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Dear Editor- Parents Clarify

Dear Editor- Parents Clarify

Dear Editor, Debbie Hamme of the ACE classified union threatened legal action against the District in 2011 that resulted in the District taking control of the one-year old LinHowe booster program away from parents. Those parent-funded employees became employees of the district and... members of Ms. Hamme’s union. She gave a written demand to bargain to the District on Friday over the fate of [...]

Wende Museum Seeks Space at Vets Park – Dan O’Brien

Wende Museum Seeks Space at Vets Park – Dan O’Brien

This past Sunday afternoon, around thirty Culver City residents had the opportunity to enjoy a very unique tour of a singularly unique Culver City museum. The guests, mostly neighbors of the armory in Veterans’ Park, got to peak behind the Iron Curtain at the Wende Museum, inauspiciously located in a business park in Fox Hills. I say Iron Curtain, because the Wende houses the largest [...]

Dear Editor – Controversy and Perspective

Dear Editor – Controversy and Perspective

Dear Editor, Wow! The right has really done a number on us! Here we are in Culver City, which prides itself on being liberal, and all it takes is a threat of a grievance by the CCUSD classified employee union (ACE) for union-bashing to rear its ugly head, all while people say “I’m not anti-union.” Can we all please take a very large chill pill? I am a former El Marino parent who happily [...]

Homes With Heart – Heather Coombs-Perez

Homes With Heart – Heather Coombs-Perez

Do you often look at a Pottery Barn catalogue and feel the urge to buy something? Me too. It’s not a coincidence that fireplace mantles are adorned with just the right number of candles, or that bathroom displays are punctuated by crisp white towels and just-so placed knick-knacks. Pottery Barn spends millions of dollars on market research in order to determine what kinds of displays make [...]

Weissman Calls for Community to Discuss Future Benefits

Weissman Calls for Community to Discuss Future Benefits

Councilman Andy Weissman said that he will call on his fellow Councilmembers to agendize a discussion to end the city's practice of providing lifetime health benefits for City Councilmembers and seek additional ways to engage the community in discussions regarding the city's financial position and priorities. Andy's comments came at a recent candidate forum and drew support from the [...]

Culver Crest Candidates Forum – Sean Fregoso

Culver Crest Candidates Forum – Sean Fregoso

As Ron Izuka, Lieutenant to the Culver City Police Department, finished his address to the Culver Crest Neighborhood Association about crime having declined in their neighborhood, the candidates for city council race awaited their opportunity to address the audience. Candidate Jim Clarke, with his “I Love Culver City” pin, began the opening statements by telling the audience of his current [...]

AVPA Memory Project Gets CCEF Grant

AVPA Memory Project Gets CCEF Grant

The Academy of Visual and Performing Arts Visual Art students, along with art students in Kristine Hatanaka's drawing and painting classes, have received a CCUSD Education Foundation Grant to help create artwork for orphans in Honduras through a program called, "The Memory Project." Established in 2004, The Memory Project is a unique initiative in which art students create portraits in any [...]

O’Leary, Malsin Fundraisers Turn Out the Town

O’Leary, Malsin Fundraisers Turn Out the Town

On Saturday, Feb. 18, two of the candidates for city council, Scott Malsin and Mehaul O'Leary both hosted fundraisers that turned out large numbers of followers and added fuel to the fire. With just over a month to go on the campaign, it was time for the candidates to get their messages out and bring some dollars in. The O'Leary fundraiser was at the Culver Hotel and drew a good crowd in the [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

 As the brilliant colors of the aurora borealis, or northern lights, delight skygazers, researchers are discovering how they affect GPS satellite signals here on Earth. A NASA-funded collaborative research team led by Steven Powell, Cornell University senior engineer in electrical and computer engineering, launched a sounding rocket from Alaska’s Poker Flat Research Range on Saturday, Feb. [...]

Help Group Takes on Bullying – March 15

Help Group Takes on Bullying – March 15

Bullying is an issue of great concern for parents and educators across the country. Young people with developmental challenges are particularly vulnerable to bullying by their peers. On Thursday, March15, The Help Group Distinguished Lecturer Series will feature a special presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson -- Bully Proofing Strategies for Teens with Autism: Evidence-based Approaches for [...]

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