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Articles from the April 24, 2014 edition

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 News    April 24, 2014

Middle School Student Escapes Abduction

Culver City Police are seeking a suspect in the attempted abduction of a female student at Culver City Middle School. On Tuesday at about 2:50 pm the girl was walking near Culver City Middle School...

 
 News    April 24, 2014

Last Chance for Fiesta Vendors Early Bird Deal

If you have not yet applied to be a vendor for Fiesta La Ballona 2014, the Early Bird deadline for applications is April 30. If you are interested in participating as a vendor please complete the...

 
 News    April 24, 2014

Police Nab 2 In Culver Burglary

With LAPD helicopters overhead, Culver City Police swarmed the Lindberg Park area near after a resident reported an attempted burglary in the residential neighborhood on Monday afternoon. The call cam...

 
 News    April 24, 2014

Easter Seals Presents 'Senate Leadership Award' To Holly Mitchell

Easter Seals Disability Services has awarded State Senator Holly Mitchell, 26th District, the "Senate Leadership Award" for 2014 in honor of her successful work as an advocate for those with...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    April 24, 2014

Council Salutes Police Chief Pedersen

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter A line of uniformed Culver City police officers stood at the left side of the Mike Balkman Council Chambers; another line filled the back of the auditorium. The...

 
 News    April 24, 2014

Culver Residents Named to Dean's List

The following local residents were among 1,594 students named to Biola University's fall 2013 Dean's List for academic excellence: Nataleigh Maia, resident of Culver City Taylor Rapinchuk, resident...

 
 News    April 24, 2014

Discussing Race With Neighbors in Culver City

On May 2 at 7 p.m., for the first time in the Culver City community, Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum and the Common Peace for the Advancement of Nonviolence will host RACE RELAY, a theatrical...

 
 News    April 24, 2014

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas Salutes Culver Academy of Visual and Performing Arts

Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas has commended the students and faculty members of the Culver City High Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) for their dedication, instruction, skill and...

 
 By Mike King    Real Estate    April 24, 2014

The Best $500 A Potential Seller Could Ever Spend

In the home selling process there are many situations that can cause the seller/s to "lose money." The most common one is the home inspection. So your home has been listed and marketed for sale, you...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    April 24, 2014

Dear Observer

Dear Observer, We have seen your article by Lynne Bronstein about the recent Foreign Relations of the United States volume (“Documents Reveal Howard Hughes' Role in CIA Sub Retrieval”) and would...

 
 Sports    April 24, 2014

Noah Named Top Defensive Player

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, the centerpiece of a defense which held opponents to a league-low 91.8 ppg, is the recipient of the 2013-14 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, the NBA announced. Noah becomes the first Bulls player since...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 24, 2014

Phil Jackson Makes Move, Lakers Don't Yet

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Lakers said they had no position for Phil Jackson, so he joined the New York Knicks and made his first move this week, firing Coach Mike Woodson. The Knicks...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    April 24, 2014

Jeff Muir Hits The Mark

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist I honestly don’t know what’s so fascinating watching someone trying for hours to outrun the highway patrol and the helicopter. Nowadays police use the pit...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    April 24, 2014

Prieto Plots Strategy for Baseball Playoffs

By Fred Altieri Observer Reporter The Culver City High baseball team took a ride east out to La Habra High last Saturday, April 19, for a rare mid-season doubleheader. The Centaurs used a forced...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    April 24, 2014

Culver Volleyball Hosts Tournament, Gains Experience

By Fred Altieri Observer Reporter The Culver City High boys volleyball program hosted an all-day, Varsity Classic, nine-team invitational tournament on Saturday, April 19 on a glistening newly...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 24, 2014

Griffin Can Take Over, But Will He?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor I saw two versions of Blake Griffin in the opening games of the current playoff series between the Clippers and Golden State Warriors. In Game One I was wondering why...

 
 By Bosmat Eynav    Sports    April 24, 2014

Here's How Clippers Can Win:

By Bosmat Eynav Observer Columnist Clippers and the Warriors - two young teams that long to make history and bring championship to their club and fans After decades at the bottom of the league and not...

 
 News    April 24, 2014

Lindberg Park, a Community of Preparedness

It has been proven that neighborhoods and communities that prepare together are more likely to recover and survive a disaster then those that don’t. In celebration of Earthquake Preparedness Month, here’s an example of one community that is...

 
 News    April 24, 2014

Zoe Celine Fisch named to Dean's List

Zoe Celine Fisch of Culver City was named to the Dean's List for the fall 2013 semester at Washington University in St. Louis. Fisch is enrolled in the university's College of Arts & Sciences. To...

 
 Obituaries    April 24, 2014

Former Culver Resident Buddy Lane Sr. Dies at 78

Former Culver City resident Buddy R. Lane Sr., 78, of Sioux City Iowa passed away Tuesday, April 15 at a Sioux City hospital due to a brief illness. Private memorial services will be held. The body...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    April 24, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW DOUBLE FEATURE: THE GUYS HAVE IT

Intensity, intelligence, introspection. That’s what each of these films bring. Brimming with testosterone and sensitivity, our main men - Tom Hardy and John Turturro - in LOCKE and FADING GIGOLO, re...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    April 24, 2014

Documents Reveal Howard Hughes' Role in CIA Sub Retrieval

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter The U.S. Department of State has released documents relating to a hitherto unknown story about Howard Hughes' involvement in a secret project to retrieve a sunken...

 
 By John Nachbar    News    April 24, 2014

City Manager's Update

City Manager’s Office • City Council Announces the Appointment of Assistant Chief Scott Bixby - as Interim Police Chief - At a Special City Council meeting on April 9 Mayor Jeff Cooper, speaking...

 
 News    April 24, 2014

Women's Club Hosts Ice Cream Social

The Culver City Woman's Club is celebrating its flapper-era past with an Ice Cream Social on Saturday, April 26 from 2 pm to 4. The Club was founded in 1920. While going through the archives Club...