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 By Stephen Hadland    News    December 1, 2016 

Rep. Bass Calls Death of Fidel Castro "Great Loss"

Fidel Castro, Dictator of Cuba, died last Friday after over 50 years of death and destruction of Cuba. On Monday Culver City Congresswoman Karen Bass issued the following statement from her...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    November 17, 2016

Clinton Beats Trump in Culver City 5-1

With Culver City’s overwhelmingly Democratic advantage in voter registration it was no surprise that Hillary Clinton captured almost 81 percent of the vote to a mere seven percent for Donald Trump...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    November 11, 2016

Voters OK Higher Taxes

Culver City voters approved a measure in Tuesday's election to increase property taxes to comply with federal mandates to clean storm water runoff. Almost 74 percent of the voters agreed to the tax...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    November 3, 2016

Tax Hikes, Charter Changes Greet Voters in Culver City

If you can get past the Presidential Election and the 17 statewide propositions on the ballot, Culver City faces several important decisions in Tuesday's election. First and most importantly is the...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    October 27, 2016

CULVER CITY TO SUE FAA

The Culver City City Council voted Monday night to sue the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) over the agency’s plan to refigure air traffic over Southern California. The FAA contends that the...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    October 27, 2016

SONY Donates $50,000 To Culver Schools

Ever since SONY Pictures Entertainment arrived in Culver City more than 30 years ago they have held community involvement and participation at the highest level. They have donated time and money to...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    September 29, 2016

Centennial Kickoff Brings Out The Crowds

More than 1200 local residents marched in the Centennial Parade last Saturday to the delight of onlookers. Police cruisers, motorcycles and fire trucks were mixed in with scouts, schools, floats,...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    September 15, 2016

Man Killed In Culver Car Crash

A 33-year-old man was killed and his eight-year-old son was injured on Saturday when a car, allegedly stolen in Santa Monica, crashed into a vehicle driven by the victim. The car was being pursued by...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    August 18, 2016

More Downtown Restaurants Close

Just weeks after reporting the closing of several downtown Culver City restaurants two more restaurants have closed. East Borough, a Vietnamese restaurant closed several weeks ago and Sāmbār, has...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    August 18, 2016

Parents Protest Firing of Camp Director

C3 Sunshine Camp, a summer camp along with an after school program, was run by Camp Director Adan Pulido, who works under a contract with the Culver City Parks and Recreation Department. Dozens of...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    August 4, 2016

Parents Protest Firing of Camp Director

C3 Sunshine Camp, a summer camp along with an after school program, was run by Camp Director Adan Pulido, who works under a contract with the Culver City Parks and Recreation Department. Dozens of...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    July 14, 2016

Observer Website

I would like to express our deepest apologies for our web site being down for maintenance. We are back up now and fully functional. The site will be completely updated with important new stories no...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    July 7, 2016

ANOTHER TAX?

The Culver City Council will decide on Monday if they wish to put a parcel tax on the November ballot for voters to approve or reject. The 1972 Clean Water Act established the National Pollutant...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    June 16, 2016

Council Appoints Commissioners

Mayor Jim Clarke opened the meeting Monday night holding a moment of silence for the victims of the mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Fiesta La Ballona Chair Marcus G. Tiggs presented...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    June 9, 2016

KILLER'S CAR FOUND IN CULVER

The car belonging to the Gunman who shot Professor William Klug at UCLA last Wednesday was found on Washington Place in Culver City. Mainak Sarkar reportedly shot and killed his wife in Minnesota...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    June 2, 2016

Culver City Feels The Bern

Culver City got a surprise last Friday as the Bernie Sanders juggernaut rolled through the city on his way to a private meeting in the Hayden Tract. Obviously craving some coffee, the Sanders SUVs...

 
 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...

 

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