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 By David W. Myers    News    September 13, 2018 

City Hikes Efforts to Curb Coyote Invasion

Culver officials are ramping up their efforts to curb the City's growing problems with coyotes roaming local neighborhoods, including the establishment of a "dedicated coyote hotline" to report...

 

We Remember

Culver City Firefighters at all three stations gathered to remember the 2,983 people murdered at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2011. 412 first responders died including 343 New York City...

 
 By David W. Myers    News    August 30, 2018

Drones Heading to Culver City

Dozens of Culver City residents showed-up recently at the Seniors Center to learn more about the Culver City Police Department's controversial plan to launch a fleet of "Unmanned Aerial Vehicles."...

 

Culver City Firefighters Heading Home!

After 30 days battling the largest fire in California history, Strike Team XLA-1075A, made up of firefighters from the Culver City, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills fire departments are on their way...

 
 By David W. Myers    News    August 23, 2018

Details Emerge of Shooting Death in Culver

Law-enforcement officials have identified the knife-wielding man that was shot and killed last week in Culver City by officers as Michael Harrison, age 30. The shooting occurred shortly before 2 p.m....

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    August 9, 2018

Culver City Firefighters Battling Blazes Throughout California

After seven days on the fire lines at the Cranston Fire in Idyllwild, Strike Team XLA-1075A--consisting of 22 firefighters, five engine companies and a battalion chief--wearily headed north to fight o...

 
 By David W. Myers    News    August 9, 2018

'National Night Out' Draws More than 1,000 Visitors

More than 1,000 Culver City residents and other Westsiders joined dozens of local police officers and firefighters this week to celebrate "National Night Out," the annual countrywide event that's gear...

 

Police to Host 'National Night Out' on Tuesday

The Culver City Police Department will host the local celebration of "National Night Out" on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Veterans Memorial Park from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The department and its sponsors will...

 
 By David W. Myers    News    July 26, 2018

Culver Police May Get Rid of its 'Boneyard'

By David W. Myers Managing Editor After weeks of debate, the Culver City Council has approved the Police Department's request to spend up to $650,000 to outfit its Duquesne Avenue headquarters with...

 

CCFD Deployed on Idyllwild Fire

At 02:30am Thursday morning, a strike team including Culver City engine companies E41 & E43 along with Beverly Hills E1, E3 and Santa Monica E6 were deployed to the Cranston Fire burning in the...

 

Local Residents and Police to Meet

A Culver City-based nonprofit group will co-sponsor a meeting on Thursday, July 26, for residents of Culver and other parts of the Westside to meet with local law-enforcement officials to discuss their various security concerns and strengthen their...

 

FBI Hunts Suspect in Local Bank Robberies

The FBI announced the person who to robbed the downtown Culver City Branch of Bank of America was linked to 3 more bank robberies over the weekend in the cities of Gardena, Norwalk & Pasadena....

 

Coyotes Feast on 15 Carlson Park Cats

Culver City's ongoing problem with coyotes leaped to new heights on Tuesday, when three more cats were killed by the wild mongreals. The coyote situation is really out of control. Last night there...

 

Culver Police Provide Safety Tips As Vacation Season Hits its Peak

There were two burglaries in Culver City this past week, the Culver Police Department reports, adding that homeowners and renters should take extra safety-precautions as the summer vacation-season cre...

 
 By David W. Myers    News    July 5, 2018

Local Bank Robbery Thwarted

By David W. Myers Managing Editor A robbery at the Bank of America branch on Culver Boulevard in Downtown was thwarted Monday because the robber fled before the teller could hand over the cash that...

 

CORRECTION-Culver City Firefighters

Neil Rubenstein’s column in the June 14, 2018 edition of the Culver City Observer was in error. The story was about LA firefighters and the over time they are paid. The headline however read CC Firefighters. Culver City Firefighters are not...

 
 By Carole Bell    News    June 7, 2018

Wild Animal Sightings in Culver City

In response to multiple coyote sightings in Culver City neighborhoods recently, the Culver City Police Department will conduct a community presentation next Wednesday to explain how residents can...

 

Culver City Firefighters Make Quick Work of Apartment Blaze

Culver City Fire Department responded to an apartment fire at 4350 Overland Avenue Thursday Afternoon. The fire closed Overland between Braddock Drive and Farragut Drive. The fire was contained to an...

 

Pit Bulls Attack Culver City Residents

Three Culver City residents were attacked by two pit bulls that also injured another dog in San Francisco on Sunday morning, police said. The local residents -- two women, aged 43 and 18, and a...

 

CCPD Recruiting for Citizen's Police Academy

The Culver City Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy is designed to educate residents and local citizens on the various aspects of law enforcement. It is for those interested in learning more about how the Culver City Police Department...

 

Shots Fired in Veteran's Park

Wednesday night at 8:25 the Culver City Police Department received several calls of gun shots at the intersection of Barman Avenue and Elenda Street. Although after hours the location was close to...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    April 26, 2018

Culver City Trader Joe's Robbed

The Trader Joe's in downtown Culver City was robbed at gunpoint on Thursday, April 12. The thieves collected $4800 in cash from the store manager. Another Culver City Trader Joe's store, on Slauson...

 

Stolen Truck Crashes into Culver Home

Los Angeles Police Department pursued a stolen truck in West Los Angeles Wednesday morning, with the chase continuing into Culver City. The truck collided with a parked car, ultimately causing the...

 

CCPD Prescription Drug Takeback Saturday

Dispose of your old, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs safely and for free by bringing them to our prescription drug take back day. The event will be held on Saturday April 28th at the Culver...

 

Driver Killed in Crash on Washington Blvd

Carlos Gausman, 25, of Santa Monica was killed when his car hit a tree on Washington Blvd. April 6 after a hit and run accident he was speeding away from. Culver City Police received a call at 4:20 a.m. saying a single car had collided with a tree...

 

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