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Archive for April, 2010

Farragut Artworks! Creative Success – Video

Farragut Artworks! Creative Success – Video

Artworks! raised $25,000 this year to pay for arts programming at Farragut Elementary School. The new location at the trendy gallery “Royal/T Artspace” brought in 400 guests to a packed in crowd to celebrate the 500-piece gallery art show and adults-only cocktail evening with silent and live auctions. “Artworks! has truly become a community event and a great party. Our attendance [...]

Transition – Permaculture Classes

Transition – Permaculture Classes

If you are interested in permaculture, Transition Culver City wants to connect you with classes that will give you the techniques to create the best of green living. In a world out of balance, we are all looking for solutions that can lead to effective ways of growing healthy, organic food in urban environments. Learn about regenerative farming that can both feed a family, earn an income and [...]

It’s Up to You, by Frances Talbott-White

It’s Up to You, by Frances Talbott-White

Culver City Crossroads is delighted to introduce our newest columnist, Frances Talbott-White, writing about non-partisan politics and the upcoming June ballot. What? Prop 13 Again? When they see Proposition 13 on their June 8, 2010, ballots, voters over a certain age may think they're experiencing déjà vu. Indeed, this year's Prop 13 reprises one small part of its 1978 forerunner. [...]

CCUSD Board Meeting- Furloughs, Budgets, Permits and Sibs in the Pipeline

CCUSD Board Meeting- Furloughs, Budgets, Permits and Sibs in the Pipeline

With a full agenda, the Tuesday April 27 CCUSD school board meeting took the evening to try and right a few wrongs, and bring the numbers closer to reality. While the attempt to reconcile and agree on the number of furlough days being taken by the teachers, the classified employees and the administration is still at an impasse, Teacher Union representative David Mielke bemoaned the standstill. [...]

Just A Thought – Gunslingers

Just A Thought – Gunslingers

It makes me deeply uneasy when there are two local stories inside of a week that feature guns. First, we had the police killing a robbery suspect who was allegedly reaching for a weapon. Then, the venerable Albert Vera is up on charges of threatening to shoot a delivery truck. Please, boys, put the weapons down…let’s talk like civilized people. It may seem at first glace that these two [...]

Arthritis: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Arthritis: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Dr. Randall C. Gilbert, M.D., will talk on arthritis on Wednesday, May 5, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Culver-Palms Family YMCA. Dr. Gilbert will address several key issues; the symptoms of arthritis, distinguishing arthritic pain from other pain, the 100 types of arthritis, diagnosing arthritis, and the exciting revolution in arthritis treatment. Dr. Gilbert will answer questions from the [...]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

‘This Planet Tastes Funny,’ According to Spitzer Telescope NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has discovered something odd about a distant planet—it lacks methane, an ingredient common to many of the planets in our solar system. “It’s a big puzzle,” said Kevin Stevenson, a planetary sciences graduate student at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, lead author of a study [...]

Culver City Police Shoot and Kill Robbery Suspect

Culver City Police Shoot and Kill Robbery Suspect

Los Angeles County Sheriff's detectives Monday were investigating the shooting death of a robbery suspect by a Culver City police officer. The fatally wounded man, whose name was unavailable, was suspected of robbing a Radio Shack near Venice Boulevard and Motor Avenue. According to City News Service, a Culver City officer spotted a car matching the description of one used in the holdup in a [...]

Mayor Armenta To Honor Moms at “Storytime” at the Library

Mayor Armenta To Honor Moms at “Storytime” at the Library

Our new Mayor Christopher Armenta will be reading selected stories in honor of Mother’s Day. Culver City Friends of the Library invite you to come out and hear him at this month's Storytime on Tuesday, May 4th at 7 p.m. A craft session will follow the reading. Admission is free and all ages are invited. The Culver City Julian Dixon Library is located at 4975 Overland Avenue, Culver [...]

Fresh From the Farm by Katie Malich

Fresh From the Farm by Katie Malich

The first Earth Day was held 40 years ago, on April 22, 1970. Gaylord Nelson, a United States Senator from Wisconsin, was the principal founder of Earth Day. A truly grass roots event, over 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day, creating the nationwide demonstration of concern for the environment. The Environmental Protection Agency was established in 1970, and Senator [...]

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