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Arson Investigators Seeking Firebug Who Set String of Trash Fires in Venice

Authorities are seeking the public's help in finding a man who allegedly set a series of trash fires in the Venice area last Saturday. The suspect is described as a Black man between ages 25 and 35, s...

 

Lisa Soghor Named New CC Chief Financial Officer

Lisa Soghor has been appointed to the position of Culver City Chief Financial Officer, city officials announced this week. She assumes the new post following the promotion of Onyx Jones to Assistant...

 

Culver City Urging Residents to Complete Coyote Survey

Culver City is seeking community feedback on its effort to reduce coyote presence in town. City officials are asking residents to complete the Culver City coyote survey online by April 15....

 

LA Gas Prices Skyrocket Past $5 A Gallon

Jittery oil markets caused a one-day gas price spike across the country today that pushed the average Los Angeles gas price up eight cents to over $5 a gallon, and many other local areas are close to...

 

CASTING FOR PREMIERE OF "ALMA"

Casting has been announced for the world premiere of up-and-coming playwright Benjamin Benne's new work "Alma" coming to Los Angeles at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre March 6 through Apri...

 

Jody Jakofsky-Cohen Succumbs

Jody Jakofsky-Cohen, also known as "JJ," began her career designing, creating & selling her designs at Her Nibs Women's Wear - her husband Howard Cohen's Culver City Store. She was initially a...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    March 3, 2022

Bruins take on the Trojans in a critical conference showdown

After a long season of injuries and Covid cancellations, with some impressive performances and some less than impressive performances, the 2021-2022 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team is down to one...

 

Rehashing the words of LeBron James after loss to the Clippers

Keep that same energy! That's what LeBron James' Tweet wanted all the Lakers' detractors to do at the beginning of the season. "Keep talking about my squad, our personnel ages, the way he plays, he st...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    March 3, 2022

LAFC Wins Opener - Battle Portland This Sunday

Vela! Vela! Vela! Los Angeles Football Club extended their opening game unbeaten streak to five as a healthy Carlos Vela returned to form and scored a hat trick to shutout the visiting Colorado...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    March 3, 2022

Culver City's Track and Field Invitational set for Saturday

Track and Field is back in a big way in the form of the Culver City High School Invitational meet on Saturday at the Culver City high school track. The meet starts at 10 a.m. and over 20 schools will...

 

Pets Protect Elderly Owners

Owning a pet has already been linked to lower stress and blood pressure. And now scientists say pets could also protect us from memory loss in later life. Owners of animals including dogs, cats and...

 

Council Doesn't Remove Housing Commissioner.

By David Ganezer 2.22.22: Santa Monica City Council considered a request from Councilmember Phil Brock to remove Leonora Camner from the Santa Monica City Housing Commission, on account of her...

 

Revising Historic Wrongs

By Jack Simon Observer Staff Writer More than 100 families have applied to a pilot program that gives priority on Santa Monica's affordable housing waitlist to the households who were displaced by the Civic Auditorium or I-10 Freeway projects in the...

 

Giving and Receiving

Food Giveaway Venice Family Clinic will provide food and COVID-19 vaccines free of charge from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 26, at its clinic site at 1091 La Brea Avenue in Inglewood. “Free, healthy food including fresh fruit and vegetables...

 

LA LA Land Kind Cafe

By Alaa Elassar, CNN Francois Reihani was born into a loving and supportive family that provided for him in every way. As a child, he thought that was normal. But as he grew older, he began to realize that other kids weren't so lucky -- and that he c...

 

Local Briefs

Local Briefs Mt. Library Reopens The Montana branch library will reopen this week. It has been closed since March 2020, due to the Covid 19 emergency. It will only be open 2 days a week at first. The Montana Branch will be open Tuesdays from 10 a.m....

 

Michael Edward Morrisette, December 19, 1960 - February 14, 2022

Michael Edward Morrisette, age 61, passed away from complications of Covid-19 on February 14, 2022 at Torrance Medical Center. He was surrounded by family and at peace with his end, which came after...

 

How do we find a way to stay unique? Distinct. Santa Monica!

Stanley Dunn Special to the Observer Think back for a moment to the place you grew up. You may be living elsewhere now yet when you go back to where you are from, a rush of memories spring about. A...

 

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