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Articles from the December 21, 2017 edition

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 By Bill Seals    Sports    December 21, 2017

Chargers Still Have Playoff Hopes

The Los Angeles Chargers' 2017 season has been like a roller coaster ride. Up and down, never dull and never ending. The season started with a four-game losing streak, followed by a three-game...

 

Christmas Gift? Rams Win Their Division

Christmas 2017 came a day early for the City of Los Angeles. Completing one of the more memorable turn-arounds in NFL history the Los Angeles Rams won the NFC West division title for the first time...

 

Culver City Firefighters Return Home

Culver City Firefighter were part of Strike Team XLA1075A which was dispatched to assist with the Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. The team consisted of firefighters from Culver...

 

Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley – Thomas Resigns

Culver City Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley Thomas announced today (Wednesday) that he was resigning his seat effective December 31 due to undisclosed health issues. He had previously taken a two-week...

 

My 20-Year Memories Of Kobe Bryant

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This column by sports editor Mitch Chortkoff appeared two years ago in the Observer and is being run again due to recent requests from readers) It was 1996 and I was in Honolulu...

 

Inglewood Bans Commercial Marijuana Sales

In Inglewood the City Council confirmed an earlier decision to ban the commercial sales of marijuana in the city following a public hearing September 26, at City Hall. A discussion about the proposed...

 

My Holiday Wishes

Did you see that little video online with the woman feeding a baby polar bear? From a few days after birth, it jumps to a week, then lists the number of days up to about three months as we see the...

 

Culver's Winter Track Classic Is A Success

The second annual Culver City Winter Track Classic sprinted out of the blocks at Culver City High last Saturday morning, December 16 in ideal weather conditions. Over 100 athletes of different ages...

 

Changing of the Guard: Rams Rout Seahawks

There's a new sheriff in the NFC West... wearing a blue helmet with white horns. The reign of the Seahawks came crashing down at CenturyLink Field as the Los Angeles Rams pillaged Seattle, 42-7. The...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    December 21, 2017

With A Loss Chargers Playoff Chances Suffer

The Los Angeles Chargers have come a long way from their 0-4 start. They won four straight and seven of nine games to get over .500 and back into the playoff race. They had overcome some early season...

 

Indianapolis To Host NBA ALL-STAR 2021

The NBA announces that Indianapolis has been selected to host NBA All-Star 2021. The 70th NBA All-Star Game will take place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home of the Indiana Pacers, on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021. This will mark the second NBA All-Star in...

 

Albert Vera Pulls Papers to Run for City Council Seat

Business owner, Civil Service Commissioner and lifelong Culver City resident Albert Vera officially pulled papers to appear on the April, 2018 City Council ballot on Monday, December 18. Flanked by...

 

City Council Election Filing Opens

On Monday December 18 filing opened for two seats on the city council. The General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 for two seats on the City Council, each for a full term...

 

Sony Pictures Entertainment Donates Digital Projection System For Veterans Memorial Building

On December 11 the City Council of the City of Culver City presented a Commendation to Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) in recognition for its donation of a digital projection system for the Auditorium in Veterans Memorial Building. “Sony...

 

Weekly Meetings For Women's Club

Every Tuesday at 9:30 am and every Thursday at 9 am members from the Culver City Woman's Club meet in front of the Baskin Robbins kiosk near J.C. Penney's at the Westfield Culver City mall to walk...

 

Recycle Your Tree

Culver City Christmas trees will be collected by the sanitation department at no charge. Residents must prepare their tree for collection by removing all plastic containers, metal stands and bars, ornaments, lights and the bulk of tinsel. Flocked...

 

Culver City Disability Services Awarded by US Congress

The Culver City Disability Advisory Committee and Disability Services Program was awarded with a 2016 Congressional Recognition of Excellence Award from Representative Karen Bass (California 37th...

 

Alex Smith Signs With Wisconsin

Alex Smith Signs With Wisconsin Culver City High School Football player Alex Smith a defensive back signs his National Letter of Intent (NLI) with the University of Wisconsin Badgers today at Culver...

 

SANDY SEGAL YOUTH HEALTH CENTER WILL LET THEIR DREAMS SAIL

Save the date for the annual Friends of the Sandy Segal Youth Health Center annual fundraising gala on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The theme of the event this year is Let Their Dreams Sail. Councilman Jim B. Clarke will be honored for his many...

 

Cirque du Soleil's "Luzia" Opening Night at Dodger Statium

Cirque du Soleil's "Luzia" had its opening night under their famous big-top tent on Parking Lot 1 at Dodger Stadium and did not disappoint. It was a visually pleasing, Mexican-themed production that...

 

Services Held For Milt Chortkoff

Milt Chortkoff, who developed his dry cleaners in Burbank into one of the most successful in the United States, died last Wednesday of cancer at 87. Although cousin Mitch became nationally known due to his passion for basketball through his Observer...

 

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