Archive for May, 2010
Long time community leader Albert Vera passed away this morning, May 31, from a heart attack. He will be missed throughout the community for his renowned generosity. Vera was born in Naples, Italy in 1934. He became a Culver City resident in 1950 and served in the United States Army from 1958-1960. He opened Sorrento Italian Market in 1962 and married his wife, Ursula, the following year. The [...]
Culver City is home to many types of restaurants, even a “macrobiotic” one. Don’t be scared. The concept stumped me too. “Macrobiotic” reminded me of hippie food, lettuce juices and brown rice…ugh! Anemic dining is not my style. Sure, macrobiotic is a health-oriented concept, but it’s not that pale, lifeless food that I assumed it was. In fact, it’s quite good, as evidenced by [...]
Prop 15- In a Nutshell - I think Prop 15 is the most complicated ballot measure we're being asked to vote on in this June's Gubernatorial Primary, but I'm going to simplify it as much as I can. There are plenty of sources out there where you can learn the history and analyze the numbers.* In the broadest terms, Prop 15 is about campaign finance reform for the State of California (not [...]
Memorial Day - A Boy Scout placing flags on the graves at the Veterans Cemetery in Westwood, on May 29.
Culver City Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Myrna Rivera Cote will be leaving to take on the superintendent position at the El Rancho School District. She will begin her new duties on July 1. In a phone call to a school board member on Friday, May 28, Cote gave two of the most important reasons for the job change; "It's a lot closer to home (Cote lives in Orange County) and it's [...]
Dear Editor, They're trying to fool us again! They did it before when Big Oil convinced us that gas prices would go up if we, the people of California, approved taxing any oil that comes out of the ground. All the other states do, why not us? I've heard that Alaskan residents even get royalties from the oil companies to do so. Now they (Mercury Insurance and others), with State Measure 17, [...]
Culver City has announced the appointment of Christopher Sellers as the City’s Fire Chief. Chief Sellers will assume the Fire Department’s top position on June 1, 2010. Chief Sellers fills the position that was vacated by Chief Jeffrey Eastman who retired in December 2009 after 32 years of service with the City of Culver City. Chief Sellers competed within a highly qualified applicant [...]
Three young soloists and other Youth Competition Winners will join with the Culver City Chamber Orchestra to provide a special family performance on Saturday, June 26. Violinist Jessie Chen, age 15, is a tenth grader attending Palos Verdes Peninsula High School. He has been studying the violin since age 6 as a student of Elmer Su and has won numerous awards and competitions including the [...]
A warm-hearted, right minded Culvercitizen found this dog on Culver and Elenda, with a collar but not a tag. It's someone's pet and well cared for. The finder took it to the vet over on Culver and Sepulveda to see if the dog was chipped, although it wasn't, the nice vet decided to board it there for the night. If this is your dog, please send an email, and we'll get you reunited.
One of the most wonderful things about Culver City is the rich, eclectic art scene. The fifth annual ARTWALK will be on Saturday, June 5, from noon to 8 .p.m. so make a plan right now to take the day and open your eyes to the brilliant and innovative art around you. ARTWALK Culver City opens the doors of the area’s art galleries to introduce a wider audience to the unique vitality of the [...]