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Publisher and Editor - Judith Martin-Straw

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Sharefest Volunteers to Take On El Rincon

Sharefest Volunteers to Take On El Rincon

On Saturday April 30, hundreds of people associated with the non-profit Sharefest will descend upon El Rincon Elementary School to repaint buildings, re-stripe the playground athletic facilities, clear up overgrown landscape areas, mulch planters, reseed lawn areas, revitalize the entry planter, paint various projects on the playground and on the campus and perform general cleanup as requested by [...]

Super Survey – CCUSD Wants Your Standards for Superintendent Search

Super Survey – CCUSD Wants Your Standards for Superintendent Search

The Governing Board of the Culver City Unified School District has selected Dr. John Cruz and Dr. Wendell Chun of Education Leadership Services as its advisors to assist the Board in its search for a new superintendent. One of the first tasks in the search and selection process is to determine the specific traits, skills, abilities, and experience desired in the new superintendent. The Board [...]

‘Controlling People’ @ Antioch University May 5

‘Controlling People’ @ Antioch University May 5

How do we control our need for control? Find out at this special Q & A with the authors of "Controlling People."  Based on Perceptual Control Theory (PCT), this book by psychologists Richard S. Marken and Timothy A. Carey explores the paradox of why we often lose control by trying to be in control and why our controlling nature makes it difficult to stop this self-defeating behavior. "We [...]

Dear Editor – Farragut Resident Offers History

Dear Editor – Farragut Resident Offers History

Former City Council Member Andrew Weissman, an attorney, apparently forgot what he publicly espoused 30 years ago—“Culver City is entitled to the independent judgment of council members whose impartiality is untainted….” and “The responsibility that the elected official has is to disclose conflicts of interest.” (Los Angeles Times, 3/23/86) His memory lapse is costing Culver City [...]

Ruth’s Truths – Ruth Morris

Ruth’s Truths – Ruth Morris

Our community lost Kari Fretham on my 57th birthday last December. Her 68th birthday would have been this past Tuesday, April 26th, and we commemorated it on Facebook. We had vowed to do something special together on her birthdays from now on, but I think we're all still too raw to do it now. I know I'm not ready. Kari tended to make a big deal out of birthday celebrations; a year after I met [...]

Project Prom Needs Your Help! Volunteers and Donations Can Make Memories for CCHS Students

Project Prom Needs Your Help! Volunteers and Donations Can Make Memories for CCHS Students

Want to help some CCHS students feel like a princess or a prince for Prom? Then please make a donation to Project Prom run by Culver Closet at CCHS. Now in its third year, this great event helps find clothing, shoes, and accessories for that special night. And for the women, hair stylists and make-up artists to help them shine! Project Prom is asking for the following: Volunteers to help [...]

Westside Repair Cafe – April 30

Westside Repair Cafe – April 30

Westside Repair Café is a volunteer-run community service dedicated to encouraging the repair and reuse of goods rather than relegating them to landfills. Saturday , April 30, 2016 from 2 to 5 pm at Marine Park in Santa Monica, 1406 Marine St. Consider this: In 1960, each person in the US generated 2.68 pounds of waste per day. According to the EPA website, in 2013, Americans generated about [...]

Sony Employees Help Lin Howe Shine on Global Volunteer Day

Sony Employees Help Lin Howe Shine on Global Volunteer Day

On April 15, more than 100 Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) volunteers participated in Sony Global Volunteer Day, an annual event in which Sony employees around the world give back to their communities. This year the volunteers took their shovels, paint brushes, and elbow grease to Linwood E. Howe Elementary School in Culver City to complete several projects, including: painting seven new [...]

Vote for Delegates – Democrats for Hillary or Bernie on May 1

Vote for Delegates – Democrats for Hillary or Bernie on May 1

May 1st is the date to elect California delegates for the Democratic Convention. Those running for delegate in the 37th congressional district (Congresswoman Karen Bass) need to be elected to the post, so it's time to exercise your right to vote.  If you live in Culver City and are registered as a Democrat, you are part of the the district. Delegate caucuses are not advertised by the party [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

No, it’s not Star Trek yet, but it could be a way to reach the stars within the lifetime of many of us. The initiative is called Breakthrough Starshot—a research and engineering project by Breakthrough Initiatives to develop a proof-of-concept fleet of tiny light sail spacecraft, called StarChips, capable of making the journey to the Alpha Centauri star system, 4.37 light-years away, at [...]

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