Articles from the May 27, 2021 edition


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  • Bruins Advance to Host Super Regionals

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|May 27, 2021

    UCLA Softball's path to repeat as National Champions is starting to look familiar. The Bruins completed a three-game sweep while hosting the NCAA Los Angeles Regionals over the weekend... but it wasn't easy. Like in 2019, the team earned the right to host the Super Regionals this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 27-29, at Easton Stadium, located just south of Sunset Blvd in the northwest corner of the campus. The Bruins will face Virginia Tech, winner of the Tempe Regionals this past...

  • CC Police Seeking Suspects Who Shot Up Windows of Washington Blvd. Businesses

    May 27, 2021

    Culver City police detectives are seeking public assistance in identifying the suspects involved in a string of vandalism along Washington Boulevard. Over the past month, the suspects, using a BB or pellet guns, shot up windows and doors of many Culver City businesses, local police said in a press release. The suspects were driving a dark-colored 2005-2012 Range Rover Sport. The Culver City Police Department has released surveillance videos (https://youtu.be/0MCyENNSpS8) from businesses that...

  • Dodgers sign Albert Pujols to a one year deal

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|May 27, 2021

    Sir Albert Pujols traveled up the Interstate 5 freeway from Anaheim to LA, but this time he's staying. A dream come true for Dodger fans as Pujols agreed to a one-year deal with the Dodgers on May 17 and hit the ground running as he made his debut that same night starting at first base against the Diamondbacks. Pujols started his journey with the Cardinals where he played for 11 seasons and was unanimously voted NL Rookie of the Year in 2001 and then would go on to contribute to two World...

  • Culver City Chamber Launches New App

    May 27, 2021

    The Culver City Chamber of Commerce released a new app for its members and the business community. This value-adding integration supports people who are on-the-go and on their mobile devices more than ever before. "As a catalyst of business growth, connector of people, ideas, and resources; and champion of a strong community, we aim to bring tools to our community that are both resourceful and relevant. We feel that we have accomplished this with our timely app and look forward to having...

  • Blast from the past Herman's Hermit's legend Peter Noone is back on stage

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|May 27, 2021

    Over the past 14 months, the live music business was put on hold due to the Covid pandemic. But now that Los Angeles has moved into the yellow tier, concert venues are re-opening with strict safety and health protocols and limited seating capacity. The Canyon Club venues are allowing much eager fans to attend live shows and will welcome British Invasion living legend Peter Noone and his band, Herman's Hermits to their location in Agoura Hills on May 28. At the age of 15, Noone achieved...

  • Manuel Cid Appointed as Culver City Police Chief

    May 27, 2021

    The City Council has officially appointed Manuel Cid as the 26th Police Chief of the Culver City Police Department. At its Monday meeting, the Council voted 4-0 – with Vice Mayor Daniel Lee abstaining – to promote Cid who has been serving as the Interim Police Chief since June 2020, following the departure of former Police Chief Scott Bixby. Chief Cid, a first-generation Cuban-American who grew up in the Long Beach and Downey area, brings a "highly professional and forward-thinking approach" to...

  • CCUSD Creates First Assistant Superintendent of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    May 27, 2021

    At last night's regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting, the CCUSD Board of Education made a landmark decision to create a new, cabinet-level position designed develop and lead programs and strategies that foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive school community. The new Assistant Superintendent of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion position will begin July 1, 2021 and will report directly to the Superintendent. It is the only such position among public schools in the State of California...

  • City Hall Holiday schedule

    May 27, 2021

    Culver CityBus will operate on a Sunday schedule in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 31. The Customer Service counter will be closed. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, June 1. For trip planning or for more information use the NextCCBus app....

  • Dodger Stadium Back to Full Capacity

    May 27, 2021

    Dodger Stadium will be back in full returns full-capacity t June 15, 50,000-seat games on sale Thursday, the Dodgers announced. For the11 home games prior to June 15, the team will continue with distanced pods and fully vaccinated only sections. Tickets for the Giants (May 30) and Cardinals (May 31-June 2) games are on sale now, and tickets for home stadium games on June 11-14 against the Rangers and Phillies go on sale Tuesday....

  • Culver City's best boy's lacrosse team hopes to win a title

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|May 27, 2021

    When someone says you are the best, that puts a lot of pressure on that team. Just ask the Lakers and Dodgers. The Culver City boys' lacrosse team hopes to prove everyone right when they start the CIF playoffs at home Friday at 6 p.m. against El Dorado from Placentia. The Centaurs are the No. 2 seeded team in Division 2. They are 16-2 overall and 8-0 in the Ocean league. They outscored their league opponents 127-6. "This is the best team in Culver City history. We knew how good this years team...

  • Council Okays Registration Fees for Rental Units, 'Hero Pay' for Local Hospital Workers

    May 27, 2021
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    The City Council this week approved a resolution establishing a registration fee for residential rental units in Culver City. The fee -- $167 per unit per year -- was “based upon the reasonable costs associated with the administration and enforcement of the city’s residential rent control program and tenant protection program,” adopted by the Council last September, city officials said. Some councilmembers said the new fee will severely affect “mom-and-pop” landlords but others contended that it a “reasonable and fair” business expense. Acco...

  • Pac-12 hires George Kliavkoff as their new Commissioner

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|May 27, 2021

    After a long and exhaustive search, the Pac-12 Conference will have a new commissioner in place, effective July 1, 2021. The Conference announced on May 13th the hiring of George Kliavkoff as the next conference commissioner, replacing the departing, Larry Scott. Kliavkoff had been serving as the president of entertainment and sports for MGM Resorts International since 2018. “I am thrilled to be the Pac-12 Commissioner. This is a challenging time for intercollegiate athletics, but I believe t...

  • Culver City basketball is building a strong foundation for the future

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|May 27, 2021

    For many years Culver City high school basketball has been an average program. While other sports have won league and CIF Championships the basketball program has struggled at times but the last fours year the Centaurs have raised the bar. Last Wednesday the varsity team started their quest to make a deep CIF playoff run in a very tough Division 2A when they played Simi Valley. Their next game is Friday on the road against the winner of the Hilcrest versus JW North game. The Centaurs finished th...

  • Los Angeles Football Club vs. New York City FC

    May 27, 2021

    As part of a celebration of global football we will be showing the UEFA Champions League final in stadium. Gates open at 11:30am. The game will remain on until LAFC match presentation starts at 1:45pm. Coverage will continue on Club and concourse TVs. Information at LAFC.com. To sit in a vaccinated-only zone, you must have received your second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or your single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on or before May 15, 2021. If a guest is not fully vaccinated and selects a ticket in a vaccinated-only zone,...

  • Derwin James is the key to the Chargers defense in 2021

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|May 27, 2021

    Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley realizes that he needs a healthy defense this year if he is going to challenge the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West. Led by All-Pro quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs offensive juggernaut is hard enough to stop when everyone is healthy. No single Charger player will be more important to keep healthy than safety Derwin James. A first round draft pick in 2018, the 24-year-old James had a terrific rookie season, recording 105 tackles, 3.5 sacks,...

  • LOS ANGELES RAMS TO HOST OPEN PRACTICE AT SOFI STADIUM ON JUNE 10

    May 27, 2021

    Fans Can Receive More Information About the Open Practice at TheRams.com/ROP The Los Angeles Rams are inviting fans to attend an open practice at SoFi Stadium on Thursday, June 10 at 4:00 p.m. PT. The event will provide fans with their first opportunity to see Rams players take the field in-person at SoFi Stadium, as well as hear from Head Coach SEAN McVAY, General Manager LES SNEAD and several players. The open practice, hosted by Voice of the Rams J.B. Long and Legend D’Marco Farr, will feature gameday entertainment elements, fan rituals, l...

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

    May 27, 2021

    By Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer 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 its rightful owner," Culver City Police Department said in a press release. The dog snatcher reportedly responded to an advertisement listing the dog for sale. On Wednesday, May 12, the bulldog's owner agreed to meet the man on the 6000 block of Canterbury Drive around 7 p.m. to make the exchange, according to...

  • Local Briefs

    May 27, 2021

    Dogs, Drones Nail Burglar Santa Monica Police used dogs and a drone to sniff out a homeless man named Murphy wanted for burglary. An employee of a business in the 1600 block of 19th street called police early on May 20th, saying that he could hear someone on the roof. At 3:25 AM, SMPD Officers responded. “The employee also mentioned that the business was burglarized the night before,” writes Lt. Rudy Flores, SMPD PIO. “When officers arrived on scene, they observed an individual on the rooftop carrying a stolen item. Upon seeing the offic...

  • Local Briefs 2

    May 27, 2021

    Gascon Recall Petition Approved 5/20: Controversial progressive reformer George Gascon was elected to be the Los Angeles County District Attorney in the November 4, 2020 election. 180 days later, the earliest date possible, concerned residents were gathering signatures on a petition The Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder announced today that the recall petition has been approved in form. Backers will need to gather 579,000 signatures by registered voters in LA County, before the November 1, 2021 deadline. If they succeed, a recall would be...

  • Lyft, Veo, Spin Selected

    May 27, 2021

    By Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer Santa Monica this week selected Lyft, Spin and Veo to participate in its second Shared Mobility Pilot Program, slated to begin on July 1. The 21-month pilot program, approved by City Council in March, will feature 2000 electric bikes and scooters. It was designed to promote the health and wellbeing of Santa Monica residents and will include new technologies that can improve public safety and different device types to meet the needs of users, said city officials. Francie Stefan, Santa Monica’s Chief M...

  • Palisades Fire at 66% Containment Arson Suspect Arrested and Identified as 48-Year-Old Homeless Man

    May 27, 2021

    Santa Monica Observer by Alyssa Erdley May 20, 2021 - The Los Angeles Fire Department announced last night that the Palisades brush fire that began on Friday, May 14, is at 66% containment. "Firefighters have turned the corner on this fire," reads a tweet from Wednesday night. Nevertheless, "We won't let our guard down just yet," the fire department said. "Small heat signatures still remain near the fire line." No structures were damaged and 1 injury has so far occurred in the fire which as burned 1,158 acres of the natural landscape on the...

  • SM to Keep its Mask Mandate Until June 15

    May 27, 2021

    By Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer Local residents and visitors – including those vaccinated – must continue to wear face coverings indoors and around crowds in Santa Monica, city officials declared this week. Interim City Manager Lane Dilg signed on Wednesday morning the 36th supplement to the local emergency aligning Santa Monica’s guidance for face coverings with Los Angeles County and the State of California, which will keep its mask mandate until June 15. “This supplement further signals the return to normal we’ve worked so hard to r...

  • SMMUSD to Demolish Historic Building

    May 27, 2021

    by Alyssa Erdley News with Attitude The Santa Monica-Malibu(for now) School District seeking to demolish the art moderne History building in the center of the Samohi campus teaches the public an important civics lesson. Never vote in favor of school bond measures. You may have five children in the district - you still shouldn't vote for them. Here's why. School bond money cannot be used for the things your children actually need: more teachers, smaller class sizes, high-quality teaching staff. This money can only be used for physical capital im...

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