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Culver Man In Deadly Crash Identified

The Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office on Friday released the names of three people killed in a head-on collision last week on Pacific Coast Highway just south of Mugu Rock. Scott Hart, 38, from...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    July 13, 2017

Can We Live If Oceans Die?

"Everything on our planet is connected and the fear is we're taking out a huge piece." "Do do we need forests? Do we need trees? Do we need reefs?" Do you care? Coral reefs are dying. Everywhere....

 

Culver Man Guilty of Assault

James Anthony Hansen, 33 of Culver City entered the plea to one felony count of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury on Thursday, July 6, He was responsible for sucker punching a homeless man at a Metro station in...

 

A ROCKIN' RELAY!

"A joyful experience awaits you." That was the message in the fortune cookie accompanying the order I picked up in April from a nearby Chinese restaurant, and I remember thinking, "How appropriate!"...

 

The Lennon Family Legacy Concert

Charity Donations Include: My Stuff Bags Foundation (mystuffbags.org); The Harvest Home (theharvesthome.org); and Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club (smbwc.org) Tickets are now on sale for The Lennon Famil...

 

"King Of The Yees" Opens At Douglas Theatre July 16

The world premiere production of "King of the Yees" will open at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City on Sunday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. Written by Lauren Yee, directed by Joshua...

 

Dodgers Have Best Record In Baseball So Far

The All-Star break is over as teams resumed play on Friday. The Dodgers hope they can continue being dominant the rest of the way. The Dodgers, at 61-29, have the best record in baseball this season....

 

Fire Chief To Present Culver City Fire Department History

Soon after Culver City was incorporated in 1917 the Culver City Fire Department was created. So as we continue to commemorate the city's centennial, we also recognize the first responders that have...

 

Woman's Club Plans Annual Picnic

The Culver City Woman's Club is having its Annual Picnic on Monday, July 31 at Carlson Park, Motor & Braddock in Culver City from 11 am to 4 pm. There will be a lot of food, Bingo games and a...

 

Karina Baker Of Culver City Makes The Dean's List

Karina Baker of Culver City, who is studying public policy, made the Dean's List for the 2017 spring semester at Rochester Institute of Technology. Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible...

 

Culver's Reynolds Graduates from Tulane

Tulane University awarded degrees to nearly 2,800 graduates on May 20 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Devin Reynolds of Culver City earned a Bachelor Science Architecture degree from...

 

Scott J. Hart

Scott J. Hart, 38 of Culver City, formerly of Montoursville, Pennsylvania died unexpectedly on July 5 in an automobile accident. Born April 26, 1979, in Montoursville, he was the son of David C. and Sandra L. Hart (deceased). Scott had a love of spor...

 

Leaf Blower Ban

The city council will consider enacting a ban on leaf blowers at its July 24 meeting whose noise level exceeds 65 decibels. The ordinance would prohibit both the Sale and Use of those Leaf Blowers....

 

Culver Football Excels In Santa Fe Tournament

The Culver City High Centaurs continued their dominance in the passing tournaments in Southern California this past weekend when they blew through most of the competition in the Santa Fe “7 on 7” Tournament on Saturday, July 8. The tournament...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    July 13, 2017

Culver City Football is Still Looking To Improve

Although the Culver City football team has performed at a high level this summer in passing league games they realize they must improve if they expect to compete for league and CIF championships in...

 

Culver Resident & Legendary Track Coach Jim Bush Dies

Legendary UCLA track & field coach Jim Bush passed away on Monday, July 10 at his home in Culver City. He was 90. Bush, who coached at UCLA for 20 years (1965-84), elevated the Bruin program to one of the most outstanding in the United States,...

 

Culver Beats Alumni in Annual Game

Ever since former Culver City High football head coach and current athletic director Tom Salter took over the football program in 1999 the varsity players have periodically staged a varsity verses...

 

Kid Scoop Covers The LA Film Festival

By: Lauren Berger The LA Film Festival shone a bright light on 2017’s Future Filmmakers. An annual contest, Future Filmmakers celebrates the artistic achievements of budding film producers worldwide. Selected from a pool of more than 700 short...

 

"Future Filmakers" Do Interesting Work

By Devyn Hackett Correspondent for KSM Kid Scoop Media I attended the Future Filmmakers Program at the LA Film Festival on June 17 as a first time reporter for Kid Scoop Media. The films showcased were made by high school students, or “future filmm...

 

Lakers' John Black Wins SPLAVER/McHUGH Award

John Black, who led the Los Angeles Lakers’ Public Relations Department for more than 27 years before being replaced recently has been named the recipient of the Brian McIntyre Trophy as the 2017 Splaver/McHugh “Tribute to Excellence” Award...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    July 13, 2017

Sparks Hope Home Court Advantage Pays Off

The Los Angeles Sparks began their longest home-stand of the season last Thursday when they faced Connecticut. They play three more home games starting with Monday's game against Indiana at 7:30 p.m....

 

Clippers Sign Griffin For Five Years, $173 Million

Anyone who thought the Clippers would fade away by losing exceptional point guard Chris Paul should think again. Recovering quickly, the Clippers got Paul to sign a new Clipper contract for a few days...

 

Golden State Water Company Announces A+ Water Quality

Golden State Water Company has released its 2016 Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR), which highlight that the drinking water provided to customers across the company's 39 water systems met all state and federal water quality standards throughout...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: LADY MACBETH

Despite the title, and a few suspicious deaths and machinations of intrigue and deceit, you will find no mention of Shakespeare in this visceral, yet austere, telling of LADY MACBETH as screenwriter...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Arts    July 13, 2017

Three Big Concerts Are Coming Up

Three concerts that you don't want to miss are landing at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills and The Rose in Pasadena this coming weekend. On July 14 singer/songwriter/musician/actor Chris Isaak...

 

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