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LA Juvenile Arrested in Connection with 2 Separate Crimes in Fox Hills

Culver City police have arrested a juvenile from Los Angeles who allegedly committed two separate crimes in Fox Hills, authorities announced this week. "It is believed the juvenile is responsible for...

 

City Council Approves Mid-Year Budget, Shows Strong Interest in Linkage Fee

The City Council has approved the mid-year budget which includes nearly $4 million in additional revenues and fully funds the rent stabilization program. At its Monday night meeting, the Council also decided to move forward on a linkage fee...

 

Vaccination Clinic For Seniors

Do you or someone you know over the age of 65 still need a vaccine? The Culver City Senior Center will be hosting a one-time only vaccination clinic for those aged 65+ in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Health and Curative....

 

Special Election Called for Assembly Seat

California Governor Gavin Newsom declared special election for the 54th Assembly District of the State of California on July 20 to fill the seat vacated by Sydney Kamlager when she was elected to the State Senate for the 30th district. The primary...

 

Culver City Expected to Receive $7.3 Million From Stimulus Bill

There is more for Culver City and Westside residents in the recently-passed $1.9 trillion federal stimulus bill than $1,400 checks. The City of Culver City is slated to receive $7.3 million in...

 

The Annual Asian World Film Festival Announces Winners

Almost 40 films from over 20 participating countries were presented during the six-day Festival that included 11 Oscar submissions for Best International Feature Film and 12 Golden Globe submissions...

 

Meeting to Discuss the Agency's Fareless System Initiative

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will host a live interactive telephone town hall meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, to discuss Metro’s Fareless System Initiative. Metro is currently in t...

 

Liang Named to Dean's List

Harrison Pettit Kiang, a native of Culver City, California, has been named to Emerson College's Dean's List for the Fall 2020 semester. Pettit Kiang is majoring in Media Arts Production and is a member of the Class of 2022. The requirement to make...

 

Family Papers: A Dialogue on Sephardic Jewish History

Tuesday April 6, at 7PM, the Santa Monica Public Library presents UCLA Historian Sarah Abrevaya Stein discussing her 2019 book Family Papers: A Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century with...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    March 18, 2021

Pac-12 sends five teams to the Men's NCAA basketball tournament

Despite a season of cancellations due to the pandemic, which led to some very uneven play in the Pac-12 conference this season, the NCAA tournament committee selected five teams from the Pac-12 to...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    March 18, 2021

Culver City football opens Bay League against Mira Costa

Culver City's first opponent in their new league will be a familiar one. The Centaurs and the Mira Costa Mustangs have had some classic battles over the years but the one on Friday night figures to...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    March 18, 2021

Chargers move quickly in free agency to improve offensive line

At his season ending press conference, General Manager Tom Telesco of the Los Angeles Chargers stated the obvious about the play of the offensive line during the season: "There's a lot of improvement...

 

Jared Dudley Toughs It Out with Torn ACL

by Nick Hamilton Special to the Culver City Observer Lakers forward Jared Dudley spoke with the media on Tuesday before the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, and announced that he would not be seeking surgery for his torn MCL. Dudley hopes he...

 

Lebron James Continues Legacy with Lakers and Red Sox

by Nick Hamilton Sports Reporter After the Lakers destroyed the Minnesota Timberwolves 137-123 on Tuesday night, Lebron James recorded his 99th career triple-double as he finished with 25 points, 12 r...

 

UCLA'S TYGER CAMPBELL SECURES NABC ALL-DISTRICT HONORS

Sophomore guard Tyger Campbell has been named a first-team NABC All-District selection, as announced by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) on Tuesday morning. Campbell, a 5-foot-11 point guard from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    March 18, 2021

No. 2 UCLA softball continues to dominate

UCLA completed the 2021 softball preseason in prime form as the Bruins swept back-to-back doubleheaders this past weekend, with each game a shutout, and almost as if expected. And the two-year wait...

 

Cal. Quietly Okays Prison Vaccines

By Alyssa Erdley March 9, 2021 - The California Department of Corrections, which runs the state's prisons quietly began offering Covid-19 vaccines to the staff and also incarcerated individuals at the state's prisons on December 22, 2020....

 

Classmates.com Settles Auto-Renewal Lawsuit

PeopleConnect, owner of the social networking site Classmates.com, has settled a consumer protection lawsuit alleging the website did not properly inform its users regarding automatic subscription renewals, the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office...

 

Once the goal of 2 million doses delivered statewide to poor neighborhoods is met, Los Angeles County may be able to move earlier out of the purple, most restrictive, tier County Moves to Red Tier

by Corva Corvax 3/11: The Los Angeles County Health Department announced the high likelihood the county may move from the most restrictive purple tier of Covid-19 restrictions to the less restrictive red tier by March 17, nearly an exact year since...

 

County Releases Red Tier Guidelines

Indoor Dining At Restaurants Might Open in LA Next Week; County Expected to Enter Red Tier Colleges and high schools can also reopen; private gatherings of 3 households, and indoor sections of museums The Los Angeles County Department of Public...

 

Male Escort Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison for Underreporting Income

A male escort who has clients across the United States was sentenced to 21 months in prison yesterday by a federal judge in Florida. His crime was not prostitution related. It was for filing a false corporate tax return in 2018, said officials from...

 

Former SMPD Chief Butts hospitalized in cardiac event

3/11: Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. is recovering following a "cardiac event" Monday that required emergency surgery and days of hospitalization, according to city officials. City Manager Artie...

 

"Hero Pay" Mandate for SM Grocery Workers $5 Hourly Pay Increase Will Last 120 Days

By Jack Simon Santa Monica grocery and drug store workers will receive a temporary $5 hourly pay increase for 120 days as the City Council approved on Tuesday night a “hero pay” ordinance for essential workers in the city. The ordinance, modeled...

 

New Target Opens at Broadway

Some people pronounce the discount retailer as Tar-jay, as if it were French. But it any case, it's coming. A new Target store has opened in place of the Fred Segal store on 5th Street and Broadway,...

 

UCLA: State Economy to Come Roaring Back

The U.S. and California economies will experience near-record growth this year thanks to widespread vaccinations for COVID-19 and massive federal relief for struggling workers and businesses, UCLA...

 

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