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Staff

Publisher and Editor - Judith Martin-Straw

The Skinny - Amy Brunell

Looking Up - Bob Eklund

Ruth's Truths - Ruth Morris

Special Features - T. S. Owen

LOCALmotion - Jozelle Smith

Get Smart - Jamie Wallace

Archived Posts

Ruth’s Truths – Ruth Morris

Ruth’s Truths – Ruth Morris

Barbie Doll Memories -- Today a colleague showed me a special book; it was a Barbie retrospective, showing classic Barbie dolls in settings in and around LA. She said she'd brought it to school to show the kids, because the backdrop of "Barbie goes to the Prom" photo was our school auditorium: The Robert Frost. I took a picture of the page and posted it on my Facebook, garnering a few likes [...]

Get Smart – The Seminar

Get Smart – The Seminar

Prepping for college applications? It's time to Get Smart with Jamie Wallace  onSaturday, Oct. 31 and Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. Things will start to get smarter on 11 am both days. Bring chairs in case the tables are taken. Come to Carlson Park at the corner of Braddock and Le Bourget, and please note -  Saturday is for students. Sunday is for parents. Topics covered: College admissions [...]

CC Historical Society and CC Police Past and Present – T.S. Owen

CC Historical Society and CC Police Past and Present – T.S. Owen

Four Culver City police chiefs - three former and one current – told their stories at the Historical Society’s final Quarterly meeting of the year. Chief Scott Bixby, pictured left,  told the crowd of 75 his history with the CCPD began when he was a child in the Mar Vista Projects and Policeman Bill came to his school. “He turned on his siren,” Bixby said. “It impressed me so much I [...]

Dear Editor – Learning and Earning

Dear Editor – Learning and Earning

Dear Editor: I have always said that anyone that runs for office should be commended. However, some people simply need to be better informed and involved before they do so. Kelly Kent is in that category. In Culver City, you have to earn things. Culver City School Board Candidate Kelly Kent has not earned a place as an elected official. Kelly is attempting to gain office through [...]

Dear Editor – #NoFlyDay Rally

Dear Editor – #NoFlyDay Rally

Out of the 19 million people in Southern California, over 8.6 million will experience an increase in aircraft noise from the rollout of the FAA’s NextGen proposal. This past Saturday 150 Culver City residents and activists gathered for a #NoFlyDay rally in front of Culver City Hall. We were there to talk about Culver City noise and protest the FAA's NextGen program. Touted as a program to [...]

Meeting in a Minute – City Council Oct. 26, 2015

Meeting in a Minute – City Council Oct. 26, 2015

Here are some highlights from the City Council meeting of October 26, 2015. At this meeting, the City Council;  Presented a proclamation designating October as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Presented certificates of appreciation to participants in the 2015 Annual Ballona Creek Clean-Up.  Approved a professional services agreement with Xerox Transport Solutions, Inc. for total [...]

Community Hazard Plan – Your Input is Needed

Community Hazard Plan – Your Input is Needed

The City of Culver City and the Culver City Unified School District (CCUSD) are excited to inform you of a joint effort to prepare a Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (MJHMP) and to invite you to participate in this important process. A Hazard Mitigation Plan is a framework that guides our community in making decisions and developing policies to reduce or eliminate risk to life and [...]

Get Smart – Jamie Wallace

Get Smart – Jamie Wallace

The Dreaded Essay -- Nothing strikes fear in the hearts of students more than the dreaded essay or personal statement.   The UCs require two with a total of 1000 words, the Common Application requires one long (650 words) and one short essay. What the heck do you write about? How do you show off your writing acumen and prowess and what the heck does that mean? Relax folks, you have [...]

Got Water? Know Why?

Got Water? Know Why?

Do you know the source of the water that comes out of your tap? Don’t be embarrassed if you don’t. The vast majority of urban dwellers have no idea where their water comes from. Heal the Bay is on a mission to change that. We need a water-literate L.A. We can’t expect people to advocate for a more sustainable future for Southern California if they are clueless when it comes to [...]

Jet Noise Rally @ City Hall Takes On LAX Flight Path Changes

Jet Noise Rally @ City Hall Takes On LAX Flight Path Changes

There's a mystery unfolding in the skies above Culver City. Airplanes bound for Los Angeles International Airport appear to be flying overhead more frequently and at lower altitudes. For two or three years now, the aircraft have been so low that residents say they can clearly make out tail numbers on the jets. Every few minutes the engines of those low-flying planes roar overhead, interrupting [...]

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