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Culver City Man Charged With Assault

A Culver City man accused in an attack on a transient at a Metro station in Hollywood last week was charged Monday with felony assault. James Anthony Hanson, 32, allegedly punched a 59-year-old...

 

Can Clippers Recover From Key Injuries?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor First it was Blake Griffin with knee surgery. Then it was Chris Paul with a hamstring injury. Then J.J. Redic, also with a hamstring problem. “Something good is...

 

Don't Shoot Guns on New Year's Eve

Each return of New Year's Eve brings the opportunity to symbolically say good bye to old habits and outmoded things, and begin a new chapter in one's life with fresh ideas and a brighter outlook....

 

Westfield Assault Suspect Is Arrested

Westfield Culver City was once a dangerous place to shop. Formerly known as the Fox Hills Mall, it appeared in movies featuring gang members. The transit center for buses was located in front of the...

 

Center Theatre Group Selects Three Local Productions For Block Party At Douglas Theatre

Center Theatre Group has selected three local productions for the inaugural Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Block Party will remount Coeurage...

 

Sales Tax Increase: Where Did the Money Go?

The power grabbers at Culver City city hall are laughing so hard their stomachs are hurting. I guess for years they thought we were so naive that we just got off the turnip truck. Well, our day is...

 

Democratic Club to Discuss President-Elect Trump

The Culver City Democratic Club's monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday January 11 in the Veterans Building Rotunda Room 4117 Overland Avenue starting at 7 pm. All are welcome and the meeting is free. A Diversity Panel will discuss the diversity...

 

Culver City Holiday Tree Recycling Is Underway

All homes, duplexes, apartment buildings, and condominiums will have a chance to PARK their TREE. Fox Hills Park, Syd Kronenthal, Culver West Park and Veterans Park will have a bin available to drop off your tree from December 26, 2016-January 31,...

 

Oregon Men Beat No. 2 UCLA, 89-87; USC Stays Unbeaten

Pac-12 basketball for men and women started this week and if the game between UCLA and Oregon men is any indication this season is going to be a great one. Eleven on the 12 men’s teams have winning...

 

Rams To Host Arizona In Finale Sunday

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter It's not a bad losing streak anymore... it's more like the plague. Thankfully for the Los Angeles Rams and their faithful there's only one game remaining in the 2016...

 

Bo Jackson To Be Honored With A Scouts Dream Award At Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation's 14th Annual Fundraiser

Bo Jackson To Be Honored With A Scouts Dream Award At Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation’s 14th Annual Fundraiser One of the greatest professional athletes, Bo Jackson, will be honored with “A Scouts Dream Award, at the 14th annual...

 

What type of swim parent are you?

Editor’s note: Alan Tapley is the parent of two female swimmers, ages 12 and 14. Over the past eight years he has been with them at hundreds of meets and practices. He has had countless conversations with swimmers about what they would like the pub...

 

Trojans Ride Eight-Game Winning Streak To Rose Bowl

When the USC football team started the 2016 season with a 52-6 lost to Alabama on September 3, in Arlington, Texas a lot of people brushed it off because Alabama was the No. 1 ranked team in the...

 

Senator Mitchell to Chair State Senate Budget Committee

California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) has appointed Culver City’s State Senator Holly J. Mitchell to Chair the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee. Mitchell is the first African American and only the second...

 

Former Culver City Mayor Boulgarides Dies

The Culver City Observer has learned that former Mayor and Councilman Dr. James Boulgarides has died. The Observer will have more information including planned services and Dr. Boulgarides contribution to Culver City in next weeks newspaper and...

 
 By John Nachbar    News    December 29, 2016

City Manager's Update

City / West Los Angeles College Liaison Board - The second meeting of the City / West Los Angeles College Liaison Board meeting was held on December 5. Council Members Göran Eriksson and Thomas...

 

An Interview With Neil Sedaka

Singer, songwriter, composer, pianist and living legend Neil Sedaka will bring his famous catalogue of music to the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on January 14 on his exclusive 12-city concert tour....

 
 By Lyra Small    News    December 29, 2016

Culver Students Visit White House

When we got wind of the opportunity to cover holiday decorations at the White House for KSM KidScoop Media, We thought, “Well, this will be fun, but’s it a bit of a soft news story. The Obamas have so much to teach us. What are we going to learn...

 

The First Lady's Last White House Christmas

After missing two days of school, I am on a plane, going back to LA, and coming from an unforgettable experience. My name is Emilien Sahli, and Michelle Obama said hello to me. I should explain… On the last day of Thanksgiving break my dad called...

 

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