................................69 Embassy Suites LAX North........................................................45 Emerson Avenue Community Garden Club............................56 EmpowerTech........................................................................56, 59 Esprit Marina del Rey...................................................................47 Euro Soccer USA, LLC..................................................................69 Exceptional Children's Foundation............................................58 Express Employment Professionals...................................60, 61 Express Line Corporation...........................................................42 Fantasea Yachts...........................................................................63 Farmers Insurance - 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HNTB Corporation........................................................................29 HOK Group, Inc..............................................................................43 Hollywood Park Casino...............................................................63 HomeTown News....................................................................14, 27 Hornblower Cruises & Events..............................................62, 63 Hotel MdR - A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel................................46 HOW Creative................................................................................60 Hudson Clothing, LLC..................................................................53 Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport...................46 I Love L.A.......................................................................................67 IMAX...............................................................................................65 In Style by Bobbie.........................................................................69 Industrial Lock & Security, Inc....................................................43 Inn at Playa del Rey......................................................................46 The Inn at Venice Beach..............................................................46 Intuitive Body Care.......................................................................69 J. Rosen Group.............................................................................60 Jaffe Insurance Agency..............................................................40 Jamaica Bay Inn...........................................................................46 James G. Wiley Co.......................................................................42 James Perse Enterprises, Inc.....................................................53 Jane St. John, RE/MAX Estate Properties.......................IBC, 50 JAS Forwarding USA Inc.............................................................42 Jen Law Firm, APC......................................................................51 Jenkins/Gales & Martinez, Inc...................................................29 Jersey Mike's Subs.......................................................................31 Jet Pro, Inc....................................................................................42 JKH Consulting..............................................................................61 Just Kirby......................................................................................60 Just Tires.......................................................................................67 Kaiser Permanente......................................................................54 Katrina Schenfield Research.....................................................60 The Kavli Foundation...................................................................58 Keller Williams Silicon Beach.....................................................50 Keller Williams Silicon Beach - Team REA...............................50 Kentwood Elementary School....................................................35 Kentwood Players.........................................................................63 KES Mail, Inc.................................................................................60 Kiewit Infrastructure West Co...................................................28 Kindel Gagan..................................................................................61 The Kinney....................................................................................46 The Kitchen Store.........................................................................43

Koral Industries, LLC....................................................................53 kpff................................................................................................29 KRB Construction....................................................................2, 28 KRB Flood and Fire Restoration.............................................2, 43 Kuehne & Nagel Inc.....................................................................42 LA City Fire Department #5.......................................................26 LA City Fire Department #67.....................................................26 LA County Department of Beaches & Harbors.................22, 26 LA County Fire Department.......................................................27 LA County Life Guards.................................................................27 LA County Sheriff's Department - Marina del Rey..................27 LA International Floral.................................................................65 Lane Construction Corp..............................................................28 LAPD - Airport Detail...................................................................27 LAPD - Pacific Area.....................................................................27 Larchmont Financial - Independent Capital Management ..................38 LaRocco's Pizzeria........................................................................32 Law Office of Edgar Saenz..........................................................51 Law Office of LaVonne Lawson.................................................52 The Law Offices of Valeria C. Velasco........................................51 LAX Coastal Education Foundation...........................................56 LAX Coworking.............................................................................47 LAX Kiwanis...........................................................................56, 58 Lee Andrews Group.....................................................................61 Legal Resource Services.............................................................51 Leman USA Inc.............................................................................42 Lexus Santa Monica / LA Car Guy Family of Dealers..............63 Lieu, The Honorable Ted.............................................................26 The Life Adjustment Team..........................................................55 Long Beach Downtown Courtyard by Marriott........................46 Los Angeles Airport Marriott ................................................45, 46 Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association......................27 Los Angeles Chargers..................................................................65 Los Angeles Clippers....................................................................65 Los Angeles Department of Water & Power.............................27 Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board..............................27 Los Angeles Rams........................................................................65 Los Angeles World Airport Police..............................................27 Los Angeles World Airports.................................................20, 67 Loyola Automotive.......................................................................67 Loyola Marymount University.............................................34, 36 Loyola Marymount University Athletics.............................63, 65

Loyola Village Fine & Performing Arts Magnet Elementary School .....35

LPL Financial.................................................................................40 Lux Virtual.....................................................................................62 M. Debra Reno, CPA.....................................................................38 Maleman Ink Public Relations....................................................61 Managed Career Solutions.........................................................58 Manchester Lock & Security......................................................43 Marc S. Simmons, O.D..................................................................55 Marina del Rey Convention & Visitors Bureau...................BC, 27 Marina del Rey Garden Center....................................................43 Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade.........................................56 Marina del Rey Hospital...............................................................54 Marina del Rey Hotel....................................................................46 Marina del Rey Lessees Association..........................................56 Marina del Rey Marriott Hotel.....................................................46 Marina del Rey Sheriff's Support Unit.......................................27 Marina del Rey Sportfishing..................................................65, 66 Marina Harbor Apartments & Anchorage.................................47 Marina Marketplace..............................................................64, 65 Marina Towers..............................................................................50 Mariners Village............................................................................47 Mathnasium of Marina del Rey...................................................36 Maxfreight Intl. Logistics.............................................................42 MBI.................................................................................................61 Melody Bar & Grill...................................................................31, 32 Melody Pizza.................................................................................32 Mercury Air Group, Inc.................................................................67 Metropolitan Water District of Southern California................27 Michelle's Table.............................................................................58 Michelson Found Animals Foundation.....................................58 Molly Maid of Playa Vista.............................................................43 Montjoy Enterprises......................................................................61 Murakawa Communications.......................................................62 Mustol Music.................................................................................63 My Life Foundation......................................................................56 Natural Simplicity.........................................................................65 Nbryte............................................................................................65 Needlepoints West.......................................................................65 Nelson & Natale.............................................................................52 New Middle School Pathway.......................................................36 New York Food Company............................................................30 Newtrans Overseas, Inc...............................................................42

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Nexstar Digital, LLC......................................................................62 Ocean Charter School..................................................................36 Office Depot...........................................................................63, 65 OHL USA........................................................................................28 Olivia Patterson Ryans - Robert Pitts Estates..........................47 ONEHOPE Wine............................................................................66 Onestop Internet Inc....................................................................42 OneWest Bank..............................................................................38 The Open Magnet Charter Elementary School........................35 Opportunity Fund.........................................................................40 Otis College of Art and Design.....................................................36 Pacific Area Booster Association...............................................27 Pacific Area LAX Field Services Division..................................27 Pacific Ocean Management, LLC...............................................50 Pacific Pet Transport...................................................................67 Pacific Premier Bank...........................................................IFC, 38 Padilla, The Honorable Alex........................................................26 Paladin Healthcare and Avanti Hospitals..................................54 Panalpina, Inc................................................................................42 Panini Kabob Grill..........................................................................31 Paradise Bound Yacht Charters.................................................63 The Parking Spot - Century Blvd...............................................67 The Parking Spot - Sepulveda...................................................67 Parsons..........................................................................................29 Parviz Printing..............................................................................60 Paseo del Rey Natural Science Magnet School........................35 Paul Major State Farm Agent.....................................................40 Paychex Payroll Services......................................................38, 40 PayrollCentric...............................................................................40 PCL Construction Services, Inc.................................................28 The PENTA Building Group..........................................................29 Pepperdine University - Graduate School of Education and Psychology......36 Peter Smyth Realtor.....................................................................50 Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin.............................................51 Playa Music Lessons, LLC...........................................................35 Playa Pharmacy............................................................................55 Playa Post......................................................................................66 Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club.......................................57, 58 Playa Vista Elementary School..................................................35 Playa Vista Farmer's Market.......................................................63 Playa Vista Insurance Services, Inc............................................40 Playa Vista Medical Center..........................................................54 Playa Vista Orthodontics.............................................................55 Playa Vista Parks and Landscape Corporation........................47 Plotkin Properties, Inc.................................................................48 Pradeep Consulting Services, Inc..............................................54 Prepared Capital..........................................................................40 Primex International Trading Corp............................................30 The Proud Bird Food Bazaar & Events Center.........................31 Providence Health & Services....................................................54 PVJOBS.........................................................................................57 Rader Properties Group / Lee and Associates........................48 Rainbow Acres Natural Foods...............................................4, 65 The Ratkovich Company.............................................................47 RE/MAX Estate Properties - Chad Cole...................................50 The Real Estate Consultants - Philip Gilboy.............................50 Reason Foundation................................................................58, 59 Regatta Capital Group LLC.........................................................40 Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel....................................46 Residence Inn by Marriott Los Angeles LAX.............................46 Richard Moon & Associates........................................................38 Ridley-Thomas, The Honorable Mark.......................................26 Rise & Shine Catering..................................................................30 The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey.........................................44, 46 Rock-It Cargo................................................................................42 Rodolfo Corral Inc. - Custom House Brokers............................42 *Advertiser

Rowena Ake Realtor.....................................................................48 Royal Carriage Auto Sales and Leasing.....................................63 RPM (Referral Packing Moving) Service...................................43 RTI Consulting, Inc.................................................................28, 29 Ruhlen, John................................................................................60 Runway Playa Vista......................................................................47 Ruth's Chris Steak House............................................................31 Salvation Army, Inglewood Citadel Corps................................57 Sares-Regis Group.......................................................................47 Sarlo Income Tax Service, Inc..............................................38, 41 Schneider, Denny.........................................................................62 Schomer Law Group......................................................................51 Schwartz Retirement Benefit Strategies.................................40 SECO Investigative & Security Services...................................61 Sender One Climbing...................................................................65 Senderex Cargo Inc......................................................................42 Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel.......................................46 SIDE LA (Pole To Win America)..................................................60 Signarama.....................................................................................60 SiliconBeach.Dental.....................................................................54 Skanska.........................................................................................28 Skechers USA, Inc........................................................................53 Smart Set Travels.........................................................................67 SmarteCarte, Inc..........................................................................67 Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP..................................................51 SoCalGas.......................................................................................27 SoCalSport and Fitness.......................................................68, 69 Soccer Shots..................................................................................69 SOL Mexican Cocina....................................................................32 South Bay Workforce Investment Board.................................57 Southern California Edison.........................................................27 Southwest Airlines Co.................................................................67 St. Anastasia School.....................................................................36 St. Bernard High School........................................................36, 37 St. Jerome School........................................................................36 State Van Rental...........................................................................67 State-Of-Mind Resilience Coaching..........................................60 Stephanie Younger Group | Compass........................................48 Sunny Side Up Events.................................................................61 Sunrise Senior Living............................................................54, 55 Super 8 Los Angeles/LAX Airport Motel..................................46 SuperShuttle................................................................................67 Sylvan Learning of Culver City...................................................36 Tactical Enforcement Security Services, Inc...........................61 Team Crockett @ CCR Properties, Inc.......................................50 Teresa Peters Executive Realtors Inc........................................50 Tocaya Organica.............................................................................31 Tom Corte & Dana Wright - Realtors.........................................50 Tompkins Square Bar & Grill......................................................31 Tony P's Dockside Grill.................................................................32 Toragrafix......................................................................................60 Total Experience Events..............................................................61 Transgroup Worldwide Logistics...............................................42 Treehouse California Almonds, LLC..........................................30 Trifiletti Consulting, Inc................................................................61 Trophymasters.............................................................................60 Truxton's American Bistro...........................................................31 Turner Construction....................................................................28 TWE Solutions, Inc.......................................................................62 U.S. Bank.......................................................................................38 U.S. Coast Guard...........................................................................27 U.S. Coast Guard - LAX................................................................27 U-Freight Limited.........................................................................42 United Airlines, Inc.......................................................................67 University of West Los Angeles..................................................36 UPS Store #6778.........................................................................60

UPS Supply Chain Solutions.......................................................42 UPS Supply Chain Solutions - Inglewood.................................42 USC Sea Grant Program..............................................................35 Vectis Strategies...........................................................................61 Venice High School......................................................................36 Venice-Marina-LAX Lions Club.................................................58 Vergari & Napolitano....................................................................52 Villa del Mar Apartments & Marina............................................47 Villas at Playa Vista - Irvine Company....................................1, 47 VIP Tours of California, Inc.........................................................67 Visitation School....................................................................36, 37 Voss, Silverman & Braybrooke, LLP..........................................51 W.J. Byrnes/Byrnes Logistics....................................................42 Walker & Dunlop..........................................................................48 Wallis Annenberg PetSpace.......................................................56 WallyPark......................................................................................67 Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors...........................................29 The Warehouse Restaurant........................................................31 Water Replenishment District....................................................26 Waters, The Honorable Maxine...................................................26 Waterside Marina del Rey - Caruso............................................65 Wayfarer Apartments + Marina............................................47, 49 Weaver Land Law.........................................................................52 Wells Fargo....................................................................................38 Wells Fargo Marina del Rey - Carlos Pizarro.............................50 Wesity, Inc.....................................................................................50 West Basin Municipal Water District.........................................27 Westchester Association.............................................................67 Westchester del Rey Little League.............................................69 Westchester Elks Lodge #2050................................................58 Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets................................36 Westchester Family YMCA.........................................................69 Westchester Lutheran Church & School...........................36, 37 Westchester Parents Nursery School......................................35 Westchester Pharmacy...............................................................55 Westchester Town Center B.I.D.................................................26 Westchester Vitalization Corp...................................................56 Westchester Watch Works.........................................................65 Westchester Wellness Center.....................................................68 Westchester/Playa Historical Society.......................................57 Westfield Culver City...................................................................65 Westin Los Angeles Airport........................................................46 Westport Heights Elementary School......................................35 Westside Neighborhood School.................................................36 Westside Pacific Villages............................................................58 Westside Production Rentals......................................................61 WeWork.........................................................................................47 Wheels Financial Group, LLC......................................................40 Whole Foods Market Playa Vista................................................65 Wildfox Couture, LLC...................................................................53 WISH Academy High School..................................................12, 36 WISH Charter Middle 6th-8th Grade........................................36 WISH Elementary TK-5th Grade...............................................36 Woodhill Solutions.......................................................................60 World Exchange, Inc.....................................................................42 Wright Middle School STEAM Magnet......................................36 Yee, The Honorable Betty...........................................................26 Yeo Family Dental Group.............................................................54 Yogurtland Marina del Rey..........................................................30 YouTube Space LA........................................................................62 Zacha Homes................................................................................50 Zann Inc.........................................................................................60

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ONE LAST LOOK

Behind the colors of the LAX Gateway Pylons Since 2000, the LAX Gateway Pylons have been one of Los Angeles' most beautiful and recognizable public art displays. It's hard not to notice the bright lights from numerous points in Westchester, or while driving down the area's thoroughfares, helping to highlight the beauty of our neighborhood airport and surrounding communities. The distinctive architectural structures welcoming travelers to LAX were part of an overall multi million-dollar construction and landscaping program designed to make the airport more welcoming for the more than 80 million passengers who use the airport annually. Today, the airport is undergoing a Capital Improvement Program aimed at modernizing their grounds for passenger efficiency and convenience, but while the airport has grown, the pylons are still visible to airline passengers from over 3,000 feet in the air. Designed to mimic airport runways and aircraft takeoff, the 1.5-mile lineup of 11 colorful, translucent columns increases in height—ranging from 25 to 60 feet—along Century Boulevard. The group culminates in a "Gateway Circle" of fifteen 100-foot columns at the intersection of Century and Sepulveda. The pylons are structural steel support frames, encased in a layer of translucent, tempered glass. They are part of an overall design developed by a team headed by the architectural firm of Ted Tokio Tanaka in Marina del Rey. Tanaka designed the pylons to pay homage to the power of flight, orienting each pylon skyward to represent an aircraft's takeoff pattern. Another important highlight of the LAX Gateway 74 | LAX Coastal Magazine 2018 | www.laxcoastal.com

Pylons is their colors, as each pylon is lit with interior lights from dusk to dawn every day. In 2006, LED (light-emitting diode) technology was installed in each pylon during a major refurbishment of the structures. The LEDs are 75 percent more energy efficient than the original theatrical lighting system. Because LEDs burn less electricity while providing more vibrant hues, LAWA's annual electricity costs for the pylons was cut by 75 percent, down to $18,000 per year. As for the pylon's colors, according to LAWA Public Relations Director Nancy Castles, "lighting artist Paul Tzanetopoulos did the original PUBLIC ART lighting program in 2000, following a juried art program conducted by the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). Paul's work was selected, allowing him to curate the colors, frequency and sequencing of the lighting (i.e. how long each color stays up and on which pylons)." "After upgrading all of the lighting mechanisms inside each of the pylons with new, energy efficient LED technology, LAWA construction and maintenance electricians created a new program based on Tzanetopoulos' design but with new colors." The LAWA team also created a new program with colors inspired by the holidays: red, green and white for December, and red, white and blue for Memorial Day, July 4th, September 11 and Veterans' Day. The colors of the pylons are also changed throughout the year to honor specific humanitarian efforts. For Breast Cancer Awareness Day the pylons glow pink, for LA Pride Weekend they represent a brilliant rainbow, and

when local sports teams take home the win—such as when the Lakers won the NBA Championship in 2010—they proudly display the home team's colors. Each year, LAWA also does their part during the worldwide "Earth Hour," where electrical use is discouraged for one hour in March. This is the only hour during the year where the pylons go dark, with LAWA leading by example in Los Angeles' energy conserving efforts. But Tzanetopoulos' influence on LAX did not stop with the pylons. In 2014, LAX began their LAX Central Terminal Area Curbside Appeal and Roadway Improvement Project, updating the entrance to the new Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) that opened in 2013. New canopies and additions to the terminal were highlighted with 91 sculptural light poles and a "light ribbon" along the roadway, all with LED capabilities allowing them the same colorful brilliance of the pylons, built in partnership with AECOM. In 2015, when LAX welcomed athletes to the Los Angeles Special Olympics, Mayor Eric Garcetti worked with LAWA to display a special light show in their honor. The more than one-mile-long stretch was programmed with Special Olympics-inspired colors, showing that our neighborhood airport once again inspires inclusivity through public art. Currently, LAWA states the tentative completion of their Landside Access Modernization Program will be in 2023, so with five years to go we can't wait to see what LAX lights up next. Kirby Israelson


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