Member Directory

A Kids Place Preschool
12306 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles
90066

A Kid's Place is a unique early childhood center that offers a variety of programs, including toddler groups, transition groups for 2-year-olds, and preschool classes. All of our programs share the common goal of allowing children the opportunity to use their innate curiosity and passion for exploration to make sense of the world.

 

Amanda Leonard
310-390-0401
http://www.akidsplacela.com/
Alyson Garrido

Alyson Garrido partners with her clients to identify their strengths and create a path toward a fulfilling career. She also provides resume review and interview preparation. 

Alyson has designed a 5-part workshop series to help those in transition. Workshop topics include identifying strengths, job search strategies, networking, interviewing skills and salary negotiation. 

Alyson Garrido
(310) 913-8850
http://www.alysongarrido.com
Aquamuse
Venice, CA
90291

We provide countertop water ionizers for business and residential use. Ionizers create ionized, alkaline water and are an important component to great health. They are used in clinics, dental offices, and veterinarian clinics as well as restaurants. You're paying hundreds of dollars a year for bottled water in cheap plastic containers. Make the healthiest, best tasting water at home for pennies a day!

Elaine Wood
310-452-0223
https://acquamuse.wordpress.com/
Barrister Executive Suites, Inc.
11500 W. Olympic Blvd, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA
90064

At Barrister Executive Suites, our business is helping you with yours. We understand today’s business climate is constantly growing and changing, and so are your office needs. Your business is unique, and your time and resources are valuable. We understand. As an extension of your business, our goal is to help your business grow by providing the service, convenience and flexibility that you need all for a price you can afford.

We provide office space to business professionals on a full-time and part-time basis. We have the right space, at the right price. We also provide office and conference rooms by the hour, partial-day or full-day. 

Included with your monthly rent: 

Full-time occupancy of your own private office, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Personalized/professional telephone answering
Professional reception services 
Mail sorting/delivery 
Free access to meeting rooms, including all Barrister conference rooms 
Employee/tenant lounge
Kitchen/beverage service
Fully furnished reception/lobby area
Utilities/janitorial service

 

Dawn Thompson
(310) 312-4540
http://barrister-suites.com/
Bridging Transitions
3352 Maplewood Ave
Los Angeles, CA
90066

On unfamiliar roads we can all use a guide. Birgitta Kastenbaum is passionate about changing our experiences around aging, illness, and end of life. Through Bridging Transitions, she supports, educates, and empowers individuals and families as they navigate challenging times.

Services include: Well-being coaching, Advanced care planning, Family dynamics and group support, End-of-life Guidance, Sacred Tending™.

She serves clients in the Los Angeles area and via Skype around the country.  Birgitta is also a speaker, workshop facilitator, and Co-chairs the Mar Vista community council's Aging in Place Committee. Contact Birgitta for more information or a free 30 min consultation.

 

Birgitta Kastenbaum
(310) 699-7591
http://www.bridgingtransitions.net/
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Cedars-Sinai Hospital
8700 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
90048
Gabriela Flores
1-800-CEDARS-1
http://www.cedars-sinai.edu/
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Coffee Connection/West LA Café
3838 S. Centinela Av.
Los Angeles, CA
90066

The Coffee Connection is a non-profit café serving the Westside with the best organic and fair trade coffees and loose leaf teas... offering many community rooms ideal for connecting with others, embracing care for our creation, and celebrating tasteful creative expression from within our community.

Katrina Manning
310-391-1380
http://www.westlacafe.com/
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Coincident Ideas, LLC
12017 Sylvester Street, Mar Vista, CA
90066
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Coincident Ideas is a virtual marketing factory that melds the practical needs of business with the freewheeling instincts of Los Angeles’ creative community. We make sure your audience gets the message and enjoys hearing it, without emptying your wallet in the process.

Do you need a new web site that grabs your customers’ attention? Do you want to reach more of your clients with targeted email marketing? Are you rebranding your company with new corporate identity materials? Do you need a premium design firm to produce your annual report or corporate brochure? Is it time for professional-level SEO? Are you ready to promote your business in Social Media? Are you interested in producing corporate videos or multimedia presentations? Coincident Ideas creatives can do all these and more.

Over 20 years, our collective experience has included work for Honda and Toyota, IBM, Microsoft, the Hollywood Bowl, LA Phil and Disney, the Beverly Hills Hotel, Macy’s and many other companies in Southern California and beyond. Our client portfolio includes film production, technology, retail, hospitality, entertainment, financial services, wellness and more.

From online marketing to print and promotions, we help smart companies achieve their communication goals. Can we work with you? Of course we can!

Eric Oxenberg
(310) 391-5275
www.coincidentideas.com
DIG Childcare Center
3840 Grand View Bl
Los Angeles, CA
90066
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DIG Childhood Center is a unique toddler-to-preschool program in West Los Angeles that provides caring, respectful, and enriching support to children and their families.

DIG Childhood Center, operated by the non-profit Venice Parents Daycare & Preschool, is a unique toddler-to-preschool program. With full- and part-time teachers receiving competitive benefits and salaries, and a model that reflects reasonable time commitments from families, our school provides caring, respectful, and enriching support to children and their families.

We are a community of like-minded parents and teachers who believe children need a place where they can explore and learn on their own terms, where emotional, social, and physical needs are as important as cognitive needs, where young children can get outside and thrust their hands in soil, touch, feel, and smell the plants, and most of all, get dirty.

424-272-8988
DIG Childcare Center website
Donna Benton, RE/MAX Properties
620 Santa Monica Bl., Suite B
Santa Monica, CA
90401
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Quality Service Certified, International Real Estate Specialist, Certified Distressed Property Expert - RE/MAX Estates Properties Westside

Donna Benton
310-398-2332
http://www.donnabenton.com/
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Evelyn Lauchenauer, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
3130 Wilshire Bl., Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA
90403

Selling a home is stressful when you have the wrong person working with you. Evelyn’s success is due in part to her talent for communicating with her clients, and doing everything possible to make your home as attractive and desirable for potential buyers.

Evelyn's organizational and financial skills are the result of her previous career working in accounting for real estate investment firms in Los Angeles. She also worked for American Express in Frankfurt, Germany, while finishing her degree at California State University, Northridge. This experience enhanced her business acumen and she uses these skills today in real estate. Evelyn works well with deadlines and makes it a priority to get your home sold quickly and at a high rate of return on your investment.

Evelyn is very familiar with the real estate markets in neighboring areas such as Palms/Mar Vista, West Los Angeles, Venice, Culver City, Santa Monica and Westwood. Evelyn grew up in the area but has also traveled the world and spent portions of her life living and working in other countries before returning to her beloved hometown of Santa Monica. Known locally as the “Swiss Miss Realtor,” Evelyn has a worldwide network of friends and associates.

For sellers, it’s about a stress-free, smooth transaction that includes a proper staging and a quick sale without leaving money on the table. Accomplishing this with an average real estate agent isn’t easy, but Evelyn makes it a smooth ride.

For buyers, it’s about trusting your Realtor to find your ideal living space, from affordable condos to some of the largest and most impressive homes in Santa Monica and surrounding areas.

Buying, selling and investing properties are usually the largest financial transactions you’ll make in your life. Work with the Realtor you can trust. Call Evelyn Lauchenauer today to get started.

Evelyn Lauchenauer
310-906-0163
http://www.swissmissrealtor.com/
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Ferrufino Interiors and Budget Blinds of Culver City
3959 Sepulveda Blvd
90230

We're a Culver City-based company specializing in slipcovers, custom-made furniture, reupholstery, drapery & window coverings.

 

Earl Trusty
310-827-4446
http://ferrufino.com
Financial West Group
11755 Wilshire Bl., Suite 1650
Los Angeles, CA
90025

I help individuals make primarily long term investments, focus on multiple income sources, and true diversity in client's portfolios. The use of carefully selected sector funds, bonds, and stocks are key to my practice. Conversations with you the client, may be frequent as to the size of your cash position, and other financial considerations. Major life changes may require special care, time, and planning— all of which I am happy to help find, or provide.
Please call me to set up a meeting.

Greg Tedesco
310-999-1181
http://www.fwg.com/
First Class Senior Care
1158 26th Street #401
Santa Monica, CA
90403

First Class Senior Care is a service to help guide your family through the journey of aging in place, senior care; including caregiving, living options for you or your loved ones, and managing all that is entailed to age in place. We can help you when you need an extra hand and guide you to make informed choices and relieve you of the stressors of not knowing...that is what we are here to help you with.

First Class Senior Care will assess your care needs, create a personalized care plan, a care budget, desired geographical locations and recommend suitable options. We will personally guide you through this journey and help you make informed decisions for you or your loved ones.

Allison Beale
310-953-2888
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Green Communications Initiative, Inc.
11466 Washington Place, Ste. A
Los Angeles
90066
(323) 828-5880
Green Communications Initiative
HERE Design and Architecture
11734 W. Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles
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90066
(310) 880-3091
HERE Design and Architecture
Jaffe Insurance
13160 Mindanao Way #204
Marina del Rey
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Jaffe Insurance Agency offers Auto, Home, Business, Life, and Health insurance from some of the nation’s finest companies, such as CNA, Encompass, Travelers, Allied/Nationwide, Mercury, Progressive, AIG Private Client Group, Chubb, PURE, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California, United HealthCare, Aetna, and more.

90292
310-827-5050
Jaffe Insurance
Kent Construction
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Kent Construction, owned by David Kent, is a Mar Vista based construction company specializing in kitchen & bathroom remodels, door & window installations and replacements, and whole house remodels.

At Kent Construction we have a very simple philosophy. We treat our customers the way we would want to be treated. Because of our attention to detail and careful installation practices even other contractors hire us to perform the detailed finish work and installations on their high end projects.

When we take on a project, we act as, if we are guests in your home. We protect your furnishings and we clean up daily. The success of our referral driven business is a direct result of our customers being extremely happy with both the quality and price of our work and the contractor experience in general. Services include: Plumbing, Tile, Framing, Fixtures, Cabinetry, Floors and more!

310-748-2155
Kent LA
Law Offices of Michael Millman
Los Angeles
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90066
310-477-1201
Legal Shield: Staci Boggeri
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Protecting people is our business. It has been for more than 40 years. In 1969, our founder, Harland Stonecipher, had an epiphany. He found himself financially unprepared for the legal costs he incurred from an accident even though it was not his fault. From that day forward, he was determined to make sure everyone has access to legal protection. No matter how traumatic or trivial the situation. That’s how LegalShield was born.

Today, LegalShield, continues our mission by providing legal protection to over a million members in 49 states and four Canadian provinces. Our network of dedicated lawyers works diligently to keep individuals, families and businesses safe, 24/7/365.

 

 

 

310.293.2890
Legal Shield
Light on Lotus Yoga Studio
3807 Grand View Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
90066
Light On Lotus studio offers yoga classes for all levels with creative sequencing, playfulness, philosophy, a community driven-and nurturing environment, 200-hour teacher training, advanced training, workshops, kirtans, benefits and more.

Light on Lotus yoga studio, the home of Lotus Flow™ Los Angeles, is a colorful and soulful temple that celebrates the culture and creativity of the city and allows yogis to revel in the magic of adventurous, transformative asana paired with Hindu mythology and modern music.

The studio offers joy­-filled classes for all levels with creative sequencing, playfulness, yoga philosophy, a community driven and nurturing environment, 200-hour Teacher Trainings, Advanced Trainings, workshops, kirtans, benefits and more. 

973.615.9963
Light on Lotus website
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Mar Vista Farmers’ Market
P.O. Box 66339
Los Angeles
90066
Mar Vista Farmers' Market
Mar Vista Mom
Los Angeles

Mar Vista Mom is your trusted source for what's happening in Mar Vista since 2008. Weekly reports from the Mar Vista Farmers' Market, Houses of the Week, Murals and Vistas, profiles of local schools and businesses, plus a calendar of events you can add to yourself!

90066
310-245-4170
Mar Vista Mom
One Hour Organizing
Los Angeles
90066
424-625-8841
One Hour Organizing
Peach Tree Pottery
3795 Boise Avenue
Los Angeles
90066
310-567-2708
Peach Tree Pottery
Pipeline Pepper
90066

Boutique Consulting & Creative Services Business: PR | Social Media | Web Design | Branding

Vanessa Colosio Diaz
619-839-9605
Pipeline Pepper
Randy Frey – The Bizzy Blondes Real Estate Team / Keller-Williams Centinela
3516 S. Centinela Avenue
Los Angeles
90066
(310) 488-3595
Randy Frey Real Estate
Rustic Kitchen
3523 S. Centinela Ave
Los Angeles
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90066
310-390-1500
Rustic Kitchen
Shambhala Meditation Center of Mar Vista
3877A Grand View Bl
Los Angeles, CA
90066
Shambhala offers classes and weekend retreats. We are open to people from any religious background or no religious background. The path begins and continues with meditation.

We offer classes and weekend retreats in the Shambhala teachings. We are open to people from any religious background or no religious background. The path begins and continues with meditation.

Free meditation Practice, Sundays, 9 am-12:30 PM
Dharma Talks, Wednesday, 7:30 PM
Young Meditators, Monday, 7:30 PM
Yoga, Art and other classes

(323) 255-5472
Shambhala Westside web site
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The Hills Premier Realty
The Hills Premier Realty
9595 Wilshire Bl, Suite 900
Beverly Hills, CA
90212

David Goldman has been a Westside resident for 40 years.  He and his wife Gini have been Mar Vista residents for the past 25 years.  They can be found walking or bicycling the neighborhood, taking in a few frames at the local bowling alley or enjoying the local dining establishments.

David has been active in Real Estate for over 30 years.  He has worked for several of the largest property management companies in Los Angeles before getting into sales. His skill for communication in managingpeople and properties is prominent in his real estate business.

Gini is a well-known costume designer with over 25 films and TV shows to her credit.  She brings the same eye for detail and work ethic as she did designing films to the service she provides her real estate clients.

Gini and David are part of The Hills Premier Realty.

David Goldman
(310) 398-1221
http://www.goldmansellla.com
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The Noel Team | Sherri Noel
2701 Ocean Park Blvd. Suite 140
Santa Monica

We are a team of highly skilled, motivated, and meticulously trained individuals who are all very passionate about what we do. Under the leadership of Sherri Noël, who is ranked one of the Top 20 Real Estate Agents in Los Angeles, our passion has fueled us to greater heights over the past 16 years, completing over a hundred transactions each year.
We have been considered one of the country’s top-producing teams for the past six years, making us the #1 Real Estate Team in Mar Vista, and earning us a spot in Real Trends Magazine’s Top 250 Realtor Teams in the entire nation. Our team consists of Sherri’s partner and husband, Jose Noël, who’s in charge of company operations, five Buyers Agents, a full-time Marketing Coordinator, New Client Liaison and an Office Manager. Each team member works hard and focuses on one goal: to give clients the unparalleled level of service they deserve. Backed by tons of experience, motivation, and by keeping a close eye on the market trends, we are able to help our clients achieve all their real estate goals.
At The Noël Team, we aim not just to meet clients’ expectations, but to exceed them. All of us believe that Los Angeles is truly one of the best places to call home in the entire world, and this is the very idea that motivates us. Nothing gives us more joy than helping a client find the perfect home in L.A. – or the ideal buyer for their property here. So whether you’re thinking about selling or buying, you can trust The Noël Team to be at your side each step of the way, helping you throughout each major decision."

90405
310 994 8721
The Noel Team
The Santa Monica Star
1112 Montana Ave. #525
Santa Monica
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We are a monthly publication that focuses on people businesses, and events in the Santa Monica, Mar Vista and West Los Angeles communities. We print only good news. Diane Margolin, Editor and Publisher.

90403
424-581-6005
Santa Monica Star
Time Travel Mart/826LA
12515 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles
90066

826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. The Time Travel Mart is the retail end and helps raise much-needed funds for the writing programs offered through 826LA.

310-915-0200
Time Travel Mart
Traci Cox – via OneHope Wine
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I'm Traci and I have my own independent wine sale business - viaONEHOPE! What I do is sell wine direct to consumer for any of their wine needs -- personal, corporate, events, and gifting. Think wine, think Wine With Traci 🙂 Best part is that every one of our products gives back to a cause and when people host a tasting or purchase I help them learn how they can give back to their cause of choice too!

310-591-7350
Wine with Traci
Well Baby Center-Non-Profit Parenting & Counseling Center
12316 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles
90066
(310) 402-2229
Well Baby Center
Windward School
11350 Palms Boulevard
Los Angeles
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90066
(310) 391-7127 ext. 1044
Windward School
Mar Vista Living Magazine
90066

A complimentary, targeted magazine to serve as a neighborhood resource for (and by) the homeowners in Mar Vista sponsored by local businesses who wish to support the Mar Vista community. I have been living in Mar Vista for 16 years and I am grateful to bring the community their own magazine that represents the residents and lifestyle of our community. Contact Daryn Berman for more information.

Daryn Berman
310-428-4474

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