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CCUSD Board to Meet for Study Session July 6

CCUSD Board to Meet for Study Session July 6

The CCUSD Board of Education will hold a work study session at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 6 in the District Office at 4034 Irving Place. The public is invited to attend the session, which will include the following: Summer/Current Projects Report and Update Immediate Next Steps: Building Our Measure CC Team Current RFP for Architects CM RFP Communication System: Review New Web [...]

NantHealth Leans Toward IPO with Allscripts Buy-In

NantHealth Leans Toward IPO with Allscripts Buy-In

In a move that sets NantHealth up for an IPO by the end of the year, Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) has purchased a 10 percent stake in the Culver City healthcare IT company for $200 million in cash. In return, NantHealth founder Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong (pictured left)  has invested $100 million in the Chicago-based company through NantCapital. The cross-investments strengthen a partnership [...]

Triathletes Train @ Culver City Plunge

Triathletes Train @ Culver City Plunge

Jason May and Melanie Webber, two local triathletes, have excelled in competition and both started out in the pool: the Culver City Plunge. One has reached the elite level and the other is a novice swimmer, but they both enjoy the sport and the time they spend swimming laps at Culver City’s beautiful pool. Triathlon season is approaching! And they’re gearing up again. Melanie Webber has [...]

Culver City Tops Ladera in Little League Tournament

Culver City Tops Ladera in Little League Tournament

After a brief hiccup against defending champion West L.A., the Culver City 10/11 All Stars defeated powerhouse Ladera 6-0 on Tuesday, eliminating Ladera from the tournament. Culver City ace right hander Andy Perez was on his game, throwing a complete six inning game in just 70 pitches. Perez dominated, striking out nine, allowing just three infield singles, and didn’t walk a batter. Ladera [...]

Expo Train Tests Into New Station

Expo Train Tests Into New Station

The exciting updates glide on on the Westside transit front! A media event on Monday June 29, 2015 at the new Expo Line station in Palms featured an actual train pulling up to the platform, just like it will when the line opens in spring of 2016 (if all goes as planned, which it is so far). According to a speech by Mayor Eric Garcetti at the event (seen on a Periscope video by KNX1070), the [...]

Kentwood Players Celebrate Marcom Masque Awards

Kentwood Players Celebrate Marcom Masque Awards

Kentwood Players, the community theater group based at the Westchester Playhouse, was founded in December 1949 by Jan and Arky Marcom. At the end of each season, all Kentwood Players members in good standing who have seen all six shows vote by secret ballot and then the group presents their annual Marcom Masque Awards to the winners in each category at an entertainment-filled awards ceremony. The [...]

Local NonProfit Pure Drift to Launch Fundraiser for Water Filters

Local NonProfit Pure Drift to Launch Fundraiser for Water Filters

Local nonprofit organization Pure Drift will launch a GoFundMe campaign on July 1, 2015  to fund the distribution and installation of water filters in communities that lack access to clean drinking water. Andres Rennella and Corey Eichenberger, the founders of Pure Drift, will drive from Los Angeles, California, to Guayaquil, Ecuador, with stops along the Pacific coast in Mexico, Guatemala, El [...]

Turning Point School Gets International Status

Turning Point School Gets International Status

Turning Point School has achieved International Certification status, as recently conferred by the Council of International Schools (CIS). This achievement validates the school community’s provision of international education and demonstrable outcomes reflecting students’ growth as global citizens. Turning Point joins St. Timothy’s School in Maryland and the International School of Indiana [...]

Rachlin Partners Win LA Business Council Award

Rachlin Partners Win LA Business Council Award

Rachlin Partners was recognized at the 45th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards on June 18, 2015 during a gala luncheon hosted by the Los Angeles Business Council. The firm accepted the prestigious award certification for Bonita Center for the Arts, a winner in the Education category. The new $22 million Bonita Center for the Arts – designed as a community landmark that educates as well [...]

Turf Removal Goes Up to $3 Per Square Foot

Turf Removal Goes Up to $3 Per Square Foot

West Basin Municipal Water District announced today that it has increased the current “Turfs Up” turf removal rebate from $2 to $3 per square foot for qualifying residents in its service area, thanks to a $300,000 grant from the United States Bureau of Reclamation. The grant allows West Basin to add an additional dollar to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD)’s $2 [...]

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