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Articles from the May 20, 2021 edition

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Stolen French Bulldog Reunited with Owner; Suspect Nabbed by CC Police

Culver City police arrested on Saturday a man who allegedly stole at gunpoint a 10-month-old French bulldog in Fox Hills earlier this week. "The French bulldog was located (unharmed) and returned to i...

 

Culver City Covid-19 Update

The Los Angeles County Public Health Department has reported the following Covid-19 totals for Culver City and LA County: Cases in Culver City – 2220 as of 5/19 Deaths in Culver City – 110 as of...

 

Missing Oregon Teen May be in Culver City

A 13-year-old boy from Oregon is missing and maybe in the Culver City or Venice area according to the family. They are asking the public for help finding him and believes he could be living in the Venice Beach or Culver City area. They Scail Thomas...

 

Culver City Education Foundation Kicks Off 40th Anniversary

The Culver City Education Foundation kicked off its 40th anniversary year celebration with a successful "drive in" fundraiser on May 1 that raised $55,000. More than 100 families watched a special...

 

Road Closure

He Culver City Police Department has closed Higuera St. between Hubbard St. and Krueger St. Due to natural gas leak. Repair crews are on the way, please avoid the area....

 

School Board Approves Contract with Ray and Associates to Conduct Superintendent Search

The CCUSD Board of Education this week approved the contract with the consulting firm, Ray and Associates, LLC. to conduct the search for the next superintendent. Under the contract, the local school...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    May 20, 2021

The End of Single-Family Zoning?

Dear Editor, On Monday, May 10, the Culver City Council voted 3-2 to put on the June 14 agenda a discussion to eliminate R1/single-family home zoning. This was in response to an organized group that i...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    May 20, 2021

Unsung heroes make athletic departments shine in the spotlight

Culver City athletic department and teams are some of the bests in Southern California. For the past 50 years the Centaurs have produced competitive and championship teams in almost every sport....

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    May 20, 2021

UCLA softball starts their quest to repeat as champions

PAC-12 Champs and circle the Conference wagons. UCLA is hosting the 2021 NCAA Softball Los Angeles Regionals starting this Friday at Easton Stadium, on the heels of winning back-to-back PAC-12...

 

Four USC Women's Volleyball Players Earn Pac-12 Honor Roll Notice

USC women’s volleyball senior middle blocker Candice Denny (Saratoga, Calif./Archbishop Mitty HS), sophomore libero Keila Barra (Pasadena, Calif./ San Marino HS), sophomore outside hitter Kalen Owes (Phoenix, Ariz./Desert Vista HS), and sophomore...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    May 20, 2021

Los Angeles Chargers 2021 NFL Schedule

The National Football League has announced the 2021 NFL schedule and the Los Angeles Chargers will open on the road for the second straight season. Below is the 2021 seventeen game regular season sche...

 

Curtain Falls on Covid, Rises on Ballet

"Sixty ballet students performed in four private studio workshop showings for friends and family the weekend of May 15th," writes Jewels Solheim-Roe, who also wrote the captions for the photos. "We...

 

City Council Reviews Riot Report

By Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer The City Council met this week to review the OIR Group’s independent, after-action report on the events connected to the civil unrest in Santa Monica May 31, 2020. The Group’s 116-page analysis does not...

 

Finding Nemo

5/12/21: AP-A beachgoer was shocked to discover a rarely-spotted fish, with a monstrous-looking body shaped like a football, washed up near Newport beach last week. Crystal Cove State Park shared...

 

Less Lethal Projectiles Still OK for Police

by Alyssa Erdley Observer Staff On Monday, May 10, a federal judge modified an earlier injunction restricting the Los Angeles Police Department's use of less lethal 40-millimeter and 37-millimeter...

 

Local Briefs

Three Arrests in BH El Pastaio Shooting In a robbery that made headlines around the world 2 months ago, a jeweler was robbed at gunpoint of a six figure luxury watch. The BHPD have now arrested a suspect in that incident. Beverly Hills police and...

 

Santa Monica Fire Chief Bill Walker to Leave Post June 4

By Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer Santa Monica Fire Chief Bill Walker announced on Tuesday he will be departing his post on June 4 to head up the City of Bedford Fire Department in Texas. A...

 

SM-UCLA Hospital Get Mixed Grades

By Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer Are Santa Monica-area hospitals doing a great job protecting patients from preventable errors, accidents, injuries, and infections? UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center is acing that assignment but not Providence...

 

SM Main Public Library Reopens, Malibu Porch Collapse

Santa Monica’s Main Library will reopen for limited in-person service on Tuesday, June 1. The Main Library, located at 601 Santa Monica Blvd., will offer the following services: in-person browsing of the first-floor collection, checking out items,...

 

City Wants to Demolish Parking Structure

by Alyssa Erdley News with Attitude City officials are asking the California Coastal Commission to approve their proposal to tear down Parking Structure 3 in downtown Santa Monica. Officials wish to...

 

They're back: Over 50% of Students at SMMUSD Return to Campus

By Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer More than half of the students in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District have returned to campus for in-person instruction and the percentage is increasing daily, school officials said on Monday. But...

 

Time to Unmask

By David Ganezer 5/13/21: We've all become used to covering our faces everywhere, and no longer seeing our neighbors smile. But as announced Thursday morning by the Director of the Centers for Disease Control, and echoed by US President Joseph Biden,...

 

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