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Police Chase Ends on Culver City Rooftop

Police Chase Ends on Culver City Rooftop

A man who led authorities on a chase at speeds of more than 100 mph on Monday from Santa Clarita to Culver City barricaded himself on the roof of an apartment building for more than three hours before surrendering. The suspect’s name was not made public, but he reportedly was wanted in a drive-by shooting in Newhall and on suspicion of a drug-related crime. He surrendered about 5 p.m. after [...]

Green Trees for the Golden State Seeks to Increase Urban Forests

Green Trees for the Golden State Seeks to Increase Urban Forests

Green Trees for the Golden State is a grant program set forth by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The Green Trees program, along with a series of similar grants, provides funding opportunities to establish and increase the urban forest in California’s most impoverished, polluted communities. Trees serve cities by cooling streets and sidewalks and saving energy, [...]

State Health Committee Hears Successes and Challenges of Covered California

State Health Committee Hears Successes and Challenges of Covered California

On Thursday, October 30th the California State Senate Health Committee held an informational hearing on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The session was led by committee chair State Senator Ed Hernandez and provided the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), Covered California, and various community-based and advocacy organizations a public forum to reflect on the first year of ACA [...]

Backpack Program Gets Support From Local Businesses

Backpack Program Gets Support From Local Businesses

Britta and Göran Eriksson and their company, EuroVAT Refund, Inc., took up a collection from their employees and made a company contribution as well to help fund the Culver City Backpacks for Kids program. The $1,255 raised will support the CCUSD Backpacks for Kids Program, which provides food to CCUSD students who may not have access to healthy food during the weekend. Parents and staff work [...]

Culver Compact Gets Reinforcement – Geoff Maleman

Culver Compact Gets Reinforcement – Geoff Maleman

Eight months after community leaders representing a wide array of Culver City organizations banded together to sign The Culver City Compact, those same leaders got together to assess exactly how the effort is progressing and how to continue the joint commitment to improve the lives of Culver City’s students. “After our first meeting convening the original signers of the Culver City [...]

Brother’s Keeper Starts with Community Summit – Joanna Brody

Brother’s Keeper Starts with Community Summit – Joanna Brody

On Thursday, November 13th, Culver City Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells hosted an inaugural Local Action Summit of community leaders at West Los Angeles College to discuss the White House’s “My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge”. The MBK Challenge, issued to cities, rural counties and tribes around the country by President Obama and the White House, is a collective effort to eliminate [...]

City Begins Bike Rack Installation

City Begins Bike Rack Installation

Malibu Pacific will be installing bicycle racks for Phase 1 of the Citywide Bicycle Rack Installation Project (see attached Phase 1 locations) beginning Wednesday, November 19th. Phase 1 will entail installation of bicycle racks at predetermined locations, based on the work performed as part of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (BPMP), public requests to date, and at public transit [...]

Karma Rescue Looks to Crowdfunding to Support Prison Effort

Karma Rescue Looks to Crowdfunding to Support Prison Effort

Karma Rescue, an award winning organization that over the past decade rescued more than 2,000 dogs from high-kill shelters, recently launched a crowdrise campaign to help raise funds for a new and innovative program that pairs prison inmates with rescued animals. Paws For Life is a joint effort between Karma Rescue and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Rescued [...]

Sherriff’s Dept. Graduates Officers

Sherriff’s Dept. Graduates Officers

Twenty-four female and thirty-eight male Deputy Sheriffs, as well as nine male and one female Police Officers from the Culver City, Inglewood, Monterey Park and Pasadena Police Departments, graduated from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Training Academy in Los Angeles during ceremonies held Friday morning,November 14, 2014, at the Biscailuz Center Training Academy. As part of the [...]

Breaking News – McDonald Street Floods for the Third Time

Breaking News – McDonald Street Floods for the Third Time

For the third time in four years, water is rising over the curb on McDonald Street in the Sunkist Park area of Culver City. Both Culver City Fire Department and Golden State Water are on the scene, attempting to discover the break so they can stop the water. While the previous two water main breaks occurred in the early morning hours between 4 and 6 am, this break was mid afternoon, [...]

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