Articles from the June 30, 2022 edition


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  • Fireworks Illegal in Culver City

    Jun 30, 2022

    The sale or possession of any kind of fireworks, including the state-approved kind, is against the law in Culver City. Despite the historic drought and risk of wildfire, there are still hundreds of California cities that allow residents to set off “safe and sane fireworks.” Starting Tuesday, 296 California communities are allowing authorized vendors to sell fireworks authorized by the State Fire Marshal, known colloquially as “safe and sane fireworks.” Approved retailers will sell the firewor...

  • Meet and Greet the Candidate

    Jun 30, 2022

    Culver City Council candidate Denice Renteria will hold a question and answer meeting on Wednesday, July 6th, 7pm. At Dinah's Family Restaurant, 6521 S Sepulveda Blvd (off Centinela). *With special guest Mark Meuser - US Senate candidate* At Denice Renteria's campaign kickoff, she had great answers on an array of issues, from homeless policy, to zoning, to policing. We are looking forward to delving deeper into these issues and getting her insights next Wednesday evening over a hearty dinner. Ma...

  • CCPD to Beef Up DUI Patrols for July 4 Holiday

    Jun 30, 2022

    Culver City Police Department will have additional officers on patrol looking for drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs during the July 4 holiday weekend. “If you plan on drinking this weekend, plan on a safe and sober ride home,” Culver City Assistant Police Chief Jason Sims said. “Think of your loved ones, friends, and family before thinking about driving after you’ve had a few drinks.” In 2020, nearly 500 people were killed in crashes throughout the country d...

  • Ogihara Graduates from Hamilton College

    Jun 30, 2022

    Toscana Ogihara, of Culver City, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamilton College on Sunday, May 22, in a Commencement ceremony concluding the college's 210th year. A dance and movement studies and neuroscience major, Ogihara graduated with departmental honors in dance and movement studies. Ogihara completed a dance and movement studies thesis titled "Discrete Junctures (choreography)," and a neuroscience thesis titled "Examining the Role of Adenosine and Extracellular-Regulated Kinases via Spontaneous Field Potentials in Anoxia...

  • Denver Nuggets select UCLA's Peyton Watson in the first round

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Jun 30, 2022

    To the surprise of many, UCLA Bruins freshman basketball forward Peyton Watson was selected with the No. 30 overall pick of the 2022 NBA Draft. Watson was the last pick of the first round of the NBA draft that was held last Thursday, June 23rd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Watson became the Bruins' 42nd all-time former player to get chosen in the NBA Draft's first round. UCLA leads the Pac-12 in total NBA Draft picks (122) and most first-round selections (42). Watson, a 6-foot-8...

  • Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack May Give Chargers Edge in AFC West

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Jun 30, 2022

    Among the many off-season moves the Chargers made this spring, the acquisition of linebacker Khalil Mack from the Chicago Bears may be the single most important addition to the roster. Mack, who was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2016, has continued to play at a high level and at age 31 still has some good years left. The combination of outside defensive player Joey Bosa and Mack is arguably the best rushing duo in the NFL. Pro Football Focus seems to agree with that assessment. PFF...

  • On the first it will be time to enjoy some "American Pie", concert tour that is.

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|Jun 30, 2022

    Legendary singer-songwriter Don McLean will be "driving his chevy to the" Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on July 1st on his 2022 50th Anniversary "American Pie" concert tour. He is best known for his magnum opus, "American Pie," an impressionistic ballad inspired partly by the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper) in a plane crash on February 3, 1959. The song popularized the expression "The Day the Music Died" in reference to this event. It reached number...

  • A Spectacular Week for Los Angeles Football Club

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Jun 30, 2022

    La dolce vita arrives in Los Angeles. LAFC's 3-1 resolute victory over visiting FC Dallas on Wednesday night, June 29, capped off the most groundbreaking week in the club's five-year history. Off the field, Los Angeles Football Club became the talk of the soccer world with three significant signings, each one worthy of front-page status. The remarkable sequence kicked off this past Sunday at Banc of California Stadium, beginning with a 2-0 sweltering high-noon showdown win over the New York Red...

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