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Articles from the July 31, 2012 edition

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 News    July 31, 2012

Local Man Kills Himself

By David W. Myers, Contributing Editor A 57-year-old Westside man apparently took his own life earlier this week outside the landmark Sony Pictures Plaza building in Downtown Culver City, according to police officials. Officers were called to the...

 News    July 31, 2012

Culver Resident Welcomes Grandson

Joselyn Pacheco of Culver City proudly welcomes a grandson, Pierce Lamar Arnold Holbert, seven pounds, one ounce. The father is Errick Holbert, the mother Miquelle Pacheco. “I love living in this small town. It is cozy and warm,” says...

 News    July 31, 2012

Kirk, Anne Douglas Donate To Theatre In Culver

Last week 95-year-old actor Kirk Douglas said he is pledging $50 million to five organizations around the country. The exact amount that will go to each has not been disclosed but a portion will go to the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. The...

 News    July 31, 2012

Dear Editor, City Council

This month at our regularly scheduled Culver City Democratic Club meeting Mayor Weissman gave us an overview of the budget problems and elicited comments re same. The way it was presented felt like it was an "act of God" that had befallen us and we...

 News    July 31, 2012

West Nile Virus Hits Culver Again

West Nile Virus Hits Culver Again A dead bird (American Crow) collected in Culver City has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). WNV is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they first feed on...

 News    July 31, 2012


In this day and age, especially, and from those of us non-perked, non-pensioned, non-civil servant, we must be very careful to ask where the tax money goes, and where increased tax money goes in those respects. M. Lessen Culver Ci...

 News    July 31, 2012

Dear Editor

How refreshing to read an editorial stating we need to reduce city expenses rather than raise taxes. (Chamber Wrong in Rush to Support Tax Increase, July 12, 2012) There are currently 450 Culver City employees making over $85,000/year when you...

 News    July 31, 2012

Nature Master Plan Workshop Coming

Residents, community organizations and interested stakeholders are invited to attend the second community meeting on August 8 from 7 pm to 9 to help envision a nature center master plan at the former Ohr Eliyahu Academy site, 5950 Stoneyview Drive,...

 News    July 31, 2012

Experts Ready For EarthFest At West LA

Experts Ready For EarthFest At West LA r Presentations by experts on fracking, green jobs and construction, and water reclamation will be part of the free activities at the Seventh Annual EarthFest LA at West Los Angeles College in Culver City on...

 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    July 31, 2012

Watch Out For Revamped Clippers

The Lakers have created headlines by acquiring Steve Nash and pursuing Dwight Howard. But quietly, the Clippers have been doing everything right, and right now they have a superior roster. It’s only...

 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    July 31, 2012

Querrey Wins Third Title at UCLA

Sam Querrey has now become a three-time champion (2009, 2010, 2012) at the annual Farmers Classic men’s professional tennis tournament held at UCLA’s Straus Stadium. He beat Lithuanian challenger...

 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    July 31, 2012

Redd Leaves Penn State for USC

USC, which lost several football players two years ago when the NCAA penalized the Trojans, got one back this week. Silas Redd, a running back who gained 1241 yards and scored seven touchdowns for...