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Culver Defends Its CIF Volleyball Championship Plays Santa Monica at Cerritos College

Culver Defends Its CIF Volleyball Championship Plays Santa Monica at Cerritos College Saturday's Division 4 Finals will pit #1 ranked Lady Centaurs (29-1) against its archrival #3 Santa Monica (18-6)...

 

Culver Defends Its CIF Volleyball Championship

Saturday's Division 4 Finals will pit #1 ranked Lady Centaurs (29-1) against its archrival #3 Santa Monica (18-6) in an All-Ocean League match. Santa Monica made the finals by beating West Torrance...

 

The Count On Homeless Students In Schools

This spreadsheet shows the count of homeless students enrolled in unified school districts throughout LA County. Enrollment was measured by counting the number of students enrolled in school on a particular day in October. The data shown was...

 
 By George Laase    Sports    August 3, 2017

Sparks on the Road

The LA Sparks started their longest road trip on a 4-game win streak but lost to the Dallas Wings 85 to 79 last Sunday. The Sparks (18-7) who were almost perfect from the free throw line making 25 of...

 
 By George Laase    Opinion    March 9, 2017

Take A Look At School District' s Five-Year Fiscal Goal

How do we stand in regards to our school district's five-year goal of bringing district employees’ salaries up to “within” the median salary for L.A. County? Our district has been playing the salary game of keeping up with the Joneses for the...

 
 By George Laase    Sports    March 9, 2017

USC Beats UCLA in Annual Rivalry Game at Dodger Stadium

A three RBI performance by sophomore Lars Nootbar and stellar long relief pitching from Chris Clarke was the difference as the Trojans completed a come-from-behind 4-3, 10 inning victory over...

 

A New NFL Business Model?

For the next two seasons the LA Chargers will be playing in their temporary home in Carson while the Rams' new stadium is being built in Inglewood. This is not just a short-sighted remedy. The NFL...

 

Lady Bruins Advance in NCAA Volleyball Championships

The UCLA women’s volleyball team took one step closer to reaching the NCAA final when it beat Murray State and Baylor last Friday and Saturday in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championships. Both matches...

 

Lady Centaurs Headed to CIF Finals

The Centaurs swept the Quartz Hill (27-3) Lady Rebels 3-0 -- 25-18, 25-18, 25-19. Lena Johnson was named Player of the game. She led the Centaurs with 10 kills and 8 digs. Jessica Stewart and Megan...

 

UCLA, USC Womens' Volleyball Teams Stay Competitive

The Pac-12 women's volleyball league continues to be one of the most competitive leagues in the nation. Seven out of the 12 teams still have a chance to win the league championship going into the mont...

 

One View Of Colin Kaepernick

On a deeper, personal level, I don’t like how Colin Kaepernick is using his stardom for social protest. That said, most of us don’t like to have someone else hold a mirror up to us to show our flaws. And in doing so, Kaepernick is trying to prod...

 

ATHLETIC TRANSFERS GONE AMOK

When Jayce Johnson arrived at Santa Monica High midway through his junior year, he was still a young, 7-foot, 230 lbs man-child with an uneven basketball past and even a more uncertain future. But, this month, Johnson's future became a little bit...

 
 By George Laase    Sports    May 28, 2015

Too Many Commercials In NBA Playoffs

By George Laase Special to the Observer ... And Now, A Word From Our Sponsors I was quite fortunate to be able to photograph a playoff game between our Clippers and the San Antonio Spurs recently. The first quarter was so fast-paced and frantic. It...

 
 By George Laase    Sports    March 26, 2015

Lawsuit Puts Spin On Free Agency For College Players

By George Laase Special to the Observer Back in 1994, CBS Sports bought the rights to the NCAA men's basketball tournament with an eight-year contract averaging $215 million annually. This month, a single, 30-second TV ad airing during the men’s...

 

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