Articles from the April 21, 2022 edition


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  • School District to Present Concert in Solidarity with Ukraine May 1

    Apr 21, 2022

    The Culver City Unified School District will present a benefit Concert in Solidarity with Ukraine next Sunday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m. at Robert Frost Auditorium, 4401 Elenda St. Tickets are free; a minimum $25 charitable contribution is suggested. In coordination with Culver City Artist Laureate Alexey Steele, the concert will celebrate Ukrainian music, poetry, and art. The event will feature prominent Ukrainian artists, guests, and classical Ukrainian, Russian and Polish composers. Donations will...

  • Ko and Hataoka Share 2nd Round Lead at Wilshire

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Apr 21, 2022

    It was a volatile leaderboard but the cream rose to the top during the 2nd Round of the 2022 DIO Implant LA Open at the Wilshire Country Club on Friday. The world's No. 1 player, Jin Young Ko of South Korea, shot 64 for low round of the tournament to share the lead with Japan's Nasa Hataoka at 7-under par, both with a two-stroke lead over Hannah Green of Australia. "I wasn't expecting to play really well today because in the afternoon it's always hard to play this course," said Ko. "But my...

  • Alison Lee Has One-Shot Lead at Wilshire

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Apr 21, 2022

    Former UCLA Bruin star Alison Lee is the first-round leader in the 2022 DIO Implant LA Open at the Wilshire Country Club. Lee shot a bogey-free 5-under par 66 to take a one-shot lead over Nasa Hataoka of Japan, Emily Pedersen of Denmark, and former the University of Alabama star Emma Talley. 82 players are projected to make the cut at 2-over par after Friday's second round at the very popular stop on the LPGA Tour. "I feel really comfortable, and I would say it's not so much the course but just...

  • Culver City Launches 'Love Local' Music Program

    Apr 21, 2022

    The City of Culver City has launched the “Love Local” Music Program to “enhance economic recovery efforts, enrich commercial corridors and support neighborhood businesses.” Musicians interested in participating in the program may complete an electronic application and upload relevant information by May 6. As part of the #ChooseCulverCity campaign, local musicians - who are Culver City residents or current employees of a business in town – will perform in designated city spaces to enliven b...

  • LACCD Approves Funding for Pilot Program to House At-Risk Students

    Apr 21, 2022

    The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Board of Trustees has voted to direct up to $1,540,408 millions of District funds to pilot a program to provide housing for more than 100 students experiencing homelessness or at high risk of housing insecurity. This is another example of LACCD taking the lead in addressing student basic needs, access and support to underserved students, said District officials after last week’s Board meeting. This innovative program has five local partners: Jovenes, Inc., Los Angeles Room and Board (LARB), Opt...

  • CCUSD Extending Indoor Mask Mandate

    Apr 21, 2022

    Students in the Culver City Unified School District will still have to wear masks inside the classrooms another week. The local school district issued the following statement this week: “Due to the new highly transmissible Omicron variants that have been circulating since mid-March and the recent acceleration in COVID-19 cases nationally, in California, and in Los Angeles County, the Culver City Unified School District has decided to extend the in-door mask mandate for an additional two w...

  • Emerson College student Keely Martin inducted into Gold Key Honor Society

    Apr 21, 2022

    Keely Martin of Culver City, CA was recently inducted into the College's Gold Key Honor Society. The Emerson College Gold Key Honor Society is a prestigious academic society founded at Emerson College in 1962, to recognize and encourage outstanding academic achievement. Membership in the Society is extended to juniors in the top 5 percent and seniors in the top 10 percent of their class who have earned at least 48 credits at Emerson. Keely Martin is majoring in Media Arts Production and is a member of the Class of 2023....

  • Chargers 2022 NFL mock draft

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Apr 21, 2022

    Because of the disappointing and frustrating end to the 2021 season, the Los Angeles Chargers have been very aggressive in NFL free agency and with their off-season acquisitions, they have put themselves in a good position heading into the 2022 NFL draft, which begins on April 28th in Las Vegas. The Chargers have revamped their defense and will have at least four new starters on defense in 2022. The Chargers traded with the Chicago Bears for Pro Bowl linebacker Khalil Mack and signed free agent...

  • Culver City high school boys' volleyball stays competitive during losing season

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|Apr 21, 2022

    The Culver City boys high school volleyball team is stuck between a rock and a hard place. The 2022 team has a lot of inexperience and young players, and they are competing in one of the best leagues in the nation according to head Culver City coach Joe Manzo. Manzo, who has been playing or coaching volleyball most of his life keeps a positive attitude despite facing top teams almost every week in the Bay league. "I have known about this league for years and years," said Manzo who is in his...

  • USC's Earnest Sears III Named Pac-12 Men's Field Athlete of the Week

    Apr 21, 2022

    Earnest Sears III was named Pac-12 Men's Field Athlete of the Week for April 11-19 as he won the Invitational Elite men's high jump competition at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 16 with the second-leading clearance all-time by a Trojan and equaled the 2022 world-leading height, it was announced today (April 19). Sears III won the Invitational Elite men's high jump competition at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays with a personal-best clearance of 7-6.50 (2.30m). That clearance moved Sears III to...

  • LA Kings are working hard this season even though they are down a key player

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|Apr 21, 2022

    The LA Kings are making a strong push for the playoffs and coming down the final stretch with a handful of games left in the regular season. But unfortunately, they're having to do so without veteran defenseman and assistant captain Drew Doughty, which seemed to somewhat dash the Kings hopes of ending an absence from the postseason the last three seasons. The bad news is, he is on the shelf for the remainder of the season after undergoing successful surgery on his wrist. The good news is, he is...

  • Homeless Man Sentenced to Life in Prison For Raping Santa Monica Woman in 2018

    Apr 21, 2022

    A homeless man who was convicted of raping a Santa Monica woman in her Ocean Park apartment in 2018 was sentenced on Friday to 100 years to life in state prison. Dylan James Jensen, now 44, was found guilty last Dec. 7 on seven counts, including rape, sexual battery, sodomy, burglary and assault with a deadly weapon. Santa Monica police arrested Jensen on June 4, 2018 after he entered the victim's apartment in the 2900 block of 4th Street through a sliding glass door of an elevated patio and...

  • Local Churches Celebrate Easter, Passover

    Apr 21, 2022

    by Polly Hanson Santa Monica has 18 churches, and all of them will be conducting Easter services on April 17th. St. Monica’s Catholic Church will conduct it’s easter services at several times throughout Easter Sunday. St. Monica Catholic Church, one of the largest Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The church, located at 7th and California Streets, was erected in 1925 and served as the inspiration for the 1944 film classic Going My Way with Bing Crosby. But you can also watch Easter services online, every two hours sta...

  • Go Beyond the 4 Questions

    Apr 21, 2022

    By Rabbi Michael Gottleib, KM Synagogue With Passover upon us, an almost universal association of the biblical holiday is the rabbinic based four questions. Our tradition has long emphasized the importance of asking questions. Here are four questions of a different type. These don't appear in the Passover Haggadah, but rather the Talmud, tractate Pirkei Avot. Rabbi Shimon Ben Zoma, who lived in Israel during the second century asked them. His questions are thought provoking and non-rhetorical; fitting for added discussion Passover night. 1. "Wh...

  • Local Briefs

    Apr 21, 2022

    Brush Fire Along 10 Freeway 4.09.22: A brush fire along the side of the 10 Freeway near the 17th Street bridge, was visible for miles early Saturday afternoon at about 12 noon PST. Gray smoke from the fire was visible for miles. Traffic backed up behind the fire for about 3 miles, as several units of the Santa Monica Fire Department extinguished the blaze. The fire was extinguished by 1:20 pm. News helicopters circled the site, which is only about a mile East of the McClure Tunnel. The fire...

  • Longtime SM Attorney Rosario Perry Dead at 75

    Apr 21, 2022

    David Ganezer Observer Staff Writer Rosario Perry has died of cancer. He was 75. The longtime landlord's attorney based on Pico Blvd, represented property owners across four decades in Santa Monica. "Rosario truly loved Santa Monica. He was engaged his entire life politically and professionally," said former Santa Monica planning commissioner Sharon Gilpin. "He enjoyed the back and forth of policy discussions and had some great ideas for the City. He was a walking encyclopedia on the history of...

  • SM Resident Says Staff Misconduct Obstructs Housing Commission

    Apr 21, 2022

    The following is public input offered by Ann Thanawalla, before the City Council on April 12, 2022 By now you've received time sensitive notice of misconduct by City staff. I am here to amplify that notice. For months, staff in several offices have been making unilateral decisions that enable professional misconduct by a Housing Commissioner and appear to intentionally impede good work. These shenanigans happen to coincide with your new Housing Commission appointments-folks who are deeply committed to transparency and fixing problems at the...

  • Going Postal: SMPD ID's Postman Assailant

    Apr 21, 2022

    By Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff Writer\ 4.12.22: The Santa Monica Police Department have identified a suspect responsible for the halting of mail carrier service in the 1300 block of 14th Street. Davon Ray Morgan, age undisclosed, is the suspect of an Assault with a Deadly Weapon (broomstick) on a United States Postal Service mail carrier on January 19, 2022. SMPD says Morgan is "known to our officers" and was also familiar to the mail carrier he attacked. He was described as someone who...

  • Aram Han Sifuentes Exhibit At the Skirball Museum until September 2022 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

    Apr 21, 2022

    Some banners displayed ideas of identity,power and belonging in the US. The work presents garments, banners,samplers,quilts some of which were collaborated in her community,exploring the immigrants experiences By The Artist As an immigrant and a daughter of a seamstress, I learned to sew at age six. It was not a choice but rather a necessity to help my mother earn a living. In this way, sewing has ever since been an important part of me, my body memory, and my politics. Sewing is my medium to...

  • LA Mayor Garcetti Bids Adieu; Future Unclear

    Apr 21, 2022

    14 (AP) Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti delivered what amounted to a farewell speech to his city Thursday at a time when it’s not clear when, or where, he’s going. The two-term Democrat delivered his final State of the City address as his nomination by President Joe Biden to become U.S. ambassador to India appears imperiled in the Senate. A vote has been delayed by an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against a former Garcetti top adviser. The nomination has languished sin...

  • Santa Monica is Indeed Unsafe

    Letters|Apr 21, 2022

    By John Alle, Local Business Owner I am responding to the Opinion piece co-authored by City Manager David White and Police Chief Ramon Batista. They responded to the "recent local and regional news coverage of a report portraying Santa Monica as unsafe". I have lived, played and/or worked in Santa Monica since the 1970's. My son attended and graduated from from school here in Santa Monica. The City Manager's and Police Chief's only factual statement is that the "messages (from the media) are...

  • Woman Sues Venice Massage Establishment, Alleging Sexual Assault and Battery

    Apr 21, 2022

    A 28-year-old woman has sued a Venice massage business, alleging she was inappropriately touched by a therapist after she went there for a hot stone massage in 2021. The plaintiff, identified only as Jane P. in the Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit against Spa Soleil Massage, alleges sexual assault, battery, negligence, sexual battery gender violence, civil rights violations and negligent hiring, training, supervision and retention, court officials said this week. The plaintiff seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages. Jane P....

  • Leaders at NFHS Officials Consortium Suggest Changes in Attitudes, Behavior

    Apr 21, 2022

    Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS Chief Executive Officer @KarissaNFHS @KarissaNFHS The shortage of officials in high school sports has been well documented. As we noted in this column a couple of months ago, a survey of state high school associations indicated about 50,000 individuals have ended their days as high school officials since the 2018-19 school year. In addition to trying to interest more people in officiating high school sports, the NFHS and leaders in state associations have been...

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