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News

Culver Pride @ WLAC Graduation

Culver Pride @ WLAC Graduation

Culver Pride is exemplified in classrooms, on the field, in neighborhoods, and this spring as commencement season rolls around, Culver Pride is undeniable at graduations. On Tuesday June 6, West Los Angeles College graduated its 2017 class full of Culver City High alumni who embody the essence of excellence in Culver City community. This year at West, over 1,100 students earned a certificate [...]

A Long Road to Affordable Housing – Habitat for Humanity Homes Closer to Construction

A Long Road to Affordable Housing – Habitat for Humanity Homes Closer to Construction

Last week, the rented fencing around a large vacant lot next to the west wall of the 405 on Globe Avenue was up, but someone had broken the padlock on the gate and left it half open. In the eerie quiet below the bustling 405 freeway high above, there were no signs commemorating the festive ground-breaking a year ago that proclaimed the weedy location the future site of ten affordable homes, the [...]

Ngo Named as New Principal @ Farragut

Ngo Named as New Principal @ Farragut

After a thorough and extensive principal recruitment and selection process, which included four rounds of interviews and a Community Meet & Greet, the Culver City Unified School District is proud to announce Rebecca Ngo as the next Principal of Farragut Elementary School. Ms. Ngo's professional and educational background is impressive. With double Master's Degrees from UCLA, Rebecca comes [...]

Short Term Rental Task Force – Community Input

Short Term Rental Task Force – Community Input

  Please join us for the first meeting of the Culver City Short Term Rentals Task Force, which will take place on Monday, June 19 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Culver City Hall, City Council Chambers, 9770 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232. Free underground visitor parking is accessible off Duquesne Avenue. The Short Term Rentals Task Force was created by City Council in to gather [...]

Director Benitz Reflects “If All the Sky Were Paper…” Tonight at KDT

Director Benitz Reflects “If All the Sky Were Paper…” Tonight at KDT

John Benitz found the concept so compelling, he had to go with it. "I read about Andrew Carroll in National Geographic about eight years ago and couldn’t shake this idea of some guy risking life and limb to travel around the globe collecting letters written time of war. Being a theatre person, I knew there was a play somewhere in this story. I approached Andy and we began a collaboration that [...]

New Science Building Gets Space at the School Complex – Construction to Begin this Summer

New Science Building Gets Space at the School Complex – Construction to Begin this Summer

As Culver City students, teachers, staff, and families head into summer to enjoy some much-deserved time off, the Culver City Unified School District will be busy with more than fifty construction projects each bringing us closer to our vision of 21st Century facilities for all. Among these projects will be a two-year effort to bring modern science facilities to the entirety of Culver City [...]

Rick Hodges

Rick Hodges

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Rick Hodges passed away early this morning with his family surrounding him. In these final weeks of a most courageous battle, Rick was able to bear witness to a small army of people who have rallied to ease his pain and bring comfort to him and his family. At the end of the day, our human instinct is to ask ourselves “Has my life made an [...]

CCPD Addresses Red Light Questions

CCPD Addresses Red Light Questions

The Culver City Red Light Photo Enforcement Program was started in March, 1999. It became fully operational in January 2000. Red light cameras have been shown to substantially reduce red light violations. Over the past several years there has been considerable commercial development throughout the City and the volume of vehicles that travel our roads has increased. Culver City streets have [...]

Senate Approves Complete Package of Criminal Justice-Reform Bills

Senate Approves Complete Package of Criminal Justice-Reform Bills

 The California Senate today approved the last in a package of criminal justice-reform bills seeking to improve public safety, save taxpayers money and put greater emphasis on prevention, rehabilitation and maintaining family cohesion. “We hope to bring compassion, reason and greater social awareness about the true costs of a criminal justice system that for too long has followed policies [...]

Culver CityBus Joins In Anti-Traffic Summer Travel Conference

Culver CityBus Joins In Anti-Traffic Summer Travel Conference

To kick off summer travel, local transportation officials held a press conference at Los Angeles Union Station. Art Ida, the Culver City Transportation Department Director and Chair of LACMOA (Los Angeles County Municipal Operators Association) joined Metrolink Board Chair and City of San Jacinto Councilmember Andrew Kotyuk and Dave Golonski, the former chair and current board member of the [...]

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