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Community

School Board Heroically Rejects Cuts

School Board Heroically Rejects Cuts

The Culver City School Board met on Tuesday Feb. 23 at 7 p.m., and the room at Linwood E. Howe was filled with anxious faces. The planned cuts had been announced on the previous Friday evening, and those whose heads seemed to be on the chopping block were there to try and make a case for the importance of their positions. Along with the district employees were union representatives, friends and [...]

Just a Thought- Sustaining the Moment

Just a Thought- Sustaining the Moment

In the moment I stop to consider it, the moment is already gone, and I have to laugh. George Carlin once noted “There is no present; there is only the immediate future and the recent past.” Trying to define any recent moment has been like trying to hold a handful of rain. I love the rain, but the flash photography of the lightning has only shown that everything is in flux, and the thunder and [...]

AVPA Art Students Win Key Awards

AVPA Art Students Win Key Awards

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is a nation-wide arts competition open to all high school students. Culver City High School (CCHS) art students from CCHS Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) have been recognized for their exceptional talent in the visual arts. Seniors, Charlene Amarasekara and Sequoyah Madison, have won “Gold Key” awards, the highest level of achievement, [...]

Alan Elmont Directs the Pledge

Alan Elmont Directs the Pledge

Dear Editor, If you read this aloud with pauses at the comma's with or without patriotic ferver there remains a palpable difference in the meaning of the words than recited with the rote improper pauses which I believe dissociates the speaker from the "pledge". But not being a man of strong opinion....or many..... :) Alan Elmont US Code TITLE 4 > CHAPTER 1 > § 4Prev | Next [...]

Kentwood Players Offer “Li’l Abner”

Kentwood Players Offer “Li’l Abner”

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. With book by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank, the musical is based on characters created by Al Capp, with lyrics by Johnny [...]

College Dance Theater “Barely There”

College Dance Theater  “Barely There”

Collage Dance Theatre’s first performance of their 25th anniversary year will be  a new dance installation at the  SPF: a Gallery, in Culver City. This new performance is inspired by the late conceptual artist Fred Sandback, who created works indicating the volume of sculpture, without the mass. With materials such as yarn, wire and string he made outlines in space and compared his art [...]

Simon Johnson Wins CCUSD Spelling Bee

Simon Johnson Wins CCUSD Spelling Bee

Simon Johnson stood tall and confidently spelled the word D-E-H-Y-D-R-A-T-I-O-N to take home the Fifth Annual Culver City Unified School District Spelling Bee title on Feb. 8 at the Robert Frost Auditorium. Johnson, a fifth-grader at El Marino Language School, finished atop 23 other spellers, including last year’s champion Natasha Collier. Four students from each of the district’s five [...]

Culver Park High School Gets Model Status

Culver Park High School Gets Model Status

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell has named Culver Park High School a 2010 Model Continuation High School –one of just 12 California schools so recognized for their programs designed to help struggling students stay in school. “Model Continuation High Schools provide troubled students with exemplary programs designed to give them a second chance to stay in school, [...]

Just A Thought- It’s not team sports

Just A Thought- It’s not team sports

While the national news is still filled with the repercussions of a blue state electing a red senator, I’m completely irritated with the color-coding system.  It is certainly easier than thinking, but I’m just fed up with the idea that politics fit into such neat little categories. Whoever we are, we are more than blue and red. It’s not team sports. It has just been sold to us as such [...]

Crossroads Challenge- 28 Days of Being Human

Crossroads Challenge- 28 Days of Being Human

Culver City Crossroads would like to offer you a monthly challenge. In this world of immediate information, virtual community, and multi-tasking, it can be challenging to remember what it means for us to be human. Those who have been on this planet long enough to remember sandboxes in kindergarten, handwritten letters, and home cooked food, may not need a reminder. But if you spend more time on [...]

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