Blind Passengers Still Ride Free

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter After considering whether to have blind passengers pay a fare equivalent to disabled fare on Culver City busses, the City Council on July 14 decided to retain...

Stolen Bikes Recovered

On Saturday July 12 Culver City Police Officers arrested Robby Lee McKnight, 53, a Santa Monica resident, on suspicion of bicycle thefts in the Fox Hills residential area. As a result of the arrest,...

Learning from Dog's Playbook of Life

"Try this: Run barefoot through a field. When dogs run, their paws paint the earth with grace." That's just one of the suggestions in "Life's a Bark," the delightful new book by award-winning author...

Fiesta La Ballona Sponsorships Grow

According to Marcus G.Tiggs, Fiesta La Ballona (FLB) Sponsorship Chair, “it’s not too late to become part of the FLB as a sponsor.” The FLB is a long standing end of summer tradition in Culver City August 22-24, 2014 at Veteran’s Park. With...

Statewide Hearings on Updated Fracking Regulations

The California Department of Conservation's Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) has announced dates for hearing for the purpose of receiving public comments on the Revised Proposed...

Gilbert receives Chancellor's Award

April Gilbert, of Culver City received the Chancellor's Award for the 2014 spring semester at University of Wisconsin-Stout. Gilbert is majoring in sustainable management. The award is presented to...

Shred Day

Gates, Kingsley & Gates Smith Salsbury Funeral Directors will be hosting an annual Shred Day on July 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Funeral home will provide free shredding for up to four boxes per person of important, personal documents in...

Meeting in a Minute

Here are some highlights from the City Council meeting of July 14, 2014. At this meeting, the City Council: • Presented a proclamation in honor of July as "Parks Make Life Better!" month. • Adopted an ordinance repealing and replacing...

City Manager's Bi-Weekly Update

• Culver City’s Boulevard Music Summer Festival - The first of six free concerts will take place next Thursday, July 10th at 7:00 pm in the City Hall Courtyard. Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic...

Sister City Hosts Welcome Picnic

The public is invited to attend a welcome picnic for exchange students from Iksan City, Culver City's Korean Sister City. The picnic is Free, and it will be held on Saturday, July 19 from noon until...

Stepping Up to Relay For Life

Brush off your sneakers and get ready for a day of fun, purpose and inspiration – the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life is coming to Culver City. West Los Angeles College is the site of this ...

City Fleet 1# in Nation

By Beth Lindley Special to the Observer The Culver City Transportation Department is riding high after being named an Elite Fleet by Government Fleet magazine. The award was announced in late June,...

West Basin Leaves Seat Vacant

After several votes the four members of the West Basin Board of Directors were unable to agree on a replacement for the board seat held by Ed Little who resigned in May. After several votes the...

Dream Job: Being a Laker Girl

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter Every July, there is summer excitement brewing at the Toyota Sports Center, the Lakers headquarters and practice facility in El Segundo. No, it wasn't the news...

Culver Sports-Year in Review

By Fred Altieri Observer Sports Reporter Part 2 of 2. Part 1 appeared in last week's Culver City Observer. Both Part 1 and Part 2 are available for viewing online at www.culvercityobserver.com The...

Culver City Summer Camp Invaded by Raider

Culver City Summer Camp, in conjunction with NFL Play 60, the National Football League program to promote exercise through 60 minutes of fitness had their punt pass and kick day on Wednesday, July 2. ...

Mitch Chortkoff Recovering

Mitch Chortkoff Is recovering from surgery His column will return...

Brits Questionnaire" "When Will You Die"

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist On July 27 in Louisville, KY ex-POWs of the Korean War will gather for their 61st and probably final reunion commemorating the armistice which paved the way for...

Don't Let Up Against Terrorists and Boko Haram

Terrorist group Boko Haram made headlines last April when its members kidnapped 276 female students from a government school in Northern Nigeria. The Islamic Jihadist and terrorist organization claimed the abduction, promising to enslave the...

Mayor Responds To Budget Story

A headline in last week's Observer bears some clarification: "City Dips Into Reserves Again: $2.5 Million Shortfall." While the headline is eye-catching, I find it misleading. The article itself, by...

'Princesses and Pirates' Combines the Past and the Present

By Beth Lindly Special to the Observer Old and new worlds will collide as Lythgoe Family Productions opens its original show "Princesses and Pirates" this weekend. True to its name, "Princesses" will showcase fairytales best known for their stories...

MOVIE REVIEW: Planes: Fire & Rescue

Dusty delivers! He dives, he swoops, he scoops, soaring into our hearts again! PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE may be the epitome of the Disney themes of "friendship first" and "lend a helping hand", not...

MOVIE REVIEW: Maleficent

Be she known as the "evil fairy" who casts a spell on the infant princess Aurora dooming her to die when she pricks her finger on a spinning wheel in Charles Perrault's "La Belle au bois dormant" or...

Walk With a Doc Returns

Culver City Walk With A Doc will be held again on Saturday, July 19 at 9 am at Vets Park (Culver and Overland) near the tennis courts. Dr. Nancy L. Sicotte will discuss the positive cognitive effect of exercise and then lead the group on a...