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Culver City Centennial Committee Prepares for Launch – Festivities Will Close Streets and Downtown

Culver City Centennial Committee Prepares for Launch – Festivities Will Close Streets and Downtown

Centennial Committee President Paul Jacobs began the Sept. 21 meeting with an almost solemn statement “It was 99 years ago today the Harry Culver got the charter, and we began to be a city." With applause all around, it was also announced that it was Mayor Jim Clarke's birthday. "When you think about the Centennial," Jacobs continued, "if you had to identify one person who just about [...]

Dear Editor – To the Point

Dear Editor – To the Point

Re: "We won." Well, Les, if losing on your issue and slandering popular elected officials and hurting Grace Church makes you a winner, then zay gezunt! Michael Gotz

LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

The Culver City Education Foundation has welcomed four new Board Members: Jose Casarez, Rebecca Danelski, James Harris and Nicky Marble van Dam have already begun working with the CCEF’s continuing board, raising funds to support great educational opportunities for all CCUSD students. CCEF’s Board of Directors includes teachers and parents, some whose students have long since graduated, but [...]

Downtown Block Party Will Celebrate Centennial Kick-Off Sept. 24

Downtown Block Party Will Celebrate Centennial Kick-Off Sept. 24

Follow the yellow brick road in the Culver City downtown block party's family fun zone, Sat. Sep. 24, 12:30-4:00 p.m., where guests will paint bricks on the famous street from the Wizard of Oz, experience a 3-D Emerald City photo exhibit, watch acclaimed street artists chalk movie scenes, and try their hand at chalking the streets themselves in celebration of the city's 100th birthday. Guests [...]

Culver City Joins Bay Foundation’s Restaurant Program Preventing Stormwater Runoff Pollution

Culver City Joins Bay Foundation’s Restaurant Program Preventing Stormwater Runoff Pollution

Stormwater runoff pollution carries improperly disposed waste into the storm drain system and enters the ocean untreated. This pollution poses a serious problem for Santa Monica Bay, affecting humans, public health, marine life, and the water’s chemistry. Each year, 30 billion gallons of runoff flow into the Bay without treatment, making it critical for the 30,000 restaurants in the Santa [...]

Join the Cleanup Team on the Trashiest Day of the Year (and Support the Bag Ban)

Join the Cleanup Team on the Trashiest Day of the Year (and Support the Bag Ban)

Saturday morning, September 17, 2016 will see the largest volunteer event in the world welcome 800,000 people in 91 countries to sweep millions of miles of beaches, lakes, rivers, ponds , creeks and wetlands, removing 18 million pounds of man-made trash from their shores, banks and coastal areas. All ages are welcome to join the local effort spearheaded by Heal the Bay and the Ocean [...]

Christina Craemer Exhibits ‘Infinite Lines’ Opening Sept. 17

Christina Craemer Exhibits  ‘Infinite Lines’  Opening Sept. 17

  FP Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening reception of Christina Craemer’s solo exhibition, “Infinite Lines”. Craemer is a Los Angeles-based artist whose objective is to have the viewer immersed in her personal realizations of organic forms found in nature. While Craemer’s artistic career emerged from a love of photography, recently she incorporated painting as a way to [...]

State Sets Cap-and-Trade Funds for Active Transportation Program

State Sets Cap-and-Trade Funds for Active Transportation Program

On Wednesday, Governor Brown, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon released a plan for spending $900 million in Cap-­and­-Trade funds on programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide multiple co­benefits especially to disadvantaged communities. For the first time, the expenditure plan includes funding for the [...]

Polystyrene Issue Looks to Bring in Businesses and Residents with More Info and Recycling Efforts

Polystyrene Issue Looks to Bring in Businesses and Residents with More Info and Recycling Efforts

The amount of information available on polystyrene at the Sustainability Committee meeting on Sept. 14, 2016 was exhaustive. The City is moving in to another round of recycling the concept of banning and/or reclaiming the difficult substance with more research, more outreach, and still no definitive plan. The poor options for recycling, the amount of polystyrene lost to landfills, the [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

The layered geologic past of Mars is revealed in stunning detail in new color images returned by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover (mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl), which is currently exploring the “Murray Buttes” region of lower Mount Sharp. The new images arguably rival photos taken in U.S. National Parks. Curiosity took the images with its Mast Camera on Sept. 8. The rover team plans to assemble [...]

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