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Super Survey – CCUSD Wants Your Standards for Superintendent Search

Super Survey – CCUSD Wants Your Standards for Superintendent Search

The Governing Board of the Culver City Unified School District has selected Dr. John Cruz and Dr. Wendell Chun of Education Leadership Services as its advisors to assist the Board in its search for a new superintendent. One of the first tasks in the search and selection process is to determine the specific traits, skills, abilities, and experience desired in the new superintendent. The Board [...]

Dear Editor – Farragut Resident Offers History

Dear Editor – Farragut Resident Offers History

Former City Council Member Andrew Weissman, an attorney, apparently forgot what he publicly espoused 30 years ago—“Culver City is entitled to the independent judgment of council members whose impartiality is untainted….” and “The responsibility that the elected official has is to disclose conflicts of interest.” (Los Angeles Times, 3/23/86) His memory lapse is costing Culver City [...]

Sony Employees Help Lin Howe Shine on Global Volunteer Day

Sony Employees Help Lin Howe Shine on Global Volunteer Day

On April 15, more than 100 Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) volunteers participated in Sony Global Volunteer Day, an annual event in which Sony employees around the world give back to their communities. This year the volunteers took their shovels, paint brushes, and elbow grease to Linwood E. Howe Elementary School in Culver City to complete several projects, including: painting seven new [...]

Vote for Delegates – Democrats for Hillary or Bernie on May 1

Vote for Delegates – Democrats for Hillary or Bernie on May 1

May 1st is the date to elect California delegates for the Democratic Convention. Those running for delegate in the 37th congressional district (Congresswoman Karen Bass) need to be elected to the post, so it's time to exercise your right to vote.  If you live in Culver City and are registered as a Democrat, you are part of the the district. Delegate caucuses are not advertised by the party [...]

Karen Bass to Hold Town Hall on Africa Policy – May 21

Karen Bass to Hold Town Hall on Africa Policy – May 21

From the office of Congresswoman Karen Bass - "I hope you will join me for a forum on U.S.-Africa Policy in the Era of Obama on Saturday, May 21 at 10:00 AM at Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles. From 2000 to 2010, six of the world’s 10 fastest-growing economies were in sub-Saharan African countries. As a result of economic progress there, Africa’s middle class has tripled in [...]

City Manager’s Report – John Nachbar

City Manager’s Report – John Nachbar

• 13th Annual “Cruisin’ Back to Culver City” Car Show – The 13th Annual “Cruisin’ Back to Culver City” Car Show, will take place on Saturday, May 7th from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Hundreds of classic cars and hot rods are expected to be on display in downtown along Culver and Washington Boulevards from Ince Boulevard to Duquesne Avenue. Vendors and music performances are scheduled [...]

Scott Wyant is Awake, Alive, and Thankful

Scott Wyant is Awake, Alive, and Thankful

"I've got a new hole in my head, and a dozen new friends." Doesn't that sound just like him? After almost 5 hours of surgery and a night of rest, the unstoppable Scott Wyant was awake and very pleased to be alive this morning. "This is my Martha Washington portrait." While he won't get to keep the hairstyle, he is back, firing on all metaphorical cylinders. "My enormous thanks to everyone [...]

City Council Says Farewell to Weissman and O’Leary; Adds Eriksson and Small, and Keeps Sahli-Wells as Members

City Council Says Farewell to Weissman and O’Leary; Adds Eriksson and Small, and Keeps Sahli-Wells as Members

April 25, 2016 found the Mike Balkman Council Chambers filled to overflowing in anticipation of the last meeting of the old council and the swearing in and seating of the new. Andy Weissman and Mehaul O'Leary were both retired from their years of community service, and the winners of this month's elections were seated, with Jim Clarke chosen as Mayor and Jeff Cooper as Vice Mayor for the coming [...]

Wyant Surgery Scheduled

Wyant Surgery Scheduled

"And it's a good thing you all didn't elect me this time - I really would not have been ready!" Community leader Scott Wyant will be undergoing surgery today, Tuesday April 26, 2016 in the early afternoon at UCLA with Dr. Linda Liau. After an fMRI yesterday, his daughter Molly Wyant posted online "Everything went really well, and Dr. Liau has done this surgery more than a thousand times.  It [...]

Stop “Policing for Profit” in California – Support SB 443

Stop “Policing for Profit” in California – Support SB 443

Did you know that your property can be permanently confiscated by law enforcement using a practice known as "civil asset forfeiture"? Did you know that the burden is on you, the property owner, to prove your innocence despite there being no evidence of a crime being committed? "Policing for profit" has perverted law enforcement's priorities by offering them a direct financial incentive to [...]

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