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Culver City Crossroads

Dear Editor – Parking the Car Show

Dear Editor – Parking the Car Show

Dear Editor, It pays to have friends in high places. Executives of banks that were bailed out by the Federal Government gave themselves bonuses as a reward for their mismanagement. On Saturday the 8th Annual Culver City Car Show will take place in Downtown Culver City. Last Monday night Culver City Council rewarded the Car Show “Event Operator” and Culver City’s Parking Enforcement [...]

Dear Editor – Classified President Calls for Communication

Dear Editor – Classified President Calls for Communication

Dear Editor, The proposals that appeared on the cut list the Board of Education considered at their April 26th meeting were so unbelievably close to the classroom, and would have such a detrimental affect on our students, that they took my breath away. Some community members may feel that the board members always have the best interests of the students in mind, and that union presidents only [...]

Dear Editor- Safe Routes to School Needs Your Voice

Dear Editor- Safe Routes to School Needs Your Voice

Dear Editor, The FY2011 appropriations deal requires state Departments of Transportation to return $2.5 billion in transportation funding to Washington. Based on past "rescissions" like this, many state DOTs will take most of the cuts from bicycle and pedestrian programs. While Safe Routes to School is not eligible for these rescissions, it could devastate Transportation Enhancements and [...]

Dear Editor- Permits and Legislation (Act Now – Live Links)

Dear Editor- Permits and Legislation (Act Now – Live Links)

Dear Editor, As most of you know, last year LAUSD announced an intent to deny releases to then currently permitted students attending CCUSD for this school year. That meant that currently permitted students who may have been attending CCUSD for their entire education would have been forced to go to LAUSD schools, and CCUSD would have lost the over $5 million in funding that the permit [...]

Dear Editor- Cold Hearts at Cold Stone Creamery

Dear Editor- Cold Hearts at Cold Stone Creamery

Dear Editor, The Culver City Cold Stone Creamery has a cold heart for blood donors! This time I couldn't believe my ears. It seemed like deja vu, but I insisted that the expiration date of the coupon for a free ice cream and topping had not expired. The last time I gave blood, I got a similar coupon and showed up a couple of days after it expired. I was denied then, too, although I suggested [...]

Just a Thought- It’s Not About the Benjamins

Just a Thought- It’s Not About the Benjamins

I was once listening to an interview with author Michael Crichton, and he was speaking about the arc of his success. To go from being a medical student living on a thin margin, to being a successful doctor, to being a very successful author had taken him from dealing with daily scarcity to living in opulent abundance. “The difference between not having enough and having enough is huge,” he [...]

Dear Editor – Racing for Support

Dear Editor – Racing for Support

An editorial in the March 31 edition of the Culver City News asked why there's no Culver City 5K? There is. More precisely, there was. Unfortunately this years event won't be produced because its primary sponsor, Sporteve, is struggling to say open. This popular event has grown every year for three years and last year (2010) raised $10,000 for the Culver City Education Foundation. According [...]

Dear Brothers and Sisters- A Note to the Union

Dear Brothers and Sisters-  A Note to the Union

Brothers and sisters, Yesterday at a special board meeting, the board voted 4--1 to hire Patti Jaffe as our new superintendent. It ended a long, drawn out and expensive superintendent search process------with the candidate being hired having been in our back yard all along. Teachers and community members spoke warmly of Patti's career-long dedication to our district and expressed [...]

Dear Editor – Response To Union President

Dear Editor – Response To Union President

Dear Editor, As a Culver City homeowner, I have watched and read the issues about the schools for more than a decade. For that entire time I mistakenly thought that you represented the teachers. I mistakenly thought that you were interested in bargaining the best deal you could for the teachers. When I watched the video tape of the meetings, I thought that I heard you speaking on behalf of [...]

Dear Editor- Union President Responds

Dear Editor- Union President Responds

Dear Editor, A number of teachers and community members have asked me to respond to some of the written comments from school board members Kathy Paspalis and Steve Gourley that were published recently. First, I don't think anyone in our school community benefits when battle lines get drawn and parties hunker down. I think what is called for now, with a financial crisis on the horizon, is [...]

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