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  • Jul 11, 2024

    If you have already filed your DBA and it needs to be published, just scan the front page of the certified copy and email it to: publisher@culvercityobserver.com. We will publish it for 4 weeks. After the final run we will file a Proof of Publication with the county clerk. Our fee is $59. Be sure to include your phone number so we can call you for payment .I need to have this information to prepare the paperwork for your DBA: 1. Name you’ve selected for your business 2. Any additional names 3...

  • COVID-19 Cases Increase

    Dec 21, 2023

    As COVID-19 Transmission Indicators Increase, Common-Sense Precautions offer Important Protection from Exposures, Transmission and Severe Illness Three weeks after Thanksgiving, Los Angeles County is seeing an increase in indicators of COVID-19 transmission. With cases rising, new variant strains emerging, and the ongoing risk of Long COVID, residents may want to consider taking common sense precautions to limit exposures, transmission and severe illness. This includes wearing a high-filtration...

  • As COVID-19 Transmission Indicators Increase Precautions offer Important Protection from Exposures, Transmission and Severe Illness

    Dec 14, 2023

    Three weeks after Thanksgiving, Los Angeles County is seeing an increase in indicators of COVID-19 transmission. With cases rising, new variant strains emerging, and the ongoing risk of Long COVID, residents may want to consider taking common sense precautions to limit exposures, transmission and severe illness. This includes wearing a high-filtration mask in high-risk situations, testing when symptomatic, remaining home when sick, and importantly, getting the updated COVID-19 vaccine soon....

  • Cannabis Market In-Depth Analysis and Marketing Strategies by 2031

    Mar 16, 2023

    PORTLAND, OREGON - For the treatment of a number of disorders, doctors recommend cannabis, often known as marijuana. Due to production and political constraints, the use of cannabis as medicine has not undergone extensive testing, which has limited the amount of clinical research that can be done to determine the safety and effectiveness of utilizing cannabis to treat ailments. The outbreak of coronavirus has had a serious impact on the growth of the global cannabis market, mainly due to the pre...

  • New treatment for COVID unlikely to receive US authorization

    Feb 9, 2023

    An experimental treatment halved hospitalizations for COVID-19, but don’t expect it to reach U.S. pharmacies anytime soon. The medicine is a single injection of interferon lambda, a version of a natural human molecule that amplifies antiviral action in the respiratory tract. In a study of nearly 2,000 people in Brazil and Canada, the medication reduced the need for hospitalization in vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, during both the delta and omicron waves. The findings were published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Because it a...

  • Why should we trust the 'experts'? They always fail us when it matters

    Letters|Jan 26, 2023

    By Jon Coupal President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association There’s an old joke about the origins of the word “expert.” The story is that it is a combination of the word “ex” – meaning a has-been – and “spurt” – defined as a drip under pressure. Therefore, “expert” means a has-been drip under pressure. Like it or not, we all rely on experts in our daily lives. But Americans are losing trust in experts, according to the Pew Research Center. Trust in scientists and medical scientists, ini...

  • Why should we trust the 'experts'? They always fail us when it matters

    Letters|Jan 19, 2023

    By Jon Coupal President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association There’s an old joke about the origins of the word “expert.” The story is that it is a combination of the word “ex” – meaning a has-been – and “spurt” – defined as a drip under pressure. Therefore, “expert” means a has-been drip under pressure. Like it or not, we all rely on experts in our daily lives. But Americans are losing trust in experts, according to the Pew Research Center. Trust in scientists and medical scientists, ini...

  • 44th Annual Holiday Art Sale

    Dec 22, 2022

    Santa Monica College’s 44th Annual Holiday Art Sale, featuring a wide range of creative works in various media, will be a three-day event again this year. The sale will be held Friday, December 16, through Sunday, December 18. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The popular sale will be held in the East Wing Music Hall, located at the SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street (at Santa Monica Boulevard), Santa Monica. Ample free parking on premises. SMC’s Holiday Art Sale is a oncea- year opp...

  • SMC Voice Showcase on October 23

    Oct 20, 2022

    The Santa Monica College (SMC) Music Department will present the SMC Voice Showcase, a concert featuring a selection of talented SMC voice students performing in different genres. The concert will be held Sunday, October 23, at 2 p.m. in The Edye at the SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street (at Santa Monica Boulevard), Santa Monica. Under the direction of SMC Opera Theatre director Janelle DeStefano and SMC Choirs conductor Jeremiah Selvey, the students will sing a selection of...

  • The Last Pastrami Sandwich

    Jun 9, 2022

    An apparent victim of Covid and Postmates, as Izzy's is now for lease. By David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer Oy gevalt. Izzy's restaurant, which used to sport optimistic signs saying, "See you again soon!" now has signs that say, "For Lease." It appears that the fifty year old restaurant has closed for good, another victim of the Coronavirus pandemic and Postmates apocalypse. We spoke to the real estate agent whose name is on the sign in the window for lease. He confirmed that the entire 5200...

  • Fiesta LA Ballona Returns to August

    May 12, 2022

    The Culver City Council rejected the recommendation of the of the Fiesta LA Ballona Committee to keep the Fiesta in October just prior to Halloween. The council moved it back to the last weekend in August. The 2022 Fiesta was cancelled due to the fear of spreading the Coronavirus pandemic. The event returned in 2021 on Halloween weekend The 2022 Fiesta LA Ballona will be held on August26-28 in Veterans Park....

  • 'Fraudulent' Covid-Testing Company Agrees to Refund Clients in LA County

    Apr 28, 2022

    Culver City residents who paid for their coronavirus tests at Sameday Health may qualify for refunds. Sameday Health, a Venice-based COVID-19 testing company, allegedly falsified and forged test results, according to a complaint released this week by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, which reached a $22.5 million settlement with the company. Sameday Technologies, which operates under Sameday Health, has 55 testing sites throughout the country, with 16 locations in Los Angeles County. In C...

  • Addressing long-term pandemic anxiety in children

    Apr 28, 2022

    Courtesy Baylor College of Medicine Young children growing up during the pandemic have faced confusion and fear surrounding coronavirus and their safety. As we enter a new phase of the pandemic, parents are navigating how to keep their children safe while also considering the long-term impact that the virus will have on their children. A Baylor College of Medicine expert offers tips. "Parents should have a clear idea of what their thoughts are about the virus and get on the same page as their pa...

  • L.A.'s Inflation 6.6% Rate Highest in 30 Years That's up from 1.5% a year ago.

    Apr 7, 2022

    Inflation’s hit to a Southern Californian’s checkbook hasn’t been this hard in 31 years — a time when “Home Alone” was a blockbuster hit and George H. W. Bush was president. Consumer prices in Los Angeles and Orange counties rose at a 7.6% annual rate in March, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Everything from gasoline and household fuels to used cars and appliances and even recreation got really expensive. Inflation has risen a long way from 1.5% in December 2020. These cost jumps are by no means just a local phenomenon....

  • Local Briefs

    Feb 17, 2022

    City Rejects Vaccine Mandates 2/8/22: Santa Monica will not require that indoor restaurants and other businesses, require vaccines in order to enter their businesses. After City Staff presented a study stating that indoor vaccine mandates were unnecessary, Councilmembers agreed that the measure was not necessary at this time. Chief Resilience Officer Lindsay Call, who delivered the staff presentation, said that an expanded mandate is not recommended for SM because vaccination rates high in town. Call stated that there is a lack of data...

  • Nine CSU's Begin Semester Online

    Jan 13, 2022

    Cal State Long Beach will join a growing group of CSUs starting the spring semester online because the coronavirus once again surges through the state and nation. As the omicron-driven spike in cases continues spreading, nine of the 23 CSU campuses, as of Thursday, have opted to start the semester online: Sacramento, Los Angeles, Channel Islands, San Diego, Fresno, San Marcos, East Bay, San Francisco and now Long Beach, CSU spokeswoman Toni Molle said. Most will go virtual for two weeks.CSULA will go online for three weeks and CSULB will be...

  • 5000 Flight Cancellations at LAX

    Jan 13, 2022

    So far in 2022, 5000 flight cancellations have been reported from LAX. The highly transmissible Omicron variant has once again intensified personal risk calculations around once routine activities, such as air travel. One silver lining for those who are flying in the first few months of 2022 is that Airfares are down. The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is up to three times more infectious than the Delta variant, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The risk of travel is probably not higher with Omicron however....

  • Omicron Now 85% of Cases

    Jan 13, 2022

    by Alyssa Erdley Observer Staff January 7, 2022 - During her weekly press conference yesterday, Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Director of Public Health, appeared optimistic about the apparently lower hospitalization and death rate during the latest surge of Covid-19. In just one week, Omicron went from 54% of sequenced samples to 85%. The number of Delta variant cases in the population is lower than at any time since that variant crowded out the previous version of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, sometime during last summer. "Unlike the last winter surge, when...

  • Flight Cancellations Across US

    Jan 6, 2022

    By Wire services and Observer Staff On Thursday, United and Delta announced more than 1000 more cancellations due to rain and staff shortages tied to the omicron variant of COVID-19. Some of the cancellations are as late as January 14, 2022. Some passengers have been sleeping in airport for days, in order to standby for a flight West Coast airports have been hard hit. Sea Tac Airport, an Alaska Airlines hub, cancelled 1000 flights through the middle of January It started on Christmas Eve, when...

  • SMMUSD Mother Protests Renewal of PCR Test Contract for Schoolchildren

    Dec 16, 2021

    By Maria Loya, Local Mom The CDC is discontinuing use of the test which returns too many false positives We have all gone through collective trauma as a result of COVID. In August the SMMUSD School Board approved the COVID Surveillance Program that included the required weekly PCR test along with the indoor and outdoor masking of our children in order for them to receive in person public education. Many parents felt coerced to consent to the PCR test in order to have their children return to in-person schools. The Covid Surveillance Program...

  • We Want Your Blood

    Dec 9, 2021

    The American Red Cross' blood supply is at historically low levels as the holiday season approaches. Blood donations typically wane during the holiday season, but the shortage is being compounded by the ongoing challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Red Cross. People who give blood or plasma through Dec. 16 will be entered for a chance to win a private screening of "The Matrix Resurrections." The winner and 50 friends will be able to see the movie in a theater, plus the Red Cross will give the winner a $750 gift card for...

  • LAPD Arrest, Release 14 for Smash & Grab

    Dec 9, 2021

    3/3/21 (AP) Authorities announced more than a dozen arrests in recent smash-and-grab thefts at stores where nearly $340,000 worth of merchandise was stolen, part of a rash of organized retail crime in California. Fourteen people were arrested in connection with 11 brazen robberies between November 18 and 28, but all were released from custody, police Chief Michel Moore said. Most bailed out or met no-bail criteria, and one is a juvenile, he said. At a joint news conference, both Moore and...

  • Calif. Enforces School Vaccine Mandates

    Nov 4, 2021

    Chris Aluka Berry for Reuters (Reuters) California health officials said Wednesday the state will have 4,000 sites ready to administer 1.2 million Covid shots to children 5 to 11 years old as soon as the vaccines receive full approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The announcement came just a day after the Food and Drug Administration's advisory committee recommended vaccines from Pfizer and BioNTech for that age group. The more than 1.2 million vaccine doses will be...

  • Centaurs battle La Serna after unexpected bye week

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|Sep 23, 2021

    Sports all over the world are finding out that there is a secret and quiet opponent hiding just around the corner. That opponent is the coronavirus. The virus stopped Culver City high school's varsity football team from playing its biggest and most attractive home game of the year when Warren high school called Culver City at the last-minute last Friday to say someone on their team tested positive. The game had to be cancelled and it was a shock and disappointment to the coaches, players and...

  • Real Estate Heir Robert Durst found guilty of killing best friend

    Sep 23, 2021

    AP and Wire Services A Los Angeles County jury on Sept. 17th found real estate heir Robert Durst guilty of killing his close friend following a drawn-out trial in which prosecutors painted him as a narcissist who killed and lied to cover his tracks. Jurors – nine women and three men -- deliberated for just over seven hours over three days before announcing a verdict, which also included a guilty verdict on a charge of lying in wait and killing a witness. A sentencing hearing scheduled for Oct. 18. Durst, 78, who was not in the courtroom when t...

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