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Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

The Whirlpool Galaxy Messier 51 (M51) is seen from a distance of approximately 30 million light-years. This galaxy appears almost face-on and displays a beautiful system of spiral arms. A European team of astronomers was able to observe M51 with the International LOFAR Telescope in the frequency range 115-175 MHz, just above the normal commercial FM radio frequency band of 88-108 MHz. The team [...]

Rotary @ Fiesta – Come By and Say Hi

Rotary @ Fiesta – Come By and Say Hi

Culver City’s annual Fiesta La Ballona August 22-24 at Veteran’s Park promises a weekend of free musical entertainment, a beer garden and a bit of shenanigans from local Rotarians. Traditionally, the Culver City Rotary is on hand as one of the local sponsors, an event produced by the City of Culver City. Once again, Rotary is resurrecting “El Pokey,” the infamous portable jail for those [...]

Dear Editor – Stepping Into Safety

Dear Editor – Stepping Into Safety

I have been a resident of Culver City for over thirty years. This morning (Wednesday, August 20th) around 9:30 I was at the intersection of Kinston and Jefferson. I had just pushed the pedestrian crosswalk button and was awaiting my turn to cross the street. The white pedestrian icon activated notifying me that it was my turn to cross the street. I looked both ways and then stepped off the curb. [...]

Mondays are Back! LA County to Restore Library Hours

Mondays are Back! LA County to Restore Library Hours

The County of Los Angeles Public Library will restore its service hours at libraries that had hours reduced in 2009 – 2010, effective Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Since the Julian Dixon Library is a part of the county system, we'll have another day to use the best-loved library in the county! Libraries have evolved into community centers that provide invaluable tools to their patrons. [...]

White Appointed New CC Fire Chief

White Appointed New CC Fire Chief

“On behalf of my colleagues on the City Council, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Chief White to lead the men and women of the Culver City Fire Department,” said Mayor Meghan Sahli - Wells. “His knowledge and expertise gained over three decades in the fire service along with his 26 years of experience with Culver City make Chief White the perfect choice for our city.” The [...]

Maker Studios Gets Stirling Talent

Maker Studios Gets Stirling Talent

Maker Studios has partnered with violinist Lindsey Stirling, whose top-rated YouTube channel boasts more than 5 million subscribers who have watched videos of her unique style of classical dubstep more than a half-billion times. The partnership will afford Stirling access to production resources through Maker's studio facilities in Culver City, where the company is based. But according to [...]

Yo, Jethro! Shelly Blaisdell

Yo, Jethro! Shelly Blaisdell

Dear Jethro, My doctor just diagnosed me with a condition called papershredia. I really don’t want to take the meds. What are my options? Sincerely, Anxious Cat Dear Anxious Cat, I totally understand your reluctance to take pharmaceuticals. While they are sometimes the very best choice, they are often more trouble than they’re worth. You must choose which nuttiness you are willing [...]

MCLM – Black Talkies to Focus on Scott Joplin

MCLM – Black Talkies to Focus on Scott Joplin

Black Talkies on Parade begins a two month celebration of ragtime with a screening of the film Scott Joplin. Directed by Jeremy Kagan, this 1977 bio-pic stars Billy Dee Williams and features Clifton Davies, Art Carney and music legend Eubie Blake. The film tells the story of Joplin also known as the "King of Ragtime." Joplin composed many of the genre's greatest hits including the Maple Leaf Rag [...]

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

Find a bathing suit, find yourself -- Yes we have to talk about it. Cellulite. I know. I don’t get it either. Why, why did anyone think that cellulite was a good invention-we can ask when we’re dead. In the mean time, I would guess that 80% of all women have it. Most women no matter how big or small have it and only through genetics (yeah, thanks mom!), do some of us avoid it. If it had a [...]

APVA Hosts Spotlight on Diversity

APVA Hosts Spotlight on Diversity

The warm summer afternoon of August 17 , 2014 saw the Robert Frost Auditorium filled with some very well known actors espousing an important cause - diversity in media. The Spotlight on Diversity offered music from the Gay Freedom Band, a panel discussion, and a keynote address from Amelia, a star columnist from the Huffington Post's Gay Voices. Co-sponsored by the AVPA, The Box Scene Project [...]

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