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CCUSD Graduates Step Up to University Status

CCUSD Graduates Step Up to University Status

The high school graduation on June 18 was a proud moment for many Culver City families, with one Valedictorian, Alexander Kurihara, and 12 Salutatorians (that's a tremendous number to tie for second place) gracing the stage at graduation. Not only did these students top out of an exceptionally high achieving class at the high school, they are headed for some first rate [...]

Cranes for Kai Rambone

Cranes for Kai Rambone

It's not unusual for El Marino families to work together on projects, but when the community gathers to fold origami cranes, there is a special and sad reason. Kindergarten student Kai Rambone has been stricken, and we are reaching out to support him. Kai is still in ICU and is still in a coma, so please keep praying for him. If you can, join us in folding cranes. The Thousand Origami Cranes [...]

Holiday History by Katie Malich

Holiday History by Katie Malich

This past Sunday was the 100th anniversary of Father's Day. The story of Father's Day is a story of the love of a daughter for her father, and of how one determined person can make a difference. Sonora Smart Dodd was the first born child of William Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran from Arkansas, and his wife Ellen. Smart and his growing family soon settled on a rural farm near Spokane, [...]

Scoop!- Jaffe is Tapped for Interim Superintendent

Scoop!- Jaffe is Tapped for Interim Superintendent

Former Assistant Superintendent Patti Jaffe has been chosen as the Interim Superintendent for the Culver City Unified School District, replacing Dr. Myrna Rivera Cote after her departure.  Final approval is pending, and the school board will be voting on her appointment at a special meeting on June 24 at 6 p.m. at the district office The choice is one that will please both the teachers union and [...]

Murder Charges Filed – Myron Grant Charged in Bilodeau Death

Murder Charges Filed – Myron Grant Charged in Bilodeau Death

On January 3, 2009, Paul Bilodeau, 45 years of age, was found shot to death at the Culver City Fire Station 3 construction site in Fox Hills. Bilodeau was the Project Manager overseeing the construction. Culver City Police Detectives have worked tirelessly on this case since the homicide occurred. Following a very meticulous investigation and careful analysis of all available information, [...]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Texas State Astronomers Solve Walt Whitman Meteor Mystery In his landmark collection Leaves of Grass, famed poet Walt Whitman wrote of a “strange huge meteor-procession dazzling and clear shooting over our heads…” For decades, scholars have debated what astronomical event he was referring to. Now, a team of astronomers from Texas State University has applied its unique brand of [...]

Downtown Block Party Tonight by Mary McGrath

Downtown Block Party Tonight by Mary McGrath

Culver City has developed swanky restaurant scene over the past few years, and what better way to sample what our fair city has to offer by indulging in Culver City’s series of block parties? The Culver City Downtown Business Association and over two-dozen local restaurants and businesses will have a three-hour party from 5 to 8 p.m. The festivities kick-off on Wednesday, June 16th (that's [...]

Pet Stores Galore! By Gabby Friedenthal

Pet Stores Galore! By Gabby Friedenthal

There are still a few things about life that I don’t understand: Does God exist? Are men really from Mars and women from Venus? And most importantly, why are there seven pet stores within a three block radius in Culver City? I may be a multi-tasking mom, but taking on the meaning of God or why on earth men can’t figure out how to communicate like women might just tip my life’s [...]

Just A Thought – Red Tailed Hawk

Just A Thought – Red Tailed Hawk

We have had, for the past month, a red tailed hawk nesting in a ficus tree at El Marino Elementary School. It's kind of an extraordinary situation. We have an endangered species making a nest above the kindergarten playground. When I first saw Corolla Fleeger, the Culver City Animal Services officer, in front of the school talking into her cell phone, I waited to ask why she was at the school. [...]

AVPA Java Gala Finishes the Year with Flourish

AVPA Java Gala Finishes the Year with Flourish

Saturday June 12, the Kirk Douglas Theater was the scene of the annual "Java Gala" a benefit and performance of the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts. The lobby was filled with friends and parents, silent auction baskets and the eye-pulling art works of many of the students in the program. The year end celebration was feast, not just of all the delicious food donated by all the local [...]

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