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BCR Creek Clean-Up Nets 700 Plus Pounds of Trash

BCR Creek Clean-Up Nets 700 Plus Pounds of Trash

Ballona Creek Renaissance joined with Culver City Boy Scout Troop 50 to organize one of their very popular creek cleanups on Saturday, April 19th. The location was the creek bikepath entrance at Centinela Avenue, where the upstream concrete channel bottom becomes natural silt, plants of many kinds sprout at the edges of the creek, birds and fish are found in the stream, and it looks more like a [...]

Police Seek Info on Suspect

Police Seek Info on Suspect

On April 22, 2014 at about 2:50p.m., a female juvenile Culver City Middle School student was walking in the area of Farragut Dr. east of Overland Ave. A green Ford Taurus pulled up to her, and the driver asked the girl for her name. He then leaned over, opened the passenger side door, and told her to get into the vehicle. Fearing for her safety, the girl ran west towards Overland Ave., and [...]

City Creates Green Dividends with Parking Structure Energy Audit

City Creates Green Dividends with Parking Structure Energy Audit

Demonstrating that sustainability and green initiatives can pay immediate dividends, Culver City recently reduced energy consumption in three city owned parking structures. The latest was the Watseka Parking Structure, where in less than eight weeks, the City reduced electricity use by a whopping 56 percent. “Through Culver City"s energy saving measures at city owned faciliites, we hope [...]

CCMS Seussical – Save the Date

CCMS Seussical – Save the Date

On May 3rd and 4th, Robert Frost Auditorium will be lit up again with song, dance and light. The Middle School students of CCMS will once again treat our municipality to three performances of the Broadway musical: SEUSSICAL, Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Book by Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens. There will be three shows: a Saturday matinee at 3PM, then Saturday night at [...]

Measure CC Supporters Rally for School Bond

Measure CC Supporters Rally for School Bond

Supporters of Measure CC, the bond issue that will help repair a wide array of facilities across all of Culver City Unified School District’s 10 school sites, held a community wide rally and walk over the weekend to reach out to voters and encourage them to support CC when it appears on the June 3, 2014 ballot. The Yes on CC contingent included people from every corner of Culver City. From [...]

Ridley-Thomas Offers Applause for AVPA

Ridley-Thomas Offers Applause for AVPA

Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas today commended the students and faculty members of the Culver City High School Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) for their dedication, instruction, skill and execution in the fields of music, theater, visual art, film and dance during the 2013-2014 school year. Sebastian Ridley-Thomas said, “Art, music, dance and theater performance are [...]

Metro Taking Down Trees for Rail Line

Metro Taking Down Trees for Rail Line

Crenshaw community advocates were informed for the first time in late January 2014 that the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“METRO”) planned to remove at least 150 mature street trees from Crenshaw Boulevard as part of the ongoing construction of the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line. The loss of these trees is in addition to the more than 250 trees uprooted to make way [...]

Bixby to Step Up as Interim CCPD Chief

Bixby to Step Up as Interim CCPD Chief

In a  special City Council meeting of April 9, 2014, Culver City Mayor Jeff Cooper,speaking on behalf of the City Council, announced the City Council’s appointment of Assistant Police Chief Scott Bixby as Interim Chief of Police. “The City Council unanimously supported Assistant Chief Bixby’s appointment as Interim Chief” said Mayor Cooper. “After growing up here in Culver City and [...]

Historical Status for Ice Arena? Special Meeting for Cultural Affairs on April 22

Historical Status for Ice Arena? Special Meeting for Cultural Affairs on April 22

On January 31, 2014, the City of Culver City received a nomination for the Culver City Ice Arena, located at 4545 Sepulveda Blvd., for designation as a Cultural Resource.   Pursuant to Culver City Municipal Code (CCMC) Section 15.05.015, a historic resource evaluation for the site has been prepared and will be considered, together with a recommendation, by the Cultural Affairs Commission at a [...]

Council Members and Candidates Cross the Finish Line

Council Members and Candidates Cross the Finish Line

Tuesday, April 8 ended the lengthy city council race with both incumbents regaining their seats. The traditional of victory parties, thanking the volunteers and supporters, found Jim Clarke's campaigners at City Tavern. Almost as close to City Hall as possible without being in the building, the cheerful bar was filled with those who had walked precincts, written out budgets and placed lawn [...]

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