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City Council Gives ‘Historical Significance’ to Ice Arena

City Council Gives ‘Historical Significance’ to Ice Arena

At the Council meeting on July 28, the five ayes that voted to grant 'historical significance' to the Culver Ice Arena were all aware that what they were bestowing was a title, and not the power to re-open the rink. What is conferred by the designation of historical significance is simply an acknowledgement that this meets the standards set by the state. That it just barely meets the standards [...]

Sahli-Wells Signs On to Mayors’ Campaign to End Bullying

Sahli-Wells Signs On to Mayors’ Campaign to End Bullying

“With Congress stalled on legislation to end the bullying epidemic, the Mayors’ Campaign to End Bullying is a critical initiative to establish policies and programs that would improve the lives of the 13 million kids bullied in America each year.” said Lee Hirsch, filmmaker behind Bully and founder of The BULLY Project. Culver City Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells, along with mayors in San [...]

State Assembly Members to Hear Testimony on Mental Health, CHP Policies

State Assembly Members to Hear Testimony on Mental Health, CHP Policies

Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas and Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer will hear testimony from panels of law enforcement executives and mental health experts when they co-chair the Assembly Joint Hearing of the Select Committee on Mental & Behavioral Health and Select Committee on Justice Reinvestment tomorrow (Tuesday, July 29) at 10:00 a.m. at Southern Missionary Baptist Church [...]

LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

On the heels of their wildly successful Culver City High School Trip Down Memory Lane last week (maybe “wildly” is overstating it a bit) the Culver City Historical Society is now inviting members as well as community folks to its annual picnic, set for this Sunday, July 27 at Veterans Park from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Jim Rodrigues from Santa Maria BBQ will be presiding over the grill, and in [...]

Wende Museum Will Get East Berlin Guardhouse/Art Installation

Wende Museum Will Get East Berlin Guardhouse/Art Installation

Guardhouses were an integral part of state surveillance in East Germany (GDR), stationed not only at borders but in places where they could monitor ordinary people going about their daily lives. Artist Christof Zwiener rescued one from demolition, and nine other artists worked to create their interpretations for 'adn pfoertnerhuas" "The guard, he or she, controlled the people coming in or out but [...]

PETROfied of Oil Drilling on Our Coast? Take a Spillfie

PETROfied of Oil Drilling on Our Coast?  Take a Spillfie

Heal the Bay is launching a social media campaign to raise awareness about the dangerous proposal to slant-drill for oil in Hermosa Beach. And we need your face--but not your usual sultry pout: We need you to make your most PETROfied face to show the world just how scared you are of the very real threat of a petroleum spill along our coast. Here's how to play: Take a spillfie: Get creative! [...]

City Announces Applications Open for Baldwin Hills Conservancy Board

City Announces Applications Open for Baldwin Hills Conservancy Board

The City Clerk’s Office announces the application period for the City Council’s three nominees for the Governor’s appointment of one voting member to the Baldwin Hills Conservancy (BHC) Board of Directors. The Board consists of 13 voting members and seven nonvoting members. This BHC appointment will serve a two year term, which will begin as early as September 2014. The BHC’s mission [...]

Sister City Welcome Picnic – July 19

Sister City Welcome Picnic – July 19

The warm, friendly and welcoming Culver City community is invited to the Culver City Sister City Committee’s Annual WELCOME PICNIC this year for the 8 high school students and 3 accompanying chaperones from our sister city of Iksan, South Korea. The event is located up at the Sundial near the Bill Botts fields on Saturday, July 19th beginning at noon. There will be food and festivities; the [...]

CHP Needs Training? Farrow Addresses Freeway Beating

CHP Needs Training? Farrow Addresses Freeway Beating

California’s Highway Patrol officers need far more training on how to handle mentally ill citizens, the department’s top officer said Monday. “The need for more (training) has been exposed,” CHP Commissioner Joseph Farrow said in an interview with The Sacramento Bee’s editorial board. His remarks came two weeks after a unnamed officer was captured on video repeatedly striking a [...]

Council Notes – Public Transportation Victories with Free Parking for Expo and No Bus Fare Hike

Council Notes – Public Transportation Victories with Free Parking for Expo and No Bus Fare Hike

The Culver City city council meeting on July 14, 2014  had a long agenda, and two items that both touched on public transportation came out as victories for the public; free parking for the train and free fares for the blind. The controversy over the possible future lack of parking at the Expo train station was fueled by a confusing headline in a local publication after the last council [...]

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