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Affordable Housing, Homeless Shelters, Motel Reuse Discussed at Council Meeting

The Culver City Council this week discussed affordable housing plans for its "Housing Element" update due October 15. Every eight years, Culver City is required by law to analyze its housing needs...

 

Culver Centaurs Defeat Redondo High

Culver High defeated Redondo High Friday night by a score of 55-12. Read the full story in thi week's Culver City Ovserver or online at wwww,culvercityobserver.com....

 

Firefighters Knock Down Brush Fire Near Ballona Creek in PDR

Firefighters have put out a brush fire that burned up to five acres at the Ballona Wetlands in Playa del Rey on Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The fire started around 3:30...

 

Burglary Suspect Killed in Car Crash After Police Pursuit

A 35-year-old man suspected of stealing property from parked vehicles in Culver City was killed Wednesday in a car crash after a police pursuit. On March 24, at approximately 07:12 a.m., Culver City Police Department received a call of man breaking...

 

Subscribe to our new Blog and Podcast Aaron Community Cultural Center

Aaron Community Cultural Center is proud to announce its brand new blog and podcast to support community members. By subscribing to both, readers and listeners will be provided information on topics such as transformational housing, anger management...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    March 25, 2021

Pac-12 schools cruise to the Sweet Sixteen

At the end of the Pac-12 tournament, five Pac-12 schools were selected to the 2021 men's NCAA tournament. The Pac-12 was relieved to get five teams into the 68-team tournament and was hopeful that at...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    March 25, 2021

Elgin Baylor invented hang time

Growing up in Los Angeles I remember the Lakers, Dodgers and Rams very well. There players were bigger than life but in the early years a few players always stood above the rest. Sandy Koufax and Don...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    March 25, 2021

Culver City wins its first league football game

High school football is back! Sixteen months after their last game, Culver City High christened their Bay League debut by rallying in the last minute on the road to beat an excellent Mira Costa High...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    March 25, 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...

 

The Lakers Lose More Than a Game

By Eric Lambkins II Sports Reporter The Lakers suffered a more significant loss than the 99-94 score would indicate last Saturday March 20. In the second quarter, down 32-27, Lakers Center Montrezl...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    March 25, 2021

Chargers sign Jared Cook to start at tight end

Last week, the Los Angeles Chargers lost their starting tight end to the New England Patriots. Hunter Henry had been a Charger for the past five seasons, but once he got on the market as a free agent, it was inevitable that the Chargers would lose...

 

Brooke Botkin Named Pac-12 Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week

USC senior outside hitter Brooke Botkin (Houston, Texas/Pearland HS) was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for the week of March 15-21 the Conference announced on Tuesday, March 23. It is...

 

Quick goalie headed to the Hall of Fame?

Los Angeles Kings veteran goalie and future Hall of Fame candidate, Jonathan Quick, is reportedly drawing interest as the April 12 trade deadline approaches, and it is feeling like his days might be n...

 

Matt Roy signs three year extension with the LA Kings

Rob Blake, Los Angeles Kings Vice President and General Manager, made an announcement that they signed defenseman Matt Roy to a three-year contract extension with an average annual value of...

 

Elgin Baylor Dead at 86

Elgin Baylor, the Lakers' 11-time NBA All-Star who soared through the 1960s with a high-scoring style of basketball that became the model for the modern player, died Monday. He was 86. The Lakers...

 

3 Reasons Hero Pay is a Terrible Idea

by Alyssa Erdley News with Attitude The City of Santa Monica last week joined the County and City of Los Angeles in adopting an ordinance granting an additional $5 per hour "hero pay" to workers at large grocery chains and drug retailers. The law tak...

 

Bloomingdale's Closing its Doors in Santa Monica Place This Sunday

By Jack Simon Bloomingdale's, an anchor at Santa Monica Place for the past 10 years, is closing its doors this weekend. The department store at 315 Colorado Ave, fashioned after the New York City's...

 

Equity, Homelessness and Safety

By Samuel Alioto The Santa Monica City Council held a special meeting last Saturday to discuss the community priorities that will guide the biennial (2021-23) budget. In a 4-3 vote, the Council selected the following priorities: addressing...

 

SM City Council Approves Temporary Ban of Non-Residential Developments

By Jack Simon In an effort to “evaluate all available areas of the city for housing potential,” the City Council has approved an interim zoning ordinance (IZO) banning non-residential developments in Santa Monica and single-family dwellings in...

 

Marathon for PAL

By Andrew Cameron, City of SM 3/17 "I felt so accomplished and felt unbeatable," said 17-year-old Audrialice Evans about running her first race. Running has become a passion for her and 7 youths,...

 

City Council Okays Second Permit-Based Shared Mobility Pilot for Santa Monica

The Santa Monica City Council has approved a second permit-based Shared Mobility Pilot Program in the city. At its last meeting, the Council directed staff to issue a Request for Applications (“RFA”) seeking up to four shared mobility operators...

 

Santa Monica Gets $29.3 Million From Stimulus Bill

By Jack Simon There is more for Santa Monica and Westside residents in the recently-passed $1.9 trillion federal stimulus bill than $1,400 checks. The City of Santa Monica is slated to receive $29.3 million in federal grants, according to a report...

 

Section 8 Resident Advisory Board By the Santa Monica Housing Authority

The Santa Monica Housing Authority (SMHA) is expanding its Resident Advisory Board to include all Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) participants, also known as Section 8 tenants. As a current HCV tenant, you are now a member of SMHA’s Resident Advisory...

 

Fred Segal, Designer Who Commodified California Cool, Dies at 87

Fred Segal, whose clothing boutiques became an emblem of Los Angeles cool by selling form-fitting jeans and chambray shirts to the likes of Bob Dylan, Farah Fawcett and the Beatles, died on Feb. 24th...

 

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