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City Manager’s Report – John Nachbar

City Manager’s Report – John Nachbar

It’s the bi-weekly report from City Manager John Nachbar – find out all the latest on Development, Police, Parks and Rec, Transportation and more.  Fire Department • Water First Program – Dr. Ira Diamond, Culver City resident, and Christine Parra, the City’s Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, were invited to give a presentation to the Los Angeles County Public Health [...]

Annual Coastal Clean Up Needs You

Annual Coastal Clean Up Needs You

On Saturday, September 17, from 9  to noon, The Bay Foundation (TBF) will host its 12th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day event. TBF is returning to the dunes between LAX and El Segundo beaches, also known as the LAX Dunes, to remove invasive species of plants. These invasives take space away space from healthy and native species of plants, much as trash invades our beaches, parks and streets. TBF will [...]

Culver Connect Breaks Ground – Advanced Fiber Optic Network Will Power City’s Broadband

Culver Connect Breaks Ground – Advanced Fiber Optic Network Will Power City’s Broadband

The City of Culver City held its groundbreaking ceremony for the Municipal Fiber Network, Culver Connect, on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Culver Connect will allow the City to expand its existing fiber network to install approximately 21 route miles of fiber for a redundant network backbone. The network design includes three geographical network rings that are all interconnected and will also [...]

Fox Hills Meeting Asks Residents to Reimagine

Fox Hills Meeting Asks Residents to Reimagine

Fox Hills, a community separated from the rest of Culver City by Corporate Pointe, Westfield Mall, Symantec and others, is home to several thousand residents, most of whom stayed home Friday night. The 50 or so who filled half the seats in the MultiPurpose room at the Veteran’s Building, were interested in what the city proposes to do with their community. Some had also attended the [...]

Villafranca Named as New CCMS Principal

Villafranca Named as New CCMS Principal

Culver City Unified School District announces Elsy Villafranca as the next Principal of Culver City Middle School. Villafranca is replacing Dr. Lindsay Gotanda, who left for another position just as the school year was about to begin. Ms. Villafranca has been an Assistant Principal at Culver City Middle School since 2015, and has helped to guide student and teacher excellence in academics and [...]

Actors Gang Afterschool Now Signing Up

Actors Gang Afterschool Now Signing Up

The Actors' Gang is excited to announce our FREE! Fall Afterschool Program 2016 (for CCUSD 4th & 5th grade ONLY). This unique experience will offer instruction and guidance in The Actors' Gang signature theatre style, based in Commedia dell'Arte. The focus of the Afterschool Program is to empower students to develop their own creative voices and artistic expression, through improvisational [...]

SB 1322 Passes Legislature – Children are Victims, Not Criminals

SB 1322 Passes Legislature – Children are Victims, Not Criminals

The Legislature has voted to send the Governor a proposal that the law be changed to deem persons under the age of 18 who might previously have been charged with criminal prostitution as victims of sex trafficking, eligible for treatment rather than prosecution. “The law is supposed to protect vulnerable children from adult abuse, yet we brand kids enmeshed in sex-for-pay with a scarlet [...]

Mixed Use Approved for Washington Boulevard

Mixed Use Approved for Washington Boulevard

Last month, the Culver City Planning Commission granted approval to a proposed mixed-use development at 12803 Washington Boulevard. The project from Axis Mundi RE II, LLC - slated for a vacant half-acre lot - would consist of a five-story structure featuring 37 apartments above 7,200 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. Plans call for a mixture of one-, two- and three-bedroom units, [...]

Council Notes – Flight Noise, Construction Hours and Smart Bus

Council Notes – Flight Noise, Construction Hours and Smart Bus

The meeting began with presentations and commendations to former Commissioners, Committee Members and Board Members, in recognition of their service to the Culver City Community. Those honored at this meeting were: Rich Hibbs, for his two terms on the Financial Advisory Committee; Kyle Jones, for his service on the Landlord/Tenant Mediation Board; Regina Klein, who served two terms on the [...]

Proclamations, Presentations, Move to the PreShow

Proclamations, Presentations, Move to the PreShow

Sometimes, a little housework can make life easier. The City Council made a decision at the Monday August 22nd meeting to move things along a bit faster in the future by offering proclamations and presentations ahead of the meeting, and not as the first part as they have been until now. Mayor Jim Clarke said "It just makes more sense to have the 'congratulations and proclamations' happen [...]

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