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Articles from the February 11, 2016 edition

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Smart And Spicy

I could write a book about looking for a roommate; better yet, a movie. You won't believe all the funny things that happen. I was afraid to start. Who was I expecting - Jacquie the Ripper? I feared...

 

Culver Girls Eye Another League Championship

With two league games remaining the 2015-16 Culver City High girls basketball team is favored to take its fifth consecutive Ocean League title. They took control of the league last week with...

 

BankWork$ Grad Commences Culver City Career

When one thinks of hope and personal fulfillment, a financial institution is generally not the first image that springs to mind. However, when it comes to Bank of America in Culver City's Culver...

 

Woman's Club Plans Fundraiser

The Culver City Woman's Club is having a Spring Fiesta Fundraiser on Thursday, March 10 from 5:30 pm to 8 at Casa Sanchez Mexican Restaurant, 4500 S. Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles. There will be a fashion show and silent auction with free hors...

 

Damaged Cable Causes Downtown Blackout

A damaged underground cable Tuesday night caused power to be lost in a large area of downtown Culver City. The disruption started at 7:26pm and power was restored at 4:51 Wednesday morning according to a spokesperson for Southern California Edison....

 

Black History Month To Be Celebrated At WLA College

The work of eight talented Black artists will be on exhibit in the West Los Angeles College art gallery with the theme of Honoring Black History Month. The exhibiting artists include June Edmonds, Fred Eversley, Mark Steven Greenfield, Regina Herod,...

 

Help Group Plans Mini-Camp Experience

On Sunday, February 21 The Help Group’s Kids Like Me program will be offering a four hour mini-camp experience with activities based on Disney’s hit movie “Frozen.” The event, geared toward ages 7 to 12 with autism spectrum disorder and...

 

Peter O'Malley to Present Vin Scully With 'Lifetime Achievement Award'

Former Los Angeles Dodgers President Peter O’Malley will present Vin Scully with the L.A. Sports Council’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” during the 11th Annual LA Sports Awards, which will be held on Thursday, February 25 at The Beverly...

 

UCLA Needs Wins To Make The NCAA Tournament

The UCLA Bruins men’s basketball team is flirting with NCAA Tournament qualifying failure as they travel to Arizona to face the University of Arizona on Friday, February 12, at 6 p.m. on ESPN and Arizona State this Sunday at 5:30 p.m. on ESPNU....

 

USC Ready To Make A Run At Pac-12 Title

USC’s men’s basketball team’s 80-61 win over cross town rival UCLA last week proved that the Trojans are for real. For the past few months everyone has been waiting the Trojans to fall back down to earth, but they continue to reach for the...

 

Pat Haden

Former USC quarterback Pat Haden will retire as the school’s athletic director on June 30. At that time Haden will begin a new job, overseeing the renovation of the Coliseum for the Rams, who will play there until a new stadium is constructed in...

 

Griffin Suspended For Four Games

The following is a joint statement from L.A. Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Doc Rivers: The L.A. Clippers announced today that forward Blake Griffin has been suspended without pay for four games...

 

Chick Hearn's Wife Marge:

I once dialed my friend and traveling companion, Chick Hearn and heard his wife on the other side of the line. “Francis,” I heard her say. “It’s Mitch on the phone.” Years later, someone told me she was the only one permitted to call him...

 

A Very Bad Day For Cam Newton

Right after the Carolina Panthers lost to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 last Sunday the quarterbacks met on the field. “I know how hard this is,” Payton Manning told Cam Newton. “I’ve...

 

U.S. Women's National Team Named Sportswomen of the Year

The U.S. Women’s National Team, which last July won the FIFA Women’s World Cup, has been selected 2015 Sportswomen of the Year by the Los Angeles Sports Council. The championship squad, with a lineup that included a significant Southern Californi...

 

The Lettermen Are Coming To The Saban Theatre

Tony Butala, original and founding member of The Lettermen, is excited about their upcoming concert at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on February 20. According to Butala, the two other...

 
 By Carole Bell    Arts    February 11, 2016

A Superb Concert by the Culver City Symphony Orchestra

Three hundred people were lucky to attend Saturday night's concert by the Culver City Symphony Orchestra. It was a lovely night: great music, not expensive, and intriguing programming mixing famous...

 

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