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CCPD Says Put Those Cell Phones Down

The Culver City Police Department Focuses on Distracted Driving Enforcement On Thursday April 29 , the Culver City Police Department will have additional officers on patrol looking for drivers that...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    April 22, 2021

Chargers 2021 NFL Mock Draft

Unlike last season, the Los Angeles Chargers will not be entering the 2021 NFL draft with the need for a quarterback of the future, due to the selection of quarterback Justin Herbert in the first roun...

 

NASA's Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Makes Historic First Flight

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has made a historic flight on Mars, marking the first powered aircraft on another planet. "Ingenuity is the latest in a long and storied tradition of NASA projects achievin...

 

Culver City Education Foundation Announces Departure of Renae Williams Niles as Executive Director

On behalf of the Culver City Education Board of Directors, it is with extraordinary sadness that I announce that our fearless Executive Director, Renae Williams Niles, has accepted a senior position a...

 

Demo Club Backs Changes in the Culver City Police Department

The City Council will discuss the report from Solidarity Consulting at a special meeting on April 26. The members of the Culver City Democratic Club adopted a resolution calling for major changes in...

 

CCUSD Board Starts Process for New Superintendent Search

The CCUSD Board of Education this week took the first step to finding a replacement for Supt. Leslie Lockhart who announced her retirement last week. At special meeting on Tuesday, the board...

 

Get Your Free Compost in Culver City!

To kick off International Compost Awareness Week, which begins May 2, Culver City Public Works is holding a free compost giveaway event in the parking lot adjacent to the Bone Yard Dog Park next weekend. The giveaway will be held on Saturday May 01,...

 

Leave Your Stinking Hands Off Our Police Department!

The Culver City Council will once again take up the proposals that were part of the report by Solidarity Consulting to remake the Culver City Police Department. The report called for a freeze on hiring new officers along with a reduction in police pe...

 

Police Find Woman with Gunshot Wounds Near Culver and Motor

A woman is now on the mend after she was found on Tuesday night with gunshot wounds in her arm and leg near the corner of Culver Boulevard and Motor Avenue, local police said. Around 10 p.m., Culver City police responded to an incident in that...

 

Community Tip Leads to Arrest of Man Who Allegedly Threatened Employee with Knife

A community tip has led to the arrest of a 24-year-old man who allegedly pulled a knife on a donut shop employee in Culver City, local police said. On February 24, at approximately 5:03 a.m., Culver City Police Department received a call about an...

 

Virtual CC Workshop to Focus on Media Park Revitalization

The City of Culver City, in partnership with the City of Los Angeles, invites residents to participate in a virtual community workshop to discuss the revitalization of Media Park, which is located at the corner of Culver and Venice Boulevards. The...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    April 22, 2021

LAFC battles rival Seattle on Saturday

LAFC successfully opened their fourth MLS season with a 2-0 victory over newcomer Austin FC last Saturday afternoon, April 17, at the Banc of California Stadium. The match didn't exactly go according...

 

Lakers find a silver lining in blowout loss

The Lakers did not give the sparse crowd inside Staples Center much to cheer about in their second game of consecutive tilts against the Utah Jazz last Monday, but they continued to see s star in the...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    April 22, 2021

Track is back at Culver City high school

The track and field season kicked off at Culver City high school last Saturday when the Centaurs hosted Redondo Union in a dual meet. Their next meet is Saturday at North Torrance at 9:15 a.m. "It...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    April 22, 2021

Apple Valley puts a dent in Culver City's great season

Without question, it was another highly dramatic, competitive and entertaining Friday Night Football game last week at Culver City High School to end the season. Unfortunately, the Centaurs came up...

 

CCUSD Supt. Leslie Lockhart Announces Her Retirement After 23 Years in the District

CCUSD Superintendent Leslie Lockhart announced this week that she will be retiring from the school district after 23 years, including four years as superintendent. "As many of you know, I have had...

 

Transforming Pain into Empowerment Through POPS Clubs

It’s hard enough being a teenager navigating the bridge between childhood and adulthood while acclimating to a pandemic, school shutdowns, remote learning, and all the attendant anxiety of these...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    April 22, 2021

Chargers hire Brandon Staley to lead the team into a New Era

At the end of the 2020 regular season, there was only one certainty for the Chargers. They had their franchise quarterback. Everything else was uncertain, including the status of their head coach, Anthony Lynn. That uncertainty was resolved less...

 

Culver City Action Network is Holding an Anti Police Zoom Meeting

Culver City Action Network(CCAN) is holding a zoom meeting on January 24, at a yet to be determined time, to discuss among other issues their efforts to defund the Culver City Police Department and a public safety report by Solidarity Consulting. At...

 

Demo Club to Hold Candidate Forum

The Culver City Democratic Club will hold a virtual Candidate Forum on Wednesday January 26 at 7 PM. We have invited the three Democratic candidates running in the March 2021 Special Election for the...

 

Dodger Hall of Fame Great Don Sutton Dead at 75

Hall of Famer and Los Angeles Dodgers pitching great Don Sutton passed away at his home after battling cancer. Sutton was 75 years of age. Today we lost a great ballplayer, a great broadcaster and, most importantly a great person,” said Dodger...

 

Raiders hire Gus Bradley as Defensive Coordinator

With the recent firing of Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn, the Las Vegas Raiders have swooped and hired Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley to do the same job with the Raiders. Bradley has been the defensive coordinator for the...

 

Mesopotamia Civilization Begins April 21–August 16, 2021 at the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades.

Mesopotamia-the land "between the rivers" in modern-day Iraq-was home to the ancient Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians. Among their many achievements are the creation of the earliest known script...

 

Local Briefs

Staples Center Reopens The Staples Center reopened Friday April 16, after a 13 month closure due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Just 2000 fans will be admitted to watch the Lakers play their traditional rival the Boston Celtics, in the 19,000 capacity...

 

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