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Marina del Rey park renamed for Yvonne Burke

March 31, 2009 | 11:24 am

Burke Former supervisor Yvonne B. Burke will be on hand Wednesday as officials rename Admiralty Park in Marina del Rey in her honor. The county parks department got a head start and changed the name on the county website. Details from the Argonaut:

While there has been a great deal of controversy over the redevelopment of the coastal community, none has surfaced regarding the renaming of a park that sits next to one of the main thoroughfares of the Marina. Beginning Wednesday, April 1st, Admiralty Park will be known as Yvonne Brathwaite Burke Park, in honor of the former Second District county supervisor, who retired last fall after serving four terms on the Board of Supervisors.

— Shelby Grad

Photo: Los Angeles Times