Articles from the November 7, 2013 edition


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  • Levin, Paspalis, Robins Win Seats

    Stephen Hadland|Nov 7, 2013

    By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher Steve Levin, Kathy Paspalis and Susanne Robins were elected to the Culver City Unified School District Board of Education Tuesday night. Karlo Silbiger was defeated in his bid for a second term on the board. While a surprise to many, the seeds of Silbiger's defeat may well lie in his vote not to place a bond for school facilities on Tuesday's ballot and the growing power of United Parents of Culver City (UPCC) which was formed to give parents a bigger voice...

  • LAX Shooting Delays Culver CityBus

    Stephen Hadland|Nov 7, 2013

    By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher The shooting at Terminal 3 at LAX on Friday and the subsequent shutdown of the airport and all roads leading into the facility caused massive traffic disruption throughout Los Angeles on Friday. Most affected in Culver City was Culver CityBus Line 6 local and rapid which carried riders on Sepulveda Boulevard between the MetroRail Green Line Station near LAX on the south and UCLA on the north. Culver CityBus officials, realizing that line 6 crossed Century...

  • Another Shutout For Culver

    Fred Altieri|Nov 7, 2013

    By Fred Altieri Observer Reporter T minus one and counting. With one week and one win remaining to capture the 2013 Ocean League Championship, Culver City High is ready to blast off into the CIF Football Playoffs after thoroughly discarding Morningside High 48-0 at Coleman Field in the self-proclaimed "City of Champions", Inglewood. The Centaurs scored seven touchdowns and appeared at times to match the constant stream of passenger jets signaling above in the nighttime air while cruising a few...

  • Children's Hospital Comes to the Westside

    Nov 7, 2013

    Children's Hospital Los Angeles opened the doors of its new outpatient care center in Santa Monica last week The pediatric medical facility, Children's Hospital Los Angeles – Santa Monica, will be staffed by 11 physicians who are Board-Certified in eight specialties and subspecialties, including gastroenterology and nutrition, hematology-oncology, medical genetics, neurology, orthopedics, plastic and maxillofacial surgery, and urology. "We are bringing world-class care to the neighborhood," s...

  • Red Sox, Cardinals Explain Memorable World Series

    Steven Lieberman|Nov 7, 2013

    By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter The St. Louis Cardinals were looking for revenge after being swept, 4-0, by the Boston Red Sox in the 2004 World Series. After putting forth a good effort, the Cardinals fell short again, losing the battle to the bearded-wonders of Boston, 4-2, and watching the 2013 World Series also slip away. It seemed as if the Cardinals were heading in the right direction after they split the first two games in Boston and then won Game 3 at Busch Stadium on an obstructio...

  • Despite Glitches Mitchell Enrolls For Obamacare

    Nov 7, 2013

    Despite massive failures in the enrollment process of the Affordable Care Act also known as "Obamacare," Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee promised residents a California portal that will work. Lee was on hand to pitch newly available healthcare coverage, Sen. Holly J. Mitchell's "Obamacare Comes to You Workshop" which drew nearly 200 people to Trinity Baptist Church on November 2.. Promising that, regardless of ongoing glitches with the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) website,...

  • Vote by Mail Ballots Coming Soon

    Nov 7, 2013

    The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) has begun mailing more than 195,000 Sample Ballot Booklets to voters for the Dec. 3, 2013 Assembly District 54 Special Primary Election. In addition, about 80,000 Vote by Mail ballots will be mailed. Sample Ballot Booklets can also be viewed online. Assembly District 54 includes parts or all of Baldwin Hills, Century City, Crenshaw, Culver City, Inglewood, Jefferson Park, Ladera Heights, Leimert Park, Los Angeles, Mar Vista, Mid...

  • Radar Guns, Water and Salute to Veterans

    Neil Rubenstein|Nov 7, 2013

    By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Whatever happened to acid rain? Would you believe the Los Angeles Aqueduct bringing water from the Owens Valley is 100 years old? And then there is the anniversary of the four-level interchange which was completed in 1953, some 60 years ago. After trying for many years to reduce the coyote population in inland Orange County communities with an education campaign aimed at removing food sources that attract them, the Garden Grove council recently voted to...

  • Dear Editor

    Letters|Nov 7, 2013

    Dear Editor, History in Los Angeles was made when its city council unanimously passed a ban on bullhooks. Years of work, tireless effort, and constant prodding by dedicated animal welfare advocates and the community, finally resulted in a victory for our elephants. We moved city hall. Then a horrible thing happened. Councilmember Cedillo offered a friendly amendment which supported the ban but would delay its effective date for three years. This was done to assuage the circus interests who...

  • Central City Association Endorses Candidates

    Nov 7, 2013

    The Central City Association (CCA) of Los Angeles announces its endorsements for California State Senate District 27 and Assembly District 54. CCA's endorsements are: • State Senate District 27 (Los Angeles, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Malibu, Topanga, Santa Clarity, Westlake Village) – Bob Hertzberg. Hertzberg understands the role of government in the private sector and how it can help or hinder its progress. His private sector experience, understanding of the issues, and belief in...

  • 'The Nutcracker' Celebrates 40 Years

    Nov 7, 2013

    Celebrating 40 years of performances, Westside Ballet of Santa Monica is excited to announce the 2013 performances of their holiday classic, The Nutcracker. Joining the company for the first time will be the Santa Monica College Symphony Orchestra, playing Tchaikovsky’s majestic score, led by conductor Dr. James Martin. Performances are set for November 30 and December 1, 2013 at The Broad Stage at Santa Monica at Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center. Martine Harley, Artistic Director of Westside Ballet of Santa Monica says “When I per...

  • Dear Editor

    Letters|Nov 7, 2013

    Dear Editor, Does fracking in Baldwin Hills concern you? On Tuesday December 3rd there is a special election. This is our opportunity to elect as our State Assembly member a Culver City favorite voted most popular elected official in 2008 because of his total dedication to the community. He will speak out and work on our behalf in Sacramento. Former Culver City Mayor Chris Armenta is running for 54th District seat. During the 2008 recession Mayor Armenta used his savvy as State auditor to...

  • Dodgers Should Bring Mattingly Back

    Mitch Chortkoff|Nov 7, 2013

    By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Cheer up, Dodger fans. I know you’re disappointed in the team’s inability to reach the World Series. Calm down. Take a deep breath. Realize the Dodgers had a fantastic season and there’s reason to be optimistic about the future, beginning next season. Yasiel Puig appears to be on the way to becoming a superstar. The new owners have demonstrated they’ll spend plenty of money to keep the team in playoff and then championship contention. As this column is being w...

  • Culver Art Group Presents Holiday Exhibit

    Nov 7, 2013

    The Culver City Art group will present a multi-media art exhibition of original artwork by its members at their 18th annual holiday show. The exhibition will be presented at the Playa Vista CenterPointe Club, 6200 Playa Vista Drive, Playa Vista on Saturday, November 9 from noon until 6 pm. Artists’ reception will begin at 3:30 pm. The exhibit will run for one day only. It is a juried event and awards are presented at the end of the day, with those who win raffle prizes being announced as well! The event is free and open to the public. For m...

  • Local Republicans To Meet

    Nov 7, 2013

    The Republican Party County Central Committee 54th Assembly District Board meets every second Tuesday of the month. The next meeting will be held on November 12 at 7 pm at Denny's Restaurant; 10700 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City (corner of Jefferson Blvd. and Overland Ave.) For further information contact Tyler Koteskey (tylerk65@gmail.com) or call (323) 251-5682. Please visit the website at: www.cagop54thad.com...

  • Police Blotter

    Culver City Police Department|Nov 7, 2013

    Commercial Burglary: On October 28 at 7:45 am officers responded to the 8500 block of National Boulevard regarding a burglary investigation. The officers met with the victim and she told them the following; the business was locked and secured and around 10:48 pm an unknown suspect used an object to smash the front door glass and entered the location. The suspect entered the location and then fled without removing any property. Theft: On October 29 at 11 am a victim came into the police departmen...

  • Little League Registration Begins

    Nov 7, 2013

    The Culver City Little League will be holding walk up registration on November 14 from 7 pm to 9 at the Veterans Memorial Building - Rotunda Room located at 4117 Overland Ave The program is open for boys and girls ages 5-13 for baseball and for girls ages 9-16 for softball Tryouts are required for all players age 7 and up and will be held at Culver City Park Little League Upper Fields (Bill Botts) on January 25 & 26, 2014 from 9 am to 1pm. A certified copy of a Birth Certificate and...

  • Culver Football Scores & Schedule

    Nov 7, 2013

    September LOSS - West Torrance 36 – Culver 15 WIN - Culver 41 –Peninsula 27 LOSS - Redondo 28 – Culver 14 LOSS - Paramount 34 – Culver 13 October LOSS - Bishop Amat 48 - Culver 26 WIN –Culver 27, Hawthorne 7 WIN --Culver 16, Inglewood 7 WIN –Culver 17, Santa Monica 14 November WIN –Culver 48, Morningside 0 8th at Beverly Hills...

  • Next Opponent: Beverly Hills (0-9)

    Mitch Chortkoff|Nov 7, 2013

    By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The truth is that a Culver City loss this week would be one of the hardest to digest in school history. Culver City can clinch the Ocean League championship by defeating a winless opponent that has given up at least 40 points in eight of its nine games. After Santa Monica beat Beverly Hills, 76-0, its coach, Travis Clark said "they are really hurting." It is a road game and nothing is certain in sports but, clearly, overconfidence should be the Centaurs' only bar...

  • Culver Palms To Hold Christmas Bazaar

    Nov 7, 2013

    The Culver-Palms United Methodist Women will hold their Annual Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 9. You can find all the items you need for Christmas including handmade gifts, jewelry, Christmas decorations, dish towels, needlecraft, home baked goodies, Santa's mistakes and much more. Lunch is available while shopping. The Culver-Palms United Methodist Church is located at 4464 Sepulveda Boulevard, one block south of Braddock in Culver City. The phone is (310)...

  • Paperny Hits Through El Segundo Block

    Nov 7, 2013

    The Centaurs' outside-hitter, Cassidy Paperny, hits through the El Segundo block. The Culver City High girls volleyball team is 19-6 overall and undefeated in Ocean League play at 4-0....