Articles from the August 13, 2013 edition


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  • Second Member of Hacking Group Sentenced Regarding Sony Computers

    Aug 13, 2013

    Second Member of Hacking Group Sentenced Regarding Sony Computers A member of the LulzSec hacking group has been sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison for participating in an extensive computer attack that compromised the computer systems of Sony Pictures Entertainment and resulted in personal information of more than 138,000 people being posted on the Internet. Raynaldo Rivera, known by the online moniker “neuron,” of Chandler, Arizona, 21, was sentenced by United States District Judge John A. Kronstadt. In addition to the prison...

  • Residents Prevail In Parking Meter Dispute

    Lynne Bronstein, Observer Reporter|Aug 13, 2013

    Residents Prevail In Parking Meter Dispute When Bob Dylan sang “Don’t follow leaders/Watch your parking meters” he never dreamed that at Monday night’s Council meeting a large number of Culver City residents would refuse to follow their leaders by demanding that parking meters not be installed on the south side of Jefferson Boulevard. On the agenda was a motion to install parking meters at specific locations within parking meter zones. But the residents’ protests (which included a real prot...

  • Fiesta La Ballona Announces Live Music Lineup

    Aug 13, 2013

    Fiesta La Ballona Announces Live Music Lineup Organizers of the 63rd annual Fiesta La Ballona will provide live music from some of the area’s best bands at no charge to celebrate Culver City’s annual “Party in the Park” August 23-25. The celebration is held at Veterans Park and produced by the City of Culver City, local sponsors and hundreds of volunteers. Veterans Park is located at 4117 Overland Avenue and complimentary parking is available. “Fiesta’s entertainment program features bands from across Southern California who will be performing...

  • Health Center Booth Will Be At Fiesta

    Aug 13, 2013

    Health Center Booth Will Be At Fiesta The Friends of the Culver City Youth Health Center will once again have a booth at Fiesta La Ballona this year. The booth will be open on Saturday, August 24 and will feature a wheel of fortune game with multiple chances of winning prizes. A raffle will be held for another chance to win a prize. Free bookmarks, band aid holders, and a variety of health related materials will be available to visitors. You will have an opportunity to review your health knowledge. Dr. Sarah Carpenter, incoming Friends’ P...

  • Kimberly 'Kim' Kay Johnson

    Aug 13, 2013

    Kimberly ‘Kim’ Kay Johnson Kimberly “Kim” Kay Johnson, age 51, of Globe-Miami, Ariz., passed away July 27 peacefully at her home in Miami. She was born in Culver City on Dec. 7, 1961. Kim worked as a medical assistant and loved her job, co-workers, and helping the people she cared for. She loved spending time with her grandbabies. She also like watching movies and then quoting them, camping, fishing, dancing, singing, and most of all, she loved to laugh and smile. Kim will be missed dearly. Kim was preceded in death by her father, James F...

  • Kyle Bowles Named to Dean's List at Villanova

    Aug 13, 2013

    Kyle Bowles Named to Dean's List at Villanova Kyle Bowles from Culver City was named to the Dean's List at Villanova University for the spring 2013 semester. Bowles is pursuing a bachelor's degree in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Villanova University Dean's List recipients are honored by their college's respective dean. To qualify, one must be a matriculated full-time student and earn a semester grade point average of at least 3.5.The College of Nursing requires students to earn at least a 3.5 for the academic year. Since 1842,...

  • Commentary

    Aug 13, 2013

    Commentary Funding Obamacare PR Campaign, Legalizing Pot and Public Access By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columninst The farmers of northern Morocco are looking forward to the day when their legislators legalize the growing of marijuana. Their government would buy the crop and export for such products as textiles and medicines. The ruling party seeks to enact the bill within three years, with hopes it will lift the people out of poverty. Perhaps Governor Brown should send a group to Africa to "learn the business" and get taxes from the profits...

  • Gun-Free Campus Comes To WLA College

    Aug 13, 2013

    Gun-Free Campus Comes To WLA College Alarmed by the level of lethal violence on college campuses across the country and determined to follow through on its pledge to reassess its security procedures in the wake of the shootings at Santa Monica College in June, the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees has unanimously approved a resolution banning firearms on its nine campuses “to the maximum extent allowable by law.” This includes West Los Angeles College. “It is our responsibility,” said Board of Trustees vice-pr...

  • Sue Robins Announces School Board Candidacy

    Aug 13, 2013

    Sue Robins Announces School Board Candidacy Culver City parent, former Culver City Middle School science teacher and education leader Sue Robins announces that she is running for School Board in the November 2013 elections. “My role as a teacher, volunteer and parent gives me insight into our schools. I know first-hand the strengths we have in this district and the urgent challenges we face. If elected, I will focus on fostering a culture of academic excellence that celebrates student and teacher achievements,” she said. Robins is the par...

  • Two Culver Residents Earn Degrees

    Aug 13, 2013

    Two Culver Residents Earn Degrees Among the spring 2013 Graduates of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York are Marcus Fairchild of Culver City, who earned a BS in Aeronautical Engineering and Mykola Smith of Culver City, who earned a BS in Business and Management. Rensselaer is America's oldest technological research university, offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in architecture, engineering, information technology and web science, management, the sciences, and the humanities, arts, and social s...

  • Kentwood Lists ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Auditions

    Aug 13, 2013

    Kentwood Lists ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Auditions Kentwood Players will hold auditions for “It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” by Joe Landry on Saturday, September 14 from 11 am to 4pm and on Sunday, September 15 from 6 pm to 9. Possible callbacks will be on Monday, September 16 at 7 pm at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Avenue, Westchester. Production dates are November 8 to December 14 for a six-week run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm with Sunday matinees at 2. The production is directed by Gypsy Foster and produced by Alison...

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