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2021 NFL Power Rankings – Week 04

1. Los Angeles Rams (3-0): The Rams routed the Buccaneers at home behind 34-year-old wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who caught three receptions for 120 yards and a touchdown in the victory. Jackson...

 

Former Grammy and Olympic performer Lang Lang visiting the GRAMMY Museum

Lang Lang, living legend, pianist extraordinaire, will pay a special visit to the GRAMMY Museum on October 6, 2021 for a Q & A and performance. The virtuoso will be speaking about his illustrious...

 

City Council Approved Mixed-Use Development at 11111 Jefferson Blvd.

The Culver City Council this week greenlit a proposed mixed-use development that would replace the post office, Coco's Bakery and an auto repair shop at the intersection of Jefferson and Sepulveda Bou...

 

Demitri named Public Works Director

The City of Culver City announced the hiring of H. Yanni Demitri ("Demitri") as Public Works Director. Demitri most recently served as City Engineer of West Hollywood. Before that, Demitri served as...

 

Fire Destroys Carport at Culver City Home

A fire destroyed a carport Saturday morning at a single-story home in Culver City, local authorities said. Firefighters were dispatched at 3:05 a.m. to the home in the area of Overland and Oregon...

 

Congresswoman Bass Running for Mayor of Los Angeles Next Year

Karen Bass, Culver City's congressional representative, has announced that she is running mayor of Los Angeles next year. "With my whole heart, I'm ready," Bass tweeted on Monday afternoon. "Let's do...

 

DOUBLE DOWN ON TITO'S!

"Tito's Tacos (https://www.titostacos.com/) has been serving up our award-winning Mexican food cuisine to Los Angelinos since 1959," remarked Lynne Davidson, President of Tito's Tacos Mexican Restaura...

 

Construction to Start in October on New Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital

Cedars-Sinai has selected the contractor to build its new Marina del Rey Hospital and construction of the technologically-advanced community hospital will begin in October, officials announced this...

 

Four Southland Residents Indicted in Alleged Target Gift Card Fraud Scheme

A federal grand jury in Los Angeles has indicted four Southland residents in connection with an alleged fraud scheme that induced people into purchasing thousands of Target gift cards, which were...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    September 30, 2021

upzoning

Dear Editor, Your city council majority wants to allow 4 full-sized housing units on every single-family home lot. This is called upzoning where they will rezone single-family neighborhoods from R1...

 

Chargers prepare for the Raiders after upset win over the Chiefs

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert has been called a "Gangster Quarterback" by his head coach, Brandon Staley. Herbert is not your typical gangster. He graduated from Oregon with a bachel...

 

Rams looks to stay unbeaten against Cardinals

Fresh off one of their most satisfying home victories since returning to Los Angeles in 2016, the 3-0 undefeated Rams now prepare for a second consecutive Sunday Shootout in Inglewood this weekend...

 

Young is playing like an old veteran for the Rams

Rams linebacker Kenny Young is making the best of his opportunities. The former UCLA star is now one of the best defensive players on the Rams. Playing for new Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris...

 

Centaurs host Mustangs in huge Bay league game Friday

Unexpectedly, the Centaurs took one on the chin last Friday night at home as they committed four turnovers to lose to a well-prepared La Serna High football team, 35-15. Culver City High finished the...

 

Local Gal to Present at Duluth Film Fest

Santa Monica Content Creator Clea DeCrane Selected to Showcase Story at Catalyst Content Festival in Duluth Minnesota The Catalyst Content Festival will be held September 29th – October 3rd, 2021...

 

Meow, Not Now

By Stan Greene Someone in Japan thought of a Cat Cafe: A place where you could go have a cup of coffee, while a couple dozen felines brush past your legs and snuggle in your lap. You could even take...

 

Don't Bring Your Pet to a Shelter - Rehome with New County Website "Home to Home"

Editor’s note: As Covid (hopefully) ameliorates, people are not spending as much time at home with their pets. Some have chosen to surrender those pets to shelters. Home To Home is a national program that is used among animal shelters and rescues...

 

SM Business Executive Pleads Guilty in Conduit Campaign Contribution Case

A Santa Monica business executive pleaded guilty on Thursday to a federal charge of conspiring to make and conceal conduit and excessive campaign contributions during the U.S. presidential election in 2016 and thereafter, court officials said....

 

Joseph Lawrence Appointed City Attorney

By Jack Simon Santa Monica will soon have a new interim City Attorney but a familiar face to local city government. The City Council is expected to appoint Joseph P. Lawrence as Interim City Attorney at its next meeting on September 28, according to...

 

Local Briefs

2.7 Earthquake in Carson A magnitude 2.7 earthquake was reported Thursday at 7:58 p.m. in Carson, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Carson was the center of a 3.7 earthquake last week, so this is an after shock. The earthquake occurred less...

 

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

By Samuel Alioto The City of Malibu’s petition to break up the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District into two separate districts cleared a major hurdle Saturday as a Los Angeles County Office of Education panel decided to move it to the next...

 

Public Housing Everywhere

By Corva Corvax A Logical Opinion 9/21/21 - In an email to constituents, Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin suggested the city buy up motels and even office buildings to turn them into "housing with services." Bonin went on to claim it would...

 

Red Skies Over SM

by David Ganezer Smoke Turns Sun and Moon Red Over Santa Monica From Fires in N. and Central California Photo: Orange moon over First United Methodist Church Spire. Smoke can travel hundreds of miles...

 

Beach-Going Sex Offender Charged with Rape Attempt

By Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff Writer 9/21/21 - A registered sex offender who was preying on homeless women on the Santa Monica beach was charged yesterday with one count of Assault to commit rape and 1 count of Sexual Battery for two incidents...

 

Shooting Suspect Arrested

Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer Santa Monica Police called on the LAPD Special Weapons and Tactics Unit (SWAT) and the Unmanned Aerial Systems Team (Drone Team) to arrest Eliott Ferrando, 24 of...

 

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