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Articles from the January 15, 2015 edition

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The Making of Gone With The Wind Will Be Revealed

Marc Wanamaker will present a unique "behind-the-scenes" view on the making of the film Gone With The Wind, which marked its 75th anniversary last year, at the general meeting of the Culver City...

 

Culver Opening Up Garden Plots Waiting List

The Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department is now taking names and contact information for City residents interested in renting a very limited number of Community Garden plots located near Veterans Memorial Park. In order to qualify,...

 

Council Approves Summer Concerts

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter Once again, the City Council has approved a contract with Boulevard Music to produce the popular summer concert series. The amount to be spent is not to exceed $39...

 

Culver Fire Department Again Awarded Class 1 Rating

The Culver City Fire Department has, once again, been awarded a Class 1 rating by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). The Culver City Fire Department is part of an elite group of 60 ISO-surveyed...

 

Holly Mitchell To Chair Senate Budget Subcommittee

Following a sweeping victory in November's election to represent California's newly re-configured 30th Senate District, Holly J. Mitchell has been named Chair of the Budget Subcommittee on Health and...

 

Culver Assemblyman Ridley-Thomas Lauds Senator Barbara Boxer

Culver City Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas praises United States Senator Barbara Boxer for her three decades of political leadership in the nation's Capitol as a member of the House of...

 

Some New Thoughts For The New Year

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist During the holiday season with large crowds scampering from store to store, my memory recalls the only establishments required by law to have defibrillators are...

 

Rehearsals Begin For Douglas Play.

Rehearsals have begun for powerhouse Latino theatre group Culture Clash's "Chavez Ravine: An L.A. Revival," which opens February 4 at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City....

 

All Dodger Coaches Will Return

The Dodgers have announced that their entire Major League coaching staff will return in 2015: Don Mattingly – Manager (fifth season) Lorenzo Bundy – Third Base coach (second season) Chuck Crim...

 

Meeting in a Minute

Here are some highlights from the City Council meeting of January 12, 2015. At this meeting, the City Council: • Presented a proclamation in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Day...

 

Surprising Ohio State Wins National Championship

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor After Ohio State defeated Oregon Monday night to win the first ever college football playoff Coach Urban Meyer called the Buckeyes’rags to riches story one of the...

 

Culver Basketball Coach Pleased With Team's Progress

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter The Culver City High boys basketball team has completed its pre-season schedule leading up to 2014-15 Ocean League action that begins this week. The Centaurs will trave...

 

Doc Rivers Named LA's Coach of the Year

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers, who guided the team to a franchise-record 57 regular-season wins last season and magnificently kept the team afloat during a turbulent ownership scandal, has been selected...

 

Frankie Avalon Coming To Cerritos Center

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter Get ready for an afternoon of fun when Rockin’ at the Beach hits the shores of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) on Sunday, January 18, 3 pm....

 

Vintage Senior Living Acquires Culver's Grandview Palms

On January 7, 2015, the Culver City senior living community – formerly known as Grandview Palms – officially transitioned operations and ownership to Vintage Senior Living under the new name Vintage Grandview. The community – located at 4061...

 

Ms. Senior Culver City Wins Ms. Senior California

By Auriane Gamelin Special to the Observer First crowned Ms. Senior Culver City in 2014,Dr. Gayla Kalp Jackson then won the title of Ms. Senior California 2014-2015 on August 23, 2014 in Westminster,...

 

Culver Cultural Affairs Foundation To Present Architecturetalks

The Culver City Cultural Affairs Foundation will present architectureTALKS, a series of three architecture talks presented by internationally renowned practitioners based in Culver City. This series will take place in different locations throughout...

 

Culver City Year in Review:2014

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter January The Culver City Expo Line station was closed for almost two hours on January 7 due to a security threat involving what police called "a suspicious...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: Big Hero 6

With BIG HERO 6, Walt Disney Animation Studios once again proves why they are heroes to generations and legions of fans the world over. Tapping into the recesses of the Marvel vaults, directors Don Ha...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1

The game is afoot with THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1, but it's no longer being played as a game within the confines of an electronically controlled and domed "arena". With the release of Katniss...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    January 15, 2015

Dear Editor

Since Sony is still in Culver City you do have the obligation to feature them, but you write about a tenth-rate clown picture, and follow the standard news blogs about the North Korean...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    January 15, 2015

Dear Editor

Another person named Michael Landis (with no middle initial or no middle name) received a Red Light Ticket At Beethoven and Washington Blvd., I was informed by my automobile insurance company and...

 

Styx To Perform At Saban Theatre

On January 23, Styx and their front-man, Tommy Shaw, along with James “JY” Young, Lawrence Gowan, Todd Sucherman and Ricky Phillips (along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassi...

 

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