Articles from the May 16, 2024 edition


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  • ERBA LA SPECIALS Thursday thru Sunday

    May 16, 2024

    Visit ERBA LA Locations for SPECIALS Thursday thru Sunday...

  • UCLA softball climbing back to the top

    Steven Finley, Sports Editor|May 16, 2024

    The No. 6 UCLA softball team started the 2024 season with a record of 3-4 in their first seven games and one of those losses was 16-0 to Texas. Now the Lady Bruins are riding an eight-game winning streak and they have won 20 of their last 22 games going into this weekend's NCAA West Regionals starting Friday at UCLA's Easton Stadium. The 37-10 Bruins play Grand Canyon University on Friday at 5:30 p.m. According to their head coach Kelly Inouye-Perez the Bruins needed time to find their way...

  • Ex-Riverside Man Agrees to Plead Guilty to Hate and Gun Crimes

    May 16, 2024

    A former Riverside resident who last year shot and wounded two Jewish men as they left religious services in the Pico-Robertson area of Los Angeles has agreed to plead guilty to hate crimes and firearms offenses, the Justice Department announced today. Jaime Tran, 29, has agreed to plead guilty to all charges against him: two counts of hate crimes with intent to kill and two counts of using, carrying, and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. Tran is expected to pl...

  • LAFC Collects Second Consecutive Win

    May 16, 2024

    Media Assets: Interviews With LAFC Head Coach Steve Cherundolo, forward Denis Bouanga, and midfielder Eduard Atuesta Below. The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) picked up its second consecutive victory and its first win away from home in MLS this season, knocking off St. Louis CITY 2-0 at CITYPARK on Wednesday night. Denis Bouanga scored a pair of second-half goals and Hugo Lloris tied a season-high with six saves, including one on a João Klauss penalty kick, to lead the visitors to the win....

  • JOB FAIR

    May 16, 2024

    The County of Los Angeles America's Job Center of California (AJCC) and Teamsters Local 848 will sponsor a job fair on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Where: Teamsters Local 848 Hall, 3888 Cherry Ave., 90807. Open to the general public, and workers from Yellow Freight and 99 Cents Only are welcome. Features 20-30 employers in a wide variety of fields. Register at Eventbrite by following the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/883772115187?aff=oddtdtcreator. Call AJCC at (310)...

  • Centaur track teams feature two of the fastest in the state

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|May 16, 2024

    For the first time in Culver City high school's track and field history the school has two runners that have recorded the fastest times in the state of California. Last weekend in the CIF Division 2 finals Morgan Maddox moved to the top of the list in the girls 400 meters and Duaine Mayrant is the number one 400-meter runner in the boys' division. This all happened at Moorpark high school last Saturday when they both competed in the division finals. Maddox ran 53.50 and Mayrant was clocked in 47...

  • Culver City high school dream baseball season comes to an end

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|May 16, 2024

    Sometimes dreams don't come true and that's what happened to the Centaur baseball team last Tuesday when they were beaten by Camarillo high school 6-4 on the road in the CIF Division 4 semifinal game. Culver City was one game away from making history as the first baseball team to make it to the finals. The Centaurs finished their dream season with a great 25-5 record that included three playoffs wins, a first-place finish in the tough Bay league and memories that will last a lifetime. Last...

  • Avery Anderson, Director of UCLA Track & Field and Cross Country, to Retire from Coaching

    May 16, 2024

    The UCLA track & field and cross country program will be under new leadership in 2024-25, as Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Avery Anderson has announced that he is retiring from coaching. I’d like to thank Dan Guerrero for providing me with the opportunity to return to my alma mater, and to Martin Jarmond for his support over these past four years,” Anderson said. “I love this university, and I’ve been honored to lead these talented young men and women here in Westwood. I have been...

  • Los Angeles Rams trade Skowronek

    May 16, 2024

    The Los Angeles Rams have agreed to trade Receiver BEN SKOWRONEK and a 2026 seventh-round pick to the Houston Texans in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2026 NFL Draft. Skowronek has appeared in 45 career regular season games (12 starts) and recorded 58 receptions for 575 yards and one touchdown to go along with three rushes for 26 yards and one rushing touchdown. He also was a contributor on special teams with 15 solo tackles. Skowronek has appeared in five postseason contests, including...

  • Democratic Club Hold Virtual Forum for City Council Race

    May 16, 2024

    The Culver City Democratic Club, the city's oldest political organization, will hold a forum for Culver City City Council candidates Monday June 3, from 7 to 8:30PM. The event will be livestreamed from the annex of Village Well Books & Coffee. There will be no audience. Community members can watch live on the Democratic Club's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CulverCityDems) and YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/@CulverCityDemocraticClub), and the video will be permanently available on those...

  • Girl From North Country at Pantages

    y Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|May 16, 2024

    Girl From the North Country" is now being performed at the Pantages Theatre featuring 22 songs of the Nobel Prize-winning poet-songwriter-singer Bob Dylan. Conor McPherson is the director and playwright who was wise to choose Dylan's music to convey the message of the production. The setting is the Laine family boarding house during the Great Depression (1934) in Duluth, Minnesota, the birthplace of Dylan. The boarding house is facing foreclosure but is still buzzing with guests from all walks...

  • Los Angeles Chargers Sign Defensive Lineman Justin Eboigbe

    May 16, 2024

    The Los Angeles Chargers today signed rookie defensive lineman Justin Eboigbe (selected No. 105 overall). Eboigbe (pronounced ee-BOYG-bee) saw action in 56 games over five seasons (2019-23) at Alabama as a versatile defensive lineman, helping the Crimson Tide appear in a pair of College Football Playoff National Championships, including a victory to secure a perfect 13-0 season in 2020. He returned from injury to put forth the most productive season of his career last year, earning first-team...

  • Oilers Defeat Kings in Playoff Game

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|May 16, 2024

    In 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 shutout and a 3-1 lead in the seven game series heading back to Edmonton on Wednesday where the Oilers...

  • Public Health Investigating Hepatitis A Outbreak

    May 16, 2024

    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A infections. Public Health has identified five cases among people experiencing homelessness since mid-March 2024. Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection that can be spread from person-to-person even before they feel sick. The infection is caused by the hepatitis A virus, which is found in the stool and blood of people who are infected. Individuals that are unhoused are at higher risk for...