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A Message from the Culver City Police Department

The message which follows is the compete message received by the Culver City Observer. The Culver City Police Department is closely following the trial involving former Minneapolis Police Officer...

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Suspects In 7-Eleven Armed Robberies Caught While Holding Up Third Location

Culver City police have arrested both suspects in two armed robberies at 7-Eleven while they were trying to rob a third 7-Eleven on Sunday morning. According to the Culver City Police Department, two...

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CCUSD Supt. Leslie Lockhart Announces Her Retirement After 23 Years in the District

CCUSD Superintendent Leslie Lockhart announced this week that she will be retiring from the school district after 23 years, including four years as superintendent. "As many of you know, I have had...

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Culver City Trader Joe's Robber Indited

Grand Jury Indicts Huntington Park Man in Alleged Three-Month Robbery Spree Targeting 15 Trader Joe's Grocery Stores Last Friday A federal grand jury named a Huntington Park man in a 21-count...

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Culver City Council Approves Guiding Principles for Housing Element Update

Council met this week to discuss guiding principles for its "Housing Element" update that, among other stipulations, call for the city to identify "sites zoned to accommodate at least four on-site...

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Culver City Secondary Schools to Reopen For In-Person Instruction Beginning April 19

It's official. Culver City secondary schools will reopen their classrooms for in-person, hybrid learning beginning next Monday, April 19, district officials announced this week. In letters to...

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Facing Pushback, City Council Delays Vote on 'Hero Pay' Mandate

It may be a while before Culver City grocery and drug store workers will receive their "hero pay" increase. At its Monday night meeting, the City Council discussed an ordinance that mandates a...

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ADA SoCal Endorses Dallas Fowler for Assembly

Th Americans for Democrat action (ADA) SoCal has endorsed Dallas Fowler for Assembly District 54 in the special election of May 18th. Dallas is a Progressive and a Berniecrat and doesn't answer to...

Council to Ban 'Weaponized' Items at Protests Poles, sticks, glass bottles were used as weapons during May 2020 riots in Santa Monica

By Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer The Santa Monica City Council will consider at its April 13 meeting an emergency ordinance which would ban certain items that “can be weaponized” at public assemblies and community events. “There is an...

'Right to Counsel' Program to Help Tenants Facing Evictions

By Samuel Alioto The City of Santa Monica this week launched its pilot Right to Counsel project, an initiative to provide legal assistance and support for tenants facing eviction amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will help address what is...

Local Briefs

4.0 Earthquake at 4:44 am. A 3.3 magnitude earthquake rattled the southern Los Angeles area early Monday morning, followed by a 4.0 magnitude quake less than half an hour later, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The 3.3 magnitude quake hit...

Pacific Park Limited Reopening

By Alyssa Erdley After more than a year of forced closure, the Pacific Park amusement park on the Santa Monica Pier has reopened. With the county entering the red, and then the orange tiers of public health restrictions, more sectors of the economy...

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Santa Monica Ranked Among Top 5 Beach Towns in the U.S.

By Jack Simon Santa Monica may not be as renowned as Hollywood and Beverly Hills but a report from Stacker has revealed the home to Third Street Promenade, the Pier and a sun-drenched coastline was...

Santa Monica Backing Spanish Language Translation Plan for City Info and Meetings

By Jack Simon Maintaining that “10% of Santa Monica residents speak Spanish at home,” the City Council has backed a motion calling for all city information be disseminated in Spanish as well as English “to ensure that language justice has a...

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Suns Out, Surfs Up as Covid Retreats

AP and Observer Staff Santa Monica police limited access to the Pier on Easter Sunday, a result of crowds, mostly wearing masks, that tried to access the 120 year old wooden structure. Even with...

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Culver City football wins Bay League championship

Showtime Centaurs! Bay League Champions! For the first time in a decade Bay League Football has a new champion as Culver City High rallied to beat perennial power Palos Verdes High, 42-28, last...

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Apple Valley to battle Culver City in final game of the season

Quarterback Zevi Eckhaus threw for 364 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Culver City Centaurs to come from behind 42-28 victory over the Palos Verde Sea Kings in a Bay League high school football...

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Rondo is making his presence felt on the Clippers

By Eric Lambkins II Sports Reporter When the Clippers recently traded Lou Williams to Atlanta for Rajon Rondo some basketball experts questioned the move, Now, it may have helped both teams,...

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The Pac-12 Conference is back on top

In the past thirty days, the Pac-12 Conference has had a time to remember. The much-maligned conference, often ridiculed by their friends in the east, have put together a memorable run of success in...

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LAFC Ready for Season Opener This Saturday

Los Angeles Football Club wrapped up its two-match preseason series with the New England Revolution last Saturday, rallying for a 3-3 draw as head coach Bob Bradley prepared his squad for this...

Booster Club event set for Saturday at 7 p.m.

The Culver City Booster Club will hold a Virtual Beer and Bingo Fundraiser on Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets to the event are $50. “The student athletes have had to adapt to changes this year and so has the Booster Club,” said Culver City Athletic...

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Board Member Responds to Recall

This petition against me is categorically false, mean-spirited, and harmful to our exemplary school district. The recall is baseless and does not serve our students or the voters of Santa Monica and...

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Time to Move Out of Santa Monica

by Corva Corvax A Logical Opinion Dressed up in the language of compassion and social justice, the City Council's vote on March 30 to accommodate 6,168 affordable housing units, 70% of whatever new...

CCUSD's Music Education Program Earns National Recognition … Again!

For the second year in a row, the Culver City Unified School District has earned the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 22nd year, the Best...

Arclight, Pacific Theaters Shuttered Permanently Includes Popular Downtown Culver City Screens

After shutting our doors more than a year ago, The Decurion Corporation, owners of Pacific and Arclight Theaters announced we news that Pacific will not be reopening its Arclight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres locations. This was not the outcome...

Cabeza de Vaca Cultural Dance School

Spring is in the Air! Cabeza de Vaca Cultural Dance School invites you to join us for Folklorico Fitness. We are currently teaching 2 outdoor Dance classes in Santa Monica. Mondays 2:45 pm- Contact us for Location Tuesdays 5:30 pm @ The Famous...

California State Parks Foundation Will Hold the launch of virtual Earth Day Climate Action

The California State Parks Foundation, a statewide member-supported nonprofit, and REI Co-op, the specialty outdoor retailer with 29 location in California, announce the launch of virtual Earth Day Climate Action, a month long activation to inspire...

Oceanic Global's LA Hub Earth Day Beach Cleanup!

About this Event Join Oceanic Global's Los Angeles Hub this #EarthWeek for a socially-distant beach cleanup at Toes Beach in Playa del Rey on Sunday, April 25th from 10AM-12PM PST! *This event is family-friendly, all kids are welcome! Please wear a...

Airport-Marina Group Zoom Meeting

Join Us Tuesday, April 20th 7-8:30 pm Presenter(s) Margot Griswold with Jonathan Coffin Margot Griswold, Ph.D. is a restoration ecologist with over 27 years of experience in habitat restoration. Soils, landscape position, and hydrology, coupled...

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Remember Recycling in your Daily Living

You recycle bottles and cans at home. You reduce and reuse paper at work and school. You compost your food scraps, and collect rain water for your garden. You save your fluorescent light bulbs and...

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Window Solar Panels for Apartments

Offsetting your entire apartment's energy use isn't the only way to go solar. One way to step into solar energy, keep life simple, and add a fashionable piece to your home is to buy a window solar...

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