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Free Summer Lunch Program Ends for the Year

Free Summer Lunch Program Ends for the Year

The Free Summer Lunch program has served it's last meal of the year, and there were a lot of big smiles and happy people there to enjoy it. Program Administrator Micheal Marsh said "We served 5120 lunches and had 1722 students participate in our activities . We have several programs on campus that operate simultaneously, and all eat lunch together. Some programs end after lunch and those kids [...]

Duquesne Ave. Closed for Reconstruction July 30

Duquesne Ave. Closed for Reconstruction July 30

This Saturday, July 30, Duquesne Avenue between Jefferson Boulevard and Lucerne Avenue will be closed from 9AM to 5PM to through traffic. All American Asphalt will be reconstructing a portion of Duquesne Avenue between Jefferson Boulevard and Ballona Creek. Four changeable message signs were strategically positioned to advise motorists of the road closure. Detour signs will be installed on the [...]

Is July Over Yet? (Boom!) What? CCPD Talks About Illegal Fireworks

Is July Over Yet?  (Boom!) What? CCPD Talks About Illegal Fireworks

"We respond to every call, every year, " says Culver City Police Officer Lt. Jason Sims "and we take these calls seriously." It seems to many Culver City residents that the sound of random explosions starts earlier every year and runs later. It's not just the fourth of July, it's the middle of June. But the numbers from the CCPD note that the problem of illegal fireworks have decreased in [...]

Crane Over Corporate Pointe – Tower Construction Begins

Crane Over Corporate Pointe – Tower Construction Begins

Vertical construction has commenced for Culver City Creative, a mid-rise office building from IDS Real Estate Group. The project, now rising from a three-acre property at Hannum Avenue and Bristol Parkway, will consist of a seven-story structure containing approximately 280,000 square feet of leasable space. Plans also call for a number of unconventional amenities, including a dog park, a [...]

WLA College – Open House Aug. 2

WLA College – Open House Aug. 2

An evening Open House will be on the calendar next week at West Los Angeles College. If you're curious about the place or would like to hear more about programs for traditional age students and busy working adults, stop by on Tuesday, August 2. There's a campus tour at 4:30pm. The information session starts at 5:30. To reserve a seat and get your free parking pass, visit www.WLAC.edu/Enroll

Air Bag Recall Seeks High Risk Cars

Air Bag Recall Seeks High Risk Cars

There's nothing like an old Honda, right? It turns out that a number of old Hondas are very dangerous to drive. Certain model-year 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles show a far higher risk of ruptures during air bag deployment, prompting an urgent call from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to ensure that unrepaired vehicles in this population are found and fixed before they [...]

Backpacks for Kids – Volunteers Needed for Food Drive

Backpacks for Kids – Volunteers Needed for Food Drive

 August will see another another food drive at Pavilions on Jefferson in Culver City on August 13th & 14th to get Backpacks for Kids ready for the new school year. Please see the shift times below. Volunteers will be passing out flyers and asking for food donations from patrons to pick up while they're shopping. If you haven't volunteered before, now is the moment. It is such an [...]

Abby Bergman Completes Catalina Channel Swim

Abby Bergman Completes Catalina Channel Swim

Abby Bergman has completed her 2o plus mile swim from Catalina Island to the Palos Verdes Peninsula in eleven hours and eleven minutes.  She began last night on Catalina at 11:30 pm and arrived this morning near the Terranea Resort. The Smith College student who grew up in Culver City has just embarked on a long distance swim career with this first adventure. The conditions were near-perfect; [...]

Provisional Ballots – No Consistent Rules

Provisional Ballots – No Consistent Rules

Once reserved for emergency situations, provisional ballots were freely handed out across California on June 7 as a Los Angeles Times analysis finds they were used by more than one of every five primary voters who showed up at a polling place. But the wide use of provisional ballots has not been matched by any broad statewide oversight, with rules changing from one county to the next dictating [...]

Sister City & Community to Welcome Iksan Students July 24

Sister City & Community to Welcome Iksan Students July 24

Sponsored by the Culver City Sister City Committee’s Korean Exchange Committee, our community is invited to attend the Welcome Picnic for seven high school students and three accompanying chaperones from our sister city of Iksan, South Korea. The welcome dinner’s location is Bill Botts’ playground on the lower area near the intersection of Jefferson and Duquesne. The event begins at 4:00 [...]

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