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An Editor, Unedited – Scott Bridges

An Editor, Unedited – Scott Bridges

“Culver City deserves a better newspaper.” That’s what a city councilman told me shortly after I took the job as editor of the Culver City News. The paper had gone through several editors in recent months and as far as anyone I met was concerned, my days were numbered. My number turned out to be 18 months – a good run, relatively speaking. I was fired Tuesday, Jan. 24. So, this tell-all [...]

Safe Routes to School – Pick Up the Phone on Feb. 23

Safe Routes to School – Pick Up the Phone on Feb. 23

Want to change the world? Pick up the phone- The monthly California Safe Routes to School Network meeting on Thursday 2/23 from 9-10 am via conference call. Please consider joining us - all are welcome and invited. On the agenda: Educational update on the Federal Transportation bill from SRTSNP Director Deb Hubsmith, Update from the State's SRTS Technical Assistance Center (TARC), [...]

Green5 – CCUSD Educating Kids to Be the Change

Green5 – CCUSD Educating Kids to Be the Change

February 15 was the day the Culver City Unified School District and Community Sustainability USA launched a pilot project at Linwood E. Howe Elementary to build awareness of sustainability and inspire behavior changes at school and at home. Two back-to-back morning assemblies with a "CooltheEarth.org" skit performed by a group of Culver City High School students kicked off the campaign. "The [...]

Chiang to Address Democratic Club Luncheon – Feb. 26

Chiang to Address Democratic Club Luncheon – Feb. 26

California State Controller John Chiang will be honored during the Culver City Democratic Club's 60th Anniversary celebration and Officer Installation Luncheon at the historic Culver Hotel. The Club's past presidents will also be honored during the February 26th reception. Attendees will enjoy a three-course lunch in the Hotel's classic 1920's Grand Lobby, and hear the State Controller address [...]

LWV Meeting Feb. 21 – Taking Action Against “Citzens United”

LWV Meeting Feb. 21 – Taking Action Against “Citzens United”

 Join us next Tuesday February 21 at 12 noon for an exciting program featuring Move to Amend, a group taking action against the 'Citizens United' concept of unlimited political spending by corporations. Please take time to check out their website and click on the 'Learn More' button for a preview.Meeting place is Culver City Julian Dixon Public Library Community Room, with overflow parking next [...]

Dear Editor- Equality and Immersion

Dear Editor- Equality and Immersion

An open letter regarding the threatened lawsuit by ACE “Association of Classified Employees” against the Culver City School District: In a nutshell, ACE leadership (city union representing clerical and other non-instructional occupations) wants to take over a wildly successful, decades old program in Culver City where parents pool donations to provide native speaking ‘adjuncts’ (paid [...]

Dear Editor- ACE Calls for Clarification

Dear Editor- ACE Calls for Clarification

The union representing the support staff of Culver City Unified School District is calling for the website parentshaverights.org, as well as parent Yahoo groups, to refrain from posting erroneous or misleading information that is fanning the flames surrounding the issue of the El Marino adjuncts. The Association of Classified Employees-Culver City fully supports parent involvement and [...]

O’Leary Fundraiser at the Culver Hotel – Feb. 18

O’Leary Fundraiser at the Culver Hotel – Feb. 18

EVENT: "LEAD" FUNDRAISER: Mayor Mehaul O'Leary cordially invites all friends and neighbors to his reception in celebration of broad community support from both environmental and business groups. Mayor O'Leary has just been endorsed by the Culver City Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters. Mayor Mehaul O'Leary is a candidate for re-election on April 10th and [...]

School Board President Silbiger in Collusion with ACE ?

School Board President Silbiger in Collusion with ACE ?

In response to the call from the newly minted organization Parents Have Rights, CCUSD parents concerned about the possible restrictions on the use of fundraising dollars filled the district offices for the board meeting on Valentine's Day. The President of the Association of Classifed Employees, Debbie Hamme, was not in attendance. Superintendent Patti Jaffe set the tone by saying that "There [...]

CCUSD Superintendent Jaffe Sets Retirement for June

CCUSD Superintendent Jaffe Sets Retirement for June

At the school board meeting on Feb. 14, CCUSD District Superintendent Patti Jaffe announced that she will be retiring in June. "With the information about pensions, which is still changing daily, it looks like the moment is now." Jaffe was confirmed for the position in March of 2011 after serving as the interim for six months, and was a popular choice with the community. She had risen through [...]

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