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Fiesta La Ballona This Weekend – All the Deets!

Fiesta La Ballona This Weekend – All the Deets!

Fiesta La Ballona, Culver City’s annual “Party in the Park”, will be held this weekend on August 26-28, 2016 at Veterans Park located at 4117 Overland Avenue in Culver City.  Fiesta will feature live performances, carnival rides and games, 80 vendor booths showcasing local groups, artisan wares and other vendors, pony rides and petting zoo, beer and wine garden, food trucks and a food [...]

Save the Date – CC Historical Society Founder’s Day Picnic

Save the Date – CC Historical Society Founder’s Day Picnic

The Culver City Historical Society invites its members and the community to its second annual Founder’s Day Picnic celebrating the 99th anniversary of the incorporation of Culver City, Sunday, September 18, 2016, from 12 noon to 3 pm at the picnic area in Veterans Park, 4117 Overland Avenue in Culver City. Bring your hearty appetites to this delicious BBQ lunch. Picnic-goers will be [...]

Mixed Use Approved for Washington Boulevard

Mixed Use Approved for Washington Boulevard

Last month, the Culver City Planning Commission granted approval to a proposed mixed-use development at 12803 Washington Boulevard. The project from Axis Mundi RE II, LLC - slated for a vacant half-acre lot - would consist of a five-story structure featuring 37 apartments above 7,200 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. Plans call for a mixture of one-, two- and three-bedroom units, [...]

Council Notes – Flight Noise, Construction Hours and Smart Bus

Council Notes – Flight Noise, Construction Hours and Smart Bus

The meeting began with presentations and commendations to former Commissioners, Committee Members and Board Members, in recognition of their service to the Culver City Community. Those honored at this meeting were: Rich Hibbs, for his two terms on the Financial Advisory Committee; Kyle Jones, for his service on the Landlord/Tenant Mediation Board; Regina Klein, who served two terms on the [...]

Proclamations, Presentations, Move to the PreShow

Proclamations, Presentations, Move to the PreShow

Sometimes, a little housework can make life easier. The City Council made a decision at the Monday August 22nd meeting to move things along a bit faster in the future by offering proclamations and presentations ahead of the meeting, and not as the first part as they have been until now. Mayor Jim Clarke said "It just makes more sense to have the 'congratulations and proclamations' happen [...]

Just a Thought – What Are You Looking At?

Just a Thought – What Are You Looking At?

More than once, I had to ask myself, what am I looking at? I felt a sense of relief turning off the television after the end of the Olympic closing ceremony. I don't usually watch sports but I can't resist the Olympics; the ritual, the spectacle, so many athletes at the peak of their powers. But coming right after the national political conventions, I've spent so much time in front of the tube [...]

Busy Nov. 8th? Paid Volunteers Needed as Pollworkers

Busy Nov. 8th? Paid Volunteers Needed as Pollworkers

Volunteers are needed to staff polling places on Nov. 8, a critical job that pays between $105 and $175 for Election Day and pre-election training. Volunteers typically work 14 to 15 hours on Election Day. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Most volunteers work close to home, and communities appreciate the people who put int the time to take care of democracy. Pollworkers are required to [...]

Dear Editor – Ethical Advisory

Dear Editor – Ethical Advisory

Dear Editor: What do you know about the Culver City City Council’s Code of Ethics? What do you know about the so-called Ethics Advisory Committee? It is unlikely that you would know that either exists as no related information appears on the City’s website. Culver City has a hot line to report roadway pot holes and graffiti, but not ethics violations. It is a little more likely that you [...]

CC Foodie – Lodge Bread & Copenhagen Sit with Best Bakeries on Thrillist

CC Foodie – Lodge Bread & Copenhagen Sit with Best Bakeries on Thrillist

Any list of "LA 's best food" inevitably crosses the boarder in Culver City, and we happy locals are not surprised to find our favorites featured as places that must be tried. Both Lodge Bread and Copenhagen are listed on the new roster of 'best bakeries' on the site Thrillist, and lots of us already know why. The sourdough bread, the amazing cinnamon rolls at Lodge are worth raving about, [...]

Centenarian Will Greet Fiesta Guests at Centennial Booth

Centenarian Will Greet Fiesta Guests at Centennial Booth

The oldest living elected person in Culver City will greet Fiesta La Ballona guests this weekend at the Culver City Centennial Celebration Committee booth at Veterans Park. James Gibson, 101, was on the Culver City Board of Education from 1962-67. As a candidate, he promised to reduce the school dropout rate, expand the guidance, counseling and adult education programs, accelerate construction [...]

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