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Publisher and Editor - Judith Martin-Straw

The Skinny - Amy Brunell

Looking Up - Bob Eklund

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Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft doesn’t zoom past its next science target until New Year’s Day 2019, but the Kuiper Belt object, known as 2014 MU69, is already revealing surprises. Scientists have been sifting through data gathered from observing the object’s quick pass in front of a star—an astronomical event known as an occultation—on June 3. More than 50 mission team members and [...]

IWOSC Book Marketing Intensive

IWOSC Book Marketing Intensive

Last year, IWOSC offered an intensive, all-day seminar on the foundations of marketing your writing, organizing yourself for success, putting together a realistic marketing plan, treating a platform that engages your audience and sells books. This year, we want to dig deeper and focus on some actual book marketing case studies. Why has book marketing radically changed in just the past year? [...]

Dante @ Actors’ Gang Offers Student Night July 20

Dante @ Actors’ Gang Offers Student Night July 20

 Join Get Lit - Words Ignite and The Actors' Gang for a special performance of DANTE on Thursday, July 20 at 8pm with an exciting talk back afterwards and some free giveaways as well. Penned by college student and Get Lit poet Raul Herrera, featuring the Get Lit Players and Literati Fellows, the musical adaptation of Dante’s Inferno explores the power of young voices in our current culture. [...]

Council Votes to Proceed With Environmental Impact Report on Oil Field

Council Votes to Proceed With Environmental Impact Report on Oil Field

When the City Council voted unanimously to proceed with the release of the draft of the Environmental Impact Report at the end of the July 11 meeting, it signaled the next chess move in a very long game between Culver City and the corporate interests controlling the Inglewood Oil Field. "The choice to keep these sub-committee meetings closed wasn't about excluding members of the community," [...]

Dear Editor – CulverCityBus Deserves Their Award

Dear Editor – CulverCityBus Deserves Their Award

Dear Editor, Congratulations to Culver City Bus. As a regular rider of Culver City buses since 1992, I can confirm that overall the service Culver City Bus has been outstanding. The buses are maintained and clean. The drivers courteous, and professional. If there is a problem or difficulty with buses, and there is no perfect transit company on the planet, Culver City Bus heard my opinions, and [...]

King of the Yees at Kirk Douglas Theater

King of the Yees at Kirk Douglas Theater

The world premiere production of “King of the Yees” will open at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre on Sunday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. Written by Lauren Yee, directed by Joshua Kahan Brody and produced in association with Goodman Theatre, “King of the Yees” will continue through August 6, 2017. The cast includes, in alphabetical order, Rammel Chan, Francis Jue, Angela Lin, [...]

Oil Company SPR Withdraws EIR Delay Request

Oil Company SPR Withdraws EIR Delay Request

Sentinal Peak Resources has withdrawn its request for the City of Culver City to delay its release of the Inglewood Oil Field Specific Plan and related Draft Environmental Impact Report. In April, SPR asked the City to delay the release of both documents, and the City Council agreed to allow 90 days for the City Council’s Oil Drilling Subcommittee and SPR to discuss a potential working [...]

Brown Signs Criminal Justice Reform

Brown Signs Criminal Justice Reform

Yesterday, July , California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the first in a package of criminal justice-reform bills seeking to improve public safety, save taxpayers money and put greater emphasis on prevention, rehabilitation and maintaining family cohesion. Specifically, Senate Bill 355 would end requiring innocent defendants to reimburse the courts for the cost of appointed counsel – by [...]

Dear Editor – Applause for CCFD

Dear Editor – Applause for CCFD

Dear Editor: On Saturday, July 8, 2017 my son and I planned to drive to Solvang, California for 24 hours of relaxation. As we reached Santa Barbara, intending to drive to Solvang via Highway 154, we were stopped because a fire had erupted in the area of Lake Cachuma. When we finally reached Solvang, we contacted the Santa Barbara authorities in order to help with evacuations. On Sunday, the [...]

New Earth Wins Non-Profit of the Year in Sacramento

New Earth Wins Non-Profit of the Year in Sacramento

New Earth, Culver City-based group selected by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell that helps youths, was honored as a Nonprofit of the Year at a celebration of California Nonprofits Day at the State Capitol. Mitchell selected New Earth as an exceptional nonprofit organization based in Mitchell's 30th Senate District for how it provides mentor-based arts, educational and vocational programs that empower [...]

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