Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Scoop on Shores’ EV Charging Stations: A Q&A with SemaConnect’s Gene Baker

Electric cars are catching on big time in Southern California and all over L.A., electric charging stations are popping up in convenient settings. Just around Marina del Rey, you can find charging stations at Ralph’s, Electric Lodge, and at select locations at Loyola Marymount University. Where else will there be EV charging stations? Well at Shores, of course. Shores will be the first apartment community in Marina del Rey to offer residents EV Charging Stations right on-site. Continue reading

Sky-High Fun: Sky Terrace Update

Shores’ Sky Terraces are such a great, Cali-exclusive feature and as construction progresses, we’re finally seeing these cool community areas shaping up. Yes, you’ll have your own glass-walled balconies to hang out on, but the Sky Terraces will be a little different. Their sleek, rooftop designs will accommodate a ton of activities: You could light a fire table and unwind with friends, connect to complimentary Wi-Fi and work in the fresh air, or just enjoy the stellar rooftop views as you unwind after a day at work. There will be plenty of comfy furniture, bar tables and chairs, those aforementioned fire tables (the crown jewel of Sky Terrace cool) and décor that should make the Sky Terraces a huge hit with residents and their visitors.

Check out the latest photo—all you’ll need are a few friends, a bottle of Cabernet and a stunning Marina sunset. Get ready…mid-summer is just around the corner.Sky Terrace Photo

What Sky Terrace feature are you most excited about?


All Hands on Deck for the MDR Cruise ‘N Brews Festival

Beer lovers rejoice—because on Saturday, June 22, the LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce is putting on the 2013 Marina del Rey “Cruise ‘N Brews” festival aboard a 550-passenger Hornblower yacht. For just $50 a person, you and your closest brew-loving pals can board “The Entertainer” yacht and set sail with nothing to do but sit back and sample some of the best Craft Beers around. The whole Shores team will be there as well, sampling the goods from 40 breweries including Duvel, Stone Brewing Company, Weihenstephan, AleSmith, Anchor Brewing, and a bunch more. There will also be a pretzel necklace included with admission and additional food will be available for purchase on board.

The Entertainer

And since we’ll all be in beer nirvana, here’s another fortuitous coincidence: the Marina del Rey WaterBus is opening that same day! That means you can sample all of the beer you want without worrying about getting behind the wheel of your car. Just catch the WaterBus from one of the eight convenient WaterBus Stop locations, and for just $1.00, the WaterBus will take care of the transportation angle.

Are you in? Alright, here are all the “Cruise ‘n Brews” details:

Cruise ‘N Brews

Where: Fisherman’s Village/Hornblower Cruises
13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey
When: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Yacht: The Entertainer
Boarding: 12:00 pm
Set Sail: 12:30 pm
Disembark: 3:30 pm–4:00 pm
Cost: $50/person
Sponsors: Tony P’s Dockside Grill and Hornblower Cruises
Age: Must be 21 and over
Will you be joining the Shores team for Cruise ‘n Brews? Let us know!


Newly Expanded MarinaFest Boat Show Coming June 8

Ready for a genuine celebration of the Marina lifestyle? Then clear your schedule on Saturday, June 8 and come down to Marina del Rey’s Catalina Yacht Anchorage for the 2013 MarinaFest Boat Show. This year’s show is expanded and set to be more fun than ever with a slew of new activities for visitors. Parking is available at Catalina Yacht Anchorage and several additional county lots in the area. You can also hop on the Beach Shuttle for an easy ride to the festivities.

Now, here’s what’s in store for you at this year’s MarinaFest:

The Boat Show
Location: 13505 Bali Way, Marina del Rey
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
MarinaFest at Catalina Yacht Anchorage will feature a fantastic array of power and sail craft, recreational water gear and displays from the Marina del Rey Historical Society, Blue Pacific Sailing, Catalina Island, Marina Sailing and more.

Free Sailboat Rides
Location: 13589 Mindinao Way, Marina del Rey
Enjoy a sailboat ride from Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Wetlands Tour
Parking: For Marsh Tours: SW side of Jefferson Blvd./For Self-Guided Tour: Lot behind Gordon’s Market at 303 Culver Blvd.
The Friends of Ballona Wetlands are giving Ballona Freshwater Marsh Tours between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. There will also be a self-guided tour of the salt marsh and dunes between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Water Taxi Service
Take a free water taxi to the open house events at the California Yacht Club, Pacific Mariners Yacht Club, Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club and South Coast Corinthian Yacht Club.

Swap Meet
Location: 13915 Panay Way, Marina del Rey
The Pacific Mariners Yacht Club’s is hosting their annual marine and non-marine swap meet, starting at 8:00 a.m. in the club’s parking lot.

Dog Adoptions
Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles will also be on hand to help you find your new best friend. Make sure to stop by and wave a friendly-paw while you’re browsing the marine goods.

Will you be attending MarinaFest? Let us know!