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Articles from the December 19, 2013 edition

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 By Fred Altieri    Sports    December 19, 2013

Following Slow Start, Culver Football Took Off

(EDITOR’s NOTE: Fred Altieri takes us through the Culver City High football season in this two-part series.) PART 1 By Fred Altieri Observer Reporter Culver City High football 2013 is now history...

 News    December 19, 2013

NORAD Tracks Santa Heading Towards United States

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 By Steve Finley    Sports    December 19, 2013

UCLA Must Rebound To Compete with The Best

By Steve Finley Special to the Observer The UCLA men's basketball team is 9-1 going into a season-defining game against national power Duke University Thursday at Madison Square Garden in New York....

 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 19, 2013

How Good Can The Clippers Be???

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor After the Clippers set a franchise record for victories in a season Vinny del Negro was fired as coach. There was the matter of the Clippers losing in the first round...

 News    December 19, 2013

City Council Meeting in a Minute

• Received a Presentation of a Plaque from the American Public Works Association Related to the City's Jefferson Boulevard Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Improvements Project at Hetzler Road. • App...

 News    December 19, 2013

Woman's Club Sponsors Wrapping Booth

For the third year the Culver City Woman’s Club will sponsor a Christmas Wrapping Booth at the Westside Pavilion Mall, 10800 West Pico Blvd. The booth will be staffed by members and volunteers and will be open from Friday, December 20 to Tuesday,...

 News    December 19, 2013

Holiday Schedule

The office of the Culver City Observer will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24 & 25 for the Christmas Holiday. The deadline for submission of news stories, display advertising and classified advertising will be Friday December 20 at 5...

 By Lynne Bronstein    News    December 19, 2013

State Releases Money For Culver Projects

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter Culver City has a long list of projects slated for development, a list that began while the Redevelopment Agency still existed. Since the dissolution of California...

 By Lynne Bronstein    News    December 19, 2013

School Board Welcomes New-Look Members

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter Seats were packed in the Mike Balkman Council Chamber at City Hall as three Culver City School Board members were sworn in at the Board's Tuesday night meeting....

 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    December 19, 2013

Movie Review - Homefront

There couldn't be a more appropriate film to hit theatres this Thanksgiving weekend than HOMEFRONT. Based on Chuck Logan's best selling novel, HOMEFRONT is rooted in hearth and home. Adapted for the...

 By Culver City Police Department    News    December 19, 2013

Police Blotter

Crime Blotter for December 3 through December 9. Residential Burglary: On December 4 at 3:15 pm, officers responded to the 4100 block of Commonwealth Avenue regarding a burglary investigation. The...

 Arts    December 19, 2013

Kentwood Announces "Fiddler on the Roof" Auditions

Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for the Tony Award winning musical "Fiddler on the Roof" with book by Joseph Stein, lyrics by Jerry Bock, and music by Sheldon Harnick. The auditions will be...

 By John Nachbar    News    December 19, 2013

City Manager's Update

City Manager’s Office • Great News on Redevelopment Projects – Major progress has been made in the City’s efforts to complete its remaining projects stemming from the State’s dissolution of...

 Arts    December 19, 2013

New Douglas Christmas Play Opens

The Second City's "A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!" opens this Thursday, December 12 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/ Kirk Douglas Theatre in culver City. Written by Second City alumni...

 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 19, 2013

Money? No Problem: Dodgers Sign Wilson

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Detroit Tigers were mighty good last season except for the fatal flaw of not having a premier closer. It made a lot of sense when they negotiated with free agent...

 News    December 19, 2013

Lions Club Supports Culver Schools

Culver City Lions Club President Bob Nila (third from left) presents a $2,000 check to Leslie Adler, Executive Director, Culver City Education Foundation from proceeds gained from a community summer...

 News    December 19, 2013

What If Godzilla Just Wanted a Hug? book signing with local author Darrell Fusaro

Pauline Books & Media will host a book signing with Culver City resident Darrell Fusaro, Author of What If Godzilla Just Wanted a Hug? On Saturday, December 21 from 2 pm to 4 at 3908 Sepulveda...

 By Stephen Hadland    News    December 19, 2013

Baldwin Hills Dam Collapse Marks 50 Years

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher Saturday will mark the 50th anniversary of The Baldwin Hills Reservoir collapse. The reservoir served as a water storage basin located on a just west of LaBrea...

 Sports    December 19, 2013

Dodgers Announce Spring Schedule

The Dodgers announce their 2014 Spring Training schedule with their sixth season of Cactus League play beginning on Thursday, February 27 against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Camelback Ranch –...

 By Culver City Police Department    News    December 19, 2013

Police Blotter

Stolen Vehicle: On December 11 at 10:35 am, officers responded to the 4300 block of Globe Avenue regarding a stolen vehicle. The officers met with the victim who told them the following; her daughter...