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School District to Present Concert in Solidarity with Ukraine May 1

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...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    April 21, 2022

Ko and Hataoka Share 2nd Round Lead at Wilshire

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...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    April 21, 2022

Alison Lee Has One-Shot Lead at Wilshire

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...

 

Culver City Launches 'Love Local' Music Program

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...

 

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

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...

 

CCUSD Extending Indoor Mask Mandate

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...

 

Emerson College student Keely Martin inducted into Gold Key Honor Society

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...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    April 21, 2022

Chargers 2022 NFL mock draft

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...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    April 21, 2022

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

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...

 

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

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...

 

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

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...

 

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

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...

 

Local Churches Celebrate Easter, Passover

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,...

 

Go Beyond the 4 Questions

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...

 

Local Briefs

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...

 

Longtime SM Attorney Rosario Perry Dead at 75

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....

 

SM Resident Says Staff Misconduct Obstructs Housing Commission

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...

 

Going Postal: SMPD ID's Postman Assailant

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....

 

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

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...

 

LA Mayor Garcetti Bids Adieu; Future Unclear

4.15.22 (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...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    April 21, 2022

Santa Monica is Indeed Unsafe

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...

 

Woman Sues Venice Massage Establishment, Alleging Sexual Assault and Battery

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...

 

Leaders at NFHS Officials Consortium Suggest Changes in Attitudes, Behavior

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...

 

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