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I find it interesting how the people who live in the condos on glencoe and maxella think that they live in Marina Del Rey and are completely unaware that they actually live in Del Rey.

— Resident of Del Rey
September 10, 2012 at 4:50 p.m.

3:00Pm Sun. sailboat has been moor to a mid channel bouy for 10 days. Another sailboat just ran over the mooring line . The harbor patrol says they can't make him move because the public docks have gotting a restaining order against him , so he has no where else to go. Some mariners law creating a public hazard.

— robert Hetrick
May 15, 2011 at 3:30 p.m.

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— Eric DeSobe
June 13, 2010 at 6:16 a.m.

I would really, really, really like to know what your thinking was that led you to ignore the protests and corrections of Del Rey residents, as well as recognition by the city of L.A., to your Del Rey map. Particularly your omission of the area north of Jefferson Blvd. Is this that Playa Vista gang staking out the area as their turf?

— Tom Robischon
June 8, 2010 at 11:39 a.m.

I have been on the board of the Del Rey Homeowners' and Neighbors' Association for six years, and the map above is inaccurate. Several of our board members, including our current president, live outside of the boundaries shown on your map. I have a PDF of a better map if you would like it.

— Elizabeth A. Pollock
March 4, 2010 at 8:38 a.m.

Del Rey is a great community. At 106 years old, it has been around longer than Marina and Playa Del Rey. I am proud to have served on the Del Rey Neighborhood Council and working with the many great people in our community. People that don't know they live in Del Rey should take time for some civic pride.

— Mark Redick
February 4, 2010 at 1:28 a.m.

Del Rey ends at Jefferson. Please change this! I did not grow up in Playa Vista!!

— Max
November 26, 2009 at 9:26 a.m.

Anyone living in the zip code 90066 lived in Mar Vista. Mar Vista Little League was on the corner of Alla Way and Maxella Ave. After the Marina was completed, west of Alla Rd became Marina del Rey. Don't forget that Culver City has always owned Washington Blvd. almost to Lincoln and a small neighborhood inside the original Mar Vista.

— Brooks
November 11, 2009 at 6:21 p.m.

Looking to connect with pro-active Del Rey residents that believe in Del Rey as it's own neighborhood.

Email me.

— John Ayers
September 25, 2009 at 4:21 p.m.

I live in Marina del Rey...wish the LA Times had told me it no longer exists. Shockingly, I still get my mail!

This is why I stopped my paper subscription. This is just laziness on the part of the Times.

September 23, 2009 at 11:34 a.m.

This map is incorrect. There is a simple and correct solution. Look at the City of Los Angeles neighborhood Council map of Del Rey.

The LA times map is showing Del Rey extending beyond Lincoln Blvd. which it does not. It is showing County of Los Angeles areas not included. The complexity of determining what is Culver City, County of Los Angeles and city of Los Angeles has been solved using the City of Los Angeles Neighborhood Council map.

— noblegases
September 9, 2009 at 9:02 a.m.

Here is a link for the map as per the Neighborhod Council:

It differs in several ways from the one here.

The "Del Rey" sign on Inglewood near the 90 has been in place since at least the mid eighties, and the Del Rey name predates Venice, the marina and Culver City.

Tell 'em you live in Del Rey!

— Peter O
August 18, 2009 at 8:52 p.m.

Just moved to Del Rey and absolutely love it, but when ever we tell people we live in Del Rey they either say "Oh, you mean Marina Del Rey" or "Playa Del Rey" or they just say "Huh? You moved to Costa Rica??". Almost no one in LA knows about the existence of Del Rey. How come? I must admit I had never heard of it before we moved here myself, but hey, at least I'm freakin Norwegian and have only been in LA for 2 years. And Del Rey is a real gem. Close to the beach, quiet, affordable, lots of good restaurants, bike paths (I know, there's actually 2). Anyone?

— Trond
August 17, 2009 at 3:03 p.m.

I think to help solve our boundary dispute for the Del Rey District is to look at it's historical borders. Originally know as an incorporared community of "Barnes City" it was annexed to Los Angeles in the 1920's. With it's original boundary plus the local annexations since, we probably could get a pretty much idea where the proper boundary exist. Pleas do not let Zip Code zones fool you since they definatly do not do justice for many places.

— Big B
August 17, 2009 at 10:40 a.m.

LA Times needs to get a clue.

One can simply look at the 90292 (MdR) zip code map to see where the true boundary is between Del Rey and MdR around the Lincoln area.

— Mark
June 25, 2009 at 7:08 p.m.

The LAT still didn't listen. Del Rey does go all the way to Jefferson.

So which one to believe, the unique neighborhood feel that is around me and the LA City street signs that confirm it or an out of touch newspaper that refuses to listen?

— Philip
June 4, 2009 at 10:32 p.m.

This map is a lot better than the previous version but is still wrong. The Oxford Triangle is part of Venice not Del Rey. And the south boundary is Jefferson and Centinela, not Ballona Creek.

As to Bob... if you really grew up in this area, you are probably the most clueless person ever. Marina Del Rey is named after... Del Rey... duh! Del Rey existed long before the marinas were dugout from the wetlands.

Bella - MDR is not part of City of LA (it's unincorporated LA County land).

— Irwin
June 4, 2009 at 10:33 a.m.

I still don't understand why you didn't use the map of Del Rey that the Dept. of Neighborhood Empowerment--and the Del Rey Neighborhood Council--use. Why, e.g., do you not extend Del Rey to Jefferson to the south? And I doubt anyone west of Lincoln Blvd. considers him- or her-self to be living in the Del Rey neighborhood. The Venice neighborhood? Yes. A big thing I like about Del Rey? It has an ethnic mix much like L.Å.'s citywide. Downsides? It still needs greater awareness--esp. politically--of itself as an identifiable neighborhood. Though the DRNC is helping develop that.

— Tom Robischon
June 3, 2009 at 6:12 p.m.

I'm really confused... what happened to Marina del Rey? If you look at real estate documents, they are listed as Los Angeles (Marina del Rey, an area). There's a whole little square missing on this map, and it's not a separate municipality. I would see MDR as Glencoe and west, bordered by Culver on the South and Washington to the North.

— Bella
June 3, 2009 at 5:47 p.m.

Del Rey means nothing to me. I have never heard of that name and I grew up there.

As far as your boundaries I think that what you have makes sense because I was always confused with what to call it. It is somewhere between Marina del Rey and Culver City. Some called it Mar Vista but that to me is anything North of Venice Blvd and Marina del Rey is West of Alla Road which includes the big condo towers.

— Bob
June 3, 2009 at 12:45 p.m.

Del Rey

is a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles in the Westside region of Los Angeles County.
The neighboring communities are Culver City, Marina del Rey, Mar Vista, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista and Venice.
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