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Game Changer for INDIEcade – Save or Quit?

Game Changer for INDIEcade – Save or Quit?

Sometimes things don't play out the way they are expected to, and the City Council meeting of August 25 was not quite what was expected for the representatives for INDIEcade, the annual video game conference. The request for in-kind assistance did not getting a winning vote, as it has in the past four years. Instead, it was pushed to the next agenda two weeks hence, on Sept. 8, for [...]

A Sign of Good Sense – Parking Signs Trimmed Overnight

A Sign of Good Sense – Parking Signs Trimmed Overnight

When the word got out last Friday that the tallest parking sign ever seen had sprouted on Irving Place, it went viral - there were photos of the thing on half a dozen sites, and stories on several local news channels. Culver City residents were asking each other "Is this the kind of fame we like?" Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells said no, and got the signs pulled before Friday was over, and replaced [...]

El Rincon to Host ‘Corner Flea Market’

El Rincon to Host ‘Corner Flea Market’

Can you imagine a school fundraiser taking off like a rocket? El Rincon announces a new once-a-month flea market to run through the school year (September to May) on the second Saturday of the month from 8 am to 3 pm, in the parking lot at the corner of Sawtelle and Overland. The Corner Flea Market is known primarily for antiques and collectibles. Shoppers can find merchandise ranging from [...]

California’s Tallest Parking Restriction Sign – Now in Culver City

California’s Tallest Parking Restriction Sign – Now in Culver City

Yes, this is a parking sign- It's also an eye test, an I.Q. test and a public source of amusement. If you are in the vicinity of Linwood E. Howe, you might have to stop your car, get out and do a few minutes worth of reading to figure out what, where, why, when and how. These parking signs went up last night (August 21, 2014) supposedly to proclaim the new valet parking program for the [...]

Mondays are Back! LA County to Restore Library Hours

Mondays are Back! LA County to Restore Library Hours

The County of Los Angeles Public Library will restore its service hours at libraries that had hours reduced in 2009 – 2010, effective Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Since the Julian Dixon Library is a part of the county system, we'll have another day to use the best-loved library in the county! Libraries have evolved into community centers that provide invaluable tools to their patrons. [...]

White Appointed New CC Fire Chief

White Appointed New CC Fire Chief

“On behalf of my colleagues on the City Council, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Chief White to lead the men and women of the Culver City Fire Department,” said Mayor Meghan Sahli - Wells. “His knowledge and expertise gained over three decades in the fire service along with his 26 years of experience with Culver City make Chief White the perfect choice for our city.” The [...]

APVA Hosts Spotlight on Diversity

APVA Hosts Spotlight on Diversity

The warm summer afternoon of August 17 , 2014 saw the Robert Frost Auditorium filled with some very well known actors espousing an important cause - diversity in media. The Spotlight on Diversity offered music from the Gay Freedom Band, a panel discussion, and a keynote address from Amelia, a star columnist from the Huffington Post's Gay Voices. Co-sponsored by the AVPA, The Box Scene Project [...]

Ed Little Passes, Leaving a Legacy of Water Awareness

Ed Little Passes, Leaving a Legacy of Water Awareness

Edward C. Little passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014. In addition to his local auto repair shop on Sepulveda Boulevard, and his service to the City of Culver City on the council, one of Little’s most noteworthy achievements was his leadership on the West Basin Water District. His focus on diversifying West Basin’s water portfolio following the Southern California drought in the late [...]

Water Bond Gets Support from Ridley-Thomas

Water Bond Gets Support from Ridley-Thomas

Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas today gave his strong approval to a $7.5 billion state water bond measure that would provide funds for underground water storage projects and measures to rid groundwater of harmful contaminants. Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas said, “In the midst of a crippling drought that has harmed business, industry and agriculture, Assembly and Senate members have [...]

Street Sweeping Changes to Make ‘Drop Offs’ Easier

Street Sweeping Changes to Make ‘Drop Offs’ Easier

For years, street sweeping regulations around CCUSD school sites have made it difficult for parents to drop off their children, speak with school staff at a convenient time, and volunteer at the beginning of the school day. UPCC is very pleased to report that, just in time for the start of the school year, Culver City has modified those restrictions around Culver City campuses. As of this [...]

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