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Articles from the August 23, 2018 edition

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Culver City Firefighters Heading Home!

After 30 days battling the largest fire in California history, Strike Team XLA-1075A, made up of firefighters from the Culver City, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills fire departments are on their way... Full story


City Blows Chances for Affordable Housing

It is my firm belief that City Hall over the years has squandered city assets to pay for huge salaries and benefits. Coming soon, a startling expose. No, probably not in your neighborhood but in Fox... Full story

 By David W. Myers    News    August 23, 2018

Details Emerge of Shooting Death in Culver

Law-enforcement officials have identified the knife-wielding man that was shot and killed last week in Culver City by officers as Michael Harrison, age 30. The shooting occurred shortly before 2 p.m.... Full story


Culver City Holds Fiesta La Ballona This Weekend

Culver City’s Fiesta La Ballona presents three days of free live music and dancing as part of the City’s annual end of summer spectacular on August 24-26, 2018. Fiesta is held at Veterans Park and is produced by the City of Culver City, the... Full story


Cetera Wows Crowd in Newport Beach

Peter Cetera, former front man, lead singer and the "Voice of Chicago," treated a crowd of 1,200 fans to a great concert at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach amphitheater. After leaving Chicago in 1985,... Full story


Loaded Centaurs open '18 with always tough West!

After several years of total frustration with West Torrance High, the Culver City Centaurs finally broke through and walloped West 58-24. Senior quarterback Jonathan Martin last year broke through with a one-game passing record by throwing for 537... Full story

 By Fred Altieri    Sports    August 23, 2018

Rams Spoil Raiders' Return to Los Angeles

Home sweet home counts, even in the preseason. The virtual battle for the most fans in the seats at the L.A. Coliseum may have been won by the Oakland Raider fans. But the real battle on the football... Full story

 By Fred Altieri    Sports    August 23, 2018

LAFC Enjoys its 'Home Cooking'

A blessing in disguise is always welcome. The sparkling new Banc of California Stadium in Downtown Los Angeles has quickly evolved into one of the best home-field advantages in Major League Soccer.... Full story


Lucky Ducky Swim in Culver Plunge

The Lucky Ducky Swim will again be at the Fiesta La Ballona Saturday, Aug. 25 and Sunday, Aug. 26. At 3:00 pm on Sunday, the rubber ducks will "swim" across the Culver City Plunge in two preliminary... Full story

 By Bill Seals    Sports    August 23, 2018

Chargers Offense Getting More Balanced

Los Angeles Chargers Head Coach Anthony Lynn has been preaching for a more balanced offense since he was hired for the job in 2017. Last season, the Chargers struggled to consistently run the ball, but led the NFL in passing so it was difficult to... Full story


City Officials, Families Speak Out For Traffic Safety as School Begins

As millions of students in Los Angeles County prepare to return to school, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is encouraging drivers to slow down and look out for people and... Full story


Deadline set for Culverites to Run in Japan

The Culver City Sister City Committee, a nonprofit international and intercultural community organization, is looking for one male and one female runner to participate in the 26th Annual Osaka Senshu International City Marathon in Japan. The... Full story


Victims of Wildfires Must be Wary of Scams

Thousands of wildfire survivors face a long road recovering from the devastating fires that have destroyed or damaged thousand of homes in California. But now, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is warning against a new threat: Unlicensed contractors... Full story


Government Pension Coffers Stretch Even Thinner

Last July, our state’s Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) reported that from June 2016 to June 2017, the state pension fund (CalSTRS) had its unfunded liabilities increase by almost 11 percent,... Full story


Culver Defense Looks Strong for New Season

The Centaur defense performed well last season and even had three consecutive shutouts in league competition. But it got pushed around in the semi-final playoff game, when they were shredded for over 300 yards rushing by Covina, and lost 57-56 in ove... Full story


Services set for Stella-Marie Moreno

Stella-Marie Moreno, a longtime Culver City resident, died peacefully in her sleep after a short illness. She was 95 years old. She is survived by her children: Robin Corwin, Cindy Blake, Janice Schretenthaler, Pat Kenner Marcel and Robert... Full story



DEAR DAVE: My employer was nice enough to give me a full year off of work when my husband and I had our first baby in April of last year. Now I am back at work and we want to buy our first home, but t... Full story


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