Articles from the October 20, 2022 edition


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  • Come listen, how Armageddon was averted at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|Oct 20, 2022

    Jacaranda's concert premiere of ARKHIPOV, a new opera by composer Peter Knell and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann, winner of Opera America's 2022 Campbell Librettist Prize, will have two performances on October 21 and 22 at The Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. The opera is based on a true story of how Armageddon was barely averted during a tipping point in the Cuban Missile Crisis (1962) due to the moral conviction of one man - Soviet naval officer Vasili Arkhipov - who succeeded in...

  • Trash Interceptor Barge Deployed at Ballona Creek

    Oct 20, 2022

    The Trash Interceptor, a floating trash-collecting barge, has arrived in Los Angeles and officially deployed at Ballona Creek where it meets the Pacific Ocean. The Ocean Cleanup, an international Dutch non-profit organization, partnered with the County Department of Public Works to deploy the trash collection device, known as the Interceptor 007, in Marina del Rey last week. It is expected to capture more than 30 tons of trash before it flows into the ocean, according to Public Works officials....

  • CC Police Nab Suspect in 7-11 Armed Robbery

    Oct 20, 2022

    Culver City police arrested on Tuesday a suspect who held up at gunpoint a convenience store on Sepulveda Boulevard last week. The armed robbery occurred around 1:16 a.m. on October 10 at 7-11, located at 5494 Sepulveda, according to Culver City Police Department. “The suspect entered the store and pointed a brown handgun at the cashier,” said CCPD in a Facebook post. “The suspect stole approximately $100 cash, numerous Lottery Scratchers, and multiple cigarette cartons and fled in an unkno...

  • LAFC Beats LA Galaxy 3-2

    George Laase|Oct 20, 2022

    LAFC's Denis Bouanga breaks a scoreless tie in the 23rd minute--the first of his two goals--in the Western Conference semi-finals win over the LA Galaxy, 3-2. The Black and Gold wait to play the winner of Austin-Dallas game being played this Sunday. The conference finals will be held at the Banc of California on October 30th....

  • Covid State of Emergency in California to End February 2023

    Oct 20, 2022

    California’s Covid-19 state of emergency will end Feb. 28, 2023, nearly three years since its initiation, officials from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office announced this week. The announcement came as new variants prompt concerns that there will be another deadly winter surge across the country. More than 95,000 Californians have died because of COVID-19, according to state data. The state of emergency gave Newsom broad powers to issue masking mandates and stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of the...

  • City Council to Discuss SB 9 Application in the Culver Crest

    Oct 20, 2022

    California Senate Bill 9 will be a topic at the next City Council meeting. At its Oct. 24 session, the Council will discuss and provide direction to staff regarding the application of SB 9 in the Culver Crest. According to city officials, SB 9 provides for an administrative (ministerial) process, without discretionary review or a public hearing, to approve a two-unit, residential developments as well as split parcel maps meeting certain criteria on lots in single-family residential zones This...

  • CCUSD Students Score Mixed Results in Assessment Tests

    Oct 20, 2022

    Student achievement in English language arts went up slightly while math scores nudged down in the Culver City Unified School District. That’s according to the latest results from the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) tests. The CCUSD Educational Services Department recently presented the CAASPP report card which also showed that local students’ scores in California Science Testing went down slightly from pre-COVID scores. The district’s data also revealed that...

  • CENTER THEATRE GROUP ANNOUNCES 2022-2023 KIRK DOUGLAS THEATRE SEASON

    Oct 20, 2022

    The season begins with a historic new works festival the L.A. Writers’ Workshop Festival with an all-women cohort of 10 writers in September 2022 2022 Pulitzer Prize Finalist play “Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord” Written by Kristina Wong Directed by Chay Yew A co-production with East West Players in March and April 2023 A fresh take on the play “Fetch Clay, Make Man” Written by Will Power Directed by Debbie Allen Produced in association with SpringHill in June and July 2023 The West Coas...

  • Support for Dan O'Brien

    Letters|Oct 20, 2022

    Dear Editor, I am writing this letter to show my support for Dan O’Brien. For several years in the early 2000s, I worked with Dan on the Board of the Culver City Education Foundation, He was always open minded and dependable while serving on committees and fundraisers. Since leaving the CCEF, he has continued his strong support of the Culver City School District. As an adult leader in the Boys Scouts, he has worked with integrity and respect. Dan has always been listener and respectful to i...

  • Supports Dan O'Brien

    Letters|Oct 20, 2022

    Dear Editor, I am writing to submit an endorsement for Dan O’Brien’s bid to be elected to the Culver City Council. I have known Dan since 2014 through our sons local Scouts BSA Troop 108. My son had newly joined the troop and the current Scoutmaster had indicated that he would be stepping down and the future of the troop was in jeopardy unless another volunteer step up. At the time our unit had about 20 scouts with a significant number who would be aging out within 2 years. Dan stepped up and as...

  • MOVE means we say "SHOVE IT, Alex"

    Letters|Oct 20, 2022

    While we do understand that MOVE planning considerations involved such artistic issues as to which pastel traffic paint color to choose, there was zero outreach to Arts District residents to inform us about the consequences of the MOVE traffic program before it went forward. Alex Fisch’s MOVE traffic scheme, with total lack of driver safety considerations, has created a horrible traffic mess for Arts District residents. The multi-colored lanes, plus the permanent traffic cone lane barriers a...

  • Why Vote Yes on Measure VY?

    Letters|Oct 20, 2022

    We are a youth-led campaign to lower Culver City’s voting age to 16 in municipal and school board elections Initial reactions to our movement are often immediate and negative. This is understandable; allowing youth empowerment is the way forward. Eighteen became the national voting age only relatively recently during the 1970s. It can change to fit the priorities and attitudes of our community and will ultimately lead to fairer elections that represent public interest. So, why should you s...

  • Chargers will look to extend their winning streak against the Seahawks

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Oct 20, 2022

    It may have been ugly, and it may have been exasperating at times for Los Angeles Charger fans, but the Chargers somehow found a way to defeat the Denver Broncos on Monday Night in overtime, 19-16. The game was played at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. Kicker Dustin Hopkins, despite a hamstring strain, kicked a 39-yard field goal in overtime to win the game. Hopkins made all four of his field goal attempts. It was the third consecutive victory for the Chargers. The Chargers improved to 4-2 with the...

  • Loyalty and tradition run deep in the Singerman family

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|Oct 20, 2022

    Back in the day when a kid grew up in a neighborhood and he was a good athlete he went to the neighborhood schools. Now parents and kids are always looking to go to a school that they think has a better program that will help make them a better player. That's why it's so refreshing to see families like the Culver City Singermans. The father, Robert was a star lineman for the Centaurs in the 1990's and his son Bobby is also a star lineman for the 2022 Culver City football team. "I knew my son...

  • Rams host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|Oct 20, 2022

    Two NFL teams headed in the wrong direction will meet at SoFi Stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m. The 2-3 Los Angeles Rams and the 1-4 Carolina Panthers will battle to see which team can get back on the winning track. Panther management was so upset with their teams’ performances that they fired the head coach last week. The defending Super Bowl Champion Rams are not even close to making a coaching change but the way they have played the last few weeks a lot of people are wondering what’s happening to t...

  • Los Angeles Lakers Waive Three

    Oct 20, 2022

    The Los Angeles Lakers have requested waivers on guards Shaquille Harrison and Nate Pierre-Louis and center Jay Huff, it was announced today. Harrison, who was signed by the Lakers on Oct. 8, appeared in two preseason games and averaged 1.5 points, 1.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 steals in 12.0 minutes per game. Huff appeared in three games for the Lakers this preseason, recording averages of 4.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 9.5 minutes per contest. He was signed by the purple and gold on July 27. Pierre-Louis was signed by Los...

  • Thank You, Fans

    Oct 20, 2022

    Dear Dodger Fans, You are the greatest fans in baseball, once again leading MLB in attendance and making Dodger Stadium the most electric atmosphere in the league. Although the 2022 season did not end the way we wanted it to, we can't forget all of the incredible moments that took place throughout the year. Dodger Stadium hosted its first All-Star Game in over 40 years, we honored Jaime Jarrín as his remarkable 64-year run as the Spanish voice of the Dodgers came to a close, and we set a new...

  • DENNIS SCHRÖDER MEDICAL UPDATE

    Oct 20, 2022

    Lakers guard Dennis Schröder underwent successful surgery today to repair the ulnar collateral ligament on his right thumb. Schröder will be reevaluated by team doctors in approximately three weeks, and further updates will be provided at that time....

  • THOMAS BRYANT MEDICAL UPDATE

    Oct 20, 2022

    Lakers center Thomas Bryant underwent successful surgery today to repair the ulnar collateral ligament on his left thumb. Bryant will be reevaluated by team doctors in approximately three weeks, and further updates will be provided at that time...

  • Shes got the beat, the beautifully talented Belinda Carlisle is Go-Going to the Saban Theatre

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|Oct 20, 2022

    Go-Go's lead singer, Belinda Carlisle, will be making a solo appearance at the Saban Theatre on October 27. She is one of those rare talents who continues to remain relevant after nearly four decades in the music industry. Her music has stood the test of time. The gifted and glamorous singer-songwriter has indelibly touched the hearts of pop fans around the world with her unique blend of gutsy vocals, emotively charged melodies, picturesque lyrics, and classy style. With a multi-dimensional, int...

  • Bay League football clash will feature Centaurs versus Sea Kings

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|Oct 20, 2022

    The Bay league plot thickens this Friday night when the 3-0 Palos Verdes Sea Kings make a house call to battle the 2-1 Culver City Centaurs at 7 p.m. inside the Jerry Chabola Stadium on the Culver City high school campus. Overall Palos Verdes is 5-3 and Culver City is 4-4. The game has huge implications regarding the tight league race. The Sea Kings are in first place followed by second place Mira Costa at 2-1 and third place Culver City. Mira costa has an overall record of 6-2. Those are the...

  • Are you a Dead-head then you better get to the Greek for Bobby Weir and his Wolf Bros

    Oct 20, 2022

    Before the Dead & Co farewell tour next summer, Bobby Weir and his Wolf Bros, featuring the Wolfpack are now treating their fans to a special 12-city fall tour that will land at The Greek Theatre on October 25. Bobby's Wolf Bros consist of Don Was, Jay Lane, Jeff Chimenti, and Wolfpack special guest Barry Sless on pedal steel. Chimenti is also the keyboardist for Dead & Co. This tour is also a celebration of Weir's 75th birthday. Fans at The Greek will get the chance to give Weir their best...

  • SMC Voice Showcase on October 23

    Oct 20, 2022

    The Santa Monica College (SMC) Music Department will present the SMC Voice Showcase, a concert featuring a selection of talented SMC voice students performing in different genres. The concert will be held Sunday, October 23, at 2 p.m. in The Edye at the SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street (at Santa Monica Boulevard), Santa Monica. Under the direction of SMC Opera Theatre director Janelle DeStefano and SMC Choirs conductor Jeremiah Selvey, the students will sing a selection of...

  • Open Auditions for all my Sons at Westchester Playhouse

    Oct 20, 2022

    Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for ALL MY SONS by Arthur Miller on Saturday, November 12, from 9:30am – 12pm, and Sunday, November 13, from 6 – 9pm at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045. Callbacks will take place on November 14, from 7 – 10pm by appointment only. This is a non-equity, all-volunteer production directed by Ben Lupejkis, and produced by Alison Boole and Colleen Okida for the Kentwood Players with rights secured from Dramatists Play Servi...

  • Cue the Music: Harry Gregson-Williams

    Oct 20, 2022

    The next edition of the live series, Cue the Music with Robert Kraft will feature Harry Gregson-Williams, the celebrated composer of the scores for Shrek, The Martian, Gone Baby Gone, Man On Fire, Veronica Guerin, Unstoppable, and Kingdom Of Heaven. The original series is presented by Broad- Stage at The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at the Santa Monica Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:30pm. Cue the Music is an original Broad- Stage production celebrating the power of film...

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