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Articles from the May 16, 2013 edition

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 News    May 16, 2013

City Council: Meeting in a Minute

City Council Meeting in a Minute May 13 Here are some highlights from the City Council meeting of May 13, 2013. At this meeting, the City Council: • At a special meeting held at 4 pm the Council received a presentation on the impacts of actuarial...

 
 News    May 16, 2013

Police Blotter

For April 30 through May 13 Car Burglary: On April 30 at 5:05 pm a victim called the police department to report her 2008 Lexus was burglarized. The victim said she parked and locked her car in the 8600 block of Washington Boulevard at 9:30 am. When...

 
 News    May 16, 2013

$8.8 Million Awarded In Police Shooting

A jury has awarded $8.8 million to the family of Lejoy Grissom, who was fatally shot by a Culver City police officer on April 25, 2010 after robbing a nearby Radio Shack store on Sepulveda Blvd. The unanimous verdict was reached after jurors...

 
 News    May 16, 2013

Bomb Snarls Westside Traffic

After a traffic stop Tuesday night in Marina del Rey by LAPD Pacific Division Officers police on Wednesday found numerous explosive devices at a suspect's apartment on the border of Culver City. Area businesses and residents were evacuated and...

 
 News    May 16, 2013

Culver’s Aceves Graduates from Champlain College

Christina Aceves of Culver City recently graduated from Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. Aceves received a Bachelor of Science degree in Game Design with a possible specialization and/or minor. Vermont novelist and New York Times bestseller...

 
 News    May 16, 2013

City Manager's Update

May 10, 2013 City Manager’s Office · Culver City TV – Culver City TV is now available on AT & T’s U-verse system, through Channel 99. Time Warner Cable customers may view the broadcast on Channel 35, and Verizon FiOS customers can view...

 
 News    May 16, 2013

Correction

In a recent article regarding Culver City Elks scholarships information on Sterling Salvaterra was inaccurate. He’s a member of the Culver City swim team and his career goal is video game design and development. The Observer regrets the...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    May 16, 2013

City Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags

What’s This? An Optimistic Budget Two possible milestones marked the Monday night City Council meeting. The Council passed an ordinance banning the use of single-use plastic bags in retail stores,...

 
 News    May 16, 2013

Fiesta La Ballona Set For August 23-25

The Fiesta La Ballona Committee announces the following organizations and businesses who have committed early to be a sponsor for this year's Fiesta La Ballona: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Culver City Volvo, LA Kings Ice Crew, LA Galaxy Star Squad,...

 
 News    May 16, 2013

Culver Student Wins Art Competition

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) announces the winner of the 37th Congressional District’s 2013 Congressional Art Competition, "An Artistic Discovery." Culver City High student Ariana Pacino won first place with her pencil art piece "Secrets."...

 
 News    May 16, 2013

Culver Symphony Plans Concert

The Culver City Symphony Orchestra presents the final concert of it 2012-13 season, American Beat/African Influences on Saturday, June 8 beginning at 7:30 pm at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City. Despite being deprived...

 
 News    May 16, 2013

Fire Doused in Crest

Firefighters from the Culver City Fire Department and Los Angeles County Fire Department along with water dropping helicopters made quick work of a blaze that threatened homes in Culver Crest and Ladera Heights Sunday Afternoon. About 100...

 
 News    May 16, 2013

Gospel Brunch Scheduled In Culver

The second annual Gospel Brunch of the Holman Community Development Corporation is scheduled for Sunday, June 2 at 2 pm at the Crystal Rose, 9300 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City. Established in 2003, the Holman mission is to provide resources for the...

 
 News    May 16, 2013

Mike Miller Dies, Service Set

Mike Miller, 74 passed away on Monday, May 13after a brief illness. He was the owner of Mike Miller Toyota and Honda in Culver City which he sold in 2002. Miller served as President/Chairman of the Board of The Culver City Chamber of Commerce in...

 
 Sports    May 16, 2013

WLA: Six Straight Track Championship

The West Los Angeles College women’s track and field team won the 2013 Western States Conference Championships on with 167 points, defeating Ventura and Glendale who each had 111. This marks the fourth title in a row for the ladies program which...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    May 16, 2013

Culver Comes Up Short In Showdown Games

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” Charles Dickens’ opened in his 1859 novel ‘A Tale of Two Cities’. It could easily have characterized the series that decided the...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    May 16, 2013

Culver Softball Earns Playoff Berth

“We call it ‘Strike Out Breast Cancer.’ It’s a game that we as a team started to support the women of the world with breast cancer. It’s something to our heart that all proceeds raised in th...

 
 Sports    May 16, 2013

Former Centaurs Make College Choices

Two more former Culver City High football players have made their college choices. Quarterback Lukas O’Connor has signed a scholarship agreement with James Madison. Defensive back Imron Whitmore, who played at West Los Angeles College last season,...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 16, 2013

‘Small Ball’ Leads To Samohi Championship

Cody Decker is the all-time home run leader in Santa Monica High baseball, which is no surprise since he previously had become the all-time home run leader in the Santa Monica Little League. He went...

 
 Sports    May 16, 2013

Former Laker Madsen To Coach D-Fenders

The Los Angeles D-Fenders have named Mark Madsen as head coach, it was announced Tuesday by team President/CEO Joey Buss and General Manager Glenn Carraro. Madsen, the fifth head coach in team history, comes to the D-Fenders after serving as an...

 
 Sports    May 16, 2013

Samohi Teams Host Playoff Openers

By virtue of winning the Ocean League the Santa Monica High baseball team will host a first round CIF playoff game on Thursday, May 16 at 3:15 pm against Knight High. The Santa Monica High softball team, also Ocean League champions, will host the...