Articles from the September 1, 2022 edition


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  • Centaurs Lose to Loyola

    Sep 1, 2022

    Culver City football team lost to Loyola 24-19 last Friday night at Culver City. The Centaurs were down 17-0 in the first half but made a comeback in the second half scoring 19 points after halftime. The 1-1 Centaurs travel to Palmdale on Friday for a 7 p.m. game....

  • Time to let it be a great summer and get back some of the 70s Classic performances of the Beatles

    Sep 1, 2022

    The 10-piece band of accomplished singers and musicians, touring the US and Canada, performing albums of different famous bands, note-for-note, will be making an appearance at the intimate Smothers Theatre-Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine in Malibu on September 8th. Classic Albums Live band will be performing the entire Beatles album “Let It Be.” Released in the summer of 1970, the album is the twelfth and final studio album by the Beatles. Issued almost a month after the...

  • Have a HOT night at the Greek for the start of the Jackson Tour

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|Sep 1, 2022

    The much-anticipated Jackson Browne tour will land at the Greek Theatre on September 4, Labor Day weekend. Perfect timing since many people have the day off the next day and can really let loose and celebrate at the concert. He'll have a solid five-piece band with two female background singers and is calling it his "Evening With" tour, supporting his 2021 GRAMMY-nominated album "Downhill From Everywhere." Legendary singer-songwriter Browne, at 73-years-old, has kept his voice in good shape, so...

  • CC Police Nab Car Burglary Suspects Near Crime Scene

    Sep 1, 2022

    Culver City police have arrested two suspects in connection with a car burglary near Washington Boulevard and Fay Avenue. Officers recently responded to a call about a burglary to a motor vehicle and found near the crime scene “two subjects that matched the suspect’s description in the area,” Culver City Police Department said in a Facebook post this week. “Both subjects were identified and revealed to be on parole.” Police officers conducted a search of the suspects’ vehicle and recovered m...

  • 'The Youth Governor' Film Tells Inspiring Stories Of Youth In Politics

    Sep 1, 2022

    Youth and Government program runs in 47 states across the US and simulates real government, giving teens the chance to make connections and serve as delegates ready to make a change. It's obvious in the documentary that the candidates are passionate and determined to shake up the way politics is done in America. The directors said that elected officials could learn a lot from the film to think about ways they could be more responsive and authentic like the kids in the movie. They tackle bi-partisan cooperation, political scandals and the sheer...

  • Planning Commission to Consider Proposed Development at former Site of 99 Cents Store

    Sep 1, 2022

    A plan to redevelop the former site of a 99 Cents Only Store in the Triangle Center has been submitted to the Culver City Planning Commission. Bastion Development Corp., which bought the site at 12727 Washington Boulevard for $17.7 million in 2018, has proposed a mixed-use project which would include up to 144 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments and 19,100 square feet of ground-floor commercial space above two levels of subterranean parking for 187 vehicles, according to Urbanize LA....

  • Gorbachev Dead at 91

    Sep 1, 2022

    Russian politician Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, has died at the age of 91. Gorbachev died after a long illness on Tuesday at Moscow's Central Clinical Hospital, according to Russian state media agency RIA Novosti. Additional details about the death of the former Soviet leader were not immediately available. One of the most talked about people in the world, here are some quotes about him. British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, BBC interview, December 14, 1984: "I...

  • Come see the sport where thin is not in

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|Sep 1, 2022

    The much-anticipated 22nd annual US Sumo Open will once again be held at the Walter Pyramid - Cal State Long Beach on September 10 featuring over 60 of the world's best sumo wrestlers. It's the largest and longest-running sumo tournament on Earth outside of Japan. There will be 100+ back-to-back matches with preliminary matches beginning at 12pm, qualifying for the main event, which will be from 2pm to 4pm. The Openweight class competition (women and men) at 4pm is always intriguing where skill...

  • City Council Okays Military Equipment Policy, Funding

    Sep 1, 2022

    The Culver City Council has moved forward with an ordinance governing the use of military equipment by the local police and approved funding for such equipment. By a 3-2 vote, the Council at its recent meeting voted approved the military equipment policy required by Assembly Bill 481. The dissenting votes were cast by Mayor Daniel Lee and Councilmember Yasmine-Imani McMorrin. AB 481, which went into effect in January, required the Council to create a policy dealing with how and when the military...

  • Services Planned for Lillian Coopersmith

    Sep 1, 2022

    Services for Lillian Coopersmith of Culver City were held on Monday August 22 at Hillside Memorial Park. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 15th, she was 94 years old. She is survived by her children, Peter Rubenstein, Danny Rubenstein and Sandy Rubenstein, as well as her daughter-in-law Marie-Jeanne Lambert, grandsons Joshua Rubenstein and Aaron Rubenstein, as well as her sisters - Sara, Dora, Ida and Miriam. Those who were fortunate enough to have shared time with Lillian will remember her for her warmth and welcoming smile,...

  • Triple Digit Heat Wave

    Sep 1, 2022

    A heat wave is forecast for Southern California this week. A new week, a new month, a new heat wave — this one the hottest so far this year. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for much of Southern California, as temperatures are expected to hit triple digits this week and into Labor Day weekend...

  • Governor Issues Flex Alert

    Sep 1, 2022

    California and the western U.S. will experience extreme heat this weekend that will strain the grid with increased energy demands. In response, Governor Gavin Newsom has proclaimed a State of Emergency to temporarily increase energy production and reduce demand. The California Independent System Operator has called a Flex Alert for today, August 31, asking Californians to reduce their electricity consumption between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. to save power and reduce the risk of outages. Actions the...

  • CCPD DUI Checkpoint

    Sep 1, 2022

    On Friday September 2nd, the Culver City Police Department will conduct a driving under the influence (DUI) Checkpoint from 7:00 p.m. to midnight at an undisclosed location within the City of Culver City. DUI checkpoint locations are determined based on data showing incidents of impaired driving-related crashes. The primary purpose of DUI checkpoints are to promote public safety by taking suspected impaired drivers off the road. “Impaired drivers put others on the road at significant risk,” Cul...

  • Massive Development Opens Near CC

    Sep 1, 2022

    Located across the street from the La Cienega/Jefferson Metro station, the project occupies an 11-acre property that was previously the site of a radio broadcast facility. In its place, Carmel Partners has built a sprawling mixed-use development that features more than 1,200 apartments and 100,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. Just over half of that ground floor space is occupied is occupied by a Whole Foods, which is set to open for business on August 31. The most visible element of the...

  • Culver Expo Returns

    Sep 1, 2022

    The 2022 Culver Expo is coming up on September 14th, from 3-7 pm at Ivy Station. This year we are celebrating our business community and connecting them with prospective customers, residents, and the Culver City Business Community. We are 2/3 sold out, and if you are interested in exhibiting, the time to sign up is now! Let me know if you are interested call me at 310-287-3850.You can also register for a booth online at https://business.culvercitychamber.com/events/details/cu...

  • The Chargers have enough talent to win the AFC West

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Sep 1, 2022

    For the past six seasons, the Kansas City Chiefs have owned the AFC West, winning the division title six consecutive seasons. Led by their head coach Andy Reid and the outstanding quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs just seem to plug in a new player at a key position each season and they keep on rolling. But the rest of the division may have finally caught up, or at least the Chargers may have. The Los Angeles Chargers are coming off a 9-8 season in 2021, losing three of their last four...

  • USC and UCLA have football openers at home

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|Sep 1, 2022

    The USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins will play their home openers on Saturday. The Bruins will play Bowling Green at 11 a.m. at the Rose Bowl and the Trojans will face Rice at the Coliseum at 3 p.m. Both teams are led by their athletic quarterbacks. The quarterback at USC is Caleb Williams and the signal caller at UCLA is Dorian Thompson-Robinson. Both teams should be better than they were last year after they both added several players through the transfer system. USC will rely on key receivers...

  • Centaurs get ready for Loyola after beating West Torrance

    Steve Finley, Culver City Sports Editor|Sep 1, 2022

    If the first game of the season is any indication the young and inexperience Culver City football may surprise a lot of people. Their 35-13 win over West Torrance last Friday at Culver City showed that the Centaurs might be ready to battle a school like Loyola that has a long history of athletic excellence. Loyola, the All-Boys school near downtown Los Angeles lost their first game of the season at home 34-7 to Damien so they will be looking to redeem themselves. The Centaurs will face the Cubs...

  • Suspend Outdoor Watering Sept 6-20

    Sep 1, 2022

    The West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) is calling on residents and businesses in the service area to temporarily suspend outdoor watering for a fifteen-day period beginning Sept. 6 to Sept. 20 due to the emergency repair of a major Metropolitan Water District pipeline that delivers imported water to West Basin. Given the region’s limited water supplies, extreme drought conditions and the general need to achieve greater water savings, West Basin supports Metropolitan’s call for no...

  • Leadership Culver City Seeks Applicants For 3rd Annual Program

    Sep 1, 2022

    After a two-year hiatus because of the COVID pandemic, Leadership Culver City is pleased to announce that it is seeking applicants for this year’s class, which will begin in September. Interested individuals may find additional information and apply by visiting the website www.leadershipculvercity.org. The application deadline is Friday, Sept. 2, but we encourage interested individuals to apply as soon as possible as participation in the program is limited. Leadership Culver City, which aims t...

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