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Publisher and Editor - Judith Martin-Straw

The Skinny - Amy Brunell

Looking Up - Bob Eklund

Ruth's Truths - Ruth Morris

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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 [...]

Heroes’ Way at the Kirk Douglas- June 19

Heroes’ Way at the Kirk Douglas- June 19

Gifted comedienne, award-winning actress, accomplished author, and renowned inspirational speaker Kathy Buckley originally gained fame as "America's First Hearing Impaired Comedienne," and as a five-time American Comedy Award Nominee. “Heroes’ Way” features Kathy and the No Limits Children’s Performing Ensemble for one night only as they learn the true meaning of a hero. Saturday, [...]

Fresh From the Farm by Katie Malich

Fresh From the Farm by Katie Malich

The peach is the state fruit of Georgia, but those Georgia peaches have nothing on the fresh peaches available at the Tuesday Culver City Farmers Market. California produces 65% of the fruit crop in our country, and its peach harvest starts in mid to late May and can continue on until October. There is nothing more delicious than eating a perfectly fresh peach out of hand. Sweet white peaches [...]

Booster Club Bowling Raises Skills, Scores and Money

Booster Club Bowling Raises Skills, Scores and Money

Culver City Police Chief Don Pedersen had the magic touch Saturday night as his teams finished first and second in the 15-team CCHS Booster Club Bowling Tournament Saturday night at Gardena Bowl. Bowling with the CCHS Maintenance, Operations and Transportation team, Chief Pedersen’s 116 game, along with Vice Mayor Mehaul O’Leary’s 103 effort, helped Kevin Tucker, Alison, and Robert Gray [...]

We Tell Stories at the Library this Summer! Yeah!!!

We Tell Stories at the Library this Summer! Yeah!!!

We Tell Stories, LA’s acclaimed children’s storytelling theater company, celebrates the County of Los Angeles Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, “Make a Splash – Read!” with 6 different performances about oceans, water, and imagination at the Culver City Julian Dixon Library. Shows are interactive, multi-cultural, and educational blending laughter and literacy together for [...]

Dive! Film Screening At CPM – June 23

Dive! Film Screening At CPM – June 23

DIVE! by filmmaker Jeremy Seifertwil be screening at the Culver-Palms Methodist Churchat 4464 Sepulveda Blvd on June 23 7 p.m. I f you are interested in how our grocery stores move food, this is a film to see. Grocery stores around the country are filling their dumpsters with food. Not rotten, spoiled food, but billions of pounds of good, edible food. Follow filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and his [...]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Astronomy from an Airplane? A New Way of Looking Up Can you imagine a telescope the size of Mount Wilson Observatory’s 100-inch, doing astronomy from a Boeing 747 jetliner? It happened on May 26, when the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), a joint program by NASA and the German Aerospace Center, made its first in-flight night observations. “With this flight, [...]

Looking Forward by Ted Bellamy

Looking Forward by Ted Bellamy

How Amazon and eBay cost us all money – and what you can do about it. When I first woke up last year, you couldn't keep me off Amazon and Ebay. It seemed like I could buy literally anything I wanted, and a smiling man or woman would show up at my door and give it to me. And it was all tax free!!!! Then I started noticing all the small businesses in town with shuttered doors and windows. [...]

Bike and Walk Final – June 12

Bike and Walk Final – June 12

We would like to invite you to the final public workshop for this phase in the Culver City Bicycle and Pedestrian Initiative on June 12 from 10 to 1 p.m. at the Garden Room at the Vets Building. This is the last community meeting before the draft bike/ped plan starts the formal public review and approval process prior to City Council consideration. This meeting is a major opportunity to learn [...]

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