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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 [...]

CCEF Honors Benefactors at Breakfast

CCEF Honors Benefactors at Breakfast

On Tuesday Oct. 19, the CCEF pulled out chairs and poured coffee at Akasha to thank some of the locals who have been helpful this past year. The choice of Akasha as a venue, (known for their emphasis on local, organic and sustainable resources,) was even more appropriate with the presentation on teaching children how to make healthy food choices with the "Growing Great" program. Many notables [...]

Karen Bass “Listening Tour” Comes To Culver City Oct. 27

Karen Bass “Listening Tour” Comes To Culver City Oct. 27

The Karen Bass Listening Tour will be in Culver City on Wednesday, Oct. 27th at 7:30 p.m. 3916 W. Sepulveda Blvd. If you have questions for Bass this is the place to ask them. Bring your neighbors and friends (they all qualify as constituents.)  As our next Congresswoman, Karen Bass is here to find out our needs. We are not the only stop on her Listening Tour of this very large, diverse [...]

Ballona Creek Renaissance – “Beyond the Beach Blanket”

Ballona Creek Renaissance – “Beyond the Beach Blanket”

Local author Marina Tidwell will be sharing her vision of the coastal citizens of the deep on Thursday, Nov. 4. After a brief creek and watershed update, Ballona Creek Renaissance will present “Beyond the Beach Blanket”, a delightful illustrated talk by Marina Tidwell, naturalist, author, and wildlife photographer. Discover the secret lives of coastal wildlife. It seems like fiction, but it's [...]

New Column ! Homes With Heart By Heather Coombs-Perez

New Column ! Homes With Heart By Heather Coombs-Perez

Halloween can be scary, especially when you notice the peeling paint around your windowsills as you’re hanging decorations, or the dust-bunnies in the furnace when you want to take the chill out of the room during those first few cold, fall evenings. But have no fear—a Fall spruce-up can shake the skeletons out of the closet, and brighten up even the dingiest of dark corners. One of the [...]

Cameron De Faria Wins LA Creative Writing Contest

Cameron De Faria Wins LA Creative Writing Contest

Congratulations to Cameron De Faria for earning first-place in the City of Los Angeles: 2010 Latino Heritage Month Creative Writing Contest. Thie contest was open to all Los Angeles County students in grades 6-12, and Cameron's entry was selected from among thousands. Each student wrote on the topic: "Celebrating the Contributions of Latino Cultures in Los Angeles." In his essay, Cameron [...]

Summer Concerts Changes Go Back to Staff

Summer Concerts Changes Go Back to Staff

Item J-2 on the agenda at the council meeting last night was about the changes proposed to the Culver City Summer Music Festival, and while the suggested changes did not get  a vote by the council on Monday Oct. 25, they were discussed at great length. As noted by Councilman Jeff Cooper “Music is subjective. Some people like this, some people like that.” Gary Mandell offered the popular [...]

AVPA Theater Presents “The Laramie Project”

AVPA Theater Presents “The Laramie Project”

by Moises Kaufman and The Techtonic Theatre Company at the Sony Black Box Theatre at Culver City High School,  Nov. 12, 13,17,18,19 and 20 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 13, 14,  and 20 at 1 p.m. $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors and students. In November, 1998, the members of The Techtonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie, Wyoming, to conduct interviews with the people of the town where a [...]

Free Organic Coffee on Oct. 27 at Coco’s

Free Organic Coffee on Oct. 27 at Coco’s

Coco’s Bakery Restaurant, 5350 Sepulveda Blvd.will be offering free organic coffee on Wednesday, Oct. 27th from 7 a.m. to noon. Chef Heather Gardea, the creator of Coco’s signature soups, salads and entrees, will make an appearance and will be available to discuss Coco’s Premium Organic Coffee, as well as their amazing partnership with family farmers to purchase 100% organic, fair trade [...]

Culver City ….Where All the Women are Strong….

Culver City ….Where All the Women are Strong….

According to a recent release from Lt. Ron Izuka of the Culver City Police Dept., on Oct. 20 at 10:50 pm, "a female (victim) was walking to her residence in the 4100 block of Van Buren Place, after parking her vehicle on the street. The victim noticed a Hispanic male (suspect) walking behind her. The suspect approached the victim and asked for directions, while concealing unknown object behind [...]

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