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Articles from the January 28, 2021 edition

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LA County Reopens Outdoor Dining After State Lifts Stay-At-Home Order

Culver City along with Los Angeles County are reopeningtoday outdoor dining with safety measures. On Monday, the State of California lifted the Regional Stay at Home Order and returned each county to its associated tier under the Blueprint for a...

 

President Biden Responds to Military Coup in Burma

The military's seizure of power in Burma, the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilian officials, and the declaration of a national state of emergency are a direct assault on the country's transition to democracy and the rule of law. In a dem...

 

Rams Swap Goff for Stafford!

The time is now. The Los Angeles Rams blockbuster trade eight days before Super Bowl LV made them a serious contender for next season's Super Bowl LVI to be held at SoFi Stadium. On Saturday, January...

 

Coronavirus Update: Cases, Hospitalizations Declining

Though Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are declining in Los Angeles County, Culver City still recorded 265 cases of Coronavirus and 14 deaths in the past two weeks, the County Department of Health...

 

City Council Ponders Crisis Intervention Program to Reduce Reliance on CC Police

The City Council met this week to review the findings of the long-awaited Solidarity Consulting Report, which details options to advance racial equity and social justice in public safety in Culver Cit...

 

Culver City Continues 'Relaxed' Parking Rules

Culver City officials announced "relaxed parking enforcement would be extended" at least through February. As Los Angeles County continues to try and stop the spread of the coronavirus, Culver City...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    January 28, 2021

Enough of CC Councilmember Dan Lee calling CC Police Racists

Dear Editor, I have to agree with Mr Z. I am getting really tired of our elected officials calling our excellent police department racist. It sickens me the way that they have highjacked that word to...

 

Murcia Named to the Curry College Dean's List

MI Curry College is proud to announce that Karina Murcia of Culver City has been named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2020 semester. Murcia majoring in Sociology, is among the roughly 1,000 students that have received the distinction, a marker of...

 

Osborne Named Pac-12 Player of the Week

Charisma Osborne has earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors, the Conference office announced Monday. It's the second-career weekly honor for Osborne and the 65th all-time for UCLA Women's Basketball....

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    January 28, 2021

Justin Herbert is the PFWA Rookie of the Year

The first round of the NFL Draft was held on the evening of April 23rd, 2020 and it appeared at the time that the Chargers had a good night. The Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) confirmed that w...

 

Los Angeles Clippers Finding their Identity

Even with the LA Clippers off to a good start for the 2020-21 season they were still looking for their identity. It looks like they found it. With a record of 13-5, the third best record in the NBA,...

 

USA Basketball Women's National Team Minicamp

The USA Basketball Women's National Team will return to the basketball court in a four-day minicamp, Feb. 4-7, at the University of South Carolina. The team last gathered for training camp one year ag...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    January 28, 2021

Chargers announce the hiring of three Coordinators

The coaching staff of new head coach Brandon Staley is coming together very quickly. The Los Angeles Chargers announced the hiring of three coaches to serve as coordinators: Joe Lombardi as offensive coordinator, Renaldo Hill as defensive...

 

TWO UPCOMING UCLA MEN'S BASKETBALL HOME GAMES TO BE POSTPONED

LOS ANGELES – UCLA's home games against Oregon have been postponed, as the Oregon men's basketball program has paused team-related activities because of COVID-19 protocols. The Bruins' games...

 

Sheriff's Department Investigates Death of Man in Custody of CC Police

Los Angeles Sheriff's homicide division has started an investigation into the death of "bloodied man dressed only in an underwear" who become unresponsive while in custody of Culver City police last...

 

Getting a Shot at Dodger Stadium

By Alyssa Erdley Observer Staff If you're thinking of going to Dodger Stadium to get yourself or an elderly loved one vaccinated, I can give you the lowdown here, having been there yesterday. Let me...

 

Inauguration Connection

Amanda Gorman, 23, read a poem at incoming US President Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony. The poem entitled "The Hill We Climb" had no obvious Santa Monica connection, but Gorman is a 2016 New Roads...

 

LA Opens Outdoor Dining

by Alyssa Erdley January 26 - On Monday, following an announcement by California Governor Gavin Newsom that the state was lifting its Stay Home Order, the LA County Public Health Department also announced an easing of restrictions. The County's...

 

Life Sentence For 2018 SM Home Invasion

By Jack Simon A28-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for breaking into a Santa Monica woman’s apartment, slashing her repeatedly and attempting to rape her two years ago. Rashad Devon Harris, of Los Angeles, was recently found...

 

Lincoln Project Silent

By Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer You may have noticed the block apartment building that replaced Denny's at the corner of Lincoln and Colorado Avenue, on your way to the 10 Freeway. It's hard to...

 

Einstein's Bagels Closes

Einstein Brothers Bagels on Pico Blvd in West Los Angeles has permanently closed, store employees have confirmed to The Observer. Opened in 2013, the store served bagel sandwiches, knishes,...

 

Beach Advisory

Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents that bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city...

 

Body found in Beach Gazebo

Police found a possibly homeless man who died over the weekend. They did not release the cause of death, but every year Santa Monica police do find several bodies of homeless people in public spaces. The man was described as a white male, and was...

 

City Extends Eviction Ban

By Stan Greene The City of Santa Monica has extended its emergency order preventing residential and commercial tenants from being evicted for nonpayment of rent, to March 31, 2021. "As many of our residents and businesses continue to struggle with...

 

Wildlife Crossing 101

Visualization of the future completed Liberty Canyon Wildlife Crossing - funded entirely by private donations Mountain lions die every year by trying to cross freeways and getting hit by motorists. Their cubs are then left to starve. Wildlife...

 

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