Articles from the May 30, 2024 edition


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  • UCLA beats Alabama in the College World Series

    Amyn Bhai, Sports Reporter|May 30, 2024

    The No. 6 UCLA Bruins softball team continued their winning ways when they beat Alabama 4-1 in the opening game of the double elimination College Softball National Championships in Oklahoma City on Thursday. Jordan Woolery broke a 1-1 tie with a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the Bruins the victory. It was their 14th victory in a row. Up next for the Bruins is No. 2 Oklahoma on Saturday at 12 p.m. on ABC. The 43-10 Bruins are red hot and appear to be on a mission...

  • City Council Moves Forward for Dedicated Bike Lane on Overland Ave

    Stephen Hadland, Culver City Observer Editor & Publisher|May 30, 2024

    In a 4 to 1 vote, the City Council approved conceptual plans for the Better Overland and Safer Fox Hills Project. Mayor Yasmine-Imani McMorrin, Vice Mayor O'Brien, and Council Members Vera Jr. and Puza voted in favor of the motion. Council Member Eriksson abstained. City staff will now pursue grant funding for the Project. The Project's goals are to improve travel for everyone, including those who use a wheelchair, walk, bike, take transit, or drive. It begins at the intersection of Overland...

  • The Sparks are experiencing growing pains

    Eric Lambkins II, Sports Reporter|May 30, 2024

    The season is young, as young as these Los Angeles Sparks. Their grit, determination, and willingness to scratch, claw, and fight into every game make them a team to watch. No lead feels safe against them. No deficit seems insurmountable. They're a team equally maddening and exhilarating, tripping up on the little thing like a failed box out leading to an offensive rebound for their opponents or an untimely turnover, but they are showing an unwavering willingness to learn and the fortitude to...

  • CCHS ends the athletic season on a high note

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|May 30, 2024

    The Culver City high school 2023-24 athletic season ended last Saturday at Buchanan high school in Clovis California at the CIF state track and field meet finals. It was a near perfect Hollywood ending for the Centaurs track team. There are over 1,200 high schools in California and Culver City placed second in the girls 200 meters, third in the girls and boys 400 meters and fourth in the boys 4X400 meter relay. Morgan Maddox was second in the 200 meters with a time of 23.60, she placed third in...

  • City Council Weighs Use of Former Gun Shop

    May 30, 2024

    City Council Weighs Use of Former Gun Shop On Tuesday, the City Council discussed the direction on determining the future use of the former Martin B. Retting gun shop, which the City purchased in September. Since the acquisition, the building was vacated in January and its exterior was then repainted by the City. A mural project, which was completed by the City's Artist Laureate Katy Krantz, added vibrant new artwork to the site. More than a dozen community members spoke, suggesting various...

  • LA Clippers Sign Tyronn Lue To New Contract

    May 30, 2024

    The LA Clippers have signed Tyronn Lue to a new, long-term contract, it was announced by President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank. "T Lue is everything we want in a head coach. He's a brilliant tactician and a natural leader with an extraordinary ability to connect with those around him, both players and staff," said Frank. "Four years ago, we felt privileged to hire T Lue, and we feel just as fortunate today. There's no one we'd rather coach our team. T Lue is a pillar of the...

  • Pac-12 Conference football will be televised on the CW Network in 2024

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|May 30, 2024

    With the departure of UCLA, USC, and eight other schools, the Pac-12 Conference is down to just two teams, but they still have a pulse after the two remaining teams agreed to a TV contract with the CW Network and FOX for the 2024 football season. The Oregon State Beavers and the Washington State Cougars will play a combined 13 home games in 2024, with 11 games televised on the CW Network, an OTA Network available in 100% of homes, and the other two games on FOX. The CW Network is available local...

  • DETAILS SET FOR FIRST TWO UCLA FOOTBALL GAMES OF 2024

    May 30, 2024

    Times and television details have been set for a pair of 2024 UCLA football games, it was announced Thursday by the Big Ten Conference in conjunction with CBS and NBC. The Bruins kick off their season on the road, visiting Hawai'i Aug. 31. CBS will provide coverage of the opener beginning at 4:30 p.m. PT. UCLA then heads home to face Indiana at Rose Bowl Stadium following a bye. The Sept. 14 contest, UCLA's first in Big Ten play, starts at 4:30 p.m. PT on NBC and Peacock. It was also announced...

  • Los Angeles Chargers Sign Alex Leatherwood

    May 30, 2024

    The Los Angeles Chargers today signed tackle Alex Leatherwood. Leatherwood has started 17-of-21 career games played with the Raiders and Bears, while also spending time with the Cleveland Browns. A first-round selection in the 2021 NFL Draft by Las Vegas, Leatherwood started all 17 regular-season games for the Raiders as a rookie (four at right tackle, 13 at right guard), helping the team to a postseason appearance. He started at right guard for the team's AFC Wild Card matchup against...

  • ERBA LA SPECIALS

    May 30, 2024

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  • Don't Let The Heat Irritate Your Skin This Summer

    May 30, 2024

    If you're spending lots of time being active this summer, you might also be encountering skin problems as a result of heat and friction. Dr. Vicky Zhen Ren, associate professor of dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine, offers tips on how to help your skin beat the problems caused by the summer heat. "There are two types of contact dermatitis: allergic and irritant," said Ren. "Irritant contact dermatitis is commonly caused by bodily fluids, such as sweat, and is common during the hotter...

  • Kaizuka Japanese Meditation Garden Restored

    May 30, 2024

    For fifty years the Japanese Meditation Garden has greeted patrons of the Culver City Julian Dixon Library along Overland Avenue. The Culver City Sister Committee and the City of Culver City celebrate the culmination of a weeklong joint effort from the city of Kaizuka, Japan, with its adult delegation of expert advisors and garden landscapers working alongside Culver City and Los Angeles garden experts to bring back the garden to its original state when the garden was gifted to Culver City 50...

  • Anthony Davis And Lebron James Named To 2023-24 All-NBA Teams

    May 30, 2024

    Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis was named to the 2023-24 All-NBA Second Team and forward LeBron James was voted to the All-NBA Third Team, the NBA announced today. It is the fifth career All-NBA selection for Davis and second as a Laker. It marks James' 20th consecutive All-NBA honor, including his sixth as a Laker, and extends his current league record for most all-time selections to 20. The two recognitions represent the 99th and 100th occasions a Lakers player has earned All-NBA...

  • 2024 Culver City Car Show Trophy Winners

    May 30, 2024

    Trophy Sponsor Winner Entry # Best of Show Culver Studios Harold Tennen '65 Lincoln Conv. 20214 Awesome A Martin E. Retting Inc. Richard Radtke '28 Model A 20157 Best Mopar Culver City Toyota Bernice Tyndall '70 Barracuda 20503 Best Foreign Car Howard Jacobowitz Thomas Wilson '63 Ferrari 250 GTE 20260 Best Bike Ray Reinhardt Fritz Steinberg '62 Mustang Stallion 20345 Best Tri-5 Chevy Phil Tangalakis Tony Martin '57 Bel Air Conv 20004 Best Paint Tower Insurance Beto Alvarez '55 Bel Air Conv 20036 Best Kustom Bike Jeff Cooper Richard Rodriguez...

  • UCLA men's basketball legend Bill Walton died of cancer Monday at age 71, the NBA announced

    Joseph Crosby, Courtesy aUCLA Daily Bruin|May 30, 2024

    UCLA men's basketball great Bill Walton dies at 71 "We are stunned and saddened about the news of Bill Walton's passing," said UCLA Athletics director Martin Jarmond in a statement. "Bill represented so many of the ideals that our university holds dear and embodied multiple traits on Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success. He loved being back on campus at UCLA, calling games in Pauley Pavilion, and being around our teams. We offer our deepest sympathy to his family, and we take solace in knowing...

  • Two-Day Takedown Results in Arrest of Defendants Who Allegedly Packaged and Shipped Fentanyl and Cocaine Bought on Darknet

    May 30, 2024

    Four defendants in California and Nevada have been arrested on a four-count federal grand jury indictment alleging they shipped hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of fentanyl-laced pills and cocaine to buyers nationwide who purchased the narcotics on darknet marketplaces, the Justice Department announced today. Today, law enforcement arrested the following defendants: Craig Rushton, 23, of Las Vegas; and Christian McKibben, 20, of Las Vegas. On Wednesday, the following defendants were arres...

  • 20th Culver City Car Show Huge Success

    May 30, 2024

    Upwards of 15,000 attendees got to view over 500 classic cars and hot rods. About the club For more than 70 years, the Exchange Club of Culver City has brought together business leaders and professionals committed to making Culver City and its adjacent communities a better place to live and work. We promote civic pride while raising monies to support children, families in need, and unhoused veterans. All donations are 100% tax deductible and are received by the Exchange Club of Culver City...