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West Basin Gets Half Million Award for Reducing 5 Million Tons of Carbon

West Basin Gets Half Million Award for Reducing 5 Million Tons of Carbon

West Basin Municipal Water District was awarded $538,530 by Southern California Edison for implementing energy-efficient improvements during its most recent expansion of the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility. With its latest expansion, the facility has increased the production of recycled water to potentially produce 62 million gallons of water every day, at full capacity. As part of [...]

Sony Creates New Literary VP Post

Sony Creates New Literary VP Post

Ryan Doherty has joined Sony Pictures Entertainment in the newly-created position of Vice President, Literary Development, it was announced September 3, 2014 by Doug Belgrad, president of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group. Doherty will be pursuing book-to-film-and-television opportunities for all content divisions across Sony Pictures Entertainment, including Columbia Pictures, Tom [...]

Hoult Joins Disability Advisory Committee

Hoult Joins Disability Advisory Committee

Established by the City Council to provide advice on matters affecting persons with disabilities in the community, the Disability Advisory Committee has welcomed a new member, Dr. Janet Cameron Hoult, a professor emerita from CSULA., (pictured left with CSULA colleague Jaime Regalado) Dealing with her own disabilities has given her a deeper understanding of what we as a community need to do to [...]

Will CC Biz Get an Internet Revolution?

Will CC Biz Get an Internet Revolution?

Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong is urging Culver City officials to install fiber Internet at five business districts, including one where his company is located. City leaders are considering a plan that would offer Internet speeds of up to 1 gigabyte per second to business customers, at rates that are much cheaper than what is currently available. According to a city-sponsored study, the plan [...]

Felony Vandalism Suspects Arrested

Felony Vandalism Suspects Arrested

Last night at about 10:00 PM, ( August 31, 2014) Culver City Police Officers were patrolling the area of Playa St. and Hannum Ave. when they attempted to contact three suspicious subjects. After a short foot pursuit, all three of the subjects, who where gang members from the city of Inglewood, were detained. It was later determined that five locations in the area, including a delivery truck, [...]

Construction @ Overland & Braddock

Construction @ Overland & Braddock

Starting September 2 through September 30, the SND (a subcontractor to Insituform) will be working on a sewer project at the intersection of Overland Ave. and Braddock Dr. Typical construction hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. During construction hours, Overland Ave. will be reduced to one lane at each direction at Braddock Dr, and left turns are prohibited from Overland [...]

State Follows Culver City Lead – Plastic Bag Ban is the Law

State Follows Culver City Lead – Plastic Bag Ban is the Law

After six long years and eight legislative attempts, victory against the plastic bag is ours. Environmentalists bagged a huge win on Friday, August 29, 2014 when the California Legislature approved a ban on the distribution of single-use plastic shopping bags at major retailers throughout the state. After 124 cities and counties in the state had already banned the bag, this law now bans the bag [...]

West Basin Supports State Water Bond

West Basin Supports State Water Bond

On August 25, 2014, the West Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors voted to adopt a formal “support” position on the $7.12 billion water bond measure set for the November 2014 ballot. Entitled the “Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014,” the bond will appear as Proposition 1 on the ballot. “The West Basin Board voted to support the measure [...]

School Board Looks at Renovating the Robert Frost

School Board Looks at Renovating the Robert Frost

The first meeting of the Culver City School Board for the school year of 2014-2015  saw the long anticipated presentation by the architects Craig Hodgetts and Alexander Sexsmith on renovating the Robert Frost Auditorium at Culver City High School. Hodgetts presented, speaking with the flair and enthusiasm of an architect with an engagingly difficult task ahead, and narrated a series of slides [...]

Meeting in a Minute – City Council August 25, 2014

Meeting in a Minute – City Council August 25, 2014

Here are some highlights from the City Council meeting of August 25, 2014. At this meeting, the City Council: • Presented commendations to Police Officers Leon Moore and Sue Sperling, Sergeant Mark Reppucci, and Senior Jailor Desmond Burns on the occasion of their retirements. • Received a presentation from the Kaizuka Exchange Program staff members and student participants who recently [...]

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