Articles from the June 10, 2021 edition

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  • School Board Discusses Superintendent Search Timeline, Community Survey

    Jun 10, 2021

    The CCUSD Board of Education met with the superintendent search firm, Ray and Associates, last week to discuss the initial framing of the search. The Board and the search firm also discussed the online survey that would be sent to all stakeholders to gather information about the qualities they would like to see in a new superintendent. This survey will go public in the next few days in English, Spanish, and Japanese. A link to the survey can be found here: In English,

  • Scooter Rider Arrested Following Death of 91-Year-Old Pedestrian

    Jun 10, 2021

    A 29-year-old man was arrested last Saturday night on suspicion of driving under the influence after he allegedly crashed his motorized scooter into a 91-year-old pedestrian, killing him on a Lincoln Boulevard sidewalk, authorities said. The DUI suspect was riding the scooter northbound Lincoln on the east sidewalk, near Marco Court, around 9 p.m. when he collided with a pedestrian who "fell onto the sidewalk hitting his head," said Los Angeles Police Department in a press release....

  • Jessica McNeary Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

    Jun 10, 2021

    Jessica McNeary of Culver City, California, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. McNeary was initiated at California State University, Northridge. McNeary is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for...

  • Parent of Public School Files Bankrupcy

    Jun 10, 2021

    Parent Company of Culver City’s Public School Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Grill Concepts, the parents company of Daily Grill and Public School, as well as four cations, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in an effort to reorganize its debt. As for Daily Grill and Public School, many locations have struggled during the pandemic, as they are often located near offices and cater to either the business lunch crowd or happy hour scene. Daily Grill Irvine closed permanently. Daily Grill in Burbank, Century City, and Palm Desert are open w...

  • Phillip Rivers named Good Guy Award winner by the PFWA

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Jun 10, 2021

    Former Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, who was praised for his dealings with local and national media during his career, has been selected as the 2021 Good Guy Award winner by the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA). Rivers, who spent the first 16 years of his career with the Chargers organization, spent his 17th and final season with the Indianapolis Colts. He recently retired from the NFL. Rivers, the 17th Good Guy Award winner, is the first member of the Colts'...

  • St. Francis ends Culver City's dream boy's lacrosse season

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|Jun 10, 2021

    Culver City's dream lacrosse season came to a disappointing end last Tuesday on the Culver City high school campus when La Canada St. Francis out lasted the Centaurs, 15-8 in the Division 2 CIF championship game. It was a hard-fought game played on a chilly June night. Talk about June Gloom. The Centaurs entered the championship game with high expectations having won their first three CIF playoff games 21-0 against El Dorado, 17-3 against Redondo Union and 8-5 against Aliso Niguel. Against St....

  • UCLA softball will have to wait until next year

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Jun 10, 2021

    UCLA'sS softball quest to defend its National title fell by the wayside at the Women's College World Series last weekend in Oklahoma City. The 12-time Champions were eliminated by the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday night, 10-3. It's the same program the Bruins beat to take the 2019 crown. It was also the swan song for seven UCLA seniors, including U.S. Olympic team members, Rachel Garcia and Bubba Nichols. "They (Oklahoma) straight up came up and threw punches back and beat us on the field...

  • Sparks hope to keep winning despite injuries

    Eric Lambkins II, Sports Reporter|Jun 10, 2021

    Injuries are part of the game, and the Sparks hope to continue to improve despite missing key players. They are currently playing without sisters Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike who are out because of knee injuries, but if they can continue to play like they did last Saturday, June 5, at the Los Angeles Convention Center they will be an even better team when the talented Ogwumike sisters return. Erica Wheeler stepped up and scored a season-high 22 points to help Los Angeles Sparks beat the Chicago Sky...

  • Game 3 proves pivotal as Clippers advance to the second round

    Jun 10, 2021

    By Eric Lambkins Sports Reporter The Los Angeles Clippers found themselves waist-deep in quicksand in Game 3 against Dallas last week. Trailing 30-11 in the first quarter, already down 2-0 in the series, someone needed to jumpstart a run if the Clippers were to turn the tide. In desperate need of some passion and resilience, Kawhi Leonard did precisely what the Clippers needed. He fought back and played with the tenacity and intensity that had been absent over the first two games of the series....

  • 2021 MLS All-Star Game Set For Aug. 25 In Los Angeles

    Jun 10, 2021

    After a year of building anticipation, Major League Soccer today announced that the 2021 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target will see the MLS All-Stars face off against the LIGA MX All-Stars on Wednesday, August 25, at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. For the first time ever, two rival leagues will go head-to-head in an unprecedented matchup that will be the showpiece event of the summer, as the entire soccer community unites to celebrate the sport and soccer culture in North America. The match will be broadcast in the U.S. on FS1...

  • Dodgers ActivateTony Gonsolin

    Jun 10, 2021

    The Los Angeles Dodgers activated right-handed pitcher Tony Gonsolin from the 60-day injured list and placed infielder/outfielder Yoshi Tsutsugo on the 10-day injured list with a right calf strain. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers transferred Scott Alexander to the 60-day injured list. Gonsolin, 26, missed 60 games with right shoulder inflammation. He made three rehab starts for the Oklahoma City Dodgers, allowing four runs on six hits in 10.1 innings. He struck out nine and allowed three walks. Last season, he went 2-2...

  • Butterly Dreams

    Jun 10, 2021

    Article by Cara Duggan, SF Chronicle The Western monarch butterfly is disappearing before our eyes. The number of graceful, black-and-orange winged insects overwintering in coastal California this year dropped to under 2,000, compared with more than 29,000 the year before. And that was already a fraction of its previous population. While dire, the butterflies' dramatic decline has led to an urgent response: a $1 million state-funded project to rebuild habitat for Western monarchs on over 600...

  • Gelsons Will Make Everything All Better

    Jun 10, 2021

    By Alyssa Erdley News with Attitude Hines Development builds a mega-sized West Edge Project Under Construction On Olympic Near Bundy There will be a Gelsons at the eventual megalith development that is replacing Martin's Cadillac on Olympic Boulevard near Bundy. Hines development company, who is constructing the eight-story mixed-use project, thinks that learning this exciting news will make up for the increase in traffic that 200,000 square feet of offices and 600 apartments will bring to an already crowded area. "Securing a retail anchor of...

  • Housing Plan Will Ruin SM

    Jun 10, 2021

    By Corva Corvax A logical opinion Santa Monica Planning Department releases their plans to put affordable housing everywhere, raise fees to pay for it, densify your neighborhood, and make you say you're happy about it The City of Santa Monica's Planning Department has made available for public consumption its most current draft of the Housing Element of the General Plan. While this combination of words may cause your eyes to glaze over in boredom, the city staff's recommendations in this bulky document, over 1500 pages long, will significantly...

  • Local Briefs

    Jun 10, 2021

    Disneyland Opens Avengers Theme Park As Covid retreats, Disney is advancing with the world's very first Avenger's theme park. The Avengers Campus will open on June 4 at Disney California Adventure Park. "In just a few days, you'll be invited to team up with the Avengers and their allies to live out your Super Hero dreams as Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure park!" Said Disneyland in a press release. The avengers campus was dedicated and opened for a press preview, in a ceremony that included Ironman captain America, Spider-Man,...

  • Local Briefs 2

    Jun 10, 2021

    Hunter Biden Leaves Venice Hunter Biden appears to have moved out of the luxury $5.4million home he was renting in Venice Beach. The son of President Joe Biden was reportedly paying $25,000 a month to rent the three-story property on the Venice canals - just a block away from the beach. But on Monday, spotted a moving truck outside the palatial home with furniture being loaded into it. Father-of-five Hunter, 51, moved into the stylish property with wife Melissa and their son Beau at the end of 2020. Residents in Venice Beach have...

  • Don't Close Main Street

    Jun 10, 2021

    Will a Misinformation Campaign Lead to a Main St. Closure on the Weekends Dear Editor: Main Street Merchants have been lobbying City Council for over a year to Close Main Street to all traffic on weekends. They wrote a letter to city council last December 21st, claiming: “This pilot program has widespread approval from businesses and Ocean Park residents.” Since when do Lobbyists for Main Street Businesses speak on behalf of Ocean Park Residents? Their next strategy was to partner with Ocean Park Association to create polls to support the...

  • Mental Health Tips as Covid Ends

    Jun 10, 2021

    By Laura MeCoy Venice Family Clinic With the State of California planning to eliminate most COVID-19 restrictions on June 15, Iliniza (Nisa) Baty, Venice Family Clinic’s director of behavioral health, today offered four tips for people to avoid stress, fear and anxiety as they resume broader social interactions and return to the workplace and group outings. She encouraged people to explore the root of their fears, focus on what they can control, get outdoors and exercise and recognize they’re not alone. “Our social muscles may have atrophied as...

  • Former teammates face off in LA for a three-game series

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|Jun 10, 2021

    The Cardinals came to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers in a three-game series, always a much-anticipated rivalry felt by both the teams and their fans. A rivalry that has developed over the years into a playoff-type atmosphere. The Dodgers took two out of the three games, but another bright spot was the reunion of two veterans and former teammates, Cardinals catcher Yadi Molina and newly-acquired Dodger first-baseman Albert Pujols. Their first reunion since Pujols donned a Dodger uniform....

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