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Welcome to The Silver Strand News. We hope to keep all those who live in the Silver Strand in Marina del Rey, California, as well as those who simply appreciate the beauty of this area, up to date on neighborhood news and to encourage communication between those who interested in the area. You can sign up for an email subscription by entering your email address in the box on the upper right. You then will receive an email from  wordpress.com, our web host, asking you to confirm your subscription by clicking on “Confirm Follow.” Without this confirmation your subscription will not be activated.The Silver Strand News is an independent news source and all posts represent the opinion of the author.

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Sandra Starr (Author, Publisher and Editor)

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Venice Design Series: Five Events Starting on April 25, 2015

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The Venice Design Series is a NEW event showcasing Venice inspired architecture, cuisine, landscape and performance kicking off with a party on Saturday, April 25 at the home of event co-founder, Venice based landscape designer Jay Griffith. Four other events are scheduled over a two week period, concluding with a MOTHER’S DAY JAZZ BRUNCH on Sunday, May 10 at the Gregory Ain Modernique Homes located at the border of Mar Vista and Palms Blvd. A tour of 6 of the historic post WWII homes is included. For more information: http://www.venicedesignseries.org or call Linda Lucks at 310-526-3857 or email llucks@vchcorp.org

The event is a fundraiser for Venice Community Housing, a 26 year old nonprofit providing housing and economic development programs for the areas low income population.

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Reminder: Upcoming Emergency Preparedness Session, Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 10am

Originally posted on The Silver Strand News:

Bill Boyd and Emergency PackBill Boyd demonstrates basic Emergency Pack

One Hour that could Save Lives: Your Own, Your Loved Ones, Your Pets and Your Neighbors.

Richard Cervantes, Chair of the SSMHOA Emergency Preparedness Committee, has announced that the next educational session will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 4103 Roma Court. The session will begin at 10am and last one hour.

The presenters will be:

David P Eisenman MD, MSHS
Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health and DirectorUCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Dr. Eisenman will discuss Community Emergency Preparedness Resources

davudDr. David P Eisenman speaks at a 2014 Emergency Preparedness Session.

Bill Pope               

LAFD CERT (Community Emergency Response Training) Battalion 4 Coordinator

Mr. Pope will present a video, “Surviving the Big One” followed by a Q.and A. He will also talk about how…

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Marina del Rey Farmers Market: Change in date and location

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Reminder: Marina del Rey 50th Birthday Bash this Weekend, April 10-12, 2015. Schedule of Events including Fireworks

This will be big fun! Come on your feet, your bike, your boat, the Water Bus or car.  Bring the family. Food trucks will be on hand everyday, but you can also bring your own picnic. All events are free including Friday night’s THREE DOG NIGHT CONCERT. The Water bus will be in operation all three days.

Date: Friday, April 10 through Sunday April 12, 2015.

Location: Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey

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Happy Easter 2015 from Borrego Springs

 The Silver Strand News is on vacation in Borrego Springs, California, a very beautiful place with a population of roughly 3500 and sited in the middle of the largest state park in America. It is one of the four communities in the world designated as a “Dark Sky” participant. The major night-life attraction here involves looking at the stars in unpolluted skies. No traffic and no stop lights here. It offers peace, tranquility and silence, the greatest luxuries of the 21st Century.

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The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Saint Richard’s Catholic Church, Borrego Springs, California



Saint Richard’s Catholic Church, Borrego Springs, California

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Easter Lily Borrego-style, i.e. the California native Desert  Lily



The Easter Bunny in a Field of Borregan Wildflowers

 Easter wouldn’t be complete without peeps. Here they are, newborn Phoebes, in Borrego Springs

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“Ode to Joy,” 2015, Photograph Courtesy and © Kay Levie, Borrego Springs, California


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Chag Sameach! Happy Passover.

Happy Passover from Borrego Springs, California. Traditionally, Passover occurs on the night of a full moon after the Vernal Equinox.

moonrise-over-the-santaMoonrise over the Santa Rosa Mountains, Borrego Springs, California

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Upcoming Ketch, Lighthouse Mall & Roma Court Cinco de Mayo Block Party: Sunday, May 3, 2015


 The first series of Silver Strand mini-Block parties was held in 2013 and has now become  an annual tradition. Nora Nicosia, SSMHOA Board Member and Chair of the Block Captain Committee initiated the events as a way for neighbors to get to know each other in a more intimate setting. These smaller parties, hosted by Block Captains, lead up to the large annual Silver Strand Block Party held in the fall.  Block Captain Cindy Carlin, Chair of the ad hoc SSMHOA mini-Block Party Committee has overseen the organization of these events since their inception.

This year’s Ketch/Lighthouse/Roma party is being hosted by Cindy along with Block Captains, Eileen Nugent, Penny Akashi, Beth Holden-Garland and Kris Ellenberg. Please let them know if you’re coming directly or by leaving a comment below.

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