Articles from the May 28, 2020 edition


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  • Curfew Again In Effect Sun. May 31 at 8:00 PM to Mon. June 1 at 5:30 AM

    May 28, 2020

    To protect public safety, a curfew will again be in effect tonight, Sunday, May 31 at 8:00 PM to Monday, June 1 at 5:30 AM in Culver City. Residents are advised to remain in their homes during these hours. The City Manager has declared a Local Emergency due to the threat to public health and safety in Culver City due to widespread violence. We continue to support the peaceful protest of the tragic death of George Floyd. Culver CityBus Service will be cancelled again tonight in order to ensure the safety of our passengers, drivers, and buses....

  • Who's a Good Dog?

    May 28, 2020

    Culver City Observer Newspaper Publisher Steve Hadland suffered a stroke on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. "Steve took his dog, Zenni, for a walk Tuesday evening," explains Michelle, Steve's girlfriend. "Zenni came to the front door half an hour later without Steve. 'Where's papa?' I asked her. She barked, and led me right to him," Michelle said. Steve is now in rehab, and hopes to return to his job in a week or two. He is 69 and has 4 adult children, and I'm not actually sure how many grandchildren...

  • UCLA hires Martin Jarmond as Athletic Director

    Bill Seals|May 28, 2020

    The UCLA Bruins have decided on the next Athletic Director to lead the university into the future, selecting Martin Jarmond from Boston College as the ninth Athletic Director in Bruin athletic history. Jarmond has been the Athletic Director at Boston College for the past three years, where he was the youngest AD at a power conference school. Jarmond will be the first African American athletic director in UCLA history. Prior to his three years at Boston College, Jarmond was a deputy director of...

  • Virus ends Culver City's promising boys' lacrosse season

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|May 28, 2020

    When you drive by Culver City's high school athletic field the first thing you notice is the Jerry Chabola football stadium. You see kids playing soccer, running track and playing football. Then you see a lot of kids carrying lacrosse equipment. Kids of all ages get out of their cars and head to the lacrosse field. "My dad (Jerry) and I started the lacrosse program 20 years ago with the help of Dave Hoffman (former Culver City Mayor)," said Culver City varsity lacrosse coach Casey Chabola....

  • Rams draft choices look good on paper

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|May 28, 2020

    Like all draft days in any sport, its puts your instincts and gut feelings to the ultimate test. A player who looks good in college may not be able to make the transition to the next level and that's why there is so much pressure on scouts and coaches to make the right decisions. In the case of the 2020 Rams draft last month only time will tell whether the nine players they drafted will make an impact in their first year in the National Football League (NFL). One thing is for sure, the Rams...

  • Los Angeles Chargers 2020 NFL Schedule

    Bill Seals|May 28, 2020

    The NFL came has announced the 2020 NFL schedule and the Los Angeles Chargers will open on the road for the first time since the 2017 season. Below is the 2020 schedule: Week 1: at Cincinnati, Sun., Sept. 13, 1:05 p.m. PT (CBS) Week 2: vs. Kansas City, Sun., Sept. 20, 1:25 p.m. PT (CBS) Week 3: vs. Carolina, Sun., Sept. 27, 1:05 p.m. PT (CBS) Week 4: at Tampa Bay, Sun. Oct. 4, 10:00 a.m. PT (CBS) Week 5: at New Orleans, Mon., Oct. 12, 5:15 p.m. PT (ESPN) Week 6: vs. New York Jets, Sun., Oct....

  • LAMO FOOTWEAR TAKES A CHARITABLE STEP FOR HOLLIBLU NURSES

    May 28, 2020

    By Christine Peake LAMO footwear is proud to announce the successful start of the new partnership with HOLLIBLU, an organization which supports the nurse's community nationwide. To get things off to a great start, the fashion forward footwear brand kicked off the new partnership generously donating 1000 pairs (Valued at $50,000+) of their comfortable, stylish, high quality footwear to much deserved nurses across the nation. Also included in the partnership, LAMO will partner with HOLLIBLU on...

  • I Was a Teenage Mask Maker

    May 28, 2020

    By David Ganezer 14 year old Mikey Strauss found a way to use his three dimensional printer, in order to help first responders working in the Coronavirus age: Making plastic face shields for them. "My 14 year old has a 3-D printer, and weeks ago he was one of the first to start making these facial shields," said Krista Strauss, Mikey's Mom. "Mikey delivered over 100 to St. Johns and 50 to 3 other hospitals in Louisiana, and in St. Louis. In doing so, he became an inspiration to me." "He just...

  • Flavored Tobacco Ban goes into effect on May 25

    May 28, 2020

    A ban which prohibits the sale of all flavored tobacco products, including menthol products goes into effect for all Tobacco Retailers on May 25. An exception is given until November 27 for Tobacco Stores, giving them time to sell off the products they already have on hand. All other Tobacco Retailers in Culver City will be altogether prohibited from selling flavored tobacco products. Violation of the Ban could result in criminal and administrative penalties, including a possible revocation of a Tobacco Retailer’s license. The Culver City C...

  • Crime Appears Down in Corona Era; Jury Still out on Culver City

    May 28, 2020

    By Leonard “Guzz” Brophy It is difficult to analyze an unfinished story, but it appears Covid-19 has at least one benefit worldwide: safer neighborhoods with less crime. Social distancing may be a felony and misdemeanor deterrent. Whether that is specifically true in Culver City is yet to be determined. According to the Police Department’s Monthly Crime Map report, which tracks preliminary reports of activity in the city, the month of April (the first month with the city under full lock down) included eight robberies, six assaults with deadl...

  • California cancels fall university classes as Fauci warns of reopening too soon

    May 28, 2020

    California’s state university system, the largest in the United States, canceled classes on Tuesday for the fall semester because of the coronavirus, while Los Angeles County said its stay-at-home order was likely to be extended by three months. The announcements on the West Coast came after the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, told Congress that lifting THE sweeping lockdowns could touch off new outbreaks of the illness, which has killed nearly 81,000 Americans and devastated the economy. In one of the first ind...

  • Boneyard Dog Park Reopens

    May 28, 2020

    The City of Culver City announced they have reopened the Boneyard dog park with social distancing rules in place for both humans and four-legged friends Visitors are required to follow the rules which include: • Maintain six-foot social distancing with others • Benches & Hydration Stations only sanitized once per day – use at your own risk • Limit the number of people inside the dog park: • 25 for the large dog area • 15 for the small dog area • If the space does not permit, please wait o...

  • Chargers Announce the Hiring of Pep Hamilton

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|May 28, 2020

    The Los Angeles Chargers have officially announced the addition of Quarterbacks Coach Pep Hamilton to Head Coach Anthony Lynn's coaching staff for the upcoming 2020 season. Hamilton brings eleven years of NFL coaching experience with five different NFL teams, most recently with the Cleveland Browns in 2016. Hamilton has been a quarterback coach for four NFL teams. The 45-year-old Hamilton spent the 2017-2018 seasons at Michigan as the Assistant head coach/passing game coordinator under head...

  • Restaurants

    May 28, 2020

    The below listings are taken from public notifications. We have made every effort to display the correct information. Customers should check with the individual businesses for changes. Local business wo wish to be listed for free should email publisher@culvercityobserver.com and put Free Listing in the subject title. George Petrelli’s Steakhouse Wed-Sun 1-7pm Takeout Orders with curbside pickup 5615 Sepulveda Blvd (310) 397-1488 (310) 398-9777 www.georgepetrellisteaks.com Tito’s Taco’s For the safety of our customers and employees we are close...

  • It's Time to Open Our Beaches

    Letters|May 28, 2020

    Dear Editor, It's complete nonsense to say it is not safe to go to the beach! It's a well known fact that breathing ocean breeze sea air and taking in vitamin D rich sun rays has more health benefits than being cooped up in dark room with stale air. Most beach goers practice social distancing in our wide open beaches anyway. Governor Newsom's order closing our beaches is capricious and ridiculous! Since politicians can illegally declare that California is a Sanctuary for illegal aliens, why...

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