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  • Hard to Believe: Los Angeles Rams Rout the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Dec 29, 2017

    There's a new sheriff in the NFC West... wearing a blue helmet with white horns. The reign of the Seahawks came crashing down at CenturyLink Field as the Los Angeles Rams pillaged Seattle, 42-7. The win gave the 10-4 Rams a two-game lead over the Seahawks with two games remaining in the 2017 regular season. It was the worst beating suffered by Seattle since Pete Carroll started coaching there in 2010. The Seahawks finished first in the NFC West four times in the past seven years including a...

  • The Belmont: California Chrome

    Fred Altieri|Jun 9, 2014

    There was no joy in California following the 146th running of The Belmont Stakes in Elmont, New York. The third gem and with it horseracing’s Triple Crown was tantalizingly there for the taking by California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza. Unfortunately for them, the thoroughbred gods and the rest of the field were the ones writing the final chapter... the same ending had also been penned for the previous 11 horses who were tempted by immortality on the 1 1/2 mile long racetrack during the past 36 years. On Saturday, June 7, the 3rd h...


    Fred Altieri, Observer Reporter|May 12, 2014

    The time is now for Culver City High baseball 2014 as it prepares for its annual two-game Ocean League series with archrival Santa Monica High in the league's final week of play. Once again the league championship will go to the victor as it has been for the greater part of the past two decades-plus. Only this time the Centaurs, with a current 7-1 league record, need to win both games as they trail the Vikings, undefeated at 8-0, by 1/2 game in the standings. Culver was fine-tuning its operation...

  • California Chrome: Kentucky Derby Champion

    Fred Altieri, Observer Reporter|May 5, 2014

    By Fred Altieri Observer Reporter What a horse. What a team. And California bred. California Chrome's magical mystery tour intensified as the three-year old wonder horse thoroughly electrified and wooed the horseracing world and beyond by winning the 140th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in his own superlative style and ridden in brilliant fashion by jockey Victor Espinoza on Saturday, May 3. The enchanted chestnut-colored colt contrasted by the elegant white markings on his face and all four...

  • Santa Monica Erases Deficit, Defeats Culver

    Fred Altieri, Observer Reporter|Jan 20, 2014

    The Culver City High boys basketball fans were treated to an early Ocean League showdown between the Centaurs and visiting Santa Monica High last Friday night in Del Goodyear Gymnasium. But to their dismay the Centaurs fell to their arch rival, 62-53, as the Vikings' consistent pressure and execution earned them a comeback victory. The loss dropped Culver into a third place tie with Inglewood at 1-1 each in early Ocean League standings. Santa Monica's victory kept them in a first place tie with...

  • Jerry Priddy: The Player Who Inspired Maury Wills

    Fred Altieri|Dec 23, 2013

    Maury Wills: "The players we looked up to and the players we wanted to be like were these older guys that played on Sundays who called themselves semi-pro. I don't know why semi-pro, they didn't get paid. "They had mixed-matched uniforms on, argyle socks under the stirrups. If they didn't get too drunk on Saturday night and they had enough players on Sunday, they had a game. And those were the guys we wanted to grow up and be like. "They just played on playgrounds and fields. There was no such...

  • Maury Wills At Westfield, Culver City

    Fred Altieri|Dec 16, 2013

    Maury Wills was born to be a Los Angeles Dodger. Eighty One years later he is still a Dodger, as sharp and as alert as during the 1960's when he altered the fundamentals of major league baseball with his speed and prowess on the base paths. Wills recently visited Culver City's Westfield Mall, signing autographs, talking baseball and even playing catch with some of the youngsters. He and Steve Yeager were on hand to meet and greet Dodger fans during the first stop of the 2013 Los Angeles Dodgers...