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Culver City’s Quackenworth Wins Bill & Melinda Money for Common Core Creativity

Culver City’s Quackenworth Wins Bill & Melinda Money for Common Core Creativity

Quackenworth has announced that it has been selected as one of the winners of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Literacy Courseware Challenge. The competition, which included innovative educational and technology companies, non-profits, and entrepreneurs, called upon the competitors to develop ideas for personalized, web-based solutions that help students master the Common Core State [...]

It’s for Real – Robins is Running

It’s for Real – Robins is Running

 Culver City parent, former Culver City Middle School (CCMS) science teacher and education leader Sue Robins officially announces that she is running for School Board in the November 2013 elections. “My role as a teacher, volunteer and parent gives me insight into our schools. I know first-hand the strengths we have in this district and the urgent challenges we face. If elected, I will [...]

Sluggers Get Support – Businesses Backing Babe Ruth Raise Funds for Series Tickets

Sluggers Get Support – Businesses Backing Babe Ruth Raise Funds for Series Tickets

In a show of support indicative of the great City of Culver City, local businesses are rallying to assist Westside Baseball’s Westchester Babe Ruth World Series teams make their trips to Virginia and Washington, respectively. Westside Baseball, which includes Culver City among other areas, had its 14U team and its 15U team qualify for the Babe Ruth World Series. Only ten teams from across [...]

Jake Brown to Skate for STAR – Aug. 9

Jake Brown to Skate for STAR – Aug. 9

Jake Brown, world famous Australian skateboarder and winner of 2 gold medals at X Games for the "Big Air" competition, will be visiting the STAR Boarderz camp to help promote the launch of the new Maloof Skateboarding Youth League for boys and girls ages 6-11. The youth league was established to bring the team aspect to skateboarding, promote teamwork, sportsmanship, and build friendships. Maloof [...]

WLAC Increases Fall Class Offerings Thanks to Passage of Prop. 30

WLAC Increases Fall Class Offerings Thanks to Passage of Prop. 30

This fall, West Los Angeles College will offer 60 more class sections than they offered last year, thanks to voters passing Proposition 30 last November, the improving State economy, as well as the legislature’s renewed attention to education. The spring semester will also have an increase in sections over last year and summer session will again be offered. “We are excited to be able to [...]

State Supreme Court Refuses to Halt Expo Line to Santa Monica

State Supreme Court Refuses to Halt Expo Line to Santa Monica

A bid by Westside homeowners’ groups to halt construction of the second phase of the Expo Line light rail from Culver City to Santa Monica has been rejected by the state Supreme Court, who ruled that the environmental impact report on the project was sufficient. The 6 to 1 ruling, according to CBS News, clears the way for construction of the $1.5 billion project to proceed. The 6.6-mile [...]

West Los Angeles College to Tackle Stormwater and Slope Care

West Los Angeles College to Tackle Stormwater and Slope Care

West Los Angeles College will initiate two new construction projects this summer under the Los Angeles Community College District bond construction program. The first is a campus-wide stormwater management system designed to return water to the local groundwater table. The second is stabilizing slopes on the east side of College Boulevard, the road that connects the college to Jefferson. This [...]

Don’t Worry – This is Only a Test

Don’t Worry – This is Only a Test

Culver City Police Department, in conjunction with the Culver City Fire Department and Culver City High School, will be holding training at Culver City High School. The exercise, in which police, fire and school personnel will train for a potential on-campus shooter and other emergencies, will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. from August 6 through the August 9. The training will include the [...]

Support the Sluggers! Westside Baseball World Series Bound Teams to Hold Fundraisers

Support the Sluggers! Westside Baseball World Series Bound Teams to Hold Fundraisers

For the first time in 57 years, Westside Baseball’s Westchester Babe Ruth has two teams competing in the World Series. The 15U team, who participated in the World Series in Utah as 14 year olds, are traveling to Virginia to challenge nine other regional winners. The 14U team is traveling to Moses Lake Washington for a shot at the World Series championship. Both of the World Series tournaments [...]

Susanne Robins Files to Enter CCUSD School Board Race

Susanne Robins Files to Enter CCUSD School Board Race

Today was the day for Susanne Robins to sign the papers and move into the race for the Culver City School Board. A popular teacher at Culver Middle School, Susanne is also the president of Ascend Training Solutions and has a Master's Degree from Mount Saint Mary's College in Los Angeles. Look for more soon as the candidate makes her mission statement.

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