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Archive for January, 2012

Crime Blotter – Money Moved

Crime Blotter – Money Moved

Crime Blotter for January 10th through the 16th. Car Burglaries: On January 10, 2012 at 8:00 am, a victim called the police department to report two of his vehicles had been burglarized. The victim said he parked and locked both his 2006 Nissan and 2006 Toyota Camry in the 6100 block of Buckingham Parkway on 01/09/12 at 9:30 pm. When he returned the next morning at 8:00 am he discovered both [...]

Congress Pulls SOPA – Thanks to You

Congress Pulls SOPA – Thanks to You

Jan. 18, in the midst of an Internet blackout by many major sites, Congress shelved SOPA, putting off action on the bill indefinitely. The objection of the Obama administration was the key to closing the door. Though the administration’s chief technology officials officials acknowledged the problem of online privacy, the White House statement presented a fairly detailed critique of the [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

A New Take on a Familiar Picture -- In 1995, the Hubble Space Telescope’s “Pillars of Creation” image of the Eagle Nebula became one of the most-viewed stellar pictures of the 20th century. Now, two of the European Space Agency’s orbiting observatories have shed new light on this enigmatic star-forming region of our galaxy. The Eagle Nebula is 6,500 light-years away in the [...]

Stop SOPA/PIPA – Jan. 18 Darkness Decends

Stop SOPA/PIPA – Jan. 18 Darkness Decends

Editor's Note- On Jan. 18 (that's today) Culver City Crossroads is supporting the Internet black out as a protest against censorship. The blackout/strike is originated at WordPress. We use WordPress, and GoDaddy, both of which have been at the forefront of the protest. Today  English Language Wikipedia is blacking out as part of the strike.  Crossroads is joining millions around the world to [...]

Cultural Affairs Town Hall – Art is Not a Luxury

Cultural Affairs Town Hall – Art is Not a Luxury

"The only way to survive a crisis is to expand." When the leader of the Actors Gang, the notable Tim Robbins, stood at the podium at the Mike Balkman Council Chambers on Jan. 10 to address the Culver City Cultural Affairs Commission, he spoke from recent experience. The Actors Gang was one of a dozen organizations to speak to the "Town Hall" meeting, and each organization offered their list of [...]

Transition to Host Work Party for Rain Garden

Transition to Host Work Party for Rain Garden

   Rain gardens provide no-cost irrigation to the homeowner while helping­ r­eplenish our local aquifer. You can learn on-the-job how to install a simple ­passive, hidden "reservoir" for rain water collection to transform a patch of residential dirt yard into a ­garden of edible California native currants & gooseberries. Come join two local Transition groups and friends for this [...]

Curren Price Updates High Speed Rail and Small Business

Curren Price Updates High Speed Rail and Small Business

“Small businesses really remain the economic engine of our state,” explained Senator Curren Price. “But we must ensure opportunities for these businesses as well as communities in California that need a voice the most. It is critical that the High Speed Rail Authority make the right decisions to ensure fair representation by California small and disadvantaged businesses on this major [...]

New Venue for Fiesta La Ballona Meeting – Jan. 17

New Venue for Fiesta La Ballona Meeting – Jan. 17

While the Veterans Memorial Building is closed for renovation the next three months, look for the Feista La Ballona Committee across the street at the Senior Center, according to Parks and Rec Dept. Liaison Dan Jassim. Committees this Tuesday will discuss their plans and seek the counsel of the entire group. These committees will report: Budget, Entertainment, Vendors/Booths, [...]

Surprising Garden at La Ballona Elementary

Surprising Garden at La Ballona Elementary

La Ballona students and faculty had quite a nice surprise when they returned to school on Monday, January 9 after a two-week winter break. Some pretty wonderful volunteers had put in the garden that was needed for the students to jump in with Growing Great. Now, it's five out of five; all the CCUSD grade schools are fully equipped for the project. The Growing Great program has been growing in [...]

Homes With Heart – Heather Coombs-Perez

Homes With Heart – Heather Coombs-Perez

If your home could make New Year’s resolutions, what would they be? Every year my friends and I always seem to make the same resolutions to lose weight, get out of debt, volunteer more, get fit and learn something new. I recently read an article in Houselogic that renamed these resolutions in “house-speak”. Let me explain… • Lose weight—aka cut your energy use Many homes in [...]

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