Representing the communities of Westchester, Playa del Rey and Playa Vista

Neighborhood Spotlight: Westchester evolves into a techie utopia

Surrounded by bluffs, the ocean, the 405 Freeway and LAX, Westchester started out as a windswept plain in a remote corner of the Los Angeles basin.

Its evolution into the site of a vast planned community — and a center of the aviation industry — is in many ways the tale of one ambitious developer and his industry-defining approach to building suburban homes.