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Culver Resident Glodney Honored for Career of Distinction

Culver City resident Carole Glodney, President of Goldrich Kest subsidiary GK Management Co., Inc. has been honored with the National Affordable Housing Management Association's (NAHMA) Industry...

 

HULU Streams Cirque Series That Became Reality for Local Culver City, CA Teen

Los Angeles, CA – Culver City native Ellowyn Stanton now lives the life of the character she portrayed in the highly rated, original children's live-action scripted series Big Top Academy (BTA),...

 

Center Theatre Group Honors the Life of Kirk Douglas

Movie legend and philanthropist Kirk Douglas passed away today Wednesday February 5. "Center Theatre Group is saddened by the passing of this truly great man," Center Theatre Group Artistic Director...

 

Center Theatre Group Honors the Life of Kirk Douglas

Movie legend and philanthropist Kirk Douglas passed away today Wednesday February 5. "Center Theatre Group is saddened by the passing of this truly great man," Center Theatre Group Artistic Director...

 

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Culver City

Culver City will remember and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr this weekend on what would have been his 91st birthday. Entitled Remembering King the event begins on Monday, January 20 a...

 

Culver City Man Nominated for National Fitness Trainer of the Year

Sixteen fitness coaches from across the Unites States are vying for the annual award, which honors trainers and coaches who have made a positive impact in the lives of their students and communities....

 

Carmen Lucero's 100th Birthday – Oct. 18, 2019

Carmen Lucero was born Maria Del Carmel Lucero to Jose Domingo and Ignacia Lucero nee Baca on Saturday Oct. 18, 1919 in Crowley, Colorado. Jose Domingo had moved his family to Crowley on the idea of...

 

Chasing Portraits

Elizabeth is the great-granddaughter of the Polish-Jewish artist, Moshe Rynecki (1881–1943). She grew up with his paintings prominently displayed on the walls of her family home and understood from...

 

Dr. Sarah Carpenter Dies at 66

Dr. Sarah Carpenter, an Icon in the community and the loving wife and mother of two, passed away on August 19 at the age of 66. Sarah (Sally) was born in 1952, She graduated from Stanford in 1975 and...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    August 1, 2019

Remembering the Culver City Store's Opening and the Man of Gold

It was a ritual for the late Dave Gold, the founder of 99 Cents Only Stores to have his vendors there before the Culver City store opened the first time. I was Publisher of the Culver City News then....

 

New Eagle Scouts

On Saturday, June 15, three Scouts from Scouting BSA Troop 927 were recognized for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. Candidates for Eagle Scout must earn 21 merit badges, rise through five ranks of...

 

RElayForLife_Grace Bohannon's poems

A Survivor’s Poem By Grace Bohannon I am a survivor. I don’t just survive, I thrive. I move with a positive vibe. I thrive. I step back in stride and I go on for life’s joyful ride. I thrive. Back on life’s stage to direct my part, with...

 

Culver City Nurse Spreads Love and Hope Around the World

Few employees can boast that they've worked in every hospital department, but in her 33 years at Southern California Hospital at Culver City, Enid McKenzie, RN, can do just that. McKenzie's career...

 

Newest Eagle Scout

Former Culver City resident Benjamin James, formerly of Culver City receives the highest honor in scouting. Benjamin was awarded Eagle Scout on Saturday, March 16. Earning the rank of Eagle Scout...

 

Celebrating Mayme A. Clayton's Legacy

"You can't really know where you are going until you know where you have been." That quote has been attributed to Maya Angelou and others, and it encapsulates the passionate commitment motivating the...

 

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright speaks at Robert Frost

Madeleine Albright is a smart woman. The kind of smart that is palpable. Her brilliance is not the brittle, kettle whistling of opinion and the need for approval. It is the steady pulsing of...

 

Scott Houston Elected President of West Basin Board Of Directors

At the January board meeting, the West Basin Municipal Water District board of directors elected Scott Houston to serve as its board president and Gloria D. Gray to serve as its board vice president...

 

Velazquez Named VP Of Property Management At G&K

Carlsbad resident Suzie Velazquez, a veteran in real estate development and management, has been named vice president of property management for Goldrich Kest, one of the industry’s largest companies. Velazquez will oversee a conventional...

 

'Hot Wheels' Collector Tracks Back to Westside

Larry Webb, who grew up in Culver City during the 1960s and '70s before fleeing to picturesque Northwest Oregon, finally came back to L.A.'s Westside this month. He didn't return to stroll our local...

 

Services Planed for Mark Crawford

The Culver City Public Works Department announced the passing of Mark Crawford, Facilities Maintenance Worker. Mark had been dealing with various medical issues over the past several weeks and he...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    August 9, 2018

Mitch Chortkoff Remembered

My friend, my coworker, my editor Mitch Chortkoff lost his battle with diabetes and related illnesses this week. He was 78. Mitch was a renowned sports writer in Los Angeles for 50 years. His knowledg...

 

Governor Reappoints Wright to Medical Board

Jamie Wright, 34, of Culver City, has been reappointed to the Medical Board of California, where she has served since 2013. Wright has been a senior counsel at Tyson and Mendes since 2018. She was man...

 

Saint Paul of Culver City

By Sandra Coopersmith When it comes to hands-on involvement in helping the poor and homeless, Paul Ehrlich, whom I would definitely rate as one of the good guys, is no slacker. Every Saturday morning...

 

Mitch Chortkoff Succumbs

Culver City Observer Editor and Sports Editor Mitch Chortkoff has died after a short illness. The announcement was made by Observer Publisher Stephen Hadland on Wednesday afternoon. Chortkoff covered...

 

Services Scheduled For Efrem Violin

Services have been scheduled for longtime resident and community activist Efrem Jules Violin. Born on May 24, 1927 Efrem passed away on June 21. He was 91. Services will be held at 11am on Monday June 25 at Hillside Memorial Park in Culver City....

 

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