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Articles from the March 5, 2015 edition

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LA Spice Closes Café

LeAnne Schwartz, owner of LA Spice, closed the café portion of the business on Sunday citing the growing need to focus on her core catering business, Spice Catering. In a message to their customers...

 

Police Blotter

Grand Theft Auto: On March 1 Officers responded to the 11400 block of McDonald to investigate the theft of vehicle. The officers met with the victim who explained he parked his 2001 Chevy cargo van...

 

Ridley-Thomas Talks Small Business

On February 27 Assembly member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas talked small business with a group of Culver City Chamber Small Business members along with the California Small Business Association. The...

 

Registration Open For Spring Classes

Registration for Spring 2015 Recreation Classes begins March 7 for resident customers. Non-resident customer registration begins the following week on March 14. Be sure to check out the Spring 2015...

 

Potluck Dinner Scheduled To Welcome Japanese Runners

The Culver City Sister City Committee invites the public to welcome two delegates from our sister city of Kaizuka, Japan, who will be here to participate in the Los Angeles Marathon. Mr. Yuki Otsuka and Ms. Noriko Komatsu will be spending a week in...

 

Ridley-Thomas Introduces Measure To Protect Baldwin Hills Conservancy

Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas has introduced a bill to indefinitely extend the authority of the Baldwin Hills Conservancy (BHC) to preserve and protect the group's work to create open space...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    March 5, 2015

Playoff Defeat Ends Season For Culver Girls

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter Truman Capote might as well have written the final chapter of the 2014-15 Culver City High girls basketball story. Leveraged and borrowed and reconstructed words and...

 

Boosters Set Date for Annual Vegas-Style Fundraiser

Are you looking for a fun social evening with a Las Vegas flavor? The Culver City High Booster Club invites local residents and surrounding community members to their 13th annual "Casino Night"...

 

Science Fiction Author Is Coming Here

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Theodorsia and I are looking forward to Saturday, March 14 when from 6 p.m. to 7:30 Dr. Jeffery Clements, author and publisher of APHELION, will review, discuss,...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    March 5, 2015

Dear Editor

Dear Editor, Thank you for the wonderful article on our upcoming Feb. 28, 2015, concert. It means much to the orchestra. Regards. Matthew Hetz, Executive Director/President Culver City Symphony...

 

Hey, Nick Young, This Isn't The Lakers' Way

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Kobe Bryant was outraged. Byron Scott was outraged. Mitch Chortkoff was outraged. How can a mere sportswriter include himself on a list of competitors outraged by the...

 

NBA Mourns Loss Of Earl Lloyd

Commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement regarding the passing of NBA pioneer Earl Lloyd last weekend at the age of 86. “The NBA family has lost one of its patriarchs. Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play in an NBA game,...

 

Kershaw To Pitch Dodgers' Opening Game

Manager Don Mattingly has announced that Clayton Kershaw will be the starting pitcher for the Dodgers' opening game of the 2015 season, April 6 against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. It will...

 

2015 DMV Driver Handbook Is Available

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announces the release of the 2015 Driver Handbook for the Apple iPad tablet. The book is available in English and Spanish, and can be downloaded...

 

NASCAR Packs Up and Heads West – Literally

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Switching gears from previous seasons, the NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series™ will run three consecutive races on the west coast – and NASCAR has loaded up an RV for an epic...

 

Republicans To Meet

The Republican Party County Central Committee 54th Assembly District Board meets every second Tuesday of the month. This month's meeting will be held on March 10 at Lenny's Deli, 2379 Westwood Blvd....

 

AVPA Presents A Chorus Line

Culver City High School Academy of Visual & Performing Arts (AVPA) presents...A Chorus Line, the ultimate celebration of the American Musical. Share in the story of 17 dancers competing for a few...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: The Second Best Exotic Marigold

Time for rebirth and rejuvenation with another trip to Jaipur, India to visit with "The Dames"(Judi and Maggie, collectively, as they are referred to by screenwriter Ol Parker) and company, all of...

 

Baywatch Is Coming Back

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer Douglas Schwartz, the innovative and iconic writer/director/producer who celebrates his 70th birthday this year and is known for "Soul Surfer," "Baywatch,"...

 

Service Planned For Linda Motyl

Linda L. Motyl passed away on February 17, 2015 at Southern California Hospital. She is survived by her husband of 50 Years, Vince Motyl, her children, Debbi Catallini (Jeff), Theresa Todd (Mike...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    March 5, 2015

Freedom to Marry

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter In an action that proves the times are indeed changing, the Culver City Council approved support of an amicus (friend of the court) brief from Mayors for the...

 

El Rincon Students Learn How to Be Valenkind

El Rincon Elementary School celebrated "Random Acts of Kindness Week," February 10 – 13. During that week, students were encouraged to think about the special ways they could practice kindness...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: The Wedding Ringer

Ringing my bell with laughter is THE WEDDING RINGER. Directed by Jeremy Garelick and co-written by Garelick and Jay Lavender, THE WEDDING RINGER goes into what is, in many respects, virginal best man...

 

Harrison Ford Injured In Plane Crash

Actor Harrison Ford was seriously injured Thursday afternoon when his vintage plane crashed on Penmar Golf Course near the end of the runway at Santa Monica Airport. The golf course is located in Mar...

 

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