Cooper, Clarke Are Re-Elected

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher Throughout the evening the election was never in doubt. From the absentee ballots which were counted first to the last precinct councilmembers Jeff Cooper and...

Police Chief Retires

Culver City Police Chief Don Pedersen has announced his retirement. He has served as chief for eight years. According to informed sources Pedersen will join the newly created Los Angeles County...

Movement Begins To Restore Redevelopment Agencies

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter Since the dissolution of the state’s redevelopment agencies in January 2012, California cities have been up the proverbial creek when it comes to money for...

Assistant Police Chief Scott Bixby as Interim Chief of Police.

City Council Announces the Appointment of Assistant Chief Scott Bixby as Interim Police Chief At a Special City Council meeting of April 9, 2014, Culver City Mayor Jeff Cooper, speaking on behalf of...

Library Closing Is Rescinded

The Library Centennial Renovation Celebration Project was to commence at the Julian Dixon Library in Culver City on Monday, April 21 for one year. Staff at the branch library was informed on Tuesday...

Free State Tax Assistance Available Online

With only a few days left in the tax filing season, the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) reminds taxpayers about free online tax help online. Taxpayers can access a number of resources at FTB's website:...

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The Culver City Police Department in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency is hosting a drop off point. The purpose of this National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is to provide a venue for...

West Beats The Pros Again At Aviation Maintenance Competition

The Aviation Mechanics team from West Los Angeles College took first place in the “Turbine Engine Event” again at their second appearance at the Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC) at AviationPros LIVE in Las Vegas last week. The West...

Women's Club Hosts Ice Cream Social

The Culver City Woman's Club is celebrating its flapper-era past with an Ice Cream Social on Saturday, April 26 from 2 pm to 4. The Club was founded in 1920. While going through the archives Club...

State Controller John Chiang has unveiled a new website that allows Californians to easily track every tax dollar raised by Proposition 30, a temporary tax increase approved by voters in November 2012 to stabilize the fiscal health of K-12 schools and community colleges.

State Controller John Chiang has unveiled a new website that allows Californians to easily track every tax dollar raised by Proposition 30, a temporary tax increase approved by voters in November...

Culver City Neighborhood Walk Day for School Bond, Measure CC

Proponents of Culver City School Bond Measure CC will hold a Citywide Walk Day beginning at 9:30 am on Saturday, April 12 to get the word out to all neighborhood precincts encouraging voters to...

Police Blotter

Commercial Burglary: On April 4 at 9:31 am, officers responded to the 10600 block of Culver Boulevard regarding a burglary investigation. The officers met with the victim who told them the...

Culver Baseball Gets A New Scoreboard

By Fred Altieri Observer Reporter It's time to keep score in a brand new way. Culver City High baseball opens its 2014 Ocean League campaign this week on the road against Beverly Hills High on...

Meet Michelle Curry Off The Basketball Court

By Fred Altieri Observer Reporter Culver City High was blessed the day Michelle Curry enrolled at the school in August of 2013. Mutually, she has been accepted, rewarded by and impressed with the...

It's Crazy, It's Goofy, It's The NBA

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Here's that time of the year again when talented teams with excellent coaches are in danger of finishing as failures. It gets crazier every year because only eight...

Giants Send a Message: Look Out, Dodgers

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Dodgers have been favored by numerous media outlets as favorites to win the World Series. Their off-season spending spree, totaling a record $240 million, is the...

Kemp, Ramirez Spark Dodgers

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter If there are “Twin Towers” in baseball, they would have to be Dodgers sluggers Hanley Ramirez and Matt Kemp as they both cranked out two homers in the final...

Kentucky Derby Is Goal of This California Duo

Art Sherman and California Chrome is the best emerging sports story of 2014. It is poetic justice that their successful unveiling has blossomed out of the ashes of Hollywood Park Racetrack's sad and...

Culver City Education Foundation: From Little Acorns Great Trees Grow

By Neil Rubenstein Observer Columnist It wasn't that long ago that many of us were called by Barbara Netzel and Harry Jones to attend the formation meeting of the Culver City Education Foundation....

Dear Editor

Dear Editor, Elaine Hirohama and Nancy Kuechle, co-presidents Culver City Friends of the Library and to whom it may concern, I truly do not understand how you can feel "delighted"!? To announce that...

MOVIE REVIEW SPECIAL: A Springtim Mix and Match

With Spring in full bloom and along with it the freewheeling spirit of growth, vibrancy, color and the brightness of a new day after a long cold winter, not to mention spring breaks taking hold...

MOVIE REVIEW: Muppets Most Wanted

"It's the Muppets again! It's the Muppets again! It's. The. Muppets. Agaaaaain!" That's right!! They're back (for the eighth time, in case you're keeping count) and not only most wanted, but most...

MOVIE REVIEW: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America and company are back with what is undisputably the best script and most well told and constructed story of any super hero movie to date - CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER. With a...

MOVIE REVIEW: MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN

For those of you who are fans of or remember Jay Ward's legendary "The Bullwinkle Show"/"The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show" and particularly the "Peabody's Improbable History" segments created by Ted...

30-Year Resident Sanchez Dies at 65

Indalecio Romo Sanchez died on March 24, 2014. He was born in Mexico March 3, 1949 and became a resident of Culver City for over 30 years. "Papi, you took a piece of us with you when you went to...