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Fond Farewell - Drollinger Properties
WELLNESS JEWELS
IS S U E 1 | V O L U M E 2 3 | FE B R U A RY 2 0 1 6
Thankfulness for our mental and physical capacity is
the catalyst propelling our contribution of service to our
communities, locally and globally.
Drollinger Connections
A personal practice of mindfulness and physical fitness
as a lifestyle choice is actuating gratitude.
Happiness and wonder are afoot in our hamlets.
“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of
thought and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
– Gilbert K. Chesterton
Namaste,
~ Julie Rae O’Connor
Licensed Massage Therapist & Registered Yoga Teacher
Cilantro’s Mexican Grill
Patten Natural Gas, Inc.
California Institute of Health & Social Services Inc.
GNC
Westchester Playa Realty Alliance
Abundance For All, Inc.
Anchalee Wongmukdapita
Stochastech Corporation
Yoseph M. Grossman &
Daniel J. Morris
RENEWING TENANTS
Children’s Way
Dr. David Moghaddas
Maria’s Tortillas
Homes For Life Foundation
The Guilded Cage
Freightman International Inc.
Keystone Acupuncture
Met Logistics
Martnege & Associates
Head To Toe
Asset Protection Unlimited
Katherine B. Thompson
Nicholas J. Hines
All States Computers
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY DROLLINGER PROPERTIES-MANAGED SITE, CALL US AT (310) 417-8048 X13
OR VISIT WWW.DROLLINGERPROPERTIES.COM
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GNC opens its doors in
Westchester!
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Green Nails takes Westchester
nail salons to a new level with
remodel of the former Man
Trap Nails location.
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In her Life Here & There
column, Karen Dial talks
about thinking outside the box
and setting new standards.
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TENANT ANNIVERSARIES
NEW TENANTS
N E W S A N D I N F O R M AT I O N F O R F R I E N D S & T E N A N T S O F D R O L L I N G E R P R O P E R T I E S
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PHOTOS BY JAMIE SHORT
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In Wellness Jewels, registered
yoga teacher Julie Rae O’Connor
gives tips for a healthier mind
and body.
Fond Farewell
THANKS TO BONIN STAFFERS
MARK-ANTONIO GRANT, FRED SUTTON
Councilman Mike Bonin recently
lost two key members of his staff,
and Drollinger Properties would like
to thank both Mark-Antonio Grant
and Fred Sutton for their incredible
dedication to the Westchester
community.
Mark was a special assistant to both
Los Angeles City Councilman Bill
Rosendahl and Councilman Mike Bonin
and announced his retirement at the
end of November.
He was the area’s “point person” on
city capital projects and public works
issues, such as street beautification
and resurfacing. Born and raised in
Newark, New Jersey, Mark moved to
Los Angeles in 1978 after graduating
from William Paterson University,
where he earned a degree in
communications. In 1992 he moved
back to New Jersey, where he
worked as a legislative aide for
State Senator Ronald L. Rice until
1994, when he returned to Los
Angeles.
Mark is a cancer survivor,
whose can-do attitude and dedication
to his job will be sorely missed in
Westchester.
Fred, who served as Councilman
Bonin’s Field Deputy for the
Westchester, Playa del Rey and Playa
Vista areas since June 2014, recently
left the office to be the government
affairs manager for the Apartment
Association of Greater Los Angeles.
increasing services and making
sure the office is responsive to the
community’s needs. Sutton grew up
in the CD11 area and studied political
science at the University of Arizona and
foreign policy at American University.
He previously served as a member of
the West LA Neighborhood Council
and has been active in local politics
for years. Outside of public service,
Sutton has worked in commercial office
leasing, sales and marketing.
Fred, who previously served as a
Constituent Advocate for the Council
District 11 office, worked on helping
fulfill Bonin’s vision for the community,
“We will miss both Mark-Antonio and
Fred, and we wish them the best in the
next chapters of their lives,” said Karen
Dial.
Life Here & There
Snapshots ...
LET’S SET A STANDARD THAT MAKES
WESTCHESTER A DESTINATION
“Global Imagination” was the key phrase
used by President, Timothy Law Snyder,
Ph.D., as he accepted the honor of
leading one of Westchester’s premier
institutions – Loyola Marymount University,
on October 6, 2015.
I left that day filled with a spirit of
excitement and ready to imagine, create
and inspire my family, friends and
community as we come together to craft
our world. The goal is to start with a caring
and thoughtful group of people who enjoy
the creation process and what better place
to find those people than in Westchester.
As we move boldly into the future, we
benefit by allowing our imagination to
create the community in which we want
to live. In a recent conversation with
John Lousarrarian from the YMCA,
we discussed creating a place to be
and interactive opportunities to foster
brainstorming and dialogue that create a
strong sense of community. It is my honor
to do just that in 2017 by opening a new,
independent bookstore for the Triangle
area. We plan to create a venue where
community members gather for learning,
fellowship and creativity. Check out the
rendering below.
Our community of Westchester is woven
with threads of long-standing relationships,
hard-work and dedication to a thriving
neighborhood feel, but our work isn’t
finished. In his speech, President Snyder
encouraged LMU to “think in ways they
have never thought before,” and that is
what we need to do as well.
We need to weave our organizations and
non-profits together to create a tapestry of
beauty and inter-connected strength that
exemplifies the “Westchester Way.” We
need to tempt and tantalize the young,
bright minds that are moving into our
area and show them what community
engagement looks like and how it benefits
the whole person. Above all, we need to
remind ourselves that we are raising the
bar.
I BELIEVE we can set a standard that will
make Westchester a destination.
Namaste,
Karen
Abundance for All Helps Locals Get on Their Feet
Martin Nwaege spends his days working hard to make sure the homeless, the elderly and
others who are struggling to make ends meet not only have enough food to eat, but have
what they need to get back on their feet. Nwaege’s non-profit organization, Abundance
for All, Inc., is a Drollinger tenant and works closely with L.A. Food Bank, Ralphs,
Gelson’s, Vons and others to get food to those families in need. Nwaege added that the
organization also helps teen mothers create resumes and provides them with preparation
for job interviews. “We want to create a level of confidence within to get them back into
the workforce where they can be successful,” he said. For more information, or to donate,
please call (424) 243-7181 or visit Abundance for All on Facebook.
Karen Dial joins USC President C. L. Max Nikias, who talked tech
with Silicon Beach-based senior executives from companies like
Google, YouTube, Yahoo, SpaceX and IMAX at the LAX Coastal
Chamber “Power Hour.” The name of Howard Drollinger, a diehard
Trojan, was invoked fondly in their conversation.
Congratulations to these members of the Drollinger
Properties family who recently celebrated their milestone
anniversaries with our company: from left, Property Manager
Cody Koopmann (25 years of service); Accounts Payable
Associate Robert Borrayo (15 years of service); President
Karen Dial (10 years of service); and Associate Ruben
Ramirez (10 years of service).
Live Well With GNC
NEW NUTRITION STORE OPENS ITS DOORS IN
WESTCHESTER VILLAGE
More than a vitamin store, GNC - Westchester
Village has everything for your nutrition needs,
including supplements, health food, protein bars
and more.
Store owner MJ Lee, store manager Blake
Anderson and their team are ready to help you
answer all of your nutrition questions.
An experienced sales consultant team, including
Efrain Guzman (pictured), will help you reach your
goals, whether you’re looking to bulk up, lose weight
or simply put together a healthy vitamin regimen.
GNC sets the standard in the nutritional supplement
industry by demanding truth in labeling, ingredient
safety and product potency, all while remaining
on the cutting-edge of nutritional science. GNC
is actually the world’s largest company of its
kind devoted exclusively to helping its customers
improve the quality of their lives.
“Living well is the GNC slogan, and that’s something we should all be looking to do,” said Karen
Dial, President of Drollinger Properties. “I’m so glad that we could bring GNC to Westchester and
provide a place for everyone to learn more about living well.”
Drollinger Properties’ Operations Manager, Miki Payne,
gets a hug from Anson Williams, who played Potsie
Weber in the hit TV show “Happy Days.” Drollinger was
proud to be a title sponsor of the LAX Coastal Chamber
of Commerce’s City of Angels Awards event that honored
Williams, Google, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer
and Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe for their
contributions to our city.
Green Nails Spa Revamps Former Mantrap
Location With Environmental Spin
Focusing on both natural
and organic products
and the highest level of
cleanliness and sanitation,
the new Green Nails Spa
has taken over the former
Mantrap Nails location
at 8801 S. Sepulveda
Boulevard, on the second
floor above Petco.
Owner Peter Dang said
the location has been
completely remodeled,
including the addition of
new spa/massage chairs, new nail tables and even televisions.
Dang said his mother worked at Mantrap for 10 years and eventually struck a deal to buy
the spa and salon when the former owner decided to retire.
“It’s a family business,” said Dang, who added that most of the salon’s customers are
regulars, people who have been in the community for years and LMU students who
discovered the high quality, affordable cost of Green Nails. “But sometimes we get people
on a long layover at LAX who just need their nails done before they get back on the
plane.”
Green Nails Spa is open seven days a week and offers everything from nail care and
waxing to facials and more. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can be made at
(310) 641-4123.

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