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Archive for January, 2012

Jim Clarke Kicks Council Campaign into Gear

Jim Clarke Kicks Council Campaign into Gear

At a campaign kick-off on Sunday Jan. 22, City Council candidate Jim Clarke offered his thoughts on why he was running for council. The crowd, which included Congresswoman Karen Bass, offered their attention to Clarke's statement. "I’ve lived in Culver City for 17 years. I first moved into Raintree in 1977. Work and family matters had me move away twice but I have always come back home to [...]

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

Ugh with New Year’s Resolutions! I don’t like New Year’s Resolutions. I feel limited, vulnerable and almost defeated before I’ve begun, since I know from experience I rarely accomplish anything past January 31st. It occurred to me many years ago that resolutions could be made and re-evaluated anytime during the year. So why make only New Year’s Resolutions? Why not make [...]

CCMS Comedy Improv Show at the Willows Feb. 4 and 5

CCMS Comedy Improv Show at the Willows Feb. 4 and 5

From the team that produced Darn Yankees! and Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Comedy Improv! is comprised of middle school teams doing fully improvised skits from audience suggestions. Professional teachers and improvisers Jennifer Flack and Eric Price will be running the teams of students as they work their way through “Whose Line is it Anyway”-style unrehearsed [...]

Sen. Curren Price Responds to Brown’s “State of the State”

Sen. Curren Price Responds to Brown’s “State of the State”

I commend Governor Brown for his leadership in taking on the difficult task of addressing the fiscal and policy challenges facing our great state; particularly during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. The Governor’s proposed tax proposal represents the next step towards investing in our schools, infrastructure and job creation. I join my colleagues in supporting the [...]

Friends of Youth Health Center Plan ‘Mystery’ Fundraiser – Save the Date March 10

Friends of Youth Health Center Plan ‘Mystery’ Fundraiser – Save the Date March 10

The Friends of the Culver City Youth Health Center is hosting its annual major fundraiser on Saturday, March 10th at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Culver City. Patricia Jaffe, CCUSD Superintendent, will be honored at the event. The Mystery night begins at 5:30 p.m. with a silent auction and continues with music, a no host bar, dinner, and a live auction. Throughout the evening a murder mystery will [...]

Crosswalk Construction Start Postponed by Rain

Crosswalk Construction Start Postponed by Rain

While the construction on the Washington Blvd./Boise Ave. pedestrian crossing signal was scheduled to begin today, the weather had other plans.  Sammy Romo, Project/Construction Manager for Steiny and Company, Inc. offered "As soon as it clears up, we should be able to go ahead with it." Rain is expected to clear by Jan 24. The work is scheduled to be completed by March 2012. This project [...]

Transitional Kinder May Be Unique for CCUSD

Transitional Kinder May Be Unique for CCUSD

CCUSD will be offering a Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program in the 2012-13 school year. Although it was recently announced that the funding has been cut by the governor, CCUSD will go ahead and offer this TK program next school year (2012-13). However, depending on future funding, CCUSD may not be able to offer this program in subsequent years. The cut off date for enrolling in [...]

Growing Great to Offer Parent Workshop – Feb. 7

Growing Great to Offer Parent Workshop – Feb. 7

How do you get your offspring to love healthy food ? Be the best example around. Now that all five of our grade schools have gardens, it's time to get educated and get into the program.  GrowingGreat Parent Workshop will focus on healthy choices for lunch and snacks. Please mark your calendars for the next free workshop on Tuesday February 7th at 7 p.m. at Linwood E. Howe Elementary School [...]

CC Community Scholarship Fund Launches New Site

CC Community Scholarship Fund Launches New Site

After 50 years of doing business the old-fashioned way ( and quite successfully at that) the Culver City Community Scholarship Fund has launched its website, www.cccommunityscholarships.org. "The website provides students with a new way to complete the applications; provides teachers and staff a better, more modern way of completing recommendations; gives parents valuable information they need [...]

Meghan Hits the Ground Running

Meghan Hits the Ground Running

Meghan Sahli-Wells filed papers on Tuesday, Jan 17  that will place her name on the ballot for Culver City Council. The longtime community volunteer is running for one of four City Council seats up for election on April 10, 2012. Sahli-Wells announced her candidacy at a “Campaign Kick-off” on Sunday, January 8. The event packed the Gregg Fleishman Studio in downtown Culver City, where [...]

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