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Fracking Moratorium Dies on Senate Floor

Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Culver City) fracking moratorium bill, SB 1132, fell short of passage on a final 16-16 Senate floor vote. Mitchell sounded upbeat in her assessment of the defeat, "Last ye...

 

Petrelli Services

Funeral services will be held for George Petrelli on Friday June 6th at 12:30pm in the Risen Christ Chapel at Holy Cross Cemetery, 5835 West Slauson Avenue in Culver City....

 

Citizen's Police Academy

The Police Department is now accepting applications for the next Citizen's Police Academy beginning on July 29th. The academy is eight weeks long, and each class session takes place on Tuesday nights...

 

Open Museums on Same Saturday

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist As a longtime member (since 1977) on May 14, 2014 I attended the monthly meeting of the Culver City Democratic Club, held the second Wednesday of every month at...

 

Culver Marina Crowned Champions of Northern California Softball Jamboree

The Culver Marina Little League showed no mercy when it took part in the 6th annual Urban Initiative Northern California Softball Jamboree in Stockton last month. Not only did Culver Marina capture th...

 

Democratic Club to Host Mayor

Culver City's recently installed Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells will be the guest speaker at the Culver City Democratic Club's monthly meeting on Wednesday June 11. She will present her views and plans for...

 

Sterling Saga Moves Forward With Clippers Sale

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter After a recording of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racist remarks was released in April, he was fined $2.5 million, banned from NBA games for...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    June 5, 2014

School Bonds Pass in a Landslide

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter Measure CC, Culver City’s bond measure that would provide funds for improvements to educational facilities, passed by a wide margin in the June 3 election. The...

 

Centaurs Drop CIF Opener

Quartz Hill lies on a patch of a dusty plain with a constant flow of dry-afternoon wind in the southwestern portion of the High Desert just east of the Antelope Valley Freeway, otherwise known as the...

 

Fiesta La Ballona Offers Sponsorships

The Fiesta La Ballona Committee is currently accepting sponsorships for this year’s Fiesta La Ballona, Culver City’s annual “Party in the Park”, which will be held on August 22-24 at Veterans Park located at Overland Avenue and Culver...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    June 5, 2014

California Chrome Eyes Triple Crown

By Fred Altieri Observer Reporter California Chrome is on a serious fast-track to become a horse for the ages regardless of the obstacles thrown in his path on or off the track. The moment jockey Vict...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: Million Dollar Arm

If you follow baseball, and particularly the Pittsburgh Pirates, then you probably know Pirates pitchers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel and the story behind MILLION DOLLAR ARM. But whether you know the...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    June 5, 2014

Tai Babilonia Discusses Ice Arena Future

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter Since the Culver City Ice Arena was closed in March, Culver City ice skating enthusiasts have been organizing in the hope of restoring the arena. To this end, the...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: Trust me

If all I knew of Clark Gregg was his writing and directorial work of a few years ago with his adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's "Choke", and now again with his stepping behind and in front of the...

 

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