LAX COASTAL Magazine & Business Guide 2022/23

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editor’s letter

The great UCLA Basketball Coach, John Wooden said, “Make each day your masterpiece. Life is now. Not later on.” Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, I think many have realized that life is too short and have shifted their focus. I have heard countless stories of individuals leaving their mundane jobs to pursue their dream of starting their own small business or business leaders switching jobs to something “more meaningful”.

On the opposite side, businesses have had to re-strategize how they work with their teams and how they create an inclusive culture that meets each individual’s needs. Yes, making a fair livable wage in Los Angeles is important, but companies that are building benefits far beyond the dollar sign are thriving. I was recently on a webinar where I learned of a company in Colorado giving their employees a 10% “unplugged” bonus if they fully disconnected from all technology while they were on vacation. They felt it was so critical for their employees to have dedicated and uninterrupted time away from the office that they were going to incentivize their team members more to do so. It’s a simple concept that promotes a culture that people want to be a part of.

A company’s core values also drive the culture for its people. Trust & Respect, Welcoming, Collaborative, Continuous Learning and Supportive are the core values that drive our work at the LAX Coastal Chamber. They have been there for sometime, but we are projecting them in any opportunity we get. It is important when choosing an organization or business to work for, or with, that these core values drive decisions every day.

The last few years, I have been so impressed by the resiliency of our business community – in particular, our small and diverse business communities. This year’s magazine is a celebration of the many diverse businesses and business leaders that call the LAX Coastal Region their home for business. I hope you enjoy reading about the special people that work each and every day to make their own masterpiece for you, for me, and for our community.

Editor-in-chief Chad Maender Printing Southwest Offset Printing Distribution

CBS Distribution Spotlight Story Writer Mary-Catherine Micka Designer Amy Servidea Cover Photographer Mike Harriel mikeharrielphotography.com

Pictured on the Cover

Top Left: Trisha Murakawa, Murakawa Communications

Top Right: Jack Ochoa, Infinity Government Procurement

Bottom Left: James and Jonathan Miller, Papa Johns Westchester Bottom Right: Eden Garcia-Balis, Airport Marina Counseling Services

Additional Photos Courtesy of Business Websites Neil O’Loughlin

LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce 9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 210 Los Angeles, CA 90045 www.laxcoastal.com 310.645.5151 | info@laxcoastal.com

This book may not be reproduced in whole or in part in any form, for any purpose, without permission of the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce, the Publisher and respective copyright owners. The information in this magazine is gathered and carefully compiled in such a way as to ensure maximum accuracy. The LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce and the Publisher cannot, and do not, guarantee the authenticity of all the information furnished to them, nor the complete absence of that information. Thus, no responsibility for omissions and errors can be or is assumed. Inclusions of listing or advertising in this publication does not constitute endorsement of products or services provided. This Directory is supported by the members of the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce. We encourage you to repay their support for our community by patronizing their places of business and letting them know that you saw their name in this publication.

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Small Business Helps Shape Los Angeles

inside four of the Chamber’s small minority and woman owned businesses

Los Angeles is the most diverse city in the world and the epicenter of the most hopeful and optimistic citizens in the United States of America. With more than 224 languages spoken, it truly is a microcosm of the world. It is a place of dreams and hopes – a destination where business leaders and entrepreneurs come to find their place. Los Angeles has become a hub for a variety of industries – sports & entertainment, hospitality, health care, infrastructure, and technology.

As we look forward to the LA 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the eyes of the world are slowly turning to Los Angeles and preparation for the games and the LAX Coastal region will be the “front door” to the world. The LAX Coastal region is a diverse region that stretches from Marina del Rey – dubbed LA’s marina to the north – to the runways of LAX

to the south and bright lights of Inglewood to the east. With these key landmarks in our region comes opportunity for economic prosperity for small, diverse, and minority owned businesses and organizations.

Small Business is the Life Blood of LA County

For close to thirty years, Jack Ochoa, has made a career as a supplier of diversity work chasing the biggest companies in the world to support the “little guys and gals.” It was a career that started with working with the likes of Grainger, Toyota and Aramark as a procurement buyer that would teach him the tricks of the trade in collaborating with local and state governments.

“There are 88 municipalities in Los Angeles County and all of

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them buy a variety of things. California is the fifth largest economy in the world and Los Angeles County alone is the seventh largest economy in the world. There is plenty of opportunity just down the street.” said Ochoa.

In 2017, Jack Ochoa started Infinity Government Procurement, a veteran owned small business that focuses on helping small, minority, women, and veteran owned businesses learn to navigate the government procurement process. Infinity GPC helps business owners gain necessary certifications and understand the procurement systems across the Southern California Region that will eventually allow them to scale up their business. To date, Jack has successfully helped

over 2,000 businesses based in Los Angeles County become certified with the California Department of General Services.

Jack’s passion for entrepreneurship and supporting small business started at a very young age while living with his parents in the city of Guadalajara in the State of Jalisco in Mexico.

Jack’s mom, at the young age of 17 was offered the opportunity from her uncle to sell a pig for a bus ticket that would bring her to the United States.

Jack’s parents committed their lives to the American Dream of growing their own small business, but also helping others scale and grow their business. Jack attributes his passion and his desire to want to help others to the

hard lessons that his parents taught him during his childhood.

Along with Jack’s work as CEO of Infinity GPC, Jack also doubles up as a business consultant for the Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Center (SBDC) – a federally funded center that provides free resources to small businesses.

Through his work at Infinity GPC and the SBDC, Jack developed a fourweek virtual program that helps teach small business leaders the importance of certification and how to navigate public and private procurement. At the high point of the pandemic in May 2020, Jack brought this important program to the LAX Coastal region. “I saw certification as a huge opportunity

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There is plenty of opportunity just down the street.

for businesses in the LAX Coastal region. I did some research and noticed that there were only 67 certified small businesses in the Chamber’s service area. Helping a small, minority, woman, or veteran owned business get certified in LA County or the City of Los Angeles has the potential to open up new business development opportunities that previously never existed,” commented Jack.

City governments, special districts (such as LAX, Port of LA) and the County of Los Angeles all have procurement spending requirements with certified small businesses –everything from infrastructure contracts to office supplies.

Jack recently was a part of the team that rolled out the Regional Alliance Marketplace for Procurement (aka RAMP). RAMP is the City of Los Angeles’ newest centralized portal where all public entities, as well as private companies, can upload their procurement opportunities. RAMP was designed to help create one master “rolodex“ of certified small, minority, woman, and veteran owned businesses in one location.

One of these certified small, woman, and minority owned businesses is Murakawa Communications.

Trisha Murakawa, Principal at Murakawa Communications, just celebrated 20 years in business working on some of the most important quality of life projects in the Los Angeles region. A certified small, woman, minority owned business, Murakawa Communications has helped bring stakeholders together to find a voice on critical infrastructure projects.

Murakawa credits her success to her parents‘ commitment and devotion to community service. Raised by a fourth generation Angeleno mother and father that hailed from Hawaii, Trisha was taught at a very early age that trust, respect, integrity, service, and passion would be the guiding principles in life. To this day, those same principles have been what has driven her work at Murakawa Communications.

Murakawa has been on the front lines working with key stakeholders in some of LA’s most diverse communities on some of the most impactful quality of life projects that center around transportation, infrastructure, water, and sanitation. Murakawa was fortunate enough to be tapped by LAX ConRAC Partners, a joint venture public private partnership that was chosen by Los Angeles World Airports to build a 6.3 million square foot facility that will become the largest rental car complex in the world. The Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) Facility is set to house close to 18,000

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It is so critical that we use and look through an equity lens on how we develop and implement our plans.
Trisha Murakawa

vehicles and is the second largest concrete structure in the U.S. behind only the Pentagon.

Most recently, Murakawa was hired by the Los Angeles Metro Transit Authority (Metro) to lead the outreach efforts for the Vermont Transit Corridor Project, which explores bringing further mass transit from Hollywood Boulevard to 111th Street in South Los Angeles. Murakawa and her team’s task – connect with some of Los Angeles’ most vulnerable communities to hear more about their transportation needs. 99% of the communities along the Vermont Transit Corridor were communities of color with more than 60% living below the poverty line. Communities where cars were in short supply and Angelenos were just trying to get to the next day. Murakawa shared, “We spent time in women’s shelters and drug treatment centers along the project site to learn what people were going through.” Her team quickly learned of the major disparities facing Angelenos in these communities. Public safety was a top priority for those taking mass transit – (lighting at bus stops and buses improperly used for shelters and bathrooms). Murakawa continued, “Part of the work we do is understanding the thoughts and opinions of all the key stakeholders in the community so the best and most effective plan can be put together.”

For twenty years, Murakawa Communications has been working with stakeholders to ensure their voices are heard. “It is so critical that we use and look through an equity lens on how we develop and implement our plans. This has been our approach. We must create a way for all stakeholders to be heard,” says Murakawa.

Another minority owned company who shares these same values is Papa John’s-Westchester, owned by Jonathan and James Miller. Some of their main priorities are taking care of people, listening to their customers and staff and treating them like family.

Big Ideas & Entrepreneurship for a Better Community

In 1991 at the young age of seven, Jonathan Miller vividly remembers the Tyson Chicken Food Truck pulling into a parking lot in Dallas, Texas and unloading chicken for his dad, James Miller’s KFC Restaurant. At 10, he remembers being in the back kitchen cooking chicken and at 12 at the register taking orders. A strong education, hard work, entrepreneurship and taking care of people were the life lessons that James Miller taught his son from a very young age growing up in the suburbs of Dallas in the 90s.

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Business has always been about how you treat people.
- Jonathan Miller

“Business has always been about how you treat people. When they walk into your store, do you remember them and thank them for their business,” shares James Miller. James Miller’s journey started though much earlier as education opened his eyes to the world. James would go on to graduate from University of North Texas followed by a Bachelor’s in Business in Administration and an MBA from Texas A&M University. From there, it was a job as a Resale Marketing Representative at Mobil Oil Corporation. It was then in the early 1970’s, that he decided he wanted to have his own business. In 1977, James was sponsored by the Buick Motor Division in Dallas, Texas to go through General Motors Development Academy - a leadership training program that would eventually train him to open and operate a General Motors retail new automobile dealership. It was in this program that he learned that if he connected with people on a very foundational level, nothing would stop him. James went onto to be the top car salesman at Ken Pruitt Buick and would eventually sell the most Buick vehicles in the 1980’s in the state of Texas. Eventually, James found his way into the restaurant business and in the 90’s was the very first black franchisee of both a KFC and Taco Bell Fast Food Restaurant in the State of Texas. His success would continue to multiply and in 2002, would be called upon to be the trailblazer of a new concept the “2 in 1” fast food restaurant when KFC would partner up with Taco Bell. All the while, his young son, Jonathan was looking on and learning from his hardworking father.

Fast forward and all grown up, Jonathan Miller has taken the leap of moving to the West Coast – a place where bright lights and dreams come true for entrepreneurs with big ideas. Jonathan graduated with a degree in Business from Pepperdine University. While in school he would develop a company called Recess that would connect college students with the music nightlife of Los Angeles. Upon graduating from school, Jonathan gained a diverse set of work experiences that taught him financial analytics, sales, fashion and tech development. He was a part of the early teams that developed what eventually would become Match.com and the dating application famously known as Tinder. All of this would eventually lead to Jonathan and his dad coming into business together forming, A NU-DAY LLC, opening their first franchised restaurant together – Papa Johns Westchester located on 5654 Manchester Avenue in 2019.

Their mission and goal with their restaurant: How can we leverage pizza as a way to impact and improve the local

community. “When I first met James and Jonathan, I knew they were a special dynamic duo that were going to do something special. They understood that having a food establishment in the community was more than just feeding people. When people walked through the door, they were a part of their family. To this day when I go into Papa Johns Westchester, I see James, Jonathan and the staff team refer to their customers by name,” comments LAX Coastal CEO/ President, Chad Maender.

James and Jonathan have built a small, but mighty team of 10 that helps run the Papa Johns in Westchester, but they have bigger dreams for how they can impact the local community. Approximately 12 months ago, Jonathan started a community benefit program to help area schools called “Split a Slice”. The concept is simple – an oversized slice of pizza for sale with half the proceeds going back to Papa Johns and the other half going right back to the school. Over the course of the first year in collaboration with St. Bernard’s High School, Papa Johns Westchester has helped them raise close to $20,000.

Be on the lookout for some new and innovative ideas from the team at Papa Johns – Westchester. They are hoping to improve the community one pizza at a time.

Just down the street from Papa Johns in Westchester is Airport Marina Counseling Service (AMCS), which is also doing some incredibly impactful and inclusive work at such a critical time in our LAX Coastal region. As the needs for mental health services continues to climb in Los Angeles, they are on the front line of the mission of ensuring every community, regardless of their ability to pay, has access to mental health services.

Airport Marina Counseling Service started in 1962, by a group of local community-based leaders that saw the need for local mental health services. Rumor had it that Mary Ellen Cassman was doing a routine drop off at Westchester High School and met a parent that needed counseling services. Mary Ellen learned that she was traveling 30 minutes each direction to a clinic. Mary Ellen went back to her husband, the late Alan “Bud” Cassman, and said we need to do something. The Cassmans, along with some other community members, pooled some funds together and started AMCS. From there the organization grew and grew. Mary Ellen Cassman, now 99 years old, still lives in Westchester and is involved in supporting the great work at AMCS.

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Sixty years later, AMCS has morphed and changed with the times. Eight years ago, Eden Garcia-Balis took the reins of the organization to lead it through an important chapter of its history. AMCS is the perfect intersection for Eden as it brings community and mental health together. Eden believes her professional journey has prepared her for helping to elevate and continue to take AMCS to the next level. Eden’s career started as a Marriage and Family Therapist working in cities like Watts & Wilmington providing in-home services followed by an important stop as the Executive Director of Pasadena Mental Health Center.

Airport Marina Counseling Services provides important services to youth starting at age five all the way up to adults. Annually, AMCS serves 1,300 to 1,500 clients with an average of about six months of services. AMCS has continued to be a safe place for individuals of all ages and walks of life to gain the necessary support they need to thrive. 70% of all AMCS clients report that they have met and exceeded their goals after ending therapy.

Along with AMCS providing needed mental health services to the community, it also serves as a place for therapists to train to complete their hours for their certificate and degree programs. In 2018, this endeavor of being a training nonprofit organization was taken a step further as an important partnership was formed with Antioch University working closing with LGBTQ+ community. Under the leadership of Dr. Mimi Hoang, the LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Therapy Center was born at AMCS. As one of the few centers in Los Angeles that specializes in psychotherapy for lesbian, gay, bisexual

and transgender folks. The LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Therapy Center welcomes all cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations and gender identities. The Center has become so popular that individuals are sometimes waitlisted to be seen.

The service that AMCS provides is vast as it provides individual counseling, couples counseling, family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, in addition to on and off-site groups. AMCS also has partner organizations where they bring their services and programs out to the community at the Westchester Family YMCA, the Boys and Girls Club, The People Concern and Helen’s Room.

Eden shared that she is incredibly proud about how far AMCS has evolved, but knows there is still much to do. “We are recognizing the importance diversity plays in our community.” AMCS, along with many organizations, are standing up and playing a major role in supporting those needs. As a fluent, spanish speaking Latina, I am also grateful to see the diversity of our community continuing to change. The LAX Coastal region continues to be a melting pot of small businesses and large businesses that are helping bring economic prosperity.”

Small and diverse businesses are the heartbeat of our community and ultimately it is what makes Los Angeles what it is today. As the business community continues to emerge from the dark days of the pandemic, we know that the brightest of days are still ahead. We must all continue to be “change agents” for a better and more inclusive tomorrow.

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We are recognizing the importance diversity plays in our community.

community resources

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Los Angeles World Airports

General Information: 855.463.5252

Residential Soundproofing: 310.417.0940 Community Relations at LAX: 310.646.5742

Noise Complaints: 424.646.6473 www.flylax.com

CITY 311 / COUNTY 211 SERVICES

Animal Services General Information: 888.452.7381 Dog License Info: 213.482.9550

Building & Safety General Information: 213.482.0466 www.ladbs.org

Bureau of Sanitation

Recycling and Refuse Collection: 800.773.2489 Bulky Item Pick Up Request: 800.773.2489

Household Hazardous Waste and Used Motor Oil Recycling: 800.988.6942 www.lacitysan.org

Bureau of Street Lighting Street Lights: 800.342.5397 Request for New Lights: 213.847.6382

DWP Emergency After-Hours Electric Trouble Board: 800.821.5278 www.bsl.lacity.org

Bureau of Street Services General Information: 800.996.2489

Graffiti Removal: 866.4 LA CITY www.streetsla.lacity.org

Civil Human Rights & Equity Department 213.978.1660 www.civilandhumanrights.lacity.org

Film LA

213.977.8600 | www.filmla.com

City Council 213.621 2489 (Metro) 310.471.2489 (Westside)

City Planning Department 213.482.7077

Los Angeles Housing Authority 213.252.2500 | www.hacla.org

Los Angeles Housing Department 866.557.7368

LA City Parking Violation Bureau 866.561.9742

Parking Enforcement 310.659.5661 or 866.561.9742

Abandoned Vehicles 866.561.9742

Department on Disability 213.202.2764

ADA Compliance: 213.202.2766 www.disability.lacity.org

Department of Public Works 213.978.0261 | www.dpw.lacity.org

Department of Recreation and Parks General Information: 888.527.2757 24 Hour Emergency Line: 323.913.7390 www.laparks.org

Department of Water and Power General Information: 800.342.5397 www.ladwp.com

Human Relations Commission 213.978.1660

LA County Services

LA County Department of Beaches & Harbors: 424.526.7777

Permits

Beach Permits/Reservations: 424.526.7880 Building Permits: 310.575.8080 or 213.473.3231

Homeless Resources

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority: 213.683.3333 Shelter Hotline: 800.548.6047 PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) Westside: 310.996.0034

Libraries

Lloyd Tabor: 310.821.3415 www.lacuntylibrary.org/lloyd-Tabor-Marina-del-Rey-Library

Playa Vista Branch Library: 310.437.6680 www.lapl.org

Westchester-Loyola Village Library: 310.348.1096 www.lapl.org

William H. Hannon Library: 310.338.5709 www.Library.lmu.edu

Neighborhood Council of Westchester-Playa del Rey 213.473.7023 | www.ncwpdr.org

Westchester Streetscape Improvement Association 310.225.7630 | www.westchesterstreetscape.org

PUBLIC SAFETY

Fire Department

Reporting Emergencies: 9-1-1 or 213.485.6180 Fire Station 5 (Westchester): 213.485.6205

Fire Station 67 (Playa Vista): 310.862.2844

Fire Station 85 (Century Blvd.): 213.485.6295

Lifeguards

Marina del Rey: 310.394.3261

Playa del Rey: 310.372.2162

Los Angeles County Sheriff Department 310.482.6000 or 213.229.1700

Los Angeles Police Department

Non-Emergency Police Response: 877.275.5273

24-Hour Anonymouns Tip Line: 877.529.3855

Narcotics Hotline: 800.662.2878

Noise Enforcement: 213.996.1250

Report Terrorrist Threat: 877.284.7328

LAPD Pacific Area Station: 310.482.6334

LAPD Senior Lead Officers: Westchester - Sophie Castaneda: 310.622.3978

Playa Vista - Javier Ramirez: 310.622.3971

Neighborhood Crime Mapping: www.crimemapping.com

Pacific Area Crime Reports: www.pacificbeat.org

LAPD West Traffic Division: 213.473.0222

LAPD Website: www.lapdonline.org

Public Safety/Public Assistance Phone Numbers

LMU Public Safety: 310.338.2893

Narcotics Hotline: 800.662.2878

Narcotics/Substance Abuse Hotline: 844.804.7500

24-Hour Anonymous Hotline: 877.529.3855

Domestic Abuse Hotline: 800.978.3600

Child Abuse Hotline: 800.540.4000

Rape Hotline: 310.392.8381

Runaway Hotline: 800.231.6946

Suicide Hotline: 800.273.8255

Terrorist Threats: 877.A.THREAT (284.7328)

Los Angeles Rape and Battering Hotline: 213.626.3393

Rosa Parks Sexual Assault Crisis Center (Spanish Available): 323.295.8582

Teen Hotline (6pm to 10pm): 310.855.HOPE (4673)

Youth Crises Hotline: 800.843.5200

Gay & Lesbian Center: 323.993.7400

TRANSPORTATION

Department of Transportation

General Information: 213.972.8470

Emergency Calls: 818.752.5100

Abandoned Vehicles: 866.561.9742

City Ride: 310.808.7433

Dial-A-Ride: 800.827.0829

Speed Humps: 213.972.8470

Parking Violation Hotline: 866.561.9742

METRO (Rail and Bus Service) 323.466.3876

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Your Business Community at Work

Joe Coleman is Chief Operating Officer at Decron Properties. Joe is responsible for directing Decron’s Residential and Commercial platforms, as well as the asset management, construction, and marketing divisions for the company.

Decron Properties has been involved in the LAX Coastal Chamber for over two decades and is a key partner in the community supporting many of the Chamber’s great initiatives including Protectors’ Appreciation Week, the Chamber’s Installation Awards Gala, and the Annual 4th of July Parade.

At Decron, Joe is a dynamic leader, committed to excellence and delivering best-in-class performance benchmarks. Joe’s unique approach to employee development and process optimization is critical in maximizing employee engagement and creating a culture centered on collaboration and teamwork.

During Joe’s time at the Chamber, he has been a leading voice amongst the Board of Directors & Executive Committee. He served as Chair of Chamber’s Strategic Planning Committee as well as the Treasurer this past year. Under Joe’s leadership, the Chamber will continue to have a strong voice in the business community that is focused on its core values, committed to serving its small business community and energized about its new key areas of focus including the Chamber’s DEIA initiative.

Jerry Jen, with over two decades of experience in the collections industry, serves as the principal attorney and owner of Jen Law Firm, APC, a commercial collections and judgment enforcement law firm. As a business litigator, Jerry works closely with local and regional businesses to help resolve their collections disputes and enforce civil money judgments.

Jerry’s significant litigation and investigative experience, coupled with his years of work in the collections industry, helps him protect his clients’ businesses, both on the front end and the back end.

Outside of work, Jerry has volunteered for pro bono clinics, and served as a volunteer mediator through the Court. Jerry is also a proud Rotarian, and actively works with local organizations to give back to the community.

Jerry has served on the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors since 2020.

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Joe Coleman Meet the Chairman of the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Joe Coleman. Meet Our Honorary Mayor, Jerry Jen.

Building a better community—together.

As your local Chamber, we are the hub for all businesses and organizations looking to thrive.

LAX Coastal Chamber members are offered exclusive access to resources, connections, advocacy, networking and community outreach not available anywhere else.

The Chamber has been serving the communities of Westchester, Marina del Rey, Playa Vista, Playa del Rey, Del Rey and surrounding areas since 1953. As a community partner, we understand collaboration, relationship building and a commitment to service are integral for a thriving business. We are here to assist you, and your business, every step of the way.

Our mission is to promote business and enhance the vitality of the community.

Networking Networking Mixers

Networking at Night Network for Change Binge Networking

VIP Power Hour

Lifestyle Group Development, Design & Construction LAX Coastal Connections Public Policy Installation Awards Gala

Community Education Committee

State of LAX 4th of July Parade

Teacher Eddy Awards Protectors’ Week

City of Angels Awards Gala Resources

Leadership Academy Lunch ‘n Learn Workshop Series Marketing Opportunities Promotional Ceremonies

Certificates of Origin Room Rentals

SBE Certification Program

Virtual Workshops

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Teacher Eddy Awards Installation Awards Gala City of Angels Development, Design & Construction State of LAX

your local chamber

meet the chamber staff

President/CEO

Chad Maender joined the Chamber team in 2018 and quickly set to work helping to build out innovative programs such as the Development, Design, and Construction Group and the Chamber’s Small Business Enterprise Certification Program. In January of 2022, he was tapped to be President/CEO of the Chamber. Chad’s role is to help lead the strategic vision of the organization ensuring that the organization continues to remain vibrant and our business community has a voice.

Director of Business Relations

Mary-Catherine (also known as “MC”) Micka is focused on helping businesses find their footprint in the community and supporting our dynamic and diverse membership. She is passionate about helping members develop meaningful relationships. MC is originally from Shreveport, Louisiana and brings her southern hospitality to her role at the Chamber!

Director of Programs & Events

Tacha Vilson joined the LAX Coastal Chamber team in April 2022 and is focused on delivering high-quality programs and signature events to the Chamber! Whether it be a Networking at Night Mixer, a virtual workshop, or the Installation Gala, Tacha has fun ideas for bringing people together. Tacha is originally from Brooklyn, New York.

Office Manager

Judith Ciancimino first began her career with the Chamber in 1993. While she took some time off over the years, she has been acting as the “Office Mother” since December 2011. Spend a few minutes with Judith and you will learn about growing up in Detroit, Michigan and driving factory experimental prototypes out at the race track.

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2022-2023 leadership

Chair

Joe Coleman · Decron Properties

Honorary Mayor

Jerry Jen · Jen Law Firm, APC

Chair Elect

Ravi Singh · Crown Consulting

Immediate Past Chair

Rae Lamothe · Golding + Lamothe

Secretary Stephanie Sampson · Parsons

Treasurer

Mark Goldrup · Westin Los Angeles Airport

Vice Chair - Membership

Maria Canchola · Hollywood Park Casino

Vice Chair - Special Events

Stephanie Davis · Hometown News

Vice Chair - Public Policy

Laura Ware · FLUOR

Executive Committee

James Long · HNTB

Tony Palermo · Tony P’s Dockside Grill

Dr. Kevin Walsh · Global Community Enrichment

Stephanie Younger · The Stephanie Younger Group

Board of Directors

Ben Anstiss · Arup

Charles Bassett · WallyPark

Caitlyn Bryant · Make Good Company

Inez Bush · Otis College of Art and Design

Anarissa Cachila · Express Employment Professionals

Luanne Casillas · Financial Concepts of America

Andrew Chereck · Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Edsel D’souza · Citrust Insurance

Debbie Dyner-Harris · Cedars-Sinai

Eden Garcia-Balis · Airport Marina Counseling Services

Mike Harriel · SoCalGas

Kelly King · Villa Del Mar Apartments & Marina

Cody Koopman · Drollinger Properties

Rashmi Menon · Burns & McDonnell

Jonathan Miller · Papa Johns Westchester

Trisha Murakawa · Murakawa Communications

Lori Peters · AvAirPros

Omar Pulido Trifiletti Consulting

Fred Puza · Loyola Marymount University

Maggie Ronan · United Airlines

Jennifer Roth · Southwest Airlines

Jerry Yu · Kaiser Permanente West LA

thank you corporate partners

At the LAX Coastal Chamber, we are building the relationships that strengthen our community—and no relationship is more valuable than the one we have with our Corporate Partners. These strategic partners are the reason we have been able to keep our finger on the pulse of this region, helping realize a thriving local economy for both business and professional success. From the staff and leadership, we say “Thank you!”

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meet your local

The Chamber is comprised of 590+ local business who support our amazing communities. This section is a complete list of our members by their primary classification. When you shop local, more money comes back to the surrounding community. Please feel free to look through the list of our Chamber members, and thank you for supporting our local economy.

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businesses
31 41 26 36 49 22 At Your Service Learn more about local services, from Protective Agencies to Elected Officials, BIDs to Newspapers. 26 Construction & Engineering Get a handle on construction projects with Engineering Firms, General Contractors and Consulting Resources. 31 Education Advance your studies with Counseling, Tutoring, and Schools, ranging from Preschools to Universities. 36 Entertainment Enjoy a night on the town with quality activities from Theaters to Yacht Cruises. 38 Financial/Insurance Services Take it to the bank with 401(k) Benefits, Financial Advisors, Investments, Retirement, Insurance and more. 41 Food & Beverage Enjoy the delicious side of LAX Coastal with local restaurants and happy hours. 45 Freight Forwarding Go abroad with our local Import/Export companies. 47 Health & Beauty Keep you and your family fit and healthy. 49 Home & Business Improvement Build the perfect home or office with Architects, Custom Furniture, Garden Centers, Movers and more.

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52 Hospitality

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

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Housing & Apartments

Come home to the LAX Coastal community with local Apartments Buildings and Developers.

55 Legal Services

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

57 Manufacturing

Make something happen with our local creators and producers.

59 Medical & Care Services

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

63 Nonprofit

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

66 Professional Services

Enhance your brand through Professional Development.

71 Real Estate

For those looking to buy/sell their dream home, these Real Estate Agents, Developers and Managers can help.

74 Retail

Find what you’re looking for with shopping hot spots like Florists, Pet Suppliers, Clothing Stores, and Shopping Centers.

75 Transportation & Aviation Services

Supporting planes, trains, and automobiles with Airports/ Airlines, Aerospace, Parking, Car Rentals and more.

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AT YOUR SERVICE

Elected Official California State Secretary

Shirley Weber, Ph. D. 1500 11th St. Sacramento, CA 95814 916.653.6814 www.sos.ca.gov

California State Treasurer Finoa Ma 915 Capitol Mall, Ste. 110 Sacramento, CA 95814 916.653.2995 www.treasurer.ca.gov

at your service

The Honorable Holly Mitchell

213.974.2222 | mitchell.lacounty.gov

Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell represents two million residents of Los Angeles County’s Second District, including the neighborhood she grew up in Leimert Park, along with the cities of Carson, Compton, Culver City, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Lawndale, portions of Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, and many other unincorporated communities.

Supervisor Mitchell has been instrumental in creating an equitable health and economic recovery plan after the Covid 19 pandemic. One of her main focuses is alleviating poverty, not just in CA, but nationwide. She not only passed a landmark nationwide guaranteed universal income program, but also made L.A. County the first to phase out urban oil drilling and is actively working on the mental health crises among the unhoused.

Mitchell is a third generation Angeleno whose parents were both public servants. She has helped pass more than 90 bills during her time in the CA Legislature, including the landmark anti-hair discrimination law, the CROWN Act, which made CA the first state in the U.S. to pass this law. She also helped the state of California build financial reserves with three consecutive state budgets, each totaling over $200 billion.

In addition to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Mitchell also serves on the boards of Los Angeles County Children and Families First (First 5 LA), Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, L.A. Care Health Plan, and Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts. Supervisor Mitchell was awarded an honorary Doctorate Degree of Humane Letters from Charles Drew University and is a proud UC Riverside Highlander.

Mitchell leads with a deep understanding of the vital safety net LA County provides to millions of families and is committed to ensuring that all residents can thrive.

Los Angeles City Attorney Hydee Feldstein Soto

800 City Hall E., 200 N. Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 213.978.8100 www.lacityattorney.org

Los Angeles City Controller Kenneth Mejia

200 N. Main St., Ste. 300 Los Angeles, CA 90012 213.978.7200 www.lacontroller.org

The Honorable Alex Padilla, United States Senate B03 Russell Senate Office Building Washington , DC 20510 202.224.3553 www.padilla.senate.gov

The Honorable Dianne Feinstein, United States Senate 11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste.915 Los Angeles, CA 90025 310.914.7300 www.feinstein.senate.gov

The Honorable Gavin Newsom, Governor of California c/o State Capitol, Ste. 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814 916.445.2841 gov.ca.gov

The Honorable Holly Mitchell, 2nd District Supervisor

Los Angeles County 500 W. Temple St., Ste. 866 Los Angeles, CA 90012 213.974.2222 mitchell.lacounty.gov

The Honorable Janice Hahn, 4th District Supervisor

Los Angeles County

777 S. Figueroa St., Ste. 4050 Los Angeles, CA 90017 408.316.6158 janicehahn.com

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The Honorable Maxine Waters, 43rd Congressional District 10124 S. Broadway, Ste. 1 Los Angeles, CA 90003 323.757.8900 www.waters.house.gov

The Honorable Mayor Karen Bass

200 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 213.978.0600 www.lamayor.org

The Honorable Senator Ben Allen, 26th Senate District 2512 Artesia Blvd., Ste. 320 Redondo Beach, CA 90278 310.318.6994 sd26.senate.ca.gov

The Honorable Senator Steven Bradford, 35th Senate District State Capitol, Rm. 4085 Sacramento, CA 95814 310.514.8573 sd35.senate.ca.gov

The Honorable Ted Lieu, 36th Congressional District 1645 Corinth Ave, Ste. 101 Los Angeles, CA 90025 310.652.3095 lieu.house.gov

The Honorable Tina McKinnor, 62nd District Assemblymember 1 Manchester Blvd., Ste. 601 Inglewood, CA 90301 310.412.6400 www.A62.asmdc.org

The Honorable Traci Park, Councilmember District 11 7166 W. Manchester Ave. Westchester, CA 90045 310.568.8772 www.11thdistrict.com

Energy Company

Chevron Products Co. 324 W. El Segundo Blvd. El Segundo, CA 90245 310.615.5281 www.chevron.com

Government Agency

LA County Department of Beaches & Harbors 4701 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 424.526.7777 beaches.lacounty.gov

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

Hauling/Decluttering

Junkluggers of West LA Los Angeles, CA 90094 516.526.7064 junkluggers.com

Military Services

USO, Inc. 201 World Way Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.3716 bobhopeuso.org

Municipal Water District

West Basin Municipal Water District 17140 S. Avalon Blvd. Carson, CA 90746 310.217.2411 www.westbasin.org

Newspaper

Daily Breeze 2615 Pacific Coast Hwy., #329 Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 310.540.5511 www.dailybreeze.com

HomeTown News 8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 110 #745 Westchester, CA 90045 www.thehtn.com

The Argonaut Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.574.7655 www.argonautnews.com

Peace Officer Support

Marina del Rey Sheriff‘s Station 13851 Fiji Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.482.6000 lasd.org/marina-del-rey

Pacific Area Booster Association PO Box 2895 Venice, CA 90294 310.482.6334 www.pacificboosters.org

Public Safety

California Highway Patrol 6300 Bristol Pkwy. Culver City, CA 90230 310.642.3939 www.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 www.fire.lacounty.gov/lifeguard

LAPD - Airport Detail 802 World Way Westchester, CA 90045 310.646.2255

LAPD - Pacific Area 12312 Culver Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.482.6334 www.lapdonline.org/pacific_ community_police_station

Los Angeles City Fire Department #5 8900 S. Emerson Ave. Westchester, CA 90045 213.485.6205 www.lafd.org

Los Angeles City Fire Department #67 5451 Playa Vista Dr. Playa Vista, CA 90094 310.862.2844 www.lafd.org

Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department - MDR 13851 Fiji Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.482.6090 www.lasd.org

Los Angeles World Airport Police

7303 World Way W. Los Angeles, CA 90045 424.646.5437 www.lawa.org/airportpolice

Pacific Area LAX Field Services Division 802 World Way Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.646.2255

Sheriff Robert Luna, Los Angeles County 4700 Ramona Blvd. Monterey Park, CA 91754 323.526.5000 www.lasd.org

U.S. Coast Guard 13871 Fiji Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.2300 www.uscg.mil

U.S. Coast Guard - LAX 7159 World Way W. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.215.2112 www.uscg.mil

Utility Company

SoCalGas 8141 Gulana Ave., SC9585 Playa del Rey, CA 90293 213.244.4633 www.socalgas.com

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

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DEIA Corner

Making a Meaningful and Sustainable Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

In October of 2020, inspired by the spotlight on issues of systemic racism and racial injustice taking place across the United States, the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce formed the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility (DEIA) Ad Hoc Task Force. This effort was led by Chamber board member Rashmi Menon, Burns & McDonnell and past chairman Ryan Gales, JGM under the leadership of the 2020 Chairman of the Board, Jon Lonner, Burns & Bouchard.

This group was tasked with analyzing current trends in business, gathering information, and exploring opportunities to create programming to support the business community through the lens of DEIA. All efforts needed to be meaningful, manageable, and sustainable with an explicit commitment to the DEIA effort.

The first step was defining what DEIA meant to the Chamber, its leadership, and members. Diversity includes all the ways in which people differ, encompassing the different characteristics that make one individual or group different from another. Equity is the fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups. Inclusion is the act of creating environments in which any individual or group can be and feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate. Access is a commitment for everyone to be included in all programs and activities and allows people the opportunity to maximize their contributions.

Through this exercise, it was unanimously agreed and confirmed by the board of directors that DEIA was a foundational principal of the Chamber, and its integration was critical to the success of all businesses while supporting the Chamber’s mission to enhance the vitality of community. Furthermore, after an extensive strategic planning effort led by current Chamber Chairman, Joe Coleman of Decron Properties, it was again validated that DEIA

was an important and necessary next step to creating a stronger business climate for the Chamber and its membership.

Today, DEIA is part of the fabric of the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce. It has been thoughtfully woven into the Chamber’s culture and continues to stay centerstage in its programming and educational outreach.

This year, Ravi Singh, Crown Consulting, Inc.; Laura Ware, Flour, and Mary Taylor, PVJOBs, are leading the charge of the DEIA Committee. This group comprised of business leaders from large corporate companies to small mom-and-pop businesses are working together to move the needle in an effort to support a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce and business culture. Their work includes programming, marketing, education, leadership initiatives and more.

To find out more or to get involved in the Chamber’s DEIA initiatives, contact Chamber President/CEO, Chad Maender at 310.645.5151 or chad@laxcoastal.com.

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construction & engineering

Jenkins/Gales & Martinez, Inc.

310.645.0561 | www.jgminc.com

As a kid, Ryan Gales enjoyed tinkering with Legos and Transformers. Today, he is building on a much larger scale as the CEO of Jenkins/Gales & Martinez (JGM). Started by his father, it is one the of the largest minority-owned (and family-run) firms in their field. JGM offers services in six major categories: Project Management and Control, Urban Design and Architecture, Construction Management, Engineering, Transportation and Transit Management, Urban and Regional Analysis and Planning. They have worked on many major projects in California and around the country including schools, stadiums, and airports.

Ryan is most proud of working on airports because he says they are like “self-contained cities.” JGM has many projects at LAX, JFK, LaGuardia, Ontario, and Indianapolis, among others. The educational system in California has also benefitted from Ryan and his team’s expertise, as they have either built from scratch or remodeled many schools across California. In addition, they work with many major institutional facilities, commercial buildings, transit/transportation, public works infrastructure, and housing. A primary benefit of hiring JGM is that they are a smaller family-run business and can make decisions quickly. They see projects through from beginning to end. They are also proud to offer both architecture and construction management at one firm!

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Ryan would like to see the company grow, but in a smart and targeted way. As a massive sports fan, one of Ryan’s favorite projects is the Banc of CA soccer stadium in downtown L.A. He would love to do more stadiums in the future. Ryan and his company pride themselves on living by a few rules. As his grandfather taught him, “A man is only as good as his word.” Ryan says that if they say they are going to do something, they will do it and do it well. He also says that they would rather lose money than do a bad job. JGM and their team have a proven track record of meeting their client’s needs, on-time and within budget. So, if you have any kind of building needs (especially a sports stadium for Ryan), Jenkins/Gales and Martinez is available for any small to massive commercial projects, and they will get the job done, and done well!

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Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor San Jose City College Career Education Center Banc of California Stadium LAX Delta Airlines Terminal 2&3 Modernization Program

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Architect

Corgan

5800 Bristol Pkwy., Ste. 640 Culver City, CA 90230 310.873.3603 www.corgan.com

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

SAGA Architecture 233 California St. El Segundo, CA 90245 310.322.0022 sagarchitecture.com

Woods Bagot

304 South Broadway, Floor 2 Los Angeles, CA 90013 213.766.0445 www.woodsbagot.com

Construction

Clark Construction Group 18201 Von Karman Ave., Ste. 800 Irvine, CA 92612 714.427.2886 clarkconstruction.com

Clune Construction 725 S. Figueroa St., Ste. 300 Los Angeles, CA 90017 213.332.4842 www.clunegc.com

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

KRB Construction 2774 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064 310.766.5555 www.krbconstruction.net

PCL Construction Services, Inc.

655 North Central Ave., Ste. 1600 Glendale, CA 91203 818.246.3481 www.pcl.com

Substrata, Inc.

5800-A Hannum Ave., Ste. 240 Culver City, CA 90230 310.465.8840 www.substrata.com

Swinerton 200 North Main Street Santa Ana, CA 92701 213.896.3400 www.swinerton.com

Construction Communications & Management

PSM2 Inc. 2121 S. 48th St. Tempe, AZ 85252 602.468.0046 www.psm-2.com

Construction Management

AECOM Hunt

300 S. Grand Ave., 8th Fl. Los Angeles, CA 90071 213.593.8100 www.aecom.com

Hill International 100 Spectrum Center Dr., Ste.550 Irvine, CA 92618 949.474.2908 www.hillintl.com

LINXS

5901 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 200 Los Angeles, CA 90045 949.420.5000 www.lalinxs.com/

PADCOM LLC

13380 Silver Berry Circle Cerritos, CA 90703 310.662.3666 www.padcomdcm.com

Suffolk Construction Company, Inc. 550 S. Hope Street, Ste. 700 Los Angeles, CA 90071 213.861.6209 www.suffolk.com

Vanir Construction Management, Inc. 555 W. 5th St., Ste 675 Los Angeles, CA 90013 213.627.7371 www.vanir.com

Construction Management Consulting

Cumming Management Group, Inc. 523 W. 6th St., Ste. 1001

Los Angeles, CA 90014 213.405.0691 www.ccorpusa.com

Jenkins/Gales & Martinez, Inc. 6033 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 601 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.0561 www.jgminc.com

Make Good Company, LLC Inglewood, CA 90305 626.646.4417 www.makegoodcompany.com

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. 20401 S.W. Birch St., St. 300 Newport Beach, CA 92660 949.851.8383 www.mccarthy.com

Modern Times, Inc. 1892 E. Altadena Dr. Altadena, CA 91001 213.810.6105 moderntimesinc.com

Pradeep Consulting Services, Inc. 606 Daniel Freeman Cir. Inglewood, CA 90301 626.354.9074 www.pradeepconsulting.com

Rider Levett Bucknall

700 South Flower Street, Ste. 630 Los Angeles, CA 90017 213.689.1103 www.rlb.com

Weinbaum Management Group

111 Penn Ave. El Segundo, CA 90245 310.598.7107 www.wmgconsult.com

Construction Management/ Program Management

Anser Advisory 2677 North Main St. Santa Ana, CA 92705 310.621.6410 anseradvisory.com

CMTS LLC

5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 1105 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.390.9558 www.cmtsllc.com

Consultant/Land Use & Planning

Trifiletti Consulting, Inc. 1545 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 700 Los Angeles, CA 90017 213.315.2121 www.trifiletticonsulting.com

Cost Management, Estimating and Project Management

Turner & Townsend 6060 Center Drive., 10th Fl. Los Angeles, CA 90045 424.216.9593 www.turnerandtownsend.com

Design Firm

Selbert Perkins Design 432 Culver Blvd. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.822.5223 selbertperkins.com

Developer - Residential Fairfield Development LP 5355 Mira Sorrento Pl., Ste. 100 San Diego, CA 92121 858.626.8341 www.fairfieldresidential.com/

Engineering Firm

Arora Engineers

17777 Center Court Dr., Ste. 600 Cerritos, CA 90703 610.459.7900 www.AroraEngineers.com

Burns & McDonnell 617 W. Seventh St., Ste. 202 Los Angeles, CA 90017 213.631.5581 www.burnsmcd.com

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Burns Engineering, Inc

5901 W. Century Blvd., Ste.1560 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.359.8430 www.burns-group.com

Buro Happold

800 Wilshire Blvd., 16th Fl. Los Angeles, CA 90017 310.945.4800 www.burohappold.com

Jacobs 1000 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1140 Los Angeles, CA 90017 213.228.8229 http:www.jacobs.com

Mott MacDonald

1000 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 400 Los Angeles, CA 90017 323.694.5674 www.mottmac.com

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

PBS Engineers, Inc. 2100 E. Route 66, Ste. 210 Glendora, CA 91740 626.650.0350 www.pbsengineers.com

SENER Engineering and Systems, Inc. 800 Wilshire Blvd #700 Los Angeles, CA 90017 213.450.7518 www.group.sener

Engineering/ Construction

Arup

900 Wilshire Blvd., 19th Fl. Los Angeles, CA 90017 310.578.4400 www.arup.com

C&S Companies 2355 Northside Dr., Ste.350 San Diego, CA 92108 877. CS-SOLVE www.cscos.com

HDR, Inc. 3230 El Camino Real, Ste.200 Irvine, CA 92602 213.239.5800 hdrinc.com

Sommer Engineering Inc. 334 Walnut St. Newport Beach, CA 92663 949.689.7219 sommer-eng.com

Urban Engineers, Inc. 660 South Figueroa St. Los Angeles, California 90017 213.358.7900 urbanengineers.com

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. 6001 Rickenbacker Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90040 323.889.5300 www.woodplc.com

General Contractor

Austin Commercial, LP 5901 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 600 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.421.0269 www.austin-ind.com

TG Construction, Inc. 139 Nevada St. El Segundo, CA 90245 310.640.0220 www.tgconst.com

The PENTA Building Group

550 S. Hope St., Ste. 2640 Los Angeles, CA 90071 702.614.1678 pentabldggroup.com

Tutor Perini Building Corp. 601 S. Figueroa Street, Ste. 3750 Los Angeles, CA 90017 213.430.2325 www.tutorperini.com

Vulin Construction 4068 Huron Ave. Culver City, CA 90232 310.922.8466 www.vulinconstruction.com Infrastructure Design Firm

HNTB Corporation 6033 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 1050 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.417.8777 www.hntb.com

Landscape Architect/ Engineering Design

Lynn Capouya, Inc. Landscape Architects 17992 Mitchell S., Ste. 110 Irvine, CA 92614 949.756.0150 www.lcapouya.com

Did you know?

The Airfield & Terminal Modernization Program (ATMP) is a multi-billion-dollar group of project that will include airfield, terminal, and landside improvements, with a target completion date prior to the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic games. The ATMP includes a Concourse 0, Terminal 9, airfield safety improvements, and an elevated roadway system. The project is slated to get underway this year with the start of airfield enabling work.

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CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

From film student in college to a Compton crime scene photographer to a Certified Professional Photographer, Mike Harriel knows how to tell a story with just a photo image that will resonate for a very long time. Mike has captured and created photographic images for more than 30 years. He takes photos that inspire memories, thoughts, and emotions. He truly captures the essence of people, places, and events.

Mike transports your imagination into the beautiful landscapes he captures, as well as capturing the characteristics of the people he photographs.

If you hire Mike, you are not only guaranteed a professional, but he will ask a lot of questions to find out exactly what you want out of the photos and what they will be used for. He will offer creative suggestions and scout the locations at the exact time of day prior to events. He takes all kinds of photos including personal portraits, corporate and commercial projects, brand enhancement, media

campaigns, unique destinations, landscapes, and special events. Mike’s images can be put on metal, quality paper, acrylic and linen. Currently, he is preparing to photograph a personal portrait project called “Dads and Daughters.” It’s a pictorial on relationships between fathers and their daughters, a subject close to his heart since he is a Girl Dad of five! He hopes to release the pictorial book in 2023, around Father’s Day, with more pictorials to follow.

Mike wants you to know he is available and open for conversations to see if he is a good fit for your photographic needs. Even if you don’t need a photographer for something special right now, his wall art is available for sale to use in your office, reception area or home. He has an amazing collection of landscapes and nature in which the observer can mentally escape to the beautiful locations.

He will always give you quality work and his main goal is “Capturing images of your important moments that need to be seen, kept and remembered.”

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Mike Harriel, of Mike Harriel Photography, Our Cover Story Photographer 310.722.2244 | www.mikeharrielphotography.com Photographer: Mike Harriel Photographer: Mike Harriel

education

It was 1974 when Maria Davis was working in the Inglewood School District and decided to start her own daycare, so she could be home with her own kids. What started as a little in-home daycare grew into what is now called the Carousel School. It includes not only an infant center and preschool for the typically-developing and special needs/disabled children together, but also a nonpublic school for elementary through high school students, an adult program, and many other services for special needs/disabled people from ages 0-55. When they just had four locations of preschools in the 1990’s, Maria was asked to take care of a four-year-old child with Autism. Maria soon realized she needed various therapists to help. It was a great opportunity for kids with disabilities to be with their typically developing peers, an experience she says money can’t buy. At the time, the policy was for kids with disabilities to be in typical daycares, so many more disabled kids began to come to Maria’s program.

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Carousel School 310.645.9222 | www.carouselschool.com

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Childhood Education

Bright Horizons at Playa Vista 12126 W. Waterfront Dr. Los Angles, CA 90094 310.424.3168 www.brighthorizons.com/playavista

Education/Business

Carla Dickerson / World Financial Group / CA Lic# 0N13238 21221 S. Western Ave., Ste. 110 Torrance, CA 90501 909.538.3141 agents.worldfinancialgroup.com/ carla-dickerson

Education/Language

Braddock Drive Elementary

4711 Inglewood Blvd. Culver City, CA 90230 310.391.6707 braddockdres-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com

Education/STEM

Portal Schools 555 Aviation Blvd. El Segundo, CA 90245 410.733.0677 www.portalschools.org

When the special needs kids aged out of preschool, they would leave to go to a school for children with disabilities. Maria knew she could do better, so she opened her own nonpublic school for them. The school grew and grew due to the demand. They hired a specialist from India, who had a method of teaching nonverbal children to type answers and use pictures to communicate. With this method, Maria and her team found that the nonverbal kindergarten kids were extremely intelligent. Carousel School and their success even made it onto “60 Minutes”! After the airing, Maria’s email blew up and everyone wanted to send their children to Carousel. Maria then expanded the school through high school, and later added an adult program too. In the adult program, they learn life skills and help with charities such as Meals on Wheels.

There are so many success stories. One child wouldn’t speak or do anything when she came to the school. Now as an adult, she is a spokesperson for Unicef and has won five gold medals for the Special Olympics. Another nonverbal boy got on stage to sing the song from Aladdin, “A Whole New World.” Everyone has something to give the world, and Carousel provides kids a chance to find their gift.

Although the school is government-funded, they need more money for the added expenses due to new requirements and rising costs. They graciously accept donations if you would like to contribute to help Maria and Carousel’s goal, “to give every child a chance and help these children and adults achieve their highest potential possible.”

Education/Training

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

Venice Skills Center 611 5th Ave. Venice, CA 90291 310.664.5888 www.veniceskillscenter.org

Educational Consulting

AT College Consulting El Segundo, CA 90245 310.634.8437 www.atcollegeconsulting.com

Psychology/ Education Services

EBS Children’s InstituteLos Angeles 8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 320 Los Angeles, CA 90045 424.331.9212 www.ebscila.com

School/Elementary

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

Kentwood Elementary School 8401 Emerson Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.8977 kentwoodes-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com

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

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

Playa del Rey Elementary School 12221 Juniette St. Culver City, CA 90230 310.827.3560 playadelreyes-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com

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

The Open Magnet Charter Elementary School 5540 W. 77th St. Westchester, CA 90045 310.568.0735 www.opencharter.org

Westport Heights Elementary School 6011 W. 79th St. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.5611 www.westportheights.org

Windsor Hills Math/Science/ Aerospace Magnet 5215 Overdale Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90043 323.293.6251 windsor-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com

WISH Community Elementary School 6550 W. 80th St. Los Angeles , CA 90045 310.410.9940 www.wishcharter.org

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School/ Elementary & Middle

Goethe International Charter School 12500 Braddock Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.306.3484 www.goethecharterschool.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 www.st-jeromeschool.org

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

Westchester Lutheran Church & School 7831 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.5422 www.wlcs.org

School/High St. Bernard High School 9100 Falmouth Ave. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.823.4651 www.stbernardhs.org

Venice High School 13000 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.577.4200 www.venicehs.org/

Westchester Enriched Sciences

Magnets

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 www.wishcharter.org

School/Middle Katherine Johnson STEM Academy 8701 Park Hill Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90045 323.673.1230 kjstemacademy.org

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

Wright Middle School STEAM Magnet 6550 W. 80th St. Westchester, CA 90045 310.258.6600 www.wrightms.org

School/Preschool

Westchester Parent’s Nursery School 8619 Aviation Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90301 310.670.5522 www.wpns.org

School/ Preschool to Adult

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

School/ Preschool, Elementary & Middle

Westside Neighborhood School 5401 Beethoven St. Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.574.8650 www.wns-la.org

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

7899 La Tijera Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045 Ph. (310) 645-9222 carouselschool.com

Voted as “One of the Best Child Care Centers” in the HomeTown News & Argonaut Newspaper

Westchester, CA 90045 310.665.6800 www.otis.edu

Trophies/Plaques

Trophymasters 8331 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.6443 www.trophymasterstore.com

Visual Presentations

Lux Virtual 530 East 4th Port Angeles, WA 98362 805.895.3715 www.luxvirtual.com

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ENTERTAINMENT

entertainment

Paradise Bound Yacht Charters

310.305.8884 | www.paradiseboundyachtcharters.com

If you hear a trumpet playing near the Ritz, it’s probably Captain Alex Balian from Paradise Bound Yacht Charters! You can find Capt. Alex, his wife Marlene, the Silver Eagle (his 42’ sailing yacht), and his trumpet docked right outside the Ritz Carlton in Marina del Rey.

Captain Alex served in the U.S. Navy for 27 years, 4 commands, 15 Navy ships, and 22 countries worldwide. He knows the sea! After retiring from the Navy with a silver star for being shot at, sunk, and escaping with his crew in Vietnam, he returned to southern CA. He knew his passion was on the water and moved from military service to “paradise.”

Founded in 1990, Paradise Bound Yacht Charters has about one thousand charters a year. The 42’ sailing yacht holds six people plus Capt. Alex, who skippers, and his wife, Marlene, who is the “hostess with the mostess”! They own the business and do all the work themselves, so they know it’s done right! “With the wind in their sails,” they mostly sail the coast from Marina del Rey to Venice, Ocean Park, Santa Monica, and Malibu. They are a full-service company and can host weddings (Capt. Alex is licensed minister), burials at sea, corporate events, romantic cruises, sailing trips, fishing trips, etc…. Capt. Alex says if it’s legal, they do it! And if you have more than six and up to 300 people, he can accommodate you with access to larger yachts too.

Not to toot his own horn, but Capt. Alex says, “there’s no better way to see the coast than on a sailing yacht with Captain Alex.” And after 32 years, they have no plans of retiring; they love what they do and want to share it with everyone. So, “come sail with the best!” Capt. Alex will even play his trumpet for you…when appropriate!

Author

Purple Sloth Media

1445 W. Sepulveda St. San Pedro, CA 90732 310.561.6501 www.purpleslothmedia.com

Boat Charter/ Yacht Charter/Event Venue

Blue Pacific Yachting

4519 Admiralty Way, St. C

Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.305.7245 www.bluepacificyachting.com

California Yacht Club 4469 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.4567 www.calyachtclub.com

City Cruises by Hornblower 13755 Fiji Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.301.6000 www.cityexperiences.com

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

Paradise Bound Yacht Charters

The Ritz-Carlton 4375 Admiralty Way, Dock E600 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.305.8884 www.paradiseboundyachtcharters.com

Brewery

Surfridge Brewing Co. 137 Nevada St. El Segundo, CA 90245 424.277.1102 www.surfridgebrewery.com

Casino

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

Community Theater

Kentwood Players 8301 Hindry Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.5156 www.kentwoodplayers.org

DJ Service

Montjoy Enterprises PO Box 451671 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.877.8805 www.montjoyenterprises.com

Entertainment/ Music

Ghostwriter Music, LLC Santa Clarita, CA 91321 615.760.5424 www.ghostwritermusic.com

Mustol Music 3761 Maplewood Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.397.3590 www.mustolmusic.com

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Event Planning

Helping-Handz

Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.529.1281

Movie Picture Technology IMAX 12582 W. Millennium Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90094 310.255.5500 www.imax.com

Podcast

Born to Talk Radio Show

Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.351.0983 www.borntotalkradioshow.com

Publishing Westchester Living 12411 Fielding Cir., Apt. 5206 Playa Vista, CA 90094 516.314.5018 www.bestversionmedia.com

Sportfishing/Whale Watching

Marina del Rey Sportfishing 13759 Fiji Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.822.3625 www.mdrsf.com

Sports/Professional

Los Angeles Chargers 3333 Susan St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626 714.540.7100 www.chargers.com

Los Angeles Clippers 6951 S. Centinela Ave. Playa Vista, CA 90094 213.204.2800 www.clippers.com

Los Angeles Rams 29899 Agoura Rd., Ste. 200 Agoura Hills, CA 90301 818.540.2901 www.therams.com

Sports/Rugby

LA Giltinis 1160 E. Mariposa Ave. El Segundo, CA 90245 424.218.6671 giltinis.com

Tours/Custom Group Tours

LA VIP Tours 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Ste 207 Los Angeles, CA 90028 323.463.3333 www.starlinetours.com

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Conversations

financial/insurance services

KVG Insurance Services 424.371.8965 | www.kvginsurance.com

As a proud Westchester resident for over two decades, Karla Garcia has recently ventured out on her own as an Independent Agency Owner for KVG Insurance Services. She has peripherally been around the Chamber for many years and was excited to become a member with her own business. She has jumped into Chamber life with both feet, by becoming a sponsor of the 4th of July parade (which she has attended every year) and even donating her husband’s classic cars to use in the parade.

Karla began her career in accounting, but after working part-time for a family member in insurance, she knew that was her calling. KVG handles a lot of Home and Auto Insurance and is also finding a niche with Workman’s Compensation. Karla is passionate about helping small businesses succeed and protecting them and their employees. Her goal is to help her community protect what they’ve worked so hard for. She is so involved in helping small businesses in our community, that she even has her own Facebook group, Silicon Beach Word of Mouth. She wants to bring people together, connect them and highlight their businesses (kind of like the Chamber does!).

A transaction she is most proud of was when she helped a woman who was starting a daycare get insurance (which, strangely enough, doesn’t legally require insurance.) The woman couldn’t afford much, but Karla was able to find an inexpensive policy with great coverage. She also referred some of her friends’ children to become clients of the daycare! One of the strangest requests Karla received was insuring a car with the owner’s artwork on it. They wanted the artwork on the car also insured…no carriers wanted to take that on.

Karla says that one of the biggest challenges with her business is knowing when a client isn’t a good fit. She is a very digital agency, sending proposals through video and documents to sign digitally. Karla has found that some people really like paper and even want to pay her in cash. She doesn’t think that’s a good fit for her company. The advice she gives people starting in the business is to know who your ideal client is. Karla works with many small businesses, and then ends up doing personal insurance for them too.

Karla Garcia at KVG Insurance is a great fit for you if you are looking for personal attention from a broker who is dedicated to finding you exactly what you need in coverage and cost, and/or if you are a small business wanting to protect your employees and business. Karla’s goal with her clients is providing “peace of mind.”

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401(k) Benefits/Pensions

Larchmont Financial

6100 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1560 Los Angeles, CA 90048 424.258.0787 www.Larchmont401K.com

TCG A Hub International Company

600 Corporate Pointe, Ste. 600 Culver City, CA 90230 310.701.2161 www.hubinternational.com

Accounting/CPA

Richard Moon & Associates 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 1580

Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.484.0800 www.rmacpas.com

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

SBAI Silicon Beach Accounting Insights

840 Apollo St., Ste. 100 El Segundo, CA 90245 424.260.1222 www.sbaigroup.com

The Pun Group LLP 200 E. Sandpoint Ave, Ste. 600 Santa Ana, CA 92707 949.777.8801 www.pungroup.com

Accounting/Tax Services

M. Debra Reno, CPA 8055 W. Manchester Ave., Ste. 550

Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.822.2222 www.mdrenocpa.com

Bank

First Citizens Bank 898 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Ste. 100 El Segundo, CA 90245 310.538.1776 www.firstcitizens.com

Banking/Credit Union

Kinecta Federal Credit Union - El Segundo 888 N. Nash St. El Segundo, CA 90245 310.607.2169 www.xfcu.org

Kinecta Federal Credit Union - MB 1440 E. Rosecrans Ave. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 310.741.9718 www.kinecta.org

Kinecta Federal Credit Union - Westchester 8601 Lincoln Blvd., Ste. 130 Westchester, CA 90045 310.410.9672 www.kinecta.org

SkyOne Federal Credit Union

14600 Aviation Blvd. Hawthorne, CA 90250 310.491.7559 www.Skyone.org

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FAP-1966F-A edwardjones.com Member SIPC When it comes to your to-do list, put your future first. To find out how to get your financial goals on track, contact us for a complimentary review. Ramona Ivy, ChFC®, CLU® Financial Advisor 4551 Glencoe Avenue Suite 240 Marina Del Rey, CA 90292-6385 310-301-2183

Credit Card Processing

Merchant Connecting 7957 Sausalito Ave. West Hills, CA 91304 818.456.8431 www.merchantconnecting.com

Financial Advisor

Ameriprise Financial 205 E. El Segundo Blvd. El Segundo, CA 90245 310.496.5563 www.ameripriseadvisors.com/jose.l.quintanilla

Edward Jones Investments Office of Ramona Ivy 4551 Glencoe Ave., Ste. 240 Marina del Rey, CA 902926385 310.301.2183 www.edwardjones.com/ramona-ivy

Edward Jones Office of Audrey Stansbury 1230 Rosecrans Ave., Ste.209 Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 310.725.7034 www.edwardjones.com/

Gerber Kawasaki 2716 Ocean Park Blvd. #2022 Los Angeles, CA 90066 949.683.2913 gerberkawasaki.com

Margaret May Insurance & Financial Services 4217 Via Marina, Ste. 213 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 323.333.3470 www.margaretmayfinancial.com

Financial Planning/ Services

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

DeLarme Wealth Management / Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. 58 Malaga Cove Plaza Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 424.250.1725 delarmewm.com

Edward Jones Investment Offices of Sharon Cooper 4551 Glencoe Ave., Ste. 240 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.301.2183 www.edwardjones.com/financial-advisor

Financial Services/ Employee Benefits

Luanne Casillas - Financial Concepts of America 4132 Katella Ave., Ste. 202 Los Alamitos, CA 90720 310.780.1393 livingbenefitsexperts.com/blend2day

Health/Life Insurance

South Bay Pacific Insurance Group 21250 Hawthorne Blvd. Ste. 500 Torrance, CA 90503 949.681.6012 www.pacfigroup.com

Income Tax Services

ProTax Service 322 Culver Blvd., Ste. 5 Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.869.0038 www.ProTaxService.com

Insurance

Edsel D’souzaCitrust Insurance Agency 12049 Culver Dr. Culver City, CA 90230 310.717.3147 www.citrust-insurance.com

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

Goldline Insurance and Financial Services 201 N. Harbor Blvd., Ste. 100 Fullerton, CA 92832 310.487.8111 renecarrion.com

Liberty Mutual Insurance 3000 Olympic Blvd., Bldg. 4 Santa Monica, CA 90404 310.280.8527 www.libertymutual.com/insurance-agent/ california/santa-monica-0493/teddy-brown

Paul Major State Farm Agent 12030 Washington Blvd., Ste. A Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.482.3990 www.paulrmajor.com

Tatiana Ruiz More Insurance Agency 8705 Truxton Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.450.8833 www.coveredwithmore.com

Insurance/Life

New York LifeCedric Joins 2029 Century Park E., Ste. 950 Los Angeles, CA 90067 424.386.4737 www.newyorklife.com/agent/cjoins

Insurance

Property, Casualty, Commercial, Workman’s Comp.

KVG Insurance Services PO Box 45741 Los Angeles, CA 90045 424.371.8965 www.kvginsurance.com

Mortgage Consultant

Fairway Independent Mortgage Company 5967 West 3rd St., Ste. 203 Los Angeles, CA 90036 213.271.4418 www.fairwayindependentmc.com/about-us

Payroll Service

PayrollCentric

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

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LAX Coastal Magazine 2022-23 | 41 BennysTacos.com 7101 W. Manchester Ave. | Westchester 90045 | 310 .6 70. 822 6 915 Wilshire Blvd. | Santa Monica 90401 | 310 .45 1. 020 0 10401 Venice Blvd. | Culver City 90232 | 42 4. 298 . 832 7 Fresh & Healthy Cooked Just for You! Authentic Tacos, Burritos, Salads & Rotisserie Chicken Handmade Corn & Flour Totitllas Voted One of the Best Burritos, Best Tacos & Best Bargain Eats on the Westside! 15% OFF DINE IN / TAKE OUT Mention this ad or bring a pic on your phone. Not to be combined with any other discounts/coupons. Let Us Do Your Next Catering 20% OFF CATERING Call Benny 818.612.3875 Not to be combined with any other discounts/coupons. If it is feeding a family of 4 or a company of 400, Benny’s Tacos always makes sure there is a smile on everyone’s face! Cater Your Next Event with Benny’s!

food & beverage

Benny’s Tacos & Rotisserie Chicken 310.670.8226 | www.bennystacos.com

In 1972, when Benny Borsakian was just a child, he and his parents came to America from Romania, with only $400 in their pockets. They were hungry. Benny says it’s not fun to be hungry. As just a kid, he vowed when he got older that he wanted to feed people. It makes him happy to see people eat.

It began when Benny was working for the family business in cosmetics and wanted to make extra money. He decided to buy a Johnny Rockets in Agoura Hills. This is where he says that he learned so much about the restaurant business through the courses and classes they had to take. After a few years, someone offered a nice amount to buy his restaurant, so he couldn’t pass it up. He realized he really loved the restaurant industry, but wanted to keep it simple, like Johnny Rockets. His love of Mexican food was perfect, and he found a location in Venice. That’s when Benny’s Tacos began!

Then, someone made an offer to buy the location and he needed to move. Benny was reading an amazing article in the Argonaut about a cook at a taco restaurant in Westchester who saved a child from being abducted from the park across the street. Not only was it a wonderful story, but in the picture, the sign on the taco restaurant caught his eye. He went to talk to the current owners who told him he came at the perfect time as they wanted to sell the restaurant. It was a mess, the location needed work, and the restaurant wasn’t making any money. Benny fixed up the location, served his fresh made-to-order Mexican food, and it became a huge success. Such a success, that he opened another restaurant in Santa Monica and found some wonderful partners. Josh Rabbie is an experienced chef who has worked in Europe and various culinary restaurants in the U.S. He oversees some of the most important aspects of the business including schedules, monitoring food, etc. Darius Tahmasebi, a business manager with vast experience in the restaurant business, maintains all the equipment in three locations, day and night. When the Santa Monica restaurant proved successful, they opened another restaurant in Culver City. They are currently looking for space in West Hollywood for restaurant number four!

Their food is ALWAYS made-to-order with only fresh, quality ingredients and served in large portions. Even with the hard economy, they don’t skimp on fine ingredients or portion sizes, like many other restaurants are now doing. They make everything from scratch, including their three different salsas (that aren’t as easy to make as Benny first thought

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it would be!) Benny’s is more than just tacos; they also serve burritos, quesadillas, rotisserie chicken, soups, salads, enchiladas, and breakfast dishes. You can eat at the restaurants, take home orders, use one the many delivery services they work with, or cater an event or party. They cater for huge companies such as Delta and Google. Additionally, they are an approved vendor for LAUSD, and provide burrito lunch boxes with safety seals to hospitals, fire departments, etc.

Benny and his team are also such generous and valuable members of our community. They give back in so many ways, including hosting school, kids’ sports, and various charity events where Benny’s donates back 15-20% of proceeds made on a certain day. Not only is Benny’s heart big, but so are his burritos – you can’t beat Benny’s for great, fresh, quality Mexican food!

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Beverages

L.A. Grind Coffee

& Tea Bar

1412 S. Redondo Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019 323.475.7001 www.lagrindcoffeeandteabar.com

Lavazza Group 9200 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 218 West Hollywood, CA 90069 213.221.9188 www.lavazza.com

Catering

Air Culinaire Worldwide 5830 W. Cypress St. Tampa, FL 33607 813.449.6000 www.airculinaireworldwide.com

Rise & Shine Catering 6511 1/4 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.649.0906 www.riseandshinecatering.com

Food Delivery/Catering

OBP Logistics

Los Angeles, CA 90043 213.605.2188 www.obplogistics.com

Food Production/Export

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

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

Food Truck Cakes by Chante (Mobile Bakery)

8306 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 255 Beverly Hills, CA 90211 323.236.3210 www.cakesbychante.com

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Restaurant

AKASHA Restaurant 9543 Culver Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 310.845.1700 www.akasharestaurant.com

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

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

2301 Rosecrans Ave., Ste. 1125 El Segundo, CA 90245 310.643.6911 www.flemingssteakhouse.com

Loyola Pizza 8412 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.641.8666 loyolapizza.com

Proper Coffee 8601 Lincoln Blvd., Ste. 140 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.341.9416

Sausal 219 Main St. El Segundo, CA 90245 310.322.2721 www.sausal.com

Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill 4371 Glencoe Ave., Ste. B5 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.301.4441 www.sharkys.com

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

The Proud Bird Food Bazaar & Events Center 11022 Aviation Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.3093 www.theproudbird.com

Truxton’s American Bistro 8611 Truxton Ave. Westchester, CA 90045 310.417.8789 www.truxtonsamericanbistro.com

Restaurant/Bar & Grill

Darrow’s New Orleans Grill 21720 Avalon Blvd., Ste. 102B Carson, CA 90745 424.570.0531 www.darrowsneworleansgrill.com

Melody Bar & Grill 9132 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Westchester, CA 90045 310.670.1994 www.melodylax.com

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

Restaurant/Mediterranean

Kebab Bar 8730 S Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 424.800.2626 kebab-bar.com

Restaurant/Mexican

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

Restaurant/Pizzeria

LaRocco’s Pizzeria 8806 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.642.0029 www.laroccospizzeria.com/los-angeles

Papa JohnsWestchester 5654 W. Manchester Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.410.7272 www.papajohns.com

Restaurant/Vegan

Hart House 8901 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 213.320.5900 www.myharthouse.com

Wine/Beer/Spirits

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

Riboli Family Wine Estates 737 Lamar Street Los Angeles, CA 90031 323.223.1401 riboliwines.com

WineWithTraciONEHOPE Wine Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.591.7360 bit.ly/winewithtraci

Did you know?

Fun facts from Food & Beverage:

• California has nearly 70,000 eating and drinking locations, the most of any state.

• The busiest day of the year for restaurants is Mother’s Day. Make your reseverations now for Sunday, May 14.

• One-third of Americans’ first job was in a restaurant

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freight forwarding

Universal Cargo 424.888.7959 www.universalcargo.com

In 1985, Devin Burke began his career in Freight Forwarding, a relatively new business, which has only been around since the 1970’s, when the U.S. began importing more from Asia. In 2000, he bought Universal Cargo Management, and his wife Shirley joined him as the office manager. Today, they even have two of their sons working there, so it’s a real family business.

Freight Forwarding is the middleman between shipping/air transport and importers/exporters. They handle everything involved in getting freight on/off ships and planes and to their final destination. Universal Cargo Management (UCM) has primarily been in the ocean freight business, managing cargo all over the world, mainly from Asia. UCM specializes in full containers and imports (some exports). Their niche has been cargo out of China and Southeast Asia, mainly home furniture, lighting, décor. Most of their furniture importers are small to medium companies in the Midwest and on the East Coast…But the sky’s the limit for UCM, as they are launching their new air freight division, hiring experts in that field who will transport a variety of products.

Why choose Universal Cargo? As Devin says, “We have a culture. We seek to enrich the lives of those within our company and those we do business with.” They know that a happy employee also makes a happy customer. They take care of their staff in many ways, through good pay, celebrations, contests, etc. The owners and staff really CARE and live by their core values: C-customer service, A-availabilty, R-resourcefulness, E-evolving.

They find that most of their competitors outside of the U.S. usually don’t care about customer service, but more about low rates. At Universal Cargo Management, they really care about their customers, are solution-based, and are fun to do business with…They also plan to be flying high this year with their new air freight division.

Air & Ocean Import/Export

Apex Logistics International, Inc. 18554 S. Susana Rd. Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221 310.665.0288 www.apexglobe.com

Express Delivery Same Day Shipping

Qwqer Express

400 Continental Blvd., 6th Fl. El Segundo, CA 90245 310.426.2976 www.qwqer.com

Freight Forwarder

A-Link Freight, Inc. 8350 Isis Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.216.1881 www.raklogistics.com

ARC Air Logistics, Inc. 1950 E. 220th St., Ste. 201 Long Beach, CA 90810 310.549.3778 www.arc-logistics.com

Custodia Freight Services Inc. 155 N. Lake Ave., 8th Fl. Pasadena, CA 91101 626.765.6053 www.custodiafreight.com

Universal Cargo 5401 Alvern Cir., Ste. F Los Angeles, CA 90045 424.888.7959 www.universalcargo.com

Worldwide Logistics Ltd. 1511 Francisco St., Ste. A Torrance, CA 90501 562.988.8778 www.worldwidelogisticsltd.com

Freight Forwarder/ Customs Broker

a. hartrodt (USA), Inc. 2293 W. 190th St. Torrance, CA 90504 310.645.0357 www.hartrodt.com

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

Adcom Worldwide LAX 1111 E. Watson Center Rd., Unit E Carson, CA 90745 310.216.0379 www.adcomworldwide.com

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

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

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

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

Carmichael International Service

1200 Corporate Center Dr., Ste. 200 Monterey Park, CA 91754 213.353.0800 www.carmnet.com

CEVA Logistics 19600 Western Ave. Torrance, CA 90501 310.972.5500 www.cevalogistics.com

CEVA Logistics - Honda 700 Van Ness Ave., 300 1N380 Torrance, CA 90501 310.781.4218

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

DACHSER USA Air & Sea Logistics Inc. 5220 Pacific Concourse Dr., Ste. 360 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.0088 www.dachserusa.com

DHL Global Forwarding 19900 Vermont Ave., Ste. A Torrance, CA 90502 310.536.5400 www.dhl-usa.com

DSV Air & Sea Inc. 2100 W. 195th St. Torrance, CA 90501 310.414.1516 www.dsv.com

Express Line Corporation 901 W. Arbor Vitae St. Inglewood, CA 90301 310.645.1355 www.expresslinecorporation.com

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

Hayward Meridian Inc. 2875 Pomona Blvd. Pomona, CA 91768 909.594.0082 www.hayward-pool.com

HPL-Apollo LLC 5330 W. 102nd St. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.258.6148 www.hplapollo.com

James G. Wiley Co. 5305 W. 102nd St. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.641.6422 www.jgwiley.com

JAS Forwarding USA Inc. 1975 Charles Willard St. Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220 310.609.9330 www.jas.com

Jet Pro, Inc. 19110 S. Vermont Ave. Gardena, CA 90248 310.670.1409 jetproinc.com

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

Leman USA Inc. 21221 S. Western Ave., Ste. 210 Torrance, CA 90501 310.641.3776 www.lemanusa.com

Michael C McCann President

Newtrans Overseas, Inc. 9690 Telstar Ave., Ste. 206 El Monte, CA 91731 310.215.8901 www.newtransoverseas.com

Rock-It Cargo 5343 W. Imperial Hwy., Ste. 900 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.410.0935 www.rockitcargo.com

Senderex Cargo Inc. 17022 Montanero Ave., Ste.6 Carson, CA 90746 310.342.2900 www.senderex.com

Trans LAX, LLC d/b/a Scan Global Logistics 1560 W. 190th St. Torrance, CA 90501 310.637.5447 www.transgroup.com

UPS Supply Chain Solutions 1201 W. Olympic Blvd., 3rd Fl. Los Angeles, CA 90015 310.404.2800 www.ups-scs.com

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

W J Byrnes/ Byrnes Logistics

615 N. Nash St., Ste. 201 El Segundo, CA 90245 310.615.2825 www.wjbyrnes.com

Freight Forwarder/ Logistics

DAJ LLC Los Angeles, CA 90043 727.564.6423 dajllc.org

Import/Export

Cavalier Logistics 2205 E. Carson St. Carson, CA 90810 310.680.2013 www.cavlog.com

Logistics Provider

Aramex California Ltd. 3750 W. Century Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90303 424.750.9338 www.aramex.com

Shipping Services

Universal Express International 5341 W. 104th St. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.243.2900 www.homeshipping.com

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health & beauty

Ashfit Solution

929.274.3481 | www.fitashley.com

From using a walker to becoming a warrior…In 2011, Ashley Shaw had a flourishing career as a Deputy Sherriff in the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department. She was being groomed for the SWAT Team and receiving a huge promotion. While driving to a team meeting, a speeding car ran into her and ended her career. She had to have neck and back surgery; she could barely walk and used a walker. Doctors told her that she would never be able to do much more than walk.

Ashley was challenged by this and determined to prove those doctors wrong. After she taught herself to walk again, and despite chronic pain, struggles with depression and a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia, Ashley transformed her own life and AshFit Solutions was formed.

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Beauty Consultant

Beach Bunz 310.502.3367 beachbunztanning.com

Monica Johnson, Independent Skin Care Consultant Mary Kay, Inc. Los Angeles, CA 90043 213.220.4521 www.marykay.com/mjohnson-quary

Fitness Training

FIT4MOM Westside

Playa Vista, CA 760.954.2490 westside.fit4mom.com

Fitness/Nutrition/ Meal Prep

Ashfit Solutions

46-E Peninsula Center, Ste.113 Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 929.274.3481 www.fitashley.com

Yaad Fitness Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.621.7027 Yaadfitness.com

Gymnastics/Children

Broadway Gymnastics School 5433 Beethoven Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.302.0035 www.broadwaygym.com

Hair Salon

HeadQuarters Salon

6214 W. 87th St. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.3397 www.hq-salon.com

Health/Fitness Club

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

Image Consultant

Fashionably Wealthy by Bobbie Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.701.9418 fashionablywealthy.com Skincare/Cosmetics

Chica Beauty Redondo Beach, CA 90278 310.776.0524 www.chicabeauty.com

Youth Sports

Beach Cities Volleyball 540 Maple Ave. Torrance, CA 90503 310.546.9150 www.beachcitiesvbc.com/

Youth Sports/Softball & Tee Ball

Westchester del Rey Little League 6000 Will Rogers St. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.0903 www.wdrll.org

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Ashley is more than just a certified personal trainer. With a degree in Psychology and an MBA, she is also life coach, fight trainer, nutrition coach, lifeguard/swim instructor, motivational speaker, and bestselling author. She believes being fit includes the Mind, Body, and Soul. They are all interconnected. Ashley really gets to know her clients, what makes them tick, and taps into their experiences to get the best out of them. Ashley can relate to her clients. Having been through chronic pain, trauma, being chubby and teased about looks as a kid, Ashley says she IS the person she trains. Her clients know if SHE can do it, so can THEY!

As far as nutrition goes, Ashley is co-partner/owner with her husband in the meal prep business, Good to Go Food Prep, which delivers fresh, healthy meals. With their team based out of Orange County, they make it a priority to give back to the community by hosting their own food drives and working with the unhoused and relocation shelters.

Ashley is proof that you can defy the odds, overcome many obstacles, and do whatever you set your mind up to do. She says it’s never too late to make a healthy lifestyle shift and it’s not as hard as you think.

Ashley is an inspiration to us all! She wants to help the healthy lifestyle movement grow. If you are interested in creating a healthy life (physically, mentally, and emotionally), know it’s never too late to overcome any personal challenges and become Ash Fit too.

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home & business improvement

All Level Installations of Finish Carpentry Inc. 424.336.6364 | www.alllevelinstallations.com

“From Vision to Reality,” family-run All Level Installations of Finish Carpentry, Inc. installs finished carpentry such as millwork, doors, windows, trim work, moldings, cabinetry, paneling, siding, decking and the interiors. Catering to mainly mid-scale commercial buildings and also homeowners, Martin Estrada, a Hispanic first generation American, is the first business owner in his family.

Martin’s grandfather used to build houses. He would join him when he was a child but didn’t think he would pursue this kind of career. He fell into the business while he worked for a moving company and a carpenter friend offered him a job. Martin fell in love with the business. He much preferred Finished Carpentry over just moving people in/out of homes. He found his love for making things with his hands and just went on from there.

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Cabinetry Sales/ Kitchen Design

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

Finish Carpentry Installations

All Level Installations of Finish Carpentry Inc. 5757 W. Century Blvd., Suite 700 Los Angeles, CA 90045 424.336.6364 www.alllevelinstallations.com

Furniture Rental

Cort Furniture Los Angeles, CA 90045 www.cort.com

Interior Design

Nature Design Studio Los Angeles, CA 90045 323.454.3058 www.naturedesign.studio

Lighting Sales

Parker Lighting, Inc. 201 W. Manchester Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90301 310.674.8193 www.parkerlighting.com

Tile & Stone Distribution

Rock Mill Tile & Stone Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.324.5184 www.rockmillstone.com

Wholesale Water Agency

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California PO Box 54153 Los Angeles, CA 90054 213.217.5538 www.mwdh2o.com

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Martin started his career in the Carpenters Union and decided to launch his own company in 2015. He loves to create things from scratch. He and his crew can take a few pieces of plywood and hardware, and create something beautiful, making something out of nothing. With a team of up to 15 installers, Martin Estrada is the lead contractor at All Level Installations. He has five children and hopes that one day they will want to take over the family business.

All Level Installations works one-on-one with the building owners, contractors, or homeowners and caters directly to the client, making changes depending on what the clients wants. All Level buys all their materials wholesale, with no markup to the customer. Martin says it’s about the craftsmanship, not about the profit. Martin is very meticulous and likes to see projects done 100 percent. He wants to see a fine final product and make his clients happy.

Martin would like to grow the business and get even more large company, commercial and government contracts. So, especially if you have a large building project, and want an honest, talented, reputable, hardworking company to install finish carpentry, give All Level Installations a call!

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The LAX Coastal Education Foundation is Proud to Partner with our Local Schools! More than $63,000 was distributed in STEM & Art Grants in September. Since 2017, the foundation has distributed more than $350,000 to support our public, private, charter, magnet and parochial schools! Calling all runners, booth vendors and sponsors! Save the date for our 3rd Annual Rock Roll & Run in partnership with LMU on March 4, 2023. More details coming soon. Next up: Third Annual Art Show + Competition Winter 2022 & Third Annual Spelling Bee Spring 2023 info@laxcoastaledfoundation.com ROCK ROLL & RUN

TAKING LUXURY TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Villa del Mar Apartments & Marina’s renova�on is complete! Our community upgrades are modern and elegant. Our buildings are almost full, so schedule an appointment now!

Upgrades include: washer & dryer in residence, stainless appliance package, hardwood-style flooring and natural stone counters in kitchens and baths, new state-of-the-art fitness center, enhanced pool & spa, outdoor entertaining area with stainless steel BBQs and firepit.

Our community boasts floor plans that are among the largest in the Marina, plus a tennis court, a full-size basketball court, and lots of guest parking.

Treat yourself to the good life at Villa del Mar!

villadelmarmdr.com 310.823.4644 13999 Marquesas Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292

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Gather Together LAX Coastal Chamber Meeting Promotion: • 10% off published food and beverage pricing (excluding alcohol) • 10% off Audio Visual • Discounted Self-Parking Reach out to Jennifer Payne-Grant at 310-417-4531 or email jennifer.payne-grant@westin.com.

hospitality

The Inn at Venice Beach 310.821.2557 | www.innatvenicebeach.com

Location, Location, Location…With sandy beaches, Italian-inspired canals, trendy Abbot Kinney Blvd., and the famous Venice Boardwalk, you can’t beat the Inn at Venice Beach for a wonderful stay. You can find it by looking for their iconic 18-foot resident mosaic mermaid, which you can easily see from the street. Their 43 guest rooms and 5 loft suites each have beautiful balconies. They also have on-site parking, which at Venice Beach is pure gold! The hotel has a bohemian, eclectic vibe with its lively colors and 1950’s Venice Beach photography on the walls.

The rooms are all equipped with 42” flat-screen TVs, complimentary WiFi, Keurig coffeemakers, and mini-refrigerators. They even have a bike rental business right at the hotel, so you can just take a ride down the Venice Boardwalk from there. The Inn is also looking to partner with local restaurants, spas, and other businesses to create various packages for their guests.

What’s unique about the Inn at Venice Beach is the staff and service. Team members have been there for 20 years. They remember faces and make relationships. The patrons are not just guests, but like an extended family. They are valued and remembered. It’s a home away from home for many.

The Inn at Venice Beach also hosts many celebrities, NFL players, and other famous people. Because it is so nice, but also small and incognito, they have their privacy and a safe space without paparazzi. But even if you aren’t a celebrity or famous, all their guests are still treated like VIPs. Because of this, they have many repeat customers and welcome that.

The Inn at Venice Beach is a perfect place for a vacation, business trip, wedding party, reunion, whatever the reason may be…they want to be your “home away from home destination.”

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HOSPITALITY

Hotel/Motel/ Bed & Breakfast

AC Hotel

Los Angeles South Bay 2130 E. Maple Ave. El Segundo, CA 90245 310.322.3333 www.ac-hotels.com

Aloft El Segundo

Los Angeles Airport 475 N. Pacific Coast Hwy. El Segundo , CA 90245 424.290.5555 www.aloftelsegundolax.com

Courtyard by Marriott LAX

6161 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.649.1400 marriott.com/laxcy

Courtyard by Marriott

Los Angeles Westside 6333 Bristol Pkwy. Culver City, CA 90230 310.484.7000 www.marriott.com/laxcv

Courtyard

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

Embassy Suites

LAX North 9801 Airport Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.215.1000 www.laxembassy.com

Embassy Suites

LAX South 1440 E. Imperial Ave. El Segundo, CA 90245 310.640.3600 www.laxsouth.embassysuites.com

Four Points by Sheraton

Los Angeles

International Airport 9750 Airport Blvd. Los Angeles , CA 90045 1.310.645.4600 x 7059 www.fourpointslax.com

Four Points by Sheraton

Los Angeles Westside 5990 Green Valley Circle Culver City, CA 90230 310.641.7740 www.fourpointslosangeleswestside.com

H Hotel Los Angeles (Curio Collection by Hilton)/ Homewood Suites LAX 6151 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.431.4711 www.hhotellosangeles.com

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton LAX | El Segundo 888 N. Pacific Coast Hwy. El Segundo, CA 90245 310.322.2900 www.laxelsegundo.hamptonbyhilton.com

Hilton Garden Inn LAX El Segundo 2100 E. Mariposa Ave. El Segundo, CA 90245 310.726.0100 www.laxelsegundo.hgi.com

Hilton Garden Inn Marina del Rey 4200 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.301.2000 www.marinadelreyhgi.com

Hilton Los Angeles Airport 5711 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.410.4000 www.losangelesairport.hilton.com

Hilton Los Angeles Culver City 6161 W. Centinela Ave. Culver City, CA 90230 310.649.1776 www.losangelesculvercity.hilton.com

Hyatt Place / Hyatt House 5959 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.258.9000 www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/california/ hyatt-place-lax-century-blvd/laxzl?src=corp_lclb_gmb_seo_laxzl

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

Jamaica Bay Inn Tapestry Collection by Hilton 4175 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.5333 www.jamaicabayinn.com

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

Marina del Rey HotelPacifica Hotels 13534 Bali Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.301.1000 www.marinadelreyhotel.com

Marina del Rey Marriott Hotel 4100 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.301.3000 www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ laxmb-marina-del-rey-marriott

Motel 6 LAX Airport 5101 W. Century Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90304 310.419.1234 www.motel6.com/en/home/ motels.9623.html

Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel 9620 Airport Boulvard Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.337.2800 www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/laxrrrenaissance-los-angeles-airport-hotel/ Residence Inn by Marriott Los Angeles LAX 5933 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.568.7700 www.residenceinnlax.com

Sonesta Select/ Los Angeles LAX 2000 E. Mariposa Ave. El Segundo, CA 90245 310.322.0700 www.sonesta.com

The Inn at Venice Beach 327 Washington Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 310.821.2557 www.innatvenicebeach.com

The Redondo Beach Hotel 400 N. Harbor Dr. Redondo Beach, CA 90277 424.275.9300 www.theredondo.com

The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey 4375 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.1700 www.ritzcarlton.com/marinadelrey

Westin Los Angeles Airport 5400 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.216.5858 www.marriott.com/laxwi

Van Rentals

State Van Rental 11227 S. Prairie Ave. Ingelwood, CA 90303 310.641.7000 www.statevan.com

Did you know?

Fun facts from Hospitality according to the LA Board of Tourism

• Over 50 million people travel to Los Angeles annually.

• There are more than 98,600 hotel rooms in Los Angeles. Los Angeles’ hotel community continues to grow along with the tourism industry with over 2,100 rooms added during the pandemic.

• Los Angeles visitors spent $22 billion on hotels, restaurants, shopping, attractions and more in a year (2019)

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housing & apartments

Neptune Marina 424.322.5494 | www.liveneptunemarina.com

If you want to live a “Coastal Cool Lifestyle” with “the surf at your door and the city at your fingertips”…Neptune Marina Apartments is the place for you! Opened in August of 2019, with mountain and marina views, it is one of the newer communities in Marina del Rey and includes 4 separate buildings, 526 units and 174 boat slips. These pet-friendly one-to-three-bedroom units are available for anyone who qualifies. Not only is it an apartment complex that has a mid-century modern vibe with a coastal twist, but you might also feel like you are living on vacation!

Neptune Marina has a fitness center, resort-style pool, game room with a speakeasy-inspired décor including billiards, roof top sundecks, many BBQ’s, (and if you must work from home), business center/ conference rooms for use. They have a Lifestyle Manager who focuses on resident events, makes sure systems operate smoothly, and does community outreach with the local businesses. They also host many events for the residents including cooking, painting, and cocktailmaking classes, and pool parties. In addition, they have festive themed events like Taco Tuesday, Food Truck Wednesday, Halloween Dog Contest, Toys for Tots, Thanksgiving Donations to Food Banks, etc. Neptune Marina is involved in many Marina del Rey events and really provides a sense of community.

The staff truly cares about their residents and they do what they can to provide a high level of service with a great customer experience. At Neptune Marina, they strive to make sure all their residents are happy, living a coastal cool lifestyle, and mainly…having the best living experience they can.

HOUSING & APARTMENTS

Apartment Development

Sares-Regis Group 3501 Jamboree, Ste. 3000 Newport Beach, CA 92660 949.809.2515 www.sares-regis.com/about-us

Apartments

Eastway Apartments 8820 Sepulveda Eastway Management Office Los Angeles, CA 90045 323.556.9696 www.liveeastway.com

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

Apartments & Marina

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

Neptune Marina 14126 Marquesas Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 424.322.5494 liveneptunemarina.com

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

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LEGAL SERVICES

Attorney Services

Legal Resource Services

8117 W. Manchester Ave., Ste. 100 Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.756.7425

Attorneys Law Office of Vernon Nelson 12400 Wilshire Blvd., Ste.1460 Los Angeles, CA 90025 213.537.1240 www.adllaw.com

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

Attorneys/Business Law

Bryan Cave

Leighton Paisner LLP

120 Broadway, Ste. 300 Santa Monica, CA 90401 310.576.2100 www.bryancave.com

Attorneys/Business Litigation

Jonathan Golding & Rae LamotheGolding + Lamothe

323 Pershing Dr. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.702.2939 goldinglamothe.com

legal services

Law Office of Edgar Saenz 310.417.9900 | www.edgarsaenz.com

Birth and death, love and divorce, money and taxes – Edgar Saenz’s law practice revolves around life’s milestones. Some boys want to be firemen and astronauts when they grow up. All Edgar ever wanted to be was a lawyer. After all, he knows everything about the law from watching Perry Mason...and attending Stanford Law School.

He began his career in Los Angeles as a trial attorney, followed by an appointment to government service (deputy to Rep. Maxine Waters), before starting his Westchester practice devoted to trusts and estates. In addition to estate planning, he assists clients with trust and probate administration and conservatorships. One of the satisfying elements of his practice is working with seniors, who often face special challenges and vulnerabilities. He enjoys forming relationships with his clients, hearing their personal stories, and tailoring advice to their individual needs. When disputes arise among beneficiaries, Edgar encourages clients and their families to find common ground. But when necessary, Edgar’s not afraid to zealously represent his clients in court. He’s very proud of the customer service and professionalism of his staff. Edgar says it’s a rewarding practice where no two days are ever the same.

Edgar is recognized by the State Bar as a California Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law. He is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in California. He has earned a “preeminent” rating from his peers (Martindale Hubbell AV Rating.)

Edgar is a member of numerous bar associations. He has served as a judge pro tem with the Superior Court and volunteered at legal clinics serving the poor. He is an active Rotarian, Chamber member, and community leader. When you’re ready to create your will or trust, Edgar looks forward to meeting you.

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Attorneys/ Business Litigation

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin

5901 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 1100

Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.649.5772 www.pettitkohn.com

Attorneys/ Collections

Jen Law Firm, APC

5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 880 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.853.2298 www.jenlawfirm.com

Attorneys/ Estate Planning

Law Office of Christopher Blatter 6080 Center Dr., 6th Fl. Los Angeles, CA 90045 424.832.1141 www.blatterlaw.com

Law Office of Edgar Saenz 8921 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 101 Westchester, CA 90045 310.417.9900 www.edgarsaenz.com

Law Offices of Debra L. Koven 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Ste. 500 Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 310.979.3131 debrakovenlaw.com

Valeria C. Velasco, Esq.Velasco & Joyce Law Firm, LLP

8055 W. Manchester Ave., Ste. 710 Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.821.7890

Attorneys/ Intellectual Property Aesthetic Legal, a Professional Law Corporation

8055 W. Manchester Ave., Ste. 310 Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.301.4545 www.aestheticlegal.com

Attorneys/Personal Injury

The Reeves Law Group 1055 W. 7th St., Ste. 3333 Los Angeles, CA 90017 213.271.9318 www.robertreeveslaw.com/losangeles/personal-injury-attorneys/

Law Firm

Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos, LLP

6701 Center Dr. W., Ste. 1400 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.844.9696 www.aswtlawyers.com

Employer Lawyer PC

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 424.704.3697 www.employerlawyer.us

M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers 4929 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 960 Los Angeles, California 90010 877.300.4535 mylawcompany.com/los-angelespersonal-injury-lawyer

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GoldingLamothe.com Jonathan F. Golding jonathan@goldinglamothe.com 310.591.0776 Rae Lamothe rae@goldinglamothe.com 310.702.2939 323 Pershing Dr. Playa del Rey, CA 90293

manufacturing

Skechers USA, Inc. 310.318.3100 | www.skechers.com

Our LAX Coastal Chamber member Skechers is not only good for your feet, but they are also good for humankind and the earth!

Through their BOBS charity program, Skechers has donated more than 16 million pairs of shoes to children in need since 2011. These donated shoes support programs such as Head Start, homeless shelters, disaster relief, education foundations and many other various nonprofits. The Skechers Foundation hosts many events, helping children with special needs, curing cancer and ending poverty. They support causes in the U.S., but also all over the globe in more than 60 countries. Human Rights in every aspect is a core value of how they conduct business; they put people first. They not only work hard to help our human children, but also our furry babies. The BOBS charity program has donated more than $8.5 million to protect and support 1.6 million shelter dogs and cats in the U.S. and Canada.

Skechers supports all people: children, fathers, mothers…and especially Mother Earth! Their brand is very earth-friendly, with the Our Planet Matters styles made of recycled materials. They use sustainable packaging and ensure that the items are FSC-certified, recycled or ethically harvested. 93% of their shoeboxes are fully recyclable and they use environmentally conscious material to transport their products worldwide. Skechers partners with The Nature Conservancy to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to protect our lands and waters. They even make sure their corporate offices are environmentally friendly through green building, renewable energy and reducing waste and water.

So, if you want a comfortable footprint without make a large carbon footprint, buy some Skecher shoes and do yourself, other humans, and our planet some good!

Manufacturing/ Apparel

7 For All Mankind, a division of VF

Contemporary Brands, LLC 4440 E. 26th St. Los Angeles, CA 90058 213.747.7002 www.7forallmankind.com

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

James Perse Enterprises, Inc. 7373 Flores St. Downey, CA 90242 323.588.2226 www.jamesperse.com

Koral Industries, LLC 5124 Pacific Blvd. Vernon, CA 90058 323.585.5343 www.korallosangeles.com

Manufacturing/Footwear

Skechers USA, Inc. 330 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 310.318.3100 www.skechers.com

Manufacturing/Products

Allied Feather & Down Corp. 6905 W. Acco St., Bldg. A Montebello, CA 90640 323.585.5677 www.alliedfeather.net

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

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Providence Saint John’s Playa Vista now has more doctors to treat you close to home.

CARDIOLOGY

(310) 829-7678

Jordan Kawano, M.D.

Alexandra Lajoie, M.D. Peter Pak, M.D.

Rigved Tadwalkar, M.D. Nicole Weinberg, M.D. Richard Wright, M.D.

DERMATOLOGY (310) 829-0260

Joseph Zikry, M.D.

DIABETES EDUCATOR/ NUTRITIONIST (424) 443-5535

Dalia Dvoretsky, RD, CDE

ENDOCRINOLOGY (424) 443-5588

Laurie Kane, M.D.

ENT, HEAD & NECK (310) 829-7792

Abbas Anwar, M.D.

FAMILY MEDICINE

(424) 443-5555

Stanley Hubbard, M.D. Linda Narvaez, M.D. Gabriel Niles, M.D. Wakana Saeki, M.D.

GASTROENTEROLOGY (310) 829-6789

Rudolph Bedford, M.D. Rahul Dixit, M.D.

HEMATOLOGY/ ONCOLOGY (310) 453-5654

Timothy Kristedja, M.D. Carol Nishikubo, M.D.

INTERNAL MEDICINE (424) 443-5555

Dimitra Papaspyridi, M.D

NEUROLOGY (310) 829-0260

Dorothy Dada, M.D.

OB/GYN (310) 822-5066

Gene Parks, M.D. Mana Baskovic, D.O. Paula Shulman, M.D. (424) 443-5536

Mojan Gabbay, M.D. Mia Di Julio, M.D. Carolyne Parks, M.D. Candice Tilles, M.D.

PEDIATRICS (424) 443-5600

Danielle Fernandes, M.D. Danelle Fisher, M.D. Daniel Lau, M.D. Vania Nguyen, M.D., PhD Amy Shapiro, M.D.

UROLOGY (424) 443-5530

Jennifer Linehan, M.D. Mehran Movassaghi, M.D. Ryan Santiago, N.P.

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medical & care services

Behavioral Counseling

The Hurt Help Group 9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 204 Los Angeles, CA 90045 213.924.5275 www.thehurthelpgroup.org

Funeral Provider

Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary 6001 W. Centinela Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.641.0707 www.hillsidememorial.org

Health Care

JAN BICK, CHt.Amazing Journeys Hypnosis/ Hypnosis with a Heart Santa Monica, CA 90025 424.299.1570

Medical/Health Services

Cedars-Sinai 6500 Wilshire Blvd., 12th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90048 310.423.2083 www.cedars-sinai.edu

Kaiser Permanente Kaiser Permanente Playa Vista Medical Offices, 5300 McConnell Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90066 833.574.2273 kaiserpermanente.org

UCLA Health 3445 Pacific Coast Hwy, St.300 Torrance, CA 90505 310.827.3700 www.uclahealth.org

Medical/Hospital

Cedars-Sinai

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

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

Medical/Urgent Care

Exer Urgent CarePlaya Vista 6020 Seabluff Dr., Unit 1 Playa Vista, CA 90094 310.862.0400 www.pvmedcenter.com

Exer Urgent Care

Marina del Rey 4730 Lincoln Blvd. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 424.352.0371 www.exerurgentcare.com

Mental Health Services

Airport Marina Counseling Service 7891 La Tijera Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.1410 www.amcshelps.com

Safe Harbor Therapy 2720 Neilson Way, Ste 5564 Santa Monica, CA 90405 424.645.7324 safeharbortherapy.net

Optometrist

Marc S. Simmons, O.D., Inc. 6225 W. 87th St., Ste. 101 Westchester, CA 90045 310.674.5123 www.marcsimmonsod.com

Orthodontics

Dr. Courtney Ray MittelmarkPlaya Orthodontics 8540 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 700 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.216.0101 playaorthodontics.com

Physicians/Podiatry

Airport Podiatry Group 9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 100 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.3338 www.airportpodiatrygroup.com Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Life Adjustment Team 4551 Glencoe Ave., Ste. 255 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.572.7000 www.lifeadjustmentteam.com

Senior Services

Avenir Memory Care Westside 7501 Osage Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 213.929.0387 www.avenirseniorliving.com

Silverado Memory Care 2455 Pacific Coast Hwy. Lomita, CA 90717 424.275.5035 www.silverado.com

Special Needs Services

Exceptional Children’s Foundation 5350 Machado Rd. Culver City, CA 90230 310.204.3300 www.ecf.net

Therapy/Counseling

Rachel K Therapy 11949 Jefferson Blvd., Ste. 102 Culver City , CA 90230 424.361.1367 www.rachelktherapy.com

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in California and #2 in the Nation

We’re truly honored to be named the #1 hospital in California and #2 in the nation on U.S. News & World Report ’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll. Thank you to our physicians, nurses, academic leaders and thousands of others who always bring their best to this organization and to the people we serve.

CARDIOLOGY & HEART SURGERY GASTROENTEROLOGY & GI SURGERY

NEUROLOGY & NEUROSURGERY −

ORTHOPEDICS

PULMONOLOGY & LUNG SURGERY

UROLOGY −

#1 in California and Los Angeles #1 in California and Los Angeles

#1 in Los Angeles #1 in California and Los Angeles #1 in California and Los Angeles #1 in California and Los Angeles

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Playa Orthodontics

310.216.0101 | playaorthodontics.com

When Courtney Ray was 13 years old, she found the process of getting braces on her teeth very interesting and took mental notes. Little did she really know, this would be her calling. In high school and college, she realized she wanted to be in the health profession. She shadowed various doctors and found she was too sensitive to be around all the sickness. She wanted to do something that was dealing with health and improving the quality of life; she wanted to make an impact on people’s lives in a positive way. Orthodontics is the perfect fit and incorporates everything she enjoys: health, wellness, science, art, people, kids, and fun. It’s seeing transformation before your eyes and improving people’s lives through their appearance and self-confidence. She is so passionate about her profession and absolutely loves what she does!

Dr. Courtney has been practicing for 10 years and purchased her own practice in 2016, formerly known as Playa Vista Orthodontics and now just Playa Orthodontics. Her clients are about 50% kids and 50% adults, ranging in age from 7-82 years old! She gets to know her patients and really cares about them. She takes time to process and customize what specific treatment plan would work best for their situation, whether it be the metal braces or Invisalign. What makes Playa Orthodontics special is the personalization and care for every single patient, and the office is super professional in every way.

Currently, their office is on the corner of Sepulveda and Manchester. And “brace yourself”…she is in the process of expanding to a second office in Redondo Beach early in 2023. Playa Orthodontics is involved in many community events, and would like to do even more, especially with kids.

“Nothing you wear is more important than your smile” (Connie Stevens). So, if you want a beautiful smile with straight teeth and bite, let Dr. Courtney and her office make you smile.

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Helen’s Room 310.524.9429 | www.helensroom.com

The “C” word, Cancer. We all have either experienced it or know someone who has. When Monica Kahn’s close friend Helen passed away from cancer, Monica decided to volunteer with cancer patients. She noticed women who had been through chemo wearing shower caps on their heads instead of nice wigs or head coverings, and women who had mastectomies, filling bras with birdseed instead of having prosthetics. She saw a real need to help and started Helen’s Room, named in honor of her friend.

Her current location on Sepulveda is a safe, sacred, and magical place. There is a positive, uplifting feel right when you walk in the door. There are beautiful, donated pieces of furniture, gorgeous wigs, colorful scarves and hats on the wall, a room full of bras and prosthetics, and the caring, positive energy that Monica exudes. Having head coverings or prosthetics gives these women some more self-confidence, hope, and strength to get through this extremely difficult time. Helen’s Room provides all their products and services for FREE, without having to show financial need. They not only provide physical support, but emotional as well. Many women have to go through cancer alone, but at Helen’s Room, they don’t have to.

Monica says she’s very fortunate to be able to connect and help these women feel better in a horrible situation. She has touched thousands of lives over the years. Monica learns courage, generosity, humor, and inspiration from the women who come see her. One former client has donated thousands of dollars over the past 10 years and says, “I’ll never forget how I felt when I came to you.” As a free service to cancer patients, they welcome any donations to help cover costs.

If you or someone you know needs Monica’s services, please make an appointment by phone: 310.524.9429, or email: mkahnhelensroom@aol.com. Helen’s Room is located at 9100 South Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 216, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

Hopefully, you nor anyone you know will ever need Monica’s services, but if you do, Helen’s Room is there to help.

Association/Club/ Organizations

Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade 13967 Marquesas Way, Ste. 50 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.670.7130 www.mdrboatparade.org

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

Southern California Lodge #529 F. & A. M. (Masons) 7726 W. Manchester Blvd. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.292.8504 www.socal529.com

Westchester/Playa Historical Society 6207 W. 87th St. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.710.8690 www.wphistoricalsociety.org

Aviation Museum

Flight Path Museum LAX 6661 W. Imperial Hwy. Los Angeles, CA 90045 424.646.7284 www.flightpathlax.com

Business Improvement District

Gateway Los Angeles 5901 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 100 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.216.7328 www.gatewayla.org

Westchester Town Center B.I.D. 8929 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 130 Westchester, CA 90045 310.417.9030 www.westchestertowncenter.com

Chamber of Commerce

LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce 9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 210 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.5151 www.laxcoastal.com

Community Assistance Grass Roots Neighbors 6804 Vista del Mar Playa del Rey, CA 90293 424.2O9.2777

www.grassrootsneighbors.org

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THE PERFECT BLEND OF Fun, Friendship, and Service

NON-PROFITS

Community Garden

Emerson Avenue Community Garden Club

6550 W. 80th St. Westchester, CA 90045 310.337.0827 www.eacgc.org

Environmental Protection

Friends of Ballona Wetlands 211 Culver Blvd., Ste. N Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.306.5994 www.ballonafriends.org

Fellowship & Service Club

LAX Kiwanis Los Angeles, CA 90266 310.924.0835 www.laxkiwanis.org

Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club PO Box 10883 Marina del Rey, CA 90295 310.902.6182 www.playavenice.org

Rotary Club of Westchester PO BOX 91543 Los Angeles, CA 90009 www.rotary-westchester.com

Venice Marina

LAX Lions Club 4640 Admiralty Way, Ste. 500 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.821.2725 e-clubhouse.org/sites/venice_marina_lax

Westchester Elks Lodge #2050 8025 W. Manchester Ave. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.821.3005 www.westchesterelks2050.org

Non-Profit Organization

American Cancer Society 100 Corporate Pointe, Ste. 350 Culver City, CA 90230 562.471.7296 www.cancer.org

Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research 8605 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste 89002 West Hollywood, CA 90069 310.828.0060 drsusanloveresearch.org

Helen’s Room 9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 216 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.524.9429 www.helensroom.com

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

SOFESA 8726 S Sepulveda Blvd, Ste. D2651 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.957.2995 www.sofesa.org

STEM Coalition 3519 Heroic Dr. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 719.331.5826

The Home EC Center 9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 117 Los Angeles, CA 90045 424.309.9309 www.thehomeeccenter.org

Woman’s Club of Playa del Rey 8039 W. Manchester Ave. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 (310) 823-2887 www.wcpdr.org/

Non-Profit/Veteran Services

U.S. VETS - Inglewood 733 South Hindry Ave. Inglewood, CA 90301 usvets.org

Non-Profit/Workforce Development

Kollab Youth

578 Washington Blvd., Ste.199 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.303.2869 KollabYouth.org

PVJOBS

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

Join us for breakfast on Wednesday mornings at 7:15 AM at Whiskey Red’s. playavenice.org

South Bay Workforce

Investment Board

11539 Hawthorne Blvd., Ste. 500 Hawthorne, CA 90250 310.970.7700 www.sbwib.org

Public Policy/Think Tank

Reason Foundation

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

Senior Services

Westside Pacific Villages 8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 326 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.695.7030 www.thewpv.org

Workforce Development/ Vocational Training

Your Image 2020 880 W. 1st St., Ste. 510 Los Angeles, CA 90012 213.220.8287

Youth Services

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

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professional services

Fiction LA 424.238.3410 | www.fictionla.com

Created in 2015, Fiction LA (aka Fiction Films) is a full-service content creation agency, production company and postproduction facility. Fiction produces short and long form media, online content, and corporate branding/marketing. Pablo Garrahan is the Founder/Owner/Executive Producer/ Creative Director of Fiction LA.

Fiction LA has created and produced promos for television, commercials for consumer products, docu-style narratives, films, and content for social media. Some of their clients include Disney, Lucas, Warner Bros., ABC, Sharper Image, Gateway LAX and the LAX Coastal Chamber City of Angels Gala. Fiction LA works closely with their clients to take their vision through the creative process to production, post-production, and final product.

Pablo and his team tell stories and merge creative and business worlds together to co-exist and create a product/ story that gives the business a return on their investment. He has a tremendous amount of passion to make great work, not just on the business side, but to creatively do the best work. He says the magic happens when there is a collaboration of ideas and a strategy put in place to extend the life of the brand. Pablo’s goals for the company are to build more partnerships in the hospitality space, create more films in the narrative and documentary space, and give back even more by building a non-profit arm dedicated to youth education and building community.

His motto is “Be passionate, authentic and driven to do the best work with the most meaning.” Why choose Pablo Garrahan at Fiction LA for your project? Well, as one client says, “He does high quality, great work. He’s reasonably priced and overall, a really good guy.”

Accounting/Bookkeeping Services

Cobb-Phillips & Associates

1730 E. Holly Ave., #833 El Segundo, CA 90245 213.293.7091 www.cobbphillips.com

TS Accounting & Tax Consulting 1907 Vista Del Oro Fullerton, CA 92831 626.840.0785 www.tsaccountant.com

Accounting/Business Management

K Buildz - Fractional CFO

11740 San Vicente Blvd, Ste. 109 Los Angeles, CA 90049 310.795.8102 kbuildz.com

Solutionist Consulting, LLC El Segundo, CA 90245 310.955.0767 solutionistconsulting.com

Tee Lex Inc.

1178 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. Topanga, CA 90290 213.394.7076 www.teelexinc.com

Advertising/Marketing

Art Direction by Amy Los Angeles CA, 90045 312.848.2590 amy-servidea.com

DuckPunk Productions, Inc. 310.627.8666 www.duckpunk.net

Advertising/Promotions

FASTSIGNS

Inglewood/LAX 403 S. La Brea Ave. Inglewood, CA 90301 310.957.3333 www.fastsigns.com/2177

Banners/Signs/ Vehicle Graphics

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

Bookkeeping Services

51st Business Solutions 512 W. 170th St. Gardena, CA 90248 562.381.5219 51st.us

Moore Money Accounting 8391 Beverly Blvd., Ste. 610 Los Angeles, CA 90048 310.498.7338 mooremoney.co

Business Consultant

PCR Business Finance 3255 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010 213.739.2999 pcrcorp.org

Tiny But Mighty Coaching PO Box 3535 Redondo Beach, CA 90277 424.257.0351 Tinybutmightycoaching.com

Business Creative Services

Sharpe & Associates 7536 Ogelsby Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.641.8556 www.sharpeonline.com

Business Services

Alfred M Alvarado

Independent Agent with David Allan Capital/102534510 Culver City, CA 90230 424.566.1000 davidallencapital. com/102534510

ZenBusiness 5511 Parkcrest Dr., Ste. 103 Austin, TX 78731 512.814.6420 www.zenbusiness.com/california-llc

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Computer Services/ IT Support

Lady Tech Services

8726 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. A

Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.8117 ladytechservices.com

Consulting

Basher Productions, LLC 143 S Camden Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90212 617.686.8662

Farzana Nayani, Consulting & Training 1730 E. Holly Ave., Ste. 779 El Segundo, CA 90245 213.263.7986 www.farzananayani.com

Global Community Enrichment

Long Beach, CA 91324 310.384.6244 www.globalcommunityenrichment.com

Insight to Action 841 Washington St. El Segundo, CA 90245 424.220.0012 www.itoaction.com

Consulting/Public/ Government Affairs

Infinity GPC, LLC 5161 Pomona Blvd, Ste. 108 Los Angeles, CA 90022 844.200.4472 www.infinityGPC.com

Copy Machines & Supplies

1 Touch Office Technology 370 Ampola Ave., Ste. 106 Torrance, CA 90501 310.320.6868 www.1touchoffice.com

Custom Reupholstery & Draperies/ Window Treatments

Ferrufino Interiors/ Budget Blinds 3959 Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City, CA 90230 310.827.4446 www.ferrufino.com

Digital Marketing

Ballistic Arts 1621 Cornwall Ave Bellingham, WA 98225-4634 818 531-3168 x0 www.ballisticarts.com

MochaBear Marketing Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 424.272.6712 www.MochaBearMarketing.com

Sonder and Santé Los Angeles, CA 90046 917.301.8153 www.sonderandsante.com

Employee Engagement Services

Upgagement LLC 9100 S Sepulveda Blvd, Ste. 210 Los Angeles, CA 90045-4850 866.510.3000 x700 upgagement.com

Employment Agency Express Employment Professionals 14221 Hawthorne Blvd Hawthorne, CA 90250 310.414.3100 expresspros.com/laxca

Event Production

Los Angeles Jazz Festival 3651 S. La Brea, Ste. 118 Los Angeles, CA 90016 323.292.2200

Human Resources

ADP 4910 Airport Plaza Dr., Ste. 220 Long Beach, CA 90815 951.207.9751

Ice Products and Services

Crystal Ice/Long Beach Ice 6833 McKinley Ave Los Angeles, CA 90001 323.753.2579 crystalicela.com

Internet-Related Services

And Polus LLC Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.227.5010 andpolus.com

IT Services

Arc Designs 534 W. Manchester Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90301 310.815.9288 www.arcdas.com

Bryant Electronics Inc. 5738 Hardwick St. Lakewood, CA 90713 562.884.4018 bryant-electronics-inc.business.site/?utm_ source=gmb&utm_medium=referral

EZ Tek Support

65 Pine Ave., Ste.901 Long Beach, CA 90802 562.380.0806 ezteksupport.com

Leadership Development

Midian LLC 214 Main St., Ste. 152 El Segundo, CA 90245 424.229.1004 www.midianllc.com

Mailing Services

KES Mail, Inc. 2930 Vail Ave. Commerce, CA 90040 310.970.8041 www.kesmail.com

Marketing

Los Angeles Air & Space Force - 61 FSS Marketing 483 N. Aviation Blvd., Bldg. 272 El Segundo, CA 90245 310.653.5758 www.lafss.com

Marketing/Consulting

BBSA

US Headquarters, 8 The Green Dover, DE 19901 877-BBSA-037 www.bbsa-marketing.com

BCU Works 5412 JanisAnne Ave. Culver City, CA 90230 310.621.8784 www.bcuworks.com

Crossing the Line Consulting, Inc. 8117 W. Manchester Ave., Ste.553 Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.621.9317 www.ctlconsulting.net

Golden State Marketing 2554 Lincoln Blvd., #187 Venice, CA 90291 310.560.5185 goldenstatemarketing.net

MickeyM Marketing

1732 Aviation Blvd., Ste. 555 Redondo Beach, CA 90278 310.433.0547 mickeym.com

Redwood Resources 4712 Admiralty Way, Ste. 633 Marina del Rey, CA 90272 310.356.7619 www.redwoodresources.net

Sujan Creative

2500 Via Cabrillo Marina, Ste. 200A-2 San Pedro, CA 90731 301.325.3227 sujancreative.com

Marketing/Video Production

Fiction LA 840 Apollo St., Ste. 100 El Segundo, CA 90245 424.238.3410 www.fictionla.com

Media Communications

Ingenious Media Lab Los Angeles, CA 90018 310.710.6423 www.ingeniousmedialab.com

Photography

Action Creative Group El Segundo, CA 90245 310.853.3305 www.actioncreativegroup.com

Angela Clouse

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

Ballerini Cooley Studios

8242 Sunnysea Dr. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.301.1576 www.bcs76.com

Mike Harriel Photography 310.722.2244 www.mikeharrielphotography.com

Robert Higgins Photography Inglewood, CA 90305 310.737.8081 www.RobertHigs.com

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Photography

Venice Paparazzi

1901 Oceanfront Walk, Unit 3

Venice, CA 90291 310.745.1064 www.venicepaparazzi.com

Zsuzsi Photography

Los Angeles, CA 90045 714.856.5737 zsuzsiphotography.com

Printing Services

Minuteman Press

Redondo Beach 2633 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Redondo Beach, CA 90278 310.321.7144 www.mmpredondo.com

Parviz Printing, Inc. 2843 S. Hill St. Los Angeles, CA 90007 213.622.8575 www.ParvizPrinting.com

Studio Printing Inc. 1750 E. Holly Ave., Ste. A El Segundo, CA 90245 310.333.8989 studioprinting.net

Toragrafix 347 W. Arbor Vitae St. Inglewood, CA 90301 310.641.2600 www.toragrafix.com

Production Rentals

Westside Production Rentals 5601 W. Slauson Ave., Ste. 170 Culver City, CA 90230 310.299.3700 www.westsideproductionrentals.com

Project Management

Atkins Global 801 S Grand Ave., Ste. 275 Los Angeles, CA 90017 www.atkinsglobal.com

Promotional & Marketing Products

PromoShop, Inc. 5420 McConnell Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.751.7934 www.promoshopinc.com

Public Affairs Advocacy

Burns & Bouchard, Inc. 9619 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034 310.802.4261 www.burnsbouchard.com

JKH Consulting Los Angeles, CA 646.262.8044 jkhconsultingservices.com

Kindel Gagan 550 S. Hope St., Ste. 800 Los Angeles, CA 90071 213.624.1550 www.kindelgagan.com

Lee Andrews Group 700 S. Flower St., Ste. 1275 Los Angeles, CA 90017 213.891.2965 www.leeandrewsgroup.com

Neighborhood Forward 9619 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034 310.736.1812 neighborhoodforward.org

Strategic Government Affairs 10250 Constellation Blvd., Ste. 100 Los Angeles, CA 90067 310.365.4761

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

Public Relations

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

Public Speaking Coach

MimiSpeaks! 13906 Fiji Wy., Apt.349 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.963.9935 www.mimidonaldson.com

Remediation & Restoration

KRB Flood and Fire Restoration 2774 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064 310.766.5555 krbfloodandfire.com

Security Services

Allied International Security, Inc. 3325 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 724 Los Angeles , CA 90010 213.458.4122 www.alliedintsecurity.com

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

UGS Private Security 6820 La Tijera Blvd., Ste. 208B Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.780.0432 www.ugsps.com

Security Services/ Private Investigation

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

Social Media Agency Meta 1601 Willow Road Menlo Park, CA 94025

Strategic Business Planning Closers Group 255 W. 5th. St,, Ste.1112 San Pedro, CA 90731 310.508.8600 www.closersgroup.com

Strategic Communications

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

Systems Integrator

Birdi Systems, Inc. 723 East Green St. Pasadena, CA 91101 213.550.4250 www.birdi-inc.com

Tax Preparation/ Business Services

Pronto Income Tax Inc. 4501 S. Centinela Ave. Los Angeles , CA 90066 310.577.7530 www.pronto4tax.com

Technology AT&T 2250 East Imperial Hwy. El Segundo, CA 90245 562.229.2283 www.att.com

Google 340 Main St. Venice, CA 90291 310.310.6000 www.google.com

Wavedancer

Los Angeles, CA 90045 202.669.4655 wavedancer.com

Technology/Training

Nancy’s Tech Help for Older Adults Culver City, CA 90232 310.365.9951 www.nancystechhelp.com

Telecommunications/ Installation Communications ‘A La Carte’ 6857 W. 85th Pl. Westchester, CA 90045 310.216.6666

Video Production

Klein Creative Media 412 Camino Real Redondo Beach, CA 90277 310.990.4120 kleincreativemedia.com

She TV Media, LLC 214 Main St., Ste 305 El Segundo, CA 90245 323.388.3289 www.shetv.me

Stay Frosty Media LLC Los Angeles, CA 90045 323.741.4502 www.stayfrostymedia.com

Wondros

Los Angeles, CA 90045 323.841.2482 www.wondros.com

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Visitors Bureau

Marina del Rey Tourism Board 4640 Admiralty Way, Ste. 430 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.306.9900 www.visitmdr.com

Wealth Management

Regatta Capital Group, LLC

880 Apollo Street, Ste. 129 El Segundo , CA 90245 310.725.9102 www.regattainvest.com

Web Design/ Development

Bolhuis Design, LLC 7749 Hindry Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.266.7122 www.bolhuisdesign.com

Window Cleaning Services

Fish Window Cleaning 15665 Hawthorne Blvd., Ste. D Lawndale, CA 90260 310.973.3474 www.fishwindowcleaning. com/fishsouthbay

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Construction
Community Planning 2110 Artesia Blvd. #354 Redondo Beach, CA 90278 | 310 376 2236 the built environment and partnering with AEC professionals to improve our quality of life www.murakawacommunications.com strategic communications and public affairs
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Homes 310.293.3043 | www.zachahomes.com

If you work with Zacha Homes to buy your next home, not only will you be getting someone who will find the perfect house for you, but Robin Zacha is honest and will tell it like it is. She will be there for you even years after you buy your home. You are getting an experienced realtor, and someone you can always call, count on and trust.

Robin’s love of real estate began when she worked as a property manager, in addition to handling the marketing for the Real Estate section of the Argonaut. She left the Los Angeles area for a year to join the U.S. Army Reserves as a nuclear biochemist working in chemical warfare!

Mortgage Broker

1st Mortgage Advisors Inc. 8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 102 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.5626 www.1stma.com

Property Management

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

Real Estate/ Broker/Brokerage

Azarcon Capital Inc. 18205 Aztec St. Fountain Valley, CA 90278 714.317.1090 www.azarconcapital.com

RE/MAX Estate

Properties Silicon Beach/ Westchester Office 7131 W. Manchester Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.802.6000 eplahomes.com

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When Robin returned to our community, not only did she go back into the real estate business, but she also started the newspaper Hometown News. Juggling a real estate business AND Hometown News was very time consuming, so she decided to sell the paper and focus on real estate. She realized real estate is where she should be (although her husband always knew that.)

She has sold houses in our area for close to $6 million. Zacha Homes also builds and renovates houses to sell. Robin says she’s a workaholic and control freak, who will get the job done and done right. For Robin, it’s not about the money, but about helping people. She gets to know her clients personally and finds out what they are going through emotionally. It makes a difference about WHY someone is buying or selling. For instance, if it’s an elderly person who is now living alone after the loss of a loved one, Robin will make sure they find a home they feel secure in and maybe with neighbors they know.

People call her years after buying a house to get help with something they need. She really cares for the people she works with. Her clients and this community are like family. With Zacha Homes, you will have all your real estate needs covered, not just for the transaction, but for life.

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

Real Estate/ Commercial Management Pacific Ocean Management LLC 13737 Fiji Way, Ste. C-10 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.822.6866 exploremarinadelrey.com

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

URW Airports, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield 6171 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 200 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.854.2417 www.urwairports.com

Real Estate/Developer Hanover Company 5847 San Felipe, Ste. 3600 Houston, TX 77057 713.267.2100 www.hanoverco.com

Legado Companies 200 Culver Blvd., Ste. 209 Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.432.0800 www.legado.net

Real Estate/Development/ Leasing

AMLI Marina del Rey 4242 Via Marina Marina del Rey, CA 90292 844.206.4096 www.amlimarinadelrey.com

Real Estate/Investments

Plotkin Properties, Inc. CA 90293 310.906.9747

Real Estate/Loans

The Loan Division | @TMECH 8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 323.802.9692

Real Estate/Management

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

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

Marina Towers 4640 Admiralty Way, Ste. 402 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.821.0777 www.brookfieldproperties.com

Patricia Crokett, BrokerC C R Properties, Inc. PO Box 45798 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.505.5793 www.ccrprop.com

Real Estate/Residential

Chad Cole - Cole Properties, RE/MAX Estate Properties 124 Washington Blvd. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.418.8040 coleproperties.la

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Jane St. John, RE/MAX Estate Properties

124 Washington Blvd. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.567.5971 www.westsidebeachhomes.com

Joel Vendette | Realtor® | Bennion Deville Homes | DRE 01905521 74910 CA-111 Indian Wells, CA 92210 818.370.5795 www.joelvendette.com

Zacha Homes 6605 W. 80th St. Westchester, CA 90045 310.293.3043 www.zachahomes.com

Real Estate/ Sales & Leasing

The Suarez Team 8432 Pershing Dr. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.862.1761 thesuarezteam.com

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retail

Lily Love Boutique 323.373.5490 | www.lilyloveboutique.com

Sara was always interested in fashion, from sketching dresses when she was young to working in retail in high school and then finding a love for global fashion while living in South Korea and Italy. When she moved back to L.A. after living abroad and attending fashion school in Italy, she began working for television shows and commercials as a wardrobe stylist, and for Stitch Fix, finding the right clothes for people.

She started a side gig as an influencer and received many compliments on her style. Her mom’s passing in 2018 was difficult and she wanted to do something new and to make her mom proud. After starting a company with a partner, who got cold feet at the last minute and backed out, Sara almost gave up, but didn’t! Starting a business during the pandemic was not an easy task, but Lily Love Boutique was formed. Her mother’s name was Susanne, which translated from Farsi to English is Lily, so she named her business Lily Love Boutique to honor her mother.

Lily Love sells unique clothes and accessories at reasonable prices; it is things you can’t find in a “mall” store. Sara buys what she likes, mainly women’s clothing, jewelry, hats, and bags. The style is considered boho contemporary/beachy. It’s more casual clothing that looks good, but not like you are trying too hard!

If you don’t know how to put clothes together or what to wear, at Lily Love, you can even get personal styling! Sara gets so much joy when she has people step out of their comfort zone by trying new things and seeing that they can actually wear clothes and accessories that they did not think they could.

Located in the Playa del Rey Center, next to Good Pizza, she mainly wants everyone to know…”I’m here!”

Bookstore

The Book Jewel 6259 W. 87th St. Los Angeles, CA 90045 424.750.9991 www.thebookjewel.com

Electronics/Accessories

Cellurart Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.918.2944 cellurart.com

Florist

Flowers by Felicia

200 Culver Blvd. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.305.1200 www.flowersbyfeliciapdr.com

Playa del Rey Florist and Gifts 307 Culver Blvd. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.821.0984 www.playaflowers.com

Garden Center

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

Locksmith

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

Manchester Lock & Security 1043 W. Manchester Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90301 310.649.6222 manchesterlock.com

Motorcycle/Sales

Harley Davidson 4141 Lincoln Blvd. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.1112 www.bartelsharley.com

Natural Food Market

Rainbow Acres Natural Foods 13208 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.306.8330 www.rainbowacresca.com

Office Supplies/Services

CBE Office Solutions Los Angeles, CA 90045 213.618.5053 cbesolutions.com/

Staples 8704 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90045 310.342.5113 Staples.com

Pharmacy

Playa Pharmacy & Compounding 8131 W. Manchester Ave. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.823.4500 www.playapharmacy.com

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

Retail Sales

Target - Westchester 8900 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 424.439.5000 www.target.com

Safety, Maintenance & PPE Products

ASAP Inc. 27955 Smyth Dr., Ste.103 Valencia, CA 91355 323.769.9000 ASAP101.com

Women’s Clothing

Lily Love Boutique 8125 B W. Manchester Ave. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 323.373.5490 www.lilyloveboutique.com

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transportation & aviation service

AeroCharter USA 424.227.7395 | www.aerocharter.com.mx

AeroCharter USA is the first minority owned business in the U.S. to start an Aviation Premium Ground Handling Company at LAX back in April 2021 and just began their U.S. operations in August of 2022.

Victor Walker’s father worked for a company that built airplanes, but when he was younger, Victor wanted to be a basketball player or anesthesiologist. While in college, a friend got him a job fueling airplanes, and Victor fell in love with the business. He said if you stay in aviation for a year, you will never leave. One night in 2021, he and his friend Luis Ramos, whose family was in the aviation Cargo Handling business headquartered in Mexico City, discussed the idea of partnering. Over scotch and cigars, they decided to try something groundbreaking together. Piggybacking off the Ramos’ family’s business AeroCharter in Mexico City, they decided to launch the company’s first United States location.

Already the best “one stop shop” for the air cargo industry operating in 28 airports throughout Mexico, AeroCharter USA now provides services including premium ground handling services and into-plane fueling. What’s unique and special about AeroCharter is that not only are you hiring a minority owned company, but they do their part to make sure it is the smallest carbon footprint by using electric and alternative fuel with zero or low emissions. They use the finest equipment, which isn’t cheap, but green and very earth friendly.

Victor, Luis, and their team have put in a lot of planning and work over the past year, self-funding their new company. They have been fueling airlines every other day and are talking with cargo airlines about obtaining contracts for ground handling and transporting cargo.

They may be a new company in the U.S., but AeroCharter has more than 45 years’ experience in the national and international airline industry. They are determined and will get the job done with their quality equipment and experienced staff. In addition to everything else they do, AeroCharter USA hopes to transport sports teams to Los Angeles and to also become the #1 ground handler at LAX.

Aerospace Boeing

4000 N. Lakewood Blvd., M/C D800-0089 Long Beach, CA 90808 562.797.1089 www.boeing.com

Aerospace Manufacturing

Northrop Grumman Corporation

One Space Park Drive Redondo Beach, CA 90278 310.813.0832 northropgrumman.com

Aircraft Maintenance/ Service

Mercury Air Group, Inc. 2780 Skypark Dr., Ste. 300 Torrance, CA 90505 310.827.2737 www.mercuryairgroup.com

RPM Aircraft LLC 6201 W Imperial Hwy Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.420.0966 www.rpmaa.org

Airline

American Airlines 5950 Avion Drive Los Angeles, CA 90045 800.433.7300 www.americanairlines.com

Delta Air Lines 6033 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 800.221.1212 www.delta.com

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

United Airlines, Inc. 700 World Way, Terminal 7 LAX Los Angeles, CA 90045 650.634.5980 www.united.com

Airline Services

Prosegur Services Group, Inc. 5757 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 430 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.981.4530 www.Prosegur.US

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Airport

Los Angeles World Airports

1 World Way Los Angeles, CA 90045 855.463.5252 www.FlyLAX.com

Airport Concessionaire

ABM - Aviation 4151 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Ste. 600 Atlanta, GA 30319 866.624.1520 www.abm.com/aviation

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

DFS Group L.P. 1810 195th St. Torrance, CA 90501 310.294.6749 www.dfs.com

HMSHost Corporation

201 World Way Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.307.7515 www.hmshost.com

I Love L.A.

News & Gift Shops 13701 Cimarron Ave. Gardena, CA 90249 310.353.2411 www.ilovelaconcessions.com

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

Airport Facility Developer

Vanderlande Industries, Inc. 607 Lairport St. El Segundo , CA 90245 404.435.2247 www.vanderlande.com

Airport Planner

Environmental Science Associates (ESA) 626 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1100 Los Angeles, CA 90017 213.599.4300 www.esassoc.com

Aviation Consulting

AvAirPros 300 N. Continental Blvd., Ste. 510 El Segundo, CA 90245 239.262.0010 avairpros.com

Crown Consulting, Inc. 1400 Key Blvd., Ste. 1100 Arlington, VA 22209 www.crownci.com

Aviation Services

AeroCharter USA 9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 208 Los Angeles, CA 90045 424.227.7395 aerocharter.com.mx

Atlas Air LAX 6201 W. Imperial Hwy. Los Angeles, CA 90045 888.380.3400 polaaircargo.com

Pacific Aviation 201 Continental Blvd., Ste. 220 El Segundo, CA 90245 310.387.3012 www.pacificaviation.com

Charter Bus/Tours

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

Parking Facility

The Parking SpotCentury Blvd. 5701 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.642.0947 www.theparkingspot.com

The Parking Spot - Sepulveda 9101 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.642.0947 www.theparkingspot.com

WallyPark 5901 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 405 Los Angeles, CA 90045 213.784.2880 www.wallypark.com

Westchester Association PO Box 91014 Los Angeles, CA 90009 310.493.3835

Transportation

GTS Charter 636 S. La Brea Ave., Ste. 8 Inglewood, CA 90301 310.576.6345 www.gtscharter.com

Sixt Rent a Car LLC 8924 Bellanca Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 888.942.7498 sixt.com

Transportation/Structure/ Water/Energy

WSP USA 515 S. Figueroa St., Ste. 1400 Los Angeles, CA 90071 714.564.2757 www.wsp.com

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membership directory AtoZ

1 Touch Office Technology 67

1st Mortgage Advisors Inc. .................................. 71

51st Business Solutions ........................................ 66

7 For All Mankind, a division of VF Contemporary Brands, LLC .. 57

A-Link Freight, Inc. ............................................... 45

a. hartrodt (USA), Inc. ........................................... 45

Able Freight Services, LLC ................................... 45

ABM – Aviation ..................................................... 77

AC Hotel Los Angeles South Bay ........................ 53

Action Creative Group ......................................... 67

Adcom Worldwide LAX ....................................... 45

ADP ...................................................................... 67

AECOM Hunt ....................................................... 28

AeroCharter USA .................................................. 77

Aesthetic Legal, a Professional Law Corporation ........ 56

Air Culinaire Worldwide ....................................... 43

Air Power International Express (U.S.A) Inc. ......... 46

Air-Sea Forwarders Inc. ......................................... 46

Airport Marina Counseling Service ...................... 59

Airport Podiatry Group ........................................ 59

AKASHA Restaurant ............................................. 44

Alfred M Alvarado Independent Agent with David Allan Capital .. 66

All Level Installations of Finish Carpentry Inc. ...... 49

Allen, 26th Senate District Ben ............................ 23

Allied Feather & Down Corp. ............................... 57

Allied International Security, Inc. .......................... 68

Allied Universal ..................................................... 68

Aloft El Segundo Los Angeles Airport ................ 53

American Airlines .................................................. 75

American Cancer Society ..................................... 64

Ameriprise Financial ............................................ 40

AMLI Marina del Rey ............................................ 71

And Polus LLC ...................................................... 67

Angela Clouse ...................................................... 67

Anser Advisory ...................................................... 28

Apex Logistics International, Inc. ......................... 45

Aramex California Ltd. .......................................... 46

ARC Air Logistics, Inc. .......................................... 45

Arc Designs .......................................................... 67

Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos, LLP ............... 56

Arora Engineers ................................................... 28

Art Direction by Amy ........................................... 66

Arup ...................................................................... 29

ASAP Inc. .............................................................. 74

Ashfit Solutions 47

AT College Consulting ......................................... 33

AT&T ..................................................................... 68

Atkins Global ........................................................ 68

Atlas Air LAX ......................................................... 77

Austin Commercial, LP ......................................... 29

AvAirPros .............................................................. 77

Avenir Memory Care Westside ............................ 59

Azarcon Capital Inc. ............................................. 71

Ballerini Cooley Studios ....................................... 67

Ballistic Arts .......................................................... 67

Basher Productions, LLC ...................................... 67

Bass, Mayor Karen ..................................................23

BBSA .................................................................... 67

BCU Works .......................................................... 67

BDP International, Inc. ......................................... 46

Beach Bunz ........................................................... 47

Beach Cities Volleyball ......................................... 47

Benny’s Tacos & Rotisserie Chicken ..................... 44

Beverage Warehouse ........................................... 44

Birdi Systems, Inc. ................................................. 68

Blue Pacific Yachting 36 Boeing ................................................................... 75

Bolhuis Design, LLC .............................................. 69

Born to Talk Radio Show ...................................... 37

Boys & Girls Club of Venice ................................. 64

Braddock Drive Elementary ................................. 33

Bradford, 35th Senate District Steven .................. 23

Bright Horizons at Playa Vista ............................... 33

Broadway Gymnastics School .............................. 47

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP ......................... 55

Bryant Electronics Inc. .......................................... 67

Burns & Bouchard, Inc. ......................................... 68

Burns & McDonnell ............................................... 28

Burns Engineering, Inc ......................................... 29

Buro Happold ....................................................... 29

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. ............................ 46

C&S Companies ................................................... 29

Cakes by Chante (Mobile Bakery) ........................ 43

California Highway Patrol ..................................... 23

California State Secretary Shirley Weber, Ph. D. .. 22

California State Treasurer Finoa Ma ..................... 22

California Yacht Club ............................................ 36

Cantalini’s Salerno Beach ..................................... 44

Carla Dickerson / World Financial Group ............ 33

Carmichael International Service ......................... 46

Carousel School .................................................... 34

Cavalier Logistics .................................................. 46

CBE Office Solutions 74

Cedars-Sinai ......................................................... 59

Cedars-Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital ................ 59 Cellurart ................................................................ 74

CEVA Logistics – Honda ....................................... 46 CEVA Logistics ...................................................... 46

Chad Cole - Cole Properties, RE/MAX Estate Properties .... 71 Chevron Products Co. .......................................... 23

Chica Beauty ......................................................... 47 Chrome Hearts LLC .............................................. 57

City Cruises by Hornblower ................................. 36 Clark Construction Group .................................... 28 Closers Group ...................................................... 68 Clune Construction .............................................. 28 CMTS LLC ............................................................ 28

Cobb-Phillips & Associates .................................. 66 Commodity Forwarders, Inc. ................................ 46 Communications ‘A La Carte’ .............................. 68

Concourse Ventures, Inc. ...................................... 77 Conservative Financial & Insurance Services ....... 40 Corgan .................................................................. 28

Corporate Coach Charter & Tours, Inc. ................ 77 Cort Furniture ....................................................... 49

Courtyard by Marriott LAX ................................... 53

Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Westside ...... 53

Courtyard Long Beach Downtown ....................... 53 Cowan Avenue Elementary School ...................... 33

Crossing the Line Consulting, Inc. ....................... 67 Crown Consulting, Inc. ......................................... 77

Crystal Ice/Long Beach Ice ................................... 67 Cumming Management Group, Inc. .................... 28

Custodia Freight Services Inc. .............................. 45

DACHSER USA Air & Sea Logistics Inc. ............... 46

Daily Breeze .......................................................... 23

DAJ LLC ................................................................ 46

Darrow’s New Orleans Grill .................................. 44

Decron Properties ................................................. 71

DeLarme Wealth Management / Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. 40

Delta Air Lines ....................................................... 75

DFS Group L.P. ...................................................... 77

DHL Global Forwarding ....................................... 46

Dr. Courtney Ray Mittelmark - Playa Orthodontics ... 59

Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research .. 64

Dreamgirl International ......................................... 57

Drollinger Properties ............................................ 71

DSV Air & Sea Inc. ................................................ 46

DuckPunk Productions, Inc. .................................. 66

Eastway Apartments ............................................. 54

EBS Children’s Institute ......................................... 33

Edsel D’souza - Citrust Insurance Agency ............ 40

Edward Jones Investment Offices of Sharon Cooper ... 40

Edward Jones Investments Office of Ramona Ivy ........ 40

Edward Jones Office of Audrey Stansbury ......................40

Embassy Suites LAX North ................................... 53

Embassy Suites LAX South ................................... 53

Emerson Avenue Community Garden Club ........ 64

Employer Lawyer PC ............................................ 56

EmpowerTech ....................................................... 33

Environmental Science Associates (ESA) ............. 77

Exceptional Children’s Foundation ...................... 59

Exer Urgent Care - Playa Vista .............................. 59

Exer Urgent Care Marina del Rey ......................... 59

Express Employment Professionals ...................... 67

Express Line Corporation ..................................... 46

EZ Tek Support ..................................................... 67

Fairfield Development LP 28

Fairway Independent Mortgage Company ......... 40

Fantasea Yachts .................................................... 36

Farmers Insurance - Peter Kohly .......................... 40

Farzana Nayani, Consulting & Training ................ 67

Fashionably Wealthy by Bobbie ........................... 47

FASTSIGNS Inglewood/LAX ................................ 66

Feldstein Soto, LA City Attorney Hydee ................ 22

Feinstein, US Senate Dianne ................................ 22

Ferrufino Interiors/Budget Blinds 67

Fiction LA .............................................................. 67

First Citizens Bank ................................................. 39

Fish Window Cleaning ......................................... 69

FIT4MOM Westside ............................................. 47

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar ............. 44

Flight Path Museum LAX ...................................... 63

Flowers by Felicia ................................................. 74

Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport . 53

Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles Westside .. 53

Friends of Ballona Wetlands ................................ 64

Gateway Los Angeles ........................................... 63

Gerber Kawasaki ................................................... 40

Ghostwriter Music, LLC ........................................ 36

Global Community Enrichment ........................... 67

Goethe International Charter School .................. 34

Golden Bridge International, Inc. ........................ 46

Golden State Marketing ....................................... 67

Goldline Insurance and Financial Services .......... 40

Google ................................................................. 68

Grass Roots Neighbors ........................................ 63

GTS Charter .......................................................... 77

H Hotel Los Angeles (Curio Collection by Hilton)/Homewood Suites LAX 53

Hahn, 4th District Supervisor LA County Janice .. 23

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton LAX | El Segundo ..... 53

Hanover Company ............................................... 71

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membership directory AtoZ

Harley Davidson ................................................... 74

Hart House ............................................................ 44

Hayward Meridian Inc. .......................................... 46

HDR, Inc. ............................................................... 29

HeadQuarters Salon ............................................. 47

Helen’s Room ........................................................ 64

Helping-Handz ...................................................... 37

Hensel Phelps ....................................................... 28

HHLA ..................................................................... 72

Hill International .................................................... 28

Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary ................... 59

Hilton Garden Inn LAX El Segundo ..................... 53

Hilton Garden Inn Marina del Rey ........................ 53

Hilton Los Angeles Airport ................................... 53

Hilton Los Angeles Culver City ............................ 53

HMSHost Corporation .......................................... 77

HNTB Corporation ............................................... 29

HOK ...................................................................... 28

Hollywood Park Casino ........................................ 36

HomeTown News ................................................. 23

HPL-Apollo LLC .................................................... 46

Hyatt Place / Hyatt House .................................... 53

I Love L.A. News & Gift Shops ............................. 77

IMAX ..................................................................... 37

Industrial Lock & Security, Inc. .............................. 74 Infinity GPC, LLC 67

Ingenious Media Lab ............................................ 67 Inn at Playa del Rey .............................................. 53

Insight to Action ................................................... 67

Jacobs .................................................................. 29

Jamaica Bay Inn Tapestry Collection by Hilton ... 53

James G. Wiley Co. .............................................. 46

James Perse Enterprises, Inc. ............................... 57

JAN BICK, CHt. - Amazing Journeys Hypnosis/Hypnosis with a Heart 59

Jane St. John, RE/MAX Estate Properties ........... 72

JAS Forwarding USA Inc. ..................................... 46

Jen Law Firm, APC ............................................... 56

Jenkins/Gales & Martinez, Inc. ............................. 28

Jet Pro, Inc. ........................................................... 46

JKH Consulting ..................................................... 68

Joel Vendette | Realtor® | Bennion Deville Homes ....... 72

Jonathan Golding & Rae Lamothe - Golding + Lamothe .. 55

Junkluggers of West LA ....................................... 23

K Buildz - Fractional CFO ..................................... 66

Kaiser Permanente ............................................... 59

Katherine Johnson STEM Academy ..................... 34

Kebab Bar ............................................................. 44

Kentwood Elementary School .............................. 33

Kentwood Players ................................................. 36

KES Mail, Inc. ........................................................ 67

Kindel Gagan ........................................................ 68

Kinecta Federal Credit Union - El Segundo ......... 39

Kinecta Federal Credit Union – MB ..................... 39

Kinecta Federal Credit Union – Westchester ....... 39

Klein Creative Media ............................................ 68

Kollab Youth ......................................................... 64

Koral Industries, LLC ............................................. 57

KRB Construction .................................................. 28

KRB Flood and Fire Restoration ........................... 68

Kuehne + Nagel Inc. ............................................. 46

KVG Insurance Services ........................................ 40

L.A. Grind Coffee & Tea Bar ................................. 43

LA County Department of Beaches & Harbors ... 23

LA County Fire Department ................................. 23

LA County Life Guards ......................................... 23

LA Giltinis .............................................................. 37

LA VIP Tours .......................................................... 37

Lady Tech Services ................................................ 67

LAPD - Airport Detail ............................................ 23

LAPD - Pacific Area 23

Larchmont Financial .............................................. 39

LaRocco’s Pizzeria ................................................. 44

Lavazza Group ...................................................... 43

Law Office of Christopher Blatter 56

Law Office of Edgar Saenz 56

Law Office of Vernon Nelson 55

Law Offices of Debra L. Koven 56

LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce ................... 63

LAX Coastal Education Foundation ..................... 64

LAX Kiwanis .......................................................... 64

Lee Andrews Group ............................................. 68

Legado Companies .............................................. 71

Legal Resource Services ....................................... 55

Leman USA Inc. .................................................... 46

Liberty Mutual Insurance ...................................... 40

Lieu, 36th Congressional District Ted .................. 23 Life Adjustment Team .......................................... 59

Lily Love Boutique ................................................ 74

LINXS .................................................................... 28

Los Angeles Air & Space Force - 61 FSS Marketing .. 67

Los Angeles Airport Marriott ................................ 53

Los Angeles Chargers ........................................... 37

Los Angeles City Fire Department #5 .................. 23

Los Angeles City Fire Department #67 ................ 23

Los Angeles Clippers ............................................ 37

Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department – MDR .. 23

Los Angeles Jazz Festival ..................................... 67

Los Angeles Rams ................................................. 37

Los Angeles World Airport Police ........................ 23

Los Angeles World Airports ................................. 77

Loyola Marymount University ............................... 34

Loyola Pizza ........................................................... 44

Loyola Village Fine & Performing Arts Magnet Elementary School 33

Luanne Casillas - Financial Concepts of America ...... 40

Luna, LA County Sheriff Robert ....................... 23

Lux Virtual ............................................................. 34

Lynn Capouya, Inc. Landscape Architects ........... 29

M. Debra Reno, CPA ............................................ 39

M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers ............................... 56

Make Good Company, LLC .................................. 28

Maleman Ink Public Relations .............................. 68

Manchester Lock & Security ................................. 74

Marc S. Simmons, O.D., Inc. ................................ 59

Margaret May Insurance & Financial Services ..... 40

Marina del Rey Garden Center ............................ 74

Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade ................... 63

Marina del Rey Hotel - Pacifica Hotels 53

Marina del Rey Lessees Association .................... 63

Marina del Rey Marriott Hotel .............................. 53

Marina del Rey Sheriff ‘s Station ........................... 23

Marina del Rey Sportfishing 37

Marina del Rey Tourism Board ............................. 69

Marina Harbor Apartments & Anchorage ............ 54

Marina Towers ....................................................... 71

Mariners Village .................................................... 54

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. .................... 28

McKinnor, 62nd District Assemblymember Tina .. 23

Mejia, LA City Controller Kenneth ......................... 22

Melody Bar & Grill ................................................ 44

Merchant Connecting ........................................... 40

Mercury Air Group, Inc. ........................................ 75

Meta ...................................................................... 68

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California . 49

MickeyM Marketing .............................................. 67

Midian LLC ............................................................ 67

Mike Harriel Photography .................................... 67

MimiSpeaks! ......................................................... 68

Minuteman Press Redondo Beach ...................... 68

Mitchell, 2nd District Supervisor LA County Holly . 22

MochaBear Marketing ......................................... 67

Modern Times, Inc. .............................................. 28

Monica Johnson, Independent Skin Care Consultant Mary Kay, Inc. 47

Montjoy Enterprises ............................................. 36

Moore Money Accounting ................................... 66

Motel 6 LAX Airport ............................................. 53

Mott MacDonald .................................................. 29

Murakawa Communications ................................ 68

Mustol Music ........................................................ 36

Nancy’s Tech Help for Older Adults ..................... 68

Nature Design Studio ........................................... 49

Neighborhood Forward ....................................... 68

Neptune Marina ................................................... 54

New York Life - Cedric Joins ................................ 40

Newsom, Governor of CA Gavin ........................ 22

Newtrans Overseas, Inc. ...................................... 46

Northrop Grumman Corporation ........................ 75

OBP Logistics ....................................................... 43

Otis College of Art and Design ........................... 34

Pacific Area Booster Association 23

Pacific Area LAX Field Services Division 23

Pacific Aviation 77

Pacific Ocean Management LLC 71

PADCOM LLC ....................................................... 28

Padilla, US Senate Alex ........................................ 22

Papa Johns – Westchester .................................. 44

Paradise Bound Yacht Charters ............................ 36

Parker Lighting, Inc. .............................................. 49

Parsons .................................................................. 29

Parviz Printing, Inc. ................................................ 68

Paseo del Rey Natural Science Magnet School ... 33

Park, Councilmember District 11 Traci ................. 23

Patricia Crokett, Broker - C C R Properties, Inc. ... 71

Paul Major State Farm Agent ............................... 40

PayrollCentric ........................................................ 40

PBS Engineers, Inc. ............................................... 29

PCL Construction Services, Inc. ............................ 28

PCR Business Finance ........................................... 66

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin ........................ 56

Playa del Rey Elementary School ......................... 33

Playa del Rey Florist and Gifts .............................. 74

Playa Pharmacy & Compounding ........................ 74

Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club ......................... 64

Playa Vista Elementary School ............................. 33

Playa Vista Parks and Landscape Corporation ..... 71

Plotkin Properties, Inc. .......................................... 71

Portal Schools ....................................................... 33

Pradeep Consulting Services, Inc. ........................ 28

Primex International Trading Corp. ...................... 43

PromoShop, Inc. ................................................... 68

Pronto Income Tax Inc. ......................................... 68

Proper Coffee ....................................................... 44

Prosegur Services Group, Inc. .............................. 75

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ProTax Service ....................................................... 40

Providence Health & Services, Southern California .. 59

PSM2 Inc. .............................................................. 28

Purple Sloth Media ............................................... 36

PVJOBS ................................................................. 64

Qwqer Express ..................................................... 45

Rachel K Therapy .................................................. 59

Rainbow Acres Natural Foods .............................. 74

RE/MAX Estate Properties Silicon Beach/Westchester Office .. 71

Reason Foundation ............................................... 64

Redwood Resources ............................................. 67

Regatta Capital Group, LLC ................................. 69

Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel ............... 53

Residence Inn by Marriott Los Angeles LAX ........ 53

Riboli Family Wine Estates ................................... 44

Richard Moon & Associates .................................. 39

Rider Levett Bucknall ............................................ 28

Rise & Shine Catering ........................................... 43

Robert Higgins Photography ............................... 67

Rock Mill Tile & Stone .......................................... 49

Rock-It Cargo ........................................................ 46

Rotary Club of Westchester .................................. 64

RPM Aircraft LLC ................................................... 75

Safe Harbor Therapy ............................................ 59

SAGA Architecture ............................................... 28

Sares-Regis Group ................................................ 54

Sarlo Income Tax Service, Inc. .............................. 39 Sausal .................................................................... 44

SBAI Silicon Beach Accounting Insights .............. 39

SECO Investigative & Security Services .............. 68

Selbert Perkins Design ......................................... 28

Senderex Cargo Inc. ............................................. 46

SENER Engineering and Systems, Inc. ................ 29

Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill 44

Sharpe & Associates ............................................. 66

She TV Media, LLC ............................................... 68

Signarama ............................................................. 66

Silverado Memory Care ........................................ 59

Sixt Rent a Car LLC ............................................... 77

Skechers USA, Inc. ................................................ 57

SkyOne Federal Credit Union .............................. 39

SmarteCarte, Inc. .................................................. 77

SoCalGas .............................................................. 23

SOFESA ................................................................ 64

Solutionist Consulting, LLC .................................. 66

Sommer Engineering Inc. ..................................... 29

Sonder and Santé ................................................. 67

Sonesta Select/Los Angeles LAX ......................... 53

South Bay Pacific Insurance Group 40

South Bay Workforce Investment Board .............. 64

Southern California Edison ................................... 23

Southern California Lodge #529 F. & A. M. (Masons) 63

Southwest Airlines Co. ......................................... 75

St. Anastasia School ............................................. 34

St. Bernard High School ....................................... 34

St. Jerome School ................................................. 34

Staples .................................................................. 74

State Van Rental ................................................... 53

Stay Frosty Media LLC ......................................... 68

STEM Coalition ..................................................... 64

Stephanie Younger Group | Compass .................. 71

Strategic Government Affairs ............................... 68

Studio Printing Inc. ............................................... 68

Substrata, Inc. ....................................................... 28

Suffolk Construction Company, Inc. ..................... 28

Sujan Creative ....................................................... 67

Surfridge Brewing Co. .......................................... 36

Swinerton .............................................................. 28

Target – Westchester ............................................ 74

Tatiana Ruiz More Insurance Agency ................... 40

TCG A Hub International Company ..................... 39

Tee Lex Inc. ........................................................... 66

TG Construction, Inc. ............................................ 29

The Argonaut ........................................................ 23

The Book Jewel .................................................... 74

The Bridge Group ................................................. 71

The Coffee Company ........................................... 44

The Home EC Center ........................................... 64

The Hurt Help Group ............................................ 59

The Inn at Venice Beach ....................................... 53

The Kitchen Store ................................................. 49

The Loan Division | @TMECH .............................. 71

The Open Magnet Charter Elementary School .. 33

The Parking Spot - Century Blvd. ........................ 77

The Parking Spot – Sepulveda ............................. 77

The PENTA Building Group ................................. 29

The Proud Bird Food Bazaar & Events Center ..... 44

The Pun Group LLP ............................................... 39

The Redondo Beach Hotel ................................... 53

The Reeves Law Group ........................................ 56

The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey .......................... 53

The Suarez Team .................................................. 72

Tiny But Mighty Coaching .................................... 66

Tony P’s Dockside Grill .......................................... 44

Toragrafix 68

Trans LAX, LLC d/b/a Scan Global Logistics ........ 46

Treehouse California Almonds, LLC ..................... 43

Trifiletti Consulting, Inc. 28

Trophymasters ...................................................... 34

Truxton’s American Bistro ..................................... 44

TS Accounting & Tax Consulting .......................... 66

Turner & Townsend ............................................... 28

Tutor Perini Building Corp. ................................... 29

U.S. Coast Guard – LAX ....................................... 23

U.S. Coast Guard .................................................. 23

U.S. VETS – Inglewood ......................................... 64

UCLA Health ......................................................... 59

UGS Private Security ............................................. 68

United Airlines, Inc. ............................................... 75

Universal Cargo .................................................... 45

Universal Express International ............................ 46

Upgagement LLC ..................................................67

UPS Supply Chain Solutions – Inglewood ........... 46

UPS Supply Chain Solutions ................................. 46

Urban Engineers, Inc. ........................................... 29

URW Airports, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield 71 USO, Inc. ............................................................... 23

Valeria C. Velasco, Esq. - Velasco & Joyce Law Firm, LLP ... 56

Vanderlande Industries, Inc. ................................. 77

Vanir Construction Management, Inc. ................. 28

Vectis Strategies ................................................... 68

Venice High School ............................................... 34

Venice Marina LAX Lions Club ............................. 64

Venice Paparazzi ................................................... 68

Venice Skills Center .............................................. 33

Villa del Mar Apartments & Marina ...................... 54

Visitation School ................................................... 34

Voss, Silverman & Braybrooke, LLP ...................... 55

Vulin Construction ................................................ 29

W J Byrnes/Byrnes Logistics ................................ 46

WallyPark .............................................................. 77

Water Replenishment District ............................... 23

Waters, 43rd Congressional District Maxine ........ 23

Waterside at Marina del Rey – Caruso ................. 72

Wavedancer .......................................................... 68

Weinbaum Management Group .......................... 28

West Basin Municipal Water District .................... 23

Westchester Association ...................................... 77

Westchester del Rey Little League ....................... 47

Westchester Elks Lodge #2050 ............................ 64

Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets ............ 34

Westchester Family YMCA ................................... 47

Westchester Living ................................................ 37

Westchester Lutheran Church & School .............. 34

Westchester Parent’s Nursery School ................... 34

Westchester Pharmacy ......................................... 74

Westchester Town Center B.I.D. .......................... 63

Westchester/Playa Historical Society ................... 63

Westin Los Angeles Airport .................................. 53

Westport Heights Elementary School .................. 33

Westside Neighborhood School .......................... 34

Westside Pacific Villages 64

Westside Production Rentals ................................ 68

Windsor Hills Math/Science/Aerospace Magnet . 33

WineWithTraci - ONEHOPE Wine ....................... 44

WISH Academy High School ................................ 34

WISH Charter Middle ........................................... 34

WISH Community Elementary School ................. 33

Woman’s Club of Playa del Rey ........................... 64

Wondros ............................................................... 68

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. . 29

Woods Bagot ........................................................ 28

Worldwide Logistics Ltd. ...................................... 45

Wright Middle School STEAM Magnet ............... 34

WSP USA ............................................................... 77

Yaad Fitness .......................................................... 47

Your Image 2020 .................................................. 64

Zacha Homes ....................................................... 72

ZenBusiness .......................................................... 66

Zsuzsi Photography .............................................. 68

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