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Community

Culver City Education Foundation’s “Tribute to the Stars”

Culver City Education Foundation’s “Tribute to the Stars”

The Culver City Education foundation will present the 12th Annual "Tribute to the Stars" on  Friday, May 7, and all of Culver City is invited. Please come and honor our award winners from each school. This year's award winners are- Patty Eskridge - Sony Pictures Entertainment Teacher of the Year Diane Lococo -Tower Insurance Associates Classified Employee of the Year Rita Zide -Westfield [...]

Just A Thought- Up the Spiral

Just A Thought- Up the Spiral

Public speaking is known to be one of the things we fear instinctively, like loud noises. While I have the curious habit of reaching for the things I fear most, I feel that it's only by testing the waters that I ever learn to swim. I don't attempt to do things I know take real training and experience; say, flying a plane or conducting an orchestra. But if what is needed is just courage and will, [...]

How to Vote- Part 3 by Steve Gourley

How to Vote- Part 3 by Steve Gourley

Editor's Note- In this final section of Steve Gourley essay, the rewards for your participation are outlined. Guess what? If you follow my advice, your rise to power in Culver City cost you almost nothing: half a day helping; calling people to turn out the vote; telling the man where you wanted your lawn sign; a $5.00 contribution. Better yet, the city did not have to spend your tax [...]

Looking Forward by Ted Bellamy

Looking Forward by Ted Bellamy

Back in the 50s, we had a neighbor down the street who bought a new car every year. A proud, lonely, angry man, Robert would drive slowly down the street every Sunday, honking his horn and waving at each of us poor saps doing yard work. In 1958 or 59, I don't remember which, he bought himself a new Chrysler Imperial. It was a magnificent hunk of Detroit steel - nearly 20 feet long, with [...]

How to Vote By Steven Gourley

How to Vote By Steven Gourley

This article is in response to Judith Martin-Straw's recent essay which pointed out that "parents don't vote" in local elections. Actually parents don't vote, but grandparents do vote. A very large number of voters are in their '60's, 70's, 80's and even '90's. So here is not only a lesson for parents to teach them how to vote, but to let them know how they can be very influential in our [...]

Baby Collin Update – Little Boy Mending Well

Baby Collin Update – Little Boy Mending Well

After asking the Culver City Moms Club to help us with supplies for Baby Collin, Crossroads was overwhelmed with supports, clothes, toys and diapers. Thank you again for all of your help! Catherine Farmer Loya wrote " We just saw him again last night, and learned that his grandparents will have him for at least six months, but as of early May it's possible that the judge in the case will rule. [...]

LAUSD Permit Students on the Budget Radar

LAUSD Permit Students on the Budget Radar

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has revised its policy on the issuance of inter-district permits.  The permit program has traditionally allowed parents  the ability to have their children attend schools outside of the District’s boundaries.  Under the current policy, LAUSD loses approximately $51 million each year. “Just about every school district in the Los Angeles area [...]

Rainbow Day- Ballet de Folclorico do Brasil

Rainbow Day- Ballet de Folclorico do Brasil

The Culver City Redevelopment Agency and The Music Center of Los Angeles County will present Ballet Folclórico do Brasil, at The Help Group on Saturday, April 10 at 11 a.m. as part of the Rainbow Day family program. This event is presented on the west side of Culver City which is experiencing a time of revitalization. The Help Group is located at 12101 West Washington Boulevard and a dining [...]

“Charlotte’s Web” with the Kentwood Kids

“Charlotte’s Web” with the Kentwood Kids

The Kentwood Players are delighted to present a Kentwood Kids Production of “Charlotte’s Web” by Joseph Robinette, adapted from the book by E.B. White. This classic tale about friendship, acceptance and coping with the realities of life unfolds in the barnyard, where timid Wilbur the pig develops a friendship with Charlotte, a spider who spins a most amazing web. Performances will be at [...]

“Front and Center” Offers Outstanding Theater Students at the School Board Meeting

“Front and Center” Offers Outstanding Theater Students at the School Board Meeting

At the March 9 board meeting, the District Community Arts Team co-chairs including the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, Gwenis Laura, District Arts Consultant, Inez  Bush and Farragut parent, Kathleen McKernin were presented with a proclamation for March is Arts Education Month by the school board. Next was the inaugural presentation of the NEW CCUSD Theatre Collaborative [...]

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