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  • MovieMaker Magazine Names Santa Monica College Among 30 Best Film Schools in the U.S. & Canada

    Jul 18, 2024

    MovieMaker magazine has once again named Santa Monica College (SMC) one of the best film schools in North America. This year, SMC appears on the 30 Best Film Schools in the U.S. & Canada list, alongside institutions such as AFI Conservatory, Columbia University School of the Arts, Northwestern University, New York University, UCLA, and USC, among others. In 2022, SMC was named to MovieMaker's Top 40 in the U.S. & Canada list, as well as its Top 12 in the U.S. West and Northwest list. The annual...

  • John Riordan Dies at 96

    Jul 11, 2024

    Longtime business owner and Culver City philanthropist has passed away. He was named citizen of the year in 2017. John was a generous contributor to numerous community organizations such as: Culver City Little League, El Marino Elementary Language School, Culver City High School Vanguard Program, Culver City Education Foundation, Culver City Firefighters, Los Angeles Police Explorer Scout Program, Culver-Palms YMCA, The Senior Coalition, Muscular Dystrophy Association, The Jeffrey Foundation,...

  • Dodgers Recall James Outman And Gus Varland

    Jul 11, 2024

    The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled outfielder James Outman and right-handed pitcher Gus Varland, optioned left-handed pitcher Nick Ramirez and placed outfielder Jason Heyward on the injured list with a left knee bone bruise. Outman, 27, returns for his second stint with the team after playing in 36 games for the Dodgers this season. In his first stint, he hit .148 with three homers and 10 RBI. He played in 38 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City, slashing .279/.393/.531 with nine homers and 21 RBI....

  • Centaurs Look To Stay Unbeaten This Summer On The Gridiron

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|Jul 11, 2024

    Culver City high school's varsity football team with try to stay unbeaten this summer when they battle a group of talented schools in the Culver City Invitational Passing Tournament that starts this Saturday at 9 a.m. at Culver City high school. The Centaurs are 12-0 this summer after going 7-0 in the El Rancho Tournament and 5-0 at the Redondo Union Tournament on June 22. The Centaurs appear to have talent at every position according to head football coach Jahmal Wright. "I am excited," said...

  • Don Ericson 1940-2024, Former Culver City Police Officer

    Jul 11, 2024

    Don Ericsson was born on March 31, 1940 in Texas and passed peacefully on June 13, in Culver City. He is survived by his devoted partner, Darlene Larsen, son Dean and daughters in law Patti Ericsson (wife of Dean) and Shannon Burton Ericsson (widow of Daniel), brother Eric and sister Alesta. He is preceded in death by loving wife Carolyn Sue Ericsson and son, Daniel. At a young age Don journeyed with his mother and two siblings from Texas to California where he established his roots and embraced the community he lived in and served in Culver...

  • Vikings rookie cornerback Khyree Jackson killed in car accident

    Jul 4, 2024

    Minnesota Vikings rookie cornerback Khyree Jackson, the 108th overall pick in this year's NFL draft, died in a three-car accident that also killed two of his high school teammates in Upper Marlboro, Md., early Saturday morning. He was 24. The three-car crash was caused by a suspected drunk driver, according to the authorities in Maryland. Jackson, the former Oregon Ducks cornerback who once quit football to work at a grocery store, was selected in the fourth round by the Vikings. Jackson played...

  • Adem Bona of UCLA is selected by Philadelphia in the 2024 NBA Draft

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Jul 4, 2024

    Despite a disappointing season from the 2023-2024 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team, the Bruins were able to send one of their players to the NBA. Center Adem Bona was selected with the 41st overall pick in the second round by the Philadelphia 76ers. The two-round draft was held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, with the first round held on Wednesday Night and the second round held on Thursday afternoon. Bona played his high school basketball at Prolific Prep High School in Napa,...

  • Lakers select Tennessee star Dalton Knecht in the 2024 NBA Draft

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Jun 27, 2024

    The Los Angeles Lakers needed outside shooting and new head coach JJ Redick, a former sharpshooter himself, can recognize a good shooter when he sees one. With the 17th overall pick in the first round, the Lakers selected Dalton Knecht of the Tennessee Volunteers. Knecht was selected as the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Player of the Year in the 2023-2024 season. Knecht averaged 21.7 points per game in 36 games in leading the Volunteers to the Elite 8 of the men's NCAA Basketball Tournament,...

  • UCLA Hires Joanna Hayes as Director of Track & Field/Cross Country

    Jun 27, 2024

    LOS ANGELES - UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame member and Olympic gold medalist Joanna Hayes returns to UCLA as the new The Sherie L. and Donald G. Morrison UCLA Director of Track & Field/Cross Country. Hayes previously served as an assistant coach for the Bruins from 2014-16 and for USC from 2017-24. "I am honored to return to UCLA as the Director of Track & Field and Cross Country. This opportunity represents a full circle moment for me, and I am grateful to Martin Jarmond for trusting me to lead...

  • Jrue Holiday wins the 2024 NBA Title with the Boston Celtics

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Jun 20, 2024

    UCLS Athletics Department Contributed to this story. Former UCLA guard Jrue Holiday helped lead the Boston Celtics to the 2024 NBA Championship on Monday night, as the Celtics won the title in five games in a best-of-seven game series against the Dallas Mavericks at TD Garden in Boston. Holiday scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the 106-88 win over the Mavericks in that final game. The championship was the 18th in Boston Celtics history, giving them an 18-17 edge over the Los Angeles...

  • Los Angeles Chargers sign Ohio State sprinter Praise Olatoke

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Jun 20, 2024

    The Los Angeles Chargers have signed former Ohio State sprinter Praise Olatoke from the NFL's International Pathway Program (IPP). The IPP Class of 2024 consists of 16 of the top international athletes from around the world. Olatoke was born in Nigeria and raised in Scotland. He was a sprinter at Ohio State, with a best of 10.27 in the 100 meters. As part of the IPP, Olatoke will not count on the 90-man training camp roster, so he will in effect be a 91st member of the Chargers squad in...

  • Culver City high school Powder Puff Football

    Jun 20, 2024

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  • Looking back on another successful CCHS athletic year

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|Jun 13, 2024

    First, the Culver City newspapers, the Culver City News and the Culver City Observer would like to thank one of the best sports photographers in the Los Angeles area, George Laase. For many years Laase has made Culver City high school sports come to life through the lens of his camera. When it comes to Culver City high school Laase never says no. There is an old saying in journalism, a Picture is worth a thousand works. Once again, the Centaurs produced a lifetime of memories on the field,...

  • Culver City papers honor the best athletes and coaches

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|Jun 6, 2024

    Once again Culver City high school athletes and coaches competed at an elite level during the 2023-2024 athletic season. Gifted athletes make coaches look good and outstanding coaches make athletes look. It's a two-way street that meets at the fork in the road. Over the past 60 years the high school has been fortunate enough to have student athletes and coaches that are some of the bests in the state. This year is no exception. Morgan Maddox was remarkable on the track and Evan Reiter was...

  • Memorial Service for coach Aki Wilson Postponed

    Jun 6, 2024

    Aki Wilson, who's Memorial Service was scheduled for Friday, May 24 HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE. Wilson died of a heart attack on Wednesday, May 1. The Culver City high school graduate was one of the greatest athletes in Culver City high school history and he was also a member of the Culver City high school Sports Hall of Fame....

  • CCHS ends the athletic season on a high note

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|May 30, 2024

    The Culver City high school 2023-24 athletic season ended last Saturday at Buchanan high school in Clovis California at the CIF state track and field meet finals. It was a near perfect Hollywood ending for the Centaurs track team. There are over 1,200 high schools in California and Culver City placed second in the girls 200 meters, third in the girls and boys 400 meters and fourth in the boys 4X400 meter relay. Morgan Maddox was second in the 200 meters with a time of 23.60, she placed third in...

  • Pac-12 Conference football will be televised on the CW Network in 2024

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|May 30, 2024

    With the departure of UCLA, USC, and eight other schools, the Pac-12 Conference is down to just two teams, but they still have a pulse after the two remaining teams agreed to a TV contract with the CW Network and FOX for the 2024 football season. The Oregon State Beavers and the Washington State Cougars will play a combined 13 home games in 2024, with 11 games televised on the CW Network, an OTA Network available in 100% of homes, and the other two games on FOX. The CW Network is available local...

  • Pac-12 Conference football will be televised on the CW Network in 2024

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|May 23, 2024

    With the departure of UCLA, USC, and eight other schools, the Pac-12 Conference is down to just two teams, but they still have a pulse after the two remaining teams agreed to a TV contract with the CW Network and FOX for the 2024 football season. The Oregon State Beavers and the Washington State Cougars will play a combined 13 home games in 2024, with 11 games televised on the CW Network, an OTA Network available in 100% of homes, and the other two games on FOX. The CW Network is available local...

  • Eight CCHS track student-athletes will run in the State Meet

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|May 23, 2024

    There are 560 high schools in the CIF Southern Section and Culver City high school qualified eight student-athletes for one of the most prestigious high school track and field meets in the nation, the California State Meet. The meet will take place on Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25 at Buchanan high school in Clovis. The prelims are Friday, and the finals are Saturday starting at 4:30 p.m. To advance to the state meet the Centaurs competed in the CIF Southern Section Masters Meet last...

  • Centaur track teams feature two of the fastest in the state

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|May 16, 2024

    For the first time in Culver City high school's track and field history the school has two runners that have recorded the fastest times in the state of California. Last weekend in the CIF Division 2 finals Morgan Maddox moved to the top of the list in the girls 400 meters and Duaine Mayrant is the number one 400-meter runner in the boys' division. This all happened at Moorpark high school last Saturday when they both competed in the division finals. Maddox ran 53.50 and Mayrant was clocked in 47...

  • Culver City high school dream baseball season comes to an end

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|May 16, 2024

    Sometimes dreams don't come true and that's what happened to the Centaur baseball team last Tuesday when they were beaten by Camarillo high school 6-4 on the road in the CIF Division 4 semifinal game. Culver City was one game away from making history as the first baseball team to make it to the finals. The Centaurs finished their dream season with a great 25-5 record that included three playoffs wins, a first-place finish in the tough Bay league and memories that will last a lifetime. Last...

  • Eight CCHS track student-athletes will run in the State Meet

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|May 9, 2024

    There are 560 high schools in the CIF Southern Section and Culver City high school qualified eight student-athletes for one of the most prestigious high school track and field meets in the nation, the California State Meet. The meet will take place on Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25 at Buchanan high school in Clovis. The prelims are Friday, and the finals are Saturday starting at 4:30 p.m. To advance to the state meet the Centaurs competed in the CIF Southern Section Masters Meet last...

  • Centaur baseball advances to the CIF quarterfinals

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|May 9, 2024

    People say good things come to those who wait. For the 2024 Culver City high school varsity baseball team they didn't have to wait that long. Last year they took last place in the Bay league with a record of 3-7 and this year they won the league championship with a record of 7-3. Their overall record last year was 9-13-1and their record this year is a remarkable 24-4. Last Tuesday they won their second straight CIF Division 4 playoff game 1-0 against Riverside Roosevelt at Roosevelt. "It feels...

  • UCLA Men's Basketball announces the addition of two more to the Roster

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|May 9, 2024

    The UCLA Bruins men's basketball team continued it's transformation from a very young and inexperienced team to a roster full of experienced starters with the addition of two more transfers. The Bruins added forward Tyler Bilodeau, a 6-foot-9 forward from Oregon State and followed that up with the addition of 6-foot-9 center William Kyle III, who played last season at South Dakota State. Bilodeau started all 32 games last season for Oregon State, averaging 14.3 points per game and 5.7 rebounds...

  • Culver City's high school track and field team ready for CIF Finals

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|May 9, 2024

    The boys' and girls' varsity track and field teams will be in action Saturday at Moorpark high school when they will be competing in the CIF Division 2 Finals. The field events start at 11 a.m. and the first running event starts at 12 noon. The Centaurs will be well represented in this prestigious meet. Morgan Maddox, who is one of the fastest runners in the state is expected to win the girls 200- and 400-meter dashes. Last week she recorded the fastest qualifying times in both events. She ran...

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