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 By Stephen Hadland    News    June 11, 2015

Carol Layana: A Remarkable Life

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher Carol Layana passed away this week at the age of 80. When Albert Vera Jr. texted the message to me I wept for over an hour. Carol would not have been pleased....

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    June 11, 2015

A Vote For Mansionization

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter Despite the growing rallying cry around Los Angeles against "mansionization"-the building of larger single-family homes in residential neighborhoods-the City Counc...

 

Fiesta To The Rescue

While the 2015 Fiesta LaBallona Committee has moved into high gear planning the Fiesta for this year, Vice Chair Marcus Tiggs agendized an item for next month's meeting to hopefully provide money for...

 

London Is Calling At West LA

Students who take English 101 at West Los Angeles College this summer will t by be in London learning from Dr. be in London, learning from Katherine Boutry, one of WLAC's most dynamic professors who...

 

Culver's Annual 4TH Of July Fireworks Show Returns

On the evening of Saturday, July 4. Gates will open at 4 pm and fireworks begin at dusk at West Los Angeles College, located just north of the Westfield Culver City mall on Overland near Jefferson at...

 

Here's The List Of Upcoming Douglas Theatre Plays

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie has set the 12th season at the CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. "I am pleased to announce a season with the range and imagination and...

 

Aileen Connolly Makes Dean's List At Ohio Wesleyan

Aileen Connolly of Culver City has been named to the 2015 spring semester Dean's List at Ohio Wesleyan University. To qualify for Dean's List recognition, Ohio Wesleyan students must achieve a grade...

 

Culver City Students Inducted Into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

The following people recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Danielle Caldwell,...

 

Supervisor Applauds Passage of Trafficking Law

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, whose district includes Culver City, applauded the passage of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (S. 178), which was recently signed into law by President...

 

Culver's Dana Williams Graduates from USD

Dana Williams of Culver City graduated from the University of San Diego on May 24 after earning a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Williams completed the requirements for graduation in...

 
 By Mona Day    Travel    June 11, 2015

A Cambria Weekend

By Mona Day Travel Reporter The scenic stretch of California's Highway 1 Discovery Route midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles offers breathtaking beauty, outdoor adventure, two world class...

 

It's A Celebration At Mayme Clayton Museum

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist The Juneteenth Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Emancipation will be presented by the volunteers of Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum (MCLM) on Saturday,...

 

Free Summer Lunch Program At La Ballona School

A free summer lunch program begins Monday, June 15 and runs through Friday, July 31 at La Ballona Elementary School, 10915 Washington Blvd. Lunch will be served from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm and is free...

 

Sorry, Lakers, Kevin Love Isn't Coming Here

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Lakers have apparently lost a piece they were counting on to solve the puzzle created by compiling the worst record in their history. Kevin Love, the former UCLA...

 
 By Bosmat Eynav    Sports    June 11, 2015

The Evolution of A Clipper Revolution

By Bosmat Eynav Sports Columnist The Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers are rival teams who've been struggling for respect over the past decades. And yet, one of those teams is in the NBA...

 

Culver Students Awarded Scholarships

LULAC – Darrell D. Marks Scholarship.............................Christopher Rene Valdez and Simon Valenzuela Sydney Goldfarb High School Award..............................................Kennedi...

 

Supervisor Applauds Passage of Trafficking Law

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, whose district includes Culver City, applauded the passage of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (S. 178), which was recently signed into law by President Barack Obama. The bill includes provisions to...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    June 11, 2015

Culver Athletes Of The Year Honored

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter The 2014-15 Culver City High Senior Student Athlete of the Year banquet was well attended and joyous as awards were given out for Teams of the Year, Athletes of the...

 

Celebrate Juneteenth 2015 With Mayme Clayton Library And Museum

Celebrate Juneteenth 2015 With Mayme Clayton Library And Museum Join MCLM's Volunteers for a Juneteenth Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Emancipation with a special display of African American "Quilt Exhibit," presented in association with...

 

Fiesta La Ballona Attracts Local Business Sponsors

As summer approaches, the Fiesta La Ballona Committee is continuing with the Culver City tradition of putting on one of the best end of summer FLB Party in the Park (August 28-30). According to Marcus G. Tiggs, the Sponsorship Subcommittee Chair,...

 
 By John Nachbar    News    June 11, 2015

City Manager's Update

By John Nachbar City Manager Community Development • Symantec – Plans have been submitted to the Building Safety Division for a 1,125 square foot tenant improvement to demolish a non-load bearing...

 

Cardinals Continue to Dominate Dodgers

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter The Cardinals made a stop at Chavez Ravine for a four-game series against the Dodgers and continue to dominate them as the Redbirds, now with the best record in...

 

MOVIE SPECIAL: 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival

Hard to believe that LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL is entering its third decade as one of the crown jewels of film festivals but, officially running June 10th through 18th after a couple pre-fest sneak...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    June 11, 2015

WRONG PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT?

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter Neighborhood discontent about the playground facilities at Syd Kronenthal Park led to a meeting on June 2 for area residents to discuss the matter with members of...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: A weekend of good vibrations

There really is something for everyone this weekend at the movies with the release of some of the most anticipated films of the summer - INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3, LOVE & MERCY and SPY. SPY SPY is a...

 

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