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City to Explore Housing Proposal with '100% Affordable Overlay'

The Culver City Council last week continued its lively and contentious discussion on land use options and 2045 growth projections, including the controversial topic of "exclusionary zoning practices"...

 

CCPD Seeking Teens for Explorers Program

The Culver City Police Department is looking for a few good teens for its Explorers Program. The department is currently accepting applications from teens, aged 14 to 19, for the law enforcement...

 

CCEF Donates $180,000 to Support Culver City Students

The Culver City Education Foundation has successfully raised thousands of dollars throughout 2020-2021 to support exceptional learning opportunities for over 7,000 students at every CCUSD school. On...

 

Four takeaways after the Sparks drop five in a row

When will the Ogwumike sisters, Nneka and Chiney, return from the knee injuries that has forced them to miss 70% of games this season?How will their return improve the Sparks' offense? Los Angeles...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    July 8, 2021

New league presents new challenges for girls basketball

The Culver City high school girls' basketball program started a new league during the pandemic shorten season in 2021 and that league put the Centaurs in unfamiliar territory. Going from the Ocean...

 

Chargers to Host Nike '11- On' Football Competition for Southern California High School Student-Athletes

Head Coach Brandon Staley to speak to student-athletes about football, higher education and professionalism The Los Angeles Chargers will host their first annual Nike ‘11-On’ football competition for high school athletes in Southern California....

 

UCLA football legend Terry Donahue dies at 77

Greatness is often an overused word to describe people and events. That is not the case in describing Terry Donahue, the winningest coach in UCLA football history. Donahue passed away on Sunday evening, July 4, at his home in Newport Beach,...

 

CC Police Deploy Drone to Capture Burglary Suspects

Culver City police arrested two burglary suspects Thursday morning after they deployed a drone to find them. At 2:12 a.m., police officers responded to a call at Nuts & More, a gourmet grocery...

 

Liz Taylor to Honor Dr. Fauci

The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) today announced it will host The Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS fundraising gala on September 17, 2021 at West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles. The gala...

 

Black Bears Join Lake Tahoe Beachgoers

6/2: An afternoon on the lake unexpectedly turned into a close encounter with wildlife for beachgoers in California. A large adult black bear and three cubs took to a South Lake Tahoe beach on Sunday...

 

Bonin Brags About Housing 19 From Venice Boardwalk

Opinion by Corva Corvax There are an estimated 2,000 homeless people inhabiting the streets of Venice, California. News outlets reported 200 tents on the Ocean Front Boardwalk as of June 27. And on...

 

SM Eviction Moratorium Extended to October

By Jack Simon Santa Monica has extended its residential eviction moratorium until September, city officials announced this week. Last week, the city adopted a 38th supplement to Santa Monica's local...

 

LA May Ban Camping

AP and Observer Staff 7/1/21: The Los Angeles City Council approved an ordinance today making it illegal to pitch tents on most sidewalks, beneath overpasses and near parks, elementary schools, day care centers and libraries. However, the consensus i...

 

Local Briefs

LA County Says Masks Up On Monday, health officials in Los Angeles County followed suit, recommending that “everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks indoors in public places as a precautionary measure.” Barbara Ferrer, the county...

 

Missing Teenager

Call SMPD if you have any information on Izzy, please We received the following report of a missing teenager from a concerned Santa Monica parent: Our 17 years old daughter, Isabella Q., she goes by...

 

New Council Member Lana Negrete

By David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer In a 4 to 2 vote, the Santa Monica City Council appointed Lana Fernandez Negrete to take Kevin McKeown's seat on the 7 member Santa Monica City Council. The...

 

Jobs for Green Economy' Workshop Series

By Polly Hansen The City of Santa Monica will be present an online, workshop series, “Calling All Trades: Jobs for a Green Economy,” beginning July 7. The 8-part speaker series will be held via Zoom on Wednesdays, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This...

 

City Names Advisory Board of We Are Santa Monica Fund

By Jack Simon The City of Santa Monica has announced the seven appointees to the newly-formed We Are Santa Monica Fund Board. They include business executives, a RAND analyst and a social services...

 

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