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Archive for March 18th, 2011

CCMS Students Get Medals from MESA

CCMS Students Get Medals from MESA

How many more reasons do we have to be proud of our kids? On March 12, a number of CCMS students competed with students from throughout Los Angeles on the USC campus for MESA (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement) Day. They didn't just do well - they raced, they soared, they calculated and they dropped. Katie Handler took first place for mousetrap car in distance. Oliver Berliner and [...]

Expo Line is On Track Towards Santa Monica

Expo Line is On Track Towards Santa Monica

Moving forward to connect the Westside to the county’s existing rail network, the Expo Construction Authority Board of Directors approved two major milestones today. The funding agreement and design-build contract approved by the board clear the way for design and construction to begin on Phase 2 of the project, which extends the nearly complete light-rail line between downtown Los Angeles and [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

MESSENGER Spacecraft Enters Mercury Orbit After more than a dozen laps through the inner solar system and six planetary flybys, NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft was scheduled to move into orbit around the planet Mercury on March 17. The durable spacecraft—carrying seven science instruments and fortified against the blistering environs near the Sun—will be the first ever to orbit the [...]

Cake Decorating with June Shabsis at the Julian Dixon

Cake Decorating with June Shabsis at the Julian Dixon

You are already thinking about all the fun you can have at the Edible Book Festival - but do you have the right tools to create the book you have in your mind? Get a jump on the competition and come to the library on  for Cake Decorating with June Shabsis, this Saturday, March 19 from 3 to  4:30 p.m. Join the Culver City Friends of the Library for a fun Saturday cake event. Culver City local [...]

Dear Brothers and Sisters- A Note to the Union

Dear Brothers and Sisters-  A Note to the Union

Brothers and sisters, Yesterday at a special board meeting, the board voted 4--1 to hire Patti Jaffe as our new superintendent. It ended a long, drawn out and expensive superintendent search process------with the candidate being hired having been in our back yard all along. Teachers and community members spoke warmly of Patti's career-long dedication to our district and expressed [...]

Homegrown Help – When Life Gives you Lemons…

Homegrown Help – When Life Gives you Lemons…

On Saturday March 19th, Aden Twichell and Sidney Wallace, 6th graders at CCMS, will be holding a bake sale and lemonade stand with proceeds going to the Red Cross for Japanese earthquake relief. The stand will be on the corner of Vinton and Braddock from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., so you know where to take your thirsty self to make a contribution to a better world. The fundraising team of Twichell and [...]

Secretary of State Debra Bowen to Address Luncheon

Secretary of State Debra Bowen to Address Luncheon

The Chamber of Commerce April Luncheon is planned for Friday, April 1st with California Secretary of State Debra Bowen as the guest speaker.  Join us at the Courtyard by Marriott, 6333 Bristol Pkwy at non. A pioneer in open government reform, election integrity, and personal privacy rights, Debra Bowen became only the sixth woman in California history elected to a statewide constitutional [...]

Students Sharpen Skills at Regional Math Olympiads – Elizabeth Coombs

Students Sharpen Skills at Regional Math Olympiads – Elizabeth Coombs

It all adds up to fun and excitement this Saturday March 19 when the best 4th and 5th grade math students in greater Los Angeles meet for the Fourth Annual Linwood Howe Math Olympiads Tournament. That morning, Linwood E. Howe Elementary School will host 125 students from 16 schools and eight school districts, all vying to win a place among America's young math elite. Teams from the other four [...]

… And Our AP Scores Totally Rock

… And Our AP Scores Totally Rock

Culver City Unified School District is one of fewer than 400 school districts in the nation being honored by the College Board with a place on its AP Achievement List for opening AP classroom doors to a significantly broader pool of students, while improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher. From 2008 to 2010, Culver City Unified School District has increased the number of [...]

AQMD Offers Daily Upates on Radiation Risk

AQMD Offers Daily Upates on Radiation Risk

You have probably heard news reports about harmful radiation escaping from damaged nuclear power plants in Japan following the recent tsunami. Some have even voiced concern that this radiation could travel across the ocean and impact California. There is no increased risk of harmful levels of radiation exposure in the United States, based on the situation to date and a review of actual monitored [...]