Articles from the September 5, 2019 edition

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  • Culver Defeats Peninsula 60-21

    Sep 5, 2019

    Culver City High School Defeated Peninsula High Friday night by a score of 60-21. Culver faces Warren High School at an away game in Downey this Friday Read the full story by Sports Reporter Fred Altieri in this week's Culver City Observer or online at

  • Community Speaks Out Against Possible New Development

    Sep 5, 2019

    By Dennis J. Freeman City Editor The John Buck Company has an impressive portfolio of high-rise buildings and skyscrapers it has erected all over the country. Projects the company has invested in and made come to fruition include The Rookery (Chicago), Sears Tower (Chicago), Standard Hotel (New York), and 2116 Chestnut (Pennsylvania), all massive behemoths of state-of the-art architectural designs. Judging the tone of a community meeting Friday at Temple Akiba in which representatives from the...

  • Culver City Fire Stations to Hold 9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies

    Sep 5, 2019

    The City of Culver City will hold remembrance ceremonies to honor the men, women, children and first responders who lost their lives as a result of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The Fire and Police Departments will host memorial services at each of the three Culver City fire stations on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Members of the public are invited to attend. The ceremony schedule at each fire station is as follow: 6:55 a.m. Crews assemble in front of flag. 6:59 a.m. Time of the South Tower...

  • CCUSD Postal Expenditures to Pass Parcel Tax

    Neil Rubenstein, Observer Columnist|Sep 5, 2019

    Mother used to say, “Money doesn’t grow on trees”, so I asked the Culver City Unified School District in the beginning of 2018 how much money they spent to pass the forthcoming Parcel Tax election. From September 15, 2017, to February 8, 2018, they spent $48,617.68 which includes $14,332.52 for printing and postage for the community mailer. If anyone knows how to get in touch with Culver City’s former City Clerk, please let me know. Martin Cole is M.I.A. (missing in action). Dr. Martin Luther...

  • Democrats to host L.A. Councilman Herb Wesson

    Sep 5, 2019

    The Culver City Democratic Club will host Los Angeles City Council President at its monthly meeting on Wednesday Sept. 11 at the Veteran's Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City, at the corner of Overland and Culver. The business meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. The program will take place at 8 p.m. This month the Democrats will be hosting the third in a series of talks by Democratic candidates for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors District 2 seat. Wesson is an...

  • Centaurs Defeat West High 56-36 in Season Opener

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Sep 5, 2019

    Late August means one thing at Culver City High School... Centaur football is back. Last season's CIF Division 7 Champions began the 2019 season with a 56-36 road win at West High in Torrance last Friday night, Aug. 30. This Friday, they venture a few miles further south to Rolling Hills Estates to take on the Peninsula High Panthers. The Centaurs have had success against Peninsula over the past decade, winning eight of nine games while scoring over 40 points in every single contest except for...

  • Rams Travel to Charlotte for Season Opener Against Panthers

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Sep 5, 2019

    The Los Angeles Rams announced a major contract extension with starting quarterback Jared Goff this Tuesday, Sept. 3. Both sides agreed to a four-year $134 million extension through the 2023 season. With the Rams exercising a fifth-year option back in April on the NFL's 2016 top draft pick, Goff will be under contract through 2024. Goff, who helped lead the Rams to last season's Super Bowl, will earn $110 million guaranteed spread out over the next four years, establishing a new NFL record for g...

  • Chargers Defeat 49ers in Final Preseason Game

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Sep 5, 2019

    The Los Angeles Chargers finally wrapped up the preseason on Thursday in San Francisco against the 49ers, winning 27-24 behind the passing and running of quarterback Cardale Jones. He completed 10 of 16 passes for 149 yards and rushed for 23 yards and one touchdown. Jones led the Chargers to scores on the first four offensive possessions of the game. Unfortunately, a few days later, Jones was released in the cutdown to 53 players. The win gave the Chargers a 1-3 record for the preseason. Two...

  • LA Football Club Drops Game to Minnesota United 2-0

    Sports Reporter|Sep 5, 2019

    LAFC... you may have a problem. For the first time all season, Los Angeles Football Club's domination of the league is in doubt. After having failed to secure in a win in their last two home games at Banc of California Stadium the Black and Gold hope to reignite their swagger this Saturday, Sept. 7, on the road against Orlando City SC at Exploria Stadium. LAFC unexpectedly suffered a 2-0 loss to Minnesota United FC at the Banc last Sunday night. Despite taking the pitch without the league's...

  • UCLA and USC Play Home Football Games on Saturday

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|Sep 5, 2019

    UCLA and USC football teams go into their respective games on Saturday with a lot of questions marks. The main questions are can USC win with a backup quarterback and can UCLA get their first win after looking like the same team that won only three games last year? UCLA will face San Diego State at the Rose Bowl on Saturday at 1:15 p.m. and USC will open their Pac-12 season when they play Stanford at 7:30 p.m. at the United Airlines Field at the Memorial Coliseum. UCLA 's 24-14 loss to...

  • Fig Restaurant at LAFW

    Sep 5, 2019

    By Rachel Ganz Los Angeles Food & Wine Kickoff Dinner Series at Fig Restaurant/Fairmont – An Epicurean Adventure On Thursday August 22, 2019 I was invited to attend and taste the gastronomic creativity of chefs Jason Prendergast & Michael Corvino at Fig Restaurant at the Fairmont Hotel Santa Monica as part of the LAWF kickoff dinner series. Trained in classic French culinary cuisine Jason Prendergast is known for his preference for local harvests through his numerous relationships with neighborh...