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Archive for August, 2010

School Board Holds Special Meeting for Supervisor Search

School Board Holds Special Meeting for Supervisor Search

The Culver City School Board held a special meeting on August 31 with the Cosca Group, a superintendent search firm, to begin the process of selecting a new superintendent of schools. Board President Steve Gourley characterized the meeting as "amicable" and expressed his enthusiasm for both the performance of the interim superintendent, Patti Jaffe,  and the board's ability to move the search [...]

Ballona Creek Clean-Up Needs Volunteers

Ballona Creek Clean-Up Needs Volunteers

Saturday, September 25, from 9 a.m. to noon, Ballona Creek Renaissance will be having a Creek Cleanup, at three Culver City locations, and your help is essential. BCR will be registering and providing orientation for cleanup volunteers at the Overland Avenue entrance to the bike path next to the Culver City Julian Dixon Library, 4975 Overland Avenue, Culver City, where we'll also have an exhibit [...]

Fresh From the Farm – Katie Malich

Fresh From the Farm – Katie Malich

School started on Monday for Culver City Unified School District students. This week's Fresh From the Farm marks the start of the school year with a short pop quiz. Please answer true or false: 1. A tomato is a vegetable, scientifically speaking. TRUE ___ FALSE ___. 2. A tomato is a fruit, culinarily speaking. TRUE ___ FALSE ___. If you answered FALSE to both questions, you were right. [...]

Made in Culver City Screens “Rebecca”

Made in Culver City Screens “Rebecca”

Made in Culver City, a free film program presented by the Culver City Redevelopment Agency, will feature Rebecca, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, on September 4 at 7:30pm in Culver City’s City Hall Courtyard. Culver City City Hall is located at 9770 Culver Boulevard and parking and dining are available in Downtown Culver City. No reservations are required for this event, but get there early. The [...]

Student Funding Bill Goes to Governor

Student Funding Bill Goes to Governor

Senate Bill 957, legislation authored by Senator Curren D. Price Jr. (D-Los Angeles) passed out of the Legislature and now goes to the Governor for his signature. The bill gives priority in granting Cal Grant C awards to students pursuing occupations or technical training in high growth, high wage or high demand job sectors. Current law established by the California Student Aid Commission [...]

Westfield Supports CCUSD with Back to School Bash

Westfield Supports CCUSD with Back to School Bash

Westfield Culver City held their "Back to School Bash" Saturday August 21 with an array of fun activities for students, including a Back to Cool Fashion Show. There were Disney movies and  crafts, including creating tiaras, crowns and lunch boxes. The Bash was also the kick-off for a two-month $2500 fundraising effort with Millions of Milkshakes, which will benefit Culver City Education [...]

“Rivers of the World” Live Art Event to Restore Culver City Murals

“Rivers of the World” Live Art Event to Restore Culver City Murals

“When I see public art in Culver City, I feel good about being part of a city that values art and thinks it should be available to everyone,” says Corinne Lightweaver, local artist and member of the Culver City Art Group. The chance to get involved and help raise funds for the Rivers of the World mural is coming up at an event on Sunday, Septe­­­­mber 12 from 2 to 5:30 pm A [...]

More Children Need a Safe Place to Go Afterschool

More Children Need a Safe Place to Go Afterschool

The start of every school year is marked with back-to-school sales and dentist and doctor appointments, but what is often overlooked is not what takes place during school, but when the bell rings at the end of the day: the number of children and teens left alone after school. According to the Afterschool Alliance, 15.1 million children in the United States are left unsupervised after 3 p.m. In [...]

Transition Hosts Repurposing Old Clothes

Transition Hosts Repurposing Old Clothes

It's all too common; a favorite shirt, pair of jeans or jacket has one flaw, and it goes off to the trash. Imagine being ale to save those clothes, not just from the landfill, but for future use.  Join the Transition crowd on Sunday, Sept. 26 from 2 to 5 p.m  for this popular event. Revive an old favorite shirt by adding a ruffle or pattern of beads or buttons. Transform a skirt into a sweet [...]

Assault at Fiesta – Suspects are Sought

Assault at Fiesta – Suspects are Sought

About 9:30 p.m. last night (August 27)  two teenagers were mugged by a group of young adult men looking for pot. The kids were relieved of their Ipods, and shaken by the assault. Whle one of the assailants claimed to have a weapon, the victims did not ever see it.  The police were on the scene soon after, and a full report has been made, and the suspects are being sought.The victims declined [...]

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