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3 Women Nabbed for Allegedly Selling Counterfeit Contact Lenses

Three women were arrested in downtown Los Angeles this week on charges of selling counterfeits. Not fake leather products or art forgeries or faux designer watches. The counterfeited items were...

 

Federal Appeals Court Sides with Culver City, Ruling FAA Violated Environmental Laws

In a victory for Culver City and Los Angeles, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that the FAA violated key environmental laws when it changed flight patterns for aircraft coming into Los Angeles...

 

Dead Body Found in Media Park

At about 5:40Thursday morning a body of a man was found din Media Park, at the corner of Venice and Culver Blvd. The park being within the boundaries of the City of Los Angeles the Los Angeles Police...

 

6 Motorists Arrested At DUI Checkpoint in Culver City

Half a dozen motorists were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and another handful were cited for driving without a driver's license at a checkpoint last Friday, Culver City police s...

 

Woman's Club Sal to Support Local Charities

The Culver City Woman's Club is hosting a sale of Clothing and Household items to raise money for a variety of local charities on Friday and Saturday, July 30 and 31. from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at 9516 Cattaraugus Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90034. There...

 

Recall Petition Approved For Circulation By City Clerk

A draft petition has been filed and approved on 07July 13 for circulation to recall Mike Bonin Los Angeles City Councilmember. In accordance with Charter Section 431(a RECALL), to qualify for...

 

Students in CCUSD to Eat for Free in Schools this Fall

Students in the Culver City Unified School District will have the option to eat school meals for free in the upcoming school year, regardless of their family's income. Flush with an unexpected budget...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    July 22, 2021

Apathy toward Zoning Changes

To the Editor: I am surprised at my apathy towards the change to R1 zoning that is being proposed by the Culver City Council. Since I skew conservative, I thought about how I arrived at this...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    July 22, 2021

LAFC beats Real Salt Lake and loses to Portland

Los Angeles Football Club was suddenly taking form, but they ran into a roadblock last Wednesday night when they played the Portland Timbers at Provident Park. They lost the game 2-1 in the final...

 

Pac-12 announces all 24 student-athletes heading to Hollywood for 2021 Football Media Day

The 2021 Pac-12 Football season gets going on Tuesday, July 27 with the league's kickoff event, Pac-12 Football Media Day, presented by 76®, live from the W Hollywood Hotel. All 12 head coaches and two student-athletes from each Pac-12 team are set...

 

Fifty Bruins to Participate in 2020 Olympics

A total of 50 current or former UCLA students have made Olympic rosters for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo – 40 competitors, three alternates and seven coaches/staff. The 2020 Games begin July 21 with soccer and softball games two days ahead of...

 

RECORD 61 USC ATHLETES-MORE THAN ANY U.S. UNIVERSITY-HEADED TO 2020 TOKYO OLYMPICS

USC will be represented by an astounding 61 past, present and future students competing at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, far more than any school in the nation this Olympics and the Trojans’ most ever in a single Olympics. USC’s current total...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    July 22, 2021

Culver City places seven girls on the All-League lacrosse team

The girl's lacrosse team also picked up several post season honors when they placed seven Lady Centaurs on the All-Ocean League team. Senior goalie JoJo de la Trinidad was the Defensive Player of the...

 

USC Adds Blockburger Twins to its 2021-22 Track & Field Roster

The USC track and field program has added transfers Johnnie and Alyssa Blockburger to its 2021-22 roster, it was announced by Director of Track & Field Quincy Watts today (July 21). The sophomore twins competed at Arizona during the 2020-21 season....

 

Covid at Samo Summer

Santa Monica High School has announced another Covid case among its students attending one of its summer programs. The text of the email is below. While 60% of adults in Los Angeles County have been vaccinated and are not at risk for Covid-19, many...

 

Broad Stage Moves Outdoors

The Broad Stage announces three live and in person attractions for fall 2021 – starting with the West Coast Premiere of the new opera Birds in the Moon, co-commissioned by The Broad Stage, for four...

 

Catalina Reopens, or at Least Tries

By Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff Writer Catalina Island, 26 miles off the California coast, is still struggling to attract visitors with yet another "reopening" announcement. The island shut down in...

 

City to Demolish Parking

By Alyssa Erdley News with Attitude After hearing a brief history of the long journey to demolish Parking Structure 3 in downtown Santa Monica, the city council voted 4-0-2 to demolish the structure...

 

State Hate Crime Bill Moves Forward

By Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer 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 establish the first...

 

High School Coach Dies During Run

Bruce Thomson was a much loved track and cross country coach and teacher at San Pedro High School. After graduating from Hamilton High School in 1978, Bruce was trained to be a coach and teacher by...

 

LA Reinstitutes Indoor Mask Mandate

Los Angeles County reinstated a mandate requiring residents to wear masks while indoors, regardless of vaccination as the county has continued to see an increase in COVID-19 transmission, county health officials said Thursday. The county previously...

 

Local Briefs

911 Outage Santa Monica’s 911 system failed due to a software glitch. For 24 hours, some residents were not able to call Police, fire department or ambulances through 911. They were instead directed to call the non emergency number for the SMPD....

 

Main Street Closure Begins Next Weekend July 24-25

A pilot program calling for the closure of a portion of Main Street during summer weekends will begin next weekend, July 24-25, city officials announced today. The “Sharing an Open Main Street” program – called by many area residents a “hare-...

 

City Okays Plan Prioritizing Housing for Historically Displaced Households

‘ By Jack Simon The Santa Monica City Council voted this week to establish a pilot program that will give priority on the city’s affordable housing waitlist to the households who were displaced by the Civic Auditorium or I-10 Freeway projects in...

 

Rachel Newton Broome, 89, passes away.

Rachel Newton Broome passed away peacefully with her children by her side on July 5, 2021 in Santa Monica. She was 89 years old Born in Denmark, South Carolina in 1931, Rachel grew up in Charleston, and graduated from Memminger High School in 1949....

 

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