Articles from the May 2, 2024 edition


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  • UCLA's DeShaun Foster reaches back for old traditions

    Eric Lambkins II, Sports Reporter|May 2, 2024

    We keep memories alive and go on vibrant voyages through unique customs and timeless rituals with our traditions; through them, we pay homage and respect to the past. Traditions are the keys that unlock the doors to our past, whispering tales of bygone days and forgotten adventures. They are the threads that weave together the fabric of our lives, stitching us to our roots and keeping alive the essence of our cultural heritage. They evoke a profound sense of nostalgia, a bittersweet longing for...

  • ERBA LA SPECIALS

    May 2, 2024

    Visit ERBA Markets 3 locations for SPECIALS Thursday thru Sunday...

  • Registration for CCUSD's Popular Dual Language

    May 2, 2024

    The future is multilingual, and the Culver City Unified School District is poised to prepare students for a world where speaking more than one language gives them advantages in the classroom and beyond. CCUSD, a national leader in dual language immersion programs, is now accepting registrations for its K-12 dual language immersion programs in both Spanish and Japanese for the 2024-2025 school year. Registration will remain open until May 17. There are many benefits to being multilingual,...

  • High-Ranking MS-13 Leader Arraigned on Terrorism Indictment

    May 2, 2024

    Last week, Fredy Ivan Jandres-Parada, also known as "Lucky de Park View" and "Lacky de Park View," a high-ranking leader of La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, was arraigned at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York by United States Magistrate Judge Steven L. Tiscione. Jandres-Parada and 13 other high-ranking MS-13 leaders were indicted in December 2020 on terrorism offenses relating to their direction of the transnational criminal organization's criminal activities in the...

  • Camerata Pacifica's Second Baroque Series

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|May 2, 2024

    At Zipper Hall, Camerata Pacifica presented their second Baroque Series concert curated by 18th century master baroque and Avery Fisher Career Grant flautist Emi Ferguson titled "The French Dispatch." Joining her were some of the country's leading Baroque experts playing period instruments: Rachel Ellen Wong (violin), the first violinist to receive a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant; Doug Balliet (viola da gamba), a professor of Baroque bass at The Juilliard School; Michael Sponseller...

  • Woman's Club Meeting Includes Breakfast

    May 2, 2024

    Please join our dynamic group of women on Monday, May 13. 1Check in time is 10am with the meeting starting at 10:30am. Our meeting will be a little different than usual as will be having a brunch when we arrive. The menu will include fruit salad, breakfast burritos filled with eggs, potatoes, and vegetables. Also bagels, lox and cream cheese and some sweet treats will be provided. The total cost is $5.00 (you can’t beat this) but you must RSVP to patct33@gmail.com) This meeting is the last meeting before summer. You will get to meet the new o...

  • Four Culver City high school teams will be in the CIF playoffs

    Steve Finley and George Laase, Observer Staff|May 2, 2024

    Culver City high school is known for having an outstanding athletic program and this year is no different. Four teams have punched their ticket to the prestigious CIF Southern Section playoffs that start this week. The baseball and girl lacrosse teams play their first-round games today, Thursday and the boys and girls track and field teams drive into action on Saturday, May 4. The baseball team will start their quest for a CIF title at 3:15 p.m. Thursday when they host 14-13 Castaic. If they...

  • Analyzing and Reviewing the Chargers 2024 NFL Draft

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|May 2, 2024

    The Los Angeles Chargers have completed the 2024 NFL Draft, their first under the new leadership of head coach Jim Harbaugh and general manager Joe Hortiz. The Chargers had nine draft picks from Round One through Round Seven in the three-day draft held in Detroit, Michigan last week. The Chargers accomplished their goals in this draft. The team wanted to improve the offensive line, and they drafted the top ranked offensive lineman in this draft, Joe Alt of Notre Dame. They needed to add wide...

  • The UCLA Football Spring Showcase returns to the Rose Bowl

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|May 2, 2024

    In a return to a UCLA Bruin football tradition, the Rose Bowl was the setting for the UCLA Bruins Football Spring Showcase on Saturday afternoon, April 27. A crowd of 11,703 fans enjoyed the opportunity to watch the Bruins play some spring football and bring back the tradition of the Bruin Walk, where the team walks through the tailgate party areas on the way to the stadium. It gives the Bruin players an opportunity to engage with fans and family before the game. It feels like the fun in Bruins...

  • BIG TEN ANNOUNCES 2024-25 MEN'S BASKETBALL CONFERENCE OPPONENTS

    May 2, 2024

    LOS ANGELES – The UCLA men’s basketball Big Ten Conference schedule for the 2024-25 season will include 20 league games, with the Bruins playing 14 opponents once and facing three opponents for two games, as announced by the Big Ten office on Wednesday. UCLA will take on crosstown rival USC, as well as Oregon and Washington, for two games each (referred to as two-plays). Those matchup pairs will include one road game and one home game. The Bruins will face the league’s other 14 teams for one game – seven of those at home, and seven contests on...

  • Kings Face Elimination in Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|May 2, 2024

    IIn Game 4, of the First Round of the Western Conference Stanley Cup playoffs between the L.A. Kings and Edmonton Oilers at Crypto.com Arena, the highlight was the outstanding goaltending of Oilers netminder Stuart Skinner. The Oilers dynamic duo of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl typically get all the attention, but it was Skinner's night. Skinner saved all 33 shots, giving the Oilers a 1-0 shoutout and a 3-1 lead in the seven game series heading back to Edmonton on Wednesday where the Oilers...

  • Santa Monica College to Host "Mother's Day & More" Glass Art Sale at Virginia Ave. Park

    May 2, 2024

    Handmade Glass Vases, Platters, Jewelry, and More at Great Prices, Sale Supports the SMC Art Department and Events at Virginia Avenue Park Santa Monica College (SMC) will hold a special fundraising Mother's Day & More Glass Sale just in time for the annual holiday. The SMC Mother's Day & More Glass Sale will be held Saturday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Virginia Avenue Park, located at 2200 Virginia Avenue, Santa Monica. Proceeds from this sale will benefit the SMC Art Department and...

  • Beyond Pre-K in Spanish preschool gets kids ready for the future

    Steve Finley, Observer Staff|May 2, 2024

    Do you wish your children were bilingual in English and Spanish? One of the best preschools in Culver City and on the West side for Spanish immersion language is Beyond Pre-K in Spanish which is sponsored by the Culver City Parks and Recreation Department. This celebrated school is not just about language. There is music, fun physical education activities, art projects and most important, lasting friendships. Beyond Pre-K in Spanish recently hosted its annual Open House where parents were able...

  • CCHS in Top 20% in California

    May 2, 2024

    Serving 2,228 students in grades 9-12, Culver City High School ranks in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 48% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 69% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%). Nationaly Culver City High...

  • Santa Monica College Music Department to Host Free Piano Master Class

    May 2, 2024

    The Santa Monica College (SMC) Music Department will host renowned piano educator Dr. Emmanuel L. Lancaster in "Master Class: Piano Technique with E.L. Lancaster," a coaching workshop for SMC piano students. The master class is free and will be held on Thursday, May 16, at 11:15 a.m. in the Music Hall at the SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street (at Santa Monica Boulevard), Santa Monica. Free parking on premises. Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis. Dr. Lancaster teaches...

  • Santa Monica College Annual Student Art Show Gallery Reception May 11

    May 2, 2024

    The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery will present the annual SMC Art Department Student Exhibit. The theme for this year's show is "Are You Seen?" The exhibition - featuring 70 pieces chosen from more than 150 works submitted by students in SMC's art classes - will be open to the public from Monday, May 6, through Monday, May 20, with a gallery reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. SMC art students selected the exhibition's theme with these thoughts in mind:...

  • Report on Racial Identity Profiling to Community Members

    Stephen Hadland, Culver City Observer Editor & Publisher|May 2, 2024

    On April 4, community meeting offered by the Culver City Police Department to review the Racial Identity Profiling Act (RIPA) data for the year 2023 took close to two hours, and included opportunities to ask questions. The meeting was led by Dr. Paul Conor, a specialist in organizational psychology who consulted on the presentation. Conor TOLD THE GROUP that the California law mandates all state and local law enforcement agencies to collect and report detailed information about every person...

  • SMC's Drescher Planetarium Presents Free, Live Virtual Shows Fridays in May

    May 2, 2024

    Santa Monica College's John Drescher Planetarium continues its Friday evening events in May 2024 with free, live virtual shows presented online at smc.edu/planetarium. This month's friendly shows will look at ground-based observatories, the Kuiper Belt and Oort cloud, astrophotography, and SpaceX competitors. This month will also feature "Supernova," the first show in the new Deep Sky Deep Dive series. The Friday evening shows are at 8 p.m. and are preceded by a streamlined virtual digest of...

  • Dinah's Family Restaurant Moves During Construction

    May 2, 2024

    On Monday, May 6, Dinah's Family Restaurant, a favorite of locals since 1959 and immortalized by the cult films The Big Lebowski and Little Miss Sunshine, will move to 4130 S. Sepulveda in Culver City under the new name "Dinah's Kitchen". The last day for Dinah's Family Restaurant at 6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd. will be Tuesday, April 30. Another Googie gone, the family released this statement: "This move marks the end of an era for us, as well as a push forward into our next chapter. We have been...

  • Newsom Recall Part Deux

    Stephen Hadland, Culver City Observer Editor & Publisher|May 2, 2024

    Activists who successfully placed a recall on California's ballot in 2021 and forced the Democratic governor to spend tens of millions are trying to oust him again. Newsom is often listed as a possible candidate for President of the United States in 2028. Conservative activists are launching another attempt to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom, seeking to capitalize on anger over the state's yawning budget deficit and arguing that the top White House surrogate must be stopped before he can...

  • Giuseppe Verdi's Romantic Tragedy

    Mona Day, Special to the Culver City Obseerver|May 2, 2024

    LA Opera will present a beloved staple of the opera repertoire, Giuseppe Verdi's romantic tragedy La Traviata, from April 6 through 27. The story of La Traviata, The Fallen Woman, follows the Parisian courtesan Violetta Valéry whose love affair with Alfredo Germont offers her an unexpected taste of true love, but also devastating consequences when Alfredo's father intervenes. The story is based on the life of a real woman Marie Duplessis who rose from poverty to become one of 19th-century...

  • VJCC-Based BSA Troop 764 Court of Honor Set for May 4

    May 2, 2024

    One year after 13 members of BSA Troop 764 were ceremonially recognized for earning the rank of Eagle Scout, the troop has announced that 10 more young men will be similarly feted at its annual Eagle Court of Honor on Saturday, May 4 at the Venice Japanese Community Center, aka the VJCC. The 10 scouts who will be recognized for earning scouting's highest rank are Mason Beard (Da Vinci Science High School); Benjamin Blackburn (North High School, Torrance); Aidan Brady (Venice High School); Sodoo...

  • Ocean Water Use Warning for Los Angeles County Beaches

    May 2, 2024

    BEACH AREA WARNINGS: · Leo Carrillo State Beach in Malibu 100 yards up and down the coast from the public restrooms. · Inner Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro The entire swim area. · Latigo Shore Drive in Malibu 100 yards up and down the coast from the public access steps. · Malibu Pier in Malibu 100 yards up and down the coast from the pier. · Marie Canyon Storm Drain at Puerco Beach 100 yards up and down the coast from the public access steps. · Sweetwater Canyon Storm Drain at Carbon Canyon Beach...

  • Santa Monica College Presents Free Annual Children's Concert – "Melody in Motion"

    May 2, 2024

    Santa Monica College (SMC) will hold its Annual Children's Concert - "Melody in Motion" - a popular event that welcomes families and music lovers of all ages. The performance is free and will be held Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m. in the Music Hall at the SMC Performing Arts Center, located at 1310 11th Street (at Santa Monica Boulevard), Santa Monica. Free parking on premises. Seating is on a first-arrival basis. Under the direction of SMC music instructor Megumi Smith, the concert will present...

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