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CCUSD Board of Education to Consider Proposed Credit Change for Graduating High Schoolers

CCUSD Board of Education to Consider Proposed Credit Change for Graduating High Schoolers

There will be an opportunity for parents, students and  community members to address the Board of Education next Tuesday, October 28 regarding a proposed change in policy affecting the class of 2016 (current juniors) and all who follow in regard to the number of credits required to graduate. Currently, students may walk in the graduation ceremony if they are within 10 credits of completing [...]

Kids Scoop Media Covers Recent Obama Visit  – Cassius Mandela Bythewood

Kids Scoop Media Covers Recent Obama Visit – Cassius Mandela Bythewood

On October 10th, I, a Kids Scoop Media news reporter, traveled to the Air Force One departure spot at LAX airport with my cousin Larrina Ellison, as well as the founder and director of KSM, Michelle Mayans and other KSM colleagues. I was told I would get a chance to see President Obama board Air Force One. All of our names had to be cleared by the White House in order to witness this event. The [...]

Safe Routes to School Takes a Long Ride Through California

Safe Routes to School Takes a Long Ride Through California

Eight energetic women- aged 26 to 63-embarked on a bicycle-powered mission to get schools in the Central Valley ready for Safe Routes to School. Hopes were high among the riders as they departed the State Capitol on a misty Sunday morning. Resource kits for school principals had been assembled, prizes for school assemblies were packed, and a shiny new bicycle to give away was hanging in the back [...]

Black Talkies to Offer Special Program on Short Films “Race and Place”

Black Talkies to Offer Special Program on Short Films “Race and Place”

Black Talkies on Parade presents a special short film program exploring Los Angeles's history shot and shown on 16mm. The program will contain short films from the 1950's, 60's, and 70's that are snapshots of the past. These shorts capture the Chavez Ravine prior to Dodger Stadium, Watts before the 1965 Watts Rebellion, and the East Side of Los Angeles in the 1970's. Films featured in the show [...]

Adopt & Shop Pronounces It “Howl-O-Ween”

Adopt & Shop Pronounces It “Howl-O-Ween”

Adopt & Shop is hosting a Howl-O-Ween Party on Sunday, October 26th from 2:00- 4:00pm. The event will feature a pet and people costume contest, prizes, face painting, photo booth, raffle giveaways, sweet treats and beverages. The first 40 guests will receive free gift bags. People are invited to start the celebration early at 12:30pm for a fun Pack Walk with Adopt & Shop trainer [...]

West Basin to Offer Fall Festival – Oct. 25

West Basin to Offer Fall Festival – Oct. 25

West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) presents the 16th Annual Water Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free community event will take place at the world renowned Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility located at 1935 S. Hughes Way in El Segundo. The event offers free water recycling tours, games, food, kids’ costume contest, grand prize drawing [...]

Autry Museum Uses CCMS Video for Classroom Curators

Autry Museum Uses CCMS Video for Classroom Curators

Last year, Culver City Middle School teacher Mike Levy's students helped create a video in their social studies class, working with professionals from Autry Classroom Curators. The Autry recently launched the video to help recruit and build its Autry Classroom Curators program, an educational program that transforms middle and high school students into researchers, scholars, and artists by [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

The longest-lived robot ever sent to Mars came through its latest challenge in good health, reporting home on schedule after sheltering behind Mars from possible comet dust. NASA’s Mars Odyssey was out of communications with Earth, as planned, while conducting observations of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring on Sunday, Oct. 19, as the comet flew near Mars. The comet sped within about 88,000 [...]

AVPA Hits the Road for DTASC Competition – Preview Tonight @ Black Box

AVPA Hits the Road for DTASC Competition – Preview Tonight @ Black Box

This Saturday, October 25th, a group of students from the theatre department at Culver City High School's Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) will be competing at a one-day theatre festival in Temecula. The DTASC (Drama Teachers of Southern California) festival is a way for students all over Southern California to perform scenes and monologues both for judges and for each other. The [...]

The Sun Has Set for Sunny – Lori Fusaro

The Sun Has Set for Sunny – Lori Fusaro

My sweet Sunny Bunny is gone. Who knew that a dog could change a person so very much? I can remember the very first time I saw her…in a kennel at the Carson Shelter. She was depressed, sick and when I offered her a treat wouldn’t even lift her head. She must have been distraught because she loved to eat. Loved it! Until the very end food was her very favorite thing. Just yesterday she had [...]

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