Articles from the April 23, 2020 edition


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  • Chargers Draft Their Quarterback of the Future

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Apr 23, 2020

    When the Chargers and quarterback Philip Rivers mutually agreed to part ways earlier this year, it left the team without a franchise quarterback or a quarterback of the future for the first time in about two decades. That hole lasted just a few months. With the 6th pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Chargers selected their quarterback of the future, Justin Herbert of the Oregon Ducks. Herbert has all the tools to be an NFL franchise quarterback. Herbert is 6-feet-6, 236 pounds....

  • Mayoral Rotation at Next Council Meeting

    Apr 23, 2020

    The Culver City Council will select a new mayor Monday night without the acrimony of last year's annual rotation. Vice Mayor Goran Eriksson will most likely take over the mayoral reins as current Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells announced at a recent council meeting that she would support him for that ceremonial post. Councilmember Alex Fisch is the longest serving councilmember who hasn't served in either position and is expected to be elected vice mayor. Prior councils had loosely followed the...

  • Current Coronavirus Totals

    Apr 23, 2020

    As of press time the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reports 44 cases of COVID19 in Culver City with one death attributed to the virus. Countywide the total infected stands at 15,140 with 663 deaths. The rate of infection in Culver City has risen to 110.4 per 100,000 population....

  • Restaurants

    Apr 23, 2020

    The below listings are taken from public notifications. We have made every effort to display the correct information. Customers should check with the individual businesses for changes. Local business wo wish to be listed for free should email publisher@culvercityobserver.com and put Free Listing in the subject title. George Petrelli’s Steakhouse Wed-Sun 1-7pm Takeout Orders with curbside pickup 5615 Sepulveda Blvd (310) 397-1488 (310) 398-9777 www.georgepetrellisteaks.com Tito’s Taco’s For the safety of our customers and employees we are close...

  • Culver City Council Extends Commercial Eviction Moratorium Through May 31

    Stephen Hadland, Observer Editor and Publisher|Apr 23, 2020

    The Culver City Council met via conference call Monday night in compliance with the County Health Department's guidelines on large groups meeting in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. During the conference call, which was broadcast live on the city's website, the Council voted to extend the commercial eviction moratorium through May 31, confirming the City Manager's order of April 7. Councilmember Alex Fisch cited the orders by the governor halting evictions and foreclosures. He urged business...

  • City Should Assume Liability For Unpaid Rents

    Letters|Apr 23, 2020

    Dear Editor, I sent the following to Culver City's City Manager John Nachbar regarding his Public Order dated March 27, 2020, which in essence puts the onerous on landlords to assume a financial burden if a tenant is unable to pay rent due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Dear Mr. Nachbar, I read your Public Order dated March 27, 2020 and I understand the need for tenant protection during this pandemic and for the most part I support the Order. However, there is one item in the Order I believe needs...

  • ROBERT "Sweet Old Bob" MARTZ

    Apr 23, 2020
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    Robert Martz was born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 15, 1931. He married Joan (Mary Joan Polivka), also from Cleveland, in 1953. While in the Army, their first child, George, was born, and at only 30 days old, he went to be with the Lord in 1954. When Bob was discharged from the Army, he and Joan headed to Southern California to start a new life. Bob worked in heating and air conditioning for ten years at Hughes Aircraft and twenty-eight years at LAX (Los Angeles International Airport). Their...

  • World's Most Remote Territory Bans Visitors, In an Attempt to Avoid Covid-19 outbreak

    Apr 23, 2020

    By Samuel Alioto Coronavirus epidemic avoided (hopefully) in the world's most remote inhabited islands, Tristan de Cunha Citing an influenza epidemic somehow brought to the Island in March, the government of the world's most remote territory has banned any visitors for the time being. The hope is that the Wuhan Coronavirus will not infect the islands population of 246 people. Pitcairn island, home of the Bounty mutineers, is a bit more famous than Tristan de Cunha. But an examination of world...

  • Dodgers Launch COVID-19 Relief Efforts

    Apr 23, 2020

    The Los Angeles Dodgers, Dodgers Foundation, and iHeartMedia Los Angeles announced today that they will be providing critical donations to support local COVID-19 relief efforts that will aim to uplift significantly impacted Angelenos, including our most vulnerable populations and those on the front lines of this crisis. Relief efforts will address those experiencing homelessness, food insecurity, difficulty with basic needs and provide support for health care workers. The campaign will kick off...

  • Exer Urgent Care Now Offering COVID-19 Testing

    Apr 23, 2020

    Exer Urgent Care, an ER alternative staffed by ER doctors, today announced onsite testing for COVID-19 is available at clinic locations across Southern California. This news comes following Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti's announcement that any Los Angeles County resident who has symptoms may apply to be tested for the virus. In efforts to support patient care, Exer is offering drive-up testing at seven clinic locations including Calabasas, Stevenson Ranch, Northridge, Sherman Oaks, Pasadena,...

  • Council Votes Gun Stores as "Essential Service"

    Apr 23, 2020

    Faced with hundreds of speaker cards supporting gun stores and read by the city clerk, the city council voted 5-0 to allow Martin B. Retting gun store to remain open. Council ruled that firearm retailers are part of the essential critical infrastructure and are allowed to be open during the COVID-19 local emergency. In a press release the city stated, “The policy is consistent with [Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency] CISA Guidance and the County of Los Angeles’ current positions regarding the inclusion of firearms retailers as...

  • Culver City Animals

    Letters|Apr 23, 2020

    Dear Editor: Following up on the recent letter by Madeline Bernstein, President spcaLA, “In time of uncertainty, spcaLA is essential”, I would like to add information for those residents who love their pets but are experiencing financial problems during this time of the COVID-19 crisis. As the Director of Friends of Culver City Animals and a District Leader (District 37) for The Humane Society of the United States, I am in receipt of an extensive list of national and state resources for pet own...

  • From City Hall

    Apr 23, 2020

    From the Offices of John Nachbar, City Manager and Emergency Services Manager The City of Culver City continues to cooperate with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to respond to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Los Angeles County. See all updates from Culver City City Hall at www.CulverCity.org/Coronavirus You Are “Safer at Home” On March 20, 2020 the City issued a “Safer at Home” emergency order. All residents of the City of Culver City are require...

  • Chargers 2020 NFL Mock Draft

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Apr 23, 2020

    The Los Angeles Chargers will be entering the 2020 NFL draft with the need for a quarterback of the future, the need to add speed on the outside and the need to add depth on the offense. This draft will be focused on the offensive side of the ball. The Chargers were able to take care of most of their needs on defense through free agency, with the additions of cornerback Chris Harris, defensive tackle Linval Joseph and linebacker Nick Vigil. Here is our Chargers 2020 NFL mock draft for the draft...

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