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Articles from the November 6, 2014 edition

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New Douglas Play Has Original Cast

The world premiere production of Rebecca Gilman's powerful and arresting "Luna Gale" begins previews November 23, opens December 2 and continues through December 21 at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk...

 

Pepper-Spraying Officers Must Be Revealed

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist It was just three years ago on the Davis campus of the University of California that campus police pepper-sprayed a peaceful student protest. The State Supreme...

 

Talking Pets with Adopt & Shop

If you have just welcomed a new furry family member into your life, one of the first things you need to do is teach them where to "go." Housebreaking a pet is not difficult, but it does require...

 

Here's How to Help a Culver Family

For more than 30 years the Culver City Senior Citizens Association, Inc. has worked to spread the spirit of goodwill during the holidays through the Annual Holiday Food Certificate Program. Each year this program helps hundreds of needy people throug...

 

Culver Wins First Game, 35-10

By Fred Altieri Observer Reporter Refreshing. Cleansing. The Culver City varsity football team savored the moist precipitous air and instantaneously swept away a season of doubt and loss. Soon...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    November 6, 2014

Honorable Mayor and Councilmembers:

Last week I finally received a copy of your new contract with Redflex. It was signed on Aug. 29, more than three months after the May 12 council meeting where you approved the continuation of the...

 

Kobe Says He's Staying Here

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Kobe Bryant has an answer for those who think he should request a trade from the Lakers. “I’ve heard the chatter that I should ask out and go to a contender for...

 

Public Invited To Meet Canadian Sister City Delegation

A delegation from Culver City's Canadian Sister City of Lethbridge, Alberta, is arriving for a week-long visit here on November 5 in honor of the 25th anniversary of the two cities' Sister City...

 

REALTORS® Charitable Foundation Awards Scholarships

The Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation, Inc. announces the recipients of its 2014 Scholarship Program. The program was created to support the REALTORS® of tomorrow by providing scholarships of $250 -...

 

Fall Restaurant Guide

“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” ~Luciano Pavarotti “I found this writing assignment to be very useful to me, personally, as my...

 

Free Compost This Saturday

Culver City Public Works along with American Organics is holding a free of charge compost giveaway event in the parking lot adjacent to the Bone Yard Dog Park in Bill Botts Baseball Field and Playground located at 9710 Jefferson Blvd, The event is...

 

Houston Elected To Water Board

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher While most of the country, including West Los Angeles, exciting contested elections, Culver City was no more than a big yawner. All three legislators,...

 

WILL DODGERS LEARN FROM THIS WORLD SERIES?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The new owners of the Dodgers arrived with a plan – outspend every opponent and win the World Series pretty often. They have produced a couple of highly competitive...

 

Arts Center Proposed For Culver City Courthouse

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter A former county courthouse across the street from Veteran’s Memorial Park in Culver City may be converted into a cultural center, if County Supervisor Mark...

 

Clippers Win First Game For New Owner

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter The stage was finally set for the Los Angeles Clippers home opener on the day before Halloween. The NBA strategically chose the Oklahoma City Thunder, a great...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    November 6, 2014

Honorable Mayor and Councilmembers:

Last week I finally received a copy of your new contract with Redflex. It was signed on Aug. 29, more than three months after the May 12 council meeting where you approved the continuation of the...

 

Lethbridge Delegation Looks Forward To Trip Here

In Culver City and the City of Lethbridge, Alberta in Canada entered into a formal "Sister City" relationship. Since that time, now 25 years ago, the Culver City Sister City Committee (CCSCC) and the...

 

Election Results

100% of Precincts Reported WEST BASIN WATER DISTRICT Candidate Votes Percent SCOTT HOUSTON 11,318 45.35 JEFF EBENSTEIN 8,230 32.97 STEPHEN MURRAY 5,411 21.68 District Registration 105,574 UNITED...

 
 By John Nachbar    News    November 6, 2014

City Manager Update

Community Development • Panera Bread - Panera Bread has been issued a permit for a tenant improvement to build out an existing commercial space for a new restaurant at 10990 Jefferson Boulevard....

 

Culver Rotary Donates Time, Money To Help Homeless

Since 1991 Upward Bound House in Culver City has helped more than 900 families and 1,692 children navigate the daunting road beyond homelessness through transitional supportive housing. Via a $2,500...

 

Jewelry Sale to Benefit Sandy Segal Health Center

Just in time for the holidays the Friends of the Sandy Segal Youth Health Center is pleased to host an exhibit and sale of the unique jewelry created by Culver City resident, artist, and author Francia Turner Fate. The event will be on Saturday,...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    November 6, 2014

Dear Editor

In the commentary article by Mr. Chris Faulkner, “Fracking will improve, not hurt public health” (Oct. 16-22) Mr. Faulkner asserts that fracking is “a drilling technique that actually lessened...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: Dracula Untold

Passionately fascinated with all things vampyric and particularly the historical facts and myth about Prince Vlad of Wallachia, House of Draculesti aka Vlad the Impaler, needless to say I have been...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: The Boxtrolls

Those magnificent artisans of Laika are back with their latest production, THE BOXTROLLS. Taking a sliver from the beloved book "Here Be Monsters!" by Alan Snow, Laika CEO and lead animator Travis Kni...

 

Culver Film Festival Releases Plans

The long awaited date and venue announcement for the inaugural Culver City Film Festival have been released. This release couldn't come soon enough for the large number of film and cinema buffs who have been following this festival as it has...

 

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