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Articles from the August 27, 2020 edition

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City Council Rejects Proposal to Use "Private Guards" at Jail

City Council this week voted down 3-2 a proposal to hire the controversial G4S Security Solutions to operate the understaffed Culver City Jail for the next five years after it emerged that the...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    August 27, 2020

LAFC Loses 2nd Consecutive Match

"What, me worry?" Despite losing consecutive league matches to drop into a sixth-place tie in Major League Soccer's highly competitive Western Conference, there is no panic in LAFC-ville. Yet, the...

 

Council Okays Temporary Lane and Street Closures in Arts District to Accommodate Outdoor Dining

In an effort to support restaurants in the eastern part of Culver City during this pandemic, the City Council has approved a temporary lane closure in the Arts District to accommodate outdoor dining as well as the installation of 2 city-sponsored...

 

ShotsFired at Culver City Police Officers

On 08/26/20 at about 1:25 a.m., Culver City Police Officers observed a suspicious vehicle parked with its rear passenger side door partially open in front of a closed business in the 8500 block of...

 

Rent Control, Tenant Protection Policies Discussed at Council Meeting

The City Council this week continued its effort to establish a permanent rent control ordinance in Culver City. At its Monday meeting, Councilmembers spent nearly 3 hours evaluating rent control and...

 

Police Seeking 3 Stabbing Suspects

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 21, the victim was standing by his vehicle in the parking lot of Little Caesars’ Pizza, located at 4042 S. Centinela Blvd., when three suspects approached him, began yelling gang slogans and asked the victim...

 

Culver City School Board Incumbent Kelly Kent Launches Virtual 5K Fundraiser

This Monday, August 24, Dr. Kelly Kent will launch a virtual fundraising campaign to support her bid for re-election to Culver City Unified School District’s School Board. Supporters participate in Kelly’s virtual 5K for equity any way they...

 

The Book Jewel: Grand Opening on Independent Bookstore Day

Courageously opening their doors at a time when many small retailers are calling it quits, The Book Jewel is a community bookstore located in the heart of Westchester’s flourishing Triangle Shopping District at 6259 W. 87th Street. Bringing an...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    August 27, 2020

Los Angeles Rams 2020 Inaugural Scrimmage at SoFi Stadium

The House that Stan Built was well worth the wait. The Los Angeles Rams made their first official visit to the very impressive SoFi Stadium in the heart of Inglewood. The players were in awe when...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    August 27, 2020

Chargers need to see an improved running attack

When the Los Angeles Chargers hired head coach Anthony Lynn in 2017, the Chargers needed to improve their rushing attack and Lynn was just the man to do it. The Chargers had not had a top ten rushing...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    August 27, 2020

LAFC Suffers in El Trafico 8

El Trafico never fails to deliver. This time the derby gave LAFC a one-two punch in their own house. Not only did the favored Black and Gold lose 2-0 at home to cross-town nemesis, the L.A. Galaxy,...

 

STATEMENT FROM THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS

We stand with our players and the players of the NBA in their demand for justice and the end of racial violence. Eighty percent of NBA players are Black men. We cannot love them for the joy and entertainment that they bring to the world, yet sit in...

 

Is it Social Justice or Antiracism at SMMUSD?

by Corva Corvax A Logical Opinion The top administrators at the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District presented their work on creating better student achievement and combating racism during a Special Meeting of the school board on Tuesday...

 

Slate Challenges SMRR

By Leonard "Guzz" Brophy IV If you are struggling to sort through the list of 21 candidates aiming for the four Santa Monica City Council seats up for grabs in November, the formation of alliances...

 

Life Returns to Normal, Sort of by

by Mary Leipziger Most Santa Monica residents are trying to obey Gov. Newsom's suggestions about wearing masks in public , maintaining a 6' distance from other people and washing hands frequently....

 

SMDPC Suggests Cuts to SMPD

Santa Monicans for Democracy addressed the Santa Monica City Council Tuesday, asking that they reduce funding for the police. The Santa Monica Defunding the Police Committee (SMDPC) presented the Council with 41 pages of recommendations, including...

 

Activists Block Streets to Halt Removal of Homeless

Protesters denounced such "comprehensive cleanups," the term used by the city for cleanups that require homeless people to remove their tents, as destructive, costly and inhumane, and argued that...

 

Body of Woman Found on 10 Fwy in Culver City

Badly decomposed body had been lying at the side of the freeway for weeks Officers from the California highway patrol found the body of a middle-aged woman near a homeless encampment on the side of...

 

Venice Property Crime Rises

Senior Lead Officer Adrian Acosta says Venice has experienced a “double-digit increase” in property crime. The residential area east of Lincoln near Penmar Park has been most affected, he said. Delivering a public safety update to the August,...

 

Bears Prefer Tostitos

By Stan Greene Some days you eat the bear, and other days, the bear eats your Tostitos. A California brown bear weighing some 350 lbs. walked into a grocery store in South Lake Tahoe, California on...

 

Riots Arose From a Small Group

Within a large group of peaceful protestors lurked a handful of anarchists and troublemakers who attacked police, wanting to instigate revolutionary violence. Police chiefs from Santa Monica and Los Angeles and a deputy chief from Long Beach gave a d...

 

Headline: Size Matters- Calif. Can't Handle Its Size

by Alyssa Erdley News with Attitude Power outages due to lack of supply affected nearly half a million customers in California last weekend. The shortage of available power was at least in part due...

 

Life at Costco has changed

. Photos and story by Mary Leipziger Life has changed. Usually Sunday a parking space at Costco was golden- you had to walk to one edge of the lot to find one, but not any more. I found one in aisle...

 

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