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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

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Water Bond Gets Support from Ridley-Thomas

Water Bond Gets Support from Ridley-Thomas

Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas today gave his strong approval to a $7.5 billion state water bond measure that would provide funds for underground water storage projects and measures to rid groundwater of harmful contaminants. Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas said, “In the midst of a crippling drought that has harmed business, industry and agriculture, Assembly and Senate members have [...]

Street Sweeping Changes to Make ‘Drop Offs’ Easier

Street Sweeping Changes to Make ‘Drop Offs’ Easier

For years, street sweeping regulations around CCUSD school sites have made it difficult for parents to drop off their children, speak with school staff at a convenient time, and volunteer at the beginning of the school day. UPCC is very pleased to report that, just in time for the start of the school year, Culver City has modified those restrictions around Culver City campuses. As of this [...]

Fiesta La Ballona – Opening This Weekend

Fiesta La Ballona – Opening This Weekend

Fiesta La Ballona, Culver City’s annual “Party in the Park”, will be held this year on August 22-24, 2014 at Veterans Park located at 4117 Overland Avenue in Culver City. The weekend will feature live performances, carnival rides and games, over 100 booths showcasing local groups, artisan wares, and other vendors, a petting zoo and pony rides, a beer and wine garden, food trucks and a food [...]

LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

And the Beat Goes On Dep’t.: Last Tuesday’s speaker at the Culver City Exchange Club meeting was Nick Larsen from Culver Automotive. Nick is the grandson of the late Vern Larsen, the club’s past president. Culver Automotive was started 50 years ago by Vern, then was closed for a while for remodeling. It reopened on February 11 of this year and Nick is extremely satisfied with the customer [...]

State Passes $7 Billion Water Bond – Voter Approval Needed

State Passes $7 Billion Water Bond – Voter Approval Needed

In a nearly unanimous vote,on August 13, 2014 the California Legislature approved a new $7.54 billion Water Bond after many months of tense negotiations. The Water Quality, Supply, Infrastructure and Improvement Act of 2011 replaces a bloated $11.1 billion bond that was a leftover from the Gov. Schwarzenegger era. If approved by voters in November, investments will be made in local water supply [...]

Ruth’s Truths – Ruth Morris

Ruth’s Truths – Ruth Morris

Ten Years in the Classroom -- I started making inroads into the teaching profession at the turn of the century. As I began to traverse the country as a consultant in the travel industry, I realized that I liked having a mike in my hand. After September 11th, when people in the travel business could barely keep their jobs, let alone be paid the big bucks, I decided to parlay my language skills [...]

Once On This Island – This Weekend @ Vets

Once On This Island – This Weekend @ Vets

With a cast of local children already growing into much bigger notoriety,  opening night for dee-Lightful productions "Once on This Island, Jr." is the chance to see big talent in a small setting. The theme of the musical is one that resonates through many cultures -  girl falls in love with  boy, boy leaves her to obey his family's wishes, still, love changes the world. The Caribbean setting [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

On August 6, after a decade-long journey chasing its target, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta became the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet, opening a new chapter in solar system exploration. Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and Rosetta now lie 243 million miles from Earth, about halfway between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars, rushing towards the inner solar system at nearly [...]

Walk ‘n Rollers Family Fun Ride – Aug. 16

Walk ‘n Rollers Family Fun Ride – Aug. 16

Join us this weekend for a Family Fun Ride and Group Walk along beautiful Ballona Creek. In part III of Walk Bike Ballona, our ride explores the East end of Ballona Creek including the new Expo Bike Path and the neighborhoods near Echo Horizon and Turning Point Schools. After, we'll serve lunch while docents from Ballona Creek Renaissance join us for a conversation on the ecological value of [...]

Yo, Jethro! Shelly Blaisdell

Yo, Jethro! Shelly Blaisdell

Dear Jethro The Answer Cat, ​I’m trying to meditate and it’s not working. I was told this would make me feel peaceful. Instead I’m running entire movies in my head that all end with my kneecaps exploding. I also feel an overwhelming urge to catalog the entire plant world of Madagascar. This is not peaceful. What am I doing wrong? Sincerely Sri BabaLemurama (formerly [...]

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