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Perfect Timing Sells School Bonds With Success Saving CC Taxpayers $10 Million

Perfect Timing Sells School Bonds With Success Saving CC Taxpayers $10 Million

CCUSD recently completed a highly successful sale of its $26.5 million Election of 2014 General Obligation Bonds, Series A (Culver City Unified School District General Obligation Bond Program). The bonds were well-received in the market, and the timing of the sale could not have been better. The District entered the bond market one day after the lowest interest rate levels of 2014 year-to-date. [...]

CCMS Wins “School to Watch” as Statewide Model

CCMS Wins “School to Watch” as Statewide Model

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has recognized Culver City Middle School as one of 12 California schools re-designated as model middle schools in the Schools to Watch-Taking Center Stage (STW-TCS) program. “This is exciting news for all of these hardworking schools that have made impressive gains in student achievement,” Torlakson said. “I congratulate both those [...]

Infant Car Seat Recall Expanded – Check Your Safety Steps

Infant Car Seat Recall Expanded – Check Your Safety Steps

Evenflo has recently expanded its recall to address a safety defect regarding harness buckles to now include the “Embrace 35” rear facing infant car seat. The defect can cause the harness buckles on these seats to become difficult or impossible to unlatch. A sticking or stuck harness buckle in a rear facing infant car seat poses a significant safety risk to the child in the event of a motor [...]

Kids Scoop Media Covers Recent Obama Visit – Cassius Mandela Bythewood

Kids Scoop Media Covers Recent Obama Visit  – Cassius Mandela Bythewood

On October 10th, I, a Kids Scoop Media news reporter, traveled to the Air Force One departure spot at LAX airport with my cousin Larrina Ellison, as well as the founder and director of KSM, Michelle Mayans and other KSM colleagues. I was told I would get a chance to see President Obama board Air Force One. All of our names had to be cleared by the White House in order to witness this event. The [...]

CCUSD Board of Education to Consider Proposed Credit Change for Graduating High Schoolers

CCUSD Board of Education to Consider Proposed Credit Change for Graduating High Schoolers

There will be an opportunity for parents, students and  community members to address the Board of Education next Tuesday, October 28 regarding a proposed change in policy affecting the class of 2016 (current juniors) and all who follow in regard to the number of credits required to graduate. Currently, students may walk in the graduation ceremony if they are within 10 credits of completing [...]

Safe Routes to School Takes a Long Ride Through California

Safe Routes to School Takes a Long Ride Through California

Eight energetic women- aged 26 to 63-embarked on a bicycle-powered mission to get schools in the Central Valley ready for Safe Routes to School. Hopes were high among the riders as they departed the State Capitol on a misty Sunday morning. Resource kits for school principals had been assembled, prizes for school assemblies were packed, and a shiny new bicycle to give away was hanging in the back [...]

The Sun Has Set for Sunny – Lori Fusaro

The Sun Has Set for Sunny – Lori Fusaro

My sweet Sunny Bunny is gone. Who knew that a dog could change a person so very much? I can remember the very first time I saw her…in a kennel at the Carson Shelter. She was depressed, sick and when I offered her a treat wouldn’t even lift her head. She must have been distraught because she loved to eat. Loved it! Until the very end food was her very favorite thing. Just yesterday she had [...]

Sony Corp. Still Struggling – Investor Loeb Walks

Sony Corp. Still Struggling – Investor Loeb Walks

Activist investor Daniel Loeb’s sale of his Sony Corp. stake removes an annoyance for Sony's Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai, (pictured left).  According to Business Week.com, bigger challenges aren’t going away. Loeb had sought a public sale of as much as a 20 percent stake of the entertainment unit, which includes the Culver City based film and TV studio and Sony’s music [...]

CC Rotary Commemorates World Polio Day – Oct. 24

CC Rotary Commemorates World Polio Day – Oct. 24

October 24 is World Polio Day, and the Culver City Rotary Club is proud to be part of the impetus for almost 30 years for the eradication of polio in the world. With the recent outbreak of Ebola, this is important to acknowledge. People can, and do, come together to help countries to fight deadly diseases. The Culver City Rotary Foundation, the volunteer fundraising arm of the Global Polio [...]

reDiscover Gets the Power of Ten (and Tennis Balls)

reDiscover Gets the Power of Ten (and Tennis Balls)

On the tenth day, of the tenth month of their tenth year the reDiscover Center on Washington Boulevard gathered friends and supporters to celebrate and look forward. Director Mary Beth Trautwien, (Pictured left with City Council Member Jim Clarke and reDiscover teacher Jonathan Bijur) was delighted to commemorate the past and plan for the future. City Councilman Jim Clarke presented a [...]

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