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Archive for March 1st, 2011

Dear Editor – Cuts Must Be Made Elsewhere

Dear Editor – Cuts Must Be Made Elsewhere

Dear Editor, Last week, CCUSD's school board, in response to a projected 3.5 million budget shortfall, voted to eliminate 17.8 teaching positions. And in the spirit of shared sacrifice, they voted to eliminate ZERO administrative positions. In California, teachers and administrators must be notified by March 15 if they are going to be laid off for the following school year. If CCUSD sends [...]

Fresh From the Farm – Katie Malich

Fresh From the Farm – Katie Malich

Ginormous. Absolutely ginormous. Ginormously ginormous. That's all I could think as I gazed lovingly and hungrily at the displays of jumbo fresh-picked Globe artichokes at the Tuesday Culver City Farmer's Market. At $4 a head, I could make an entire meal or a generous party appetizer out of one of these ginormous artichokes. A true confession: I am one of those people who will drive out [...]

Dear Editor – What Are Our Priorities ?

Dear Editor – What Are Our Priorities ?

Dear Editor, I agree with your observation in the article Redevelopment on the Chopping Block, "In Culver City it is obvious- in many places visually obvious- that many redevelopment projects are beneficial. The issue is whether state and local governments can afford to keep adding more of them when every other public service needed for a healthy community ( public schools, parks, fire and [...]

Taking the Struggle Out of Homework – Mar. 10

Taking the Struggle Out of Homework – Mar. 10

The District Advisory Committee will present special education teacher, inclusion facilitator and speech therapist Carol Mitchell, M.S., who will discuss "Taking the Struggle Out of Homework" at 6 p.m. on March 10 in the CCUSD District Office Board Room, 4034 Irving Place. The District Advisory Committee (DAC) is composed primarily of school personnel, parents of individuals with exceptional [...]

CCEF Presents Funds for School Projects

CCEF Presents Funds for School Projects

The Culver City Education Foundation granted funding for six CCUSD projects in its third round of grant applications this school year. It includes an Art Program funded by Wally Marks of Walter N. Marks, Inc., and a field trip to Cabrillo Museum funded by UCLA-CCUSD Elementary Science Partnership. The funding totals $16,758 and includes six projects for elementary schools, one Middle School [...]

Storytime March 1 with Mehaul O’Leary – Tonight at 7

Storytime March 1 with Mehaul O’Leary – Tonight at 7

St. Patrick's Day is still weeks away, but it's time to tell some tales and let the spring breeze begin to blow. Be at the  Culver City Julian Dixon Library tonight at 7 p.m. for a Storytime with Culver City Councilmember Mehaul O'Leary.  Friends of the Library will have some fun crafts for the kids after the story.  Admission is, of course, free. Culver City Julian Dixon Library, 4975 [...]

Kentwood Presents “Parade” Opening March 18

Kentwood Presents “Parade” Opening March 18

Kentwood Players presents the Tony Award winning musical "Parade” with book by Alfred Uhry and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown from Friday, March 18 to Saturday, April 23, with performances on Friday and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm at the Westchester Playhouse located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Los Angeles , CA 90045. The production is directed by Ben Lupejkis and produced by [...]