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Publisher and Editor - Judith Martin-Straw

The Skinny - Amy Brunell

Looking Up - Bob Eklund

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Local Restaurant Sazon Adds Gallery Space

Local Restaurant Sazon Adds Gallery Space

Sazon Latin Fusion restaurant will present a reception to introduce a new series being created for emerging artists. The restaurant is creating a gallery space to introduce these new artists to the community with “LOW ANGLE STORIES” featuring the Black + White Photography of Culver City resident Michelle Souza and Laura Richarz. The event is an opportunity to view new artwork, sample [...]

Linwood Howe Wins “Safe Routes to School” Grant

Linwood Howe Wins “Safe Routes to School” Grant

On October 20th, the Culver City Public Works Department was notified of an award of a $447,480 State Safe Routes to School competitive grant for Linwood Howe Elementary School. This grant, which will be matched with $49,720 from Culver City funds, will provide funding for bulb-outs/curb extensions, high-visibility crosswalks, curb ramps, bike racks, bike lanes, and bike routes at 13 locations [...]

It’s Up to You – Frances Talbott-White

It’s Up to You – Frances Talbott-White

How easy should it be to negotiate a state budget? Props: 25 and 26 I have this lovely fantasy that today, the Sunday before our Gubernatorial Election, folks are having a leisurely read of the ballot pamphlet and making their final decisions on the statewide propositions. I keep tweaking the way I look at the ballot measures, and will continue to share my thoughts with you as we get down to [...]

PXP Will Begin Boneyard Clean Up

PXP Will Begin Boneyard Clean Up

John Nachbar, the city manager signed an agreement on Friday, Oct. 29 to allow Plains Exploration and Production Company (PXP) to repair the leak on the abandoned oil well at the Culver City Dog Park. PXP anticipates beginning work next week. The repair procedure, approved by the State Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR), will take approximately two weeks to complete, if [...]

Coming to our Senses on Pot – Hanna Liebman Dershowitz

Coming to our Senses on Pot – Hanna Liebman Dershowitz

As a mother, as a lawyer, and as a taxpayer, I am more excited about voting in the November 2 election than I have ever been about a vote in my life. That’s because the ballot provides an opportunity to reject and denounce what I know is one of the worst public policy mistakes in American history, namely, the prohibition of marijuana. The victory of Proposition 19 will get the government off [...]

Award Winning Essay – Cameron DeFaria

Award Winning Essay – Cameron DeFaria

Editor's Note - When a local student wins a contest this big     (see post below) we thought it fitting to publish, not just the news, but the essay itself. Congratulations Cameron! A Melting Pot of Heritage by Cameron DeFaria In many American’s vision, Latinos are a strong element in our society. For many others, they are felt to be not so strong. Through the eyes of Los Angeles, [...]

Dear Editor- Leaf Blower Enforcement

Dear Editor- Leaf Blower Enforcement

Dear Editor, I just read an article from the Santa Monica Daily Press that reported a new, stronger enforcement policy will be in effect that prohibits the use of gas-powered leaf blowers in Santa Monica. This ordinance has been in effect since the mid-1990's, but has not been seriously enforced due to the cost. I always assumed that leaf blowers contributed to air and noise pollution on [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Spacecraft to Make Close Flyby of Comet Hartley 2 on Nov. 4th - NASA’s EPOXI mission continues to close in on its target, comet Hartley 2, at a rate of 12.5 kilometers (7.8 miles) per second. On Thursday, Nov. 4 at about 7:01 a.m. PDT, the spacecraft will make its closest approach to the comet at a distance of approximately 434 miles. “Hartley 2 has already put on a great show with [...]

Donna Sternberg & Dancers Present Dis-Ilusions

Donna Sternberg & Dancers Present Dis-Ilusions

Looking for an evenings entertainment that pushes you out of your comfort zone? Get to Royal T on Nov. 7 for Donna Sternberg & Dancers newest show "Dis-Illusions." In collaboration with visual artist Gwen Samuels and musician Ken Christianson this will be the first in a series of performances exploring the concept of perception and memory."Dis- Illusions" is based on scientific evidence that [...]

Safe Halloween Tips from CCPD

Safe Halloween Tips from CCPD

The Culver City Police Department wants everyone to have a SAFE and FUN Halloween. Here are some tips to make it a safe night for trick-or-treating: Parents should establish a specific route for their children in a known neighborhood. Parents and children should use flashlights and use sidewalks whenever possible. Children should use crosswalks when possible and not cross between parked [...]

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