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BREAKING NEWS-Ed Little Dies

Former Culver City Councilman Ed Little died on Saturday according to informed sources. Little served as a director on the West Basin Water District Board until he resigned in may for health reasons. Little owned and operated Ed Little Auto Service...

Memorial Set for Coach and Civic Activist Rick Hudson

A memorial service and a Celebration of Life will be held Saturday August 16, at the Little League field located in Culver City's Bill Botts, honoring Rick Hudson. Hudson passed away unexpectedly on...

Council Moves Forward on Apartment Smoking Ban

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter If you’re old enough you may remember the commercial from the days when cigarette ads were allowed on TV—“just a silly millimeter longer.” On August 11,...

City Council Meeting in a Minute

Here are some highlights from the City Council meeting of August 11, 2014. At this meeting, the City Council: • Announced the appointment of Scott Bixby to the position of Police Chief and Dave...

Fiesta La Ballona Presents Three Days of Music and Dancing

Fiesta La Ballona presents three days of free, live music and dancing as part of Culver City’s annual “Party in the Park” August 22-24. Fiesta is held at Veterans Park and is produced by the City of Culver City, local sponsors, and almost 100...

CCFD Warns Culver Businesses

The Culver City Fire Department issued warning last week stating there are "Fire Inspection" companies contacting Culver City businesses and performing unwarranted inspections. Culver City Fire...

Ahmed Tawfik Accepted to Army and Navy Academy

Ahmed Tawfik, son of Hossam and Rana Tawfil of Culver City, has been admitted to Army and Navy Academy, a military boarding school in Carlsbad, CA, for the 2014-2015 school year. He is one of the newest members of the Class of 2017.Army and Navy...

Lowe Enterprises Becomes Fiesta Sponsor

Fiesta La Ballona 2014 sponsorship chair Marcus G. Tiggs announced Lowe Enterprises as a first time Fiesta sponsor. Lowe Enterprises is a 42-year old full-service real estate firm specializing in...

Culver Employees Get a Raise

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter The hard times and belt-tightening Culver City has experienced for the last few years looks to be over, as the city has negotiated a new contract with general...

Samohi's Skaggs to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Tyler Skaggs, the Angels’ 23-year-old starting pitcher, will undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss the rest of this season and most likely all of next season....

A Woman Will Coach In the NBA

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The San Antonio Spurs are not only NBA champions they have the reputation of frequently being a few steps ahead of opponents in a variety of ways. I admire the Spurs...

Clippers Plan Fan Festival Monday

In recognition of Steve Ballmer becoming the new owner of the Clippers the team will hold a Fan Festival Monday from 12”30 pm to 1:30 at Staples Center. Ballmer and Coach Doc Rivers will then meet with the media AT...

State Legislators Drink the Happy Water in Sacramento

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Douglas Lydic, 29, escaped from a police car in December 2013 in Commodore, Pennsylvania while handcuffed. Prosecutors declined to charge him with fleeing since...

Dear Editor

I love the ninja turtle movies but I also love turtles. Real turtles are not ninjas, not appropriate pets for youngsters, and not legal to sell if their shells are less than 4 inches in diameter....

She Puts Pep in Your Step

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer You'd think someone with "English" as a surname would be destined to teach language and, in a roundabout way, that's just what Jackie English does. After all,...

Kentwood Players Announces Auditions for "INTO THE WOODS"

Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for the Tony Award winning musical "Into the Woods" with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine, on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from...

Culver City Film Festival Planned

Organizers of the inaugural film festival for Culver City have announced the first film festival will be held next year. Culver City has not hosted a film festival in several years since the now defunct Backlot Film Festival ceased operations. The...

MOVIE REVIEW: The Expendables 3

You know them. You love them. You have a kick-ass time with them. And they're back! Bigger and badder than ever, THE EXPENDABLES 3 has you breathless within the first 10 minutes, setting the stage...

MOVIE REVIEW: The Hundred Foot Journey

To paraphrase screenwriter Steven Knight, "Food is memories". Since the days of a feeble Oliver Twist innocently saying "Please sir, I want some more" to Scarlet O'Hara infamously avowing "I'll never ...

Kudos to Kaiser for Environmental Excellence

Sandra Coopersmith It should come as no surprise that Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center ("Kaiser"), which serves many in Culver City and surrounding communities, continues to garner...