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2020 NFL Power Rankings – Week 16

1. Kansas City Chiefs (13-1): Tight end Travis Kelce made the Pro Bowl, as usual, and is in a position to become the first tight end ever to the lead the NFL in receiving yardage. Kelce is currently...

 

'PLEASE STAY STRONG,' URGES MAYOR ALEX FISCH

One would be hard put to find idle moments in Alex Fisch's day. Culver City's new mayor, who was elected to the City Council in April of 2018, brings considerable background to his position, as set...

 

Covid-19 Deaths Surpasses 11,000 in County as Hospitalizations Increase to Critical Levels

Los Angeles County broke more Covid-19 records this week as it continues to report more than 200 deaths daily and a "huge strain on the emergency medical system." Public Health announced that 11,328...

 

Dawn Wells Succumbs to Covid 19

Dawn Wells Mary Ann, who survived being shipwrecked on the television sitcom Gilligan's island in the 1960's has died. She played the wholesome Mary Ann among a misfit band of shipwrecked castaways...

 

Local Hospitals Experience Upsurge in Patients

Culver City reported 21 new cases for a total of 1,403 cases and 1 new death for a total of 43 deaths. In Los Angeles County there have been more than 1,000 COVID-related deaths in the past week,...

 

New California Laws in 2021

Every year, hundreds of new California laws take effect Jan. 1, reflecting the trials and tribulations of the previous year. Here a few of the new laws taking effect in 2021: Minimum wage going up Employers must pay a minimum wage of $14 per hour, a...

 

Supervisors Appoint Carbajal to Lead Department of Consumer and Business Affairs

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today voted to appoint Rafael Carbajal as the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs. "From helping struggling businesses and...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    January 7, 2021

Politician Ignore COVD- 19 Restrictions

Dear Editor, Take this pop quiz: What do Governor Gavin Newsom, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, and San Jose Mayor Sam...

 

Come Join the Fun!

Ready to start the new year off right? From fitness and wellness to arts and music, there’s a class for everyone in the family to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Classes Start Monday LA county Parks help you with your new year’s goals. W...

 

Sister City Committee Presents

The Culver City Sister City Committee invites the public to its annual picnic, a Fiesta in the Park, on Sunday, September 9, from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Veterans Park picnic area. Cost is $15 per person ($10 for 16 and under); Mexican...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    January 7, 2021

Chargers fire head coach Anthony Lynn

Despite closing out the 2020 regular season with a four-game winning streak, the Los Angeles Chargers have decided to part ways with head coach Anthony Lynn after four seasons at the helm. Lynn was...

 

USC's Hufanga among Award Nominees

The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced today five Finalists for the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award. The Award is presented annually to the most outstanding college...

 

RAMS PICK'EM TO PROVIDE FANS A CHANCE TO WIN UP TO $1 MILLION IN FREE-TO-PLAY PREDICTIONS PLAYOFF COMPETITION

Fans May Register to Play at www.TheRams.com/pickem The Los Angeles Rams are inviting fans to test their football instincts during the NFL Playoffs with Rams Pick'em, presented by Pechanga Resort...

 

UCLA's Onyenwere Named Pac-12 Player of the Week

Michaela Onyenwere has earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors, the Conference office announced Monday. It's the third-career weekly honor for Onyenwere and the 63rd all-time for UCLA Women's...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    January 7, 2021

Recruiting spotlight shines bight on Centaur student-athletes

The coronavirus has disrupted high school sports like the Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald creates havoc in an opponent's backfield. Every month good and bad information comes out of the CIF...

 

Amazon donates $250,000 to the Culver City Education Foundation

CULVER The Culver City Education Foundation (CCEF) announced a $250,000 contribution from Amazon to support the much-needed renovation of an outdoor space for the primary campus of the Office of Child Development within the Culver City Unified School...

 

USC lands the top football recruit in the Nation

By Bill Seals The Pac-12 conference is back. Five-star defensive end Korey Foreman has decided to take his talents to USC and become a Trojan. Foreman, the top ranked player in the nation according...

 

Hudson for Local Artists Impacted by COVID-19

H: Hudson Pacific Properties and Macerich to Fund Major Grant to More than $650,000 to be swiftly dispersed to artists across Los Angeles Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. (“Hudson Pacific”) , a Los Angeles-based real estate investment company focu...

 

Girl Scouts Carry On

Noa Krop Girl Scouts Soccer and Girl Scouts have been a big part of my life, so when Covid limited previous ways of participating in both for most of 2020, I started to think about new ways to stay...

 

Peak Bagging With Leroy the Dog.

By Eric Smith. Two hours south of Albuquerque and just south of Socorro NM, we climbed 3 peaks 1800 feet of vertical gain. It was sunny and the air was clean and beautiful. Leroy is a wonderful dog, b...

 

Gascon Wants 2 Murderers of Their Youth Counselor to Get 15 Years

by Corva Corvax A Logical Opinion LA County District Attorney George Gascon announced today that he is charging two "young adults" with one count of murder each in the fatal beating of David McKnight-Hillman, a counselor at the Wayfinder Family...

 

Mural Reflects Heroes in the Time of Pandemic

By David Ganezer Photos by Mary Leipziger. Does life reflect art, or should art reflect life? Art gives us a new perspective, shows us a new dimension and makes our understanding of life deeper, wrote...

 

Prison Guards Don't Have to Get Covid Vaccine

By Amber Jackson, Lucky Lifer Since Covid-19 began, many basic needs go unmet. We face extreme lows. Not knowing when it will end. Wondering if you're in a nightmare. Is this an endurance test? Is this war? Am I being mentally water boarded? Is this...

 

Dr. Dre Burglarized while Hospitalized

(AP) While Dr. Dre was in the hospital for a possible brain aneurysm, his home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles was the apparent target of a burglary ring Tuesday night, 1/5/2021. The LAPD reports that nothing was taken. Authorities...

 

Entire Town Vaccinated After Hospital Freezer Breaks

A hospital north of Santa Rosa had just hours to vaccinate hundreds of people on Monday after the freezer storing its Moderna vaccine had broken down. Staff at Ukiah Valley Medical Center jumped into action, vaccinating some 830 people in just two...

 

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