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Archive for July, 2012

Dear Editor – CCEF and PXP

Dear Editor – CCEF and PXP

Dear Editor, In regard to your point about CCEF accepting funding from PXP, I have noticed the issue and the wider consequences.  One of the long-term effects of nonprofits accepting money from groups like that is that depending on the amount of money and how it is used, the money can create a long-term dependency. I have seen a couple of environmental nonprofits accept money from [...]

Dem Execs Position for November Ballot

Dem Execs Position for November Ballot

The California Democratic Party's Executive Board met over the weekend, taking positions on ballot measures facing voters in November. According to Scott Lay at The Nooner, the tally of support (and lack thereof) will be key to how these measures are marketed to the public. YES: Proposition 30: Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative [...]

Sister City Updates – Kids Now, Grown-ups Next

Sister City Updates – Kids Now, Grown-ups Next

Culver City Sister City Committee, Inc. has designed visitors time based in "edutainment." The students from Iksan City, So. Korea, and a sister city of our city since 1983 visiting every other year and have a general idea about how they will spend time in our city. Our students will be going to Iksan City next summer and they too are prepped before leaving and know what to expect of their visit, [...]

SKITco. Wants You – Recruitment Opens Aug. 1@Attic Theater

SKITco. Wants You – Recruitment Opens Aug. 1@Attic Theater

Summer means SKITco. is back on the boards; homegrown talent cooking up just the kind of thought-provoking theater you love. Recruitment, written by Emma Niles, follows a young man named Thomas on his search for true identity. Having just run away from his former life, Thomas is picked up while hitchhiking by Laura, a chatty young  woman who invites him to join the community on which she [...]

Good-bye Party for Lin Howe Principal Amy Anderson

Good-bye Party for Lin Howe Principal Amy Anderson

Linwood E. Howe families are organizing a party to say good-bye to our much-beloved principal, Amy Anderson on Sunday, August 5, from 2-4pm on the Linwood Howe campus at 4100 Irving Place in Culver City. Before her six years serving as principal of Linwood Howe, Ms. Anderson was Assistant Principal to all CCUSD elementary schools, and a sixth grade math teacher at CC Middle School. Amy is [...]

Disability Heros – City Seeks Nominations

Disability Heros – City Seeks Nominations

The City of Culver City, through the Culver City Disability Advisory Committee and the Senior & Social Services Division of the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, is seeking nominations of individuals and businesses that deserve recognition for outstanding service to people with disabilities: WHO: Staff contact – Darren Uhl, Disability and Social Services Specialist, [...]

UCLA and Holly Mitchell Open Doors for More Doctors

UCLA and Holly Mitchell Open Doors for More Doctors

Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a measure that broadens UCLA’s International Medical Graduate (IMG) program by allowing graduates of approved foreign medical schools to engage in "hands-on" training while being instructed in patient care by licensed California physicians. The measure - AB 1533, which was authored by Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-Culver City) and takes effect in [...]

Dear Editor – Willows Waits for Planning Commission on Aug. 8

Dear Editor – Willows Waits for Planning Commission on Aug. 8

Dear Editor, My second participation in a Public Hearing scheduled by Culver City’s Planning Commission left me in a state of “shock and awe” even more profound than what I had experienced at my first meeting—which is perhaps what Commissioner John Kuechle intended. Upon my initiation into Planning Commission territory, Wednesday evening, June 20, Commissioner Kuechle led the charge [...]

Expo Line Still Up the Junction

Expo Line Still Up the Junction

"Metro would like a thorough review of the facts. We take safety very seriously," said Marc Littman, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The inspector general "is looking at this. The PUC is looking at this. We want everything resolved." According to the Los Angeles Times, The top executive of the has asked the agency's inspector general to investigate [...]

Da Vinci High School and Antioch University – Unique Education Ops For Culver City

Da Vinci High School and Antioch University – Unique Education Ops For Culver City

Da Vinci Charter High School in Hawthorne is angling to open a new campus in southeast Culver City with an approach so novel it might be without precedent: a high school, community college and university program for a discounted tuition, according to The Daily Breeze. Under the proposal, students would attend public high school and college simultaneously on the campus of Antioch University. [...]

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