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Paspalis Calls the Role for Pulse Massacre Victims

Paspalis Calls the Role for Pulse Massacre Victims

It was a solemn and moving moment at the school board meeting on June 14, 2016 when school board member Kathy Paspalis took a moment to pay her respect to the victims of the Orlando massacre at the gay nightclub, The Pulse. Paspalis asked "Please bear with me, this will just take a moment, and it's very important that we all understand this." Quoting from Alex Darke, Paspalis offered her [...]

Car Dealer Nissani Buys Former Albertson’s Acreage for $83 Million

Car Dealer Nissani Buys Former Albertson’s Acreage for $83 Million

The master-planned walkable community of Playa Vista is about to get a whole lot of cars — and possibly a hotel or residential tower. Car dealership mogul Hooman Nissani acquired an 8.5-acre site just outside of the planned area boundaries in Google territory for roughly $83 million in a deal that closed Thursday, June 16, 2016. The seller was Beverly Hills-based Black Equities [...]

Modeling the Future – Lin Howe Students Envision the Next Century

Modeling the Future – Lin Howe Students Envision the Next Century

As Culver City’s 100th birthday approaches, the 3rd grade students at Linwood Howe were both studying the city’s history, as well as looking ahead another 100 years. As part of their Culver City history unit, the students toured multiple Culver City landmarks including St. Augustine’s Church, City Hall, Sony Studios, Culver Studios, the Culver Hotel, and Bill Botts Park. They also imagined [...]

Report Card Time – HtB Hands Out Annual Beach Grades

Report Card Time – HtB Hands Out Annual Beach Grades

Californians heading to the shoreline this weekend will be heartened by yet another improvement in water quality at beaches statewide, according to data released by environmental group Heal the Bay in its 26th annual Beach Report Card. Unhappily, both Mother's Beach at Marina del Rey and the Santa Monica Pier stayed on the list of worst beaches in the state. Heal the Bay analysts assigned [...]

Arts Commission Town Hall – RSVP Here

Arts Commission Town Hall – RSVP Here

How many Culver City residents make all or part of their living off the creative economy? How many programs do we have teaching our children to sing, paint, dance, build robots and write code?  How many members of your family attend the symphony, the theater, go to museums, and movies? The Los Angeles County Arts Commission presents a town hall in the City of Culver City for the cultural [...]

Coffee with Holly – June 17

Coffee with Holly – June 17

Your State Senator Holly Mitchell will be hosting a coffee this afternoon for constituents from 3 to 5 pm at her District Office, 700 State Drive, Suite 113 Exposition Park, Los Angeles 90037.  Senator Mitchell will provide coffee (at no expense to the tax payers) and you can bring your questions, ideas and thoughts about the community to share. To schedule an appointment, please call Joy Masha [...]

Time, Space and Family – Tonight @ Julian Dixon Library

Time, Space and Family – Tonight @ Julian Dixon Library

Join in a far reaching book discussion group tonight, June 16 at 7 pm at the Julian Dixon Library with the novels of Louise Erdrich. Tonight's book will be Tracks, the third novel to reach down to the roots of the Native American families that cross paths and change lives on the Chippewa reservation in North Dakota. If you had a different name, would you be a different person? How are you related [...]

Scholarships from Culver City Community Fund Total $158,000

Scholarships from Culver City Community Fund Total $158,000

130 graduating seniors from Culver City High School and Culver Park High School received scholarships totaling $158,000 at the Culver City Community Scholarship Fund awards night, Monday, June 6, at the Robert Frost Auditorium. The auditorium was packed with relatives and friends who cheered as each recipient was announced. Students are told they will be receiving a scholarship, but they find out [...]

Ready to Try Transit? Dump the Pump! Fares are Free on June 16

Ready to Try Transit? Dump the Pump! Fares are Free on June 16

 Tomorrow is a great opportunity an opportunity to TRY TRANSIT! Why not get out of your car and onto a bus in order to lower your commuting stress and save money? Culver CityBus will be celebrating the nationwide Dump the Pump Day by offering FREE rides to all passengers on June 16. Dump the Pump Day was started by the American Public Transportation Association in June 2006 when gas [...]

Looking Forward – One of Those Red Light Tickets

Looking Forward – One of Those Red Light Tickets

A while back, I was driving back from a wedding with my beloved daughter, who was back in town for a few days. We were laughing about something as we came off the freeway at Slauson, and I stole a glance at her, because there's nothing more beautiful than her face when she's laughing. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw the light at Green Valley Circle turn yellow. In the next split-second, [...]

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