It's O'Leary & Weissman One More Time

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter Every April, Culver City's city council performs the spring rite of choosing a new Mayor and Vice Mayor. Since there are only five members of the City Council the ...

Temple Akiba Rededicated – L'chaim!

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer The Jewish teaching, "According to the effort is the reward," was evident on Saturday, April 25 as an aura of community, joy, light and love enveloped Temple...

Coffee With a Cop Coming to Culver

On Wednesday May 6 officers from the Culver City Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink...

Culver Students Named to Dean's List

Five Culver City residents are among 1,666 students named to Biola University's Fall 2014 Dean's List for academic excellence: They are Brittney Dilk, Nataleigh Maia, Camila Matus, Taylor Rapinchuk...

City Manager's Bi-Weekly Update

City Manager’s Office • Historic Preservation Month – On April 27 at 7 pm the City Council presented a Proclamation recognizing May as Historic Preservation Month. Established in 1973 by the...

La Mayor de la Bicyclette

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter Although there were heavy clouds in the sky, the Culver City Mayor's Luncheon on April 22 offered indoor sunshine as city employees, business representatives, and ...

State of the City

Thank you so much John, Keith, Chris... AVPA Jazz Combo - Dr. Tony Spano! It's been an incredible honor and an absolute pleasure to serve as Mayor of Culver City. Being the Mayor of the town I love...

Angels Will Pay Hamilton $70 Million To Play For Texas

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor When an arbitrator ruled that Josh Hamilton would be entitled to his full 2015 salary from the Angels despite a relapse of cocaine addiction the club responded with...

Culver Baseball Eyes Playoff Berth

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter Baseball 2015, Ocean League style, is no walk in the park. The Culver City High Centaurs are currently 2-2 in competition with three crucial series remaining on their...

Dodgers' Pitcher McCarthy Out For The Season

Brandon McCarthy, who signed a four-year, $48 million contract with the Dodgers in December, 2014, is out for the remainder of the season. McCarthy, a righthanded starting pitcher, had a 3-0 record this season but suffered a torn elbow ligament and...

Clippers Can't Match Spurs' Reserves In Game 5 Loss

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Clippers were dazzling in the first quarter of Game 5 Tuesday night. They raced to a 28-13 lead over the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs at Staples...

LAKERS: Anatomy Of A Disaster – Part 3

(Editor’s Note: Three seasons ago, after the Lakers were swept out of the NBA playoffs in the first round a summary of their troubles was analyzed in part 1 of this series. I didn’t plan on a...

Correction

In a recent Neil Rubenstein column it was indicated that a Legion Of honor presentation to Jerry King of Culver City on the USS Iowa would be open to the public. In reality it will be a...

Hooray For Local Women Political Figures

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist Have you noticed how many good, strong, local female political figures represent us? Karen Bass, Holly Mitchell and Meghan Sahli-Wells are all super, but I...

Pacific Art Guild Meeting

The Pacific Art Guild will meet Wednesday, May 6 at 7 pm in the Community Room, Westchester Civic Center, 7166 W. Manchester Avenue. Guests are welcome. The guest demonstrator for May will be Iris Carignan. Born in Georgia, Iris attended art school...

DouglasPlus Play Coming In May

A work-in-progress presentation of Lucy Alibar's "Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up" will commence at the CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City on Thursday, May 21 and will continue through...

dee-Lightful Productions Goes INTO THE WOODS

Want to take a little time to get away from it all? You can go INTO THE WOODS with Culver City's foremost children's theater company on May 14, 15 and 16. Fulfill your appetite for fairy tales with a ...

'Walking the Tightrope' Coming to Douglas Theatre

A very limited engagement of 24th STreet Theatre's award-winning production of "Walking the Tightrope" will be presented at the Kirk Douglas Theatre with four public performances only, May 2 and 3 at ...

MOVIE REVIEW: Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron

While my love and admiration for Joss Whedon and the World of Whedon (not to mention the "Avengers" and that irascible Tony Stark aka Robert Downey, Jr.) knows no bounds, when it comes to AVENGERS:...

MOVIE REVIEW: The Age of Adaline and More

This week brings a stunning array of new releases, most in limited release, but all definitely worth more than a look. A particular standout is THE AGE OF ADALINE. Boasting exquisite tonal beauty,...

MOVIE REVIEW: Cinderella

Lovelier than a dream, this Kenneth Branagh directed Disney's CINDERELLA sets the bar for Oscars 2016 with sumptuous visual splendor complete with Haris Zambarloukos breathtaking cinematography, the...

MOVIE REVIEW: Insurgent

Under the guiding eyes of boots-on-the-ground executive producers Todd Lieberman and Dave Hoberman, along with producers Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher (among others), and with the energizing and fully...

MOVIE REVIEW: DOUBLE FEATURE: Unfriended and True Story

Seems that not just spring has sprung, but so has the movie box office which is jam-packed with a multiplicity of new releases in limited and wide release this month. This week I turn your attention ...

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Raises More Than $450,000

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services moved a step closer to erasing the stigma of mental illness on Thursday, April 23 by honoring several passionate champions of mental health awareness and suicide prevention, including singer/songwriter Mary...

Realtor Dannie Cavanaugh Meets With Culver's State Legislators

On Wednesday, April 22, 50 local REALTORS, including Culver City's Dannie Cavanaugh of Cavanaugh REALTORS®, joined with almost 2,500 REALTORS from across the state to meet with their...