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 By Bill Seals    Sports    November 25, 2021

Chargers take on Denver after huge win over the Steelers

Brandon Staley, head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers, likes to say that he is a building a team that is "tough and resilient." To prove his point, the Chargers lead the NFL in fourth quarter...

 

A Swedish left-winger is helping with the LA Kings success

The LA Kings hockey team has been experiencing somewhat of a surge in their performance and in the standings, climbing out of the cellar in the Pacific Division to start the season, to now occupying f...

 

2021 NFL Power Rankings – Week 12

1. Arizona Cardinals (9-2): The Cardinals are the only team in the NFL with less than three losses and with a bye this week, they will remain a two-loss team until December 5th, when they travel to...

 

Culver City student dances Clara role In Westside Ballet's "The Nutcracker."

Westside Ballet's presentation of The Nutcracker has been a beloved Los Angeles classic since 1973, providing the perfect opportunity to introduce children to classical music and dance, and in so...

 

Legislation to Prioritize Hiring Locally Signed into Law by President Biden

President Biden on Tuesday signed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law, which includes a hiring provision authored by Congresswoman Karen Bass that will allow agencies like...

 

Keeping The Dream Alive At Petrelli's

What do you call a beloved Culver City landmark that serves up conviviality and heart along with wonderful food and is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year? George Petrelli Steakhouse, of...

 

Culver City graduate Williams steps into the major spotlight on Saturday

When Culver City high school graduate, Donte Williams was named the interim head coach at USC in September he was transformed from a well-known assistant coach to head coach of one of most...

 

Bear Necessities

A screaming 7-Eleven clerk in Olympic Valley, California got a closer wildlife encounter than she desired after a black bear strolled into the store and "used" the hand sanitizer station. A clip of...

 

Breakthrough Infection Rate Remains Steady

By Alyssa Erdley Subheadline: 11/17/22 - On Monday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health allowed the public one of its sporadic looks at the data regarding Covid-19 infections and deaths among the fully vaccinated. This extremely...

 

Winterlit for DTSM

"Self-Care Saturdays" Continue on the Third Street Promenade Through December 2021. Free workouts every Saturday morning plus a pop-up market featuring local artisan vendors and sustainable brands....

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    November 25, 2021

Bowl eligible Bruins to take on the Trojans

It took four seasons, but the UCLA Bruins football team is finally bowl eligible after a resounding victory over the Colorado Buffalos, 44-20 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The game was played Saturday night in front of an announced crowd of 36,573...

 

Loss to the Bulls highlights Lakers issues

Last Monday, a cascade of chanting rang down from the upper bowl of Staples Center. After chiding the referee for allowing gameplay to resume before he put on the shoe he lost, Anthony Davis picked...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    November 25, 2021

UCLA rallies to beat Villanova, gets ready for Gonzaga

November is usually a month reserved for some great college football, but last Friday night a Final Four type of game was played on the UCLA campus. In an early season matchup of two top five teams,...

 

Daytime Robbery of Dagwoods' Patrons is Inevitable Result of Soft Response to Lesser Crimes

By Alyssa Erdley News with Attitude November 17, 2021 - On Saturday, two patrons of Dagwoods Pizza were robbed during the lunch hour by a man claiming to have a gun. The two men were seated on the...

 

Local Actor Cast as FDR

Alan Toy has been cast as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in NBC's holiday spectacular "Annie Live!," set for Thursday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Toy joins an A-list ensemble that includes Taraji...

 

Local Briefs

Local Beach Warning An ocean water use warning is underway for several Los Angeles County beaches. These include Santa Monica beach, the LA County Department of Public Health announced Thursday night. "The warning has been issued due to bacterial...

 

Santa Monica Student to Dance Clara role In Westside Ballet's "The Nutcracker" at the Broad

By Jewels Solheim-Roe Westside Ballet's presentation of The Nutcracker has been a beloved Los Angeles classic since 1973, providing the perfect opportunity to introduce children to classical music...

 

Paris Parties on Pier

By David Ganezer Paris Hilton celebrated her wedding with a few lucky guests on the Santa Monica Pier Friday night, 11/12/21. I asked the young handsome actor type guy what folks were waiting for at...

 

Pico Branch Library Reopens

The Pico Branch Library will reopen for in-person services beginning Wednesday, December 1, city officials announced this week. "We couldn't be more thrilled to reopen our beloved branch in the Pico...

 

Removing Promenade Chairs Won't Solve Vagrant Problem

By Alyssa Erdley News with Attitude Public seating has been removed from the Third Street Promenade from Monday through Thursday. The chairs are replaced over the weekend when more actual shoppers arrive to spend time there. “Unhoused individuals.....

 

Robber Shoots at Victim Who Tried to Follow Him

By Alyssa Erdley 11/18 - Police are asking for witnesses to come forward regarding an armed robbery that occurred Monday, November 15 at around 2:00 pm. A man had parked his car in the 2600 block of...

 

Samohi Marching Band Takes First Place in Irvine Competition

The Santa Monica High School (Samohi) Marching Band is back on the field and making sweet music lately. The Samohi band recently captured first place in the 27th Annual Irvine Invitational Field...

 

Santa Monica Seeking Volunteers to Count the Homeless in January

By Jack Simon Santa Monica is looking for a few hundred volunteers to count the homeless people in their city. City officials announced this week that the annual Santa Monica homeless count will be held on January 26, 2022, after a one-year hiatus...

 

SMC's Emeritus Art Gallery to Host Online Virtual Launch Event for The Ongoing Moment Dec. 2

Author Readings Celebrate Collaborative Art and Writing Exhibit Yu.jpg: "Hold on Tight" (watercolor, 14 x 11 inches) by Adam Yu will be shown as part of The Ongoing Moment: Literature and Art from...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    November 25, 2021

Saving the US Postal Service

by Chuck Levin Saving the United States Postal Service and stopping disingenuous forces from dismantling and privatizing it must be a national priority. We have witnessed the destruction of our post...

 

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