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 By Lynne Bronstein    News    April 4, 2016

CULVER CITY COUNCIL ELECTION APRIL 12

Culver City residents have long been familiar with Goran Eriksson, who frequently speaks at City Council and other civic meetings and chaired the Culver City Chamber of Commerce in 2012. Eriksson has...

 

LAKERS ISSUE FRAUD ALERT

EL SEGUNDO – The Los Angeles Lakers announced today that it has issued a fraud alert to warn Lakers fans about the potential dangers of purchasing tickets from third party sources. Lakers fans are...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    April 4, 2016

Sahli-Wells, Small and Eriksson Elected to City Council

Meghan Sahli-Wells, Thomas Small and Goran Eriksson were elected to three seats on the Culver City Council Tuesday night. The unofficial total as of press time were: Meghan Sahli-Wells 2,760 Thomas...

 

KP West LA Highlighted in Healthcare Equality Index 2016

Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil...

 

Tiggs Campaign Will Drive Seniors, Military Veterans To The Polls

The Marcus G. Tiggs campaign will be available to drive seniors and military veterans to the polls on April 12. To request a ride, please call Renee de Palma at 310.864.6249. Additionally, Marcus G. T...

 

Vote April 12 for Integrity and Open Government

It is five days away from Election Day in Culver City that will end one of the low points in Culver City election history. Name calling, fake letters to the editor, and secret websites are pouring misinformation to the electorate. The Culver City...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    April 4, 2016

What Would You Ask Mozart's Mother?

If you could talk to Mozart's mother, what would you ask? I found myself sitting next to the mother of a young soloist at a concert Saturday night by the Culver City Symphony Orchestra. I hadn't...

 

Griffin Is Back But How Effective Will He Be?

I went to Staples Center Sunday to see a basketball game. Instead, I saw a workout. Blake Griffin was returning to the Clippers after missing 45 games due to a broken hand, a torn quadriceps and a...

 

Dodgers Are Elated with Puig's Fast Start

There’s no doubt that Yasiel Puig has a lot of baseball talent. But he’s been so erratic with the Dodgers that he’s inspired opinions from columnists and fans that he should be traded. But...

 

Culver's Meghan: The LA Woman

As we approach Election Day, April 12th, we have reviewed our choices for the three city council positions up for grabs. Theodorsia and I, like many of our friends and neighbors, plan to vote for...

 

Culver City Police Recognition Luncheon Is Coming

The Culver City Rotary Club is sponsoring a luncheon on April 13 to honor members of the Culver City Police Department and Police Explorer Scouts for their outstanding service to the community. Those being honored are: Alice Tomas, Records...

 

Speaker To Discuss Death Penalty

Culver-Palms United Methodist Church is presenting a program on the Death Penalty in California on Sunday, April 17, noon to 1:30 pm. The speaker will be Walter Johnson, a long time social justice...

 

Thomas Small Endorsed by Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters, Vote the Bike LA

Thomas Small has received the endorsements of Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters and Vote the Bike LA in his bid for a seat on the Culver City City Council. The election will take place Tuesday, April 12. “These important organizations and...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    April 4, 2016

Dear Editor,

We live in a great city. We have high-achieving schools, robust enterprise, and active citizens who love our town and strive to improve it. And we’re fortunate to have seven hard-working, dedicated...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    April 4, 2016

Dear Editor,

Thomas Small is highly responsive to our residents. He's a lovely man, a true collaborator. And he's brilliant. I've only known Thomas for a year or so, but I've made a special study of him. Why do I...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    April 4, 2016

Dear Editor,

Scott Wyant’s concern for Culver City and intelligent ideas about how to approach its issues did not begin with the recent City Council elections. He’s been a concerned and active resident for...

 

UCLA Has A Busy Sports Week Coming Up

If you are a UCLA sports fan this weekend and next week may be the best time of the year. The baseball, softball, track and field and men's volleyball teams will be in action Friday through next Wedne...

 

Rehearsals Begin For New Douglas Play

Rehearsals have begun for Samuel Beckett's classic "Endgame," directed by one of Beckett's most renowned interpreters Alan Mandell at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, April...

 

Longtime Culver Resident Katherine Klemic Dies

Katherine Klemic, who has been a Culver City resident since the 1950's died at home last month following a massive stroke. Arrangements are under the direction of Gates, Kingsley & Gates Smith...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: LONDON HAS FALLEN

I'm betting the original London Bridge, built in 1830 and once spanning the River Thames, is pretty happy it now sits here in the United States in Lake Havasu City, because if still in London, it...

 

CC Police Officers' Association Supports Tiggs

In one of the most coveted endorsements in the city the Culver City Police Officers' Association announced their support for Marcus G. Tiggs for Culver City Council. CCPOA represents rank-and-file in...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: Demolition

Leave it to Jean-Marc Vallee to deliver yet another emotionally intense and introspective character driven film. Leave it to Jake Gyllenhaal to once again put his chameleonic skill set to use to deliv...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    April 4, 2016

Dear Editor,

While the decision to run for City Council is an individual one Goran Eriksson made it very thoughtfully. It’s obvious, when looking at his long, ever growing list of supporters, that he has been...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    April 4, 2016

A Thank You From the Family of Judge Cherness

On behalf of myself and my entire family, I want to thank the Culver City Observer and Feature Writer Sandra Coopersmith for her wonderful article about my Dad: "Judge Harold ("Hal")I. Cherness From...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    April 4, 2016

Dear Editor,

Did you too get a large, glossy mailer from BizFedPAC? The term BizFedPAC alarmed me. PACs promote their own special interests. I googled BizFed and up popped their mission: BizFed - Strengthening...

 

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