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Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Vehicle on Sepulveda Boulevard

A man was hit and killed by a vehicle while walking on Sepulveda Boulevard in Culver City early Monday morning, local police said. The crash occurred July 12 at 1:10 a.m. on Sepulveda south of Venice Boulevard and the motorist was arrested on...

 

Machete-Wielding Man Talked off Scaffold in Culver City by Police Crisis Team

A machete-wielding man was talked off a construction scaffolding in Culver City on Friday morning after a three-hour standoff with police and its crisis team, local authorities said. Culver City...

 

State Hate Crime Bill Moves Forward

Legislation to address the growing epidemic of hate crimes has just passed the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill, AB 1126, authored by Assembly member Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), would...

 

Culver City Police to Hold DUI Checkpoint July 16

The Culver City Police Department, with the assistance of the California Highway Patrol, will hold a DUI checkpoint on Friday, July 16, from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at an undisclosed location in Culver C...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    July 15, 2021

Upzoning Bad For Culver City

Dear Editor, Representative democracy crashed against the rocks of political ideology when the Culver City Council voted (3-2) to push forward with upzoning almost all R1/single-family lots. Upzoning...

 

What we know about the hospital's lawsuit against City Council

By Ron Bassilian Guest Writer President,Protect Culver City Council was sued in federal court on June 22nd by Southern California Hospital of Culver City in response to their June 14th ordinance requiring an additional $5/hour “Hero Pay” for...

 

CC Police Seeking Suspect in 2 Armed Robberies in Fox Hills

Culver City police are looking a suspect who committed two armed robberies within three hours in Fox Hills earlier this week. The first robbery occurred at approximately 10:50 p.m. on July 13 at CVS...

 

City Attorney Carol Schwab to Leave Post at the End of Year

Carol Schwab, the longtime City Attorney of Culver City, has announced she is leaving her post at the end of the year. Her plan to step down was announced at Monday's night Culver City Council...

 

Upcoming Red Cross Blood Donation Schedule

With the summer demand for blood unusually high the Red Cross needs to collect more than 1,000 additional daily blood donations to meet current hospital demand. The demands are high due to an increase of to the high number of high traumatic injuries...

 

Kentwood Playhouse to Reopen

Kentwood Players is getting ready to re-open our refurbished Westchester Playhouse to the public for live, indoor productions during a Grand Re-Opening weekend on August 28-29. A Fundraising Gala is...

 

CC Council Gives Approval for 'The Jeff' Hotel in Sunkist Park

The proposed boutique hotel development at the northeast corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Slauson Avenue has cleared its final hurdle. The Culver City Council this week affirmed the Planning Commission’s decision to greet light the hotel --...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    July 15, 2021

NCAA Tournament star Johnny Juzang is returning to UCLA

After one of the most amazing NCAA basketball tournament runs in years, the UCLA Bruins fell in a heartbreaking loss to Gonzaga in overtime on a Hail Mary buzzer beater, 93-90. That left all Bruins...

 

Culver City dominates All-CIF Division 2 lacrosse team

Although the Culver City varsity lacrosse team was beaten in the CIF Division 2 championship game by St. Francis, they still placed an unprecedented six players on the All-CIF team. St. Francis had...

 

UCLA to Face North Carolina in CBS Sports Classic

The UCLA men’s basketball team will take on North Carolina, and Ohio State will face Kentucky in the eighth annual CBS Sports Classic on Saturday, Dec. 18. The location for this event has not been finalized. UCLA’s showdown against the Tar Heels...

 

USC Women Finish Second in 2020-21 Capital One Cup, Awarded $100,000 for Scholarships

USC—aided by NCAA championships from its women’s beach volleyball, water polo and track and field teams—finished second in the 2020-21 Women’s Capital One Cup standings. For its second place finish, Capital One will award USC with $100,000...

 

Assault in Parking Structure 8

By David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer 7/2/21: The young couple were walking back to their car after a Thursday night stroll down the Pier and the Promenade. It was 1:20 am Thursday morning. For some reason, Preston B. Rochon, 30 a homeless drug...

 

Bee Careful!

Summer…surf and sand, swimming pools, picnics, camping, outdoor sports and stinging insects! Bees, wasps, yellow jackets, mosquitoes and hornets can take the fun out of summer, and almost everyone has been bitten by one of these pesky creatures....

 

Bill to Allow No Cash Bail

A logical opinion by Corva Corvax A law that would grant nearly all (if not all) criminal defendants the right to walk out of jail without bail is now sitting in the Public Safety Committee of the California State Assembly after passing the State Sen...

 

Santa Monica Sued by Black Lives Matters Over Demonstration Curfews

By Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles has sued the City of Santa Monica and its police chief over the ordered curfews that allegedly violated demonstrators' constitutional and civil rights during last year's protests...

 

Car to Car Shooting in Venice

By Samuel Alioto In a shooting that shocked Venice and the Westside, an 18 year old man named Ty Bray was shot and killed in his car, while driving with a young woman. Multiple witnesses called the...

 

Homeless Man Arrested For Deadly Weapon

By Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer A 43-year-old homeless man was arrested this week after he allegedly chased another man through traffic along Lincoln Boulevard while brandishing two knives, local police said. The incident occurred at 2:10 on...

 

James Reidy, Prof. Of Computer Science

James Reidy, 92 passed away on June 24, 2021. He was a long-time resident of Santa Monica and an active member of the Santa Monica Rotary Club. He was proud to serve his country as a United States...

 

Local Briefs

House Fire in Pacific Palisades A fire destroyed a hillside Pacific Palisades house at 766 North Paseo Miramar early Thursday morning, reports the Los Angeles Fire Department. A resident called in the fire at 3:49 a.m. Thursday. LA Firefighters...

 

Owner of Match.com, Tinder, OkCupid Settles Consumer Protection Lawsuit

The parent company of many online dating sites — including Tinder, Match.com, PlentyofFish and OkCupid — will pay $2 million to settle a civil lawsuit alleging customers were charged for automatic renewal without their consent, the Los Angeles...

 

Officials Knew Unsafe Conditions at Parking Garages

by Alyssa Erdley News with Attitude For 19 months prior to last week’s rape attempt, carjacking, and violent assault in Santa Monica's Parking Structure 8, property owner John Alle had been sounding the alarm to public officials and Downtown Santa...

 

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