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Publisher and Editor - Judith Martin-Straw

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School Board Heroically Rejects Cuts

School Board Heroically Rejects Cuts

The Culver City School Board met on Tuesday Feb. 23 at 7 p.m., and the room at Linwood E. Howe was filled with anxious faces. The planned cuts had been announced on the previous Friday evening, and those whose heads seemed to be on the chopping block were there to try and make a case for the importance of their positions. Along with the district employees were union representatives, friends and [...]

Living with Nature: What Steps Can We Take?

Living with Nature: What Steps Can We Take?

Conservationist Tom Moritz will talk about how human beings can live with nature on Wednesday, March 3, 10 to 11 a.m., at the Culver-Palms Family YMCA. Tom will focus on what steps the average citizen can take to help human beings co-exist with wildlife and nature. How can we preserve the natural treasures of our planet? Tom Moritz has spent a lifetime working for the conservation of species, [...]

Just a Thought- Sustaining the Moment

Just a Thought- Sustaining the Moment

In the moment I stop to consider it, the moment is already gone, and I have to laugh. George Carlin once noted “There is no present; there is only the immediate future and the recent past.” Trying to define any recent moment has been like trying to hold a handful of rain. I love the rain, but the flash photography of the lightning has only shown that everything is in flux, and the thunder and [...]

Three More Endorsments for Sahli-Wells

Three More Endorsments for Sahli-Wells

Culver City Council candidate Meghan Sahli-Wells added three major supporters last week: U.S. Congresswoman Diane Watson, (see post in News) the Culver City Employees' Association, and the National Women's Political Caucus L.A. Westside. “I am greatly honored to receive Congresswoman Diane Watson's endorsement,” said Sahli-Wells. “From the California State Senate to the U.S. Congress, [...]

Zirguilis Plans Yard Sale Fundraiser

Zirguilis Plans Yard Sale Fundraiser

City Council Candidate Robert Zirgulis will be having a yard sale as his first fund raiser for his campaign at his home at 4241 Baldwin Ave. on Saturday Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. "I'm having a bar-b-que  and a "THROW THE BUMS OUT" Yard Sale" that includes items that can be recycled throughout the community. I will be selling mouth blown glass, wrought iron, and other interesting items." [...]

Raising the Banner- Another Monday Meeting

Raising the Banner- Another Monday Meeting

Approval of a Professional Services Agreement with AAA Flag and Banner for Banner Installation and Removal for FY 2010/2011. It's not the sort of agenda item that seems to bring out strong feelings, or call for extended debate. But on Monday evening, Feb. 22 at the City Council Chambers, it was a chance for everyone to raise their own banners, yet again. The full notation on the agenda item [...]

Fresh From the Farm by Katie Malich

Fresh From the Farm by Katie Malich

The full moon on Feb. 28 marks the end of the traditional two week period of Asian New Year celebrations. Dating back to the Han Dynasty, the Lantern Festival is held on the evening of the first full moon of the new year. One story explains that it began when villagers started celebrating the anniversary of their deliverance from the Jade Emperor in Heaven's threat of destruction by a storm [...]

Super Soup for the New Year by Katie Malich

Super Soup for the New Year by Katie Malich

Korean Rice Cake Soup (Dduk Gook) 6 servings 12 cups beef stock 2 (2 lb) packages of Korean rice cake ovalettes, soaked in water 2 eggs 1/2 lb. cooked boolgogi 2-3 green onions, sliced thinly on the diagonal 3/4 c. fresh spinach leaves, washed thoroughly and torn 2 to 3 sheets of seaweed (gim) cut into small, thin strips light soy sauce salt black pepper Soak rice cakes in water [...]

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Looking Up by Bob Eklund

Close Encounters of the Phobos Kind The Mars Express spacecraft, which has been orbiting the Red Planet since 2004, recently began a series of close flybys of Phobos, the larger of Mars’ two moons. The campaign will reach its crescendo on March 3, when the spacecraft will set a new record for the closest pass to Phobos, skimming the surface at just 50 km. The data collected could help [...]

Transition Culver City Meets on Feb 24 to Talk About Water

Transition Culver City Meets on Feb 24 to Talk About Water

Transition Culver City will host a talk on water use in California, focusing on how ocean-friendly gardens conserve this precious resource. Pieter Severynen, Director of Design and Planning at North East Trees will be speaking and showing slides to illustrate water use in California and how Ocean-Friendly gardens conserve this precious resource. In this talk you will learn about how water is [...]

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