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Culver Palms YMCA Pool Closed for Upkeep

Culver Palms YMCA Pool Closed for Upkeep

The pool and locker rooms at the Culver Palms YMCA will be closed until Jan. 3 due to annual maintenance. We expect to reopen by Jan 4. All members are welcome to use the pools at the Westchester or Westside YMCA while the pool is closed.

Meet Us For Dinner – Sahli-Wells Fundraiser

Meet Us For Dinner – Sahli-Wells Fundraiser

The next food and fundraising event for Meghan Sahli-Wells will be held at Meet restaurant in downtown Culver City, 6 p.m. on Jan. 25. The “American Bistro with a French Twist” will host a glorious prix fixe, three-course dinner featuring some of Meet’s most popular bistro-inspired dishes. Tickets are $55 each – a bargain for the restaurant’s exquisite French fare. To purchase tickets [...]

Death at the West End Hotel

Death at the West End Hotel

A resident of the West End Hotel at 3927 Van Buren Place in Culver City was found dead this morning. Robert Quinn, aged 43, had been living at the hotel since June 8, 2008, and was found dead in room 318. According to Sara Makwana of the hotel management alcohol poisoning was the suspected cause of death. “He had a lot to drink, there were a lot of empty bottles,” Makwana noted. Police, [...]

Just A Thought – It’s a Wonderful Life

Just A Thought – It’s a Wonderful Life

It Really is a Wonderful Life- I always find it fascinating how the stories we are drawn to become our stories. Is it that we already know, at some intuitive level that this plot twist is coming up in our own text? Or that loving the story as much as we do, we find a way to play the role in real life? Think about your favorite novel or your favorite fairy tale, and consider there’s an [...]

Malsin Signs the Papers for City Council Race

Malsin Signs the Papers for City Council Race

Proving the official paperwork is just part of the job, Culver City Councilmember Scott Malsin is the first candidate to file to be on the April 13 ballot for Culver City Council. Monday, Dec. 21 was the first day candidates could officially file for the spring election, and Malsin picked his up early. More than 30 supporters greeted him at Starbucks Coffee across from City Hall to sign his [...]

Culver City Warms up to New Fire Station- Natasia Gascon

Culver City Warms up to New Fire Station- Natasia Gascon

After more than thirty years, the Culver City Fire department formally opened its brand new Fire Station 3 in Fox Hills last Saturday, Dec. 19. The new station, located on 6030 Bristol Parkway, is set to replace the old Fire Station 3 on Segrell Way. “This is a big day.” said Mark Scott, City Manager. “A day where we are not talking about budgets, we are talking about [...]

Meghan Sahli-Wells Jams at Akasha

Meghan Sahli-Wells Jams at Akasha

City Council candidate Meghan Sahli-Wells held her first fundraiser at Akasha Restaurant on Wednesday, Dec 16. A crowd of hungry supporters gathered for the sold-out celebration, sampling seasonal treats while feeding the campaign’s growing momentum. Culver City’s holiday lights sparkled in the cool night air outside Akasha’s windows as some of the city’s luminaries showed their [...]

Fresh From the Farm- Katie Malich

Fresh From the Farm- Katie Malich

Some holiday traditions are fixed in stone. At my college friend's holiday table I will always find Grandma Eddie's German-inspired green beans, simmered with bits of bacon and onions. Another friend's Central American heritage is reflected in the poultry stuffing made of minced potatoes, ground meat, onions, carrots and spices. In many Southland homes you'll find pots of slowly simmering [...]

Parenting Puzzles by Marni Parsons

Parenting Puzzles by Marni Parsons

Q- Sibling rivalry at our house is intense. Both my husband and I come from big families, and while we only have two kids, it seems they spend just as much energy competing with each other as we used to spend on the whole crowd. How can we put an end to this constant contest? Putting an end to sibling rivalry takes patience and understanding. As parents we must understand that siblings will [...]

Disney Donates to CCUSD

Disney Donates to CCUSD

Culver City Unified School District students will soon be practicing their animation skills on computers once used by some of the best animators in the business. Walt Disney Animation Studios recently donated a variety of high-end computers and animation equipment, worth more than $10,000, to CCUSD. The donation came about after then-Mayor Scott Malsin worked to attract Indiecade, the video [...]

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