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Mayor Butts Went Thataway When KCRW Came Calling


Dateline Inglewood -- Faced with discussing the NFL stadium proposal with residents in the know, Inglewood Mayor James Butts backed out of an on-air debate broadcast Wednesday night on KCRW's "Which Way, L.A.?" He was formally invited, but backed out a few hours before the show was recorded. Mr. Butts vanished, which critics said was cowardly, when he learned that

Cooper Sees Negatives and Plusses in a Name Change


“My biggest concern is the cost,” says City Councilman Jeff Cooper of the preliminary proposal to change the name of Washington Place to Louis Armstrong Street. “Obviously first, since part of Washington Place is in Los Angeles, the city of L.A. would have to be on board for me to even consider it,” said Mr.

Centaurs Start Second Half of Ocean League Play


With George Laase. Most of the Culver City High School winter sports teams would like to forget their performances in the first half of Ocean League play -- with the exception of one team. The girls’ basketball team continues to dominate the Ocean. They are 34 -0 over the past four years in league. Currently 4-0, the Lady Centaurs hope to be 6-0 by the end of the week. Overall 11-9, they face Lawndale at home on Friday and travel to El Segundo on Wednesday. Both are

A Statue That Did Not Just Walk Away


Dateline Norwalk -- A bronze figure from the city of Norwalk’s “Looking to the Future” public art installation was reported stolen from the corner of Imperial Highway and Norwalk Boulevard this week. The missing bronze, a sculpture of a young girl waving her hand in greeting, was originally

Minimizing Employer Liability – Theme of Chamber’s Seminar Tomorrows


No matter the size of your business, the 2015 Labor Law Seminar can help you avoid labor problems before they occur. The Culver Chamber and the state of California Employment Development Dept. will co-sponsor the 2015 Labor Law Seminar Minimizing Employer Liability: A Practical Guide for Employers on Thursday morning at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 6161 Centinela Ave., Culver

Beware the VA's Deception

Robert Rosebrock

Fellow Veterans and Friends of Veterans, do not be deceived by a U.S. federal government "settlement" when it involves Native Americans or military Veterans. Beware of a Trojan horse-style settlement where the VA will offer

How Uniquely Swedish University Keeps Holocaust Memory Alive


First in a series. What follows is the opening chapter of a magnificent, and highly unusual, marriage between a Swedish university and survivors of the Holocaust. Owing to the vagaries of history and occasional randomness of life, a relationship developed between and was nurtured by Lund University of Sweden and heavily Polish Jews who were survivors of the dreaded Ravensbruck concentration camp. Along the way, 500 interviews with survivors were

Retain the Name ‘Washington Place,’ Weissman Urges


Andy Weissman is not often in a minority, but he was on Monday night. He and Vice Mayor Mehaul O’Leary were the only City Council members who kept arms at their sides when Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells was searching for two more votes in support of overturning the name of Washington Place. The new moniker would be Louis Armstrong Avenue. Or perhaps Satchmo Place?read
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