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Culver's Cooper Komatsu Advances In National Spelling Bee

Culver City Middle School seventh-grader Cooper Komatsu made it to the Semifinals today, May 27, in the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland. Komatsu was only one of 49...

 

What Rain? Relay For Life Goes On

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it." We're all familiar with that quote, versions of which have been attributed to Mark Twain a...

 

A Downtown Affair

The 4th "Affair of The Arts" will take place on May 30 from 11 am to 7 pm and May 315 from 11 am to 6 pm in downtown Culver City at the intersection of Culver Blvd. and Main Street. The free outdoor festival showcases 60 of Southern California's...

 

AVPA To Present Spring Music Concerts

AVPA will present two music concerts this spring, giving all the ensembles a chance to perform a variety of music that has been rehearsed throughout the spring semester. Friday, May 22 – AVPA...

 

Limited Engagement Play To Begin At Douglas Theatre

A work-in-progress presentation of Lucy Alibar's "Throw Me On the Burnpile and Light Me Up" begins a limited engagement at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre on Thursday, May 21 as part of...

 

No Poking Or Anesthesia by the Doctor?

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist I just hate the preparation necessary to get a colonoscopy. The last time the gastroenterology doctor examined me was in January 2015 when he removed seven...

 

Culver City To Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act

This July marks the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The landmark legislation was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in 1990 and ushered in civil rights...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    May 21, 2015

Culver Tennis Ends Encouraging Season

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter Game. Set. Match. The Culver City High boys 2015 tennis season came to a close 92 miles up the Pacific Coast Highway in determined but conclusive fashion with a 16-2...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 21, 2015

Clippers Are On Their Way But Not There Yet

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor They blew it. There’s no denying that. The Clippers had an excellent chance to end 31 years of falling short but couldn’t hold a 19-point lead in the final...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 21, 2015

Lakers Get No. 2 Lottery Pick

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor When the Lakers moved up from their original No. 4 slot in the NBA draft lottery Tuesday to No. 2 Kobe Bryant made an observation. 'We played like crap this season so...

 

Betty Gutierrez Dies at 78

A longstanding resident of Culver City, where she raised five children on Wagner Street in the Vets Park neighborhood, Betty Gutierrez died fittingly on Mother's Day, peacefully with her family by...

 

Middle School Girls Win Softball Championship

On May 7 the Culver City Middle School Girls' Softball Team's season came to an end with a win in the Championship Game. The Panthers finished with a 10-0 season and capped it with the Delphic League...

 

Coopersmith's Story Receives City and State Recognition

During the Los Angeles Senior Fraud Awareness Day Program on May 14, 2015 at Felicia Mahood Multipurpose Senior Center in West Los Angeles our Features Writer, Sandra Coopersmith, received...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    May 21, 2015

Playground Issue Catches Council by Surprise

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter What might have been a routine procedure of passing Consent Calendar items one by one turned into a major discussion at May 11's City Council meeting thanks to an...

 

Culver City 7-11 Franchisees Knock One Out Of The Park

On April 26, 2015 Culver City 7-11 Franchisees Fawad Ursani, Brian Yi, Anil Ali, Nikhil Dhawan, and Matt Domeno partnered with SEI to host the Culver City Little League Picture Day. This is the 5th...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS and SLOW WEST

With more than 20 films opening this weekend or expanding wider in release, there’s something for everyone. From George Miller’s post-apocalyptic MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, the next chapter in the...

 
 By John Nachbar    News    May 21, 2015

City Manager's Update

Community Development • Culver Village Business District – The Culver Village Business Association held its Second Annual Bunny Hop on Saturday, April 4. Participating Culver Village businesses ha...

 

Temple Akiba Rededicated – L'chaim!

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer The Jewish teaching, "According to the effort is the reward," was evident on Saturday, April 25 as an aura of community, joy, light and love enveloped Temple Akib...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: The Age of Adaline and More

This week brings a stunning array of new releases, most in limited release, but all definitely worth more than a look. A particular standout is THE AGE OF ADALINE. Boasting exquisite tonal beauty,...

 

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