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 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    July 12, 2018 

Saint Paul of Culver City

By Sandra Coopersmith When it comes to hands-on involvement in helping the poor and homeless, Paul Ehrlich, whom I would definitely rate as one of the good guys, is no slacker. Every Saturday morning...

 

Services Scheduled For Efrem Violin

Services have been scheduled for longtime resident and community activist Efrem Jules Violin. Born on May 24, 1927 Efrem passed away on June 21. He was 91. Services will be held at 11am on Monday June 25 at Hillside Memorial Park in Culver City....

 
 By Joseph Alvarez    News    June 14, 2018

NASCAR at The White House

I suppose Facebook can be good for something.... even though my parents say it's good for nothing. My mom belongs to a group where an opportunity went out to looking for a kid interested in being a...

 

Last Surviving 'Wizard of Oz' Munchkin Dies

Jerry Maren, the last surviving Munchkin from the classic movie "The Wizard of Oz" that was filmed at MGM in Culver City, had died at the age of 99. In the film, Maren played the green-garbed member...

 

"Celebration of Life" Scheduled for Mary Ellen Fernandez

Mary Ellen Fernandez was born to Duane and Helen Bales in Santa Monica on August 19,1936 and graduated from Santa Monica High School in 1954. She married Leonard Maisch in 1955 and their children, Deb...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    March 8, 2018

Services Held For Former Mayor Steven Rose

When I received the call on Monday at 2:40 pm that my good friend Steven Rose had succumbed to leukemia it felt like someone took the air out of the room I was in. Like many others in Culver City we...

 

Judge Antonio Barreto, Jr. Dies at 66

Antonio (Tony) Barreto, Jr., long-time Culver City resident and retired judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court, passed away in the loving presence of his family on January 15, 2018, after suffering...

 

Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Vice President Elana Wien Awarded Wexner Field Fellowship -------------

Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Vice President Elana Wien Awarded Wexner Field Fellowship ------------- _________________________________________________________ The Jewish Community...

 

Joan Agajanian Quinn Recipient Of The 2017 Ellis Island Medal Honored

The Los Angeles affiliate of the Armenian International Women's Association (AIWA) will honor Joan Agajanian Quinn, the recipient of the 2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honor at a luncheon on Saturday,...

 

Hope Parrish Named Historical Society President

On Wednesday, January 17, 2018 former Vice President of Programs Hope M. Parrish will be taking the helm of the Culver City Historical Society as its next president. Hope is a third-generation motion...

 

Tracy Blom Dies

Longtime Culver City resident Tracy Blom died at Southern California Hospital Culver City (formerly Brotman). he worked at his father's plumbing company Ray Blom Plumbing in Culver City. According to several sources he underwent back surgery....

 

Altars and All About Dia de Los Muertos

by Keira Mohammed Kid Scoop Media Correspondent Age 11, CCMS student Dia de Los Muertos is a day to celebrate the dead and a time for the spirits to come and rejoin the living. On my first Kid Scoop...

 

An Afternoon with Vaccine Pioneers

Since the beginning of time we have gone over hurdles and hurdles of different diseases. Today, many of those hurdles have already been jumped. Two of these hurdles were Measles and HIV/AIDS. Today I...

 

Las Vegas Shooting Victim Recovering

Kortney Spencer, a speech teacher at Farragut Elementary School in Culver City, was one of a reported 500 victims in the Las Vegas Shooting on October 1. Her sister Jodi Spencer Goldberg has set up a...

 

CULVER CITY TEACHER SHOT IN LAS VEGAS

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher The Culver City Unified School District has confirmed that Farragut Elementary School Speech Teacher Kortney Spencer was one of the shooting victims in the Las...

 

Getting the Scoop at LA Loves Alex's Lemonade

Once a year famous chefs from all around the United States band together on the UCLA campus to have a big fair with lots of different foods from all different restaurants at the LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade event. But the goal isn’t money or fame -...

 

Politicon: The Comic-Con of politics

I recently attended Politicon, the Comic Con of Politics, where politically conscious people convene to have educated conversations about politics. Politicon took place onthe 29th and 30th of July at the Pasadena Convention Center. This was its...

 

Festivities Wrap up Centennial Celebration

Birthday Party in the Park The final week of Culver City’s yearlong birthday party has arrived as the city turns 100 years old. Beginning Saturday September 16, the Centennial Committee is holding a Birthday Party in the Park from 11 am until 3...

 

Vince Motyl Dies

Long time Culver City resident Vince Motyl passed away today, Wednesday, at 2;30 this afternoon at Cedars Sinai Hospital. He had undergone surgery earlier in the week. Vince was a city commissioner on the civil Service Commission and an active...

 

Vince Motyl Dies

Long time Culver City resident Vince Motyl passed away on Wednesday, at 2;30 this afternoon at Cedars Sinai Hospital He had undergone surgery earlier in the week Vince was a city commissioner on the civil Service Commission and an active member of...

 

New Acting Coach at ITA Productions in Culver City

Peter Budevski was a source of constant help to me as we made "the Terminal" together. –Tom Hanks He was a welcome presence on the set, and was never short of ideas. I hope I have a chance to work...

 

Governor Appoints De Herrer To State Board

Paula Amezola De Herrera, 41, of Culver City has been appointed to the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians by Governor Jerry Brown. Amezola De Herrera has been a master of public health career services coordinator and...

 
 By Devlyn Hackett    News    July 20, 2017

Kid Scoop Reviews Food And Wine Festival

Kid Scoop Media attended the Culver City Food & Wine Festival at the Courtyard Marriott. This was one of the many events marking the Culver City Centennial. There was definitely a celebratory atmosphere with live music playing and lots of food and...

 

Services For Madeline Ehrlich Scheduled

All are welcome at a Celebration of Life. Last Friday, July 21, surrounded by family in her home in Culver City Madeline Ehrlich lost her two -month fight with lymphoma and leukemia. She was born 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!"...

 

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