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Publisher and Editor - Judith Martin-Straw

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LOCALmotion - Jozelle Smith

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Dear Editor – Common Knowledge and Long-Range Planning

Dear Editor – Common Knowledge and Long-Range Planning

Thanks for drawing attention to the proverbial Elephant in the Living Room. You are so right about "Business as Usual" killing us. Despite a mayor exasperated over budgetary facts, when it comes to facing economic reality, I think most of us have a tendency to want to anesthetize and put our communal heads in the sand. In my own family, I have been struggling to accept the reality that my [...]

Tell Trader Joe’s – No Antibiotics Please

Tell Trader Joe’s – No Antibiotics Please

According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately two million people acquire bacterial infections in U.S. hospitals each year. About 70 percent of those infections are resistant to at least one antibiotic. The trends toward increasing antibiotic resistance show no sign of slowing down. Why are infections in people becoming resistant to antibiotics? The U.S. Food and Drug [...]

PXP Field in Montebello Burns

PXP Field in Montebello Burns

More than 4 acres of oil field burned in nearby Montebello on Monday July 9, at a PXP operated site. According to the Los Angeles Times, a fire at a Montebello oil field scorched more than four acres Monday afternoon and continues to burn, fire officials said. The fire started shortly before 3 p.m. and quickly spread on property near the 300 block of Casa Grande Avenue, according to the [...]

Senior Pageant Presents Captivating Contestants  By Sandra Coopersmith

Senior Pageant Presents Captivating Contestants By Sandra Coopersmith

Betty Friedan had it right: Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. With the minimum age for entrants being 60, the ten lovely and impressive women vying for the title of Ms. Senior Culver City 2012 in the preliminary Ms. Senior California Pageant at the Culver City Senior Center on Sunday, July 8 were not exactly spring chickens. They and the past California [...]

Tainted Romaine @ Vons & Pavilions (The Tip of the Iceberg)

Tainted Romaine @ Vons & Pavilions (The Tip of the Iceberg)

Pacific International Marketing is recalling romaine lettuce after a field test showed the presence of salmonella. The lettuce is sold at Vons and Pavilions stores, and banded with a red twist tie marked "Safeway." The produce was sold between July 2 and July 4 and had a code of 12EASROM182. No bagged or carton lettuce was affected. Consumers were advised to  return it to the place of [...]

Just a Thought – Common Knowledge

Just a Thought – Common Knowledge

While going over the budget numbers a few weeks ago, Mayor Andy Weissman expressed a bit of exasperation. After all the negotiations with the public employees unions, he thought it must be "common knowledge" that the city was in financial crisis. But common knowledge isn't as common as it should be. There are so many crises, so many layers of crises, sometimes it's hard to sift. We know that [...]

SKITco Starts Summer with 24 Hour Play Fest @ Attic Theater

SKITco Starts Summer with 24 Hour Play Fest @ Attic Theater

SKITco's Summer Season will kick off with an amazing feat of collaboration; the  24-Hour Play Festival - available for public consumption on Saturday July 14th from 7 pm to 1o pm at the The Attic Theater: 5429 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90016 Come watch theater artists get pushed to the limits of their sanity! In a 24-hour period, SKITco. will write, direct, act and produce [...]

LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

Do you like to talk about your business, but work best in a small, informal setting? The Culver City Chamber of Commerce program, “Network @ Noon”, offers an opportunity for members to network with just six other Chamber Members over lunch. Chamber President/CEO Steve Rose, you, and six others will enjoy making connections and eating lunch at various Culver City restaurants for $20.00 per [...]

PTA Initiative Qualifies for the Ballot – Jody Reichel

PTA Initiative Qualifies for the Ballot – Jody Reichel

The California State PTA's Our Children, Our Future initiative has now officially qualified for the November ballot. The initiative needed 504,760 signatures to qualify. The campaign submitted 848,000, with more than 420 signatures submitted by our own Culver City Council of PTAs. This is the first time the California State PTA has worked to put a measure on the ballot, and while the PTA is not [...]

California 6th State to Support Overturning “Citizens United”

California 6th State to Support Overturning “Citizens United”

Yesterday the California legislature went on record supporting a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United Supreme Court decision.This makes California the sixth state in the nation to do so, and the passage of this resolution will give a huge boost to similar efforts that are happening in other states. One of the bill's authors, Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, specifically noted [...]

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