Articles from the September 17, 2009 edition


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  • The Burning Plain

    Debbie Lynn Elias|Sep 17, 2009

    Charlize Theron: Oscar Winner. Kim Basinger: Oscar Winner. Guillermo Arriaga: Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee. Robert Elswit: Oscar Winner. John Toll: Double Oscar Winner. It is the collaborative effort of these great talents and more, that bring emotion, depth, intrigue and life to Guillermo Arriaga’s latest story of love and redemption. Probably best known as the Oscar nominated screenwriter of “Babel”, “21 Grams” and “The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada”, Arriaga now steps behind th...

  • Culver Democratic Club Endorses

    Sep 17, 2009

    The Culver City Democratic Club has enthusiastically and unequivocally endorsed Measure EE. In a voice vote by acclimation, the standing room only crowd unanimously voted to support the $96 parcel tax expected to bring in around $1.2 million annually to the Culver City Unified School District . Eight-year Culver City Councilman and club veteran Gary Silbiger gave a rousing and elucidating nomination presentation, explaining “California is slashing education funding causing Culver City Schools to cut $6 million in the last two years and a...

  • Siever To Host Meet, Greet

    Sep 17, 2009

    Culver City Board of Education candidate and 34-year Culver City resident, Professor Patricia G. Siever is hosting a “Meet, Greet, Relax and Share Ideas” event on Sunday afternoon, September 27 from 1 p.m. to 4 at the Carlson Park Picnic Shelter. Refreshments will be served. Siever is eager to hear from the public on ideas on Culver City Schools. All Culver City residents are welcome to attend. Carlson Park is located at the intersection of Braddock Drive and Motor Avenue. Siever’s priorities are: (1) to help expedite our schools acade...

  • Rhett Butler, Scarlett O' Hara or

    Sep 17, 2009

    You’re wanted for the best look-alike Rhett Butler, Scarlett O’Hara or Wizard of Oz character contest at the Culver City Historical Society’s Celebration of the Movies II. The event willhonor the 70th anniversary of many classic 1939 movies made in “The Heart of Screenland,” including Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz, on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 at The Culver Studios, 9336 West Washington Blvd. in Culver City, and at the landmark Culver Hotel at 9400 Culver Blvd. Celebrity judges for the look-like contest are: Academy Award winning c...

  • Interested in participating in some kind volunteer project in Our Town

    Jozelle Smith|Sep 17, 2009

    Outdoorsy? Interested in participating in some kind volunteer project in Our Town? Volunteers in Parks (V.I.P.) and the Park Enhancement Program (P.E.P.) are for community groups, individuals, and businesses. Help is always needed to repair park facilities, remove trash, paint, landscape, etc and creative project ideas are especially welcome ($500 grants for park improvement projects can be made available through the Parks Division).V.I.P. and P.E.P. applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and are available online at w...

  • O'Leary Returns To City Council

    Mitch Chortkoff|Sep 17, 2009

    City councilman Mehaul O’Leary returned to his duties Monday night September 14 2009, after missing two meetings following an altercation at his Joxer’s Daly pub on Washington Blvd.in August. O’Leary suffered facial injuries, was in intensive care and underwent surgery after he was punched by bar patron Robert Singerman, a 28-year-old former Culver City High football player. O’Leary hit his head on a concrete floor following the punch. In recent weeks he has been recovering and briefly attende...

  • West LA Gets Defensive in 27-12 Win

    Sep 17, 2009

    West Los Angeles College’s defense proved to be the difference in a non-conference 27-12 victory over Moorpark College last Saturday. The Wildcats, who lost their opener to Glendale, evened their record at 1-1. West LA’s defense did not allow a touchdown to Moorpark until late in the fourth quarter when several of the reserves were playing out the clock. “I feel that our team really stepped up to a big challenge against a formidable opponent on the road. This was a total team effort,” said Coach Marquay Miller. The Wildcats outgained their o...

  • Cooper Plans Campaign Event

    Sep 17, 2009

    Jeff Cooper is kicking his City Council campaign into high gear on Sunday, October 11 at the home of Michael E. Whitaker located in the Culver Crest at 10760 Molony Road. The event will take place between 3 p.m. and 6.. Refreshments will be served. Cooper will speak about his vision to bring Experience, Fiscal Responsibility, Accountability and Innovation to the City Council and community. He also wants to hear from his supporters about what’s on their minds. For more information contact Michael Whitaker at (310) 365-1514 or (424) 209-3493, o...

  • Zirgulis Strikes Back At Ehrlich

    Robert Zirgulis|Sep 17, 2009

    I would like to respond to a personal attack made by Paul Ehrlich who is a leader in the campaign of my rival candidate, Kathy Paspalis for the Culver City School Board. Mr. Ehrlich not only has accused me of spreading “snake oil” and having “illegal thoughts”, he has completely misrepresented my positions on the issues. My, my, Mr. Ehrlich. Since when have you become sheriff of the “thought police”? Are you going to cover me in snake oil and pour battery acid on me to punish me for my so called “illegal thoughts”? On Sept. 9, at the Culver C...

  • Centaurs Sharp In Easy Victory

    Sep 17, 2009

    The Culver City High football team started the 2009 season last Friday with a new head coach and several new players on defense, but one thing looked very familiar: The Centaurs’ high-octane offense. Senior quarterback Marquel Carter, beginning his second season as the Centaurs’ starter, showed he is poised to have a big season, throwing for three touchdowns and running for two more to lead Culver City to a 49-21 victory over St. Bernard in Jahmal Wright’s debut as the team’s coach. Wright, who served as both offensive and defensive coordin...

  • Culver, Inglewood Look Best In League

    Mitch Chortkoff|Sep 17, 2009

    One week into the high school football season things are shaping up in the Ocean League. Culver City has won the championship the last three years and was impressive in its non-league rout of St. Bernard Friday night. Inglewood also got off to a good start by going on the road and defeating CIF power Quartz Hill, 19-13. But Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, who are regarded as strong challengers to Culver City, lost and suffered injuries. Beverly Hills was jolted by Long Beach Jordan, 34-7 and...

  • Yankees At Dodgers Next Season

    Mitch Chortkoff|Sep 17, 2009

    Joe Torre versus the New York Yankees. How does that sound? Next season’s tentative major league schedule has been revealed and the Yankees will play at Dodger Stadium on June 25-27. Whatever Torre says about that it’s certain he’ll enjoy going against his former team, the one that parted ways with one of baseball’s all-time great managers. When the Yankees did that Torre came to the Dodgers. The schedule also includes a series between the Dodgers and Red Sox in Boston June 18-20. And one bet...

  • Kentwood Play Is An American Classic

    Steven Lieberman|Sep 17, 2009

    Nothing warms the heart like a good laugh, and there are laughs aplenty in the Kentwood Players’ handsome new production of Charles Busch's Tale of the Allergist's Wife. Busch built his reputation writing cutting-edge off-Broadway spoofs that showcased his brilliant drag performances, so it was a surprise to many when he cooked-up this mainstream comedy almost a decade ago. It wowed the critics, moved to Broadway, racked up a slew of Tony nominations and ran for well over 700 performances. T...

  • Eclipsed to Open Sunday at Douglas Theatre

    Sep 17, 2009

    The West Coast premiere of Danai Gurira’s “Eclipsed” opens Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City Directed by Robert O’Hara, “Eclipsed,” continues through October 18. “Eclipsed,” a compelling portrait of transformation and renewal, is set in 2003 during Liberia’s vicious civil war and follows the lives of a rebel commanding officer’s “wives” as the women form a tightly-knit community and struggle for a degree of humanity in a hostile war zone. Their world is soon affected, however, by the arrival o...