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Articles from the August 14, 2014 edition

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 News    August 14, 2014

Memorial Set for Coach and Civic Activist Rick Hudson

A memorial service and a Celebration of Life will be held Saturday August 16, at the Little League field located in Culver City's Bill Botts, honoring Rick Hudson. Hudson passed away unexpectedly on...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    August 14, 2014

Council Moves Forward on Apartment Smoking Ban

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter If you’re old enough you may remember the commercial from the days when cigarette ads were allowed on TV—“just a silly millimeter longer.” On August 11, th...

 
 News    August 14, 2014

BREAKING NEWS-Ed Little Dies

Former Culver City Councilman Ed Little died on Saturday according to informed sources. Little served as a director on the West Basin Water District Board until he resigned in may for health reasons. Little owned and operated Ed Little Auto Service...

 
 News    August 14, 2014

City Council Meeting in a Minute

Here are some highlights from the City Council meeting of August 11, 2014. At this meeting, the City Council: • Announced the appointment of Scott Bixby to the position of Police Chief and Dave Whit...

 
 News    August 14, 2014

CCFD Warns Culver Businesses

The Culver City Fire Department issued warning last week stating there are "Fire Inspection" companies contacting Culver City businesses and performing unwarranted inspections. Culver City Fire...

 
 News    August 14, 2014

Ahmed Tawfik Accepted to Army and Navy Academy

Ahmed Tawfik, son of Hossam and Rana Tawfil of Culver City, has been admitted to Army and Navy Academy, a military boarding school in Carlsbad, CA, for the 2014-2015 school year. He is one of the newest members of the Class of 2017.Army and Navy...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    August 14, 2014

State Legislators Drink the Happy Water in Sacramento

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Douglas Lydic, 29, escaped from a police car in December 2013 in Commodore, Pennsylvania while handcuffed. Prosecutors declined to charge him with fleeing since h...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    August 14, 2014

Dear Editor

I love the ninja turtle movies but I also love turtles. Real turtles are not ninjas, not appropriate pets for youngsters, and not legal to sell if their shells are less than 4 inches in diameter. Real...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 14, 2014

Samohi's Skaggs to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Tyler Skaggs, the Angels’ 23-year-old starting pitcher, will undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss the rest of this season and most likely all of next season....

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 14, 2014

A Woman Will Coach In the NBA

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The San Antonio Spurs are not only NBA champions they have the reputation of frequently being a few steps ahead of opponents in a variety of ways. I admire the Spurs...

 
 Sports    August 14, 2014

Clippers Plan Fan Festival Monday

In recognition of Steve Ballmer becoming the new owner of the Clippers the team will hold a Fan Festival Monday from 12”30 pm to 1:30 at Staples Center. Ballmer and Coach Doc Rivers will then meet with the media AT 1:30....

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    August 14, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: The Expendables 3

You know them. You love them. You have a kick-ass time with them. And they're back! Bigger and badder than ever, THE EXPENDABLES 3 has you breathless within the first 10 minutes, setting the stage for...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    Health    August 14, 2014

Kudos to Kaiser for Environmental Excellence

Sandra Coopersmith It should come as no surprise that Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center ("Kaiser"), which serves many in Culver City and surrounding communities, continues to garner...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    August 14, 2014

Culver Employees Get a Raise

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter The hard times and belt-tightening Culver City has experienced for the last few years looks to be over, as the city has negotiated a new contract with general serv...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    August 14, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: The Hundred Foot Journey

To paraphrase screenwriter Steven Knight, "Food is memories". Since the days of a feeble Oliver Twist innocently saying "Please sir, I want some more" to Scarlet O'Hara infamously avowing "I'll never...

 
 Arts    August 14, 2014

Kentwood Players Announces Auditions for "INTO THE WOODS"

Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for the Tony Award winning musical "Into the Woods" with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine, on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from...