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Sony Corp. Still Struggling – Investor Loeb Walks

Sony Corp. Still Struggling – Investor Loeb Walks

Activist investor Daniel Loeb’s sale of his Sony Corp. stake removes an annoyance for Sony's Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai, (pictured left).  According to Business Week.com, bigger challenges aren’t going away. Loeb had sought a public sale of as much as a 20 percent stake of the entertainment unit, which includes the Culver City, based film and TV studio and Sony’s music [...]

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 [...]

Yo, Jethro! Shelly Blaisdell

Yo, Jethro! Shelly Blaisdell

Dear Jethro - Well I just don't know what to do with these two anymore. I tell them, the early bird catches the worm, but they do not care, they just go back to sleep - I'm up with the larks, and them - my own offspring - they are a couple of night owls, never want to go to bed, and never EVER want to get up in the morning - How did these chicks end up in my nest? Are they really [...]

Hot Times for Good Causes – T.S. Owen

Hot Times for Good Causes – T.S. Owen

Downtown Culver City was an eyeful of eye candy this past weekend. Rippling, sleek, extra-lean bodybuilders competed for prizes at the Veteran’s Memorial Building, while in the city’s Event Triangle (aka Parcel B) between the Culver Hotel and Trader Joe’s, CrossFit gym enthusiasts lifted, swung and jumped to raise cash for cancer. The fourth annual Cancer Crush, sponsored by the [...]

Halloween Scooter Jam – Oct. 26

Halloween Scooter Jam – Oct. 26

The Culver City Walk & Rollers and The Vault present the First Annual Halloween Scooter Jam! Sunday, October 26, 2014 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Culver City Skate park.  Culver City's first event scooter riders can call their own. Join us for a frightfully fun day when the coolest scooter riders around strut their stuff with spine tingling tricks. You'll shriek with delight as you watch them [...]

Pansy Division: Life in a Gay Rock Band

Pansy Division: Life in a Gay Rock Band

Undeniably one of the most important and influential gay music acts in the last twenty years, Pansy Division pioneered the “queercore” genre long before other gay musicians had the confidence to come out of the closet, and without major record label support or mainstream radio airplay. Antioch University will host a screening of the ground breaking 'Pansy Division: Life in a Gay Rock Band' on [...]

CC Rotary Commemorates World Polio Day – Oct. 24

CC Rotary Commemorates World Polio Day – Oct. 24

October 24 is World Polio Day, and the Culver City Rotary Club is proud to be part of the impetus for almost 30 years for the eradication of polio in the world. With the recent outbreak of Ebola, this is important to acknowledge. People can, and do, come together to help countries to fight deadly diseases. The Culver City Rotary Foundation, the volunteer fundraising arm of the Global Polio [...]

The Best of Everything – Jonathan Weiss

The Best of Everything – Jonathan Weiss

When you think of advertisements in today’s world, you probably think of annoying pop-up ads that crop up on your computer screen when you’re trying to read the latest gossip from your favorite online periodical. However, there was a time not that long ago when visual and print advertising took on a surprisingly artistic tone. It all started in Europe in the late 19th century when a French [...]

reDiscover Gets the Power of Ten (and Tennis Balls)

reDiscover Gets the Power of Ten (and Tennis Balls)

On the tenth day, of the tenth month of their tenth year the reDiscover Center on Washington Boulevard gathered friends and supporters to celebrate and look forward. Director Mary Beth Trautwien, (Pictured left with City Council Member Jim Clarke and reDiscover teacher Jonathan Bijur) was delighted to commemorate the past and plan for the future. City Councilman Jim Clarke presented a [...]

Ruth’s Truths – Ruth Morris

Ruth’s Truths – Ruth Morris

 Red Flags and Fatal Flaws -- Back in the 80's, when I lived in Tokyo, I used to have a friend tell and re-tell my favorite story from her corporate days in Manhattan. She worked at a bank where a notorious chocolate stealer vexed the employees. The employee would regularly swipe a person's coveted chocolate bar right out of their cubicle. The workers united to fix him: they bought a bar of [...]

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