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Better Biking and Walking? Bills in Committee

Better Biking and Walking? Bills in Committee

Two bills have been introduced in Congress that would further recent efforts to improve safety for the nation’s most vulnerable road users: pedestrians and bicyclists. HR 3494/S 1708 Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Act would set non-motorized safety performance measures and asks states to focus on bicycle and pedestrian safety issues. Focus requirements are flexible and can range from [...]

School Bond Earns “Measure CC” Name for June 3 Ballot

School Bond Earns “Measure CC” Name for June 3 Ballot

The bond issue that will help repair a wide array of facilities across all of Culver City Unified School District’s 10 school sites will be called Measure CC when it appears on the June 3, 2014 ballot. Leading up to the placement of Measure CC on the ballot, CCUSD conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the condition of all our school facilities and presented its findings in a Facilities [...]

Universal Meals for Schools Gets a Boost from First Lady

Universal Meals for Schools Gets a Boost from First Lady

First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the nationwide expansion of universal meals for schools with 40% or more of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals. According to the White House press release, the program will roll out July 1, enabling more than 22,000 schools across the country—primarily serving low-income students— to provide healthy [...]

CCUSD Interns Offer LACMA on April 10

CCUSD Interns Offer LACMA on April 10

Three students from Culver City High School are currently serving as paid interns at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art throughout the entire school year. This year, CCUSD students will be visiting LACMA from 10 to 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, April 10 and taking a tour with the CCHS interns. Each student intern is responsible for researching, writing, conducting their own tour including an art [...]

Culver City Gets the Go-Ahead for Developments

Culver City Gets the Go-Ahead for Developments

City of Culver City has been given the green light from the State Department of Finance to move forward with critical projects held up for years by the dissolution of redevelopment. The City can now proceed with the development of such properties as Parcel B in Downtown; the Washington-National Transit Oriented Development (TOD); the Washington/Centinela Marketplace project; and the Globe Avenue [...]

Safe Routes to School – Under Construction

Safe Routes to School – Under Construction

Thinking of walking to school? The city has been thinking about it, and there are now construction projects underway around Lin Howe. The work is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 17, 2014 and be completed by early May 2014. This project consists of placement of curb extensions, sidewalk, high-visibility crosswalks, striping, and signage at the following intersections: 1. Braddock [...]

Interactive Marketing at Sony – “Cut!”

Interactive Marketing at Sony – “Cut!”

Sony Corp.'s Sony Pictures Entertainment is laying off about 216 employees in California, it said in a regulatory filing. The job cuts are part of a previously announced effort by the studio, based in Culver City, Calif., to find $350 million in annual savings. According to the Wall Street Journal, Sony Pictures had about 6,500 employees world-wide. The California layoffs represent the bulk [...]

Parkway Standards – What’s Your Idea?

Parkway Standards – What’s Your Idea?

What's a parkway? It's that small strip between the sidewalk and the curb, where trees are planted and grass often grows. There are plenty of other uses for parkways, including raised bed gardens, little libraries, sculptures, birdbaths, and ( yes, it's only seasonal) city council signage. What would you like to see on local parkways? The Culver City Public Works Department is developing [...]

City Offers Rink Update – Ammonia Removal Successful

City Offers Rink Update – Ammonia Removal Successful

Culver City would like to update the community about the status of the implementation of the Culver Ice Arena’s Facility Closure Plan. The Culver City Fire Department, which is monitoring the decommissioning process, witnessed the safe removal of all of the anhydrous ammonia from the Culver Ice Arena refrigeration system. The ammonia was removed from the property by Hill Brothers [...]

Game On – INDIEcade 2014 Now Accepting Entries

Game On – INDIEcade 2014 Now Accepting Entries

IndieCade, the premier international festival of independent games, has opened game submissions for this year’s IndieCade Festival, which will return to downtown Culver City, CA October 9-12. Independent creators can now submit their interactive media projects for inclusion in the event as well as for consideration to become one of 35 nominees for recognition at the festival's "Red Carpet" [...]

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