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Culver City is a Nice Place for LUNCH – by Mary McGrath

Culver City is a Nice Place for LUNCH – by Mary McGrath

You might think of it as a noun or a verb, but you can also think of it as a destination. If you’re not familiar with this restaurant in Culver City, it’s one of the more recent arrivals on Main St. where the hardware store used to be. And for that meal in the middle of the day, it's a sweet spot. It’s a cute concept, fusing a bit of a DIY sandwich/salad deal, along with some proven [...]

AVPA Spring Concert Coming Up June 1

AVPA Spring Concert Coming Up June 1

The Culver City High School Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) presents its annual Spring Music Concert on Tuesday, June 1, at 7pm in the Robert Frost Auditorium, 4401 Elenda Street. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 per person. The year-end concert celebrates the many achievements by the program’s ensembles and individual students. The Culver City High School Concert Band, [...]

“It’s Up to You” by Frances Talbott-White

“It’s Up to You” by Frances Talbott-White

Prop 14 - Open Primary with a 'Top Two' Twist -- Did you think you'd ever see the day when our state's top two political parties and two 'third' parties would agree on their opposition to a statewide ballot measure -- a ballot measure actually crafted as a COMPROMISE between the top two parties in our state legislature? That day has come, and Prop 14 is the ballot measure in question. Prop [...]

What Does Transition Mean, Anyway?

What Does Transition Mean, Anyway?

This Wednesday night, May 26 at 7 p.m. see a special screening of the film "In Transition" and participate in a community discussion. The film "In Transition" compiles footage from Transition Initiatives around the world to explain what the Transition movement is all about. (watch for the map shot, Los Angeles is on there!) This international grassroots movement is about creating a better [...]

“Darn Yankees” is Damn Good

“Darn Yankees” is Damn Good

Since Sunday is your last chance to get to the Robert Frost Auditorium at 3 p.m. and catch the matinee of "Darn Yankees", I have to rave about it right now. The very first production from the CCMS theater company is so terrific, you will really walk out humming the tunes. The cast (credited as 50% completely new to theater) was so energetic, so ardent and so gosh darn cute, they were just [...]

Sex, Drugs, and Hasidic Jews – Film Review “Holy Rollers” by Orchid Cameron

Sex, Drugs, and Hasidic Jews – Film Review “Holy Rollers” by Orchid Cameron

Hey remember that time you were tricked into smuggling drugs by your Hasidic neighbor? That sucked. Inspired by actual events in the late nineties Holy Rollers tells the story of Hasidic Jews recruited as mules to smuggle ecstasy from Europe into the United States. Jesse Eisenberg (Zombieland, The Squid and the Whale) leads the cast as Sam Gold, a young Hasid from an Orthodox Brooklyn [...]

AVPA Premiers Three New Films “Daphne,” “Lovebarf” and “Zoetrope!” at Sony

AVPA Premiers Three New Films  “Daphne,” “Lovebarf” and “Zoetrope!” at Sony

The Academy of Visual and Performing Art’s Young Filmmakers will premier three new films, “Daphne,” “Lovebarf” and “Zoetrope!” at Sony Pictures Studios on Friday, June 4. Each year Sony Studios sponsors a premier for Culver City High School’s AVPA Young Filmmakers’ annual film project. This year, under the supervision of West Los Angeles College film teacher Matthew Harrison, [...]

“It’s Up to You” by Frances Talbott-White

“It’s Up to You” by Frances Talbott-White

Prop 16 - Voting on How You Want to Vote on Electric Utilities Of the six statewide ballot measures on our June 8 ballot, Prop 16 is the likeliest to have a direct impact on the future of Culver City. I'm going to try to explain it as simply as possible and without repeating a lot of history from the 90s. Since 1925, the City of Culver City has had a franchise agreement with SCE (Southern [...]

“It’s Up to You” by Frances Talbott-White

“It’s Up to You” by Frances Talbott-White

Prop 17- Car Insurance on Your Ballot When presenting ballot measures to a live audience, I generally try to move through some kind of logical progression, or at least go from proposition to proposition in a way that makes sense to me. I figure that if it makes sense to me, I'm more likely to help voters understand it. In this election season, I find myself moving from Prop 13 to Prop 17. [...]

Anti-Bullying Parent Forum – May 20

Anti-Bullying Parent Forum – May 20

The Culver City School District will present an anti-bullying forum for parents on May 20 from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. at the District Boardroom at 4034 Irving Place. This will be an important conversation about student safety, and building a positive approach to addressing bullying. The conversation will be facilitated by Beth Brewer, a cyber-bullying researcher and Loyola Marymount University [...]

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