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Politics

Ask 2 Know – Poll Results

Ask 2 Know – Poll Results

Was it the pizza? When the kids took their votes in last Wednesday evening at the "Ask 2 Know" City Council Candidates Forum,the results were flavorful. "The students in Ms. Gilbert-Rolfe's classes voted in a straw poll and chose Clarke, O'Leary, Sahli-Wells, and Weissman. They want to emphasize that they heard from each candidate only briefly and STRONGLY recommend that voters attend a forum, do [...]

Ask 2 Know Kids Forum Grills Council Candidates – Sean Fregoso

Ask 2 Know Kids Forum Grills Council Candidates – Sean Fregoso

Kids and government normally are not seen as hand in hand. The goal at the Ivy Substation Wednesday night March 14 was to change that. The Ask 2 Know Council Candidates Forum, sponsored by Kids Scoop Media filled the house with young faces. While the forum didn't begin till 7 pm the seats were filled much before then and soon even the aisles were running out of space for the youth attending, [...]

Dear Editor – Reality Check

Dear Editor – Reality Check

Dear Editor, Reality check time. At last night's School Board meeting the District's Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Ali Delawalla, clearly spelled out the dire economic future facing our school district. The State is running out of money and they are spending less and less of it on education. The picture ain't pretty folks, in fact it is downright scary. Time and time again Ali referred to the [...]

Fracking in the Baldwin Hills Oil Field – Marc Glassock

Fracking in the Baldwin Hills Oil Field – Marc Glassock

The movement to increase transparency in the nation’s largest urban oil field gained some more momentum last Thursday night as over 100 community members who live, work, and play near the Baldwin Hills Oil Field packed into a small room to voice their questions and concerns about fracking. The atmosphere was electric and important progress was made. To get a recap of Thursday’s meeting, [...]

Dear Editor- Calling on Council Candidates

Dear Editor- Calling on Council Candidates

Dear Editor - A number of City Councilmembers and City Council candidates have signed the petition and/or have clearly stated their support for parent-funded services within our schools. Indeed, Mayor Mehaul O'Leary, Councilmembers Jeff Cooper and Andrew Weissman, as well as city council candidate Scott Malsin are all in support. They joined 1,150 (as of 3/9/12) other petition signers who [...]

Malsin Campaign Rolls in Hometown Endorsements

Malsin Campaign Rolls in Hometown Endorsements

Scott Malsin's Council candidacy has been endorsed by the Culver City Firefighters Association (CCFFA) for the third time. In making their announcement, the CCFFA remarked on the challenging transition ahead: 25 percent of the workforce has less than 5 years' experience and and 10-14 members are eligible for retirement in the next 2 years. Their press release states: "We are looking for a council [...]

League Forum at Council Chambers on Mar. 21

League Forum at Council Chambers on Mar. 21

The League of Women Voters Culver City Unit will present a City Council candidate forum at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21 to prepare voters for Culver City’s April 10 municipal election. Live television coverage will be provided on cable channel 35 beginning at 7:00 p.m.. Questions for the candidates may be submitted in writing at the event, or e-mailed in advance to [...]

Clarke Gets Endorsements in Council Race

Clarke Gets Endorsements in Council Race

Jim Clarke, candidate for one of four open seats on the Culver City City Council, is proud to announce two additional important endorsements. He recently received support from the Culver City Employees Association which represents the majority of City workers. This week Jim was endorsed by the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters, the leading voice of the Los Angeles region’s environmental [...]

Fracking Meeting at Kenneth Hahn – Mar. 8

Fracking Meeting at Kenneth Hahn – Mar. 8

Months after an agreement to increase health and safety protection in the Baldwin Hills Oil Field, the largest contiguous urban oil field in the country, Plains Exploration & Production, the oil company in charge of the field, has begun "fracking"-a controversial practice that aims to access hard-to-reach deposits of oil and natural gas by enhanced drilling techniques that inject a mixture of [...]

Dear Editor- Let’s Not Lose Sight of the Best Interests of the Children

Dear Editor- Let’s Not Lose Sight of the Best Interests of the Children

Dear Editor, David Mielke’s opinion piece reminds us that it is the union’s job to advocate for its members. That’s a good thing and he should continue.   However, it is our job as parents to advocate for our children.  And that’s a good thing too.  Hopefully, the School Board too will keep its focus on what is best for our children throughout this process. So, I would like to [...]

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