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Archive for June 24th, 2010

Jaffe Gets Five Ayes

Jaffe Gets Five Ayes

In a brief and happy school board meeting, former Assistant Superintendent Patti Jaffe was voted in as the new Interim Superintendent of the Culver City Schools. Only two people spoke from the podium, Dr. Luther Henderson, who objected a a phrase in the contract, and David Mielke, who offered praise from the teacher's union in regard to the appointment. Dr. Henderson asked the board to [...]

Major Rappers at Culver City High School Party

Major Rappers at Culver City High School Party

According to a Timbaland post on Yahoo, Dr. Dre and Timbaland went back to school Wednesday night. The rapper-producers shocked students when they appeared at a Culver City High School graduation party. Dr. Dre introduced Timbaland, who performed the tunes "The Way I Are," "Promiscuous Girl," "Carry Out" and "Say Something" on a stage in the school's gymnasium. Students invited had no idea the [...]

Tune In to Local Screewriter’s “Lucky Dog”

Tune In to Local Screewriter’s “Lucky Dog”

You may have noticed a number of billboards around Los Angeles announcing "You Lucky Dog," premiering on the Hallmark Channel on June 26 at 9 p.m. If you are driving slowly enough, you'd see the film is written by the president emeritus, and current board member, of the Culver City Friends of the Library, Kevin Commins. Starring Natasha Henstridge and Harry Hamlin, it's a touching story about [...]

Kentwood Players Marcom Masque Awards Announced

Kentwood Players Marcom Masque Awards Announced

Kentwood Players, founded by the late Arky and Jan Marcom, Elizabeth Thornberg and Betty Francis, in December 1949, performs out of the Westchester Playhouse, located near LAX. The company actually got its start, and its name, as members of the Kentwood Elementary School PTA in Westchester, motivated by a school play they performed there, decided to keep a good thing going. This small group of [...]

Dear Editor- Jaffe Fan Voices Support

Dear Editor- Jaffe Fan Voices Support

With all respect and consideration, Ms. Jaffe has long embodied all that is good and noble in education. Her conduct as an administrator has earned the respect of teachers, unions, administration and me. One benefit of Ms. Jaffe undertaking the role of interim superintendent is her sustained knowledge of our district which is singularly greater than the combined memory of all the current board [...]

Public Demo of Emergency Communications June 26-27, 2010

Public Demo of Emergency Communications June 26-27, 2010

In Culver City, the Culver City Amateur Radio Emergency Service (CCARES) will demonstrate Amateur Radio at it its Emergency Operations Center behind Fire Station 1, located at 9600 Culver Blvd., on June 26, beginning at 11 a.m. and continuing until June 27 at 11:00 a.m.. The public is invited to come see ham radio’s new capabilities and learn how to get their own FCC radio [...]

CCUSD Graduates Step Up to University Status

CCUSD Graduates Step Up to University Status

The high school graduation on June 18 was a proud moment for many Culver City families, with one Valedictorian, Alexander Kurihara, and 12 Salutatorians (that's a tremendous number to tie for second place) gracing the stage at graduation. Not only did these students top out of an exceptionally high achieving class at the high school, they are headed for some first rate [...]