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Fireworks Return To Culver City

The Annual Culver city Fireworks show will once again be held this year. The Culver City Exchange Club, which sponsors the event, will hold the annual event on the grounds of West LA College. Gates...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    June 25, 2015

The Battle Rages On

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter A standing-room-only congregation of community members gathered in a meeting room at Veteran's Auditorium on June 14 to discuss "mansionization" in Culver City...

 

Electrical wires down in the area of Wagner St. and Huron Ave.

Blown transformer has caused wires down on Wagner St. between Huron Ave. and Elenda Street in the Veteran's Park area of Culver City. The Culver City Fire Department is on scene and Edison has been...

 

Peanuts Is The Way To Go

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist I just finished reading the Journal of the American Medical Association’s “Internal Medicine” report published online March 2, 2015. Briefly, Vanderbilt...

 

Neil Simon Play Coming To Kentwood

Kentwood Players presents Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" from July 10 through August 15 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hi...

 

Culver's Fuentes Graduates From Naval Academy

U.S. Navy Ensign Robert C. Fuentes, a 2010 graduate of Culver City High, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland on May 22 and was commissioned as an officer in the U.S....

 

Clar Family To Present Award To Emerging Young Artists

In an effort to identify and nurture new talent, Richard Clar recently announced a $1000 award to help support young artists who are striving to further their careers as professional jazz musicians. The Mimi Melnick Double M Award for Young Jazz...

 

Clipper' Lawler Makes Hollywood Hall Of Fame

Ralph Lawler, who recently completed his 36th year as the Clippers’ television announcer, has been chosen to receive a star on the Hollywood Hall Of Fame Walk in 2016. Lawler was included in a group of candidates to be selected among thousands of...

 

Father Of UCLA Football Player Arrested For Assaulting Coach

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Well, here’s a most unusual story to begin the 2015 college football season. Hip hop music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs, the father of UCLA defensive back Justin...

 

Culver Little League 10-11 Year Olds Set to Start Tournament

Culver City’s finest 10 and 11-year-old baseball players will be in action on Friday, June 26 at 5 pm against perennial powerhouse West Los Angeles in the Little League District 25 All Star Tournament opener. The Culver City All Stars have been har...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    June 25, 2015

Dear Editor

Neil Rubenstein, I am happy to see your interest in the city’s finances. Without its finances in order, a city quickly deteriorates and is forced to limit the services it provides to its businesses...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    June 25, 2015

A Victory For Culver's Kids

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter Community members who wanted to see improvements to the playground at Sid Kronenthal Park got their wish at the June 22 City Council meeting. The council approved...

 
 By John Nachbar    News    June 25, 2015

City Manager's Update

By John Nachbar City Manager City Manager’s Office • Culver City Welcomes Iksan City Mayor – A delegation from Culver City's Sister City of Iksan City, Republic of Korea, including Mayor Park...

 

Lakers Agonized Over Draft Day Selection

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor When I realized the deadline for this week’s paper was Wednesday and the NBA draft was Thursday I was quite disappointed. I wouldn’t be able to comment on the...

 

Garden Club Plant Sale Coming Up

The Culver City Garden Club, a non-profit organization founded in 1953, will hold its 62nd Annual Show & Plant Sale on Saturday, June 27. The hours will be 11 am to 4 pm, and Sunday, June 28 from 10 am to 4 pm in the Culver City Teen Center, 4153...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    June 25, 2015

'Best Feeling of My Life'

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter "My mom was sleeping so I woke her up and told my dad to turn on the TV. Then it came on: "With the first pick of the sixth round the Arizona Diamondbacks select Tyler...

 

Hazardous Waste Roundup Scheduled Saturday In Culver

A free Countywide Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup will be held Saturday, June 27 at the front parking lot of the Wende Museum, 10808 Culver Blvd. Enter from Culver Blvd. at Elenda Street. Examples of household hazardous waste are antifreeze,...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: MAX

With summer in full swing and the kids out of school and parents looking for some entertainment for not only the kids, but themselves and something they can do as a family, movies are a traditional...

 

McDonald's Has A Big Tax Problem

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist So you think you have tax problems and perhaps you do, but it’s nothing like McDonald’s. Gabby Hayes would say, “No Siree, Bob.” I’m sure it was purely...

 

Kentwood Schedules Auditions For New Play

Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for Don Nigro's Gothic thriller "Ravenscroft" on Saturday, July 11 from 10 am to 3 pm and on Sunday, July 12 from 7 pm to 10. Callbacks will be held on Monday...

 
 By Kimberly Berg    Opinion    June 25, 2015

Just You and Me

By Kimberly Berg Observer Columnist Dear Kimberly, I have a two-part question for you. LA is such a busy city with so many people. Yet sitting in traffic it’s usually one person per car and it feels...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    June 25, 2015

Dear Editor

I am writing this note to thank Officer Corolla Fleeger for her amazing work. With her incredible dedication and initiative, this week she reunited an elderly, injured dog with its family. She is...

 

Padres Fire Manager As They Chase Dodgers

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Padres were on the verge of beating the Dodgers Sunday in San Diego. With the winning run on base in a 2-2 tie in the ninth inning Juston Upton hit a drive to...

 

Recommend a Deserving Friend

Do you know an individual, business, or organization in Culver City that deserves recognition for their services to people with disabilities? Culver City Council and the Culver City Disability Advisory Committee, through the Parks, Recreation &...

 

USC Sets Basketball Schedule

The USC men's basketball team has announced its schedule for the 2015-16 season. Included are all of the nonconference games and the Pac-12 opponent and date windows for games. The Pac-12 schedule is expected to be finalized by September 1 when...

 

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