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Metro Approves Funds for Rail-to-River Transportation Corridor

Metro Approves Funds for Rail-to-River Transportation Corridor

The L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) recently approved $2.8 million for a Rail-to-River Active Transportation Corridor (ATC) along Slauson Avenue from the Los Angeles River to the Crenshaw Metro line. Championed by County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the proposed ATC would transform a currently blighted and underutilized right-of-way to a public active space for [...]

City and Sister City Committee Send EMT Vehicle to Urupan

City and Sister City Committee Send EMT Vehicle to Urupan

Last Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 saw a small crowd of CC Firefighters out in front of City Hall, standing by a truck about to make a trip. The City and the Sister City Committee were finalizing the donation of a decommissioned paramedic unit from the CCFD to head down to Mexico to be used in Urupan. Authorized by the council on May 12 of this year, this was the second vehicle donated to Uruapan, [...]

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

The regret of things we cannot change... I was talking with another mother who has a child with learning disabilities. We were relating our history of having children who even as infants showed up differently than other children; remembering how we would tell doctors the things we noticed, kids not crawling for example, and how no one really took us seriously and negated these challenges as [...]

LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

Do you have out of town visitors during this holiday season? Culver City features one of the highest concentrations of fine art galleries in Southern California with nearly twenty galleries located within the City’s borders, and there are almost the same number just over the border in the City of Los Angeles. Although there are several art galleries located in other parts of Culver City, the [...]

La Ballona On Broadway Gets Students Singing and Dancing in the Spotlight

La Ballona On Broadway Gets Students Singing and Dancing in the Spotlight

While no one had their name literally up in lights, their faces were all lit up last weekend, December 5 and 6 at La Ballona Elementary School for the big variety show - La Ballona on Broadway. Students, teachers, friends and parents all got to enjoy some musical theater in the name of a great cause; getting children onstage to express themselves. Director Darryl Johnson noted that "This [...]

CCEF Offers A Night On the Town

CCEF Offers A Night On the Town

Donate $100 or more to Culver City Education Foundation now through December 31 and be entered in a drawing for a Culver City Night on the Town that includes dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants plus two tickets to Chavez Ravine by Culture Clash at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. A donation to CCEF is a gift that will support every student in the Culver City Unified School District. Give [...]

Job’s Daughters to Celebrate 90 Years

Job’s Daughters to Celebrate 90 Years

The Culver City Job's Daughters are excited to be celebrating their 90th birthday with a party! Bethel no. 2, Culver City was founded in 1924, was the very first chapter of the organization opened in Southern California, and has been in Culver City for 90 years! The party will be held on Saturday, December 20th, at 2:30pm at Culver City- Foshay Masonic Lodge, located at 9635 Venice Blvd in [...]

Ruth’s Truths – Ruth Morris

Ruth’s Truths – Ruth Morris

For my 56th birthday, I stayed home. It was an amazing stay-cation; I'd traveled so far and wide over these past five years that Los Angeles began to look exotic. My attended events were woven into the warp and weft of the city; the mayor even put in appearances at two of them. All I wanted on my birthday was to participate in CicLAvia. Each route being a little different, this one began on [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Did Mars ever have life? Does it still? A meteorite from Mars has reignited the old debate. An international team that includes scientists from Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland) has published a paper in the scientific journal Meteoritics and Planetary Sciences, showing that Martian life is more probable than previously thought. “So far, there is no other theory that we find [...]

‘Backpacks’ Program Food Drive @ Pavilions Dec. 13 & 14

‘Backpacks’ Program Food Drive @ Pavilions Dec. 13 & 14

The CCUSD Backpacks for Kids Program will hold a food drive from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on December 13 and 14 at the Pavilions supermarket at 11030 Jefferson Boulevard. The store is setting up a display with needed food items, and the program will have collection tables outside the store. Organizers are also soliciting gift cards for groceries as well as for Subway or other fast food chains to give to [...]

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