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Archive for August, 2010

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Mayoral Greeting to Open Fiesta La Ballona

Mayoral Greeting to Open Fiesta La Ballona

An official statement was released from the Fiesta La Ballona Committee and Mayor Christopher Armenta today to start the festivities. As Mayor of Culver City and on behalf of the entire City Council, I welcome you and your family to our 60th annual Fiesta La Ballona. During Fiesta Week, we proudly take the time to celebrate the rich history, cultural heritage and community spirit of Culver [...]

Senator Curren Price Connects with Internet Town Hall

Senator Curren Price Connects with Internet Town Hall

What is going on with the California State Budget? Will the budget plan recently released by Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Speaker John A. Perez affect you? Do you have questions for members of the Legislature? Then please join a live internet town hall meeting on Thursday, August 26th at 6:30 p.m. The Conference Committee budget provides a credible path to closing the budget gap facing [...]

Il Moro: Serious Dining Near Culver City – Mary McGrath

Il Moro: Serious Dining Near Culver City – Mary McGrath

There are many divine restaurants in Culver City. On occasion, I come across a winner outside of our city limits. This one is just a few miles away and worth every penny. What can you say about a place that breaks all barriers when it comes to food? That it’s great? That won’t suffice. In this era, unless a restaurant wrestles with your sensibilities, turning your palate inside out, it’s [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Cosmic Lens Used for the First Time to Study “Dark Energy” Astronomers have devised a new method for measuring what is perhaps the greatest puzzle of our universe—“dark energy.” This mysterious force, discovered in 1998, is pushing our universe apart at ever-increasing speeds. Now for the first time, in a study reported in the Aug. 20 issue of the Journal Science, astronomers [...]

Fresh From the Farm – Katie Malich

Fresh From the Farm – Katie Malich

Sweet corn. Fresh sweet corn. Summer's always meant fresh sweet corn to me. Huge bins of sweet corn at farm stands. Stacks of sweet corn piled high in the backs of pick up trucks and Amish farmers' horse-drawn carts parked along the roadside with cardboard signs advertising “Fresh Corn.” Sitting with Aunt Theo on the porch, shucking ears of corn for a bounteous summer dinner, as she [...]

Looking Forward – Ted Bellamy

Looking Forward – Ted Bellamy

THE TEMPTATION OF QUANTIFICATION Last week the L.A. Times rated Los Angeles school teachers by their pupils' scores on two standardized tests. On Friday, the NY Times discussed the abysmal track record of Wall Street's quantitative analysts, known as "quants." What do the two stories have in common? Our compulsion to measure the unmeasurable. The legendary management and statistics guru [...]

Dear Editor- Does This Ring A (Bell) ?

Dear Editor- Does This Ring A (Bell) ?

Dear Editor, If you’ve been reading about the city of Bell lately, your first reaction might be gratitude that you live in a place like Culver City instead. Unfortunately, while we’re certainly not Bell, we’re not as different as you might think, and certainly not as different as we ought to be. Bell had a City Manager who earned $800,000 per year. Until the regime ended in 2009, [...]

Brush Fire Burns on Culver Crest

Brush Fire Burns on Culver Crest

A sudden brush fire in the Culver Crest area this afternoon (August 20) at 3:30 p.m. burned about an acre in the area behind Marycrest Manor, but was quickly doused by units responding from the Culver City, and County of Los Angeles fire departments. According to fire department dispatcher Jason Bradford, there were no injuries, no structures were damaged, and the blaze was contained in less [...]

Linwood Howe Honors Prime Number-Students

Linwood Howe Honors Prime Number-Students

In an era of steadily declining funds for public schools, the good news about math education in Culver City Unified is multiplying. In particular, Linwood E. Howe Elementary, host of the only Math Olympiads Tournament for elementary and middle schools in Los Angeles county, now can count 11 Olympiads medalists among its student body. Dr. Jason Frand, volunteer Math Olympiads coach, awarded 11 [...]

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