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Just a Thought- Philosophy Refresher by Judith Martin-Straw

Just a Thought- Philosophy Refresher by Judith Martin-Straw

Mary Daly died at just the right time on January 3 last week. I have been heartbroken and weary with all the funerals I have attended lately, but when I heard that one of my favorite philosophers had left the planet, it was the cue that I needed to pick up her books again and remind myself why she was so inspiring. I first discovered Mary Daly on the shelves of a used bookstore in Long Beach. [...]

City Council Will Talk About Involvement Tonight

City Council Will Talk About Involvement Tonight

This Monday, January 11, the City Council of Culver City will be starting the New Year by holding its meeting with seven important topics that need your perspective. These topics include: 1. Public Notification – who, when, and how our City must inform the community of important issues; and Public Involvement – ways of encouraging the community to participate in our City; 2. [...]

Real Estate and the Cost of Repairs by Natalie Bergman

Real Estate and the Cost of Repairs by Natalie Bergman

In the long run it doesn’t pay to delay on taking care of your biggest investment. Keeping your home in good repair can help to avoid expenses down the road. Take a walk around the exterior of your home and look for signs of wear and tear: a. peeling paint: worn uncovered surfaces can lead to delicious meals for termites leading to dry rot requiring repair or even tenting b. Broken screens [...]

This Will Be Snow Much Fun!

This Will Be Snow Much Fun!

Saturday Jan. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be SNOW at Veterans Park. There will be a snow area for little ones to play in, and sled runs for the older kids. Food will be available in addition to games and other activities. Wear your muffler and your mittens and come enjoy some winter fun. For more information, call the terrific people at Culver City Parks and Recreation Department at [...]

Six Degrees of Separation at Kentwood

Six Degrees of Separation at Kentwood

"Six Degrees of Separation" refers to the idea that, if a person is one step away from each person they know, and two steps away from each person who is known by one of the people they know, then everyone is at most six steps away from any other person on Earth. The term was popularized by playwright John Guare’s intriguing, insightful exploration of celebrity and the games we play to elevate [...]

Cultural Affairs Wants You

Cultural Affairs Wants You

Be part of the next wave of cultural planning for the community! Are you drawn to dance, amused by music, activated by art or thrilled with theater? The Culver City Cultural Affairs Commission invites you to participate in the Annual Cultural Affairs Town Hall and contribute ideas for current and future Cultural Affairs programming on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. Mike Balkman Council Chambers [...]

From The Farmer’s Table – Recipes

From The Farmer’s Table – Recipes

Celebrate the peak of tangerine season with these tasty and healthy salads. The following recipes call for clementines, but any tangerine could be used. If you substitute a larger tangerine for the clementine, reduce the number of tangerines in the recipe. The first two recipes are for dinner salads. The last two recipes could serve as a main dish salad entree for vegetarians. Spinach [...]

Fresh From the Farm By Katie Malich

Fresh From the Farm By Katie Malich

Start the new year out right with a trip to the Tuesday afternoon Culver City Farmers Market. If you're looking for sweet, tasty, healthy snacks, you'll find them at the market. A popular snack for children and adults alike are fresh tangerines. Tangerines, sometimes nicknamed “Christmas oranges,” are at their peak from November to January. You'll find several varieties for sale [...]

Free Workshop! Review and Re-purpose for the New Year

Free Workshop! Review and Re-purpose for the New Year

This new year is inviting us to re-view where we have been in our lives and re-vision where we intend to be. Economic downturns, relationship challenges, rampant injustices and threats to global well-being surround us. Taking the time to focus on goals and inspirations can be the first step to realizing them. All are invited this Sunday, Jan 10 to experience a mini-retreat on [...]

Just A Thought- Honesty and Policy

Just A Thought- Honesty and Policy

I think of myself as an honest person. I believe that lying is wrong, and that telling the truth is the best way to go. I recently had a situation where it was brought home to me very clearly that honesty is not always the best idea in every situation and it has made me reconsider the policy itself. “Mommy I can’t breathe.” Four of the most terrifying words in the English language, [...]

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