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City Council Has Polystyrene Ban on Agenda

City Council Has Polystyrene Ban on Agenda

At the Culver City Council meeting on Monday, August 8th, Agenda Item A-1 will be considering a proposal to ban single-use polystyrene food containers and related items. With successful bans already in place in cities such as San Francisco, Santa Monica and Berkeley, and counties like Santa Cruz and San Mateo, it's a movement that is clearly finding favor with many entities throughout the [...]

Baldwin Hills Fire Quickly Extinguished

Baldwin Hills Fire Quickly Extinguished

Firefighters battled a brush fire Tuesday on a hillside in the Baldwin Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, and the emergency response led to traffic delays in the area. The blaze was reported about 6 p.m. near Coliseum Street and South La Brea Avenue, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. La Brea Avenue was closed at Coliseum Street while firefighters attacked the [...]

Early Morning Darkness – August 3 Power Outage

Early Morning Darkness – August 3 Power Outage

From Culver Crest to Sunkist Park, residents who were up in the early darkness noticed how dark it was - no street lights, no porch lights - electricity was out from 4:34 am until 6:19 am. According to spokesperson Susan Cox at So Cal Edison, the power outage was caused by palm fronds interfering with equipment at Jefferson and Sawtelle, and repairs are currently underway. The outage [...]

City Council Will Discuss Adding More Hours to Construction

City Council Will Discuss Adding More Hours to Construction

The City Council meeting on Monday August 8 will include an agenda item "Discussion Regarding a Potential Amendment to Culver City Municipal Code Section 9.07.035 to Allow for the Expansion of Construction Hours under Certain Circumstances, as Authorized by Permit." While much of our community conversation about building has to do with the size of the structure (and, of course, the parking [...]

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.  Community Development • Sprout JK – Waffle – Building plans were approved on July 18th, for a 2,700 square foot tenant improvement for a new restaurant at 3599 Hayden Avenue. • Culver City Transfer Station – Building plans were [...]

Is Parks & Rec Losing Money? Second in a Series

Is Parks & Rec Losing Money? Second in a Series

After hearing from some of the people mourning the loss of the Culver City Living magazine from the Culver City Parks and Recreation Department, Culver City Crossroads.com spoke to Dan Jassim, Recreation Supervisor about classes, finances and community connection. "Well, the idea that we are losing participation isn't true, and I can give you the numbers to bear that out. But when we shifted [...]

Free Summer Lunch Program Ends for the Year

Free Summer Lunch Program Ends for the Year

The Free Summer Lunch program has served it's last meal of the year, and there were a lot of big smiles and happy people there to enjoy it. Program Administrator Micheal Marsh said "We served 5120 lunches and had 1722 students participate in our activities . We have several programs on campus that operate simultaneously, and all eat lunch together. Some programs end after lunch and those kids [...]

Duquesne Ave. Closed for Reconstruction July 30

Duquesne Ave. Closed for Reconstruction July 30

This Saturday, July 30, Duquesne Avenue between Jefferson Boulevard and Lucerne Avenue will be closed from 9AM to 5PM to through traffic. All American Asphalt will be reconstructing a portion of Duquesne Avenue between Jefferson Boulevard and Ballona Creek. Four changeable message signs were strategically positioned to advise motorists of the road closure. Detour signs will be installed on the [...]

Is July Over Yet? (Boom!) What? CCPD Talks About Illegal Fireworks

Is July Over Yet?  (Boom!) What? CCPD Talks About Illegal Fireworks

"We respond to every call, every year, " says Culver City Police Officer Lt. Jason Sims "and we take these calls seriously." It seems to many Culver City residents that the sound of random explosions starts earlier every year and runs later. It's not just the fourth of July, it's the middle of June. But the numbers from the CCPD note that the problem of illegal fireworks have decreased in [...]

Crane Over Corporate Pointe – Tower Construction Begins

Crane Over Corporate Pointe – Tower Construction Begins

Vertical construction has commenced for Culver City Creative, a mid-rise office building from IDS Real Estate Group. The project, now rising from a three-acre property at Hannum Avenue and Bristol Parkway, will consist of a seven-story structure containing approximately 280,000 square feet of leasable space. Plans also call for a number of unconventional amenities, including a dog park, a [...]

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