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Culver Park High Boasts 85% Graduation Rate

Culver Park High Boasts 85% Graduation Rate

At the Culver City Unified School Board meeting of June 14, the 'school spotlight' swung around to Culver Park Continuation High School. With Principal Veronica Montes, and staff members Bill Lockhart and Ruth Morris all on hand in their Culver Park logo hoodies, the presentation of Culver Park's climbing success rate was lauded by School Board President Steve Levin as 'Miraculous...and I do not [...]

Council Fills the Seats – Commissions, Committees and Boards

Council Fills the Seats – Commissions, Committees and Boards

The chief item of business for the City Council meeting of June 13, 2016 was to confirm appointments to the many groups that offer support to the city through all of it's structures; the commissions, the committees and the boards. With a new interview process this year, most candidates had already had a chance to introduce themselves and answer questions before the council. While there are [...]

Mitchell Ends “California’s Worst Law”

Mitchell Ends “California’s Worst Law”

At a news conference this morning at the State Capitol building, State Senator Holly Mitchell made this statement " I stand before you pleased that 2016 is the year we finally say good-bye to a rule that has been dubbed in the press as “California’s Worst Law.” It’s also known as the Maximum Family Grant rule for CalWORKS families or the “MFG.” Welfare restrictions such as the [...]

Rotary Clubs Give $54,000 to CCUSD for Tech Needs at La Ballona and Lin Howe

Rotary Clubs Give $54,000 to CCUSD for Tech Needs at La Ballona and Lin Howe

Culver City Rotary Club and its Sister Club, Pune Pavrati Rotary Club in India, in collaboration and The Rotary International Foundation, has provided the Culver City Unified School District Board of Education (CCUSD), a Technology Grant for Culver City schools for a total of $54,000. The check was presented at a recent Culver City Unified School District Board of Education meeting and provides [...]

Senator Holly Mitchell Wins DeBerry Honors

Senator Holly Mitchell Wins DeBerry Honors

The Governing Institute and the State Legislative Leaders Foundation announced the selection of California State Senator Holly J. Mitchell of Los Angeles as the Class of 2017 Lois M. DeBerry Scholarship recipient. Governing Institute’s Women in Government Leadership Program highlights the outstanding contributions of women currently in public office, provides leadership development and job [...]

LA Planning Commission Loves Ivy Station Project

LA Planning Commission Loves Ivy Station Project

A giant mixed-use develpoment proposed for the space next to a train station won all the praise from Los Angeles city planning commissioners Thursday, June 9 . One said it has "all the bells and whistles;" another said "it is just one excellent project;" and another said she wished it were bigger. The Ivy Station project will be made up of a trio of buildings on five acres immediately next to [...]

La Playa Preschool Offering “Alex’s Lemonade” June 10

La Playa Preschool Offering “Alex’s Lemonade” June 10

It's a perfect morning to come out to Lindberg Park from 10:30 am-12:00pm to help us support ‪‎Alex's Lemonade‬! The children of La Playa Cooperative Preschool are squeezing fresh local lemons this week, and 100% of the proceeds from this lemonade sale goes to helping cure childhood cancers. If you aren't able to make it out this morning to the park to sample the lemonade, you can still [...]

Looking for a Free Lunch This Summer?

Looking for a Free Lunch This Summer?

Because our kids need to remain healthy, connected, safe and “whole” during the summer months, CCUSD has created a free lunch program complete with a variety of daily activities for students under 18! There is still time to sign-up for the program, which begins June 13 and includes, not only free lunch, but a great line-up of activities, games and more – all for free! What: Fourth Annual [...]

AVPA Starts the 20 Year Celebration with Honors, Alumni and (of course) Performances

AVPA Starts the 20 Year Celebration with Honors, Alumni and (of course) Performances

"It was like home for me." "It gave me a sense of being home." "When I was at the academy, I was home." The same sentiment echoed through the evening at The Kirk Douglas Theater on Saturday June 4, 2016. Java Gala VIII, the 20th Anniversary of the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts at Culver City High School, called together current students, founding faculty and plenty of alumni for an [...]

Houston Wins Kudos as Emerging Leader

Houston Wins Kudos as Emerging Leader

West Basin Water Director Scott Houston was recognized by Los Angeles-based Empowerment Congress whose Emerging Civic Leaders Committee celebrated a “40 under 40” list highlighting 40 change-makers under the age of 40 to watch. Director Houston, first elected to the West Basin Board of Directors in 2014, represents Division IV, which includes the cities of Culver City, El Segundo, Malibu, [...]

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