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Articles from the October 29, 2015 edition

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Knott's Honors Veterans

In a move that would have made Walter and Cordelia Knott proud, Knott's Berry Farm continues its tradition of honoring the brave men and women who have served in the U.S. military, both past and... Full story


Culver City Locals Want Quieter Skies

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter October 24 was “No Fly Day” in several American cities, including Culver City, as citizens protested airplane routes that cause noise and air pollution in... Full story



By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor We all know about the Clippers' history. They took a back seat to the Lakers for so many years. The Donald Sterling era was forgettable. But in the last few years... Full story


Council Candidate Tiggs Sets The Record Straight

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Recently I had coffee with Marcus Tiggs, a 20-plus-year Culver City resident and candidate for the upcoming council election. He shared his view that one of the... Full story


Noted Painter Comes to Art Guild Meeting

The Pacific Art Guild will meet Wednesday, November 4 at the Community Room, Westchester Civic Center, 7166 Manchester Avenue. Guests are welcome. The guest demonstrator for November will be Logan L. Fox. The son of missionary parents, Logan Fox was... Full story

 By Letters    Opinion    October 29, 2015

Dear Editor

Throughout this school board campaign one of the primary questions about Kelly Kent is Who is she? and What is her experience working with our Culver City schools? These are questions I am uniquely... Full story

 By Letters    Opinion    October 29, 2015

Dear Editor

My absentee ballot was mailed today with a vote for Dr. Kelly Kent. It is rare that we have someone with her qualifications on our school board. An educator, Dr. Kent understands the learning process... Full story

 By Letters    Opinion    October 29, 2015

Dear Editor

Hi All, As some of you are aware, a Planning Commission meeting took place yesterday. Unfortunately, more than ever, the Commission demonstrated they are simply not equipped to tackle the... Full story



When Jayce Johnson arrived at Santa Monica High midway through his junior year, he was still a young, 7-foot, 230 lbs man-child with an uneven basketball past and even a more uncertain future. But, this month, Johnson's future became a little bit... Full story


Help Your Pet Enjoy Halloween

Well, Boys and Ghouls, it’s that time again. When dead men walk, banshees scream, and we all prepare to be scared out of our wits. And no - I’m not talking about a presidential debate. I’m talking about Halloween! Young or old, Halloween is a h... Full story


LAKERS PREVIEW: Playoffs are Unlikely Again

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Lakers’ annual goal used to be winning the NBA championship. They succeed 16 times to become one of the elite franchises in league history. That was then and thi... Full story


Between You and Me

By Kimberly Berg Kimberly, This may seem like a generic question but I am really curious…why is it after a nights rest I have been waking up so emotional lately? Its really bothering me. I am not... Full story



It’s a political powerhouse this week at the theater as we are treated to David Gordon Green’s “fictional” OUR BRAND IS CRISIS based on the 2002 Bolivian presidential campaign, plus a... Full story

 By John Nachbar    News    October 29, 2015

City Manager's Update

City Clerk’s Office • IndieCade - The 2015 IndieCade Games Festival took place last weekend. Included were newly developed, free games • • Asian World Film Festival – This Festival will... Full story


With a New Quarterback, Culver Routs Santa Monica

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter The Culver City High football team dominated archrival Santa Monica High, 49-0, on Friday, October 23 as the Centaurs rallied around their new starting quarterback.... Full story


Chalet Edelweiss Will Have You Singing Its Praises

“One of the joys of dining out is you don’t have to bite off more than you can chew; you can always ask for a doggy bag.” ~ Sandra Coopersmith The Bachofner family’s Chalet Edelweiss, just... Full story

 By Letters    Opinion    October 29, 2015

Dear Editor

Dear Editor, I’m writing to share my enthusiastic support for Kelly Kent for Culver City School Board. We are fortunate to have a candidate that has showed the love and commitment to the education... Full story

 By Letters    Opinion    October 29, 2015

Dear Editor

Dear Mr. Publisher, I read with interest your comments on the 4545 Sepulveda Blvd. project, known by many as the former ice rink. First, let me say that I'm writing to you as a 68-year resident of Cul... Full story


UCLA Eyes Chance To Finish The Season Strong

By Myke Williams Sports Reporter The UCLA football team will need to stay focused the next three weeks if they expect to have any chance of winning the Pac-12 South. They play teams they are supposed... Full story


After Beating Utah, USC To Face Cal

By Myke Williams Sports Reporter The 4-3 USC football team, fresh off its 42-24 upset win over No. 3 Utah last week will need to continue to play at a high level this Saturday when they take on the California Golden Bears at noon in Berkeley. The... Full story



It's no surprise that Culver City possesses a park named after Syd Kronenthal. His name has come to be synonymous with parks as he worked for the Parks and Recreation Department of Culver City for 52... Full story


Ice Rink Doomed

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher When the Culver City Ice Arena closed last year residents showed up in force at city council meetings looking for a way to save a valuable recreation facility... Full story


Beloved Neighbor Gone Too Soon

Leah Nico of Carlson Park, passed away unexpectedly on October 1. She was 37. Leah was well-known and loved as a people connector and community-builder in Culver City. She is missed by her husband,... Full story


Kent, Burke Elected to CCUSD Board

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher Culver City Voters elected Kelly Kent with 41% of the votes and Anne Allaire Burke with almost 32% to the Culver City Unified School District Board on Tuesday.... Full story


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