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Dear Editor – Five Points on the ACE Controversy

Dear Editor – Five Points on the ACE Controversy

Dear Editor- The ACE ‘demand to bargain’ against the Culver City School district over parent-funded adjuncts is being discussed at length. There are serious ethical issues around this dialogue that is essentially about our children. Since the CCUSD board will soon make decisions regarding the future of the highly regarded adjunct program, it makes sense for concerned parties to try to [...]

Just a Thought – Burning Bridges

Just a Thought – Burning Bridges

There are often contradictory proverbs. “Honesty is the best policy,” goes in opposition to “Discretion is the better part of valor.” In deciding to publish Scott Bridges’ farewell to the Culver City News, I thought about “The squeaky wheel gets the grease,” as much as “Brevity is the soul of wit.” While not very brief and more than a bit greasy, Bridges did lean on a [...]

“Lorax” Screening to Benefit Upward Bound House

“Lorax” Screening to Benefit Upward Bound House

Upward Bound House enthusiastically invites the community to a special opening weekend screening of The Lorax in 3D. The event will take place at 10 am on Saturday March 3 at the AMC Santa Monica 7 Theater on the Third Street Promenade. Tickets are $25 per person and include popcorn and soda. Tickets may be purchased prior to the event at www.upwardboundhouse.org/lorax. The movie is based on [...]

School Board – Parents Have Rights and Voices

School Board – Parents Have Rights and Voices

“It’s about the kids.” “We are here for our children. Why are you here?” “Our priority needs to be our students.” “We moved to Culver City because of these schools.” “We support the boosters because they support our kids.” While it took the first two hours of the school board meeting on Feb. 28 to get to the agenda item, the issue of unionizing the El Marino adjuncts [...]

Summer Music Series – Four Shows, Under Boulevard Music

Summer Music Series – Four Shows, Under Boulevard Music

“We’ll get some good shows up, and we can make that happen.” Gary Mandell spoke after the City Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 27, where the council gave approval to “Culver City’s Boulevard Music Concerts, “ a series of four shows to be produced by Mandell this coming summer. Mandell stepped forward before the council to answer questions in regard to sponsors, production and how to [...]

Clarke Gets Ridley-Thomas Endorsement

Clarke Gets Ridley-Thomas Endorsement

Adding to a growing list of prominent officeholders supporting his candidacy for the Culver City Council, Jim Clarke announced that L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas has endorsed his candidacy. “I am proud to endorse Jim Clarke for Culver City Council,” said Supervisor Ridley-Thomas. “His leadership is exactly what Culver City and our region need right now. Jim’s vision will [...]

Sister City 49th Annual Convention Mar. 2 – 4 in Culver City

Sister City 49th Annual Convention Mar. 2 – 4 in Culver City

The Culver City Sister City Committee, Inc. won its bid to host the 49th Annual U.S./Mexico Sister Cities Association's 49th Annual National Convention. Maybe it was a coincidence that the CCSCC is completing their 49th year as well. Amazing speakers and topics are included in this convention. Visitors from many cities across Mexico and delegates from the United States will be coming together [...]

Mental Fitness at Senior Center – March 3

Mental Fitness at Senior Center – March 3

Interested in keeping yourself and your loved ones sharp as the calendar turns ? Check out the offerings for Mental Fitness: Aging & Keys to Optimum Cognitive Health on Saturday, March 3, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Culver City Senior Center, 4095 Overland Ave. Guest Speakers include Susan B. Geffen, Gerontologist and author of The Seven Triggers of Mental Health Decline in Seniors...and [...]

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

Letting Go -- What does that mean anyway? Why should we let go? What’s the benefit of letting go and isn’t that the same as giving up? When is it enough? Letting go is the “great allowing.” Letting go is the “great faith maker.” To let go and stop trying to pretend you are in control is a great step on any spiritual journey. If you let go a little, You will have a little [...]

Candidates at the Mosque – Forum on Mar. 1

Candidates at the Mosque – Forum on Mar. 1

How do the council candidates see the center of the city ? The Tellefson Park and Gateway Neighborhoods are co-hosting a candidate forum this Thursday, March 1st @ 7 p.m. The event is being held at the King Fahad Mosque Event Center located at 10980 Washington Blvd.  All six candidates for the Culver City council election have committed to attending the event. The doors will open at 6:30 pm and [...]

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