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Articles from the February 18, 2016 edition

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MOVIE REVIEW: RACE

Many may know the grainy black and white images of Jesse Owens’ triumphant quadruple-gold medal performance at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, but do they know the story behind it? Those images,...

 

Culver Basketball Girls Score Big Upset!

The Culver City High girls basketball team overcame a big deficit at home and upset Long Beach power Millikan High on Saturday evening, February 20, at Del Goodyear Gymnasium, 72-69, in the 2nd Round...

 

Zika Virus Will Be Discussed In Culver City

Walk with a Doc will take place on Saturday, February 20. The group will meet at Veteran's Park on Culver Boulevard at Overland Avenue at 8:45 am. There will be a health presentation by Jeffrey...

 

The Historic Culver Hotel Launched a New Gallery Space for the LA Art Show

On Saturday evening, January 30 The Culver Hotel welcomed over 250 visitors to a private, VIP reception in conjunction with the LA Art Show and the Los Angeles Fine Art Show and the city’s Bruce Lurie Gallery. The circa 1924 landmark hotel used the...

 

Deadline For Business License Renewal

The deadline for filing and paying your business license tax renewal is February 29. The tax can be paid in person at city hall, by mail of directly online. If the tax is not paid by February 28 penalties begin to accrue at the rate of 20% per month...

 

A Bronze Statue Of Shaquille Is Coming To Staples Center

Laker great thanks assistant coach Bill Bertka By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Sometime next season the Lakers will add a statue of Shaquille O’Neal at Staples Center to those of their other former great players. The group includes Kareem...

 

Culver Girls Win Fifth Straight League Championship

The Culver City High girls basketball team won its final two games last week to secure the league championship for the fifth straight season. The Centaurs defeated Beverly Hills and Santa Monica to...

 

What May Happen In This Baseball Season

The Super Bowl is over. The NBA took a mid-season break. Baseball is on my mind today. Spring training has begun and my memories are vivid of the 12 times I went to Dodgertown in Vero Beach to cover...

 

American Spiral of Shame?

I'm sitting in a classroom in Vienna, Austria, in a German class I took years ago. Teacher asks: What does your country do for poor people? Everyone's from different countries; I'm last. All the...

 

Johnson to Demonstrate at Pacific Art Guild

The Pacific Art Guild will meet Wednesday, March 2 at 7 pm in the Community Room, Westchester Civic Center, 7166 W. Manchester Avenue, Westchester . Guests are welcome. The guest demonstrator for March will be Beuna Johnson. Painting and drawing...

 

Council Candidate Tiggs To Host Fundraiser March 6

Culvr City Council candidate Marcus G. Tiggs will hold a campaign fundraising event featuring 1940's swing and blues music, a special appearance by Janice Dickinson, America's First Super Model and hosted by Culver City's Mike Cohen. The event will b...

 

"Man Of La Manchia" Coming To Kentwood

Kentwood Players will present the multiple Tony Award winning musical "MAN OF LA MANCHA" with Book by Dale Wasserman, Music by Mitch Leigh and Lyrics by Joe Darion opening Friday, March 11 through...

 

Deadline For Business License Renewal

The deadline for filing and paying your business license tax renewal is February 29. The tax can be paid in person at city hall, by mail of directly online. If the tax is not paid by February 28 penalties begin to accrue at the rate of 20% per month...

 

Dr. Yalda Uhls To Speak At Westside Neighborhood School

Westside Neighborhood School announces its upcoming speaker series event, featuring Dr. Yalda T. Uhls on March from 7 am to 9., During this educational evening, Dr. Uhls, author of Media Moms & Digital Dads: A Fact Not Fear Approach to Parenting in...

 

Lesa Longstreet

The life of Lesa Longstreet will be celebrated Saturday, February 27 at 1 pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 4427 Overland Avenue. Although she was married four times she found the love of her life in 1999 when she met Greg Goodyear, a teacher at Mountain...

 

Columnist Says Goodbye To A Dear Friend

He was your friend, he was my friend, and he was our friend. He was Lester “Les” Silverstein, the man with a crazy sense of humor and a twinkle in his eye. We kept each other laughing; sometimes...

 

UCLA Women Are Having A Successful Basketball Season

When someone mentions UCLA sports the first thing that comes to mind is men’s basketball. For over 50 years the men’s basketball program has been the light that has shined the brightest. This year the light still shines but it’s pointed in the...

 

USC Men, Women Eye NCAA Tournament Berths

There are only five games remaining in the regular season for the USC men’s basketball team. They are currently 18-7 overall and 7-5 in the Pac-12 conference. All of their seven losses have come on the road but the men of Troy are unbeaten at home...

 

West LA Plays Home Baseball Games Next Week

The West Los Angeles College baseball team will play three home games next week starting with Tuesday February 23, when they face Victor Valley at 2 p.m. on Thursday February 25, Grossmont at 2 p.m. and Friday, February 26, Irvine Valley at 2 p.m....

 

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