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David LaRose Takes the CCUSD Superintendent Desk

David LaRose Takes the CCUSD Superintendent Desk

"These things might sound trite, but if you believe in them, they are true. If we come together as a community, we can give every child what they need to succeed." David LaRose made his statement, and was followed by applause. At a reception on Tuesday, July 17, dozens of parents, teachers, school board members and Culver citizens turned up at the district offices on Irving Place to meet the [...]

Crime Blotter – Guns on the Street

Crime Blotter – Guns on the Street

Crime Blotter for July 10th through July 16th. Attempt Car Burglary: On July 10, 2012 at 9:50 am, a victim called the police department to report unknown suspect(s) had attempted to burglarize his 2012 Chevy Camaro. The victim said he parked and locked his vehicle in the area of Buckingham Parkway and Kensington Way at 9:00 am and when he returned at 9:40 am discovered his driver’s door lock [...]

Bad Frog on the Expo Line – State Requires Repairs

Bad Frog on the Expo Line – State Requires Repairs

California state regulators have ordered Expo Line officials to replace a flawed piece of track known as a 'frog' that could trigger a derailment. According to the Los Angeles Times, The California Public Utilities Commission cited problems with a short length of rail called a "frog" at Washington Boulevard and Flower Street, where the Expo Line and the Blue Line merge near downtown Los [...]

City Council Votes to Approve Sales Tax – A Half A Cent, Ten Year Sunset

City Council Votes to Approve Sales Tax – A Half A Cent, Ten Year Sunset

After weeks of conversation, information and deliberation, the City Council approved a local sales tax for the November ballot and recommended an advisory committee to oversee the funds. "Five or six weeks ago when we began discussing this city's financal position..we insisted that the staff go out with us ..so that the  public could ask and questions and give us some input. What we had not [...]

CARB Education Workshop Shows CC Fleet Clean and Green

CARB Education Workshop Shows CC Fleet Clean and Green

Businesses and cities throughout the state continually struggle to keep pace with changing California Air Resources Board rules and regulation, and many turned out Thursday in Irwindale for a "Get up to speed with CARB" workshop, according to the Whittier Daily News. The event was sponsored by the Irwindale Chamber of Commerce and Westrux International. Speaker Eloy Florez, an air pollution [...]

CCPD is Online Now

CCPD is Online Now

Chief Pedersen and the Culver City Police Department are proud to announce the launching of a new website to the community and general public. The new website will allow you to navigate through the Department’s organization and help you answer or ask any questions you have for the police department. You can find the website at www.culvercitypd.org Please take a look at the new website and enjoy [...]

CCUSD School Board Moves Against Fracking

CCUSD School Board Moves Against Fracking

At the school board meeting on Tuesday July 10, an interim superintendent was approved, a new principal for La Ballona was hired, an application for a charter was denied, and a dialogue about fracking moved towards becoming an official statement. With School Board President Karlo Silbiger on vacation, the four board members present did a brisk job of business with Kathy Paspalis presiding over [...]

Crime Blotter – Cyclist vs. BMW

Crime Blotter – Cyclist vs. BMW

Crime Blotter for July 2rd through July 9th. Attempt Street Robbery: On July 2, 2012 at 9:45 am, officers responded to the 6200 block of Bristol Parkway regarding an attempt robbery. The officers met with the victim who told them the following; she was sitting her car when she was approached by a female suspect. The suspect told her to look here and when she did she saw a handgun in her [...]

Dialogue on Finances Continues, Two Local Sales Tax Ideas Considered

Dialogue on Finances Continues, Two Local Sales Tax Ideas Considered

Will the city put two sales tax proposals on the ballot in November? Suggestions are still being taken. Over the past two years, the city of Culver City has cut 78 jobs at City Hall, and more cuts will have to be made unless we can find a way to raise more revenue. General fund expenses that came out of emergency reserves totaled $7 million last year, and are expected to come to $5 million in [...]

Tell Trader Joe’s – No Antibiotics Please

Tell Trader Joe’s – No Antibiotics Please

According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately two million people acquire bacterial infections in U.S. hospitals each year. About 70 percent of those infections are resistant to at least one antibiotic. The trends toward increasing antibiotic resistance show no sign of slowing down. Why are infections in people becoming resistant to antibiotics? The U.S. Food and Drug [...]

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