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California’s Tallest Parking Restriction Sign – Now in Culver City

California’s Tallest Parking Restriction Sign – Now in Culver City

Yes, this is a parking sign- It's also an eye test, an I.Q. test and a public source of amusement. If you are in the vicinity of Linwood E. Howe, you might have to stop your car, get out and do a few minutes worth of reading to figure out what, where, why, when and how. These parking signs went up last night (August 21, 2014) supposedly to proclaim the new valet parking program for the [...]

Mondays are Back! LA County to Restore Library Hours

Mondays are Back! LA County to Restore Library Hours

The County of Los Angeles Public Library will restore its service hours at libraries that had hours reduced in 2009 – 2010, effective Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Since the Julian Dixon Library is a part of the county system, we'll have another day to use the best-loved library in the county! Libraries have evolved into community centers that provide invaluable tools to their patrons. [...]

White Appointed New CC Fire Chief

White Appointed New CC Fire Chief

“On behalf of my colleagues on the City Council, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Chief White to lead the men and women of the Culver City Fire Department,” said Mayor Meghan Sahli - Wells. “His knowledge and expertise gained over three decades in the fire service along with his 26 years of experience with Culver City make Chief White the perfect choice for our city.” The [...]

APVA Hosts Spotlight on Diversity

APVA Hosts Spotlight on Diversity

The warm summer afternoon of August 17 , 2014 saw the Robert Frost Auditorium filled with some very well known actors espousing an important cause - diversity in media. The Spotlight on Diversity offered music from the Gay Freedom Band, a panel discussion, and a keynote address from Amelia, a star columnist from the Huffington Post's Gay Voices. Co-sponsored by the AVPA, The Box Scene Project [...]

Ed Little Passes, Leaving a Legacy of Water Awareness

Ed Little Passes, Leaving a Legacy of Water Awareness

Edward C. Little passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014. In addition to his local auto repair shop on Sepulveda Boulevard, and his service to the City of Culver City on the council, one of Little’s most noteworthy achievements was his leadership on the West Basin Water District. His focus on diversifying West Basin’s water portfolio following the Southern California drought in the late [...]

Water Bond Gets Support from Ridley-Thomas

Water Bond Gets Support from Ridley-Thomas

Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas today gave his strong approval to a $7.5 billion state water bond measure that would provide funds for underground water storage projects and measures to rid groundwater of harmful contaminants. Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas said, “In the midst of a crippling drought that has harmed business, industry and agriculture, Assembly and Senate members have [...]

Street Sweeping Changes to Make ‘Drop Offs’ Easier

Street Sweeping Changes to Make ‘Drop Offs’ Easier

For years, street sweeping regulations around CCUSD school sites have made it difficult for parents to drop off their children, speak with school staff at a convenient time, and volunteer at the beginning of the school day. UPCC is very pleased to report that, just in time for the start of the school year, Culver City has modified those restrictions around Culver City campuses. As of this [...]

Fiesta La Ballona – Opening This Weekend

Fiesta La Ballona – Opening This Weekend

Fiesta La Ballona, Culver City’s annual “Party in the Park”, will be held this year on August 22-24, 2014 at Veterans Park located at 4117 Overland Avenue in Culver City. The weekend will feature live performances, carnival rides and games, over 100 booths showcasing local groups, artisan wares, and other vendors, a petting zoo and pony rides, a beer and wine garden, food trucks and a food [...]

State Passes $7 Billion Water Bond – Voter Approval Needed

State Passes $7 Billion Water Bond – Voter Approval Needed

In a nearly unanimous vote,on August 13, 2014 the California Legislature approved a new $7.54 billion Water Bond after many months of tense negotiations. The Water Quality, Supply, Infrastructure and Improvement Act of 2011 replaces a bloated $11.1 billion bond that was a leftover from the Gov. Schwarzenegger era. If approved by voters in November, investments will be made in local water supply [...]

State Supreme Court Kills Money Measure on Nov. Ballot

State Supreme Court Kills Money Measure on Nov. Ballot

California Supreme Court on Monday effectively blocked a November advisory ballot measure on the merits of unlimited independent campaign spending, dashing some Democrats’ hopes that the measure would boost voter turnout in what could be an otherwise staid election. Approved by the Legislature early last month and grudgingly allowed to go on the ballot by Gov. Jerry Brown, Proposition 49 [...]

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