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West Basin “Drought Town Hall” Success

West Basin “Drought Town Hall” Success

In response to the severe drought, West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) Board of Directors held its first-ever Drought Town Hall on Saturday, Aug. 15 at the Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif. Nearly 60 people attended and heard from a panel of water industry experts that included the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, West Basin Municipal Water District, California [...]

Mackinnon Becomes New Board Member @ Antioch University

Mackinnon Becomes New Board Member @ Antioch University

Antioch University Los Angeles (AULA) welcomes new member, Kathy Mackinnon, to its board of trustees. A longtime, successful creative life coach and presenter with an office in Los Angeles and international clientele, Mackinnon will serve an initial three-year term on the 16-member board. “I'm honored and excited to join such a vibrant team of men and women on the board of trustees,” said [...]

Kelly Kent is Running for School Board

Kelly Kent is Running for School Board

Parks and Rec Commissioner Kelly Kent filed papers yesterday to run for the school board in the upcoming election. "I'll be launching my campaign formally in September," she said while speaking with Culver City Crossroads "but since I'm about to step into a vacation, this wasn't the moment to create an event." With a doctorate in Neuroscience from USC, she may fall in with the maxim that it's not [...]

CC Dem Club to Host State Senator Holly Mitchell on Prop 13 Reform

CC Dem Club to Host State Senator Holly Mitchell on Prop 13 Reform

 The Culver City Democratic Club will have the honor of hosting our State Senator Holly Mitchell at their next General Meeting this Wednesday, August 12 at 7 PM in the Rotunda Room of Veterans Memorial. Senator Mitchell will be discussing the SCA 5, a bill she co-wrote with state Senator Loni Hancock, an addresses proposition 13 reform. A Q & A session will follow afterwards. All interested [...]

School Board Campaign Launch for Burke and McVarish Draws Support

School Board Campaign Launch for Burke and McVarish Draws Support

Almost 60 parents, PTA & UPPC leaders, city councilmen and school board members, residents and supporters dropped by Anne Burke and Scott McVarish’s campaign kick-off today held after CicLAvia. Burke and McVarish are running as a team for Culver City school board. The election is set for November 3, 2015. Mike “Mr. Culver City” Cohen hosted the event with school board member Laura [...]

Culver City Middle School Honored as National School to Watch

Culver City Middle School Honored as National School to Watch

During the last school year, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson 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. The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform also recognized the school over the summer in Washington, D.C. as part of its 2015 [...]

CulverCity Bus Route Changes for CicLAvia

CulverCity Bus Route Changes for CicLAvia

Bikes take over the streets for CicLAvia;  Culver City Meets Venice on  Sunday, August 9, 2015, so there will be some bus schedule changes to accommodate the riders. Please not - From 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. the following bus stops will be temporarily closed: Line 1 - east/westbound stops from Expo Station- Sepulveda Blvd. - east/westbound Venice Circle to Washington via Marina Line 3 - [...]

Antioch University’s Strauss Honored as Sustainability Champion

Antioch University’s Strauss Honored as Sustainability Champion

Antioch University alumnus Dr. Donald Strauss was recently named the 2015 Private College Sustainability Champion. Strauss, who chairs the MA in Urban Sustainability program at AULA, was honored at the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) in July. Presenter Lindsey Kalkbrenner (shown above with Strauss) said Strauss has consistently shown his commitment to [...]

New Median @ Washington and Inglewood

New Median @ Washington and Inglewood

The developer at 11957 Washington Bl. will construct a new raised 8 foot wide median island with landscape ground cover and King Palm Trees up-lit on Washington Bl., 150 feet east of Inglewood Ave., and 50 feet west of (west Atlantic Ave.), as required by the City.The # 1 lane of westbound Washington Bl. between (east Atlantic Ave). and Inglewood Bl. will be closed. Also, the # 1 lane of [...]

El Rincon Gets Garcia as New Principal

El Rincon Gets Garcia as New Principal

The Culver City Unified School District Board of Education has announced that it has selected Dr. Shannon Garcia to serve as Principal of El Rncon Elementary School. The Board voted unanimously to approve her Garcia’s hiring at its August 3 meeting. Since 2014, Garcia has been principal of Bobier Elementary School in the Vista Unified School District, where she has overseen a school that has [...]

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