Articles from the June 30, 2016 edition

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  • Culver City Fireworks Show at West College

    Jun 30, 2016

    The Culver City Exchange Club's 50th annual July 4 Fireworks Show will be held again this year in conjunction with City of Culver City, the County of Los Angeles and West Los Angeles College will be held at West Los Angeles College. Gates will open at 4 p.m. with the fireworks show beginning at dusk. There is a suggested donation of $5 per person. Parking is $10. Carnival games with a kids zone, gourmet food trucks and a drawing tent for prizes. will be part of the festivities. The show can...


    debbie lynn elias|Jun 30, 2016

    When it comes to espionage, be it literary or cinematic, one name jumps to the forefront. John le Carre. "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy", "A Most Wanted Man", "The Russia House", "The Constant Gardener" and currently airing on cable on AMC, "The Night Manager" with Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie, should immediately spring to mind. And now OUR KIND OF TRAITOR, a subtler yet equally fraught with tension, but a more emotional and contemporary story based on Le Carre's 2010 best-seller is added to the b...

  • Culver City Unified Chooses Joshua Arnold As New Superintendent

    Jun 30, 2016

    After a comprehensive screening and interview process the Governing Board of the Culver City Unified School District has selected Joshua Arnold, Ed.D. as the sole finalist for the position of Superintendent. Pending Board approval, Dr. Arnold begins leading Culver City's schools on July 1. Dr. Arnold has been Assistant Superintendent Of Educational Services in the Los Alamitos Unified School District in north Orange County. Along with creating strong professional development programs and an...

  • Rams In The Coliseum: Here's How It Happened

    Fred Altieri|Jun 30, 2016

    The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was the home of the Los Angeles Rams football team for 34 years from 1946 to 1979. It is fitting and well-timed that the historical stadium will serve as the Rams' home playing field before the they move into their permanent confines in Inglewood beginning with the 2019 NFL season. It was not a foregone conclusion that the Coliseum was going to be the Rams' temporary stadium of choice. The Coliseum was not notified of the decision until January 12 of this year,...

  • Lakers Draftee Ingram Is Very Talented, Very Slim, Very Young

    Mitch Chortkoff|Jun 30, 2016

    Last week the Lakers selected Duke freshman Brandon Ingram with the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft. They're happy because the 6-foot-9 forward is a highly regarded prospect who is likely to have an outstanding professional basketball career. But there are hurdles to overcome. Most important, the Lakers are adding another very young player to their plans to rebuild following four terrible seasons. They've been promoting the idea that their most recent draftees, Julius Randle, DeAngelo Russell and...

  • Doc Rivers Is Happy With The Clippers' Draft

    Mitch Chortkoff|Jun 30, 2016

    The Clippers draft didn't high enough to obtain the highest ranked players in last week's NBA draft but Coach Doc Rivers said he's happy with the outcome. "Drafttng 25th. Brice Johnson was the player we wanted," said Rivers. "In the second round we moved down seven places from 33 to 39 and 40 trying to land two other players we wanted. We got them both." The Clippers moved down by making a trade with New Orleans. Johnson, a 6-10 power forward who was a senior at North Carolina, is a good...

  • Onward And Upward For Holly Mitchell

    Neil Rubenstein|Jun 30, 2016

    Nobody has more respect and admiration for our State Senator Holly Mitchell than Theodorsia and I. She has had numerous bills signed by Governor Brown, and she has taken the progressive position in Sacramento. We firmly agree Holly’s stance on grand juries, as in relationship to police shootings, made her the United States legislator of the year. In 2018 when Mark Ridley-Thomas is termed out of office we need Holly Mitchell to be elected to the Board of Supervisors. Sign us up. Per Time M...

  • Tito's Tacos Provides For Those Who Unselfishly Served Our Country

    Jun 30, 2016

    Once again this year, Tito's Tacos donated their award-winning Mexican Food cuisine for Men and Women Military Veterans who are participating in an established program at the Los Angeles Veterans Administration to properly deal with post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and other mental illness issues which stand in the way of their once again becoming healthy and integral members of our society. Tito's Tacos provided the approximate 140 individuals in attendance, many of whom are...

  • A Fourth Of July Celebration

    Jun 30, 2016

    It's almost that time in July, when flags are raised high and fireworks light up the sky. Please join Reverend Leonardo V. Wilborn and family for a Fourth of July Barbecue Saturday, July 2 at 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the parsonage. RSVP to the church office by phone at 310-390-7717 or via email to

  • Demo Club To Host 4th of July Party

    Jun 30, 2016

    The Culver City Democratic Club is having its annual 4th of July picnic at Blanco Park, 5687 Sawtelle Blvd. Culver City from 11 am to 3 pm. All Culver City residents and guests are welcome. The club provides the watermelon, water, cold drinks, cups, plates, utensils, charcoal for the barbecue pits. All residents need to do is bring is their own food to be barbecued and a dish to share....

  • Culver City Resident Receives Prestigious Fellowship

    Jun 30, 2016

    Culver City resident and Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management Assistant Professor of Economics Michael Olabisi, PhD, has been named a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow. Dr. Olabisi will be one of 59 African-born scholars based in the United States and Canada traveling to Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda for 14-90 days to conduct academic projects with their peers at host universities in those countries. The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship...

  • Daniel Bonilla Named to Dean's List

    Jun 30, 2016

    Morrisville State College recently announced that Daniel Bonilla of Culver City was named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2016 semester. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must achieve an average of 3.0 to 3.99 for the semester and complete 12 credit hours. Morrisville State's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary,...

  • America! How Ya' Looking, Baby?

    Carole Bell|Jun 30, 2016

    I'm talking with M., a friend in England, about the hideous violence in Orlando. "Well, you know, it's America." he said. That bothered me. I launched into various rational reactions, but inside, I felt hurt. My country right or wrong, and all that? No, I wouldn't. Yet it's undeniable: people in other countries look at us as if we're aliens. OK, in the UK, no one is allowed to own a gun. The police don't carry guns. The news is not filled with gun violence. But we're the United States. There's...

  • Sparks Move To Top Of The WNBA

    Steve Finley|Jun 30, 2016

    The Los Angeles Sparks have the best record in the WNBA and they proved last Tuesday that they can win games under difficult circumstances. They fell behind by 22 points in the first half to the Dallas Wings but came back to win 89-84 at the Staples Center. The Sparks are 14-1 at press time. Not only did the Sparks have to battle uphill for the victory the women's basketball world was shaken by the death of former University of Tennessee coach Pat Summit. Summitt meant so much to women's basketb...

  • Champion Coach Pat Summitt Dies

    Jun 30, 2016

    Pat Summitt, who pioneered the advance of womens’ college basketball. died this week at the age of 64. She had suffered from dementia and alzheimersfor the last five years. Summitt coached Tennessee to eight national championships and had 1,098 wins on her record but when she began the NCAA hadn’t yet sanctioned womens’ basketball. “She had to wash her players’ uniforms,” observed President Obama. “She would have been a successful mens or womens coach in any sport,” said Payton Manning, the star quarterback at Tennessee who went on to his...

  • Culver City Little League Opens Tournament With A Victory Over Santa Monica

    Jun 30, 2016

    The Culver City Little League Major All Stars took their first step toward Williamsport with an 8-0 victory over Santa Monica on Saturday. Culver City pitchers Andy Perez and Oliver Frye combined on a three hitter. Perez started the game and struck out nine of the 17 batters he faced. Frye came in during the bottom of the fifth and proceeded to retire all five batters he faced, three by way of strikeout. Culver City’s offense was led by first basemen Stephan Thomas who singled in his first three plate appearances. The game was scoreless going i...


    Jun 30, 2016

    It's been a long time since audiences have had a "killer" shark movie to bite into. Sure, we've all been swept up into the "Sharknado" frenzy of the past few years (with July 31, 2016 already circled in blood red on the calendar for "Sharknado 4"), but that speaks to our feral bloodlust and love of over-the-top implausible disaster scenarios, as do so many of the "Sharktopus", "Shark Attack", "Megashark" "Super Shark" and "Ghost Shark" entries in the genre. (Yes, shark movies are their own genre...


    debbie lynn elias|Jun 30, 2016

    It's been 13 years since we last saw everyone's favorite short-term memoried blue tang Dory and all it takes is one look at FINDING DORY to ask yourself - How could we have gone this long waiting to see Dory again? But without missing a beat, everything feels right with the world and you forget that it's been so long since our last visit. FINDING DORY is an undersea rainbow of beauty, mystery and fun, filled with heartfelt happiness. Swimmingly sensational, FINDING DORY is nothing short of Two...

  • Smart And Spicy

    Carole Bell|Jun 30, 2016

    I'm talking with M., a friend in England, about the hideous violence in Orlando. "Well, you know, it's America." he said. That bothered me. I launched into various rational reactions, but inside, I felt hurt. My country right or wrong, and all that? No, I wouldn't. Yet it's undeniable: people in other countries look at us as if we're aliens. OK, in the UK, no one is allowed to own a gun. The police don't carry guns. The news is not filled with gun violence. But we're the United States. There's a...

  • Bon Voyage to a Beautiful Soul Mary Tyrer

    Sandra Coopersmith|Jun 30, 2016

    It's the small things that hurt the most when loss occurs. I sob as I sit here at the computer, knowing I'll never again hear Mary ("Toni") Tyrer, my dear, vibrant, whimsical friend for 50 years, my roommate, hero, mentor, second mother and Rock of Gibraltar, firmly say, "Take a break. I've made you a cup of tea and a snack." Her health began its sharp decline in April and we started home hospice June 6, quickly followed by my hiring a caregiver agency 24/7 when her condition rapidly plummeted....

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