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Articles from the January 7, 2016 edition

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Services Scheduled For Long Time Culver Resident and Chicago White Sox Star

Longtime Culver City resident James (Jim) McAnany died on December 16 at the age of 79. A memorial mass is scheduled for Saturday, January 9 at 11 am at St. Peter Cleaver Catholic Church, 2380 Stow...

 

Council Race Begins With Eight Potential Runners

Eight Culver City residents took the first step toward becoming candidates in April’s city council election. Goran Eriksson, Meghan Sahli-Wells, Thomas Aujero Small, Marcus G. Tiggs, Jay B. Garacochea, Scott Wyant, Daniel Lee and Joseph L. Stone,...

 

Free Sandbags Are Available at CCFD

With three storms arriving this week the Culver City Fire Department is urging residents to be prepared. Free sandbags are available to Culver City residents at Fire Station 1 located at 9600 Culver...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    January 7, 2016

Culver Basketball Girls Face Rebuilding Year

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter No one said it was going to be easy. The Culver City High girls basketball program has enjoyed unprecedented success, league titles and a CIF Division II Championship...

 

Joe Torre To Receive Selig Leardership Award

Hall of Fame manager and MLB executive Joe Torre will receive the Allan H. “Bud” Selig Executive Leadership Award at the 13th annual Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation’s “In the Spirit of the Game” Fundraiser Saturday, Jan. 16, 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...

 

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...

 

Republican Party Meeting Scheduled

The Republican Party County Central Committee 54th Assembly District Board meets every second Tuesday of the month. This month they will meet on January 12 at Lenny's Deli, 2379 Westwood Blvd. from...

 

Thomas Small Invites Community To Campaign Kick-Off Event Sunday

Thomas Small invites all interested residents to his campaign kick-off event and celebration this Sunday, January 10 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the home of David and Diana Hauptman, 8925 Carson St.,...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    January 7, 2016

Smart and Spicy

"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be." I didn't get it the first time I saw this quotation by Abraham Lincoln. I thought it made no sense. It makes sense to me now. I've...

 

Canyon Club To Welcome Eddie Money

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter Eddie “Two Tickets To Paradise” Money makes at stop on his 2016 concert tour on January 29 at The Canyon Club. With over 28 million records sold worldwide,...

 

UCLA, USC Basketball Teams Struggle On The Road

By Myke Williams Sports Reporter The UCLA Bruins and USC Trojan men’s basketball teams hope their home courts will provide that extra push into the victory circle this week when they take on the Arizona schools. Last weekend their trips to the...

 

Dodgers Sign Pitcher Brandon Beachy

The Dodgers have signed free-agent right-handed pitcher Brandon Beachy to a one-year contract. Beachy, 29, has gone 14-12 with a 3.36 ERA in 48 Major League starts in five seasons with Atlanta (2010-13) and Los Angeles (2015), missing significant...

 

Master Chorale's Holiday Concerts Entertain As Usual

Grant Gershon, esteemed Artistic Director/Conductor of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), filled the Walt Disney Concert Hall with his passion and joy as they presented their annual holiday...

 

Peter Cetera Is Coming To The Saban Theatre

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter Peter Cetera, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, has had two distinct musical careers. From 1968 thru 1986 he was the front-man, songwriter, and bass player...

 

Lakers' Recent Winning Streak Weakens Their Lottery Position

By Mitch Chortkoff It's not a pleasant subject among NBA folks. But it can't be ignored. Teams hopelessly out of playoff contention can benefit from falling even further behind because the lower they...

 

Styx Is Next at The Saban Theatre

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter On January 14 Styx and their front-man, Tommy Shaw, along with James "JY" Young, Lawrence Gowan, Todd Sucherman and Ricky Phillips (along with the occasional surp...

 

Council Meeting In A Minute

Here are some highlights from the City Council meeting of January 4, 2016. At this meeting, the City Council: • Presented a commendation to Angelica Castaneda Miles. • Presented a proclamation in...

 

Open House At WLA College Jan 12

People who have been considering starting or returning to college for a while often enroll during the Spring semester as part of their New Year's resolutions. University freshmen who left their campus...

 
 By John Nachbar    News    January 7, 2016

Report To The People

City Manager's Update By John Nachbar Community Development Department • Parcel B and Town Plaza Project City Council Action Proposed for December 21st – The City of Culver City has been working w...

 

Culver City Suffers Major Power Outage

Fortunately, the Grinch arrived in Culver City little late this year as power was lost to Sunkist Park and major portions of Sepulveda Boulevard on Saturday December 26. Power was restored at 1:18am Sunday morning. According to Southern California...

 

Lions Club Presents Excellence Awards

Golden State Water representatives (from left) Victor Pelayo and Bob Nila, and Culver Center Flowers owner Mike Eskridge (at far right) display Awards of Excellence presented by the Culver City Lions...

 

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