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 By Stephen Hadland    News    March 16, 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...

 
 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...

 

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