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 By Stephen Hadland    News    November 8, 2018 

CC VOTERS APPROVE TAX HIKES

To the surprise of few, Culver City residents approved a ¼% increase in the sales tax and a parcel tax put forward by the Culver City Unified School District Board of Trustees. Measure C which...

 

Measure C, D and K Commentary and Letters

Over the past several weeks the Culver City Observer has run letters, Columns and Commentaries on the on the tax increase measures on the November 6 ballot. In order to keep the citizens of Culver...

 

Shooting Near Culver Post Office

Last Thursday at about 4 PM, a group of four to five men had a confrontation near the intersection of Jefferson Blvd. and Machado Rd next to the Jefferson Post Office. The subjects ran into a nearby...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    August 9, 2018

Culver City Firefighters Battling Blazes Throughout California

After seven days on the fire lines at the Cranston Fire in Idyllwild, Strike Team XLA-1075A--consisting of 22 firefighters, five engine companies and a battalion chief--wearily headed north to fight o...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    August 9, 2018

Mitch Chortkoff Remembered

My friend, my coworker, my editor Mitch Chortkoff lost his battle with diabetes and related illnesses this week. He was 78. Mitch was a renowned sports writer in Los Angeles for 50 years. His knowledg...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    July 5, 2018

Angry Residents Confront Council

In an apparent effort to stave-off possible action by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Public Integrity Unit of alleged Brown Act violations, the Culver City Council has re-agenized a vote...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    June 21, 2018

CITY COUNCIL BLINKS

In an unprecedented move, the City Council has opted to review the procedure for mayoral and vice mayor selection, according to a letter from the City Attorney's office. The move was prompted by...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    May 31, 2018

Brown Act Violation?

The City Attorney of Culver City this week addressed the controversy that was sparked at the City Council installation and the alleged Brown Act violation. In a carefully worded statement, the city...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    May 17, 2018

Culver City to Join State in Sanctuary Lawsuit Against Feds

With many cities and several counties suing the State of California over the so called "Sanctuary City" law, the Culver City Council voted 3-1-1 to back the state with what is known as an Amicus...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    May 10, 2018

Voters Outrage Continues;Residents Exploring Recall

Is the Culver City Council embracing a progressive-elitist agenda? Last week, the new ultra-liberal council moved quickly, following the installation of the new councilmen, to control the agenda....

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    April 26, 2018

Culver City Trader Joe's Robbed

The Trader Joe's in downtown Culver City was robbed at gunpoint on Thursday, April 12. The thieves collected $4800 in cash from the store manager. Another Culver City Trader Joe's store, on Slauson...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    April 26, 2018

New Council Will Take Seats Monday Night

Newly elected councilmen Alex Fisch and Daniel Lee will be sworn in and take seats on the Culver City City Council Monday night. They will replace Jim Clarke and Jeff Cooper who we step down due to...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    April 26, 2018

COUNCIL VIOLATES POLICY

Shock and disgust were evident in the council chambers Monday night. Unity and kindness flew out the window as the council skipped over the next candidate scheduled to become Vice Mayor. Goran...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    April 19, 2018

Lee Headed Towards Victory

With almost 1600 provisional and Vote-by-mail ballots to be counted the second seat on the city council appeared to be up in the air. The second round of counting was held on Monday April 16 and...

 

No Place in Culver City For Character Assassination

EDITORIAL No Place in Culver City For Character Assassination The vicious and uncalled for personal attacks on two candidates running for City Council are reprehensible and deeply disturbing. What is...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    April 12, 2018

Election Over? Whoa Hold Up a Minute-Second Seat Still a Horse Race

Alex Fisch was elected to the Culver City City Council by voters on Tuesday. However with 1548 VBM and Provisional ballots still to be county Daniel Lee's 170 vote lead over Albert Vera could be erase...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    April 5, 2018

CUT POLICE & FIRE?

Through the various candidates' forums held throughout the city, we have put together a compilation on the four candidates with their views and positions on matters affecting Culver City While the...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    March 22, 2018

Retiring Mayor Takes a Look Back

Culver City Mayor Jeff Cooper was beaming as he addressed over 400 residents and business people on Tuesday at the annual Mayor's luncheon. "Culver City is at the cutting edge of cities around the...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    March 22, 2018

City Council Race Turns Ugly

The Culver City Observer has received an anonymous, inflammatory flyer that blasted two of the City Council candidates as lackeys of the local chamber of commerce. The campaign flyer, which was...

 
 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...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    March 1, 2018

Burglary Suspects Sought

The Culver City Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying two burglary suspects who burglarized a house in the studio estates section of Culver City last Saturday night. According...

 

Four Vie For Two Culver City Council Seats

Jeremy Green, Culver City Clerk announced that four residents have been certified as candidates for the Office of City Council Member to be elected by the voters of the City of Culver City. Voter...

 

ICE Agents Raid Culver City 7-Eleven

Despite Culver City declaring itself a “Sanctuary City” ICE agents raided one undisclosed Culver City 7/11 Wednesday. Agents descended on nearly 100 7-Eleven locations across the nation. DHS...

 

Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley – Thomas Resigns

Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley Thomas whose 54th Assembly district includes Culver City announced last week that he was resigning his seat effective December 31 due to undisclosed health issues. He had...

 

Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley – Thomas Resigns

Culver City Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley Thomas announced today (Wednesday) that he was resigning his seat effective December 31 due to undisclosed health issues. He had previously taken a two-week...

 

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