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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....

 
 By Joseph Alvarez    News    June 14, 2018

NASCAR at The White House

I suppose Facebook can be good for something.... even though my parents say it's good for nothing. My mom belongs to a group where an opportunity went out to looking for a kid interested in being a...

 

Last Surviving 'Wizard of Oz' Munchkin Dies

Jerry Maren, the last surviving Munchkin from the classic movie "The Wizard of Oz" that was filmed at MGM in Culver City, had died at the age of 99. In the film, Maren played the green-garbed member...

 

"Celebration of Life" Scheduled for Mary Ellen Fernandez

Mary Ellen Fernandez was born to Duane and Helen Bales in Santa Monica on August 19,1936 and graduated from Santa Monica High School in 1954. She married Leonard Maisch in 1955 and their children, Deb...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    March 8, 2018

Services Held For Former Mayor Steven Rose

When I received the call on Monday at 2:40 pm that my good friend Steven Rose had succumbed to leukemia it felt like someone took the air out of the room I was in. Like many others in Culver City we...

 

Judge Antonio Barreto, Jr. Dies at 66

Antonio (Tony) Barreto, Jr., long-time Culver City resident and retired judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court, passed away in the loving presence of his family on January 15, 2018, after suffering...

 

Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Vice President Elana Wien Awarded Wexner Field Fellowship -------------

Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Vice President Elana Wien Awarded Wexner Field Fellowship ------------- _________________________________________________________ The Jewish Community...

 

Joan Agajanian Quinn Recipient Of The 2017 Ellis Island Medal Honored

The Los Angeles affiliate of the Armenian International Women's Association (AIWA) will honor Joan Agajanian Quinn, the recipient of the 2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honor at a luncheon on Saturday,...

 

Hope Parrish Named Historical Society President

On Wednesday, January 17, 2018 former Vice President of Programs Hope M. Parrish will be taking the helm of the Culver City Historical Society as its next president. Hope is a third-generation motion...

 

Tracy Blom Dies

Longtime Culver City resident Tracy Blom died at Southern California Hospital Culver City (formerly Brotman). he worked at his father's plumbing company Ray Blom Plumbing in Culver City. According to several sources he underwent back surgery....

 

Altars and All About Dia de Los Muertos

by Keira Mohammed Kid Scoop Media Correspondent Age 11, CCMS student Dia de Los Muertos is a day to celebrate the dead and a time for the spirits to come and rejoin the living. On my first Kid Scoop...

 

An Afternoon with Vaccine Pioneers

Since the beginning of time we have gone over hurdles and hurdles of different diseases. Today, many of those hurdles have already been jumped. Two of these hurdles were Measles and HIV/AIDS. Today I...

 

Las Vegas Shooting Victim Recovering

Kortney Spencer, a speech teacher at Farragut Elementary School in Culver City, was one of a reported 500 victims in the Las Vegas Shooting on October 1. Her sister Jodi Spencer Goldberg has set up a...

 

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