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Clippers Make History By Acquiring Coach's Son

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Last week Clippers coach Doc Rivers was considering making a trade that would bring his son, Austin Rivers to the team. He asked his wife what she thought of the idea....

 

Culver High Student Named ABC7 Cool Kid

Niko Vlahakis, who shares his giving spirit with the homeless, was recently named an ABC7 Cool Kid. "They think they're alone. I would like those people to feel like there are people who care and...

 

Columnist Suggests A Vote For Garcia

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist I must admit that prior to the Culver City Democratic Club endorsement meeting held on January 14 in the Veterans Auditorium Complex for Community College Board...

 

Master Gardner to Speak at Garden Club

The Culver City Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, February 3 at 7 pm in the Garden Room of Veterans Building, 4117 Overland Ave. at Culver Blvd. The meeting is free and there is free parking around the site. The speaker will be...

 

Treasurer Chiang Suspends Fees For Energy Efficiency Program

California¬¬¬ State Treasurer John Chiang announced the suspension of administrative fees for the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Loss Reserve Program, which allows California homeowners to finance energy and water efficiency projects...

 

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

The Glaucoma Institute of Beverly Hills announces that January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness in America. The Glaucoma Institute of Beverly Hills believes it is our duty to educate the public...

 

Kristine Belson Named President, Sony Pictures Animation

Sony Pictures Entertainment announces that Oscar(®) nominee Kristine Belson has been named President, Sony Pictures Animation (SPA). In her new role Belson will lead the development and production...

 

Culver-Palms Church To Present Program On Prison Imbalance

The Social Justice and Mission Team of Culver-Palms United Methodist Church will be hosting a presentation and discussion about racial imbalance in U.S. prisons on Sunday, February 1, from noon until...

 

Longtime Culver Resident Polokoff Dies at 84

Beverly Polokoff, 84, died Nov. 28, 2014. She was born May 3, 1930, to Morris and Fanny Polokoff in Kansas City. Beverly had an interesting and unique life, living in Culver City for the majority of...

 

Neil Sadaka Is Coming to Saban Theatre

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter Neil Sedaka - singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, and author – will be performing at Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills as part of the KABC Legends Series on...

 

Culver City City Council

Here are some highlights from the City Council meeting of January 26, 2015. At this meeting, the City Council: • Received a presentation from representatives of the Culver City Sister City, Inc. who...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    January 29, 2015

Dear Editor

I’m responding to your coverage of events that occurred at Culver City High School in December 2013, and were reported to school officials and police in January 2014. Your report seems to be based...

 

Free 3-Month Training Available For Health Care Occupation

On Wednesday, February 4 and February 16 at 6 pm, all are invited to learn more about the important role In-Home Support Services Provider (IHSS Providers) play in health care and the free,...

 

Lenny Rubien, Decorated Vet and Fixture of Sunkist Park, Passes Away

By David W. Myers, Contributing Editor Leonard "Lenny" Rubien, a decorated Army Air Force veteran of World War II and longtime resident of Culver City' Sunkist Park community, has passed away. He was...

 

Lakers Surrender For This Season

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor All right, you win, we surrender. Those words often come from battlefields. Today, they appear to be coming from the Lakers. When Kobe Bryant underwent surgery...

 

Culver Boys, Girls Win On Same Night

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter The practical simplicity of Ocean League scheduling insures that the Culver City High girls and boys basketball team seasons synchronize once league play begins. The...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: WILD CARD

Anyone who knows me or who has read any of my reviews or interviews over the past few decades knows of my admiration and affection for action films, stunt work, Jason Statham and director Simon West....

 

MOVIE REVIEW: STRANGE MAGIC

STRANGE MUSIC is music to my heart! Think an animated "Moulin Rouge!" that embraces the George Lucas ideals of dark & light, finding beauty and love in the darkest places, experiencing incredible...

 

Rape Alleged At Culver City High

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter A Culver City High School student has filed a lawsuit against the Culver City Unified School District in regard to sexual abuse that she allegedly suffered from...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: SUPREMACY

Based on a true story, with a script by Eric J. Adams, director Deon Taylor explores the dividing lines of race, family and the hate that fuels those lines with an intensity that at times is almost...

 

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