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Gardens of Gratitude Plans for 2010

Gardens of Gratitude Plans for 2010

This Monday, Feb. 1 (Hey that's today!), will be the initial gathering kicking off the planning of this year's Gardens of Gratitude at the Santa Monica Library.  The evening starts with a potluck at 6 p.m. to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. Starting at 6:30 sharp, we will move right into working together to plan this year's Gardens of Gratitude event. Last year over 96 gardens and [...]

Memorial for Curtis Massey’s Anniversary at City Hall

Memorial for Curtis Massey’s Anniversary at City Hall

On Jan. 28, at 10 a.m., the Mike Balkman Council Chambers were filled with people in uniform, and many others simply wearing black. A wreath of white and red carnations was topped with a spray of red roses held the name of Curtis Massey on a length of white satin ribbon. It was one year ago today that Lt. Massey was killed in a freeway collision, and the community is still coming to terms with [...]

Meghan Sahli-Wells Fills February with Campaign Events

Meghan Sahli-Wells Fills February with Campaign Events

It would be a huge understatement to say that Meghan Sahli-Wells is a busy woman. While attending City Council sessions, Culver City Committee meetings, candidate forums and other civic events, Meghan is now walking and bicycling through Culver City neighborhoods to meet voters, hear their views and concerns, and share her vision for the city. On the heels of her campaign’s first house [...]

Grant Supports AVPA Cabaret

Grant Supports AVPA Cabaret

In December, the Culver City High School Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) was awarded $2,500 from the Culver City Performing Arts Grant program, sponsored by Sony Pictures Entertainment. The grant allows AVPA to present “Cabaret Night 2010: An Evening of Music by Sondheim and Bernstein” at the Ivy Substation, home of The Actors’ Gang, 9070 Venice Boulevard, Feb. 4 through 7. [...]

Concert for Haiti

Concert for Haiti

Sunday, Jan. 31 beginning at 2 p.m. the Culver-Palms United Methodist Church will be hosting a concert to raise funds for Haitian relief. Admission is by donation, and the list of musicians participating is world-class. Laurence Juber, (Grammy winning guitarist from Wings), Freebo (from Bonnie Raitt Band), Amilia K. Spicer, Brad Colerick, Robby Longley, blues legend Bernie Pearl, and more than a [...]

Bike and Walk Committee Meets Jan. 30

Bike and Walk Committee Meets Jan. 30

Culver City is creating a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan to encourage and improve walking and biking in our city. The plan also has the potential to increase connectivity between West LA and Downtown LA as well as the upcoming Expo Line! The city is holding a series of meetings and workshops in order to engage the public and listen to their ideas on how to make it easier and safer to bike and [...]

Sense of Place—Does Culver City Have It?

Sense of Place—Does Culver City Have It?

Transition Culver City presents "Sense of Place" tonight , Jan. 27 at the Culver Palms Methodist Church at 4464 Sepulveda Blvd.  Sustainable landscapes begin to happen when you combine local with global needs. In order for that melding to take place, you must have a sense of where you are, i.e. you must have a ‘sense of place’. This presentation explores how the intersection of geography, [...]

Culver City Symphony Plays “American Beat”

Culver City Symphony Plays “American Beat”

The Culver City Symphony will present "American Beat" Saturday, Jan. 30 at  8 P.M. in the Veterans Memorial Auditorium at 4117 Overland Avenue, at Culver Boulevard. Free parking, entrance from Culver Boulevard. American Beat, the  Music of the Americas is the pulse, the rhythm, which propels music regardless of style or origin. Classical Music of North, Central, and South America all share [...]

Chamber of Commerce Endorses Jeff Cooper

Chamber of Commerce Endorses Jeff Cooper

On Jan. 21 the Culver City Chamber of Commerce endorsed Jeff Cooper for City Council. Jeff met with the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce to share his vision for Culver City and to answer their insightful questions. In addressing the board, Jeff stated in part, “What will they say about Culver City in 2040? I want to say that Culver City’s leaders chose long term gains over [...]

Citrus Rules by Katie Malich

Citrus Rules by Katie Malich

Pink-fleshed oranges, sweet and low in acid?  Citrus with pigment which reduces risks of heart disease and some types of cancer?  Am I kidding? No, I'm not kidding.  These oranges are not fruit from a futuristic science fiction movie.  They are real.  They are in season.  They are sophisticated and delicious.  And they are available for sale at the Arnett Orchards stand at the Tuesday [...]

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