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Articles from the August 9, 2018 edition

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 By Stephen Hadland    News    August 9, 2018

Culver City Firefighters Battling Blazes Throughout California

After seven days on the fire lines at the Cranston Fire in Idyllwild, Strike Team XLA-1075A--consisting of 22 firefighters, five engine companies and a battalion chief--wearily headed north to fight o...

 

Big Turnout for Woman's Club Picnic

Dozens of Culverites and other Westsiders recently partied at the the Culver City Woman's Club annual picnic at Dr. Paul Carlson Park. A "white-elephant" sale that the group sponsored also raised...

 

School Board Facing Financial Crisis

The Culver City Unified School District’s annual contributions to CalSTRS and CalPERS, two of the state's largest public-employee pension funds, were expected to rise 215 percent by the year...

 

Centaurs Ready for Sparkling Season

Culver City High School's football coach, Jamal Wright, is understandably excited about the new season that begins later this month after his team sparkled in summer tournaments. "We’re excited about the ’18 team, and we’ve got a good mix of...

 

State has Limits on Small Claims Lawsuits

DEAR DAVE: How much can I sue a real estate contractor or other person for in Small Claims Court? ANSWER: Limits vary from one state to the next. In California, it’s generally capped at $10,000 but...

 

School District OKs Free or Low-Cost Meals for Students

The Culver City Unified School District has announced its guidelines for the thousands of local students who qualify for free or low-cost nutritious meals every school day under the National School...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    August 9, 2018

Defense of Senior Center

I've been a volunteer at the Culver City Senior Center for over 14 years as their Karaoke DJ on Tuesdays. We have a wide spectrum of personalities who come to the Center, and sometimes it's difficult...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    August 9, 2018

Killer Coyotes

I’m disappointed that there hasn’t been more news coverage, or seemingly any follow-up, to the coyote issue facing various Culver City neighborhoods. There are many community members who still...

 

Five Centaur Football Players Offered Scholarships

Five standout football players on the Culver City Centaurs have garnered coveted Division-1 scholarship offers from some of the nation's top universities. Dominick Tatum, who plays both on offense and on defense, received nine D-1 offers. He gave...

 
 By David W. Myers    News    August 9, 2018

'National Night Out' Draws More than 1,000 Visitors

More than 1,000 Culver City residents and other Westsiders joined dozens of local police officers and firefighters this week to celebrate "National Night Out," the annual countrywide event that's gear...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    August 9, 2018

Coliseum Renovation Remains on Track

The rejuvenation at Exposition Park continues in preparation for the upcoming football season. 2018 will be the third of four consecutive years the USC Trojans will be sharing the Los Angeles...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    August 9, 2018

Chargers Look Good but Questions Remain

On Saturday, the Los Angeles Chargers held their first Blue-White scrimmage at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa. The offense seemed to be in mid-season form. Below is an early evaluation on the following position groups: Quarterbacks:...

 

British Invasion Coming to City Hall

The popular Beatles tribute group “4 Lads from Liverpool” will close Culver City’s annual Boulevard Music Summer Festival Thursday, Aug. 16, in the Courtyard of City Hall. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free. The 4 Lads are...

 

Culver Home Prices Keep Rising

Home prices in Culver City and across some other parts of the Golden State keep rising, the California Association of Realtors reports, but sales are slowing as mortgage-rates rise and more potential homebuyers are knocked-out by those climbing...

 

Storytime at Library is Planned

The Culver City Friends of the Library will host "Storytime with Culver City Firefighters" on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Culver City Julian Dixon Library, 4975 Overland Ave. The program starts at 7...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    August 9, 2018

Culver City Observer Letters Policy

Letters and Commentaries are the opinion of the individual writers and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the newspaper. The Culver City Observer takes positions on issues and will be marked...

 

Fiesta La Ballona Attracts Local Business Sponsors

As summer 2018 approaches its culmination, the Fiesta La Ballona Committee is continuing with the Culver City tradition of putting on one of the best end-of- summer Party in the Park events from Aug. 24 to Aug. 26 at Veterans Memorial Park, 4117...

 

Culver Resident Ralph Bencangey Dies at 77

Ralph Bencangey, a prominent attorney and longtime Culver City resident, passed away peacefully at his home after a long battle with kidney cancer. He was 77. Born in Salem, Mass., to Sephardic...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    August 9, 2018

Mitch Chortkoff Remembered

My friend, my coworker, my editor Mitch Chortkoff lost his battle with diabetes and related illnesses this week. He was 78. Mitch was a renowned sports writer in Los Angeles for 50 years. His knowledg...

 

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