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CCEF Director Leslie Adler to Step Down

CCEF Director Leslie Adler to Step Down

It is with deep appreciation and lasting gratitude for her years of devotion to the mission of the Culver City Education Foundation that CCEF announces the resignation of our Executive Director, Leslie Adler. Leslie has been a passionate supporter of our students and schools. In her eight years as Executive Director she led CCEF though a transformative period of growth. Among the many highlights [...]

Senator Mitchell Responds to State Budget

Senator Mitchell Responds to State Budget

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell,( D-Los Angeles,) released the following statement in response to Gov. Brown signing the 2017-18 budget yesterday: “I commend Gov. Brown for signing the 2017-18 budget today with no vetoes,” said Mitchell, who oversaw the writing of this year’s budget for the first time as chair of the Senate Budget Committee. “Members of the Legislature and staff worked long [...]

City Council Approves Bike Share Program

City Council Approves Bike Share Program

A long agenda led to a lengthy council meeting, and it was closing in on midnight when the vote was called. The concerns over getting things right - so right that this would not have to be reconsidered in another year - led to a great amount of detail in the discussion. Sam Schwartz presented an exhaustive Feasibility Study, commissioned by the city, comparing the various systems available; [...]

City to Offer Listening Workshop on Hillside Standards

City to Offer Listening Workshop on Hillside Standards

The ongoing controversy in regard to building on the hillside in the Culver Crest neighborhood of Culver City has filled many City Council meetings and Neighborhood Association meetings with comments. The perfect balance is now on the schedule; the city is offering a Listening Workshop provide the opportunity for the Lower and Upper Culver Crest community members to provide input regarding [...]

Hoult’s Final Launch

Hoult’s Final Launch

Today is the day in Las Cruces, New Mexico with the late Charley Hoult's CSULB rocket engineers at the 12th annual Experimental Sounding Rocket Association Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition. When Hoult passed away, he wanted his ashes on a rocket going up in this competition, and his students are making that happen. This year's competition features more than 100 teams. Hoult's [...]

Mitchell and Lara Send Criminal Justice Reform To Governor

Mitchell and Lara Send Criminal Justice Reform To Governor

The California Legislature sent Gov. Brown 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 addresses the problem of innocent defendants being required to reimburse the courts for the cost of appointed counsel by [...]

Rose To Retire from Chamber of Commerce

Rose To Retire from Chamber of Commerce

Steven J. Rose, President/CEO of the Culver City Chamber of Commerce, announced his retirement at the chamber’s June Board of Directors meeting this morning. Rose has served as president/CEO of the Culver City Chamber of Commerce for over three decades beginning in 1987 and will stay on until a replacement is hired. In his comments to the Board, Rose stated that he enjoyed the “great [...]

CCPD Notes Traffic, Bike and Pedestrian Focus Through July

CCPD Notes Traffic, Bike and Pedestrian Focus Through July

The Culver City Police Department will step up Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations through the end of July 2017, with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. The department has mapped out locations over the past 3 years where pedestrian and bike collisions have occurred along with the violations that led to those [...]

Exchange Club’s 51st Annual Fireworks Show @ WLAC

Exchange Club’s 51st Annual Fireworks Show @ WLAC

The Culver City Exchange Club’s 51st Annual July 4th Fireworks Show will be held at West Los Angeles College on the evening of Tuesday, July 4. Gates open at 4:00 pm and fireworks begin at dusk. West Los Angeles College is located just north of the Westfield Culver City mall on Overland near Jefferson at 9000 Overland Avenue, Culver City 90230. The suggested donation is $5 per person ($0 for [...]

AVPA Theater Director Novick Says Farewell

AVPA Theater Director Novick Says Farewell

While CCUSD has had some headline grabbing turnover, it's the nature of school that people come and go. AVPA Theater Director said goodbye to her students on the last day of school, June 9, 2017  After six years with Culver City High School, Novick is opting for a Masters at the University of Northern Colorado, and that means stepping out from teaching. Novick stated, "I came to the [...]

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