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Looking Up - Bob Eklund

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Kaiser and CCEF Support Sandy Segal Health Center

Kaiser and CCEF Support Sandy Segal Health Center

The Culver City Education Foundation has procured a $5,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente that will support Adolescent Mental Health Services at our Sandy Segal Youth Health Center (SSYHC). These funds will enable SSYHC counselors to work with students on improving classroom behavior, impulse control, communication, family relationships, peer relationships and conflict resolution. The on-campus [...]

Save the Date(s) for Back to School Night

Save the Date(s) for Back to School Night

Schools throughout the Culver City Unified School District will welcome back parents with Back to School Nights. These are a great opportunity to meet teachers, administrators and staff, while getting an early glimpse at a variety of student work. Be sure to stop by your child's school and see what's in store for the 2014-2015 school year: Farragut Elementary School - 6:30 p.m., September [...]

Ruth’s Truths – Ruth Morris

Ruth’s Truths – Ruth Morris

"Verklempt" is a Yiddish word meaning, "choked up with emotion." This particular term came into "common" American English usage via a Mike Myers' Saturday Night Live skit called "Coffee Talk" in the 1990's. You can channel YouTube and see clips from some of the funniest episodes, including a most memorable show featuring Barbara Streisand. I use the term liberally in my day to day speech, [...]

YMCA to Host Blood Drive – Sept. 4

YMCA to Host Blood Drive – Sept. 4

Ready donate to a good cause without touching your wallet? The Culver-Palms YMCA will be hosting an American Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, September 4, from 9:30am to 3:30pm with the Bloodmobile at 4500 Sepulveda Blvd. 90230. All presenting donors will receive a coupon for a free haircut at Sports Clips, a voucher for 2 free tickets to the Laugh Factory, and a coupon for half price tickets [...]

West Basin Supports State Water Bond

West Basin Supports State Water Bond

On August 25, 2014, the West Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors voted to adopt a formal “support” position on the $7.12 billion water bond measure set for the November 2014 ballot. Entitled the “Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014,” the bond will appear as Proposition 1 on the ballot. “The West Basin Board voted to support the measure [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

NASA’s Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has traversed the orbit of Neptune. It is due to make a close encounter with distant Pluto on July 14, 2015. The sophisticated piano-sized spacecraft, which launched in January 2006, reached Neptune’s orbit on Aug. 25, 2014, in a record eight years and eight months. New Horizons’ milestone matches precisely the 25th anniversary of the historic [...]

School Board Looks at Renovating the Robert Frost

School Board Looks at Renovating the Robert Frost

The first meeting of the Culver City School Board for the school year of 2014-2015  saw the long anticipated presentation by the architects Craig Hodgetts and Alexander Sexsmith on renovating the Robert Frost Auditorium at Culver City High School. Hodgetts presented, speaking with the flair and enthusiasm of an architect with an engagingly difficult task ahead, and narrated a series of slides [...]

Yo, Jethro! Shelly Blaisdell

Yo, Jethro! Shelly Blaisdell

Dear Jethro. I just graduated from a self-empowerment course called Exude Your Potentiality in Rainbow Prisms of Attraction and Potential Prisms of Potentiality. I am just so freaking high on the experience and I want to hold on to this feeling forever and I want everyone to feel this with me and there is nothing we can’t do if we focus our potential and our love on the Now and explode all [...]

Meeting in a Minute – City Council August 25, 2014

Meeting in a Minute – City Council August 25, 2014

Here are some highlights from the City Council meeting of August 25, 2014. At this meeting, the City Council: • Presented commendations to Police Officers Leon Moore and Sue Sperling, Sergeant Mark Reppucci, and Senior Jailor Desmond Burns on the occasion of their retirements. • Received a presentation from the Kaizuka Exchange Program staff members and student participants who recently [...]

West Basin Suspends Outreach and Sponsorship After Removing Smith From Board

West Basin Suspends Outreach and Sponsorship After Removing Smith From Board

At a Board meeting on August 25, 2014, the West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) Board of Directors unanimously voted to suspend the use of the directors’ outreach and sponsorship funds, pending the results of a combined forensic and financial audit. These funds will be one of several areas evaluated in the independent audit that was approved by the Board as a result of the alleged [...]

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