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AYSO Nationals? Culver City Crushers ‘GoFundMe’

AYSO Nationals? Culver City Crushers ‘GoFundMe’

If you want to encourage kids to work together, there a few more effective means than actual teamwork. With a shot at the American Youth Soccer Organization's National competition, the only obstacle may be the cost of the trip. La Ballona, El Marino, and Farragut Elementary girls are all part of the team; you can't get more local than that. Soccer mom Christina Hernandez Avalos says "These [...]

Exclusive Clothing Shops Coming to Platform This Spring

Exclusive Clothing Shops Coming to Platform This Spring

What is that old saying? Location, location, location. That's what the developers behind Platform, a shopping center opening this spring in Culver City, were thinking. The Runyon Group is taking a four-acre 1960s-era auto dealership across from an Expo line stop in the Hayden Tract and converting it into a creative collection of eight different spaces connected by meandering gardens. Several [...]

CCUSD Superintendent Commends CCPD, Staff Over Lock Down @ Schools

CCUSD Superintendent Commends CCPD, Staff Over Lock Down @ Schools

As you may know, there was an attempted bank robbery morning at the One West Bank Branch on Jefferson Boulevard. Two suspects were apprehended, and it is believed that two suspects are at-large. CCPD immediately contacted us and placed El Rincon Elementary School on a modified lock down. As a precaution, El Marino Language School was also placed on a modified lock down. El Marino was [...]

Bank Robbery Turns to Manhunt

Bank Robbery Turns to Manhunt

One West Bank at Jefferson and Overland (Raintree Plaza) was robbed at 9 am on the morning of Jan. 21, 2016 by four suspects. Although shots were fired, no one was hurt, and Culver City Police were on hand almost immediately. Suspects fled and police pursued. Both El Rincon and El Marino schools were on limited lockdown all day, meaning that all outdoor activities were curtailed, and [...]

Culver-Palms YMCA Gym to Close for Upgrades – Jan. 21

Culver-Palms YMCA Gym to Close for Upgrades – Jan. 21

January at the gym? Not tomorrow morning. The Culver Palms YMCA will be upgrading the Fitness Center with new Treadmills, Cross Trainers and Ellipticals. It was not until yesterday, however, that they learned that delivery and installation would occur tomorrow morning! Consequently, to complete the installation quickly and safely, they will be closing the Fitness Center and Weight Room tomorrow, [...]

Tiggs and Lee Host Council Campaign Events

Tiggs and Lee Host Council Campaign Events

While council candidate Marcus Tiggs offered a 'meet the candidate' barbeque at Carlson Park on Saturday, January 16, Daniel Lee greeted supporters at the home of school board member Kelly Kent on Sunday the 17th. It was the beginning of what will be several intense months of campaigning for these two with eight candidates running for three seats in April. Tiggs (pictured left, speaking at the [...]

City Manager’s Report – John Nachbar

City Manager’s Report – John Nachbar

All the latest from City Hall on developments, community, services and events - Community Development  SteelHouse – Building plans were approved on January 8th for structural seismic upgrades at 3644 Eastham Drive.  Airport Marina Ford – Building plans were approved on December 28th for the installation of a parts carousel at 6002 Centinela Avenue.  Apple, Inc. – The [...]

CC Little League – Sign Ups Still Open

CC Little League – Sign Ups Still Open

It's not too late to register your children for our 2016 baseball and softball season! Children ages 4-16 (League age determined as of DOB Aug 30). Registration will be closing soon! Please go to Go to www.culvercitylittleleague.org/...

Water Education Available @ West Basin

Water Education Available @ West Basin

West Basin Water District has released the 2016 schedule for free water education programs offered to residents and businesses in its service area. The free community programs include water recycling tours and ocean water desalination briefings on alternating months, along with an ongoing Speakers Bureau for organizations interested in having a West Basin water expert speak about various water [...]

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

I Am Angry at My Body -- Look, I don’t eat badly. At all. I’ve cut down wine, sugar to occasional amounts. I eat vegetables and protein for 90% of my diet with little grain and fruit. I eat healthy fats and my one addiction is coffee with soy milk creamer. I have changed my relationship with food. My body doesn’t seem to know that. After “trying” this last week...planning three [...]

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