Articles from the July 19, 2018 edition

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  • Parcel Tax Measure Is A Board Bailout

    George Laase|Jul 19, 2018

    Parcel Tax Measure Is A Board Bailout The financial health of most California school districts has improved remarkably over the past six years. Last year, budgetary uncertainties forced 41 local educational agencies (LEAs) to declare that they may be in financial trouble. Thanks to a strong economy and a fully funded share of state LCFF (Local Control Funding Formula) revenues provided in next year's budget, just 25 LEAs submitted a "qualified" fiscal report-which is a formal recognition to the...

  • Centaurs Look Foward to Home Opener

    Greg goodyear and Larry Weiner, Special to the Observer|Jul 19, 2018

    Culver High's head football coach, Jamal Wright, decided to place his team into one last passing tournament this summer. And based on the way the team played, the regular season that begins at the end of next month looks like yet another promising one for the Centaurs. This tournament was probably the most prestigious and had the highest level of competition that the Centaurs played in this summer. It included a veritable "who's who" of powerhouse programs in Southern California. For starters,...

  • LA Football Club Ends with Draw Against Portland

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Jul 19, 2018

    By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter The Los Angeles Football Club has yet to lose at home in its inaugural MLS season. Thanks to goalkeeper Tyler Miller and a focused transition defense LAFC fought visiting Portland Timbers to a 0-0 draw on a hot Sunday afternoon before another sold-out crowd, July 15 at Banc of California Stadium. “Tight, hard game. They played with five in the back, and then obviously, three midfielders in front,” said LAFC head coach Bob Bradley. “Our ability to then break them...

  • Culver Emblem Club to Hold Parking Lot Sale

    Jul 19, 2018

    The Culver City Emblem Club will hold its annual fundraising parking lot sale on Sunday, July 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Culver’s Elks Lodge, 11160 Washington Place. Hundreds of new and gently used items will be available. All proceeds will be donated to the Veterans Administration Hospital in West Los Angeles to help with its various projects for the nation’s war veterans. The Emblem Club is the unofficial auxiliary unit of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, assisting the BPOE in its variety of charitable endea...

  • Dear Editor

    Jul 19, 2018

    Dear Editor, It is often customary, when writing a critique of an elected representative, to espouse one’s own political affiliation – to perhaps tout the fact that I’ve been an active member of the Democratic Party for close to 15 years. However, Net Neutrality is so blatantly non-partisan that it would be more relevant to tell you and your readership that I’ve been working with computer technology for close to 20 years, and that, like virtually everyone else, I use the Internet on a daily basis. I currently serve as the Coordinator for Sch...

  • Sparks Need Wins to Stay Close to the Top of the WNBA

    Steve Finley, Sports Reporter|Jul 19, 2018

    The Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association have 11 games left in the regular season and all of the games are extremely important. With four games separating the top eight teams in the league playoffs seeding will be determined by what happens during the next month. At press time Seattle is in first place with a record of 16-6, followed by Phoenix at 15-8, the Sparks are 14-9, Dallas and Washington are 13-9, Atlanta is 12-9 and Connecticut and last years' champion,...

  • Culver's Castro Gets Degree from Alabama

    Jul 19, 2018

    Culver City's Emma Castro has earned her Bachelor's of Science degree in Commerce Business Administration from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The CBA program teaches students about several facets of business, from management and best-practices to market research, management-information systems, organizational behavior and corporate law. The University of Alabama is the state's oldest and largest public institution. It offers more than 200 undergraduate, graduate and professional...

  • Governor Reappoints Wright to Medical Board

    Jul 19, 2018

    Jamie Wright, 34, of Culver City, has been reappointed to the Medical Board of California, where she has served since 2013. Wright has been a senior counsel at Tyson and Mendes since 2018. She was managing attorney and senior counsel at Albright, Yee and Schmit APC from 2015 to 2018, assistant general counsel at CPS Security Inc. from 2014 to 2015 and an associate at Meyers Nave LLP from 2013 to 2014. She was an attorney in private practice from 2011 to 2013, a mayoral aide in the Los Angeles Ma...

  • Local Residents and Police to Meet

    Jul 19, 2018

    A Culver City-based nonprofit group will co-sponsor a meeting on Thursday, July 26, for residents of Culver and other parts of the Westside to meet with local law-enforcement officials to discuss their various security concerns and strengthen their relationships. The group, Common Peace, expects more than 60 to attend but adds that more are welcome. A free dinner will be served at 6 p.m., followed by talks in small groups involving police and residents. Reservations for the free event can be made by calling (310) 390-7278, or by visiting...


    Jul 19, 2018

    Acknowledging its massive municipal deficit to fund city employee pensions, the Culver City Council this week unanimously agreed to declare a "fiscal emergency" and pushed forward with its plans to ask local voters to approve another one-quarter cent sales-tax hike in a special November election. The increase would be on top of Measure “Y” that raised the sales tax in Culver City by ¼ percent in 2012. That tax expires or “sunsets” in 2022. The city CFO Jeff Muir has already advised council that Measure Y tax increase needs to be made permanen...

  • Memorial Planned for Barry Rose

    Jul 19, 2018

    A memorial will be held to honor Barry Rose on Saturday July 21 from 1pm until 6pm at the Tattle Tale Room. Rose, a US Navy veteran died last week. The memorial will include drinks at 1/2 price and a "potluck." the Tattle Tale Room is located in Culver City at 5401 Sepulveda Blvd. on the corner of Sepulveda and Sawtelle Blvds....

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