From the New Editor: Hello Marina del Rey

Please email me at davidc@patch.com or call 310-699-9880 to share any news tips.

As of this morning, I am the new editor of Marina del Rey Patch and am excited to start covering this beautiful community.

When I moved here a few days ago, someone told me Marina del Rey has the second most restaurants per square mile than any other city in the US. I haven’t fact-checked that yet, and I am looking forward to sampling the great cuisine Marina del Rey has to offer, one restaurant at a time.

Although I am new to the area, I am a “veteran” at Patch, having started about two years ago as the editor of Millbrae Patch in the San Francisco Bay Area. In some ways, Millbrae is similar to Marina del Rey, as they are both close to a major airport and economic development and the environment are often the topic of conversation. But of course, the weather is much better here.

Prior to Patch, I freelanced for the San Francisco Chronicle and worked at KQED, the NPR affiliate in the Bay Area. 

For fun, I enjoy riding motorcycles, surfing, hiking and cycling. I was lucky to publish a few articles for a motorcycle touring magazine a couple of years ago when I rode from San Francisco to San Diego through the Sierra Nevada mountains and the Angeles and San Bernardino National Forests. 

I am also hoping to start sailing again. I was part of my high school sailing team and raced 420’s and lasers and feel fortunate to now live around so many gorgeous boats. I haven’t sailed much since then, but what better place to start again. 

I look forward to meeting people in Marina del Rey, Del Rey and Playa del Rey and sharing their stories. If you have any news tips or suggestions, please email me at davidc@patch.com or call 310-699-9880. 


David Carini


Diana Swartz (Editor) April 02, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Welcome to the Westside, David! We're happy to have you here.
Rosemary&Phyllis April 02, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Welcome aboard, David - looking forward to working together!
J.W. Nelson April 02, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Welcome to the MdR Patch, David!
Danielle Bracamonte April 02, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Looking forward to working with you!
Tere April 06, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Welcome to Marina del Rey! Drop by the Marina del Rey Visitors Center at 4701 Admiralty Way (at Mindanao Way),for information on activities, walking maps, restaurants, events and more. The staff is terrific and are like "human googles" when it comes to this great community. You can also reach them at T 310 305 9545 or E info@VisitMarinaDelRey.com --- they have info on sailing there as well!


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