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Backpack Program Feeds Hungry Students – Donations Needed

Backpack Program Feeds Hungry Students – Donations Needed

Did you know that more than 39% of CCUSD students receive free or reduced price lunches at their schools every day? For many students, this vital resource includes free breakfast. In some circumstances, healthy, reliable meals on the weekends are not a guarantee. Since 2013, the CCUSD Backpacks for Kids program has been serving students at all CCUSD school sites, serving more than 10,000 meals [...]

Not Expecting a Quake? Today is The Great Shake-Out

Not Expecting a Quake? Today is The Great Shake-Out

Schools, businesses and homes all over Culver City will be participating in the Great California Shake-Out, a state-wide earthquake drill at 10:16 a.m. on Thursday, October 16. The event will include coordinated efforts between the school district, Culver City Police Department and Culver City Fire Department designed to prepare students, staff, teachers, families and emergency responders for a [...]

CCHS Principal Farris Resigns – Cooper Steps Forward as Interim

CCHS Principal Farris Resigns – Cooper Steps Forward as Interim

A letter went out to the stakeholders in the school district on Oct. 15, 2014 from Culver City High School Principal Dr. Dylan Farris offering his resignation. As follows - Dear Parents, Students, and Community Members, It is with mixed emotions that I write this letter informing you that I will soon be leaving my role as Principal of Culver City High School. I was recently appointed to the [...]

Kirk Douglas Theater Celebrates 10 Years

Kirk Douglas Theater Celebrates 10 Years

The people leaving the theater at the end of the evening kept repeating the same phrases; "Season tickets," "We have to get a subscription" and "When are we coming back?" The birthday party for the Kirk Douglas Theater was not just a celebration of the past decade, but a great focus on what the next decade of ground breaking theater in Culver City will be. All the way back in 2003, the quiet [...]

CCPD to Offer Open House – Oct. 18

CCPD to Offer Open House – Oct. 18

Want to find out more about the CCPD? The doors will be open - The Culver City Police Department will be hosting an Open House on Saturday Oct. 18 from 10:00am—3:00pm Come and tour the station and the jail, explore police vehicles and equipment, visit with officers and CSI forensic specialists, watch K-9 demonstrations and view police weapons. You can get a picture  on a police motorcycle, [...]

Support OpenMedia – Make Contact Now

Support OpenMedia – Make Contact Now

OpenMedia works hard to keep our community informed about how Big Telecom wants to control what we see and do online - most recently it was their plan to force our Internet into a slow lane1. Now, our community is head-to-head with Internet censorship through the largest-ever international trade agreement - the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). We’ve heard from hundreds of thousands of people [...]

Registrar Creates Media Campaign for Voter Turnout

Registrar Creates Media Campaign for Voter Turnout

If voters don't turn out to vote this election, it won’t be because they didn't know about it. Election officials in Los Angeles and Orange Counties have joined forces with several media outlets to launch an innovative effort that seeks to engage and inform Southern California voters for this Nov. 4, 2014 General Election. The campaign represents a new outreach approach that utilizes the [...]

Council Notes – Smoking Ban Rolls to Next Agenda

Council Notes – Smoking Ban Rolls to Next Agenda

"There are options - rentals often say that they are non-smoking apartments, so when you chose this place to live, you chose it knowing that people might be smoking," Council member Jeff Cooper noted during the discussion on the the ordinance to ban smoking in multi-unit residences. While the Culver City Council meeting of Oct. 13, 2014 was a close as the City has come in decades to creating a [...]

Save the Date – Sandy Banks to Speak on Foster Care – Oct. 25

Save the Date – Sandy Banks to Speak on Foster Care – Oct. 25

Where the lives of children hang in the balance, Los Angeles Times columnist Sandy Banks continues to shine a light on the big-picture forces that break families apart and the individuals and organizations that help children thrive. The Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica  is proud to help propel this dialogue on foster care, presenting the 2014 Ernest D. Pipes, Jr. [...]

Lin Howe Gets Highest PTA Enrollment in District – Joanna Brody

Lin Howe Gets Highest PTA Enrollment in District – Joanna Brody

For the sixth consecutive year, under the extraordinary leadership of PTA Membership Chair Ashoo Jain, Linwood E. Howe Elementary School has surpassed its membership numbers from the year before. At the end of the school year 2013-2014, Lin Howe's PTA memberships totaled 558, and the school won an award for having the highest percentage of enrollment at any unit in the Thirty-Third District of [...]

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