Articles from the December 29, 2016 edition


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  • Former Culver City Mayor Boulgarides Dies

    Dec 29, 2016

    The Culver City Observer has learned that former Mayor and Councilman Dr. James Boulgarides has died. The Observer will have more information including planned services and Dr. Boulgarides contribution to Culver City in next weeks newspaper and online as soon as it becomes available....

  • Culver City Man Charged With Assault

    Dec 29, 2016

    A Culver City man accused in an attack on a transient at a Metro station in Hollywood last week was charged Monday with felony assault. James Anthony Hanson, 32, allegedly punched a 59-year-old homeless man in the face at the Hollywood/Vine Metro Station on Tuesday Dec 13. He has been charged with felony assault. The attack was without apparent provocation. Hanson pleaded not guilty to assault likely to produce great bodily injury and an allegation that he inflicted great bodily injury. Hanson...

  • Can Clippers Recover From Key Injuries?

    Mitch Chortkoff|Dec 29, 2016

    By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor First it was Blake Griffin with knee surgery. Then it was Chris Paul with a hamstring injury. Then J.J. Redic, also with a hamstring problem. “Something good is going to come out of this,” said Coach Doc Rivers. “Maybe a lineup I didn’t expect to click.” So far the Clippers have lost to Dallas the night after a healthier Clipper team beat San Antonio. Then the Clippers lost to the Lakers and Denver. This is serious because the Clippers are heading out of elite...

  • Don't Shoot Guns on New Year's Eve

    Dec 29, 2016

    Each return of New Year's Eve brings the opportunity to symbolically say good bye to old habits and outmoded things, and begin a new chapter in one's life with fresh ideas and a brighter outlook. Unfortunately and all too often, the celebration of brooming-out the old and welcoming-in the new is disrupted by indiscriminate gunfire into the air. The adage of "what goes up, must come down" rings especially true in this case, and with the acceleration of gravity, physics determine free-falling...

  • Westfield Assault Suspect Is Arrested

    Stephen Hadland|Dec 29, 2016

    Westfield Culver City was once a dangerous place to shop. Formerly known as the Fox Hills Mall, it appeared in movies featuring gang members. The transit center for buses was located in front of the site where May Company once stood. Patrons feared visiting the restroom. Crime was rampant. All that changed with the renovation of the shopping center, increased security and a more upscale image and clientele helped dropped the crime rate. Yet on November 16 shortly after noon a 90 year old man...

  • Center Theatre Group Selects Three Local Productions For Block Party At Douglas Theatre

    Dec 29, 2016

    Center Theatre Group has selected three local productions for the inaugural Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Block Party will remount Coeurage Theatre Company's production of "Failure: A Love Story" by Philip Dawkins, Echo Theater Company's production of "Dry Land" by Ruby Rae Spiegel and Fountain Theatre's production of "Citizen: An American Lyric" by Claudia Rankine and adapted for the stage by Stephen Sachs. Each production will have a...

  • Sales Tax Increase: Where Did the Money Go?

    Neil Rubenstein|Dec 29, 2016

    The power grabbers at Culver City city hall are laughing so hard their stomachs are hurting. I guess for years they thought we were so naive that we just got off the turnip truck. Well, our day is coming!!! Perhaps you remember the Council ran all over town to get us to vote for the increase in the sales tax, we are so trusting. I and others tried to tell everyone the increase would go to the big shots’ wages and pensions. The chart shown below was a public document request that shows money s...

  • Democratic Club to Discuss President-Elect Trump

    Dec 29, 2016

    The Culver City Democratic Club's monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday January 11 in the Veterans Building Rotunda Room 4117 Overland Avenue starting at 7 pm. All are welcome and the meeting is free. A Diversity Panel will discuss the diversity in the era of President Donald Trump. The club will also be voting on new officers for 2017....

  • Culver City Holiday Tree Recycling Is Underway

    Dec 29, 2016

    All homes, duplexes, apartment buildings, and condominiums will have a chance to PARK their TREE. Fox Hills Park, Syd Kronenthal, Culver West Park and Veterans Park will have a bin available to drop off your tree from December 26, 2016-January 31, 2017. Trees should have all plastic containers, metal stands and bars, ornaments, lighting and the bulk of tinsel removed. Flocked trees, or trees coated with a fire retardant will be accepted. Residents can also cut up their tree and place in the green waste bin for pickup on their regular refuse...

  • Rams To Host Arizona In Finale Sunday

    Fred Altieri|Dec 29, 2016

    By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter It's not a bad losing streak anymore... it's more like the plague. Thankfully for the Los Angeles Rams and their faithful there's only one game remaining in the 2016 season. Their on-field performance has been a literal disaster in sharp contrast to the organization's success in re-establishing its local roots during the past year. The Rams elevated the art of losing to a whole new level on Christmas Eve. The much-maligned San Francisco 49ers, under besieged...

  • Oregon Men Beat No. 2 UCLA, 89-87; USC Stays Unbeaten

    Steve Finley|Dec 29, 2016

    Pac-12 basketball for men and women started this week and if the game between UCLA and Oregon men is any indication this season is going to be a great one. Eleven on the 12 men’s teams have winning records and the one team that is below .500, Oregon State is also a solid team. No. 21 Oregon men beat No. 2 UCLA 89-87 on a last second three point shot by Dillion Brooks last Wednesday to drop the Bruins to 13-1 and 0-1 in Pac-12 play. The game was played in front of a sellout crowd of 12,364 in E...

  • Bo Jackson To Be Honored With A Scouts Dream Award At Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation's 14th Annual Fundraiser

    Dec 29, 2016

    Bo Jackson To Be Honored With A Scouts Dream Award At Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation’s 14th Annual Fundraiser One of the greatest professional athletes, Bo Jackson, will be honored with “A Scouts Dream Award, at the 14th annual Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation’s “In the Spirit of the Game” Spectacular on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Vincent Edward Jackson, also known as “Bo”, was certainly a scouts dream as the Auburn University superstar out of McCalla, Alabama impressed scouts and fans alike with hi...

  • What type of swim parent are you?

    Alan Tapley|Dec 29, 2016

    Editor’s note: Alan Tapley is the parent of two female swimmers, ages 12 and 14. Over the past eight years he has been with them at hundreds of meets and practices. He has had countless conversations with swimmers about what they would like the public to know about their pursuit of this grueling sport. The Tiger Parent. Your world is your young swimmer, and the only thing that matters is making sure that everything is as it needs to be for their ultimate success. When your swimmer is on deck you are fixing the hood on their swim parka to keep t...

  • Trojans Ride Eight-Game Winning Streak To Rose Bowl

    Steve Finley|Dec 29, 2016

    When the USC football team started the 2016 season with a 52-6 lost to Alabama on September 3, in Arlington, Texas a lot of people brushed it off because Alabama was the No. 1 ranked team in the nation. The next week the Trojans beat Utah State 45-7 but Utah State is not one of the better teams in the nation. USC started their Pac-12 season on September 17 against Stanford and September 23 against Utah. The Trojans lost both of those games and the talk around the USC campus was the Trojans...

  • Senator Mitchell to Chair State Senate Budget Committee

    Dec 29, 2016

    California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) has appointed Culver City’s State Senator Holly J. Mitchell to Chair the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee. Mitchell is the first African American and only the second woman to chair the committee in the history of the California State Senate. Senator Mitchell released the following statement: “I am honored by the confidence that the Pro Tem has bestowed upon me and am humbled by the tremendous responsibility that comes with crafting a budget that reflects the valu...

  • City Manager's Update

    John Nachbar|Dec 29, 2016

    City / West Los Angeles College Liaison Board - The second meeting of the City / West Los Angeles College Liaison Board meeting was held on December 5. Council Members Göran Eriksson and Thomas Small, along with City Manager John Nachbar and WLAC President Dr. Jim Limbaugh (pictured below) had an engaging conversation about economic development and how the City and College can work together on projects and programs beneficial to the local economy. Community Development Director Sol Blumenfled...

  • An Interview With Neil Sedaka

    Steven Lieberman|Dec 29, 2016

    Singer, songwriter, composer, pianist and living legend Neil Sedaka will bring his famous catalogue of music to the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on January 14 on his exclusive 12-city concert tour. Sedaka, 77, will be singing all of his big hits, which include "Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen," "Calendar Girl," "Laughter in the Rain," "Solitaire," "Love Will Keep Us Together (also a No. 1 hit for Captain & Tennille)," and "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do," among many others. When Sedaka was not...

  • Culver Students Visit White House

    Lyra Small|Dec 29, 2016

    When we got wind of the opportunity to cover holiday decorations at the White House for KSM KidScoop Media, We thought, “Well, this will be fun, but’s it a bit of a soft news story. The Obamas have so much to teach us. What are we going to learn from holiday decorations?” But as soon as we arrived, read the press release and toured the White House we realized that nothing Mrs. Obama does is without a purpose, a message, or a mission for social good. For this 2016 White House Christmas, the overall theme is “The Gift of the Holidays,” which ref...

  • The First Lady's Last White House Christmas

    Emilien Sahli|Dec 29, 2016

    After missing two days of school, I am on a plane, going back to LA, and coming from an unforgettable experience. My name is Emilien Sahli, and Michelle Obama said hello to me. I should explain… On the last day of Thanksgiving break my dad called me into his office, and told me that we had an opportunity to meet with Michelle Obama in Washington DC, and that we were leaving the next day. Kidscoop Media, a group that takes kid journalists to interview and report on famous people, chose me to see the Christmas decorations and Michelle Obama at t...

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