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Community

Just A Thought- Parents Don’t Vote

Just A Thought- Parents Don’t Vote

Parents Don’t Vote I was at a party recently when my friend Madeline set me on fire with one casual comment; “Parents don’t vote.” I said, “That’s not true. I’m a parent and I vote.” I named several other politically involved parents that I know to refute her argument. But further research proved that she was right. Looking at the database of voters who participated in the [...]

“Li’l Abner” at the Kentwood Players

“Li’l Abner” at the Kentwood Players

Kentwood Players continues its 60th Anniversary Season with the musical “Li’l Abner” from Friday, March 12 through Saturday, April 17, on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Westchester Playhouse located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester . The production is directed and choreographed by Victoria Miller, produced by Susan Goldman Weisbarth, with Dave Boyer as the [...]

Sunkist Park Neighborhood Meeting- 7-11?

Sunkist Park Neighborhood Meeting- 7-11?

There will be a meeting for the neighborhood of Sunkist Park at the El Marino Elementary School on Wednesday, March 17 at 7 p.m. in regards to a local development. The 7-11 Corporation wants to put in  24 hour store at the corner of Sepulveda and Berryman (5495 Sepulveda) where the 20/20 Video store was previously located. If you have questions or comments about development you can [...]

Parenting is a Tough Job

Parenting is a Tough Job

Are you feeling challenged, irritated, discouraged by your kid’s power struggles? Come and learn some common sense solutions…A four-session parenting workshop based on Positive Discipline Positive Discipline is for parents who are looking for long-term parenting skills that will encourage their children to think for themselves, become more responsible and have greater respect for [...]

Looking Forward by Ted Bellamy

Looking Forward by Ted Bellamy

Parking -- A Modest Proposal (with apologies to Jonathan Swift this time) Last week we established that there’s no such thing as free parking anymore, the way I remember it from the 1960's. If you’re not paying for your parking, someone else is paying for it. Another big change I’ve noticed is the percentage of our real estate that’s devoted to automobiles. Streets are wider, [...]

Culver City Education Foundation- Eat Italian!

Culver City Education Foundation- Eat Italian!

If you are hungry for a an opportunity to support the Culver City Schools, this is the week to eat Italian at Ugo Logo. Drop in at 3865 Cardiff Ave. from Monday March 8 until Thursday March 11, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., just mention CCEF and 10 % of you bill will be donated to the grant programs- Not only will you support our schools, but you also get a free dessert. The lobster ravioli is a ticket to [...]

Women’s History Month- Culver City Style – Video

Women’s History Month- Culver City Style – Video

Crossroads is celebrating Women's History Month by interviewing some of our most notable political females; the former mayors of Culver City. In a video presentation, Jozelle Smith, in her own words-

Stand Up 4 Schools

Stand Up 4 Schools

At the Culver City School complex at Farragut and Elenda this morning, hundreds of students, parents, teachers and employees turned out to protest the education cuts in the state budget. At El Marino Elementary School, protesters got the passing traffic honking in accord with the banner that said "Save Our Schools." More cuts will be decided upon at the next school board meeting on [...]

Thanks to the AWEsome Moms Clubs-

Thanks to the AWEsome Moms Clubs-

The proverb says "Be careful what you wish for... you will receive it." This proved  delightfully true this past week, when a request for help for a displaced baby went out to the Culver City Moms Club.  One request turned into more than a hundred emails, with offers of supplies and help coming from moms all over town. A four month old boy named Colin was placed in the custody of his [...]

Be There Early to Stand Up 4 Schools

Be There Early to Stand Up 4 Schools

Thursday, March 4 is the day that schools all over the state of California will be protesting the budget cuts from Sacramento. Beginning at 7:30 a.m. at every school on the Culver City School District,  educators, parents and community members  will participate in a protest, joining hands around the various school sites as part of a statewide day of action. The event has been called by the [...]

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