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MOVIE REVIEW: Honeymoon

Culver Disability Advisory Committee Welcomes New Member

Established by the City Council to provide advice on matters affecting persons with disabilities in the community, the Disability Advisory Committee has welcomed a new member, Dr. Janet Cameron Hoult, a professor emerita from CSULA. Dealing with...

Meeting in a Minute

City of Culver City Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission September 2, 2014 Here are some highlights from the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services (PRCS) Commission meeting of...

West Basin Awarded Half A Million

West Basin Municipal Water District was awarded $538,530 by Southern California Edison for implementing energy-efficient improvements during its most recent expansion of the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility. With its latest expansion, the...

Police, Fire Chiefs Sworn In

“I don’t think we’ve ever had a ‘double whammy’ before,” said Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells, as she took to the “well” in the Mike Balkman City Council Chambers on September 8, to swear in ...

Rooooolin On Out After 51 Years

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher Rita Zide, owner of Roll 'N Rye in Culver City, has announced the restaurant will close after 51 years in business. She plans to retire. "I started here in April ...

Culver Fire Department Awarded International Accredited Agency Status Again

On August 13 the Culver City Fire Department received International Accredited Agency Status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) for meeting the criteria established...

Public Invited To Attend Picnic

The Culver City Sister City Committee invites the public to attend its annual quarterly membership meeting and picnic, honoring the students and families who participated in this summer's youth...

Haden Fined $25,000; Sarkisian Takes the Blame

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor It’s been quite a start to USC’s football season. In the first game, before 76,000 in the Coliseum, new head coach Steve Sarkisian introduced a go-go offense that ...

West Torrance Spoils Culver's Opener

By Fred Altieri Observer Reporter The Culver City High 2014 varsity football team customarily began another year with a very tough pre-league season schedule. Last year was a prime example of this...

I See No Defense for Ray Rice

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor I never like to see anyone lose their job. If someone screws up I look for ways he or she can learn from a mistake. But this does not apply to Ray Rice, the...

American Nisei Soldier Speaks At Memorial Day Ceremony

On May 26, 2014 well over 5,000 attended the Memorial Day program at the Los Angeles National Cemetery. 48 hours prior, approximately 6,000 Boy and Girl Scouts from troops across Southern California...

Dear Editor

Re: The Culver City Red Light Camera Contract - Has It Been Signed Yet? Save $$$ Honorable Mayor and Councilmembers: I wrote you the attached letter a few days before the May 12 meeting during which...

TUPAC SHAKUR: BEFORE I WAKE

MCLM in association with the BADWest St. Clair Bourne 4th Monday Documentary Series begins the 2014-2105 with the 2001documentary film Tupac Shakur: Before I Wake directed by Sean Long on Sept. 22. Before I Wake is unique in that it is the only...

DAVID MAMET'S PROVOCATIVE "RACE" OPENS AT DOUGLAS THEATER

“Race,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, opened last Sunday at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Performances run through September 28. Directed by longtime Mamet collaborator Scott Zigler,...

Kentwood to Present "Orphans"

Kentwood Players will present "ORPHANS" by Lyle Kessler from Friday, September 12 to Saturday, October 18, 2014 for a six-week run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm with Sunday matinees at 2 pm at the ...

Blast From The Past Coming To Saban Theatre

Get ready for a blast-from-the-past as the triumvirate of famous classic rockers - Stephen Bishop, John Ford Coley and Bill Champlin make an appearance at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on...

MOVIE REVIEW: Honeymoon

Long have we heard the old adage that "marriage is hell", but what about the honeymoon? Thanks to first time writer/director Leigh Janiak and HONEYMOON, couples may now want to start rethinking...

MOVIE REVIEW: No Good Deed

Continuing with themes of old adages and films lensed within a single confined space, I turn your attention to NO GOOD DEED. As your mother always told you, no good deed goes unpunished and that's...

MOVIE REVIEW:When The Game Stands Tall

151. That's the number of games the De La Salle High School Spartan football team won - consecutively. That's right. In a row. Without a loss. A 12-year winning streak. It's a record that will stand...

MOVIE REVIEW: Guardians of the Galaxy

I admit it. I had some doubts when it was announced James Gunn (whom I admire and am a fan of his work) would be directing GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Although I had no doubts about Gunn nailing the...

Ronald Albert Carmichael

October 13, 1930 - August 30, 2014 Husband of Alma . . . Father of Ronald Dean, James Albert, and Tony Patrick . . . Grandfather of Ron Ryan, Matthew, Nathan, and Ariella. Ronald's father Jim was...