Today, Marina del Rey is one of the most popular spots in Silicon Beach for tourists, watersports enthusiasts and businessmen alike. But in 1887, Marina del Rey was nothing more than one man’s dream.
M. C. Wicks was a real estate agent who envisioned turning the Playa ...View More
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Santa Monica is one of the most sought-after places to live in Southern California, and the Santa Monica Canyon is one of the most exclusive parts of this community.
Santa Monica Canyon, known simply as the "The Canyon" to the people who call it ...View More
Every year the Friends of Ballona Wetlands hosts an informational get together to educate the public on the Salt Marshes and Dunes in Playa del Rey. Come on by at 1:00 PM on Friday, July 7th to learn about our coastal ecosystem and explore this area that ...View More
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Howard Hughes was an aviator, engineer, movie producer, entrepreneur, and one of the most successful businessmen that the country has ever seen. During his life, he was known as one of the most financially successful individuals in the world. This financial success helped build the areas ...
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Muscle Beach was established on the beach area south of the Santa Monica Pier in 1933 as a part of a beachfront movement of gymnasts, acrobats and many other athletes who joined together on a small section of the Santa Monica coastline. It was established ...
Marina del Rey Peninsula has a colorful history; it just doesn’t venture back that far. Only 50,000 years ago Marina Peninsula was completely underwater.
Lowering sea levels exposed a tidal marsh fed by the Ballona Creek, which was then settled upon by natives about 3-5 thousand years ago ...
Who would have thought waterless pools and imagination would have lead to an entire cultural revolution?
Innovative places like Dogtown thrive on cultural diversity of the artistic and the technical, but in the case of Dogtown, constraint also drove invention. “In important ways, the rise of skateboard culture in ...