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Publisher and Editor - Judith Martin-Straw

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Janet Hoult to Read And Sign “Body Parts”

Janet Hoult to Read And Sign “Body Parts”

Locally renowned poet Dr. Janet Cameron Hoult will be reading from her book "Body Parts" at a signing at Lundeen’s on Saturday, June 26 from 5  to 8 p.m. LUNDEEN’S Gifts  9726 Washington Blvd. For more info call 310-842-8400. "Body Parts" is available from www.outskirtspress.com/bodyparts.

Shakespeare at Kentwood – “As You Like It”

Shakespeare at Kentwood – “As You Like It”

For those who just want to get away from it all, Kentwood Players offers one of William Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies “As You Like It” from July 9 to August 14, on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm at the Westchester Playhouse located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester. The production is directed by Karintha Touton, with Jeremy Speed Schwartz as assistant [...]

Lighting Up is Not Legal In Culver City, So…

Lighting Up is Not Legal In Culver City, So…

The Culver City Police Department wants the public to have a safe July 4th celebration. We want the public to know that all fireworks, even those lawfully sold in other cities are illegal in Culver City. Police Officers will be actively patrolling the streets, parks and public areas prior to and after July 4th and will strictly enforce the city’s ordinance regarding individuals who use or are [...]

Kaizuka Serves Taste and Style by Mary McGrath

Kaizuka Serves Taste and Style by Mary McGrath

If food were a fashion show, than the offerings at Kaizuka Japanese Restaurant would be runway material. This family-run Japanese find made its mark on Culver Blvd. in 2006, before the onslaught of other Culver City restaurants, and it's understated elegance shouldn’t be over-looked. Owned and operated by Yoshiyasu “Rocky” Iwamoto, who also owns several other establishments in Southern [...]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

U.S. High-School Students Help Space Scientists Recover Spacecraft in Australia: For millions of American high-school students, early June means long hours studying for final exams. But for three lucky teenagers, getting a passing grade in their astronomy class meant traveling halfway around the world—from Massachusetts to the Australian Outback—to work side-by-side with a NASA-led [...]

Jaffe Gets Five Ayes

Jaffe Gets Five Ayes

In a brief and happy school board meeting, former Assistant Superintendent Patti Jaffe was voted in as the new Interim Superintendent of the Culver City Schools. Only two people spoke from the podium, Dr. Luther Henderson, who objected a a phrase in the contract, and David Mielke, who offered praise from the teacher's union in regard to the appointment. Dr. Henderson asked the board to [...]

Major Rappers at Culver City High School Party

Major Rappers at Culver City High School Party

According to a Timbaland post on Yahoo, Dr. Dre and Timbaland went back to school Wednesday night. The rapper-producers shocked students when they appeared at a Culver City High School graduation party. Dr. Dre introduced Timbaland, who performed the tunes "The Way I Are," "Promiscuous Girl," "Carry Out" and "Say Something" on a stage in the school's gymnasium. Students invited had no idea the [...]

Tune In to Local Screewriter’s “Lucky Dog”

Tune In to Local Screewriter’s “Lucky Dog”

You may have noticed a number of billboards around Los Angeles announcing "You Lucky Dog," premiering on the Hallmark Channel on June 26 at 9 p.m. If you are driving slowly enough, you'd see the film is written by the president emeritus, and current board member, of the Culver City Friends of the Library, Kevin Commins. Starring Natasha Henstridge and Harry Hamlin, it's a touching story about [...]

Kentwood Players Marcom Masque Awards Announced

Kentwood Players Marcom Masque Awards Announced

Kentwood Players, founded by the late Arky and Jan Marcom, Elizabeth Thornberg and Betty Francis, in December 1949, performs out of the Westchester Playhouse, located near LAX. The company actually got its start, and its name, as members of the Kentwood Elementary School PTA in Westchester, motivated by a school play they performed there, decided to keep a good thing going. This small group of [...]

Dear Editor- Jaffe Fan Voices Support

Dear Editor- Jaffe Fan Voices Support

With all respect and consideration, Ms. Jaffe has long embodied all that is good and noble in education. Her conduct as an administrator has earned the respect of teachers, unions, administration and me. One benefit of Ms. Jaffe undertaking the role of interim superintendent is her sustained knowledge of our district which is singularly greater than the combined memory of all the current board [...]

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