Articles from the January 21, 2021 edition


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  • Transforming Pain into Empowerment Through POPS Clubs

    Sandra Coopersmith, Feature Writer|Jan 21, 2021

    It's hard enough being a teenager navigating the bridge between childhood and adulthood while acclimating to a pandemic, school shutdowns, remote learning, and all the attendant anxiety of these surreal times without also having to cope with the emotional stress, stigma, and financial impact of a family member's incarceration. Nearly three million children in this country have at least one parent in prison, jail, or detention, and author and prison rights activist Amy Friedman knows how those...

  • Armed Carjacking, Robbery Reported in Fox Hills last Sunday

    Jan 21, 2021

    Within a 5-hour span last Sunday, Culver City police responded to an armed carjacking and an armed robbery that occurred in Fox Hills. At approximately 10:47 p.m. on January 17, police officers received a radio call about an armed carjacking that took place at 6221 Bristol Parkway. According to police, the victim was leaning against her car when the suspect walked up to her, pointed a black handgun at her, and said, "Give me everything you have." The suspect then snatched the victim's phone out...

  • Councilman Eriksson to Serve on National League of Cities' Committee

    Jan 21, 2021

    Council Member Göran Eriksson Appointed to Serve on National League of Cities' Transportation and Infrastructure Services Committee Culver City Council Member Göran Eriksson has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2021 Transportation and Infrastructure (TIS) Federal Advocacy Committee. Council Member Eriksson will serve a one-year term on the TIS committee and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC's federal advocacy agenda and policy priorities. The a...

  • Chargers Hire Brandon Staley to Lead Team into a New Era

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Jan 21, 2021

    At the end of the 2020 regular season, there was only one certainty for the Chargers. They had their franchise quarterback. Everything else was uncertain, including the status of their head coach, Anthony Lynn. That uncertainty was resolved less than 24 hours later, when the Chargers fired Lynn with one year left on his contract after a second consecutive losing season. Exactly two weeks after the Chargers final game, the question of who would replace Lynn was finally answered when the team...

  • Rams Season Ends in Cold Green Bay

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Jan 21, 2021

    It was a sobering way to start the New Year. The Los Angeles Rams playoff run came to an expected end on a cold Lambeau Field, losing 32-18 to the Green Bay Packers in the 2020 NFC Conference Round. The NFL's number one defense had no answers for quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Packers' number one offense. The losses continued on Sunday as Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley agreed to terms to be the next head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers. "The finality of everything is so sudden,"...

  • Dodger Hall of Fame Great Don Sutton Dead at 75

    Jan 21, 2021

    Hall of Famer and Los Angeles Dodgers pitching great Don Sutton passed away at his home after battling cancer. Sutton was 75 years of age. "Today we lost a great ballplayer, a great broadcaster and, most importantly a great person," said Dodger President Stan Kasten. "Don left an indelible mark on the Dodger franchise during his 16 seasons in Los Angeles and many of his records continue to stand to this day. I was privileged to have worked with Don in both Atlanta and Washington, and will...

  • Culver City Action Network is Holding an Anti Police Zoom Meeting

    Jan 21, 2021

    Culver City Action Network(CCAN) is holding a zoom meeting on January 24, at a yet to be determined time, to discuss among other issues their efforts to defund the Culver City Police Department and a public safety report by Solidarity Consulting. At the January 25th Council meeting, in face of rising crime rates the City Council is now set to discuss and vote on public safety proposals, including how to reduce the presence of police in the community. CCAN will be hosting a review of recommendations to their subscribers via Zoom on Sunday,...

  • Virtual CC Workshop to Focus on Media Park Revitalization

    Jan 21, 2021

    The City of Culver City, in partnership with the City of Los Angeles, invites residents to participate in a virtual community workshop to discuss the revitalization of Media Park, which is located at the corner of Culver and Venice Boulevards. The workshop will take place on Thursday, February 4, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Registration is required to attend the meeting. During the workshop attendees will discuss how Media Park can be utilized by a broad range of age groups and users, potential...

  • Raiders Hire Gus Bradley as Defensive Coordinator

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Jan 21, 2021

    With the recent firing of Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn, the Las Vegas Raiders have swooped and hired Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley to do the same job with the Raiders. Bradley has been the defensive coordinator for the past four seasons for Lynn and in that period, the Chargers have been one of the better defensive units in the NFL. The Raiders have struggled under head coach Jon Gruden over the past three seasons, ranking 30th in scoring defense in 2020, 24th in...

  • Botkin and Lázaro Named to Pac-12 Preseason All-Conference Team

    Jan 21, 2021

    The Pac-12 announced its 2020 Women’s Volleyball Preseason All-Conference team and coaches poll on Wednesday, Jan. 20. In a poll of the league’s 12 head coaches, USC senior outside hitter Brooke Botkin (Houston, Texas) and junior setter Raquel Lázaro (Málaga, Spain) were each named to the preseason all-conference team and the Trojans as a team were picked to finish fifth in the final standings under first-year head coach Brad Keller. For the first time in the program’s Pac-12 history, Utah was voted as the preseason favorite for the upcomin...

  • Jon Arnett, USC and Rams Running Back Great, Dies

    Jan 21, 2021

    Hall of Fame halfback Jon Arnett, one of USC's greatest running backs who then starred with the Los Angeles Rams, died on Saturday (Jan. 16) of heart failure in Lake Oswego, Ore. He was 85. Known as "Jaguar Jon" because of his acrobatic agility and elusiveness running the ball that was honed by his time as a youth gymnast, Arnett excelled as both a running back and punt and kickoff returner. He was inducted into the USC Athletic Hall of Fame in its 1994 inaugural class and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001. A 3-year (1954-56) letterman...

  • Thirteen Charged in Federal Court Following Riot at the United States Capitol

    Jan 21, 2021

    Thirteen individuals have been charged so far in federal court in the District of Columbia related to crimes committed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C, on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. In addition to those who have been charged, additional complaints have been submitted and investigations are ongoing. "The lawless destruction of the U.S. Capitol building was an attack against one of our Nation's greatest institutions," said Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin. "My Office, along with our law...

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