Articles from the July 14, 2022 edition


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  • Stormwater Project to Capture Water Runnoff

    Jul 14, 2022

    City’s infrastructure can prevent 19 acre-feet of water per storm from overflowing to Ballona Creek and Santa Monica Bay At a June 30 event in Culver City, the West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) and City of Culver City co-hosted an event recognizing the benefits and water savings that the Culver Boulevard Stormwater Capture Project will achieve in the months and years ahead. In order to protect waterbodies like Ballona Creek and conserve precious rain water, Culver City c...

  • Angel City Gets Unexpected Schedule Break

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Jul 14, 2022

    Angel City FC made the following announcement yesterday, which gave the club unexpected added rest from the regular season. The match against the North Carolina Courage, originally scheduled for this Friday, July 15, will now take place Wednesday, September 14 due to COVID-19 protocols. The time of the rescheduled match will be announced in the coming days." The break is short-term welcome news as the team reached the regular season's halfway mark with an encouraging 5-4-2 record and a tie for...

  • 2 Culver City Businesses Robbed at Gunpoint in 2 Days

    Jul 14, 2022

    Two Culver City businesses, located less than a mile apart, were robbed at gunpoint over last weekend, local police said. The first robbery occurred about 9:25 a.m. on July 8 at Subway, located at 3817 Sepulveda Blvd., according to Culver City Police Department. The victim told police a man entered the shop, ordered a sandwich, then pulled out a handgun and demanded cash from the register. “Fearing for her life, the victim complied and filled the suspect’s bag with $200-300,” police said in a pr...

  • Armed Robbery Suspect Nabbed after Dropping Car Keys at Crime Scene

    Jul 14, 2022

    A parolee who allegedly robbed a Culver City store at gunpoint was arrested this week after leaving his car keys at the crime scene, police said. The take-over armed robbery occurred about 2:20 p.m. on July 10 at Boost Mobile, in the 4100 block of Centinela Avenue, according to the Culver City Police Department. Witnesses told police a suspect in a blue hooded sweatshirt, blue sweatpants, a white mask, and blue surgical globes came into the store and pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at two...

  • We Get Letters

    Letters|Jul 14, 2022

    Dear Editor, At the Culver City Democratic Club candidate forum on June, 29, 2022, candidates were asked the following question: “How will you address the housing and homelessness crisis?” Among other statements, Councilmember Alex Fisch, who is running for re-election made the following comment: “Marching people off to concentration camps in Palmdale is not a solution. It’s not moral and it’s not the Democratic Party way of doing things.” Source: CCDemClub Candidate forum around 17.33, comm...

  • Culver City Police Arrest Felon With Gun

    Jul 14, 2022

    July 11th, Day Watch Officers of the Culver City Police Department conducted a traffic stop for several hazardous moving violations in the area of Sepulveda Blvd and Green Valley Circle. The officers contacted the driver and his two passengers. During their investigation, the driver admitted to possessing a firearm. A search of the vehicle was conducted and a loaded Ruger handgun with an extended magazine, containing 21 live rounds was recovered. Additionally, the firearm was unregistered. The...

  • 79-Year-Old Woman Robbed at Gunpoint in Culver City

    Jul 14, 2022

    The Culver City Police Department is looking for a man who robbed at gunpoint a 79-year-old woman near the corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Indian Wood Road last Sunday. The victim was sitting on a fire hydrant after walking her dog when the suspect approached the victim from behind, wrapped his arms around her neck and threw her to the ground, according to the police department. “The suspect was holding a handgun in his left hand while forcefully removing the victim’s cell phone which was attached with a lanyard around her neck,” CCPD said...

  • Memorial Service Sunday for Jackie Mosher

    Jul 14, 2022

    A memorial service will be held by Fox Hills residents on Sunday July 17 for Jackie Mosher the lady killed at Green Valley Circle and Doverwood. The memorial will start at 1:45, the time that she was hit. The location will be at the corner of Doverwood and Green Valley Circle. Fox Hills residents are asked to bring a flower (if possible) to lay at the spot. Neighbors note that Jackie Mosher was a truly kind person always willing to help others. For your information, on July 4th Fox Hills resident (5870 Green Valley Circle, The Green Valley...

  • Farnsworth Appointed Principal of Culver City Adult School

    Jul 14, 2022

    The Culver City Unified School Board has hired Lynda Farnsworth as principal of Culver City Adult School. Her appointment was approved by the School Board at its recent meeting. “Lynda is a passionate and innovative school leader who builds strong school communities with a focus on continuing education,” said Superintendent Quoc Tran. “We are pleased to welcome her to the CCUSD family and look forward to the positive impact she will have on the students and staff at Culver City Adult Schoo...

  • Governors Summit with Local Water Leaders Urges Increased Drought Response

    Jul 14, 2022

    The State of California once again finds itself in the midst of a severe drought, with historically dry conditions expected to continue indefinitely. While this news should come as no surprise to millions of Southern Californians who have become increasingly familiar with the state’s periodic dry spells, it does serve as an important reminder that we should never take for granted our limited and precious drinking water resources. Fortunately, due to decades of investments in conservation p...

  • Culver City Chamber of Commerce Launches Nationwide Search for New President & CEO

    Jul 14, 2022

    The Culver City Chamber of Commerce has launched a nationwide search for a new President & CEO, following the departure of Colin Diaz earlier this year. Contracting with the executive search firm of Waverly Partners, the Chamber is seeking an outstanding and experienced executive to lead the organization going forward. The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of progressively responsible experience with a proven track record of success and may come from a variety of backgrounds such as:...

  • Moulin Rouge, not the inspired work of Christina Aguilera, but the award-winning musical at the Pantages Theatre

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|Jul 14, 2022

    “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” winner of 10 Tony Awards - including Best Musical - is now making a run at The Pantages Theatre in Hollywood until September 4, 2022. When you first walk into the theatre before the performance begins and look at the stage settings, one is already enveloped in a sense of splendor, glitz, grandeur, and glory. This sets up a world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onsta...

  • Lisa Skelley and Grace Diner

    Letters|Jul 14, 2022

    Dear Editor, Thank you to the Culver City Observer and specifically to Sandra Coopersmith for the beautiful, detailed and well-deserved feature story on Lisa Skelley and Grace Diner. The Culver City Equity and Human Relations Advisory Committee carefully considered nominations for our Equity and Human Relations Awards. We determined that Lisa Skelley was by far the person who most deserved her award, and that Grace Diner, which Lisa Skelley has grown to serve nutritious meals to a great number...

  • DINING WITH DIGNITY DURING DIFFICULT TIMES

    Sandra Coopersmith, Features Reporter|Jul 14, 2022

    When it comes to feeding body AND soul, Grace Diner (https://gracediner.org/) is the place to be and its Program Director, Lisa Skelley, is your go-to person. On Monday, June 13, at a special Culver City Council presentation, Skelley and Grace Diner received the first ever Equity and Human Relations Advisory Committee (EHRAC) 2021 awards as, respectively, deserving individual and deserving nonprofit. Established in 2020, EHRAC is an advisory body to the City Council and/or the City Manager with...

  • Property Value Decrease is Reviewable

    Jul 14, 2022

    By Jeff Prang Los Angeles County Assessor There’s an important date that will allow property owners to file an application that may allow for a decrease in their property tax because of a decrease in value of the very same property. The date is July 2nd and it’s for filing a Decline-in-Value Review. For those unaware of what a Decline-In-Value Review entails the following information should be helpful. Furthermore, the 2022 Decline-in-Value filing period is July 2, 2022 through November 30, 2022. Applications will be available beginning on Jul...

  • Pac-12 announces early 2022 football schedule

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Jul 14, 2022

    The Pac-12 recently announced their early season kickoff times for the first three weeks of the college football season and overall, it is a very attractive schedule for the conference. The UCLA Bruins will play three afternoon games in the first three weeks, with all three games being televised on the Pac-12 Network. Eight of the twelve Bruins games this season will be home games at the Rose Bowl. The USC Trojans will open in Week 1 with the Rice Owls at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, in...

  • LAFC adds another star to their first place roster

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Jul 14, 2022

    LAFC formally introduced star winger Gareth Bale of Wales as its newest member to a very packed media audience at Banc of California Stadium last Monday afternoon. The announcement comes as the 5th-year MLS club is enjoying its finest season since winning the Supporters' Shield in 2019. Along with the addition of Italian star defender Giorgio Chiellini introduced a few weeks ago, the Black & Gold are now odds on favor to win this season's MLS Cup. "After speaking with John (Thorrington) and...

  • Young football team looks good during summer passing leagues

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|Jul 14, 2022

    Culver City high school varsity football team has shown promise this summer after playing in two passing league tournaments. They will play their third and final tournament this weekend when they travel to Crescenta Valley high school and participate in their passing league tournament. In their first tournament at El Rancho high school the Centaurs posted a strong 6-1 record, losing in the final game to La Serna. Culver City hosted its own tournament last weekend but the failed to make it to...

  • Chargers need to find a reliable number two running back

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Jul 14, 2022

    While it has been fun these first two seasons with Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert flinging the football all over the field with amazing accuracy, the Chargers would be well-advised to find a No. 2 running back to help their star running back, Austin Ekeler and take a little pressure off Herbert. Ekeler is fully aware of his limitations at running back. In 2021, Ekeler had a career high of 206 carries in 16 games, a career high in rushing yardage with 911 yards, a career high in...

  • LAKERS SIGN MAX CHRISTIE

    Jul 14, 2022

    The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Max Christie, it was announced today by Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Rob Pelinka. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. Christie appeared in 35 games (all starts) in his lone season at Michigan State last year, averaging 9.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 30.8 minutes. The 2021-22 Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection scored in double figures in 13 games last season and was selected with the 35th overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft....

  • San Diego State should be the top expansion target of the Pac-12

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Jul 14, 2022
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    With the Pac-12 conference still reeling from the shocking news that the UCLA Bruins and the USC Trojans are leaving their west coast conference home for The Big Ten Conference in 2024, the result has left the remaining ten schools scrambling to determine what to do next. Expansion is the likely answer and the most logical school to add is the San Diego State University Aztecs. First and foremost, adding SDSU to the conference would get the conference back into Southern California. Losing UCLA...

  • Dodgers will need bullpen help from Kimbrel

    Steven Lieberman|Jul 14, 2022

    Dodgers veteran closer Craig Kimbrel has been struggling handling ninth-inning save opportunities so far this season. Even with undesirable overall numbers this year, 4.82 ERA, three blown saves manager Dave Roberts has no plans to remove Kimbrel from his role as closer. “Right now, I’m not even considering that,” Roberts said. “I think he’s earned that. Also, just given where our bullpen’s at and who we have, to have the ability to deploy guys in different spots, I think has value, as well. So...

  • LA CLIPPERS SIGN FIVE-TIME NBA ALL-STAR JOHN WALL

    Jul 14, 2022

    The LA Clippers have signed free agent and five-time All-Star John Wall, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.   “John is one of the great downhill drivers and shot creators of his era,” said Frank. “He will add depth to our backcourt with his initiating, passing and point-of-attack defense.” Wall, 31, has appeared in 613 career games with averages of 19.1 points, 9.1 assists and 4.3 rebounds over 10 seasons with the Washington Wizards and Houst...

  • MOOKIE BETTS & TREA TURNER VOTED NATIONAL LEAGUE ALL-STAR STARTERS

    Jul 14, 2022

    Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Trea Turner and outfielder Mookie Betts were selected as National League All-Star starters as they both won Phase 2 and will start the 92nd Midsummer Classic at Dodger Stadium. Betts and Turner will become the first pair of Dodgers to start the game since 1981 when Fernando Valenzuela and Davey Lopes started the midsummer classic in Cleveland and the first time the Dodgers have had two position players in the starting lineup since 1980 when Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Bill Russell and Reggie Smith starred in the...

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