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Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Seeing a Comet Plunge into the Sun -- On July 6, 2011, a comet was caught doing something never seen before: plunging into a scorching death as it flew too close to the Sun. That the comet met its fate this way was no surprise—but the chance to watch the event first-hand amazed even the most seasoned comet-watchers. “Comets are usually too dim to be seen in the glare of the Sun’s [...]

Possible Predator – Remind Your Kids to Be Safe

Possible Predator – Remind Your Kids to Be Safe

This email came to me from another mom in Culver City, and I am reprinting it here with permission - A friend of mine with a 6th grader told me that her daughter and a 13-year-old girl also from CCMS were walking together away from CCMS Tuesday Jan. 24 in the afternoon when a man in a black car pulled up and asked them if they'd like some chocolate. He attempted to get their attention near the [...]

Culver Chamber Supports SB 659

Culver Chamber Supports SB 659

New legislation introduced, SB659, would allow for a two month extension to the Redevelopment Agencies. This legislation is needed to assist local agencies to wind down in an orderly manner after the California Supreme Court upheld SB26 and overturned SB27 causing immediate impact on local government. “At the Monday evening city council meeting it was apparent the uncertainty that exists [...]

Dear Editor – Arts Are Essentials

Dear Editor – Arts Are Essentials

Dear City Council, Cultural Affairs Commission, City Manager and staff, The Summer Concert Series has been an immensely popular program, serving Culver City residents and attracting thousands of visitors from all over the region successfully for 17 years. The concerts have great cultural as well as monetary value. The concerts bring in needed tax revenue during the Series and beyond; as [...]

Dear Editor- On Not Watching SOTU

Dear Editor- On Not Watching SOTU

I can no longer bring myself to watch a Barack Obama speech because I find that the words which leave his lips contain, literally, no correlation whatsoever with the actions he then undertakes. Seriously, there's such a gigantic gulf between one and the other that all it does is infuriate the tar out of me. Example: the man runs for president promising the most transparent administration ever, [...]

CCHS Coach Jerry Chabola to Retire

CCHS Coach Jerry Chabola to Retire

While at the podium at 7:20 pm addressing the school board at the Jan. 24 meeting of the school board in the council chambers at City Hall, Teacher's Union leader Dave Meilke tossed a joke, "I urge you to vote no on item 9.4, the resignation of Jerry Chabola." But it's not a joke - Chabola is retiring. When former School Board President Scott Zeidman came to the podium, he asked the coach to [...]

Nachbar to Discuss Redevelopment at Chamber “Issues & Eggs”

Nachbar to Discuss Redevelopment at Chamber “Issues & Eggs”

John Nachbar, City Manager and Executive Director of the Culver City Redevelopment Agency will report to the Culver City Chamber at an Issues & Eggs Forum on Thursday, February 2, 2012. The Courtyard by Marriott is the site for the first Issues & Eggs Forum of 2012. The state's elimination of redevelopment agencies has hit Culver City very hard because of the great success of our RDA [...]

ReDiscover Center Offers Swap-o-Rama-Rama

ReDiscover Center Offers Swap-o-Rama-Rama

How does it work?  Bring a bag of unwanted clothing and a small donation ($5+). Your bag is sorted by clothing size and will be added to the swap pile. Everyone is welcome to take a little or a lot from the swap pile while working on swap items. Volunteer sewers and crafters will be available at D.I.Y. stations to help you fix or refashion your findings. You leave with all the clothes you can [...]

Jim Clarke Kicks Council Campaign into Gear

Jim Clarke Kicks Council Campaign into Gear

At a campaign kick-off on Sunday Jan. 22, City Council candidate Jim Clarke offered his thoughts on why he was running for council. The crowd, which included Congresswoman Karen Bass, offered their attention to Clarke's statement. "I’ve lived in Culver City for 17 years. I first moved into Raintree in 1977. Work and family matters had me move away twice but I have always come back home to [...]

Sen. Curren Price Responds to Brown’s “State of the State”

Sen. Curren Price Responds to Brown’s “State of the State”

I commend Governor Brown for his leadership in taking on the difficult task of addressing the fiscal and policy challenges facing our great state; particularly during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. The Governor’s proposed tax proposal represents the next step towards investing in our schools, infrastructure and job creation. I join my colleagues in supporting the [...]

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