Articles from the June 27, 2024 edition


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  • Teenager Dies After Being Stabbed at Carnival

    Jun 27, 2024

    The Los Angeles Police Department is calling on the public to help identify the person responsible for the stabbing of a 16-year-old at a street carnival sponsored by a booster club for the LAPD in Palms on Saturday. Scuffles between a group of juveniles were first reported by patrol officers on the 10600 Block of Venice Boulevard. When the group dispersed a teen was found with stab wounds in the stomach and later succumbed to his injuries, according to law enforcement. The victim has not yet...

  • ERBA LA SPECIALS

    Jun 27, 2024

    Visit ERBA LA for Specials Thursday thru Sunday...

  • Former College Football Player Pleads Guilty to a Fraud Scheme Involving More than $1 Million in COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits A former college football player and Orange County man pleaded guilty today to orchestrating a scheme that fraudulently sought more than $1 million and obtained more than $280,000 in pandemic unemployment benefits.

    Jun 27, 2024

    Abdul-Malik McClain, 24, most recently of Coto de Caza, pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud. "Instead of using his time at a major university to advance his athletic and academic life, this defendant took advantage of a public health emergency to fraudulently obtain government benefits," said United States Attorney Martin Estrada. "My office will continue to vigorously prosecute individuals who used the recent pandemic for their own unlawful ends." "Mr. McLain squandered his gifts and...

  • Lakers select Tennessee star Dalton Knecht in the 2024 NBA Draft

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Jun 27, 2024

    The Los Angeles Lakers needed outside shooting and new head coach JJ Redick, a former sharpshooter himself, can recognize a good shooter when he sees one. With the 17th overall pick in the first round, the Lakers selected Dalton Knecht of the Tennessee Volunteers. Knecht was selected as the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Player of the Year in the 2023-2024 season. Knecht averaged 21.7 points per game in 36 games in leading the Volunteers to the Elite 8 of the men's NCAA Basketball Tournament,...

  • Los Angeles Chargers Announce Public Practice Schedule for 2024 Training Camp at The Bolt

    Jun 27, 2024

    The Los Angeles Chargers today announced the team's public practice schedule for 2024 Training Camp at The Bolt. All public practices are free of charge and will be held at the team's new El Segundo-based training facility – The Bolt – located in the heart of Los Angeles' South Bay on One Chargers Way. As in previous years, fans will need to pre-register for their free tickets. Pursuant to this year's special use permit at the new facility, capacity will be limited to 1,500 fans per pra...

  • Man Robbed at ATM Early Thursday Morning

    Jun 27, 2024

    On Thursday, June 20, at 1:19 am, officers responded to the broadcast of a robbery that had occurred five minutes prior at the 5600 block of Sepulveda Boulevard. Officers arrived quickly and contacted the victim. Initial investigation indicates that the victim visited an ATM at 1:10 am on the 5600 block of Sepulveda Boulevard. He withdrew cash, and while walking back to his vehicle, two suspects ran up to him. One of the suspects (S-1) pointed a black semi-automatic rifle at the victim and...

  • CULVER CITY PRIDE RIDE & RALLY RETURNS SATURDAY, JUNE 29TH

    Jun 27, 2024

    This year's Culver City Pride Ride and Rally returns to Culver City on Saturday, June 29th, with two festive and fabulous ways to celebrate our LGBTQ+ community. The 2024 Pride Ride & Rally includes a six-mile neighborhood Pride Ride from 4pm to 6pm, followed by a Rally with Pride evening party from 6pm to 9pm. First, rock your rainbow outfits as we ride, scoot, skate, and cycle through Culver City's scenic neighborhoods, beginning 4pm in Syd Kronenthal Park, 3459 McManus Avenue. Come push or...

  • UCLA Hires Joanna Hayes as Director of Track & Field/Cross Country

    Jun 27, 2024

    LOS ANGELES - UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame member and Olympic gold medalist Joanna Hayes returns to UCLA as the new The Sherie L. and Donald G. Morrison UCLA Director of Track & Field/Cross Country. Hayes previously served as an assistant coach for the Bruins from 2014-16 and for USC from 2017-24. "I am honored to return to UCLA as the Director of Track & Field and Cross Country. This opportunity represents a full circle moment for me, and I am grateful to Martin Jarmond for trusting me to lead...

  • Diva Soprano Sensation Renee Fleming At Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|Jun 27, 2024

    International Diva soprano sensation Renee Fleming made a special appearance supported by acclaimed pianist Inon Barnatan at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion which closed out the LA Opera season. Because Fleming is passionate about saving our environment, the first half was titled Voice of Nature: The Anthropocene which included a beautiful and colorful film about nature by National Geographic which displayed on a screen behind Fleming. The film included forest scenes, mountains, wild animals, among...

  • Laguna Niguel Man Arrested for Allegedly Trying to Shoot Down Orange County Sheriff's Department Helicopter

    Jun 27, 2024

    An Orange County man was arrested on a federal grand jury indictment alleging he repeatedly fired a rifle at an Orange County Sheriff's Department helicopter after his birthday party acrimoniously ended earlier this year. Justin Derek Jennings, 39, of Laguna Niguel, is charged with one count of attempting to damage, destroy, or disable an aircraft. Jennings was arraigned this afternoon in United States District Court in Santa Ana and pleaded not guilty to the charge against him. A federal...

  • Turandot Magical at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|Jun 27, 2024

    It took 30 years, but Giacomo Puccini's Turandot finally made another successful and phantasmagorical splash-down at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for Los Angeles Opera. The production was boosted by artist David Hockney's scenery brilliance and Ian Falconer's lush costume design. Hockney hit a home run with his color choices, paintings and shapes as it relates to Chinese-themed designs. And leading the way was conductor James Conlon who is a veteran of Puccini operas. Turandot is his 200th...

  • CCUSD Kicks Off Free Summer Meals Program

    Jun 27, 2024

    – Culver City Unified School District today announces that it is serving free meals to children under the Seamless Summer Option during June 17, 2024 to August 2, 2024 All children 18 years of age and under are able to access both Breakfast & Lunch at no charge at the following locations: La Ballona Elementary School, 10915 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230 Breakfast will be offered 8:00 am to 8:30 am; Lunch will be offered 11:15 am to 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday. CLOSED June 19 and Ju...

  • Culver City Observer Letters Policy

    Letters|Jun 27, 2024

    Letters and Commentaries are the opinion of the individual writers and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the newspaper. The Culver City Observer takes positions on issues and will be marked as editorials. E-mail letters are required. E-mail letters to: letters@culvercityobserver.com Letters provide a community forum open to all. Due to space limitations we ask letter writers to limit their topics to local concerns, Letters should be limited to 400 words or less. Letters must be received...

  • Montenegrin classical guitarist Goran Krivokapic holds solo recital at the home of Greg Castelnuovo-Tedesco

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|Jun 27, 2024

    Brilliant Montenegrin classical guitarist Goran Krivokapic made a special appearance in solo recital at the home of Greg Castelnuovo-Tedesco, grandson of the late Italian famous composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco in West Los Angeles, a Mother’s Day treat. Krivokapic was invited to perform as part of William Jenks’ U.S. Classic Guitar Series that he founded 20 years ago. Krivokapic, the virtuoso, is the winner of 19 international classical guitar competitions and is known to create his own tra...

  • Saphires Ballet Delights Audience at Bank of America Plaza

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|Jun 27, 2024

    American Contemporary Ballet (ACB) performed the world premiere called "Sapphires," a ballet that is spearheaded by ACB's founder and choreographer Lincoln Jones. In 1967, George Balanchine created a plotless ballet titled "Jewels," but never staged its fourth act which is "Sapphires." It is danced to the music of Arnold Schoenberg's "Suite for Strings in G Major" with a live sixteen-piece orchestra, all accomplished classical musicians. This is a special composition for Schoenberg because he co...

  • Ocean Water Use Warning for Los Angeles County Beaches

    Jun 27, 2024

    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health cautions residents who are planning to visit the below Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters: BEACH AREA WARNINGS: · Santa Monica Canyon Creek at Will Rogers State beach. Near Will Rogers Tower 18 100 yards up and down the coast from the creek. · Topanga Canyon Beach in Malibu 100 yards up and down the coast from the lagoon. · Mothers Beach in Marina Del Rey The entire swim area. · Malibu Lagoon at...

  • Californians Report Over $2 Billion in Losses According to IC3 Annual Report

    Jun 27, 2024

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) released its annual 2023 Internet Crime Report including state by state data. In 2023, the IC3 received over 880,000 complaints with potential losses exceeding $12.5 Billion. This is nearly a 10% increase in complaints from 2022 and a 22% increase in losses. Californians reported over $2 Billion in losses to Internet crimes last year. Nationwide, the top three crime types most frequently reported by victims were ph...

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