Category Archives: LAX

Sharing Westchester and Playa del Rey’s history

Westchester/Playa Historical Society supporters and volunteers including Christina Davis, Karen Dial, Jaren Rhodes, Darlene Fukuji and David Russell pose in the storefront located in the Westchester Triangle. Photo by Bill Ballerini.

Take a step inside the Westchester/Playa Historical Society Room located in the Westchester Triangle for a glimpse into the past of these two connected communities. The room, dubbed Westchester’s Jewel and Playa’s Treasure, has been open for just over a year and volunteers are encouraging people to stop by, share their memories, chat about the neighborhood and view its mementos. Continue reading

Community Spotlight: For Sunrise Community Service Award recipient, it’s an honor to be recognized in Westchester/Playa

This month, the Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary will honor Trevor Daley with its highest honor, the Sunrise Community Service Award, at its annual Cultural Dinner Gala at the Playa Vista CenterPointe Club.

Daley has long been an advocate for the Westchester/Playa community and has built a reputation for being passionate about public service and giving back. It’s this drive and dedication, dating back almost two decades in the local community that has the club excited to recognize Daley as their 2018 honoree. Continue reading

100percentLA campaign showcases Otis alumni artwork at LAX

Westchester’s Otis College of Art and Design is turning 100 on September 30, and the college is kicking-off a number of community collaborations to help celebrate its centennial. One of these first partnerships is with Los Angeles World Airports, which recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil artwork from 2018 Otis graduates.

The artwork, located in terminals throughout LAX, is part of the airport’s “100percentLA” campaign, designed to use art to highlight Los Angeles’ unique aesthetic and encourage visitors to take photos to post on social media.

“LAX is excited to partner with Otis College of Art and Design for the ‘100percentLA’ campaign, which highlights the creativity and vibrancy of our city as seen through the eyes of young local artists and designers,” said Keith Wilschetz, Deputy Executive Director for Emergency Management and Operations at LAX. “These exciting works of art, which will be installed throughout our LAX terminals this summer, help create a uniquely L.A. experience for our guests and provide an opportunity for them to engage in the campaign and share their own LA stories.” Continue reading

Councilmember Bonin looks to the future of LAX, the Northside and transportation for second term

In the March 7 primary, Councilmember Mike Bonin won re-election with 70% of the vote. His second term representing District 11, which includes Westchester, Playa del Rey and Playa Vista, will start July 1, and the HomeTown News recently reached out to the councilmember to find out what he hopes to accomplish in his next 5 1/2 years representing the community. Below is our Q&A with Councilmember Bonin: Continue reading

Agreement between LAWA and ARSAC heads to City Council for vote, would effectively halt plan to move runway

In what was called a “big win for the community and a big win for LAX,”  it was announced on August 17 that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between LAWA and the Alliance for a Regional Solution to Airport Congestion (ARSAC) over modernization plans at LAX had been negotiated. The tentative agreement, which goes before the L.A. City Council on Wednesday, August 31 for a public hearing and vote, would allow LAWA to move forward with billions of dollars in projects to help modernize LAX, including safety enhancements and the proposed Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) without the threat of litigation from ARSAC.

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