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Alex Trebeck Dead at 80

TMZ has reported that Alex Trebek -- the revered and beloved "Jeopardy!" host since 1984, whose calm but witty presence was must-see television for millions of Americans -- has died ... A "Jeopardy!" spokesperson tells TMZ, "Jeopardy is saddened to...

 

McMorrin, Vera, Puza Top City Council Race; Measure B Headed for Defeat,

Two political newcomers and a former city commissioner are on the verge of winning the 3 seats on the Culver City Council while the controversial Measure B is headed for defeat. With mail-in ballots...

 

Race Begins for Mitchell's State Senate Seat

With Holly Mitchell winning a seat on the powerful the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the race for her current post in the State Senate has begun. Mitchell, who handily defeated former LA...

 

Rain This Weekend

Culver City is finally going to see some measurable rainfall this weekend, the National Weather Service predicts. Dramatically cooler temperatures are expected overnight into the weekend, as rain is...

 

California Statewide Fire Summary

November 3, 2020 This morning nearly 4,100 firefighters continue to battle 22 wildfires in California. Yesterday, firefighters responded to 23 new wildfires and quickly contained them. As favorable...

 

Culver City Performing Arts Grant Program

The Culver City Performing Arts Grant Program offers grants to non-profit performing arts organizations in Los Angeles County for music, dance and theatre. Under the purview of the City Council and the Cultural Affairs Commission, the Performing...

 

Inconsistent Rams Need Bye Week

Where's the consistency and dynamic offense that Sean McVay brought to the Los Angeles in his first two years as head coach? That's what Rams fans are asking two seasons later. After a very...

 

2020 NFL Power Rankings – Week 09

1.Pittsburgh Steelers (7-0): The Steelers are undefeated and with the next three games against the Cowboys, Bengals, and Jaguars, it is likely that they will be undefeated for their Thanksgiving Day...

 

Local college football kicks off this Saturday

It is better late than never. UCLA and USC football teams will take the field for the first time this season, three months behind schedule because of the coronavirus. A lot of the other major...

 

Culver City High School athletes are back in action!

The California Interscholastic Federation (C.I.F.) is proceeding with its proposed July schedule and fall sports teams will resume respective practice schedules in early December. Winter and spring...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    November 5, 2020

Chargers fail to finish in loss to the Broncos

The Denver Broncos were at home and were being absolutely dominated by the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers had a 24-3 lead in the middle of the 3rd quarter. The Broncos had a total of 55 yards of...

 

Bruin Gameday Live

We are proud to introduce Bruin Gameday Live, a brand-new comprehensive and immersive virtual gameday experience that will bring fans into the Rose Bowl for the 2020 UCLA Football season. While we're...

 

Applications to host MLB Pitch Hit & Run presented by MLB Network in 2021 are NOW OPEN!

Let the players in your organization show off their skills by hosting a FREE MLB Pitch Hit & Run competition. Hosting this easy, one-day event will provide the kids in your community the...

 

MOOKIE BETTS WINS RAWLINGS GOLD GLOVE

Los Angeles Dodger outfielder Mookie Betts has been named 2020 National League Gold Glove Award winner for right field, winning his first Rawlings Gold Glove in the National League and his fifth...

 

Results of the California Ballot Measures

• Prop 14: Funding medical research that uses stem cells PASSED • Prop 15: Raising taxes on commercial properties worth more than $3 million FAILED • Prop 16: Bringing back affirmative action...

 

Stem Cell Research Measure Leading

A proposition that would keep alive California's first-of-its-kind stem cell research program with a $5.5 billion infusion of borrowed money had a narrow lead. With about 11.3 million votes counted, approval for Proposition 14 was ahead 51.1% to...

 

Felons Get Voting Rights

In one of two measures involving voting rights, voters decisively passed a ballot measure restoring the right to vote for felons on parole. Proposition 17 will change the state Constitution to allow an estimated 50,000 felons to vote, with 59% over...

 

Inheritance Tax Breaks

Proposition 19, which would expand one property tax break for seniors but rein in another for transfers of real estate between parents and children, appeared headed to passage, according to unofficial election results. The vote, with all precincts...

 

Less Crime Penalties Approved

California voters defeated Proposition 20, endorsing recent efforts to ease mass incarceration by reducing penalties and allowing for earlier releases. Voters rejecting pleas from proponents of Proposition 20 to address what they called the...

 

No Vote on Rent Control

California rejected Proposition 21 which would have permitted stricter rent control laws. Proposition 21 was opposed by 59.8% of the voters, according to the state’s unofficial election tally Wednesday morning. “Yet again, California voters...

 

Uber Wins

Rideshare/gig economy apps such as Uber, Lyft and Doordash may continue to pay their employees as independent contractors, as California voters approved Proposition 22. The measure reversed...

 

PD Helicopters are Annoying

Dear Santa Monica Observer, There was an annoying helicopter hovering low above my SM residence for about an hour today. I assumed it was LAPD so checked SMPD twitter to see if there was any police activity. I was surprised to see no activity,...

 

L.A. D.A.: Gascon Beats Lacey

by Stan Greene According to the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters, George Gascon has been elected Los Angeles County District Attorney. Gascon won 54% of the Los Angeles County vote, about 1.5 mi...

 

Dia de los Muertos

Photos and Story by Mary Leipziger Woodlawn Cemetery is owned and operated by the City of Santa Monica. Anyone who drives by the neighborhood of 14th and Pico can see that it's a cemetery. There is a...

 

City Seeks 20% More Housing Units

By Corva Corvax Santa Monica is to hold three virtual community workshops to "engage" the public in discussing how to shoehorn in the 8,874 additional housing units assigned to them by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). The ci...

 

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