Articles from the January 25, 2024 edition


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  • ERBA Markets Specials

    Jan 25, 2024

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  • Lakers and Clippers try to stay competitive in the Western Conference

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|Jan 25, 2024

    The Western Conference in the NBA continues to be extremely competitive. There are eight good teams and five very good teams in the conference. The Clippers fall into the very good team's category and the Lakers are in the little above average category. The Clippers are currently in fourth place with a record of 28-14 and the Lakers are in 10th place at 23-23. In the modern-day NBA, you need at least three superstars to be successful and in the case of the Boston Celtics they have four and...

  • Open Auditions for Little Ti Moune In Once on this Island

    Jan 25, 2024

    Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for the childhood role of Little Ti Moune in ONCE ON THIS ISLAND with Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Music by Stephen Flaherty on Saturday, January 27 from 10:00am to 12:00pm, and Sunday, January 28 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045. Auditions for adult roles will take place in March. This is Open Auditions for Little Ti Moune In Once on this Island a non-equity, all-volunteer production...

  • Culver City high school girls' soccer battle elements and opponents

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|Jan 25, 2024

    High school winter sports bring a whole new outlook to high school sports. Southern California athletes complain about the weather but in other parts of the nation the elements are twice as bad. Playing soccer outside in the winter against outstanding opponents can reach down and touch the soul of an athlete but the Culver High School girl's soccer team continues to play a high level in a very competitive league. At press time the lady Centaurs were 11-6-2 overall and 2-4 in the Bay league. The...

  • Long Beach Man Sentenced to Life in Prison

    Jan 25, 2024

    A Long Beach man was sentenced today to life plus an additional 30 years in federal prison for building and planting a package bomb that detonated inside an Aliso Viejo day spa in May 2018, killing his ex-girlfriend, severely injuring two spa clients, and causing significant damage to a commercial office building. The jilted lover, Stephen William Beal, 64, was sentenced by United States District Judge Josephine L. Staton, who said at today's hearing, "The cold, calculated nature of this crime...

  • Jan 25, 2024

    The Wende Museum is excited to launching a new virtual series, Democracy and Vulnerability, online via Zoom on Wednesday, January 24th at 4 p.m. This series is a collaboration between the Wende Museum, the Thomas Mann House, and dublab radio. As we navigate a world rife with ecological crises, geopolitical unrest, economic inequalities, and cultural divides, the resilience of democratic institutions is put to the test. How can democracies adapt and thrive amidst these challenges? What levels of...

  • Koreatown Lawyer Charged with Money Laundering, Tax Evasion and Obstructing Probe of $2.1 Million Payment from Swiss Oil Company

    Jan 25, 2024

    A federal grand jury has indicted a Koreatown lawyer with multiple felonies arising from an alleged $2.1 million bribe, which he received while serving as an officer of Nigeria's state-owned oil company in connection with negotiating favorable drilling rights for a subsidiary of a Chinese state-owned oil company, the Justice Department announced today. Paulinus Iheanacho Okoronkwo, 67, of Valencia, who practices immigration and personal injury law out of an office in Koreatown, was charged in a...

  • Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

    Jan 25, 2024

    On Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at approximately 7:35 pm Culver City Police responded to a call for service of an armed robbery that had just occurred at the 3700 block of Robertson Boulevard. The victim reported that he was unloading an estimated one hundred and twenty pounds of marijuana from a vehicle when two suspects exited a vehicle with handguns. Suspect one is described as a Male, Black, approximately six feet tall, 20-30 years of age, wearing dark colored jeans, a black hoodie with whit...

  • Letter to the Editor re: CCUSD Budget Stabilization Plans

    Jan 25, 2024

    With the sunsetting of COVID relief funds, CCUSD is faced with the same budget concerns that all districts up and down the state are. While CCUSD is not currently in deficit-spending, a projected deficit is anticipated if we don't make adjustments that account for no longer having access to these one-time funds. As a district, we are committed to meeting the needs of our students and families by providing sustainable programs to secure the resources our students need to thrive in a nurturing...

  • Culver City Democratic Club's Endorsements for California's March 5 Primary Election

    Jeff Schwartz, President Culver City Democratic Club|Jan 25, 2024

    Culver City Democratic Club The Culver City Democratic Club issued the following endorsement and recommendations for the March 5 primary election. After the December meeting, members voted on endorsements using the secure and confidential Election Buddy service. The first round of voting closed at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, with a required runoff from then until 5:30 p.m. Friday. It takes a 60% majority to endorse a candidate, but only a simple majority to support a ballot measure. The final...

  • The CCDU Backs Jeff Chemerinsky in DA'S Race

    Jan 25, 2024
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    CCDU has a 60% minimum threshold for endorsing candidates, in what could be seen as a vote of no confidence in Los Angeles' current District Attorney, George Gascon. As set forth below, CCDU has voted to endorse Jeff Chemerinsky for Los Angeles County District Attorney. This is exciting for all of us, as it is the first ever endorsement made by CCDU in any race! Jeff Chemerinsky - 73.9% John McKinney - 10.8% Jonathan Hatami - 6.5% No Endorsement - 6.5% George Gascon - 2.1% As is the custom when...

  • Former Culver High Teacher Louis Del Pozzo Dies

    Jan 25, 2024

    July 11, 1930 - January 9, 2024 Louis ("Lou") Michael Del Pozzo, beloved father, grandfather, teacher and friend, died in his home on January 9, 2024. He was born on July 11, 1930 in Ridgway, Pennsylvania to Lucy DeStefano Del Pozzo and Luigi Del Pozzo and was the last surviving sibling among nine sisters and three brothers. Lou grew up in Ridgway and moved to Los Angeles, California in 1948 after his parents visited on vacation and determined it was "heaven." Lou earned an AA degree at East LA...

  • City and Senentinel Peak Resources Reach IOF Shutdown Agreement

    Jan 25, 2024

    On December 7, the City of Culver City ("City") and Sentinel Peak Resources California LLC ("Sentinel") executed a Settlement Agreement ("Settlement") to resolve Sentinel's potential legal claims relating to the City's Oil Termination Ordinance ("Ordinance"). The Ordinance, which was adopted by the City Council on October 25, 2021: (1) prohibits the drilling of any new wells and the redrilling or deepening of any existing wells; (2) requires the plugging and abandonment of all oil and gas wells...

  • The Los Angele County District Attorney's Office Jordan Kahari Isaac with Murder

    Jan 25, 2024

    Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón has announced charges against Jordan Kahari Isaac who killed three people while driving under the influence of alcohol in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve. "Mr. Isaac's negligence and disregard for the safety of others resulted in the tragic death of a father, mother and their five-year-old child," District Attorney Gascón said. "Not only was this young family destroyed, but left behind a one-year-old who was also injured in the crash and now l...

  • Drollinger Properties Names Christina Davis Chief Operating Officer

    Jan 25, 2024

    Drollinger Properties has announced that former Gateway to LA PBID Executive Director Christina Davis has accepted a new role as the company's Chief Operating Officer. Christina, who came to Gateway to LA in 2022 after 17 years at the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce, said she is excited about her new role and looks forward to working with the Drollinger Properties team to continue serving its tenants and look for new ways to enhance the community. "I grew up in Westchester and I know how much Ka...

  • New Laws Effective January 1st

    Jan 25, 2024

    In partnership with the Legislature, Governor Gavin Newsom this year signed legislation to support the reproductive rights of Californians to get an abortion of an unborn babies, increase affordable housing, hold Big Oil accountable, and protect the safety, health, and well-being of all Californians. WHAT GOVERNOR NEWSOM SAID: "California is more than just a state of dreamers, we're a state of doers. Thanks to the Legislature's strong partnership in 2023, the state is leading by example to...

  • Screenland 5K Showcases Centennial Celebrants

    Jan 25, 2024

    Inaugurated to celebrate the Culver City Centennial in 2017, the Screenland 5K returns as the Race of the Century in recognition of significant 100th birthdays. MGM and Leo the Lion started making movies 100 years ago in the Heart of Screenland. Late Culver City Parks and Recreation Director, Syd Kronenthal, built the iconic Veterans Auditorium tower for prospective investors to see movies being made at the MGM backlots, now Sony Pictures. Amazon Pictures now owns MGM, reuniting the MGM name...

  • Santa Monica College's Accreditation Reaffirmed for Seven Years

    Jan 25, 2024

    The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC)-one of seven institutional accrediting bodies recognized by the national Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education-has reaffirmed Santa Monica College's (SMC) accreditation for seven more years. The commission voted to take this action at its meeting held Jan.10-11, 2024. This is the best possible outcome of an extensive self-evaluation and peer review process required of...

  • Golden State Warriors assistant coach Dejan Milojević dies after heart attack

    Story from KVRA|Jan 25, 2024

    Golden State Warriors assistant coach Dejan Milojević, a mentor to two-time NBA MVP Nikola Jokic and a former star player in his native Serbia, died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack, the team announced. Milojević, part of the staff that helped the Warriors win the 2022 NBA championship, was 46. Milojević was hospitalized in Salt Lake City after suffering a medical emergency Tuesday night at a private team dinner, the Warriors said. "We are absolutely devastated by Dejan's sudden pa...

  • Hello to the Culver City Unified Community!

    Dr. Brian Lucas, CCUSD Facebook page|Jan 25, 2024

    I started my day at some of our schools greeting students, staff, and parents as the day of exciting learning and making connections got underway. The smiles, enthusiastic 'welcomes', and kind greetings simply reinforced what I already know: Culver City Unified is an amazing place to learn and work! My immediate goal will be to get to know this vibrant and diverse community through time spent listening and learning from staff, students, parents, and community members. Over my initial months, I...

  • Kentwood Players Presents Private Lives

    Jan 25, 2024

    In the lead-up to Noël Coward's worldwide 125th birthday celebration in December 2024, Kentwood Players is proud to present Private Lives, the English playwright's uniquely humorous comedy of manners from Friday, January 19 through Saturday, February 10, 2024 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm. Saturday matinees at 2:00pm will be added on January 27 and continue through the rest of the run at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue, Los Angeles, CA...

  • District Attorney Announces Charges in Sexual Assault Cases

    Jan 25, 2024

    Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón, alongside Culver City Police Chief Jason Sims and Long Beach Police Deputy Chief of Investigations Don Mauk, announced felony charges in two separate cases. In the first case, out of Culver City, Marcos Maldonado was charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in her Culver City home. In the second case, out of Long Beach, Martin Lopez was charged with impersonating a police officer and sexually assaulting and attempting to kidnap a...

  • Four Bruins Named to USA Softball Player of the Year Top 50 Watch List

    Jan 25, 2024

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Four members of the No. 8 UCLA softball team have been named to the 2024 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Top 50 Watch List, the organization announced Wednesday. Redshirt seniors Maya Brady and Sharlize Palacios and sophomores Megan Grant and Jordan Woolery were among the athletes listed. The four Bruins rank second in terms of representation on the list. Recognized as the most distinguished individual honor in NCAA Division I Softball, two Bruins have r...

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