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News

LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

Our own Culver City Exchange Club received some great recognition at their recent California-Nevada District Convention. Awards won included: Francia Fate selected as Exchangite of the Year; Katie Shery received a Lifetime Achievement Award, posthumously; Dr. Bob Montgomery received a Lifetime Achievement Award; and the Culver City Club was named top donor to the Child Abuse Prevention Center. [...]

New Equipment and Pay Structure for Downtown Parking

New Equipment and Pay Structure for Downtown Parking

The City Council has authorized the installation of new “pay on foot” parking control equipment in the City Hall, Watseka, Cardiff and Ince parking structures in order to better manage the City’s parking resources. All drivers who park in excess of one hour will be required to pay their parking ticket at kiosks located on P1 in City Hall and the first floor of the Watseka, Cardiff and Ince [...]

Fiesta Needs You! Volunteer Shifts Available!

Fiesta Needs You! Volunteer Shifts Available!

The Fiesta La Ballona Committee is seeking volunteers for this year’s Fiesta La Ballona, Culver City’s annual “Party in the Park”, which will be held August 25-27 at Veterans Park located at 4117 Overland Avenue. A hundred volunteers are needed to make this year’s annual spectacular end-of-summer festival a great success. The Fiesta weekend will feature carnival rides and games, live [...]

CCUSD One of Only 9 US School Districts to Win Green Ribbon

CCUSD One of Only 9 US School Districts to Win Green Ribbon

CCUSD was nominated by the California Department of Education for its extensive efforts in not only teaching environmental sustainability but also walking the walk to make the district itself more sustainable. The recognition rewards schools and districts that demonstrate exemplary achievement in three “pillars.” Pillar I: reduce environmental impact and costs; Pillar II: improve the [...]

New Truck Upgrades CCFD Fleet – Pierce Arrow XT 100

New Truck Upgrades CCFD Fleet – Pierce Arrow XT 100

The Culver City Fire Department took delivery of a new Pierce fire truck this month. The 2017 Pierce Arrow XT 100’ Tiller will take the place of the 2003 American La France Tiller in the coming weeks. The 2003 frontline truck will be moved to reserve status and the 1990 Spartan LTI reserve truck will be retired from service. The new truck will be on display in front of City Hall prior to the [...]

Summer Fun Means Christmas In July

Summer Fun Means Christmas In July

With more than 400 students and family members in attendance, Sen. Holly J. Mitchell on Saturday presented free laptops and scooters to 150 at-risk children during a carnival that keyed on fun – but really was part of her years-long effort to engage children to stay mentally, physically and nutritionally active. “For far too kids, especially at-risk children, spending a summer off from [...]

Holly Mitchell to Host Annual ‘Christmas in July’

Holly Mitchell to Host Annual ‘Christmas in July’

Thanks to strong local support, Sen. Holly J. Mitchell on Saturday will present laptops and scooters to 150 at-risk children during a free carnival that includes food, games, rides, medical screenings, athletic challenges and enough outdoor fun to inspire Santa to buy sunscreen. Dubbed “Christmas in July,” Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, is hosting the event to brighten the lives of at-risk [...]

Council Votes to Proceed With Environmental Impact Report on Oil Field

Council Votes to Proceed With Environmental Impact Report on Oil Field

When the City Council voted unanimously to proceed with the release of the draft of the Environmental Impact Report at the end of the July 11 meeting, it signaled the next chess move in a very long game between Culver City and the corporate interests controlling the Inglewood Oil Field. "The choice to keep these sub-committee meetings closed wasn't about excluding members of the community," [...]

Oil Company SPR Withdraws EIR Delay Request

Oil Company SPR Withdraws EIR Delay Request

Sentinal Peak Resources has withdrawn its request for the City of Culver City to delay its release of the Inglewood Oil Field Specific Plan and related Draft Environmental Impact Report. In April, SPR asked the City to delay the release of both documents, and the City Council agreed to allow 90 days for the City Council’s Oil Drilling Subcommittee and SPR to discuss a potential working [...]

Brown Signs Criminal Justice Reform

Brown Signs Criminal Justice Reform

Yesterday, July , California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the first in a package of criminal justice-reform bills seeking to improve public safety, save taxpayers money and put greater emphasis on prevention, rehabilitation and maintaining family cohesion. Specifically, Senate Bill 355 would end requiring innocent defendants to reimburse the courts for the cost of appointed counsel – by [...]

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