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State Supreme Court Kills Money Measure on Nov. Ballot

State Supreme Court Kills Money Measure on Nov. Ballot

California Supreme Court on Monday effectively blocked a November advisory ballot measure on the merits of unlimited independent campaign spending, dashing some Democrats’ hopes that the measure would boost voter turnout in what could be an otherwise staid election. Approved by the Legislature early last month and grudgingly allowed to go on the ballot by Gov. Jerry Brown, Proposition 49 [...]

Meeting in a Minute – Aug 11, 2014

Meeting in a Minute – Aug 11, 2014

At the Culver City City Council Meeting on August 11, 2014, .... Announced - the appointment of Scott Bixby to the position of Police Chief and Dave White to the position of Fire Chief. Presented - a proclamation in honor of Fiesta La Ballona 2014. Adopted - a resolution stating the City’s support of AB 1839 which expands and extends the State Film Tax Cr edit through Fiscal Year [...]

Karen Bass to Hold ‘Town Hall’ @ CC Senior Center Aug. 16

Karen Bass to Hold ‘Town Hall’ @ CC Senior Center Aug. 16

Congresswoman Karen Bass is opening up the opportunity for answering questions and listening to opinions at the Culver City Senior Center on August 16 from 10 am to noon, at  4095 Overland Ave in Culver City. She plans to use the event to discuss what is happening in Congress. Bass will focus on transit issues, college costs and the need for women to achieve pay equality. She notes "At the [...]

CODE PINK Wins 2014 Peace Prize

CODE PINK Wins 2014 Peace Prize

The US Peace Memorial Foundation has awarded its 2014 Peace Prize to CODEPINK Women for Peace “In Recognition of Inspirational Antiwar Leadership and Creative Grassroots Activism.” Michael Knox, Chair of the Foundation, presented the award on August 7, during a ceremony at The New Peace Center in Culver City. The plaque was accepted by co-founders Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans, (pictured [...]

Tell Wendy’s “Fair Food” is What You Buy

Tell Wendy’s “Fair Food” is What You Buy

Just a few years ago, the situation in the U.S. tomato industry was so bad that one federal prosecutor called Florida "Ground-zero for modern slavery." But thanks to the "Fair Food Program," an initiative with a proven track record in fighting modern slavery, we are making solid progress in fighting forced labor and labor exploitation. 90% of growers have already joined the [...]

Water Regs for Culver City Residents – Save It!

Water Regs for Culver City Residents – Save It!

In light of the current drought situation in the State of California, the City of Culver City is taking steps to reduce water used at City facilities and parks as well as to encourage water conservation in the community at large. During this past year, the Public Works Department has conducted a variety of Water Wise Gardening Workshops and continues to promote water saving tips throughout the [...]

CC Little League Umpire Chosen for Little League World Series – Charlotte Pienkos

CC Little League Umpire Chosen for Little League World Series – Charlotte Pienkos

Culver City Little League (CCLL) is proud to congratulate our very own Willie Eichenberger for his selection to umpire the 2014 Little League Softball World Series beginning August 5th in Portland, Oregon! Hundreds of girls travel to Portland to compete in the World Series, but only twelve umpires in the world made the cut. Willie's path to the World Series began years ago as a boy playing [...]

West Basin Board Member Smith Arrested and Charged

West Basin Board Member Smith Arrested and Charged

Ronald C. Smith, West Basin Board member, was arrested on 26 July 2014 for alleged charges of misuse of public funds and giving false affidavits. According to court records, Director Smith has been charged with the following crimes:  Penal Code section 424 (A) – Two counts. This crime involves the misuse of public funds.  Government Code section 1090 – One count. This section [...]

Brown Signs Gun Tracking Bill into Law

Brown Signs Gun Tracking Bill into Law

Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas’ measure to enable the California Department of Justice to accurately cross-reference records from the Armed & Prohibited Persons System (APPS) and the Consolidated Firearms Information System (CFIS) databases has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas said, “When guns are in the hands of persons who’ve been [...]

City Council Gives ‘Historical Significance’ to Ice Arena

City Council Gives ‘Historical Significance’ to Ice Arena

At the Council meeting on July 28, the five ayes that voted to grant 'historical significance' to the Culver Ice Arena were all aware that what they were bestowing was a title, and not the power to re-open the rink. What is conferred by the designation of historical significance is simply an acknowledgement that this meets the standards set by the state. That it just barely meets the standards [...]

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