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Laker Girl Tryouts Attract 216 Hopefuls

Every July there is summer excitement brewing at the Toyota Sports Center, the Lakers headquarters and practice facility in El Segundo. No, it wasn't the news that Brandon Ingram, the second overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft, was practicing at the...

 

Services Planned For Elaine Goodyear

Elaine Goodyear's celebration of life will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 4427 Overland Avenue, Culver City, this coming Saturday, July 16 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers donation can be made to a...

 

Culver City Public Theatre announces its 18th season

The season opens on July 16 with Frog Tails, an original play as part of the Children’s Popcorn Theatre series. Long time company member Eric Billitzer has once again combined and updated two Grimm folk tales for a comedy of mistaken identities,...

 

Shrek The Musical Coming To Vets

Shrek the Musical, Jr is coming July 14, 15 and 16t from dee-Lightful Productions at the Vets Auditorium. Better than the book, better than the movie, Shrek the Musical has ogres, donkeys, fairy tale creatures, and princesses of several kinds....

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    July 7, 2016

Happy Sparks Add Chemistry To The Mix

The Los Angeles Sparks are winning, smiling and laughing on their way to the best record in the WNBA. They are 16-1 at press time and the six new players they signed in the off season have added...

 

Unfortunately, Hackers Are Keeping Busy

As noted by Time Magazine, New York City police must now give a “receipt” to people they stop and frisk. The change, put forth by a federal monitor, is meant to prevent abuse of power; however,...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    July 7, 2016

Having USC Helps Coliseum Staff Prepare For The Rams

As General Manager of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Joe Furin oversees all the operations for what happens at the stadium's events. He and his staff are implementing procedures to accommodate two...

 

Library To Feature Firefighters

The Culver City Friends of the Library Present July Storytime with Culver City Fire Fighters on Tuesday, July 12at 7 pm. Join us for July storytime with Culver City Firefighters. Fun arts and crafts project to follow. For more info: email...

 

Fiesta La Ballona Set For August 26-28

The Fiesta La Ballona Committee announces that it 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 26-28 at Veterans Park.4117 Overland Avenue. The...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    July 7, 2016

ANOTHER TAX?

The Culver City Council will decide on Monday if they wish to put a parcel tax on the November ballot for voters to approve or reject. The 1972 Clean Water Act established the National Pollutant...

 

Karen Bass To Join Achievable Foundation's Summer Speaker Program

The Achievable Foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and adults with intellectual / developmental disabilities (I/DD) in L.A. County through specialized support and...

 

Rabbi Shapiro Reflects on Legacy of Elie Wiesel

"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not...

 

Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel, a holocaust survivor and who was awarded Nobel Peace Prize died on the morning of July 2, at his home in Manhattan at the age of 87. [In May 1944, the Hungarian authorities, under German...

 

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Out Of This World™

Prepare to blast off on an intergalactic adventure for space-age family fun as the ultimate circus experience launches into the future with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Out Of This World™. Audiences will take the helm to join the C...

 

CCUSD Names Tracy Pumilia Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Mina Shiratori Principal of El Marino

The Culver City Unified School District Board of Education has announced that it has selected El Marino Language School Principal Tracy Pumilia to serve as the District’s Director of Curriculum and Instruction. The Board also announced that El...

 

Culver's Rice receives University of Iowa degree.

Alexander Rice, a native of Culver City, received a MA-Psychological and Quantitative Foundations degree from the University of Iowa at the close of the spring 2016 semester...

 

West L.A. College Fields Undergo Repairs

This summer West L.A. College will be refurbishing its track. This will result in the football field and track being closed for a number of weeks. Although the closure is expected to happen sooner rather than later, a specific date has not yet been...

 

Elaine Goodyear Passes Away

On June 4th, 2016, at 10:25 am Elaine Goodyear passed away at her home on Motor Avenue in Culver City. Her caregiver and her son Greg were at her side. Elaine had been in failing health for the past...

 

Holocaust Survivor & Iconic La Developer Dies At 88

Jona Goldrich, founder of Goldrich & Kest, a 60-year-old real estate development and management firm with residential, commercial and other projects in California has died at 88. A holocaust survivor who escaped the Nazi invasion of Poland with his...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    July 7, 2016

Once Again Elite Free Agents Tell Lakers No

In discussing NBA free agent possibilities with colleagues who cover teams in other cities I find a consensus. My colleagues agree with me that the Lakers are kidding themselves by believing they...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    July 7, 2016

Durant Joins Warriors Hoping For A Championship

Kevin Durant played for the Seattle Sonics for a year and eight for the Oklahoma City Thunder for the last eight without winning a championship. He liked Oklahoma, he gave a million dollars to the...

 

Culver Little League Wins Again

Culver City Little League's Major All Star Team scored an 11-5 tournament victory over host Malibu Little League last Thursday. The Culver City bats were alive as batters reached base safely 21 times...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

The first word that comes to mind on watching writer/director Matt Ross's CAPTAIN FANTASTIC is "intelligent", quickly followed by "humor" and "heart", culminating in "beautiful storytelling." Ross...

 

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