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 By Fred Altieri    News    May 19, 2016 

Cooper Komatsu Advances to Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals!

Cooper Komatsu, the 13 year-old eighth grader, has once again proudly represented Culver City Middle School. This morning, Thursday, May 26, he advanced through the 4th - 7th rounds of the 2016...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 19, 2016 

Farewell LA Sports Arena: Thanks For The Memories

When a closing ceremony was held last Thursday for the official ending of the Los Angeles Sports Arena after 57years my mind wandered into the past. “I used to work there,” I told my friends. Then...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 12, 2016

Clippers Are Anxious To Negotiate With Their Many Free Agents

The Clippers blew a 3-1 series lead and lost a year ago in the NBA playoffs. They had a 2-0 lead this time and lost after their two biggest stars, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, were injured and ruled...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 5, 2016

Fred Altieri Will Cover The Rams For Observer

Before I write anything else about this I want to assure you readers that Fred Altieri will continue to provide his exceptional coverage of Culver City High sports for The Observer. Having said that...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 28, 2016

Exhausted Clippers Get Down To Their Final Hope

When the Clippers lost to the Portland Trail Blazers Wednesday night in Staples Center they became one defeat away from having their once-promising season come to an end. Trailing three games to two...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 28, 2016

ANATOMY OF A DISASTER -- Part 4

When I wrote Anatomy Of A Disaster four years ago I had no intention of repeating it the next season. But readers were so fed up with the Lakers’ demise they requested it. Then we had last season,...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 21, 2016

The Clippers Feel A Sense Of Urgency

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor After the Clippers won their first two playoff games this week Chris Paul had his mind on what happened in last season's playoffs. "Considering how last season ended...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 4, 2016

Griffin Is Back But How Effective Will He Be?

I went to Staples Center Sunday to see a basketball game. Instead, I saw a workout. Blake Griffin was returning to the Clippers after missing 45 games due to a broken hand, a torn quadriceps and a...

 
 Sports    March 24, 2016

Los Angeles To Host 2018 Nba All-Star Game

The NBA has announced that Los Angeles has been selected to host NBA All-Star 2018. The 67th annual game will take place at Staples Centeron Sunday, Feb. 18. This will mark the record sixth NBA All-Star in Los Angeles, which hosted in 2011, 2004, 198...

 
 Sports    March 3, 2016

Special Olympics World Games Named Top Local Sports Moment of 2015

The remarkably successful Special Olympics World Games, held in Los Angeles last summer, was named the top sports moment of 2015 at the 11th Annual LA Sports Awards, held last weekend at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. The LA Sports Awards are produced...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    February 25, 2016

Clippers Have High Hopes For Jeff Green

Last week at the NBA trading deadline the Clippers acquired 6-foot-9 forward Jeff Green from Memphis. It is being viewed as a trade that will help the Clippers because they’re finally replacing...

 
 By Bosmat Eynav    Sports    February 25, 2016

"Let's Not Lose The Sight Of What's Important"

As an Israeli citizen we unfortunately face a loss of loved ones on a regular basis. In my last visit to my country I experienced it personally when my precious 19-year-old cousin was stabbed in his...

 
 Sports    February 11, 2016

Griffin Suspended For Four Games

The following is a joint statement from L.A. Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Doc Rivers: The L.A. Clippers announced today that forward Blake Griffin has been suspended without pay for four games...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    February 4, 2016

Clippers Have A Dilemma With Griffin

As the Clippers ponder their decision about Blake Griffin they have to take into account the franchise’s history. They cannot escape the reality that there’s been a lot of trouble in the past...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 28, 2016

Clippers Statement on Blake Griffin

It has been reported that Clippers forward Blake Griffin suffered a broken hand from punching a member of the team's training staff in a restaurant in Toronto on the team's current trip. The...

 
 Sports    January 14, 2016

Blake Griffin Named 2015 Sportsman of the Year

The Los Angeles Sports Council has named Clippers star Blake Griffin as the 2015 Sportsman of the Year. Griffin will be honored at the 11th Annual LA Sports Awards, which will be held on Thursday, February 25 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Griffin is b...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 7, 2016

Now Those Daffy Clippers Are Winning

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Clippers have earned a reputation for being a talented team that can’t close out games. They blew a 19-point second half lead in their second round playoff...

 
 By Neil Rubenstein    Opinion    January 7, 2016

Gas Prices Should Stay Lower (Maybe)

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Every time we drive the four miles to Costco for gasoline I wear an ear-to ear-smile because these low prices screw Russia, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. Also, the...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 3, 2015

Former Laker Luke Walton Coaches Warriors To NBA Record

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Kobe Bryant and Luke Walton were teammates on the Lakers for nine years. Bryant says he's not surprised that Walton has done so well this season filling in for Steve...

 
 Sports    November 19, 2015

Olympic Stars Join Sports Council Board

Olympic gold medalists Apolo Anton Ohno and Lisa Fernandez are among six new members elected to the Los Angeles Sports Council’s board of directors for the 2016-17 term. Ohno competed in three Winter Olympic Games in short track speed skating, taki...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    November 12, 2015

Clippers Close Gap On Warriors

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor It's rare that an NBA game so early in the season would attract the attention this one did. But I decided to devote my entire column to the Clippers' 112-108 loss to...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    November 5, 2015

LA Sports Fans: Can It Be This Bad?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor This is Los Angeles. The Lakers have won 16 NBA championships. The Dodgers haven’t won a World Series since 1988 but they’ve won their division the last three...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 29, 2015

CLIPPERS PREVIEW: Is This The Year?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor We all know about the Clippers' history. They took a back seat to the Lakers for so many years. The Donald Sterling era was forgettable. But in the last few years...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 29, 2015

LAKERS PREVIEW: Playoffs are Unlikely Again

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Lakers’ annual goal used to be winning the NBA championship. They succeed 16 times to become one of the elite franchises in league history. That was then and thi...

 
 Sports    October 8, 2015

Champion Warriors Are Coming To SoCal

The NBA champion Golden State Warriors will be in Southern California soon. The Warriors will have three exhibition games, against the Lakers in San Diego on October 17, the Clippers at Staples Center Oct. 20 and the Lakers in Anaheim on Oct....

 

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