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Memorial Service for Ed Little Set for Sept. 27

Memorial Service for Ed Little Set for Sept. 27

Edward C. Little, long-time Culver City Rotary Club member—among many of his community contributions—and the director of the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility in El Segundo, CA passed away last month at 87. Pictured left with Gus Mason of the West Basin Municipal Water District. Little is remembered by many for the accomplishments of his community activism and success in local [...]

Brown Signs Bill Cracking Down on Illegal Arms

Brown Signs Bill Cracking Down on Illegal Arms

Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas today praised Governor Jerry Brown for signing his bill to give city attorneys enforcement tools to crack down on illegal weapons and unlawful gun and ammunition sales by renters in their communities. Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas said, “I applaud Governor Jerry Brown for signing AB 2310 into law to provide city attorneys and landlords with an effective [...]

Commissions Open – Applications Accepted

Commissions Open – Applications Accepted

The City Clerk’s Office is pleased to announce the application period for two vacancies on Culver City Commission, Committee, and Boards. Applications will be accepted by the City Clerk’s Office until 5:00 PM on Friday October 24, 2014. Late applications may not be accepted. Applications are being accepted for the following vacancies: Parks, Recreation, and Community Services [...]

An Even Better Price to Lose Your Lawn

An Even Better Price to Lose Your Lawn

West Basin Municipal Water District announced today that it has increased the current Turf Removal Incentive from $2 to $3 per square foot within its service area thanks to a grant from the California Department of Water Resources and funding from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD). The grant allows West Basin to add an additional dollar to MWD’s $2 rebate for a total [...]

Do Ed Tech Contracts Put Students’ Personal Info in Jeopardy? George Laase

Do Ed Tech Contracts Put Students’ Personal Info in Jeopardy? George Laase

In trying to protect California’s children from cyber marketers, identity thieves and on-line predators, the California legislature has passed Senate Bill 1177 that would establish the nation's toughest laws for student privacy and forbid the sale or disclosure of school districts’ online student data. State Senator Darrell Steinberg’s (D-Sacramento) bill clarifies that the data given to [...]

Meeting in a Minute – City Council

Meeting in a Minute – City Council

Here are some highlights from the City Council meeting of September 8, 2014. At this meeting, the City Council: Presented a proclamation in recognition of Suicide Prevention Week 2014. Administered oaths of office to Police Chief Scott Bixby and to Fire Chief David Lawrence White. Received a presentation regarding the National League of Cities’ Service Line Warranty [...]

INDIEcade – Play Again

INDIEcade – Play Again

Stephanie Barish was abashed. The founder and CEO of INDIEcade stood before the city council and ultimately withdrew her request for the fee waiver for two rooms at Vets Auditorium. After failing to give the council the information they had asked for - her budget and accounting from last year - she was faced with some unhappy and angry council members. Culver City has been a major sponsor of [...]

Dem Club to Host Water Board Candidates Debate Tonight – Sept. 10

Dem Club to Host Water Board Candidates Debate Tonight – Sept. 10

The Culver City Democratic club is the first club to sponsor a forum for the West Basin Municipal Water District, Division 4 board member candidates. The candidates are Jeff Ebenstein a Water Policy Deputy who lives in West Hollywood, Culver City resident Stephen Murray who is a Local Businessman/Engineer, and Scott Houston fro El Segundo- an Environmental Impact Manager. Division 4 covers [...]

UPCC – Citywide Fiber Internet Upgrade a Great Idea – For Culver City Schools!

UPCC – Citywide Fiber Internet Upgrade a Great Idea – For Culver City Schools!

Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong  is urging city officials to install fiber optic upgrades in five of the city’s business districts. “He feels this is key,” a spokesman for Soon-Shiong is quoted as saying. “He’s talked to various city officials and told them how important he thinks it is, not only to his business, but to attracting additional businesses to Culver City.” We [...]

Smith Pleads Guilty to Embezzling

Smith Pleads Guilty to Embezzling

The treasurer of the West Basin Municipal Water District board entered a guilty plea on Sept. 8  to embezzling nearly $20,000 from the agency to pay for tennis and dance lessons for his children and repairs on his boat. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Thomas Sokolov immediately sentenced Ronald Craig Smith, 55, to 180 days in county jail and five years probation. Smith pleaded guilty to one [...]

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