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Booster Club Gambles on Casino Night Fundraiser

Booster Club Gambles on Casino Night Fundraiser

Ask yourself this important question- Do you feel lucky? Culver City High School Booster Club will be hosting a Casino Night on Saturday, Feb 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium as a fundraiser for the school. The casino night is the biggest single fundraiser for the CCHS booster club. LA Slots will provide 25 casino black jack tables, two casino craps tables, and ten [...]

Meghan and Scott Approach Election on the Same Path

Meghan and Scott Approach Election on the Same Path

The Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters (LALCV) – the local organization that has supported pro-environment candidates in Los Angeles County for more than three decades  announced its endorsement of Meghan Sahli-Wells and Scott Malsin for the Culver City Council in the upcoming April 13th election. “Scott Malsin and Meghan Sahli-Wells have demonstrated a deep understanding and clear [...]

Friends of the Library Book Sale- Feb. 20

Friends of the Library Book Sale- Feb. 20

Looking for a new friend or an old treasure? There's s sure to be one at the Spring Book Sale, hosted by the Culver City Friends of the Library. Tables will be filled with novels, non-fiction, childrens books and more, all donated for the fundraiser. Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Culver City  Julian Dixon Library.  As always, the sale will also include a huge selection of gently used CDs, DVDs and [...]

Meghan Sahli-Wells Wins Democratic Club Endorsement

Meghan Sahli-Wells Wins Democratic Club Endorsement

Culver City Democratic Club meeting on Feb. 10 at the Rotunda Room at the Vets Building voted to endorse Meghan Sahli-Wells after an hour long debate with all four candidates for city council. Despite a second ballot, no other candidate won enough votes to qualify. Ronnie Jayne was the capable and deft moderator for the evening, and all four of the candidates for council were present, [...]

Congresswoman Diane Watson to Retire

Congresswoman Diane Watson to Retire

Rep. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles), a noted local politician for more than thirty years, will announce her retirement from Congress this Thursday. Watson, 76, will hold a news conference tomorrow to announce her plans. A Democrat is expected to win the district, which stretches from Culver City to midtown Los Angeles and north to Hollywood. Watson's retirement would create an open California [...]

18th Pan African Film Festival Opens Tonight

18th Pan African Film Festival Opens Tonight

Tonight, Wednesday Feb. 10 at the Culver Plaza Theaters in downtown Culver City the 18th Annual Pan Africa Film Festival opens with the film "Blood Done Sign My Name." Festival Director Ayuko Babu offered that the festival 's operating principle is to showcase the complexity and diversity of black life around the globe. Babu was quoted in the Los Angeles Times as saying " We want people to go [...]

Audio Interview- Jeff Cooper

Audio Interview- Jeff Cooper

Culver City Crossroads sat down with Jeff Cooper before his fundraiser at Kay 'n Dave's restaurant in downtown Culver City on Sat. Feb. 6 and listened to his thoughts about running for council, and why he's on the ballot. Click on the interview below. Inverview with Jeff Cooper

Chamber Endorses Malsin and Cooper

Chamber Endorses Malsin and Cooper

The Culver City Chamber Board endorsed Scott Malsin and Jeff Cooper for City Council in the April 13 election. The board heard presentations from all four candidates separately in an organized manner with all four answering the same questions. Eighteen of the twenty-nine members were in attendance at the forum that lasted nearly two hours. It was apparent that Malsin and Cooper understand [...]

Simon Johnson Wins CCUSD Spelling Bee

Simon Johnson Wins CCUSD Spelling Bee

Simon Johnson stood tall and confidently spelled the word D-E-H-Y-D-R-A-T-I-O-N to take home the Fifth Annual Culver City Unified School District Spelling Bee title on Feb. 8 at the Robert Frost Auditorium. Johnson, a fifth-grader at El Marino Language School, finished atop 23 other spellers, including last year’s champion Natasha Collier. Four students from each of the district’s five [...]

Mark Scott Resigns as City Manager

Mark Scott Resigns as City Manager

In a decision suddenly made public this morning, City Manager Mark Scott annoucned his resignation. He is offering to stay on through the April election, and ultimately until the budget is settled, but "what I have offered is completely subject to the City Council's wishes, and we'll see what happens next." In a telephone interview with Culver City Crossroads, Scott offered that "it was all [...]

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