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Staff

Publisher and Editor - Judith Martin-Straw

The Skinny - Amy Brunell

Looking Up - Bob Eklund

Ruth's Truths - Ruth Morris

Special Features - T. S. Owen

LOCALmotion - Jozelle Smith

Get Smart - Jamie Wallace

Looking Forward – Ted Bellamy

Looking Forward – Ted Bellamy

THE TEMPTATION OF QUANTIFICATION Last week the L.A. Times rated Los Angeles school teachers by their pupils' scores on two standardized tests. On Friday, the NY Times discussed the abysmal track record of Wall Street's quantitative analysts, known as "quants." What do the two stories have in common? Our compulsion to measure the unmeasurable. The legendary management and statistics guru [...]

Dear Editor- Does This Ring A (Bell) ?

Dear Editor- Does This Ring A (Bell) ?

Dear Editor, If you’ve been reading about the city of Bell lately, your first reaction might be gratitude that you live in a place like Culver City instead. Unfortunately, while we’re certainly not Bell, we’re not as different as you might think, and certainly not as different as we ought to be. Bell had a City Manager who earned $800,000 per year. Until the regime ended in 2009, [...]

Brush Fire Burns on Culver Crest

Brush Fire Burns on Culver Crest

A sudden brush fire in the Culver Crest area this afternoon (August 20) at 3:30 p.m. burned about an acre in the area behind Marycrest Manor, but was quickly doused by units responding from the Culver City, and County of Los Angeles fire departments. According to fire department dispatcher Jason Bradford, there were no injuries, no structures were damaged, and the blaze was contained in less [...]

Linwood Howe Honors Prime Number-Students

Linwood Howe Honors Prime Number-Students

In an era of steadily declining funds for public schools, the good news about math education in Culver City Unified is multiplying. In particular, Linwood E. Howe Elementary, host of the only Math Olympiads Tournament for elementary and middle schools in Los Angeles county, now can count 11 Olympiads medalists among its student body. Dr. Jason Frand, volunteer Math Olympiads coach, awarded 11 [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Eclipsing Pulsar Promises Clues to Crushed Matter A city-sized sphere rotating 518 times a second… Astronomers using an X-ray telescope in space have found the first fast X-ray pulsar to be eclipsed by its companion star. Further studies of this unique double-star system will shed light on some of the most compressed matter in the universe. The pulsar is a rapidly spinning neutron [...]

Culver City Symphony Last Summer Concert in MdR

Culver City Symphony Last Summer Concert in MdR

On Thursday, August 19, at 7 p.m. The Culver City Symphony Orchestra will again change locale from Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, Culver City, to Burton Chace Park, Marina del Rey, and become the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony. For both orchestras the conductor remains Frank Fetta, and the orchestra roster is comprised of many of the same musicians. Maestro Fetta and Summer Symphony welcome [...]

Mary Pickford at the Library this Saturday

Mary Pickford at the Library this Saturday

The Culver City Friends of the Library in association with the Mary Pickford Institute for Film Education presents a charming 25-minute, multimedia program designed to entertain, educate and inspire students to follow their own dreams as they learn about Mary Pickford, the silent film actress, who rose from poverty to become “America’s Sweetheart”. An interactive Q&A session with [...]

“Dracula” Rises Again at Kentwood

“Dracula” Rises Again at Kentwood

Join Kentwood Players as they delve into the famously haunting story "Dracula” as dramatized by Hamilton Deane and John L. Baldeston, based on the novel by Bram Stoker, from September 10 to October 16 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., at the Westchester Playhouse located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester . The production is directed by Shawn K. Summerer and produced [...]

Fresh From the Farm – Katie Malich

Fresh From the Farm – Katie Malich

The fragrant French breakfast melons at the Tuesday Culver City Farmers Market caught Crossroads reader Elizabeth's eye. She wrote Fresh From the Farm, and inquired about non-traditional melon recipes – ones that treat melon as a vegetable or incorporate it into a main dish. I remember having had balls of honeydew melon incorporated in a stir-fry dish in Chinatown some years ago, but was [...]

Hungry? Fiesta La Ballona is Coming

Hungry? Fiesta La Ballona is Coming

Fiesta La Ballona Announces “Senior Citizen’s Early Bird Special” The Fiesta La Ballona is having a “Senior Citizen’s Early Bird Special” Friday night, August 27, from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Fiesta Food Vendors will have discounts for seniors 60 and up. Entertainment on the Main Stage from 4:30 to 5:30 will feature Danny Bergen and Friends, so enjoy an evening of food and music, and [...]

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