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Calling all Super Moms!

Do you know a mom from Westchester, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista or Marina del Rey that deserves to be recognized for being awesome?

The HomeTown News is asking our readers to nominate super moms who are making a difference in the community through their dedication to their families, careers, local schools and/or neighborhood. Please email your Super Mom nominations to westchesterhometown@yahoo.com. Include your contact information and don’t forget to let us know what makes your nominee a Super Mom! We will feature some of these inspiring local moms and their stories in our May edition in honor of Mother’s Day.

Our featured 2016 Super Mom honorees will be treated to having their photo taken by Ballerini Cooley Studios in Playa del Rey, as well as a gift bag with items from local businesses.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, April 18.

Updated: Thursday, April 14.

Race for Success set for Saturday, March 5 at LMU, Community Support Day at Whole Foods Playa Vista

Race for Success. Hundreds of runners and community members will convene on the campus at Loyola Marymount University on Saturday, March 5 starting at 8 a.m. for the annual Race for Success. The 5k run/walk is the largest local fundraiser for education and all of the proceeds from the event are divided between schools that participate in the race. The school with the most participants will take home the Hannon Spirit Award and an extra cash prize. After the run, participants and visitors are invited to attend the community expo, featuring booths from local businesses and nonprofits. Continue reading

What’s new at Runway Playa Vista

If you haven’t had a chance to head over to Runway Playa Vista lately, you might be shocked–and delighted–by what you find in this urban oasis. Although this last piece of Playa Vista’s live, work, play vision has long been anticipated, the lifestyle center has finally developed into a thriving destination where people can get a cup of coffee, admire the public art, shop and meet up with friends and business associates for a meal.

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The Spirit of Giving

The holidays are quickly approaching and while our focus turns to decorating, family gatherings, food and gift buying, many are also taken with the “spirit of giving–” a desire to give back to the community, the less fortunate and to nonprofits whose missions’ resonate with our hearts. While there are many worthy causes to give back to, here is our round-up of local opportunities to help spread some good cheer this holiday season: Continue reading

New eateries in Westchester/Playa


Hopdoddy opens in Playa Vista. The community’s newest burger bar opened on September 15 in Playa Vista’s new Runway development. Hopdoddy Burger Bar specializes in serving up burgers created with all-natural, fresh ingredients. The restaurant grinds its meat in-house daily and bakes its own hamburger buns twice a day. Besides its burgers, other standout menu items include the Spinach and Arugula salad, hand-cut Kennebec fries with chile con queso and the hand-spun milkshakes. To help celebrate being part of the community, $1 from every Goodnight/Good Cause burger sold (Angus beef, Tillamook cheddar, caramelized onions, sliced jalapeño, hickory BBQ and sassy sauce) is donated to Playa del Rey nonprofit Friends of Ballona Wetlands.

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Movies and music in the park

Summer is officially here, so grab your family and friends and enjoy a movie or concert in the park at one of the following July events!

Movies in the Park at Playa Vista.

Playa Vista is sponsoring a variety of Movies in the Park events during the summer months that are perfect for the entire family. The movie events rotate between Concert Park, located at the corner of Seabluff Drive and Discovery Creek and the Central Park Bandshell, located at 12045 Waterfront Drive. For events at the Central Park Bandshell, shuttles are Continue reading