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NBA Announces Early Entry Candidates

The National Basketball Association announces that 162 players -- 117 from colleges/post-graduate institutions and 45 international players - have filed as early entry candidates for the 2016 NBA Draft presented by State Farm. Players wishing to...

 

Sharks End The Kings' Season

It was a dogfight to the end of the regular season between the Kings and the Ducks for first place in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference, with the Ducks barely reigning victorious by one...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    April 28, 2016

Perfect Love - Just One Small Thing

Men - Listen up! Women do not expect perfection. Just give women a chance... Every woman can relate to this: You meet a man and you just try to get past the things that bother you because he has all t...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    April 28, 2016

Culver Baseball Sweeps El Segundo, Leads The League

The 2016 Ocean League baseball championship won't be determined for a few more weeks. Regardless, the Culver City High Centaurs are playing as if the title belongs to them after sweeping El Segundo...

 

Exhausted Clippers Get Down To Their Final Hope

When the Clippers lost to the Portland Trail Blazers Wednesday night in Staples Center they became one defeat away from having their once-promising season come to an end. Trailing three games to two...

 

The Latest Laker Fiasco: Byron Scott Is Fired

Gregg Popovich has coached the San Antonio Spurs for 18 years and the Spurs have made the playoffs every year. RC Buford is the general manager. Buford and Popovich work extremely well together. They...

 

Library to Host Edible Book Festival

The Culver City Julian Dixon Library will be hosting an Edible Book Festival on Saturday, May 14 at 1:30 p.m. You can make a “book” for the contest, or just admire the entries and vote for your favorite. Bring your edible book on Saturday, May...

 

Mayor Clarke Begins His Year

Sahli-Wells, Small and Eriksson Are Sworn In By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher Two new councilmembers, Thomas Small and Goran Eriksson were sworn in along with returning councilmember Mehaul...

 

Wyant Is Home After Surgery

Culver City Planning Commissioner Scott Wyant is home after having brain surgery on a tumor that doctors found. Wyant went to the hospital last week after feeling light headed and dizzy. An MRI...

 

West Basin Recognizes Local Student Winners

On April 25 the West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) Board of Directors presented awards to 15 grand prize and honorable mention student winners as part of the District’s annual Water is Life Student Art Contest. More than 300 entries...

 

Linwood E. Howe Benefits from Sony Volunteers

On April 15 more than 100 Sony Pictures Entertainment volunteers participated in Sony Global Volunteer Day, an annual event in which Sony employees around the world give back to their communities. Thi...

 

District, Education Foundation Formalize

Though they have worked hand-in-glove for years, the Culver City Unified School District and the Culver City Education Foundation now have a new agreement that solidifies the relationship between the...

 

Former Culver Resident Rosita Gottlieb Zucker Passes Away

Artist Rosita Gottlieb Zucker, a one-time resident of Culver City, has died at age 85. She was best known for images inspired by rainforest conservation in her native Costa Rica. Rosita painted professionally for more than 50 years and mastered the...

 

Columnist Makes His Election Choices

I can hardly wait the two years until our Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas is term-limited out of office. Perhaps before 2018 comes Mark will try to have the voters pass legislation...

 

"ENDGAME" OPENS SUNDAY, MAY 1 AT KIRK DOUGLAS THEATRE

Samuel Beckett’s classic “Endgame” opens Sunday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Directed by Alan Mandell, performances for “Endgame” will continue through May 22. (Previews began on...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    April 28, 2016

Rams Select Jared Goff as NFL's Top Draft Pick

"With the first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft the Los Angeles Rams select Jared Goff, quarterback, California," announced National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell today. The Rams are banking...

 

ANATOMY OF A DISASTER -- Part 4

When I wrote Anatomy Of A Disaster four years ago I had no intention of repeating it the next season. But readers were so fed up with the Lakers’ demise they requested it. Then we had last season,...

 

Culver City's Jackson Market

Who remembers the movie "Lost Horizon" that came out in 1937 starring Ronald Colman, directed by Frank Capra, and based on a novel by James Hilton? It introduced us to Shangri-La, a mystical,...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    April 28, 2016

Maury Wills: Once A Dodger Always A Dodger

Life in a Dodger baseball uniform for Maury Wills came full circle a few weeks ago when the Los Angeles Dodgers broke from Spring Training camp at their Camelback Ranch-Glendale facility in Phoenix...

 

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