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Articles from the February 27, 2014 edition

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DROUGHT REPORT

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter The lack of rain this winter and a potential water shortage is a concern to Southern Californians, especially since Governor Brown declared a drought emergency a...

 

Culver Crime Drops

Culver City Police Chief Don Pedersen released an overview of crime and performance statistics for 2013. The department released the follow statistics and comments: Calls For Service/Response Time: In...

 

Culver High Boosters Set Date for Annual Fundraiser

Are you looking for a fun social evening with a Las Vegas flavor? The Culver City High Booster Club invites local residents and surrounding community members to their 12th annual "Casino Night"...

 

Mohagen Learns Skills in Navy

Navy Seaman Recruit Matthew F. Mohagen, son of Daniel F. and Elizabeth J. Mohagen of Culver City, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the...

 

Culver Students Make ASU Dean's List

Anita Dipolito and Kristina Canchola-Miranda of Culver City have been named to the Dean's List at Arizona State University. Undergraduate students who earn 12 or more graded semester hours during a...

 

Curry Leads Culver Girls In Playoff opener

By Fred Altieri Observer Reporter The quest to return to the CIF Southern Section championship began last Saturday with a solid step from the Culver City High girls basketball team. They squarely...

 

Loss Ends Culver Boys' Season

By Fred Altieri Observer Reporter The 2013-14 season ended for the Culver City High boys basketball team on their home court in Del Goodyear Gymnasium as they fell to third seeded Westlake High,...

 

Vedant Swarup Makes Dean's List at RIT

Vedant Swarup of Culver City, a second-year student in the industrial design program in Rochester Institute Of technologyIT's College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, made the Dean's List for the Fall...

 

Culver Boys Win Playoff Opener

By Fred Altieri Observer Reporter What a difference a game makes. Last week, teetering on the edge before finally securing an invitation to the CIF Southern Section playoffs, the Culver City High...

 

Beware Of Tobacco Advertisements

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist From the "hard to believe" file: It was on Feb. 15, 2013, slightly more than a year ago, that an asteroid crashed into Russia with a force estimated to be about 5...

 

Cooper Thanks Supporters at Fundraising Event

Mayor Jeff Cooper, seeking re-election to the Culver City Council on the April 8 ballot, thanked supporters and contributors to his campaign at his major fundraising event, held Saturday,February 22...

 

Council Candidates Prepare For Forum

To prepare voters for Culver City's April 8 municipal election, League of Women Voters Culver City Unit will present a candidate forum in Mike Balkman Council Chambers at 6:30 p.m. on Monday March 3....

 

Culver Democratic Club Endorses King, Clark

Councilman Jim Clarke along with Christopher Patrick King were endorsed by the Culver City Democratic Club at their February meeting. In the vote tally King received 36 and Clarke 35 to garner the...

 

Clippers Add 'Big Baby' for Stretch Drive

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor It happens every year late in the National Basketball Association season. Teams believing they have a chance to win the championship add potentially important...

 

Is Trout (Age 22) Worth $150 Million?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor At the start of the 2014 baseball season most authorities believe the Angels' Mike Trout is the best player in either the American or National League. Trout is only 22...

 

Lakers Will Miss Steve Blake's Spirit

By Bosmat Eynav Sports Columnist Once the flame begins to catch, Steve Blake will blow it higher. Every player on the team is subjected to two opposing forces: Negative Force: drives the player to...

 

"Broadway Bound" Concert Coming To Culver-Palms

Culver-Palms United Methodist Church will be presenting its second "Broadway Bound" concert on Sunday, March 2, at 2 pm. The show will feature members of the church's music department performing...

 

Library to Hold Story Time, Book Sale

There are several events coming up in March through the Friends of the Library. Tuesday, March 4 will be a special story time at 7 pm, with Culver City's Dr. Janet Hoult. She will be sharing her...

 

City Council Meeting in a Minute

Here are some highlights from the City Council meeting of February 24, 2014. At this meeting, the City Council: • Received a Presentation in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Sister City...

 

Home Mortgage Interest Rates Set to Rise?

Since time immemorial, the conundrum for potential homebuyers, is WHEN to buy. Culver City real estate prices have risen significantly in the last two years. Single-family home prices have already...

 

Experts Disagree on Rink Safety

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter Is the Culver City Ice Arena safe to reopen and operate? No, according to the city's report on the facility. Yes, according to a letter that was posted last week...

 

Mayor Cooper on Ice Rink: We Won't Gamble on People's Safety

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is Part 2 of a series) By Marcus G. Tiggs Special to the Observer After over two weeks the closing of Culver Ice Arena has not ended the Culver Ice dilemma (or better called "clif...

 

EXCLUSIVE- Ice Rink-A Financial Dilemma

By Marcus Tiggs Special to the Observer Over the last couple of months the media/public has been in a frenzy over the Culver City Ice Arena story or better described as saga. The latest turn was at...

 

'Fiddler On The Roof' Coming To Kentwood

Kentwood Players will present the Tony Award winning musical "Fiddler on the Roof" with book by Joseph Stein, lyrics by Jerry Bock, and music by Sheldon Harnick from March 14 to April 19. There will...

 

The Hilarious Parody of The Fifty Shades Of Grey Trilogy

With sold out audiences in Chicago and New York screaming for more, and a hit run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with a 4-star review, 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL – THE ORIGINAL PARODY is premiering...

 

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