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 By Stephen Hadland    News    April 27, 2017

John Riordan, Culver City's Citizen Of The Year

WHEREAS, from the moment he arrived in Culver City, John Riordan has made instant friends and created long lasting relationships; and, WHEREAS, John Riordan Plumbing, Inc. is celebrating its 50th year...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    April 20, 2017 

Local Reps Vote For Massive Gas Tax Hikes

Both Culver City's Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas and State Senator Holly Mitchell supported Governor Brown's massive $52 billion gasoline tax increase. The Governor, facing a tremendous budget...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    April 13, 2017

Culver City Hiker's Body Found

The body of 78-year-old Suek "Sam" Kim was found Tuesday on Mount Baldy. The Culver City man had been missing for three days. Eighteen search-and-rescue team members took to the mountain Tuesday...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    April 6, 2017

Culver City Volvo Unveils Remodeled Facility

When former Culver City Chief Administrative officer Jerry Fulwood retired several years ago he commented that many of the buildings in Culver City were “tired.”It was in interesting choice of...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    March 30, 2017

SANCTUARY CITY Culver City Risks Losing Federal Funds By Protecting Illegal Aliens

On Tuesday the City Council of the City of Culver City adopted a Resolution to declare Culver City a sanctuary city for illegal aliens. According to the Resolution, "The City of Culver City is a sanct...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    March 30, 2017

CARNAGE EVERYWHERE

It was a beautiful evening in Nice, France, last July 14 with 30,000 peoplewatching the fireworks celebrating Bastille Day, the French national holiday. Suddenly and without warning, a terrorist...

 

Polystyrene Ban Creates Council Debate

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher Mayor Jim Clarke and Councilwoman Meghan Sahli-Wells debated an amendment introduced by Clarke to the ban on plastics and polystyrene. The ban is modeled on the...

 

Council to Debate Marijuana Regulations

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher The Culver City Council will be discussing the various options and regulations regarding the legal cultivation, sale and use of marijuana within the city limits...

 

Westfield Assault Suspect Is Arrested

Westfield Culver City was once a dangerous place to shop. Formerly known as the Fox Hills Mall, it appeared in movies featuring gang members. The transit center for buses was located in front of the...

 

Hackman Buys Parcel B

Already a major owner of Culver City and Westside Real Estate, Hackman Capital Partners, LLC, a Los-Angeles-based real estate investment firm, announced the company has acquired, through an...

 

Culver City Moves To Ban Styrofoam

The Culver City Council voted 5-0 to direct city staff to prepare an ordinance banning single-use polystyrene containers, also known as Styrofoam and other utensils at local restaurants. Polystyrene...

 

School Board Terms Extended One Year

The new California State elections code requires local elections with poor voter turnouts to consolidate their election with the next statewide election. For the Culver City Unified School District,...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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