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 News    May 6, 2021

City Council to Consider 'Hero Pay' Mandate for Local Hospital Workers

Hospital workers in Culver City may get receive a temporary $5 hourly pay increase next month. The City Council will consider at its upcoming meeting next Monday a "hero pay" mandate for clinicians,...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Pedestrian Killed by Metrorail train

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train Thursday afternoon in Culver City, halting train service on the Metro Expo line in the area. The incident happened about 12:57 p.m. Thursday near...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

DPSS Launches Annual CalFresh Awareness Month Campaign

The Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) has launched its annual CalFresh Awareness Month campaign to publicize the CalFresh Nutrition Program and acknowledge community partners throughout the...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

May is Bicycle Safety Month Share the Road and "Go Safely"

May is National Bicycle Safety Month. The Culver City Police Department encourages drivers to slow down when passing bicyclists and asks bicyclists to be visible, predictable, and safe on the road....

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Rotary Lucky Ducks are Ready to Swim!

Culver City Rotary Lucky Ducky Race will be at the Culver-Palms YMCA pool on May 21. This year the swim will benefit Upward Bound House. Their mission is to eliminate homelessness among families with...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Officer Safety Bills Stall in Appropriations Committee

As acts of violence and threats towards code enforcement officers rise, two California Senate bills aimed at increasing safety measures have stalled after being placed on the Senate Appropriations Committee’s suspense file. At a time when violent...

 
 By Eric Lambkins II    Sports    May 6, 2021

Lakers find a way to win against the Nuggets

After Anthony Davis blocked Facundo Campazzo's 3-point attempt which sealed the win for the Los Angeles Lakers, Davis patted his chest and declared, "We're back! We're back!" Their 93-89 victory over...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    May 6, 2021

Trojans dominate the Bruins in track and field

The USC Trojans came into Westwood last Sunday and dominated the UCLA Bruins in their annual dual meet. The Bruins men dropped the baton in the 400-meter relay in one of the first races on the track...

 

Community Covid-19 Vaccine Drive at Banc of California Stadium May 7-8

The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) is proud to once again partner with the L.A. County Department of Public Health to host a community COVID-19 vaccination clinic operated by USC Pharmacy for fans and community members on Friday, May 7 and...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    May 6, 2021

Coach Hooper does double duty in the weight room and on the field

Culver City high school football team has some of the best coaches in Southern California and one of them is their strength and conditioning and wide receiver coach Michael Hooper. Hooper is a former...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    May 6, 2021

Charger fans have hope after a good 2021 NFL Draft

In the 1994 movie, “The Shawshank Redemption,” a constant theme throughout the movie was hope. As Andy Dufresne said to his good friend Red, “hope is a good thing, maybe even the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” That is true as...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    May 6, 2021

Rams hope they made the right draft picks

On paper, the Los Angeles Rams got decent results without the benefit of a first-round pick during the 2021 NFL Draft in Cleveland. They were resourceful in gaining three additional picks in the last...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Look Out For Those School Kids

As Schools Reopen for In-Person Learning, the Culver City Police Department Encourages Drivers, Parents and Students to "Go Safely" As students and staff return to schools for in-person instruction,...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

St. Bernard High School Returns Students to Campus!

Smiling faces, hidden by facemasks of course, were evident across the St. Bernard High School campus last week as the Playa del Rey school launched a successful Welcome Week event that saw students...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Local Briefs

Petition Drive to Recall Mike Bonin Disgusted with a proposal to house the homeless at Will Rogers State Beach, two Venice residents have launched a petition drive to recall Mike Bonin from the Los Angeles City Council. A recall petition on...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

N. Cal Fire Set to Cover Murder

A California fire that killed two people last year was intentionally set to cover up a murder, investigators revealed in a press briefing. The Markley Fire was started in Northern California's Solano County on Aug. 18, 2020 near where police found th...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Fire Near Westlake High

Several Westlake Village homes were evacuated Thursday afternoon after a brush fire burned 24 acres north of Westlake High School. The fire in the 500 block of Country Valley Road, drew about 5...

 

Paw & Order

1 in 3 Californians Believe Daily Dog Walks should be law. • 43% believe dog owners who don't walk their pets should receive a life ban from owning pets. • Half think tying up dogs for over an...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

City to Make Boards & Commissions More Woke

By Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer The City Council this week approved notable changes to Santa Monica’s boards, commissions and task forces to “increase their effectiveness, attract diverse representation from the community and align their...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

SM Public Counter Reopens City Offers In-Person Services by Appointment Starting May 3

By Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer The City of Santa Monica has announced its public counter will offer in-person permit services by appointment on select days beginning next Monday, May 3. The...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

SMMUSD to Sell $280 Million in Bonds

By Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is preparing to sell $280 million of bonds for both Measure M (for Malibu Schools) and Measure SMS (for Santa Monica Schools) in the coming months, district...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

SMPD Officers Use Narcan for Opioid Overdose

On April 25, 2020 at about 6:08 PM, Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) officers came to Virginia Park in response to a call about an an overdose. The man who had called 911, said that he...

 

Statewide Vaccine Surplus

As LA County Medical Chief Barbara Ferrer admits, Los Angeles is starting to run out of people to vaccinate with Covid vaccines. California is in far better shape than just weeks ago when scoring an appointment was cause for celebration. Today, Los A...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Arrests In Attack on Lady Gaga's dog walker

Five people have been arrested and charged for their alleged involvement in the February shooting and robbery of Lady Gaga's dog walker, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Three of the...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Cal Loses People, Builds More

Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff Writer According to the 2020 Census, there was a net loss of 500,000 people from California over the last decade. Half a million people left the state, half of them apparently from the Los Angeles area. California is los...

 

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