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News

Sacramento Approves #EquityAndJustice Bills

Sacramento Approves #EquityAndJustice Bills

Just weeks after 25,000 people attended a concert here by artist-musician Common to push for common sense justice reforms, the California Legislature approved the final two bills in the #EquityAndJustice package. Senate Bills 394 and 395, jointly authored by Sens. Ricardo Lara and Senator Holly J. Mitchell, now go to Gov. Brown, and supporters praised the package for its goal to promote [...]

Bass Flight Noise Amendments Shot Down by GOP

Bass Flight Noise Amendments Shot Down by GOP

Culver City's Congresswoman Karen Bass, who has met repeatedly with residents and city officials over the problem of increasing aircraft noise at nearby LAX, finally got a chance to propose six amendments to reduce the sound of giant aircraft landings before the House Rules Committee on September 5. Her pleas for more funds to research solutions to reduce noise on planes and on air traffic noise [...]

Bristol Parkway Project Draws Anger @ Community Meeting

Bristol Parkway Project Draws Anger @ Community Meeting

When HSH Management set up the first in a series of required meetings on September 14, 2017 at 7 pm for community input over the proposed Bristol Parkway Project, they offered a meeting room at the Four Seasons by Sheraton and set up fifty chairs. When more than 300 people showed up, it was clear that this was going to be a different kind of engagement with the community than the developer had [...]

Coming to the Aid of the Persecuted – Tonight at Temple Akiba

Coming to the Aid of the Persecuted – Tonight at Temple Akiba

All are invited to this program, free and open to the public: It’s a special panel discussion hosted by Temple Akiba of Culver City, titled “Coming to the Aid of the Persecuted: Saving the Yazidis from Genocide.” The Yazidi people are in the fourth year of a sexual and military slavery that is part of a genocide perpetrated y so-called-ISIS. Among other groups the Israeli NGO IsraAid and [...]

State Assembly Approves SB 393, Sealing Arrest Records for Those Not Convicted

State Assembly Approves SB 393, Sealing Arrest Records for Those Not Convicted

The California Assembly approved Senate Bill 393, the Consumer Arrest Record Equity Act, to seal arrest records and remove barriers to employment and housing for those arrested but not convicted of a crime. The CARE Act is sponsored by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón. Senate Bill 393 is part of the #EquityAndJustice bill package of bills jointly authored by Senator Ricardo Lara [...]

#EquityAndJustice Bill SB180 Awaits Governor’s Signature

#EquityAndJustice Bill SB180 Awaits Governor’s Signature

Lawmakers approved and sent to the governor an #EquityAndJustice bill to reform California’s criminal justice system to help children and young adults thrive. Approved was Senate Bill 180, also known as the Repeal Ineffective Sentencing Enhancement Act or the RISE Act. This reform measure authored by Sens. Holly J. Mitchell and Ricardo Lara reduces sentencing enhancements for certain [...]

CCUSD Will ‘Top Out’ The Robert Frost for Centennial Legacy

CCUSD Will ‘Top Out’ The Robert Frost for Centennial Legacy

On Wednesday, September 20, from 3:30 – 4:30 pm, the community is invited to Culver City High School (CCHS) to watch the unveiling of the Centennial Legacy Project and to celebrate the placing of the keystone arch inside the Robert Frost Auditorium, which is currently under renovation. Enjoy music performed by CCHS Marching Band, participate in an interactive art project, and enjoy delicious [...]

Council Notes – Marijuana Regulations Get Specific But Not Final

Council Notes – Marijuana Regulations Get Specific But Not Final

The City Council Meeting of September 9, 2017 moved swiftly thorough the agenda, past the consent calendar, and then slowed to a crawl over the the discussion of the marijuana ordinance that went on for hours. Despite the extensive work of the Marijuana Task Force, the outreach from city staff to the community for comments, and the looming state law that will make rules for us if we don't make [...]

State Senate to Vote Today on Funds for DACA Assistance

State Senate to Vote Today on Funds for DACA Assistance

In an effort to remove the cloud of uncertainty that hangs over the heads of thousands of young Californians, a key Senate committee today is expected to vote on a $30 million emergency plan to provide them legal and financial assistance. The Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee will vote on the plan, a combined effort by Gov. Brown’s office and the leadership of both houses, to aid [...]

Community Meeting – Bristol Parkway Project

Community Meeting – Bristol Parkway Project

The City of Culver City and HSH Management will be holding the first community meeting on Thursday Sept. 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Four Points by Sheraton, 5990 Green Valley Circle, Culver City 90230. The community meeting will be to present information about the proposed development plans at the current Fox Hills Plaza shopping center site and to provide an opportunity for feedback and [...]

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