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Archive for May, 2010

Lindberg Park’s Candidate for the 47th by Gabby Friedenthal

Lindberg Park’s Candidate for the 47th by Gabby Friedenthal

How to communicate to the community who Rafael Garcia Rangel, a candidate for State Assembly of the District 47 living in the Lindberg Park area of Culver City, is? The answer came to me on this afternoon ‘s jaunt to Menchies with my kids. “So what yah writing about Mom?”Adam, my ten year, old asks. It is in my answer to him, in yet another one of those parental moments of trying to [...]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Arc to Arcturus OF THE 2,000 OR SO STARS that are visible to the unaided eye (or would be, in a dark sky far from city lights), only a relative few are known by name. The brightest ones have names given to them many centuries ago, mostly by Greek, Babylonian, Roman, or Arab starwatchers—names full of history and lore, like Arcturus (Greek for “bear-guard”), Betelgeuse (Babylonian for [...]

Seeing Stars- Astrological Notes by Gretchen Lawlor

Seeing Stars- Astrological Notes by Gretchen Lawlor

Today, Thursday, May 27, 2010, the heavens will host a very rare and unusual event. At 6:44 p.m. Pacific Time the planet Uranus will step into Aries for the first time since 1927. Uranus, (lightning bolt of awakening), is activating a new evolutionary cycle as it completes its 84 year journey from Aries through Pisces- and begins again, at this moment. Big celestial event. And even though Uranus [...]

Kicking the Can Down the Road Less Traveled

Kicking the Can Down the Road Less Traveled

Not every Monday evening at the city council chambers offers such a thick layer of metaphor and poetry, but May 24 was dense with it. The presentation of the budget by the Interim City Manager, Lamont Ewell, was punctuated by a quote from a Robert Frost poem. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” Along with this [...]

Culver City is a Nice Place for LUNCH – by Mary McGrath

Culver City is a Nice Place for LUNCH – by Mary McGrath

You might think of it as a noun or a verb, but you can also think of it as a destination. If you’re not familiar with this restaurant in Culver City, it’s one of the more recent arrivals on Main St. where the hardware store used to be. And for that meal in the middle of the day, it's a sweet spot. It’s a cute concept, fusing a bit of a DIY sandwich/salad deal, along with some proven [...]

Miss Spider Reads Storytime – June 1 at the Library

Miss Spider Reads Storytime – June 1 at the Library

The Culver City Friends of the Library presents Miss Spider reading “The Very Busy Spider,” and other arachnid stories on Tuesday, June 1 from 7 to 7:50 p.m. A spider craft time will follow. The public is invited and admission is free. The event is part of the summer reading program, Culver City Reads, featuring this year's selection, “Charlotte's Web.” The Culver City Julian Dixon [...]

Historical Marker #12 – Dr. Paul Carlson Park

Historical Marker #12 – Dr. Paul Carlson Park

The installation of a marker at the corner of Braddock and Le Bourget, telling the tale of Carlson Park, began promptly at noon on May 22. With a crowd of locals and visitors, Stu Freeman offered his welcome as the president of the Culver City Historical Society. Mrs. Lois Carlson Bridges, the widow of Dr. Cralsonand author of his biography, Monganga Paul, offered the invocation. After a few [...]

CCPD Plans DUI Checkpoint

CCPD Plans DUI Checkpoint

The Culver City Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Friday, June 11,  from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. In an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes, DUI checkpoints are conducted to identify offenders and get them off the street, as well as educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving. All too often, members of [...]

AVPA Spring Concert Coming Up June 1

AVPA Spring Concert Coming Up June 1

The Culver City High School Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) presents its annual Spring Music Concert on Tuesday, June 1, at 7pm in the Robert Frost Auditorium, 4401 Elenda Street. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 per person. The year-end concert celebrates the many achievements by the program’s ensembles and individual students. The Culver City High School Concert Band, [...]

Dear Editor- Food Survey for Parents

Dear Editor- Food Survey for Parents

Dear Editor, A group of parents from the five elementary schools have been meeting with the intention of improving the school lunch and breakfast menus offered to our kids. We will be meeting with the CCUSD Food Services Director Julie Garcia in early June and hope to get some "data" to share with her about parent opinions and preferences. In order to do this, we have developed a brief [...]

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