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Culver City Fireworks Show at West College

The Culver City Exchange Club's 50th annual July 4 Fireworks Show will be held again this year in conjunction with City of Culver City, the County of Los Angeles and West Los Angeles College will be...

 

Culver City Unified Chooses Joshua Arnold As New Superintendent

After a comprehensive screening and interview process the Governing Board of the Culver City Unified School District has selected Joshua Arnold, Ed.D. as the sole finalist for the position of...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: OUR KIND OF TRAITOR

When it comes to espionage, be it literary or cinematic, one name jumps to the forefront. John le Carre. "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy", "A Most Wanted Man", "The Russia House", "The Constant Gardener" a...

 

Lakers Draftee Ingram Is Very Talented, Very Slim, Very Young

Last week the Lakers selected Duke freshman Brandon Ingram with the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft. They're happy because the 6-foot-9 forward is a highly regarded prospect who is likely to have an...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    June 30, 2016

Rams In The Coliseum: Here's How It Happened

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was the home of the Los Angeles Rams football team for 34 years from 1946 to 1979. It is fitting and well-timed that the historical stadium will serve as the Rams' ho...

 

Doc Rivers Is Happy With The Clippers' Draft

The Clippers draft didn't high enough to obtain the highest ranked players in last week's NBA draft but Coach Doc Rivers said he's happy with the outcome. "Drafttng 25th. Brice Johnson was the player...

 

Onward And Upward For Holly Mitchell

Nobody has more respect and admiration for our State Senator Holly Mitchell than Theodorsia and I. She has had numerous bills signed by Governor Brown, and she has taken the progressive position in...

 

Tito's Tacos Provides For Those Who Unselfishly Served Our Country

Once again this year, Tito's Tacos donated their award-winning Mexican Food cuisine for Men and Women Military Veterans who are participating in an established program at the Los Angeles Veterans...

 

A Fourth Of July Celebration

It's almost that time in July, when flags are raised high and fireworks light up the sky. Please join Reverend Leonardo V. Wilborn and family for a Fourth of July Barbecue Saturday, July 2 at 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the parsonage. RSVP to the church...

 

Demo Club To Host 4th of July Party

The Culver City Democratic Club is having its annual 4th of July picnic at Blanco Park, 5687 Sawtelle Blvd. Culver City from 11 am to 3 pm. All Culver City residents and guests are welcome. The club...

 

Culver City Resident Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Culver City resident and Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management Assistant Professor of Economics Michael Olabisi, PhD, has been named a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow....

 

Daniel Bonilla Named to Dean's List

Morrisville State College recently announced that Daniel Bonilla of Culver City was named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2016 semester. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must achieve an average of 3.0 to 3.99 for the semester and complete...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    June 30, 2016

America! How Ya' Looking, Baby?

I'm talking with M., a friend in England, about the hideous violence in Orlando. "Well, you know, it's America." he said. That bothered me. I launched into various rational reactions, but inside, I...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    June 30, 2016

Sparks Move To Top Of The WNBA

The Los Angeles Sparks have the best record in the WNBA and they proved last Tuesday that they can win games under difficult circumstances. They fell behind by 22 points in the first half to the Dalla...

 

Champion Coach Pat Summitt Dies

Pat Summitt, who pioneered the advance of womens’ college basketball. died this week at the age of 64. She had suffered from dementia and alzheimersfor the last five years. Summitt coached Tennessee to eight national championships and had 1,098...

 

Culver City Little League Opens Tournament With A Victory Over Santa Monica

The Culver City Little League Major All Stars took their first step toward Williamsport with an 8-0 victory over Santa Monica on Saturday. Culver City pitchers Andy Perez and Oliver Frye combined on a three hitter. Perez started the game and struck o...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: THE SHALLOWS

It's been a long time since audiences have had a "killer" shark movie to bite into. Sure, we've all been swept up into the "Sharknado" frenzy of the past few years (with July 31, 2016 already circled...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: FINDING DORY ● PIPER

It's been 13 years since we last saw everyone's favorite short-term memoried blue tang Dory and all it takes is one look at FINDING DORY to ask yourself - How could we have gone this long waiting to...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    June 30, 2016

Smart And Spicy

I'm talking with M., a friend in England, about the hideous violence in Orlando. "Well, you know, it's America." he said. That bothered me. I launched into various rational reactions, but inside, I fe...

 

Bon Voyage to a Beautiful Soul Mary Tyrer

It's the small things that hurt the most when loss occurs. I sob as I sit here at the computer, knowing I'll never again hear Mary ("Toni") Tyrer, my dear, vibrant, whimsical friend for 50 years, my...

 

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