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Culver City Bus Driver Attacked

Culver City Police Department Investigators Thursday are asking the public's help to identify a woman who assaulted a bus driver in Culver City, police said. The incident was reported June 12 at 1:45...

 

July 13th Council meeting debriefing tomorrow's proposed "candidate interview meeting" postponed to next Thursday

Everything we said would happen last night, happened. Like clockwork. The usual 15 "Meghanites" spoke out to defund or abolish the police, accompanied by whatever students they could find from the high schools. We only had one speaker: Keith Jones. A...

 

Culver City Bus System Receives $6.6 Million Amid COVID-19

Recently public transportation has taken one of the hardest hits with less people traveling to and from locations to work and socialize. However, Culver CityBus services are getting some help in the form of $6.6 million in funding for bus services....

 

Mike Snell has been inducted into the Golden Book Of Distinguished Service

The Culver-Palms Family YMCA is proud to announce Mike Snell of Culver City, has been inducted into the Golden Book Of Distinguished Service due to his involvement as a volunteer for over 40 years....

 
 By Letters    Opinion    July 16, 2020

Defend, Not Defund Our Culver City Police Department

Last night city council deliberated on the task force to "reimagine public safety". This drew out the usual "defund the police" crowd. Rather than have a bunch of us speak at the meeting and draw it...

 

SMMUSD Schools Won't Reopen

by Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff Writer Today staff at the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District recommended learning occur solely from a distance when school reopens in August. The SMMUSD School Board will decide at their July 16 meeting if...

 

Bus Continues to Operate

The Santa Monica Big Blue Bus has continued to operate, despite the fact that they have very few passengers. People are apparently afraid to encounter germs, including Covid19, during a bus ride. The...

 

Senior Bus Driver Retires

7/13/20: Big Blue Bus bid farewell to William Alvarenga, its longest-tenured bus "Operator," or driver. Alvarenga had driven for the company for 37 years. "(Alvarenga) was an exceptional Operator. He...

 

Four Charged With Murder of Rap Artist Pop Smoke

Two men and two teens have been charged with killing rap artist Pop Smoke during a robbery in February, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today. Corey Walker (dob 11/22/00)...

 

Burger King Strike Follows Death

By Stan Green Ángela Martínez Gómez died on Monday, July 6, 2020. No cause of death has yet been released. Gomez, 42, worked at local fast food purveyor Burger King on Santa Monica Blvd. Her last...

 

First Black Woman Joins SM City Council

By Leonard "Guzz" Brophy IV History was made on Tuesday when the majority of council members voted for Kristin McCowan to join them on the virtual dais. With that decision, McCowan became the first...

 

Cycle Bar in Culver City Moves Outdoors

Story and Photos by Mary Leipziger Cycle Bar in Culver City has taken extreme measures to continue classes during the most recent County of Los Angeles health closures. "People need to continue to...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    July 16, 2020

Under Armour to Terminate Apparel Deal with UCLA

New UCLA Athletic Director Martin Jarmond knew that he was walking into a great athletic program that had many challenges ahead. A significant challenge is the football team, which has been struggling...

 

How to Get an Uber Internship and What It's Like to Work for them

By Ben Siegel, Hirescholars If you dream of innovating and working in Silicon Valley, one of the best ways to get there is an Uber internship. Along with other San Francisco-based startups like Salesf...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    July 16, 2020

Brentwood Urgent Care is Creating a Covid-19 Nuisance

By Maryann Gray I am a Santa Monica resident who lives near the Brentwood Urgent Care center, which is on 26th Street just north of Wilshire (1156 26th). In recent weeks, Brentwood Urgent Care has sta...

 

MESSAGE FROM CULVER CITY SUPERINTENDENT CULVER CITY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Dear CCUSD Families, This evening before we return to school business tomorrow, I am compelled to speak out on the tragic and infuriating events of the last few weeks that have illuminated the...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    July 16, 2020

Ten Memorable Games in the Chargers-Raiders Rivalry

The Los Angeles Chargers and the Las Vegas Raiders, two of the oldest rivals in the NFL and two rivals from the original American Football league, will be moving into new stadiums this fall. The Charg...

 

SPECTRUM SPORTSNET ANNOUNCES LOS ANGELES LAKERS BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR RESTART OF 2019-20 NBA SEASON

Spectrum SportsNet today announced its broadcast schedule for the Lakers restart of the 2019-20 NBA season. SportsNet will air 11 games - eight "seeding games" and three scrimmages - beginning with the Lakers scrimmage vs. the Dallas Mavericks on...

 

FANS CAN CLAIM THEIR SEATS THROUGH DODGERS FAN CUTOUT PROGRAM

The 2020 season kicks off next week, and fans looking to have a presence at Dodger Stadium can purchase a Los Angeles Dodgers Fan Cutout. Net proceeds from the sale of cutouts will benefit the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, and cutouts in the...

 

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