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Turning Point School Gets International Status

Turning Point School Gets International Status

Turning Point School has achieved International Certification status, as recently conferred by the Council of International Schools (CIS). This achievement validates the school community’s provision of international education and demonstrable outcomes reflecting students’ growth as global citizens. Turning Point joins St. Timothy’s School in Maryland and the International School of Indiana [...]

Rachlin Partners Win LA Business Council Award

Rachlin Partners Win LA Business Council Award

Rachlin Partners was recognized at the 45th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards on June 18, 2015 during a gala luncheon hosted by the Los Angeles Business Council. The firm accepted the prestigious award certification for Bonita Center for the Arts, a winner in the Education category. The new $22 million Bonita Center for the Arts – designed as a community landmark that educates as well [...]

Turf Removal Goes Up to $3 Per Square Foot

Turf Removal Goes Up to $3 Per Square Foot

West Basin Municipal Water District announced today that it has increased the current “Turfs Up” turf removal rebate from $2 to $3 per square foot for qualifying residents in its service area, thanks to a $300,000 grant from the United States Bureau of Reclamation. The grant allows West Basin to add an additional dollar to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD)’s $2 [...]

Vox Femina Song Cycle @ Culver City Park

Vox Femina Song Cycle @ Culver City Park

Cycling, singing or singing while cycling  Vox Femina has a unique take on raising funds this weekend, and you can join in.  Bring your family out for this fun bicycle ride! Bike along the beautiful Ballona Creek Path for the 10-mile or 24-mile route, or join the fun 5-mile family ride for kids of all ages! Participants and supporters are invited to enjoy the free festival in the park before [...]

CCPD Welcomes New Explorers

CCPD Welcomes New Explorers

Meet Culver City Police Department’s newest Police Explorers. On Saturday, June 20th, Tyler LaTona, Mason Cogan and Gabriel Robles graduated the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Explorer Academy Class #94. The graduating Explorers, ranging in age from 14-19 years old, successfully completed 18 rigorous weekend training sessions that consisted of academics, physical training, and [...]

USVAA Makerspace to Launch – June 27

USVAA Makerspace to Launch – June 27

What is a makerspace? Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. They often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more. The Culver City based US Veterans' Artists Alliance is opening up a makerspace in San Pedro, and you are invited to [...]

ECF Kayne Eras School Receives Grant from Siragusa

ECF Kayne Eras School Receives Grant from Siragusa

Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) is pleased to announce the award of a grant from The Siragusa Foundation. This grant will provide support for a broad range of enrichment activities for students with special needs at the ECF Kayne Eras School. Enrichment activities are designed to complement the school’s educational and therapeutic services with a variety of engaging classes. Current [...]

California PTA Applauds State Budget

California PTA Applauds State Budget

California State PTA President Colleen A. R. You issued the following statement today after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the 2015 - 16 state budget: “This state budget upholds the Proposition 98 guarantee for schools and continues a positive trend of reinvestment in our state’s students, following many years of damaging cuts. "PTA members across the state have spoken up loudly and [...]

West Basin Changes Code of Conduct After Audit

West Basin Changes Code of Conduct After Audit

On June 22 during the West Basin Municipal Water District board meeting, the West Basin Board of Directors (pictured left) approved changes to the Code of Conduct as a result of an independent, self-imposed audit conducted by McGladrey LLP. The audit examined several key areas where West Basin could strengthen its policies and procedures which included evaluating director expenses, director [...]

Culver Park Thanks Community Partners

Culver Park Thanks Community Partners

Culver Park High School recently held a reception to thank its community partners for another great year. The event included refreshments, a student performance and a student art display. Among the partners recognized at the event were: UCLA for its programs helping students prepare for community college and higher education; YMCA for its student fitness programs; K9 Connection for offering [...]

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