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Pacific Art Guild To Meet

The Pacific Art Guild will meet on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 7 pm in the Community Room, Westchester Civic Center, 7166 W. Manchester Avenue . Guests are welcome. The guest demonstrator for January will be Rafael Maniago, A renowned painter and...

 

Free Sandbags Available at CCFD

With three storms approaching this week the Culver City Fire Department is urging residents to be prepared. Free sandbags are available to Culver City residents at Fire Station 1 located at 9600...

 

Military Academies May Surprise You

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist I just bet students who read the rankings of colleges and universities would be pleasantly surprised how well the military academies stack up – and for graduate...

 

Kaiser Permanente Dedicates 2016 Rose Parade Float

“Helping Mother Nature Thrive,” Kaiser Permanente’s 2016 Rose Parade® float, celebrates the work and dedication of those building healthier communities and helps promote the importance of taking everyday steps to protect and enrich the...

 

NFL May Decide LA Situation January 12

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor This could be it. Or maybe not. Well, they’re saying it is going to happen. So perhaps. I’m writing about the possibility that on January 12 we’re going to find...

 

Smart And Spicy

By Carole Bell Observer Columnist My friend Ben Abramovice, a beloved California character, knew how to keep New Year's Resolutions. He always made them and always kept them. His secret? It's...

 

Physical Teams Will Vie In Rose Bowl Game

By Myke Williams Sports Reporter The 2016 Rose bowl game will showcase two physical teams that are almost identical. Stanford and Iowa rely on their running games and efficient play from their quarterbacks and both teams look to capitalize on their...

 

UCLA Football Team Took A Step Back In 2015

By Myke Williams Sports Reporter The 2015 season was supposed to be the year UCLA stepped up to the head of the class. After their 37-29 loss to Nebraska in the Foster Farms Bowl last Saturday in...

 

Dennis Gilbert to Receive Humanitarian Award

Dennis Gilbert will be honored with the Dave Winfield Humanitarian Award at the event he founded, when the 13th annual Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation’s “In the Spirit of the Game” Fundraiser is held Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 at the Bever...

 

Jim McAnany Dies at 79

James (Jim) McAnany passed away December 16, 2015 at the age of 79. Dearest husband of Rosemary (56 years); Beloved father to Michele & Jim E.; Devoted “Bupah” to Timothy, Tyler, Elisabeth, Shaun and Megan; Loving brother to Patricia Forsythe,...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: Movies to Make Your Christmas Bright!

Christmas Day. Winter Break. After all the office parties, the opening of presents and enduring relatives, the holidays scream for one thing - movies! And this holiday week has no shortage of some...

 

Culver City Year In Review

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter January: The City Council approved a budget not to exceed $39,662 for producing the summer concert series and approved Gary Mandell as the producer of the series....

 

Culver Ice Rink Contributed To Skater's Success

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer Dedication, determination and discipline will all factor into destiny for middle-schooler Samir Mallya, who will be competing at the U.S. Figure Skating Nationals...

 

Autism Readiness Program To Begin In Culver City

Work Readiness Workshop is now enrolling for a new Saturday afternoon session beginning January 9, 2016 in partnership with Culver City Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department. The program is tailored specifically for young adults on the...

 

Jerry West: Still Going Strong at 77

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Basketball fans admired Jerry West when he was in his 20s and 30s. First, he and Elgin Baylor were superstars who introduced the NBA to Los Angeles. Then in 1972 he...

 

Salute To Vienna Concert Returns

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall on Sunday, January 3, 2016. Celebrate the beauty of Viennese music at The Music Center's 14th annual New Year's Concert. Roman...

 

My 20-Year Memories Of Kobe Bryant

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor It was 1996 and I was in Honolulu covering the Lakers' training camp. It was an especially important one because General Manager Jerry West had made a spectacular...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: IN THE HEART OF THE SEA

Dust off the cobwebs boys and girls! We're going back to school for a refresher course in literature along with some actual history which many may or may not know. Over the decades, Herman Melville's...

 

Master Chorale's Holiday Concerts Entertain As Usual

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter Grant Gershon, esteemed Artistic Director/Conductor of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), filled the Walt Disney Concert Hall with his passion and joy as...

 

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