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Sewer Project Awarded – Construction Set to Begin

Sewer Project Awarded – Construction Set to Begin

A construction contract has been awarded to Southwest Pipeline and Trenchless Corp by the City Council for a citywide sewer rehabilitation project. This project consists of approximately 17 miles of sewer main rehabilitation using trenchless lining technology to minimize construction impacts to the public. The overall project duration is from February to December 2015. A location map is [...]

“Chorus Line” to Open March 6 @ CCHS

“Chorus Line” to Open March 6 @ CCHS

Culver City High School’s Academy of Visual and Performing Arts is proud to present A Chorus Line. A Chorus Line with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante is about seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on… a chorus line. Set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition, A Chorus Line provides a glimpse [...]

Six Cent Gas Tax Decrease Approved

Six Cent Gas Tax Decrease Approved

California's tax board on Tuesday approved a 6-cent cut in the state gas tax because of lower gas prices, but it isn't likely to affect drivers' wallets. The five-member State Board of Equalization voted unanimously to cut the state gasoline tax from 36 cents to 30 cents a gallon. The decrease takes effect in July, though Californians may not see a difference at the pump because of other [...]

Gas Tax to Drop? BoE Votes

Gas Tax to Drop? BoE Votes

Members of the California State Board of Equalization will vote Tuesday on whether to lower the excise tax rate on gasoline by 7.5 cents during its 9:30 a.m. meeting at 5901 Green Valley Circle, Room 207, in Culver City. If adopted, the 28.5 cent excise tax will become effective on July 1 and last through June 30, 2016. Currently, drivers pay 36 cents per gallon in state excise tax. State law [...]

Ridley-Thomas Seeks to Keep Baldwin Hills Conservancy Alive After Sunset

Ridley-Thomas Seeks to Keep Baldwin Hills Conservancy Alive After Sunset

Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas  introduced a bill to indefinitely extend the authority of the Baldwin Hills Conservancy (BHC) to preserve and protect the group’s work to create open space and expand parkland for residents’ recreational use in his 54th Assembly District.The bill would delete the January 1, 2018 sunset clause from the BHC’s enabling statute that was chaptered in [...]

Attempted Bank Robbery Suspect at Large

Attempted Bank Robbery Suspect at Large

Authorities circulated images of a man Friday who tried to rob three banks, two in Culver City and one in Los Angeles. All three robberies happened Thursday – two in Culver City at a Bank of the West branch, 9735 Washington Blvd., and at a Wells Fargo Bank branch, 10011 Washington Blvd., and at a Wells Fargo branch, 11116 Palms Ave. in Los Angeles, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller [...]

Turning Point to Send Student Delegation to Ocean Pollution Summit

Turning Point to Send Student Delegation to Ocean Pollution Summit

With more than 200 students wanting to get involved in healing the planet, the choice came down to a select few from the Turning Point School. The Level 8 Community Leadership team, along with advisor Mr. Matt Kline, will be visiting Dana Point’s renowned Ocean Institute on February 27th, for an intensive three-day Plastic Ocean Pollution Solutions (POPS) Leadership Summit. They will join 90 [...]

CCEF Announces Winners for School Volunteers of the Year

CCEF Announces Winners for School Volunteers of the Year

It's full-on awards season! Coming soon to a major motion picture studio near you, on May 2, 2015, the Culver City Education Foundation's Tribute to the Stars event will be at Sony Pictures Studios,  honoring the following Volunteers of the Year from our CCUSD Schools. El Marino - Jolene Niwa El Rincon - Runny Saavedra-Leslie Farragut - Nancy Shin La Ballona - Scott Kecken & Nanora [...]

Center Theatre Group Names Gindler as President

Center Theatre Group Names Gindler as President

The Board of Directors for Center Theatre Group elected Kiki Ramos Gindler as President of the Board at the organization’s board meeting on February 12, 2015. With this appointment, Gindler becomes the organization’s first Latina president as well as the Music Center’s first Latina board leader. Gindler will succeed William H. Ahmanson, who assumes the position of chairman of the [...]

Walk With a Doc – Measles Info Feb. 21

Walk With a Doc – Measles Info Feb. 21

Ready for the next Walk With a Doc ? Have you sneakers by the door for Saturday, February 21, at Vets Park. Dr. Jeff Penso will discuss: The Meaning of Measles. The measles virus lives in the nose and throat of an infected person and is highly contagious. 90 percent of exposed people who are not immune will become infected. Victims get high fever, then a rash. Measles can cause severe [...]

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