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School Board Campaign Launch for Burke and McVarish Draws Support

School Board Campaign Launch for Burke and McVarish Draws Support

Almost 60 parents, PTA & UPPC leaders, city councilmen and school board members, residents and supporters dropped by Anne Burke and Scott McVarish’s campaign kick-off today held after CicLAvia. Burke and McVarish are running as a team for Culver City school board. The election is set for November 3, 2015. Mike “Mr. Culver City” Cohen hosted the event with school board member Laura [...]

Culver City Middle School Honored as National School to Watch

Culver City Middle School Honored as National School to Watch

During the last school year, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson recognized Culver City Middle School as one of 12 California schools re-designated as model middle schools in the Schools to Watch-Taking Center Stage (STW-TCS) program. The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform also recognized the school over the summer in Washington, D.C. as part of its 2015 [...]

CulverCity Bus Route Changes for CicLAvia

CulverCity Bus Route Changes for CicLAvia

Bikes take over the streets for CicLAvia;  Culver City Meets Venice on  Sunday, August 9, 2015, so there will be some bus schedule changes to accommodate the riders. Please not - From 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. the following bus stops will be temporarily closed: Line 1 - east/westbound stops from Expo Station- Sepulveda Blvd. - east/westbound Venice Circle to Washington via Marina Line 3 - [...]

Antioch University’s Strauss Honored as Sustainability Champion

Antioch University’s Strauss Honored as Sustainability Champion

Antioch University alumnus Dr. Donald Strauss was recently named the 2015 Private College Sustainability Champion. Strauss, who chairs the MA in Urban Sustainability program at AULA, was honored at the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) in July. Presenter Lindsey Kalkbrenner (shown above with Strauss) said Strauss has consistently shown his commitment to [...]

New Median @ Washington and Inglewood

New Median @ Washington and Inglewood

The developer at 11957 Washington Bl. will construct a new raised 8 foot wide median island with landscape ground cover and King Palm Trees up-lit on Washington Bl., 150 feet east of Inglewood Ave., and 50 feet west of (west Atlantic Ave.), as required by the City.The # 1 lane of westbound Washington Bl. between (east Atlantic Ave). and Inglewood Bl. will be closed. Also, the # 1 lane of [...]

El Rincon Gets Garcia as New Principal

El Rincon Gets Garcia as New Principal

The Culver City Unified School District Board of Education has announced that it has selected Dr. Shannon Garcia to serve as Principal of El Rncon Elementary School. The Board voted unanimously to approve her Garcia’s hiring at its August 3 meeting. Since 2014, Garcia has been principal of Bobier Elementary School in the Vista Unified School District, where she has overseen a school that has [...]

Campaign Kick-Off for School Board – August 9

Campaign Kick-Off for School Board – August 9

Culver City School Board Candidates Scott McVarish and Anne Burke Host Kick-off Party for their Joint Campaign, Sunday, Aug 9 at 3-5 pm. Come meet the candidates after CicLAvia at Mike Cohen’s house: 4378 Jasmine Ave., Culver City, CA 90232 Scott McVarish is a Parent and Teacher Advocate, co-founder of the United Parents of Culver City, a long-time youth volleyball coach and a volunteer at [...]

West Basin Honors Hahn and Hall with Awards

West Basin Honors Hahn and Hall with Awards

During a special board meeting on Aug. 3, the West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) Board of Directors presented U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn and Sen. Isadore Hall III with its 2014 Legislator of the Year award. The Legislator of the Year award is presented annually to legislators who have helped the water industry and West Basin provide more reliable water supplies through legislation and [...]

CCUSD Backpacks Food Drive Wildly Successful – Thanks CC!

CCUSD Backpacks Food Drive Wildly Successful – Thanks CC!

Culver City showed it's heart and wonderful sense of community during the second CCUSD Food Pavilions Food Drive over the weekend of July 25-26, 2015. Staffed by enthusiastic students from elementary to high school, parents, and wonderful administrators Lelah Pealer and Tracy Pumilia it was a resounding success. The two-day drive saw food donations worth $6,040, cash, check donations of $820, and [...]

Expo Line Train Tests Successful in Santa Monica

Expo Line Train Tests Successful in Santa Monica

Train testing has been officially underway since July 16 on the Expo Line extension, sending trains casually traveling through the Westside for the first time in decades, but yesterday a really beautiful thing happened: a train glided through Santa Monica for the first time since 1953. The dream of taking a train to the beach (or really, really close—four blocks away) is now almost here and [...]

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