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CCEF Presents Fineshriber Funds to Board of Education

CCEF Presents Fineshriber Funds to Board of Education

At the Tuesday Oct. 28  Culver City Unified School District Board of Education (CCUSD) meeting held at City of Culver City - City Hall, Culver City Education Foundation (CCEF) Executive Director Leslie Adler presented a check to the school board for $125,500-a very generous grant from the Fineshriber Family Foundation to CCEF. The talented Culver City High School Students Saxophone Quartet [...]

Meeting in a Minute – City Council Highlights Oct. 27

Meeting in a Minute – City Council Highlights Oct. 27

Here are some highlights from the City Council meeting of October 27, 2014. At this meeting, the City Council: Presented a commendation to K-9 Officer Boyca on the occasion of his retirement. Approved a purchase order with UTC Fire and Security for an amount not-to-exceed $156,455.00 and an agreement with Wincal Technology Corp. for an amount not-to- exceed $21,019.00 for the installation [...]

Metro Adopts Complete Streets Policy

Metro Adopts Complete Streets Policy

The first Complete Streets Policy in LA County is on its way to adoption. The policy -- approved last week by the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (Metro) Ad-Hoc Sustainability Committee—promotes street designs that accommodate all travelers—pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and motorists. On October 23, the full Metro Board voted to approve $2.85 million to [...]

Record Breaking Recycling- 12 Billion Gallons

Record Breaking Recycling- 12 Billion Gallons

West Basin announced a record year in recycled water production at the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility, which produced 12 billion gallons of recycled water in Fiscal Year 2013-14. As California enters its fourth consecutive year of drought, West Basin’s record production this past year would meet the water needs of approximately 74,000 households. This also means that approximately 12 [...]

Rotary ‘Adopts’ Upward Bound Apartments – Wendy Taylor

Rotary ‘Adopts’ Upward Bound Apartments – Wendy Taylor

Since 1991, Upward Bound House in Culver City has helped more than 900 families and 1,692 children navigate the daunting road beyond homelessness through transitional supportive housing. Via a $2,500 District Community Grant, the Culver City Rotary Community Foundation in partnership with Rotary District 5280, has adopted and outfitted two of the 18 apartments at the temporary family shelter [...]

Perfect Timing Sells School Bonds With Success Saving CC Taxpayers $10 Million

Perfect Timing Sells School Bonds With Success Saving CC Taxpayers $10 Million

CCUSD recently completed a highly successful sale of its $26.5 million Election of 2014 General Obligation Bonds, Series A (Culver City Unified School District General Obligation Bond Program). The bonds were well-received in the market, and the timing of the sale could not have been better. The District entered the bond market one day after the lowest interest rate levels of 2014 year-to-date. [...]

CCMS Wins “School to Watch” as Statewide Model

CCMS Wins “School to Watch” as Statewide Model

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has recognized Culver City Middle School as one of 12 California schools re-designated as model middle schools in the Schools to Watch-Taking Center Stage (STW-TCS) program. “This is exciting news for all of these hardworking schools that have made impressive gains in student achievement,” Torlakson said. “I congratulate both those [...]

Infant Car Seat Recall Expanded – Check Your Safety Steps

Infant Car Seat Recall Expanded – Check Your Safety Steps

Evenflo has recently expanded its recall to address a safety defect regarding harness buckles to now include the “Embrace 35” rear facing infant car seat. The defect can cause the harness buckles on these seats to become difficult or impossible to unlatch. A sticking or stuck harness buckle in a rear facing infant car seat poses a significant safety risk to the child in the event of a motor [...]

Kids Scoop Media Covers Recent Obama Visit – Cassius Mandela Bythewood

Kids Scoop Media Covers Recent Obama Visit  – Cassius Mandela Bythewood

On October 10th, I, a Kids Scoop Media news reporter, traveled to the Air Force One departure spot at LAX airport with my cousin Larrina Ellison, as well as the founder and director of KSM, Michelle Mayans and other KSM colleagues. I was told I would get a chance to see President Obama board Air Force One. All of our names had to be cleared by the White House in order to witness this event. The [...]

CCUSD Board of Education to Consider Proposed Credit Change for Graduating High Schoolers

CCUSD Board of Education to Consider Proposed Credit Change for Graduating High Schoolers

There will be an opportunity for parents, students and  community members to address the Board of Education next Tuesday, October 28 regarding a proposed change in policy affecting the class of 2016 (current juniors) and all who follow in regard to the number of credits required to graduate. Currently, students may walk in the graduation ceremony if they are within 10 credits of completing [...]

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