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Publisher and Editor - Judith Martin-Straw

Yo Jethro - Shelly Blaisdell

Feng Shui - Janet Mitsui Brown

The Skinny - Amy Brunell

Looking Up - Bob Eklund

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MCLM to Celebrate Langston Hughes

MCLM to Celebrate Langston Hughes

Sharif Atkins, star of the TV Series White Collar, will host an hour long tribute to the poet Langston Hughes, including a reading of his celebrated work "Thank You, Ma'm,"  on January 31, at 4 pm at the Mayme Clayton Library and Museum. Langston Hughes  was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary [...]

Dear Editor – CCHS and Security Questions

Dear Editor – CCHS and Security Questions

Dear Editor, I’m responding to your coverage of events that occurred at Culver City High School in December 2013, and were reported to school officials and police in January 2014. Your report seems to be based on allegations made in a recent lawsuit brought against the Culver City Unified School District on behalf of a female former student. At a meeting on Friday, January 22 with CCUSD [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Astronomers at the Leiden Observatory (The Netherlands) and the University of Rochester (USA) have discovered that the ring system that they see eclipse the very young Sun-like star J1407 is of enormous proportions, much larger and heavier than the ring system of Saturn. The ring system—the first of its kind to be found outside our solar system—was discovered in 2012 by a team led by [...]

Yo, Jethro! Shelly Blaisdell

Yo, Jethro! Shelly Blaisdell

Gentle Readers, Do you see this face? Does this look like the face of a happy cat? No. It does not. It looks like a cat about to go postal. I was in the middle of writing this week's column when my health insurance provider decided to add hijacking my life to the list of services it provides for $37,000 per month. I like to think that I work for you, my readers. For the next several hours, [...]

Meeting in a Minute – City Council

Meeting in a Minute – City Council

Here are some highlights from the City Council meeting of January 26, 2015. At this meeting, the City Council: Received a presentation from representatives of the Culver City Sister City, Inc. who recently visited Culver City's Sister City Iksan City, South Korea. Presented a proclamation designating February as American Hearth Month and February 6, 2015 as “Go Red for Women [...]

Wormhole Now Open at Honor Fraiser

Wormhole Now Open at Honor Fraiser

Want to do some time travel? Find a wormhole. That's the tunnel in the space-time continuum that connects two disparate points — and a plot device for countless works of science fiction from "Star Trek" to "Contact" to "Interstellar." It's also the inspiration for a new work of sculpture by Los Angeles artist Glenn Kaino. He's crafted an artistic rendering of one of these space-time portals — [...]

Garden Club to Meet Feb. 3, Community Gardens Holds Waiting List Open

Garden Club to Meet Feb. 3, Community Gardens Holds Waiting List Open

The Culver City Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, February 3, at 7:00PM, in the Garden Room of the Veterans Building, 4117 Overland Ave. at Culver Blvd. The meeting is free and there is free parking around the site. Our speaker will be Yvonne Savio, Volunteer Coordinator for the Master GardenerProgram. She will give a presentation entitled "Huell Howser Garden Tour on Innovative [...]

Biden (on) Their Time  – KidScoop Media Gets the Veep

Biden (on) Their Time – KidScoop Media Gets the Veep

Editor's Note - We are pleased to present two       reporters from Kids Scoop Media offering their kids-eye view of the recent Vice Presidential visit. An “UnBiden” Interview By Sam Parekh 7th grade, Culver City Middle School On January 23rd Lena, my fellow KidScoop Media reporter, and I covered Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to West L.A. College to highlight the [...]

CCEF Thanks Donors for Supporting CCUSD on #GivingTuesday

CCEF Thanks Donors for Supporting CCUSD on #GivingTuesday

The American stock market did well last year, but the smartest (and most generous) investors we know are the many people and businesses in our community who used their money to invest in our Culver City students. Over $30,000 was contributed to the Culver City Education Foundation (CCEF) during our #GivingTuesday/end of the year campaign, and we are deeply grateful for this notable [...]

Vote by Mail Application Window Opening for March 3 Primary Ballots

Vote by Mail Application Window Opening for March 3 Primary Ballots

City Clerk Holly L. Wolcott would like to remind voters of important dates pertaining to the Vote-By-Mail (VBM) process for the 2015 Primary Nominating Election to be held on March 3, 2015. California State law gives all registered voters the option to vote by mail regardless of whether or not they anticipate being “absent” on Election Day. A voter who is not currently a permanent VBM [...]

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