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MLK Day Celebration at the Senior Center – Jan.17

MLK Day Celebration at the Senior Center – Jan.17

The City of Culver City will be hosting the 10th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Event honoring the remarkable life and outstanding contributions of Dr. King. “Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere” is the theme. A screening of the film Freedom Summer directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson (Freedom Riders, The Murder of Emmett Till) will be shown at [...]

It’s ANNIE!! This Weekend Only at the Robert Frost!

It’s ANNIE!! This Weekend Only at the Robert Frost!

dee-Lightful Productions proudly presents "Annie, Jr." Culver City's premier children's musical theater group, dee-Lightful Productions, invites you to come see their latest show: "Annie, Jr." on January 15-17, 2015. What, you already saw the movie? Both movies? Nothing is better than the live stage version with real kids from your community! Talented local children ages 7-15 will perform in [...]

Venue Change for Urban Forest Meeting – Jan. 14

Venue Change for Urban Forest Meeting – Jan. 14

Urban Forest Needs your input! Please note the location change for the January 14 meeting, which is now scheduled to take place at the Vets Building in the Ikasan Room. Urban forests play an important role in human habitats in many ways: they filter air, water, sunlight, provide shelter to animals and recreational area for people. They moderate local climate, slowing wind and stormwater, and [...]

Ridley-Thomas Comments on Brown’s Budget

Ridley-Thomas Comments on Brown’s Budget

Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas today issued the following statement on the release of Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed state budget for fiscal year 2015-2016: “Governor Brown’s proposed state budget is a prudent spending plan that puts more than a decade of crippling state debt behind us. It anticipates continued growth in our state’s economy and an expanding private sector workforce in [...]

Council Notes – MLK Day, New Business District, Summer Music and Homeless Count

Council Notes – MLK Day, New Business District, Summer Music and Homeless Count

While the location was different - The Rotunda Room at the Vets Building rather than the Mike Balkman Council Chambers at City Hall - the first meeting of the Culver City Council for 2015 touched some familiar agenda points; counting the homeless, celebrating MLK weekend, and contracting the producer for the Summer Music Series. City Hall will be unavailable for meetings for the next few [...]

CHC Notes Oil Drilling Risks Disproportionate for Communities of Color

CHC Notes Oil Drilling Risks Disproportionate for Communities of Color

In a new issue brief, Community Health Councils (chc-inc.org) found low-income communities of color in the City of Los Angeles have fewer protections from the risks from local oil drilling operations than more affluent, whiter neighborhoods. This includes allowing drilling activities hundreds of feet closer to residences, fewer protective features like air monitoring or enclosed operations, and [...]

League of Women Voters Moves to New Meeting Space (and Seeks New Members)

League of Women Voters Moves to New Meeting Space (and Seeks New Members)

With the renovation of the Culver City Julian Dixon Library having begun at last, the Crafts Room at Culver City Senior Center will be the place for an 11:00 a.m. meeting of the Culver City Unit of LWV Los Angeles (LWVLA) on Jarnuary 20, 2015 (our regular 3rd Tuesday meeting date). If you are not a CCSC member, you are welcome to park for free across the street at Vets' Auditorium/Park. Many [...]

Chamber of Commerce Celebrates New Year with New Board of Directors

Chamber of Commerce Celebrates New Year with New Board of Directors

This past Thursday, January 8, the Culver City Chamber of Commerce held its annual Installation of Officers and Awards lunch for its 2015 Board of Directors. The event took place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Westside. Kevin Lachoff of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, a leading commercial real estate brokerage, was installed as 2015 Culver City Chamber of Commerce Chair for the 2015 year. [...]

Culver City Candlelight Vigil at the Downtown Plaza “Nous Sommes Charlie”

Culver City Candlelight Vigil at the Downtown Plaza “Nous Sommes Charlie”

Culver City resident Johna Miller organized a gathering to remember, mourn & honor the artists who died in the attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells briefly addressed the crowd at the plaza on Jan 8, 2014 at 6 pm. "I'm thankful to her for bringing us together to voice our solidarity with the French, and with journalists, cartoonists, and police [...]

CC Fire Dept Rated First Class Again

CC Fire Dept Rated First Class Again

The Culver City Fire Department has once again been awarded a Class 1 rating by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). The Culver City Fire Department is part of an elite group of 60 ISO surveyed communities out of 48,000 in the United States to achieve a Class 1 ISO rating. There are currently just seven Class 1 agencies in California. The Culver City Fire Department achieved its first Class 1 [...]

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