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Angels Must Pay Hamilton And They're Not Happy

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Major League baseball has announced it won’t investigate the Josh Hamilton case, and that means the Angels are stuck with his sizeable contract for this season....

 

Culver's Jerry King To Be Honored By French Government

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Jerry King, a World War II veteran and member of the Jewish War Veterans (“JWV”) for over 65 years, will be honored by the French government for his heroic...

 

Spring Boutique

The Culver City Senior Center will be hosting a Spring Boutique on Friday, May 1 from 9:30 am to 1pm at the senior center located at 4095 Overland Avenue. Photography, Jewelry, Ceramics, Art, Hand-knits & More. All items hand crafted. Free parking...

 

El Rincon School to Host Science Festival

El Rincon Elementary, Culver City’s only public S.T.E.M. elementary school, will celebrate its roots with the Science Rocks Fair and Festival on Friday, April 24 from 2 pm to 8. This community event will be open to the public and will feature live...

 

Coach Explains Why Kings Missed The Playoffs

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter It was the final regular season game for the Los Angeles Kings, a team that was eliminated from playoff contention, but they came out and ended the season with a...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    April 16, 2015

Culver Tennis Is Off To A Great Start

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter Tennis anyone?! That's the question the 2015 Culver City High boys tennis team is asking this season as they have rolled out to a 10-1 preseason record leading into lea...

 

Sanford Panitch Joins Sony

Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton has named Sanford Panitch as President of International Film & Television. Panitch comes to SPE after serving as president of Fox International Productions, a division of 20th Century Fox. "Sanford is a...

 

Culver Rotary Hosts Healthy Family Run/Walk

Members of the Culver City Rotary Club, will be checking in race participants and hosting Culver City's Healthy Family and YMCA Health Kids Day 5K RUN/WALK On April 26 from 9 am to 1 pm at West Los...

 

Home Upgrade Program Attracts Attention

The summer is approaching quickly—be sure that your home isn’t wasting energy. Update your home to become more energy efficient before you crank the AC. Through the Home Upgrade rebate program you can inexpensively update your home, and save...

 

City of Culver City Finance Advisory Committee

Here are some highlights from the Finance Advisory Committee meeting of April 8, 2015: At this meeting, the Finance Advisory Committee: • Continued discussion/report from the Special Event...

 

Services Held For Estel Reed

Estel Reed, a 68 year resident of Culver City, died April 4 at the age of 94. Estel raised three children and was a quintessential mid-century homemaker for her family, including husband Westel "Wes"...

 

Santa Monica App Provides Recycling Info

Santa Monica 'my-waste'™ mobile app puts reuse and recycling collection information on your smartphone. Easy-to-find information when and where you want it. If you are one of the growing number of people who have a smartphone or tablet you can...

 

Anioch University Welcomes Acclaimed Actor To Board

Antioch University Los Angeles (AULA) welcomes new member Wren T. Brown, to its board of trustees. The notable actor, producer and director will serve an initial three-year term on the 16-member board. “I'm honored to serve on the board of...

 

Woman's Club To Have Ice Cream Social

The Culver City Woman’s Club will have an ice cream social on April 25 from 1 pm to 3 at 4464 Sepulveda Blvd. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children from three to 12 and no fee for three and under. All proceeds will benefit charities...

 

Girl Found

A three week ordeal is over for the family of a missing 15-year-old girl from Mar Vista. She was recovered by the Los Angeles Police Department from a home in Culver City. Samuel Robert Duran Jr.,...

 

Celebrate Children's Earth Day at Star Eco Station

Come celebrate Planet Earth with all your senses! The fantastic eco-friendly folks at STAR Education are throwing their annual Children’s Earth Day Extravaganza in the only way they know how...HUGE! GREEN! AND FOR ALL AGES! This mega celebration...

 

Walk To End Genocide Is Coming Up

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer Sit idly by? Never! For Jewish World Watch ("JWW"), a hands-on leader in the fight against genocide and mass atrocities and one that has raised more than $12.5...

 

Police Release Robbery Suspects Photo

On Monday, January 26 at about 6:15 pm the suspect entered the Zales Jewelry Store inside the Westfield Culver City Mall and asked to see a diamond ring. After the clerk removed the ring from the...

 

Earth Week Ballona Creek Cleanup

On Saturday, April 25 join Ballona Creek Renaissance (BCR) and the Office of LA City Councilman Mike Bonin-CD11 at a Earth Week Ballona Creek Cleanup from 9 am to noon. Meet at Centinela Ave at...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: McFarland, USA

No one brings inspirational real life stories to film like Disney, especially when those stories center around sports. Be it horses, baseball, football or any other sport, you know you will be moved,...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    April 16, 2015

Council Rejects Voting By Mail

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter On Monday night the City Council considered changing Culver City's elections to a mail-only voting system. However, the voting-by-mail idea was strongly voted...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    April 16, 2015

Controlling Environment Hazards

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter In what may be a major step in the direction of controlling environmental hazards from the Inglewood Oil Field, Culver City has approved the appointment of the...

 

Quake Rocks Culver City

Culver City was hit by a 3.5-magnitude earthquake Sunday night, hours after a smaller temblor 2.5 temblor struck according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake hit about one mile southeast of...

 

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