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CCEF Wins CCF Grant – Art of Teaching and More

CCEF Wins CCF Grant – Art of Teaching and More

The Culver City Education Foundation (CCEF) is very pleased to announce that the California Community Foundation has awarded CCEF a substantial grant for $155,000 over two years. $125,000 of this grant supports the ART of TEACHING program, which will provide professional development training in mathematics for nine teachers and create mentor teachers in two of our CCUSD schools. Each of these [...]

School Board Seats New Members, Names Health Center

School Board Seats New Members, Names Health Center

The first order of business for the Culver City Unified School Board meeting of Dec. 10 was to swear in the recently elected. With Superintendent Dave LaRose offering the familiar "Raise your right hand and repeat after me..." re-elected Kathy Paspalis and the newly elected Steve Levin and Sue Robins each promised to uphold both federal and state constitution, defending our schools from all [...]

Dear Editor – Mayor Cooper Sends Letter to K Street

Dear Editor – Mayor Cooper Sends Letter to K Street

December 5, 2013 Mr. Mark Nechodom, Director California Department of Conservation 801 K Street, MS 24-01 Sacramento, CA 95814 Subject: Culver City Invitation to Hold an EIR Scoping Meeting on Well Stimulation Dear Mr. Nechodom: The City of Culver City appreciates the Department of Conservation’s (DOC) efforts to host Scoping Meetings throughout the state in the upcoming weeks to [...]

Walk ‘n Rollers to Lead Local Safe Routes Program

Walk ‘n Rollers to Lead Local Safe Routes Program

Local non-profit, Walk ‘n Rollers, has been selected by the City of Culver City to implement the Culver City Non-Infrastructure Safe Routes to School Program in conjunction with the Culver City Unified School District. The four-year, federally-funded project’s goal is to educate children and parents on best practices for walking and biking to and from school and to develop programs to create [...]

Lions Club Benefits CCEF

Lions Club Benefits CCEF

The Culver City Lions Club has presented CCEF with a check for $2,000. This money came from the proceeds of the Lions' community carnival at Westfield Culver City last summer. It was a fun event for everyone who went and a great bonus for our community. CCEF thanks the Culver City Lions Club not only for this generous gift, but for its continuous support of our students and our schools over [...]

Culver City Off the Hook for $20 Million State Debt

Culver City Off the Hook for $20 Million State Debt

"I am excited to share some good news ... nearly $20 million worth! Last night, the city received a determination letter from the California Department of Finance agreeing to accept $2,724,618 to settle our dispute over what the city owed the state after our Redevelopment Agency was eliminated. The state originally wanted Culver City to pay $22,178,120!" An elated Mayor Jeff Cooper was pleased to [...]

Blum and Poe Gallery Offers Hair Raising Art with Jim Shaw

Blum and Poe Gallery Offers Hair Raising Art with Jim Shaw

Hair stands on end in Jim Shaw's current exhibition at Blum & Poe. It's thick, sandy blond and stiff, thanks to fabric hardener, and more than 5 feet long, which means the hair would reach at least someone's calves were it actually hanging from a head. But there's a see-through resin sculpture of a split-level house where a head should be. The hair sculpture stands in front of a big, operatic [...]

Food Workers Deserve a Living Wage

Food Workers Deserve a Living Wage

I'm Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food, and Cooked. For many years now, I've been passionately outspoken about the food justice movement, and low-wage workers represent a key front in the fight for fair and just food. That's why I hope you'll join me and millions of MoveOn members across the country in expressing solidarity with the fast-food workers going on [...]

Clarke Kicks Off Council Re-Election Campaign

Clarke Kicks Off Council Re-Election Campaign

It was difficult to find Councilman Jim Clarke amongst all the supporters and well-wishers at his kick-off event this past Sunday, December 1st. The yard of Mr. Culver City Mike Cohen’s home was filled with many neighbors, friends, and political allies enjoying the perfect weather and good eats wishing Jim well as he begins his campaign for re-election to a seat on the City Council. The [...]

Ridley-Thomas Takes 54th Assembly District Election

Ridley-Thomas Takes 54th Assembly District Election

No surprises on election night - Sebastian Ridley-Thomas was the clear victor with 60% of the vote, well beyond the simple majority needed to avoid a Feb. 4 run off. Former Culver City Mayor Christopher R. Armenta  finished with a strong second place, drawing 36% of the vote, and the third-place finisher, with only  4%  was John Jake, president of the Olympic Park Neighborhood [...]

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