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 By Stephen Hadland    News    May 12, 2016

Culver City Car Show Is A Success

The 13th Annual Culver City Car Show was a rousing success despite two major changes. First, the passing of Car Legend George Barris "The King of Kustomizers" who was a perennial figure at the show...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    April 21, 2016

Vote Tally Confirms Council Winners

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher With the counting of more than 1,000 mail-in and provisional ballots, the numbers for each candidate went up but the final result did not change, Meghan...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    April 14, 2016

Election Race Undecided

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher With over 1300 mail-in and provisional ballots yet to be counted, the city clerk has issued preliminary results but not a final vote total from the April 12 City...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    April 14, 2016

Mayor O'Leary Bids Farewell

Mayor Michael "Mehaul" O'Leary presided over his second Mayor's Luncheon last Thursday to a packed crowd at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. Sponsored by the Culver City Chamber of Commerce the event...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    April 4, 2016

Sahli-Wells, Small and Eriksson Elected to City Council

Meghan Sahli-Wells, Thomas Small and Goran Eriksson were elected to three seats on the Culver City Council Tuesday night. The unofficial total as of press time were: Meghan Sahli-Wells 2,760 Thomas...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    Opinion    December 10, 2015

Planning Commissioners Ignore "Will of the People"

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher In Huntington Beach there is a shopping center that was built in 1969 and designed by Frank Lloyd Wright Jr., son of the famed American architect, to design the...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    November 12, 2015

Batmobile Creator George Barris Dies at 89

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher George Barris, whose name was synonymous with many cars built of television shows and movies, has died at his home in Encino. George was 89. He was an avid...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    November 5, 2015

Kent, Burke Elected to CCUSD Board

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher Culver City Voters elected Kelly Kent with 41% of the votes and Anne Allaire Burke with almost 32% to the Culver City Unified School District Board on Tuesday....

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    October 29, 2015

Ice Rink Doomed

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher When the Culver City Ice Arena closed last year residents showed up in force at city council meetings looking for a way to save a valuable recreation facility...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    October 29, 2015

Kent, Burke Elected to CCUSD Board

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher Culver City Voters elected Kelly Kent with 41% of the votes and Anne Allaire Burke with almost 32% to the Culver City Unified School District Board on Tuesday....

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    June 11, 2015

Carol Layana: A Remarkable Life

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher Carol Layana passed away this week at the age of 80. When Albert Vera Jr. texted the message to me I wept for over an hour. Carol would not have been pleased....

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    May 28, 2015

ECF Recognizes Businesses Who Make Diverse Workplaces A Priority

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher Exceptional Children's Foundation (ECF) of Culver City hosted a luncheon on May 19, to recognize and thank 70 business partners who understand and benefit from th...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    May 14, 2015

Eriksson Announces For City Council

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher Longtime Culver City resident and chair of Culver City's Finance Advisory Committee Göran Eriksson has become the first candidate to announce for one of the...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    Obituaries    March 19, 2015

Services Held For Train Advocate Ken Ruben

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher The graveside services were held last Sunday morning for Ken Ruben at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Commerce. Ruben, a train buff and longtime advocate for public...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    January 22, 2015

"Progressive" Slate Elects Delegates To Demo State Convention

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher A group claiming to be the "Progressive Slate" Swept the caucus election to represent the 54th Assembly District at the upcoming Democratic State Convention....

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    January 22, 2015

Chamber Installs Officers

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher Kevin Lachoff was installed as the 2015 Chair of the Culver City Board of Directors last week at the Chamber's annual installation along with the newly elected...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    January 1, 2015

Millions Rent "The Interview" Online

Wisdom has never been a part of North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un's education or he would have known that Bad publicity is better than no publicity at all. This proved true for the movie "The...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    January 1, 2015

Sony Suspends Tours

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher Sony Pictures Entertainment has suspended tours at the iconic studio lot in Culver City in the wake of continued threats against the studio by North Korea and...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    December 11, 2014

Did North Korea "Nuke" Sony?

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher The FBI along with Sony Pictures Entertainment is investigating the source of a cyber attack that took down Sony's computer network in Culver City last week....

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    November 27, 2014

Drive-by Shooting Suspect Captured on Culver Rooftop

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher Traffic was snarled throughout Downtown Culver City much of Monday afternoon as a high speed chase from Santa Clarita ended in Culver City near Van Buren Place...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    November 6, 2014

Houston Elected To Water Board

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher While most of the country, including West Los Angeles, exciting contested elections, Culver City was no more than a big yawner. All three legislators,...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    September 11, 2014

Rooooolin On Out After 51 Years

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher Rita Zide, owner of Roll 'N Rye in Culver City, has announced the restaurant will close after 51 years in business. She plans to retire. "I started here in April...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    July 10, 2014

Billboards May "Light Up" Culver City

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher New digital billboards one of the busiest stretches of freeway in the nation, due to a proposal being considered by Culver City. The proposal presented to Culver...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    June 19, 2014

Sony Pictures Imageworks Says Goodbye Culver City-Hello Canada

Sony Pictures Imageworks is leaving Culver City and moving its headquarters to Vancouver, B.C. The company is moving into a new, state-of-the-art facility, capable of accommodating up to 700...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    June 19, 2014

George Petrelli Dies at 77

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher After waging a courageous battle against his illnesses, noted Culver City restaurateur George Petrelli passed away on Friday, May 30, at his home with his family...

 

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