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AVPA Dancers and Heidi Duckler Dance Theater – Laundromatinee

AVPA Dancers and Heidi Duckler Dance Theater – Laundromatinee

Dancers flying on top of dryers? Join Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre and Culver City High School’s Academy of Visual and Performing Arts on May 10th for a double feature of Laundromatinee and Cappuccino Nights! A National Endowment for the Arts’ American Masterpiece, Laundromatinee first delighting viewers, critics, and washday customers at Thriftiwash Laundromat in 1988 in Santa Monica. [...]

Dear Editor – Rape Destroys Lives and Communities

Dear Editor – Rape Destroys Lives and Communities

Editor's Note - This letter contains graphic descriptions of violence. Please be  advised that the content is not appropriate for everyone. Dear Editor, This letter has been the most difficult thing to write, but I need to tell my story in order to cope with the overwhelming sense of fear, shame and hopelessness that I am suffering. The people of Culver City should know my story and [...]

School Board Approves Next Step for Sun Power

School Board Approves Next Step for Sun Power

The Tues. April 24 meeting of the Culver City School Board brought the Elenda St. school complex another step closer to solar power. Mr. Clyde Murley, the district's consultant on the solar project began by focusing on the basic 750 kilowatts of solar; the minimum amount of panels that will qualify the project for the state funds that will help to defray the costs. By using carport [...]

April 25 is Denim Day – Sign On and Show Your Colors

April 25 is Denim Day – Sign On and Show Your Colors

The way our society thinks about rape and receives survivors is not only tragic, it's dangerous. Fearing that they won't be believed, survivors are less likely to report their rapes, which means rapists stay out of jail, which means they are free to rape again. Even when women go to the police with evidence, the crime may be dismissed without any charges being filed. The time to change this is [...]

“Wise Kids” to Screen at Anitoch University

“Wise Kids” to Screen at Anitoch University

On Wednesday, May 2 at 4 pm, Antioch University Los Angeles's BA Psych Film Series will present a screening of 'The Wise Kids' followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Stephen Cone. A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and [...]

Roosters, Rainbows and Feng Shui – Janet Mitsui Brown

Roosters, Rainbows and Feng Shui – Janet Mitsui Brown

The Dragon & the Rooster -- Good feng shui can improve your luck, your health, and your prosperity…but it often takes patience and hard work too. Fix the mundane, and if the energy is still stuck, try the transcendental… But it’s those in-between days that can be exasperating. Even I, a feng shui practitioner, have these days. My husband experienced a few days of bad luck – he was [...]

Lin Howe Collects CD’s for Earth Day “Re-purpose” Project

Lin Howe Collects CD’s for Earth Day “Re-purpose” Project

As part of its Earth Day celebration, students at Linwood E. Howe are collecting CDs and DVDs for use in a large art project that will celebrate the re-purposing of objects that would otherwise be discarded. The Linwood E. Howe Arts Outreach Committee has partnered with the Linwood E. Howe Boosters Green Team to provide this free, after-school art project for students on Wednesday, April [...]

New Council Seated in Chambers – Mayor Weissman Returned

New Council Seated in Chambers – Mayor Weissman Returned

The council chambers were packed, and the biggest order of business on April 23 was the seating of the new council, after honoring and applauding the old. Then, as tradition demanded, it was time to rotate the mayor. While the newly-elected Jim Clarke and Meghan Sahli-Wells filled the empty seats, the lack of a sitting Vice-Mayor gave a brief pause in the election of Andy Weissman to another [...]

Nat’l School Scrabble gets Culver City W-I-N-N-E-R

Nat’l School Scrabble gets Culver City W-I-N-N-E-R

El Marino fourth-grader Cooper Komatsu and his eighth-grade partner, Lily Haines from Indiana, finished seventh in the nation in the 2012 National School Scrabble Championship held last weekend in Orlando, Florida. The pair notched a 5-2 record with a +645 point differential in their seven games. The tournament featured the best young Scrabble players in grades 4-8 from throughout the [...]

Council PTA Applauds Volunteers with “The Heart of Screenland”

Council PTA Applauds Volunteers with “The Heart of Screenland”

While some folks may give their time and their efforts just for the benefit of the students, there can be no better incentive to join the PTA than the annual volunteer awards dinner. It was, as the title of a film not spoofed at the event, An Affair to Remember. After drinks, (donated by Joxer Daly's and poured by Mayor O'Leary himself) and dinner at Culver Events, the evening of awards was a [...]

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