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Inoculation Rates in Culver City, Westside Much Higher than in Poorer Communities

Culver City and other wealthy communities in the Westside have some of the highest Covid-19 inoculation rates in Los Angeles County even though their residents were less affected by the coronavirus,...

 

Culver City Demo Club to Host District Attorney

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Culver City Democratic Club on March 10 at 7PM. Gascon was elected in November 2020 with a...

 

Westside Pacific Villages Awarded $50,000 Grant from Cedars-Sinai

Westside Pacific Villages (WPV) received a $50,000 Capacity Building & Expansion grant from Cedars-Sinai to support outreach for WPV CARES. WPV CARES (COVID-19 Action Response for Elderly...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    March 4, 2021

Culver City high school football is back

After many months of checking tier levels, making sure coronavirus levels have dropped, the State of California, the County of Los Angeles, the CIF Southern Section office, the City of Culver City and...

 

Lakers rely on forged mettle to stay at the top

By Eric Lambkins II Sports Reporter Being a Laker epitomizes the allure, glitz and glamor of the City of Los Angeles. From Hollywood A-listers fashionably sitting courtside, to the blaring of Randy...

 

The battle for Los Angeles

By Michael Johnson Sports Reporter The battle for Los Angeles professional basketball supremacy is still not settled. I thought it might be after last week's game between the Clippers and the...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    March 4, 2021

UCLA men's basketball can capture the title this week

It is understandable if this season is looking a lot like last season for UCLA Bruin coach Mick Cronin. In his second season as the men's head basketball coach, Cronin has his team in position to win...

 

UCLA gymnastics

UCLA freshman, Chae Campbell performs on the balance beam in a gymnastics meet at UCLA last Saturday. UCLA beat a good Oregon State team 197.025-196.500. Campbell is one of the top freshman in the...

 

Thirty years ago, I watched Rodney King beaten. We thought our fight was finally over.

By Rep. Karen Bass Congresswoman, 30th Congressional District March 3, 2021 When I first saw the tape of Rodney King being beaten in the middle of the street on March 3, 1991, I was not horrified or surprised. I was hopeful. I believed that now,...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    March 4, 2021

Supports$5 Per Hour Extra Pay

Dear Editor: On February 23, 2021 the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted in favor of establishing "Hero Pay" for grocery and drug store employees. The pay would be $5.00 per hour in...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    March 4, 2021

Landlords stuck with bad Tenants

Dear Editor, I’m a tenant and when this started, I knew it was good for the poor, but bad for the landlords…ESPECIALLY those who have bad tenants. I’ve read some nightmare stories about those...

 

LA Kings have six game winning streak, with Todd McLellan at the helm

The spark for the LA Kings hockey team has finally ignited the flame as they had a six-game win streak up until a loss to the Minnesota Wild last night. Only one other team in the NHL had the same...

 

NASA Unveils Stunning Video from Mars Rover Landing on the Red Planet

NASA has released a spectacular bounty of new videos from its Perseverance Mars rover as it began its hair-raising landing on the surface of the red planet last week. The video, shot from multiple...

 

LA County Schools Reopen

Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health has cleared county elementary schools to fully re-open for the first time in nearly a year. The decision is due to dropping coronavirus rates, health officials confirmed Monday night. But it isn’t clear...

 

Long Beach Schools Reopen

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia announced on Twitter that LBUSD will begin in-person elementary school instruction on Monday, March 29. Long Beach Unified School District plans to resume in-person classes for grades K through 5 in March 2021. Schools...

 

ATF Arrests 90402 Gunman

By Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer A 32-year-old, convicted felon from Santa Monica was indicted last Friday on gun-related charges after he allegedly shot into his neighbor's backyard during a...

 

Home Prices Rise

Home prices in Santa Monica and LA County coastal communities increased during the pandemic and are expected to climb higher in 2021, according to The Red Paper 2020 Press.. The median price for a Santa Monica home was $2,752,100. The median price...

 

Lifeguards Make 71 Rescues

A combination of strong winds, large inshore holes and crowded beaches made for weekend count of 71 rescues. "A combination of strong winds and large inshore holes made for weekend tally of 71 Ocean...

 

Cal. State Prisoners Get iPads

By Amber Jackson, Inmate at Corona Institute for Women That's right.iJpay is out as the prisoner email provider! A brand new deal between CDCR and www.gtl.net is in place and signed. This will widely expand the tablet program, allowing the use of...

 

Council Struggles to Curb Homelessness

By Jack Simon Most cities in California have struggled to come up with solutions to curb homelessness in their municipalities and it was no different for the Santa Monica City Council last night. At its annual study session on homelessness, the City...

 

LA Kids Resume Contact Sports

As of Friday, updated State guidance allows for all outdoor youth and adult recreational sports, including moderate contact and high contact sports, to resume practice, training and competitions in co...

 

Remembering Covid Victims

With the nation's death toll from Covid-19 passing half a million this week and nearly 20,000 deceased in Los Angeles County, a group of artists and individuals sought to find a way for the country...

 

Dolphin Super Pod

These dolphins did not get the social distancing memo. A "super pod" or "mega pod" of dolphins was caught on camera on Saturday, with more than 1,000 dolphins, some soaring to the sky and all tightly...

 

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