Council Passes Draft Mobile Home Relocation Report

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter The City Council took up the issue of mobile home park relocation at its meeting Monday night, with consideration of a draft RIR (Relocation Impact Report) for...

Howl-o-ween Party a True Tail-Wagger

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer Halloween in Culver City really went to the dogs this year – but in the best of all possible ways, thanks to Michelson Found Animals' Adopt & Shop at 4235 ...

West Basin Sets Record in Recycled Water Production

West Basin Municipal Water District which serves Culver City announces a record year in recycled water production at the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility, which produced 12 billion gallons...

CIF Honors Culver's Chabola

The CIF Southern Section honored several recipients with its Distinguished Service award including Jerry Chabola of Culver City High at a luncheon in Long Beach last week. Chabola retired last year...

Culver Rotary Donates Time, Money To Help Homeless

Since 1991 Upward Bound House in Culver City has helped more than 900 families and 1,692 children navigate the daunting road beyond homelessness through transitional supportive housing. Via a $2,500...

City Manager Update

Community Development • Panera Bread - Panera Bread has been issued a permit for a tenant improvement to build out an existing commercial space for a new restaurant at 10990 Jefferson Boulevard....

Meeting in a Minute-City Council

October 27, 2014 Here are some highlights from the City Council meeting of October 27, 2014. At this meeting, the City Council: • Presented a commendation to K-9 Officer Boyca on the occasion of...

Ahmed Tawfik Named to Honor Roll At Army-Navy

Army and Navy Academy announces that Ahmed Tawfik of Culver City has been named to the Honor Roll for the first grading period of the 2014-2015 school year. Students with a grade point average of...

"Perfect Timing" Saves Taxpayers $10 Million in CCUSD Bond Issuance

CCUSD recently completed a highly successful sale of its $26.5 million Election of 2014 General Obligation Bonds, Series A (Culver City Unified School District General Obligation Bond Program). The...

Culver City Middle School Honored Again

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has recognized Culver City Middle School as one of 12 California schools re-designated as model middle schools in the Schools to Watch-Taking Center Stage (STW-TCS) program. “This is...

Jewelry Sale to Benefit Sandy Segal Health Center

Just in time for the holidays the Friends of the Sandy Segal Youth Health Center is pleased to host an exhibit and sale of the unique jewelry created by Culver City resident, artist, and author Francia Turner Fate. The event will be on Saturday,...

La Ballona Elementary Fall Festival Is Here

La Ballona Elementary School is celebrating its sixth annual Fall Festival on Saturday, November 1 from 11am to 4pm. ”Join us and support our school,” welcomes La Ballona Booster Club Co-President, Catalina Pop. “Enjoy delicious food, fun...

Firefighters to Read at Library

Culver City Friends of the Library will present November Storytime on Tuesday, November 4 at 7 p.m. The Culver City Fire Dept Firefighters will read their favorite stories. Arts and crafts project...

Culver Fire Department Offers Halloween Safety Tips

As you prepare for Halloween this year, the Culver City Fire Department wants you to keep a few safety tips in mind to ensure a fun time for all. Costumes • Purchase costumes made of flame...

Injured Nash Won't Play For Lakers This Season

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Steve Nash is one of the best point guards ever to play in the NBA. He's been MVP twice and ranks third all-time in assists. Unfortunately for the Lakers, Nash did...

MERCY RULE APPLIES AGAIN

The age-old adage "when it rains it pours" still rings true and certainly it does for Culver City High and Ocean League football in 2014. This time it happened on 'Senior Night', October 24, at Jerry ...

Rookie Randle's Broken Leg Devastates Lakers

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor He’s 19 years old, one of the most talented players the Lakers have and on the NBA season’s opening night Julius Randle broke his right leg. The Lakers figured to ...

Dear Editor

In the commentary article by Mr. Chris Faulkner, “Fracking will improve, not hurt public health” (Oct. 16-22) Mr. Faulkner asserts that fracking is “a drilling technique that actually lessened...

Dear Editor

Dear Editor, Vote for Murray for West Basin Municipal Water District. I received a phony campaign slate mailer titled “SAVE PROPOSITION 13 NEWSLETTER” with Scott Houston’s name and photo in it. ...

Dear Editor

Vote against Scott Houston for West Basin Municipal Water District Board if you don’t want additional unnecessary water rate hikes. All three candidates are “progressive” (ultra-liberal)...

Shopping For Candles as Edison Jacks Up Rates

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Since we’ve returned to Culver City from our vacation to Georgia, Florida and South Carolina, many have spoken to us regarding police departments and various...

Culver Art Group Plans 19th Annual Holiday Exhibit

The Culver City Art group will present a multi-media art exhibition of original artwork by its members at its 19th annual holiday show. This exhibition will be presented at the Playa Vista CenterPointe Club, 6200 Playa Vista Drive on Saturday,...

Culver Film Festival Releases Plans

The long awaited date and venue announcement for the inaugural Culver City Film Festival have been released. This release couldn't come soon enough for the large number of film and cinema buffs who have been following this festival as it has...

MOVIE REVIEW: After

A classically styled drama from writer Sabrina Gennarino and director Pieter Gaspersz, AFTER is thoughtfully absorbing and beautifully acted, focusing not only on the dynamics of "family" but the...

MOVIE REVIEW: Horns

Some guys just have a thing for snakes and it seems that our favorite parseltongue speaking Daniel Radcliffe is no different. In his new film, the devilishly delicious HORNS from director Alexandre...

MOVIE REVIEW: Stoneheart Asylum

Madness and mayhem are the watchwords of the day when it comes to STONEHEARST ASYLUM. Directed by Brad Anderson from a script by Joe Gangemi based on the 1844 story "The System of Doctor Tarr and...

MOVIE REVIEW: ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY

So what happens when you take a beloved 32 page book published in 1972 about a boy named Alexander who is obsessed with all things Down Under and bring it into modern day and expand those 32 pages...

MOVIE REVIEW: Dracula Untold

Passionately fascinated with all things vampyric and particularly the historical facts and myth about Prince Vlad of Wallachia, House of Draculesti aka Vlad the Impaler, needless to say I have been...

MOVIE REVIEW: The Boxtrolls

Those magnificent artisans of Laika are back with their latest production, THE BOXTROLLS. Taking a sliver from the beloved book "Here Be Monsters!" by Alan Snow, Laika CEO and lead animator Travis...

Darla Gorman

Born June 18, 1941 in the Bronx, New York Darla Gorman passed away in Culver City October 20, 2014. She attended Mark Twain Jr. High and Venice High School, class of 1959. She lived 60 years on the...