Articles from the July 13, 2017 edition


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  • Culver Man In Deadly Crash Identified

    Jul 13, 2017

    The Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office on Friday released the names of three people killed in a head-on collision last week on Pacific Coast Highway just south of Mugu Rock. Scott Hart, 38, from Culver City was identified as the occupant of a Mercedes which was heading south. Hart's vehicle veered into the northbound lanes and collided head-on with a SUV driven by Autumn Cooper, 63, from Evergreen Colorado. Hart, Cooper and her husband Daniel Cooper, 81, died at the scene Two of the...

  • Culver Man Guilty of Assault

    Jul 13, 2017

    James Anthony Hansen, 33 of Culver City entered the plea to one felony count of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury on Thursday, July 6, He was responsible for sucker punching a homeless man at a Metro station in Hollywood and pleaded no contest according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Hansen punched a 59 year-old transient in the face on December 13, 2016, while the victim was looking away. The incident transpired at the Hollywood and Vine Metro Station. The case, which was prosecuted by D...

  • Can We Live If Oceans Die?

    Carole Bell|Jul 13, 2017

    "Everything on our planet is connected and the fear is we're taking out a huge piece." "Do do we need forests? Do we need trees? Do we need reefs?" Do you care? Coral reefs are dying. Everywhere. Half a billion people - 500 million people - get food and medicine from coral reefs. I just saw "Chasing Coral." I promise you'll think about this long after you see it; it's an adventure story. Why you should care: 1. "Coral reefs are part of a huge ecosystem. If they disappear we're losing the life...

  • A ROCKIN' RELAY!

    Sandra Coopersmith|Jul 13, 2017
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    "A joyful experience awaits you." That was the message in the fortune cookie accompanying the order I picked up in April from a nearby Chinese restaurant, and I remember thinking, "How appropriate!" I had just made arrangements to participate on June 24, 2017 in the Baldwin Hills Relay For Life to be held at the Yvonne B. Burke Athletic Complex, 5401 S. Fairfax, Los Angeles, as this particular Relay now includes Culver City. Well, the cookie didn't lie. It was quite an experience to attend the...

  • The Lennon Family Legacy Concert

    Jul 13, 2017

    Charity Donations Include: My Stuff Bags Foundation (mystuffbags.org); The Harvest Home (theharvesthome.org); and Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club (smbwc.org) Tickets are now on sale for The Lennon Family Legacy Concert, Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22 at the historic Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club, http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2949315. This year's popular, almost-annual reunion concert of the singing Lennon Family will feature the iconic Lennon Sisters, VENICE the band, (who's very na...

  • "King Of The Yees" Opens At Douglas Theatre July 16

    Jul 13, 2017

    The world premiere production of "King of the Yees" will open at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City on Sunday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. Written by Lauren Yee, directed by Joshua Kahan Brody and produced in association with Goodman Theatre, "King of the Yees" will continue through August 6. The cast includes, in alphabetical order, Rammel Chan, Francis Jue, Angela Lin, Stephenie Soohyun Park and Daniel Smith. The creative team includes set design by William Boles, costume...

  • Dodgers Have Best Record In Baseball So Far

    Mitch Chortkoff|Jul 13, 2017

    The All-Star break is over as teams resumed play on Friday. The Dodgers hope they can continue being dominant the rest of the way. The Dodgers, at 61-29, have the best record in baseball this season. They have two pitchers, Clayton Kershaw and Alex Wood, with 10-game winning streaks. They had the most players in the All-Star game. five with Corey Seager, Cody Bellinger, reliever Kenley Jansen, who struck out the side in the ninth inning, Justin Turner and Wood, who replaced Kershaw. The...

  • Fire Chief To Present Culver City Fire Department History

    Jul 13, 2017

    Soon after Culver City was incorporated in 1917 the Culver City Fire Department was created. So as we continue to commemorate the city's centennial, we also recognize the first responders that have protected the city's citizens and their property for nearly a century. Our program will feature Culver City's Fire Chief David L. White, who will speak about today's Fire Department and offer a PowerPoint presentation of its history since its creation in 1919. Captain Jim Gilbert, Retired, and Fire...

  • Woman's Club Plans Annual Picnic

    Jul 13, 2017

    The Culver City Woman's Club is having its Annual Picnic on Monday, July 31 at Carlson Park, Motor & Braddock in Culver City from 11 am to 4 pm. There will be a lot of food, Bingo games and a White Elephant Sale. The proceeds from the event will be used for the club's charitable giving to local organizations. Admission is $10 per person. For further information or to RSVP please call Carol at 310-839-5948....

  • Karina Baker Of Culver City Makes The Dean's List

    Jul 13, 2017

    Karina Baker of Culver City, who is studying public policy, made the Dean's List for the 2017 spring semester at Rochester Institute of Technology. Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean's List if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of "Incomplete", "D" or "F"; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours. Rochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and...

  • Culver's Reynolds Graduates from Tulane

    Jul 13, 2017

    Tulane University awarded degrees to nearly 2,800 graduates on May 20 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Devin Reynolds of Culver City earned a Bachelor Science Architecture degree from Tulane's School of Architecture. The ceremony's keynote speaker was Helen Mirren, an Oscar, Tony and Emmy Award–winning actress known for her support of humanitarian efforts. Mirren also received an honorary degree along with jazz great Branford Marsalis, civil rights activist Diane Nash and social p...

  • Scott J. Hart

    Jul 13, 2017

    Scott J. Hart, 38 of Culver City, formerly of Montoursville, Pennsylvania died unexpectedly on July 5 in an automobile accident. Born April 26, 1979, in Montoursville, he was the son of David C. and Sandra L. Hart (deceased). Scott had a love of sports. He was an avid Cubs Fan. He enjoyed playing baseball from 1984 to 1991 starting with Mill Creek Little League. He also played basketball, as well as wrestled for McCall Middle School. Scott was involved in the Scout program as a Cub Scout with Pack No. 172 in Farragut as well. Scott was a 1997 g...

  • Leaf Blower Ban

    Jul 13, 2017

    The city council will consider enacting a ban on leaf blowers at its July 24 meeting whose noise level exceeds 65 decibels. The ordinance would prohibit both the Sale and Use of those Leaf Blowers. The meeting will be held in the Mike Balkman Council Chambers at City Hall starting at 7pm. The staff report will be available for viewing from the City's website on or after Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by visiting www.culvercity.org/agendas or at the Julian Dixon Library, 4975 Overland Avenue, Culver...

  • Culver Football Excels In Santa Fe Tournament

    Larry Weiner and Greg Goodyear|Jul 13, 2017

    The Culver City High Centaurs continued their dominance in the passing tournaments in Southern California this past weekend when they blew through most of the competition in the Santa Fe “7 on 7” Tournament on Saturday, July 8. The tournament began with more than 20 teams and the first four games determined the team seeds for the later rounds. In Culver City’s pool were host team Santa Fe High, Arcadia High, Dominguez High (Compton) and Bellflower High. Culver City opened up pool play against the host Santa Fe Chiefs. The Centaurs domin...

  • Culver City Football is Still Looking To Improve

    Steve Finley|Jul 13, 2017

    Although the Culver City football team has performed at a high level this summer in passing league games they realize they must improve if they expect to compete for league and CIF championships in the fall. “We are looking pretty good right now but we still have to get better,” said head coach Jahmal Wright after they beat Brentwood during a recent game at Culver City. Wright is always looking for perfection but he realizes its’ still early. “It’s June so we have some time to get to where we...

  • Culver Beats Alumni in Annual Game

    Larry Weiner and Greg Goodyear|Jul 13, 2017

    Ever since former Culver City High football head coach and current athletic director Tom Salter took over the football program in 1999 the varsity players have periodically staged a varsity verses alumni "7 on 7" game around the July 4th holiday. Because several of the alums playing college ball would come home at that time of year. It is a great tradition and a way of honoring the alums and having a super competitive game verses the varsity squad. Since many of the alums that come back are...

  • Culver Resident & Legendary Track Coach Jim Bush Dies

    Jul 13, 2017

    Legendary UCLA track & field coach Jim Bush passed away on Monday, July 10 at his home in Culver City. He was 90. Bush, who coached at UCLA for 20 years (1965-84), elevated the Bruin program to one of the most outstanding in the United States, leading the team to five NCAA Championships and seven conference titles. "Today, the Bruin family suffered a tremendous loss with the passing of former track & field coach Jim Bush," said UCLA Director of Athletics Dan Guerrero. "Jim was born to coach; he brought out the best in everyone around him,...

  • Kid Scoop Covers The LA Film Festival

    Jul 13, 2017

    By: Lauren Berger The LA Film Festival shone a bright light on 2017’s Future Filmmakers. An annual contest, Future Filmmakers celebrates the artistic achievements of budding film producers worldwide. Selected from a pool of more than 700 short films, this year’s 15 winning shorts stood out for their technical ability, originality, creativity, and their strong unwavering voices. To make matters even more impressive, all films were made by high schoolers and screened by high school jurors. Ranging from all genres, the selected short films tra...

  • "Future Filmakers" Do Interesting Work

    Jul 13, 2017

    By Devyn Hackett Correspondent for KSM Kid Scoop Media I attended the Future Filmmakers Program at the LA Film Festival on June 17 as a first time reporter for Kid Scoop Media. The films showcased were made by high school students, or “future filmmakers” as they were called. The films started off with a beautifully animated opening. The films were selected from across the country with a variety of genres. They ranged from humorous, such as the short films Squeal and Daisy Head Maisy, to documentaries such as Confessions of a Teenage Drag Queen....

  • Sparks Hope Home Court Advantage Pays Off

    Steve Finley|Jul 13, 2017

    The Los Angeles Sparks began their longest home-stand of the season last Thursday when they faced Connecticut. They play three more home games starting with Monday's game against Indiana at 7:30 p.m. On Thursday July 20, they battle Chicago at 12:30 p.m. and Tuesday, July 25, they play Seattle at 7:30 p.m. At press time the Sparks were the only team that had not lost a home game this season so home court is very important to a team that lost two road games in a row to Minnesota and Seattle last...

  • Lakers' John Black Wins SPLAVER/McHUGH Award

    Jul 13, 2017

    John Black, who led the Los Angeles Lakers’ Public Relations Department for more than 27 years before being replaced recently has been named the recipient of the Brian McIntyre Trophy as the 2017 Splaver/McHugh “Tribute to Excellence” Award winner. The award, presented today during the NBA’s PR Meetings, is given by the NBA Public Relations Directors Association to a current or former member of the NBA public relations family who has demonstrated an outstanding level of performance and service during his or her NBA career. Black began his NBA...

  • Clippers Sign Griffin For Five Years, $173 Million

    Mitch Chortkoff|Jul 13, 2017

    Anyone who thought the Clippers would fade away by losing exceptional point guard Chris Paul should think again. Recovering quickly, the Clippers got Paul to sign a new Clipper contract for a few days before they’d trade him to Houston, the team he desired. Then they got three established players and a 2018 first round draft choice from Houston. Don’t forget Paul didn’t have to do that. Free agents can simply sign with another team. Then a few days later the Clippers signed forward Blake Griffin...

  • Golden State Water Company Announces A+ Water Quality

    Jul 13, 2017

    Golden State Water Company has released its 2016 Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR), which highlight that the drinking water provided to customers across the company's 39 water systems met all state and federal water quality standards throughout 2016. "Delivering quality drinking water to families across California is a serious business, and Golden State Water invests more than a half-million dollars each year to ensure that the water we serve customers meets even the most stringent quality standards," said William C. Gedney, Vice President of...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: LADY MACBETH

    debbie lynn elias|Jul 13, 2017

    Despite the title, and a few suspicious deaths and machinations of intrigue and deceit, you will find no mention of Shakespeare in this visceral, yet austere, telling of LADY MACBETH as screenwriter Alice Birch delves into the moral ambiguity of 1865, all to exquisite result. Based on Nikolai Leskov's Lady Makbeth of Mtensk, issues of race, class and gender make this story as timely today as it was in 1865 Russia or in 19th century rural England where screenwriter Alice Birch has relocated the...

  • Three Big Concerts Are Coming Up

    Steven Lieberman|Jul 13, 2017

    Three concerts that you don't want to miss are landing at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills and The Rose in Pasadena this coming weekend. On July 14 singer/songwriter/musician/actor Chris Isaak makes his debut appearance on the Saban Theatre stage, and this hepcat should fit right in with the retro architecture at this remarkable venue. Isaak’s music magically recaptures the brilliance of the classic Sun sound, while also getting down to the heart and soul of his own deeply rooted musical i...

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