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Articles from the May 27, 2021 edition

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 By Fred Altieri    Sports    May 27, 2021

Bruins Advance to Host Super Regionals

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...

 

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

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...

 

Dodgers sign Albert Pujols to a one year deal

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...

 

Culver City Chamber Launches New App

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...

 

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

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...

 

Manuel Cid Appointed as Culver City Police Chief

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 abstaini...

 

CCUSD Creates First Assistant Superintendent of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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...

 

City Hall Holiday schedule

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...

 

Dodger Stadium Back to Full Capacity

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....

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    May 27, 2021

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

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...

 

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

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...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    May 27, 2021

Pac-12 hires George Kliavkoff as their new Commissioner

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...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    May 27, 2021

Culver City basketball is building a strong foundation for the future

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...

 

Los Angeles Football Club vs. New York City FC

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...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    May 27, 2021

Derwin James is the key to the Chargers defense in 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...

 

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

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...

 

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

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...

 

Local Briefs

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...

 

Local Briefs 2

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...

 

Lyft, Veo, Spin Selected

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...

 

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

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...

 

SM to Keep its Mask Mandate Until June 15

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...

 

SMMUSD to Demolish Historic Building

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...

 

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