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Free Donuts on Primo’s Birthday

Free Donuts on Primo’s Birthday

Help Primo’s Donuts celebrate 64 years in business – and get a free donut – on Saturday, August 1st from 9am – 12pm. In appreciation of their loyal customers who have kept them in business for 64 years, Primo’s Donuts will be giving away free 

Community Meeting Online for Homelessness Issues 7/27

Community Meeting Online for Homelessness Issues 7/27

Have you ever asked, “Why do our neighborhoods experience homelessness, but not Pacific Palisades?” Register for this online community meeting entitled The Homeless Front: Where are We Now? on July 27th at 7pm to learn more about the Palisades Task Force on Homelessness. The July 

Beach Eats To Go in Marina del Rey

Beach Eats To Go in Marina del Rey

What are you doing Thursdays from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m? You could head over to nearby Marina del Rey and grab some delicious food from one of the gourmet Food Trucks at Beach Eats To Go. The trucks will be there every Thursday through September, with a different lineup each week.

Orders must be made online, ahead of time, and the food is grab and go only. Then bike or drive over to Parking Lot #11 – 14101 Panay Way, Marina del Rey, to get your meals. Enjoy! Safe Social distance rules apply.

The Food Trucks for July 9th are:
• Stopbye Cafe
• Maravilla Latin Cuisine
• The Surfer Taco
• Roll n Lobster LA

Get Library Books in Mar Vista Once Again w/ Library To Go

Get Library Books in Mar Vista Once Again w/ Library To Go

For those of us who’ve missed reading library books in their original form, we can rejoice: LAPL’s Library To Go has launched and the Mar Vista branch of the LA public library is participating. Yay! The library itself is still not open, but you can 

Join Girl Scouts: Virtual Troops Forming Now

Join Girl Scouts: Virtual Troops Forming Now

Girl Scouts is needed now more than ever. And even in this crazy time, new troops are forming here in Mar Vista, Venice and Marina del Rey – and your daughters, grand daughters, or nieces can join. Girls can be part of a virtual troop 

Have you seen the Mar Vista Peacock?

Have you seen the Mar Vista Peacock?

There is a peacock wandering around Mar Vista these days and it seems a mystery: how did he get here?

Several communities in Southern California are known for having wild peacocks that inhabit their neighborhoods, like Arcadia and Palos Verdes.

But this is a first for Mar Vista in the 24 years that Mar Vista Mom has been keeping records.

peacock in Mar Vista
He’s a beauty: the peacock of Mar Vista

Sure, Mar Vista has chickens, bees, possums, all manner of domesticated animals, and once upon a time a neighbor had a very loud goose.

But this is the first peacock. Have you seen him? Do you know how he got here? Leave a comment and help us get to the bottom of this mystery.

Check out this Peacock Coloring Book from our Amazon Affiliate link:

peacock coloring book
Gift Ideas for Dads and Grads

Gift Ideas for Dads and Grads

This post contains affiliate links. We’re in the midst of two gifting seasons right now: Graduation and Father’s Day. Are you ready? Do you have gift ideas in mind, or would you like a few suggestions? I hope you said “suggestions,” because that is what 

Beethoven Elementary Registration Now Open for 2020-2021

Beethoven Elementary Registration Now Open for 2020-2021

Registration is now open for Beethoven Elementary school for the 2020-2021 school year. This process was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but is now open online. As a member of the LAUSD schools, Beethoven will begin classes on August 18, 2020, whether in person or 

Small Business Town Hall 5/14

Small Business Town Hall 5/14

Calling all business owners in Mar Vista – and any that you know in all of CD 11. City Councilman Mike Bonin is hosting a Telephone Town Hall this Thursday, May 14th at 6:30pm.

The Town Hall will be focused on resources and support available to small businesses during the crisis. Mike will be joined by a panel of experts including:

  • Carolyn M. Hull, General Manager, City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Division,
  • Teri L. Billups, Assistant District Director for Economic Development, U.S. Small Business Administration – Los Angeles District Office, and
  • Billy Chun, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, Office of LA Mayor Garcetti. 

Please click here to RSVP for the small business telephone town hall

Amazon Shopping to Support MVM

Amazon Shopping to Support MVM

This are unprecedented times we’re living in, and we all need to support each other and our communities. Mar Vista has always been exceptional at coming together and we are truly lucky because of that. As you are shopping on Amazon for your basic essentials