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Publisher and Editor - Judith Martin-Straw

The Skinny - Amy Brunell

Looking Up - Bob Eklund

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Archived Posts

CTG Adds Another Week for ‘Zoot Suit’ as Ticket Sales Boom

CTG Adds Another Week for ‘Zoot Suit’ as Ticket Sales Boom

Due to extraordinary ticket sales, Center Theatre Group’s “Zoot Suit” has announced a second one-week extension. Performances will now continue through March 26, 2017, at the Mark Taper Forum. Previews for “Zoot Suit” began January 31. Written and directed by Luis Valdez, “Zoot Suit” is presented in association with El Teatro Campesino. “Zoot Suit” was originally commissioned [...]

City Council Puts “Sanctuary City” on March Agenda

City Council Puts “Sanctuary City” on March Agenda

The City Council Meeting of Feb 13, 2017 already had a lengthy agenda, but much of the crowd attending were there about an item they wanted on a future agenda; making Culver City a sanctuary city. More than a dozen speakers were able to address the council at the beginning of the evening, calling for the council to agendize. Rebecca Rona Tuttle told a story of a student of hers, Angelica, who [...]

Paper Shredding Event Processes Three Tons of Waste

Paper Shredding Event Processes Three Tons of Waste

On February 4, Public Works Environmental Programs and Operations Division provided Culver City residents and businesses an opportunity to clean out their files and destroy old records safely and confidentially. More than 50 residents drove to West Los Angeles College to shred their confidential documents.The results - 6,000 pounds of paper shredded, an equivalent of 114 trees saved, at free [...]

Venice Boulevard to Become “Great Street” with Bike and Pedestrian Improvements

Venice Boulevard to Become “Great Street” with Bike and Pedestrian Improvements

For years, the Venice Great Street was a model for how the city, council office and community could work together on a shared vision for the Mayor’s Great Streets Initiative. But while the outreach plan brought most of the Mar Vista Community together, the project was stalled because the segment of Venice Boulevard that would be a Great Street was owned by Caltrans, and the agency was concerned [...]

“Walk With a Doc”  Feb. 18

“Walk With a Doc” Feb. 18

Walk with a Doc is an international program that encourages individuals to take a walk around town with a doctor, not only for their health but also as a way to learn how to lead a healthier life and the Culver City event is strolling into it's fourth year. Walk With A Doc/Culver City meets monthly on the third Saturday at 9am at Veterans Park near the tennis courts., and this month that will [...]

Dear Editor – Safety is Not Political

Dear Editor – Safety is Not Political

Our diversity is our strength. With one of the most diverse public school systems in the nation, Culver City Unified believes that it's the differences between our students that help shape their learning and their character, and propel them to unparalleled heights in college and careers. To this end, our district aims to protect this diversity and is providing resources to students and [...]

CCUSD Front and Center Theater Extravaganza Puts Children at the End of the Rainbow

CCUSD Front and Center Theater Extravaganza Puts Children at the End of the Rainbow

While the rain pattered gently down on the Vets Auditorium on Friday Feb. 10, the rainbow was inside. The Front and Center Theater Extravaganza offered a showcase for all the theater programs that participate with the Culver City Unified School District to offer children the magic of theater. While teaching creativity is understood to be important by most educators, CCUSD offers more theater [...]

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

Getting to the other side... I ran into a former member the other day. We hadn’t seen each other in what must be about 3 years I’m guessing. She had lost over 100 pounds during our time together. We talked about the country, yakked about stuff and I asked her how her health was. She said that she left my meetings because she didn’t feel safe as a “smart woman” in my meeting. She said [...]

AVPA Blurred Vision Takes “Almost Maine” to CETA Festival

AVPA Blurred Vision Takes “Almost Maine” to CETA Festival

Students from Culver City High School’s Academy of Visual and Performing Arts recently attended the Annual CETA High School Theatre Festival, where had the opportunity to develop their skills by participating in three sessions of workshops led by professionals in the industry that encouraged artistic growth for high school students and their teachers. Each year between October and December, [...]

Dear Editor – Senator Mitchell Deplores Traumatic Deportation Raids

Dear Editor – Senator Mitchell Deplores Traumatic Deportation Raids

I am sickened by the recent ICE raids. It is unacceptable for families to be torn apart in this fear generating manner. Inducing trauma is not good for any individual and on a larger scale makes society ill. This is not the America of the Civil Rights Movement which taught us that everyone has a place at the table and in America. These morally corrupt actions fall, unfortunately, under the [...]

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