Articles from the May 18, 2017 edition


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  • LA Sparks Receive Championship Rings

    WNBA|May 18, 2017

    Last Friday night, in a pre-game celebration, the 2016 WNBA Champions, LA Sparks, received their 2016 Championship Rings. League Commissioner, Lisa Borders handed out the rings to all the players and coaches, along with team management. Magic Johnson was on hand to enjoy the ceremony. As Fate would have it, Kristi Toliver received her ring also. She left the Sparks signing with the Washington Mystics as a free-agent when she couldn't come to terms with the Sparks. After the ceremony, it was time...

  • WALK FOR YOUR LIFE!

    Sandra Coopersmith|May 18, 2017
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    Remember that classic Jack Benny routine where a thief accosts him and says, “Your money or your life”? Benny pauses for a long while and finally responds, “I’m thinking, I’m thinking. . .”I laughed myself silly the first time I heard that bit. But as a cancer survivor I now visualize that robber as cancer because it takes a lot of money to fund lifesaving research into prevention and treatment of this disease.That’s why walking in a Relay For Life to help raise those funds is so important to...

  • It's Lakers vs. Celtics Again; This Time in Rebuilding

    Mitch Chortkoff|May 18, 2017

    Draft Success Excites Lakers But Celtics Are Way Ahead Of Them By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Several years ago the Lakers and Celtics were terrible. Those championship battles in their history were only memories. But Boston. driven by Danny Ainge, started doing things right. They selected well and piled up top level draft choices in trades. By contrast, the Lakers floundered with Jim Buss as the top basketball executive and Mitch Kupchak as general manager. The club stood still, changing one...

  • Big Trouble In Fox Hills? Please Read On

    Observer Columnist|May 18, 2017

    Are developers causing trouble for Fox Hills? Could greedy developers be behind the large group of youths causing trouble at the Fox Hills Mall and in Fox Hills? Are the developers secretly using social media to target youths in South Central Los Angeles, getting them to travel by bus all the way over to Fox Hills and cause mayhem? Are these developers using rowdy youths to drive down the cost of the Fox Hills Plaza and other real estate in Fox Hills by creating fear and causing owners to sell and sell low? Currently, Fox Hills real estate is...

  • Sofie Biosciences To Acquire Zevacor Pharma

    May 18, 2017

    Sofie Biosciences, Inc., of Culver City announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which it will purchase Zevacor Pharma (previously IBA Molecular North America) and its high-performance manufacturing and distribution network of PET imaging diagnostics and radio-therapeutics. Sofie Biosciences, Inc., (SOFIE) is a developer of molecular imaging diagnostics and technologies to empower widespread access to Positron Emission Tomography (PET). Zevacor Pharma, currently owned by Illinois Health and Science (IHS), is a highly...

  • Rotarians to Honor Culver City Police Officers

    May 18, 2017

    OfficersThe Culver City Rotary Club and the Culver City Exchange Club are proudly sponsoring a luncheon to honor members of the Culver City Police Department and Police Explorer Scouts for their outstanding service to the community. The community is invited to attend on Tuesday, May 23 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Culver City. Along with honorees from the Police Department there will be a special acknowledgement of a Community Hero who courageously helped others in need. Selected for their dedication, bravery and loyal service to...

  • Smarter Water Town Hall Packs the House in Culver City

    May 18, 2017

    Local Water Experts Expose Shortcomings of Proposed Ocean Desalination Plant and Highlight Alternatives Culver City residents and other engaged community members convened at the Veterans Memorial Building last week for an enlightening community discussion on the future of LA’s most precious resource: water. The Smarter Water Town Hall, which took over a regular meeting of the West LA Group of the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter, was organized by a coalition of environmental groups in response to West Basin Municipal Water District’s proposed oce...

  • Culver Planning Commissioner Scott Wyant Succumbs

    Stephen Hadland|May 18, 2017

    Culver City Planning Commissioner Scott Wyant died Thursday morning at home after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was 65. Wyant was an unsuccessful candidate for city council last year and had announced his intention to run in the 2018 race. Shortly thereafter he was diagnosed with brain cancer. Wyant was an avid body surfer and owner of Scott Wyant Information Systems. He was a regular at the morning breakfast held by the Culver City Chamber of Commerce where he delivered “tech talk” updating...

  • Why Was Ed Asner So Grumpy?

    Carole Bell|May 18, 2017

    Trick question! He wasn't; he uses it to cover up the pussycat he really is. Surprise: Asner's beloved, not just for seven Emmy's and television roles. Turns out, Asner's quite the hero. Honored by the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival for his charity work and activism, it was non-stop praise all night. Sharon Gless, next to husband Barney Rosenzweig: "I'm here because I love Ed Asner"Gavin MacLeod: "Ed, you've gotten every award known to man, and you deserved most of them."Matthew Modine: "He's...

  • Be Part of the Culver City Centennial Time Capsule

    May 18, 2017

    To celebrate Culver City’s 100th birthday, we are putting together a Centennial Time Capsule! On completion, the Time Capsule will create a snapshot of who we are and what we value in Culver City in 2017 so future generations may look back and learn about us as they then move forward into the future. As part of the Centennial Committee, a Time Capsule sub-committee was created, chaired by Marcus G. Tiggs. While the sub-committee continues to work out logistic details for the Time Capsule, we look to you, the citizens of Culver City, for i...

  • Big Trouble In Fox Hills? Please Read On

    Neil Rubenstein|May 18, 2017

    Are developers causing trouble for Fox Hills? Could greedy developers be behind the large group of youths causing trouble at the Westfield Culver City and in Fox Hills? Are the developers secretly using social media to target youths in South Central Los Angeles, getting them to travel by bus all the way over to Fox Hills and cause mayhem? Are these developers using rowdy youths to drive down the cost of the Fox Hills Plaza and other real estate in Fox Hills by creating fear and causing owners...

  • Clippers Purchase Development League Team

    Mitch Chortkoff|May 18, 2017

    As Clipper fans wonder what the team will do following its disappointing finish in the recently completed season the team took a step forward this week. The Clippers purchest a development league team named the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario. The team will have 24 home games next season at the Citizens Bank Arena. Coach Doc Rivers is happy that the Clippers will have a minor league team close to home, joining 25 other NBA teams in that position. A local example is the Lakers had players...

  • Culver Wins Playoff Game In 11 Innings

    Fred Altieri|May 18, 2017

    It was encore performance for the team, the seniors and the school. With a burst of unbridled energy the entire Culver City High baseball team raced from the dugout and engulfed teammate Jason Zeidman in a mass celebration just beyond first base and into right field. The Centaurs had just defeated visiting Oxnard High 3-2 in the 11th inning in the 2017 CIF Playoff play-in game on Tuesday, May 16. For the solid fan base it was nervous time from the first to the very last pitch. For the players...

  • Culver City High Names Reggie Morris, Jr. Head Basketball Coach

    May 18, 2017

    After an extensive interviewing process among a pool of national caliber candidates Culver City High is pleased to announce the hiring of Reggie Morris, Jr. as its new Head Boys Basketball Coach. Morris has been an Assistant Coach for Division I Loyola Marymount University the past year, after successfully leading Redondo Beach High, St. Bernard High and Leuzinger High to a combined three CIF Championships and one State Title over the course of 14 celebrated years of head coaching success in Southern California. Morris, who developed NBA supers...

  • UCLA Softball to Host NCAA Regionals

    Steve Finley|May 18, 2017

    The UCLA softball team will host the Southern California NCAA Regionals this weekend beginning with their game against Lehigh at 8:30 p.m. tonight (Friday) at Easton Stadium on the UCLA campus. If the Bruins win on Friday they will play on Saturday at 2 p.m. If they win their game on Saturday they will play on Sunday at 4 p.m. in the championship round. The other two teams in the three-day four-team double-elimination tournament are San Jose State and Fullerton. The No. 9 Bruins are 42-13 and...

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