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Archive for May, 2010

Fresh From the Farm by Katie Malich

Fresh From the Farm by Katie Malich

Think of art. Now think of farmers. Did the iconic Grant Wood painting “American Gothic” showing a stern-faced farmer holding a pitchfork, standing next to his equally stern-faced wife come to mind? Think of art again. Now think of food. Did a classic still life come to mind, like the Norton Simon Museum of Art's Zurbaran's 1633 still life of lemons, oranges and a rose, or did you see [...]

Tune Up and Audition for Fiesta-palooza

Tune Up and Audition for Fiesta-palooza

Hey there you Culver City Teen Bands- You are invited to submit your band for our 3rd Annual Fiesta-Palooza! Fiesta-Palooza takes place Friday August 27 from 6 - 9:30 p.m., on the first evening of Fiesta la Ballona, at Veterans Park, on the Main Stage. If your band is chosen, you will have the opportunity to showcase your band with a 20 minute set, on the Main Stage with professional sound [...]

“It’s Up to You” by Frances Talbott-White

“It’s Up to You” by Frances Talbott-White

Prop 14 - Open Primary with a 'Top Two' Twist -- Did you think you'd ever see the day when our state's top two political parties and two 'third' parties would agree on their opposition to a statewide ballot measure -- a ballot measure actually crafted as a COMPROMISE between the top two parties in our state legislature? That day has come, and Prop 14 is the ballot measure in question. Prop [...]

Dear Editor – Fiscally Irresponsible Budget Tonight

Dear Editor – Fiscally Irresponsible Budget Tonight

Dear Editor, Let’s get basic. Any organization’s budget-household, business, government-will project the best estimate of income and expenses. If a budget indicates the expenses will always exceed income, then that organization must fail. That is exactly the budget that will be presented tonight. Is that the best that the staff can do? Does the staff have reasonable recommendations to get [...]

Sustainable Supper – May 24

Sustainable Supper – May 24

Join Antioch University May 24 ( hey, that's today!) from 6 to 8 p.m. for a free sustainable supper - cosponsored by SAN, the BA program and the MA in Urban Sustainability Program. Speakers will include Jenny Price and Tezozomoc South Central Farmers - the largest urban farm where farmers were evicted from their farm...Well, that news is old news...the new news about the farmers, a great [...]

Culver Chamber of Commerce Wins Two State Awards

Culver Chamber of Commerce Wins Two State Awards

The Culver City Chamber of Commerce was honored at their annual California Legislative Summit in Sacramento on this past May 17 and 18. The Summit is an annual event where business issues and government meet in a dialogue of statewide issues that affect all Californians. The Keynote Luncheon’s speaker was commentator from Newsweek/MSNBC. California Chamber President Alan Zaremberg [...]

What Does Transition Mean, Anyway?

What Does Transition Mean, Anyway?

This Wednesday night, May 26 at 7 p.m. see a special screening of the film "In Transition" and participate in a community discussion. The film "In Transition" compiles footage from Transition Initiatives around the world to explain what the Transition movement is all about. (watch for the map shot, Los Angeles is on there!) This international grassroots movement is about creating a better [...]

“Darn Yankees” is Damn Good

“Darn Yankees” is Damn Good

Since Sunday is your last chance to get to the Robert Frost Auditorium at 3 p.m. and catch the matinee of "Darn Yankees", I have to rave about it right now. The very first production from the CCMS theater company is so terrific, you will really walk out humming the tunes. The cast (credited as 50% completely new to theater) was so energetic, so ardent and so gosh darn cute, they were just [...]

Sex, Drugs, and Hasidic Jews – Film Review “Holy Rollers” by Orchid Cameron

Sex, Drugs, and Hasidic Jews – Film Review “Holy Rollers” by Orchid Cameron

Hey remember that time you were tricked into smuggling drugs by your Hasidic neighbor? That sucked. Inspired by actual events in the late nineties Holy Rollers tells the story of Hasidic Jews recruited as mules to smuggle ecstasy from Europe into the United States. Jesse Eisenberg (Zombieland, The Squid and the Whale) leads the cast as Sam Gold, a young Hasid from an Orthodox Brooklyn [...]

Culver City Historical Site # 12 – Commemorating Carlson Park

Culver City Historical Site # 12 – Commemorating Carlson Park

There will be an official marking of Dr. Paul Carlson Memorial Park as Historic Site #12 on Saturday, May 22 at noon. Join the festivities at the park - Braddock Drive at Le Bourget Avenue. Carlson was born in Culver City , the son of Swedish immigrant Gustav Carlson, a Southern California machinist, and his wife Ruth. He graduated from North Park University in 1948, went on to earn a [...]

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