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‘Gasland’ Screening @ Earthfest Sept. 15

‘Gasland’ Screening @ Earthfest Sept. 15

The controversial practice of fracking will be explored during a free screening of the film “Gasland,” followed by a panel discussion Saturday, September 15, at 1 p.m. at West Los Angeles College.A coalition of three anti-fracking organizations—Frack-Free Culver City, Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community and Food & Water Watch will host this event. The highly controversial process [...]

Just a Thought – The Battle of Hogwarts

Just a Thought – The Battle of Hogwarts

Both of my kids are starting at new schools this fall, and it’s daunting. I have had to take a long look in the mirror and ask myself about education, and what it is, and what I want for them. How do I really teach them ? How do I get them excited about learning? How do I train them and equip them for their futures? A part of our summer routine has floated easily into being a part of our [...]

Sept. 15 is Coastal and Creek Clean-Up

Sept. 15 is Coastal and Creek Clean-Up

Each year, Culver City Public Works charges in with the help of local community support (hey, that's you !) to participate in the Annual Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) on the Ballona Creek bike path. Saturday, September 15th, from 9:00 a.m. till noon, Culver City will join over 12,000 volunteers from all over Los Angeles County at 70 different sites to take action to rid our beaches and inland [...]

Dear Editor – CCMS Cheers CCEF

Dear Editor – CCMS Cheers CCEF

The Culver City Education Foundation (CCEF) has provided invaluable support for Culver City Middle School (CCMS)!! Over the past few years, they have awarded our teachers with grants for computers, technology upgrades, and musical instruments, in addition to program support for English Learners, Empowering Youth in Language Arts Through Acting, and professional development conferences! CCEF [...]

Thoreau, Muir and Brower @ Sierra Club Sept. 13

Thoreau, Muir and Brower @ Sierra Club Sept. 13

Is writing about nature or reading about nature as important as being in nature ? The Sierra Club will discuss "Thoreau, Muir, and Brower: Communicating the Wilderness Experience to Promote Conservation," with Brian Treanor, Director of Environmental Studies at Loyola Marymount University. How can we get people to value natural places, which they may never personally visit? The answer lies in [...]

School Board Notes – Kourtney Brodnax – CCHS Intern

School Board Notes – Kourtney Brodnax – CCHS Intern

On Sept. 11, the Culver City School District meeting room was filled with people eager to begin the open session. The meeting was full of positive contributors and committees ready and willing to create a better environment for CCUSD students and faculty. The meeting began promptly at 7 pm with a presentation from the Environmental and Sustainability Committee geared towards creating a greener [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Almost Full Moon sketched live at the telescope with pastels by Deirdre Kelleghan, Bray Co., Wicklow, Ireland. SHINE ON HARVEST MOON! – Songs are written about it, lovers sing of it, but when’s the last time you actually looked at a Harvest Moon? First, what is a “Harvest Moon”? It’s defined as “the Full Moon nearest to the September equinox” (the first day of autumn, which [...]

LWV Meeting Looks at the Ballot – Sept. 18

LWV Meeting Looks at the Ballot – Sept. 18

If you live in Culver City, you'll find FIFTEEN propositions on your November 6 ballot. That's ONE for the City of Culver City (Measure 'Y'), THREE for L.A. County (Measures 'A', 'B', and 'J'), and ELEVEN for the State of California (Props 30-40). They're all 'yes/no' questions, but that doesn't mean they're simple. The League of Women Voters is committed to helping voters make informed [...]

City Council Agrees to More Students at Willows and Help Group

City Council Agrees to More Students at Willows and Help Group

"We just want to thank you for all your support through this lengthy and thoughtful process.  We hope it will be best thing for the city, and we know it is the best thing for us."The Head of the Willows Community School, Lisa Rosenstein, spoke to the Culver City Council at the meeting on Monday Sept. 10. After years of discussion, the council approved expanding the school on Higuera will [...]

Council Clears 7-Eleven Store for Braddock and Sepulveda

Council Clears 7-Eleven Store for Braddock and Sepulveda

possible 7-Eleven store - photo from LA Curbed After 15 years as an abandoned gas station, the corner of Braddock and Sepulveda will be getting a new 7-Eleven store. At the end of a long meeting that also approved expansion for both the Willows Community School and the Help Group, (see above)  the council voted 4 to 1 to give Southland Corporation a slice of real estate just down the [...]

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