Articles from the July 11, 2024 edition


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  • BREAKING NEWS: Trump Survives Assassination Attempt

    Stephen Hadland, Culver City Observer Editor & Publisher|Jul 11, 2024

    While speaking at a campaign event in Butler, Pennsylvania, shots rang out in an apparent assassination attempt on the presumptive Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump. First reports are thar Trump was wounded and appeared bloodied from the attack. The Washington Post has reported that the shooter has been killed and one audience member is dead another person at the event is in serious condition. No reports on the location or condition of the former President....

  • Culver City Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspects

    Jul 11, 2024

    On June 20, at 1:19 am, an armed robbery occurred on the 5600 block of Sepulveda Boulevard. Two suspects approached the victim while he visited an ATM machine and demanded money and the victim's cell phone. One of the suspects pointed a black semi-automatic rifle at the victim during the robbery. The 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...

  • ERBA MARKETS SPECIALS THURSDAY 7/11 THRU SUNDAY 7/14

    Jul 11, 2024

    Visit ERBA LA Locations for SPECIALS 7/11 thru 7/14!!...

  • H5N1 Bird Flu, Current Situation

    Jul 11, 2024

    • H5N1 bird flu is widespread in wild birds worldwide and is causing outbreaks in poultry and U.S. dairy cows with four recent human cases in U.S. dairy workers. • While the current public health risk is low, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is watching the situation carefully and working with states to monitor people with animal exposures. • CDC is using its flu surveillance systems to monitor for H5N1 activity in people. CDC and state and local health departments monitor people expos...

  • Researchers discover a new neural biomarker for OCD

    Jul 11, 2024

    A recent study from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital has identified a specific neural activity pattern as a novel biomarker to accurately predict and monitor the clinical status of individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who have undergone deep brain stimulation (DBS), a rapidly emerging therapeutic approach for severe psychiatric disorders. The study, led by led by Drs. Sameer Sheth and Wayne Goodman along with co-lead authors, Drs. Nicole Provenza, Sandy...

  • John Riordan Dies at 96

    Jul 11, 2024

    Longtime business owner and Culver City philanthropist has passed away. He was named citizen of the year in 2017. John was a generous contributor to numerous community organizations such as: Culver City Little League, El Marino Elementary Language School, Culver City High School Vanguard Program, Culver City Education Foundation, Culver City Firefighters, Los Angeles Police Explorer Scout Program, Culver-Palms YMCA, The Senior Coalition, Muscular Dystrophy Association, The Jeffrey Foundation,...

  • Sparks show promise despite losing most of their games

    Eric Lambkins II, Sports Reporter|Jul 11, 2024

    Los Angeles Sparks head coach Curt Miller reflected before one of the Sparks recent home games the game. "There's no simple way through it." The Sparks must work through their growing pains as a young team, even as some of their young pieces nurse injuries. In the Sparks have a clear vision and direction, but they struggle to close out games right now. They can and do compete with the WNBA's best for three and a half quarters but rarely four. When the pressure mounts in the fourth quarter, they...

  • Culver City Teachers Endorse Lachman

    Jul 11, 2024

    Culver City Federation of Teachers, the union representing Culver City Unified educators, endorsed Andrew Lachman for Culver City Unified School District Board of Education. "As an incoming middle school parent who has an education, legal, and policy background with experience on CCUSD committees, we believe Andrew Lachman has the right combination to bring people together to focus on the best interests of the Culver City students, teachers, and staff," said CCFT Political Director Pamela Greens...

  • Insurance Commissioner to Investigate State Farm's Proposed Rate Increases

    Jul 11, 2024

    State Farm has announced plans to raise rates for homeowners by 30%, condo owners by 36%, and renters by 52%, issuing an ultimatum to the state of California. The insurer has refused to sell new policies in the state in the summer of 2023. “This has the potential to affect millions of California consumers and the integrity of our residential property insurance market,” said Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara. As the filings proceeded through regulatory channels, Lara emphasized the importance of a thorough review to understand the com...

  • Supervisors Vote to Put Board Expansion on November Ballot

    Stephen Hadland, Culver City Observer Editor & Publisher|Jul 11, 2024

    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, in a 3-to-0 vote, approved Chair Lindsey Horvath and Supervisor Janice Hahn's motion to put forward a charter amendment on the November 2024 ballot – that, if passed by voters – will expand the Board to nine members and create a new countywide elected Executive Officer position. Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, who authored a 2023 motion with Chair Horvath for governance reform that passed with unanimous support, calling for an independent review of the...

  • Ukulele Concert & Strum-along with Cali Rose & the CC Strummers

    Jul 11, 2024

    Santa Monica Public Library invites you to experience the joy of making music with others at an uplifting ukulele concert, strum-along and sing-along on Saturday, July 20, 2024, from 2-3:15 p.m. The event is free and takes place in the Main Library's Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Cali Rose and The CC Strummers will perform a set of popular songs, from Broadway to the Beatles to the 12-bar blues. The audience can then join in strumming and singing tunes that are...

  • Mitchell Blasts Supreme Court on Homeless Arrests

    Holly Mitchell, Los Angeles Ciounty Supervisor, Second Sistrict|Jul 11, 2024

    Supervisor Holly Mitchell provided the following statement in regard to the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of City of Grants Pass v. Johnson: "This morning the Supreme Court ruling on Grants Pass unfortunately opens the door to penalize people who are unhoused. The ruling came on the same day that the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) reported a slight decrease in the number of people across the Los Angeles County. LA County is leading with what works – connection t...

  • Culver CityBus Continues the Ride Free Program for CCUSD Students

    Jul 11, 2024

    Culver CityBus Continues the Ride Free Program for CCUSD Students Welcome aboard! Culver CityBus is continuing the pilot program – GoPass - for students in Culver City Unified schools to help students ride transit for free. The partnership with CCUSD offers students unlimited rides at no cost on Culver CityBus, Big Blue Bus Transit, LA Metro bus and rail, and LADOT Dash. Participant Transit agencies are added as the GoPass Program grows, visit Culvercitybus.com often for the latest i...

  • Sparks are hoping to turn close games into victories

    Amyn Bhai, Sports Reporter|Jul 11, 2024

    While there are no moral victories in sports, the Los Angeles Sparks are several possessions away from having a respectable record instead of being 5-17 this season. It was evident once again in their last four games. Their Tuesday game against the Washington Mystics (5-17) at Crypto.com Arena on July 2, the Sparks went into the 4th quarter with a double-digit lead, only to find themselves down by two points when the final buzzer went off. That loss extended the Sparks losing streak to eight consecutive games. The following game last Friday...

  • LA Clippers Sign Derrick Jones Jr.

    Jul 11, 2024

    The LA Clippers have signed forward Derrick Jones Jr., it was announced by President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank. "Derrick is an incredible athlete and a versatile defender who excels in transition and attacks the rim," said Frank. "As we experienced firsthand in the playoffs against Dallas, he can change a game with his length and activity. We are going to have a tenacious defense this season and DJJ will be a huge part of it." Jones Jr., 27, averaged a career-high 8.6 points, 3.3...

  • Dodgers To Host Alumni Weekend, August 9-11

    Jul 11, 2024

    Dodgers Alumni Weekend, a three-day celebration of many of the team's key players since the club moved west in 1958, will take place at Dodger Stadium from Friday, August 9 through Sunday, August 11, during the team's series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Dodgers will commemorate nearly 40 integral members of their franchise history, along with new recognitions for Hall of Famer and former Dodgers owner Walter F. O'Malley and outfielders Dusty Baker and Matt Kemp. On August 9, before the...

  • Dodgers Recall James Outman And Gus Varland

    Jul 11, 2024

    The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled outfielder James Outman and right-handed pitcher Gus Varland, optioned left-handed pitcher Nick Ramirez and placed outfielder Jason Heyward on the injured list with a left knee bone bruise. Outman, 27, returns for his second stint with the team after playing in 36 games for the Dodgers this season. In his first stint, he hit .148 with three homers and 10 RBI. He played in 38 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City, slashing .279/.393/.531 with nine homers and 21 RBI....

  • A Clippers Announce Summer League Roster

    Jul 11, 2024

    The LA Clippers have announced their roster for NBA 2K25 Summer League 2024 in Las Vegas, which takes place Friday, July 12, through Monday, July 22. Led by coach Dahntay Jones, the Summer League team will feature Clippers' draft choice Cam Christie (46th overall) along with returning Clippers Kobe Brown, Moussa Diabaté and Jordan Miller. The first Summer League media availability for the Clippers will be held at Honey Training Center on Sunday, July 7, at approximately 10:15 a.m. and will...

  • Centaurs Look To Stay Unbeaten This Summer On The Gridiron

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|Jul 11, 2024

    Culver City high school's varsity football team with try to stay unbeaten this summer when they battle a group of talented schools in the Culver City Invitational Passing Tournament that starts this Saturday at 9 a.m. at Culver City high school. The Centaurs are 12-0 this summer after going 7-0 in the El Rancho Tournament and 5-0 at the Redondo Union Tournament on June 22. The Centaurs appear to have talent at every position according to head football coach Jahmal Wright. "I am excited," said...

  • Interactive Digital Kiosks Now Allowed in Culver City

    Jul 11, 2024

    The City is moving toward adding interactive digital wayfinding kiosks, but there are still many steps ahead before they become a reality in the Heart of Screenland. The City Council approved adoption of an ordinance that will allow these kiosks on public property on a 3 to 2 vote. Vice Mayor Dan O'Brien and Council Members Goran Eriksson and Albert Vera, Jr. voted in favor. Mayor Yasmine-Imani McMorrin and Council Member Freddy Puza abstained from the vote. The next step will be a request for...

  • CCPD Arrests 2 for Impaired Driving

    Jul 11, 2024

    Culver City police arrested two drivers on July 5 on suspicion of DUI, according to a Culver City Police Department press release. One driver was stopped for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, while the other was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving due to a combination of alcohol and drugs. Both drivers were booked without incident. The Culver City Police Department announced that it will continue to deploy additional officers to patrol for drivers suspected of being under...

  • Supreme Court Rules Local Governments Can Cite or Arrest People Living on Public Land

    Stephen Hadland, Culver City Observer Editor & Publisher|Jul 11, 2024

    L.A. Mayor Bass Slams Supreme Court's Ruling By Stephen Hadland Culver City Observer Editor & Publisher The Supreme Court has ruled that the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does not prohibit cities from criminalizing sleeping outdoors. City of Grants Pass v. Johnson began when a small city in Oregon with just one homeless shelter began enforcing a local anti-camping law against people sleeping in public using a blanket or any other rudimentary protection against the elements – even i...

  • Gas Tax Increased to 59.6 Cents Per Gallon on July 1

    Jul 11, 2024

    California's excise tax on gasoline will increase from 57.9 cents per gallon to 59.6 cents per gallon July 1, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration announced via a notice to retailers. The excise tax on diesel fuel will increase from 44.1 cents per gallon to 45.4 cents per gallon. The gas tax has more than doubled since June 2017, when it was 27.8 cents per gallon. In addition to the excise tax, California motorists pay a federal fuel tax of 18.4 cents per gallon, and state...

  • Elisa Riborty from Culver City Graduates Summa Cum Laude

    Jul 11, 2024

    Elisa A. Ribordy, of Culver City, CA, received a B.A. degree in English and Latin American Studies Summa Cum Laude during the 2024 Commencement Ceremonies of Hobart and William Smith Colleges on Sunday, May 19. Ribordy studied in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is the child of Chad J. Ribordy and Angelica Mortel. Peace Corps Director Carol Spahn delivered the Commencement Address. She told the Class of 2024 that building connections can be some of the most important parts of people's lives. "My call...

  • LAKERS ANNOUNCE 2024 SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER AND SCHEDULE

    Jul 11, 2024

    LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Lakers have announced their roster for the upcoming California Classic in San Francisco held July 6-10 and NBA 2K25 Summer League 2024 in Las Vegas spanning July 12-22. South Bay Lakers Head Coach Dane Johnson will serve as the team's head coach for both summer events. The Lakers will tip off the California Classic with back-to-back games against the Sacramento Kings on July 6 at 1:30 p.m., followed by a matchup with the Golden State Warriors on July 7 at 3:30 p.m....

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