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Meeting in a Minute – Link to Webcast

Meeting in a Minute – Link to Webcast

Here are some highlights from the City Council meeting of February 10, 2014 At this meeting, the City Council: Presented a Commendation to Mr. Paul Taylor, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Culver City Resident, on the Occasion of His Retirement Approved an Agreement with Power Source Systems, Inc. for the Repair of Four [...]

Clean Up on Ballona Creek Big Success

Clean Up on Ballona Creek Big Success

On Saturday, February 8, Ballona Creek Renaissance (BCR) and LA City Councilman Mike Bonin co-hosted a big Ballona Creek cleanup at the bike path entrance at Centinela Avenue and Milton Street in Del Rey. At this unique spot the concrete creek bottom and its urban and natural runoff meets the soft-bottom tidal estuary, a special place of art, creekside vegetation, fish, waterbirds, people, shaded [...]

Sony Sells Vaio Division and NYC Offices to Restructure

Sony Sells Vaio Division and NYC Offices to Restructure

Sony Corp, the electronics manufacturing giant, is undertaking a major restructuring that includes the sale of its PC division, a spinoff of its TV business and layoffs of thousands of employees, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Japanese tech giant said Thursday, Feb. 6 that it had decided to shed its Vaio personal computer brand after a “comprehensive analysis of factors, including the [...]

West Adams Gets Drilling Moratorium for Jefferson Park

West Adams Gets Drilling Moratorium for Jefferson Park

West Adams residents organizing against oil drilling in the Jefferson Park-area have won a short-term drilling moratorium. Community members and faith-based institutions organized an emergency meeting in January to discuss concerns with the owner’s proposal for three new oil wells at the Murphy Drill Site. Little is known about the site’s operations and residents fear unconventional oil [...]

Youth Health Center to be Renamed for Sandy Segal

Youth Health Center to be Renamed for Sandy Segal

Those of you who attended, or have children who attended Culver City  schools will recognize the name Sandy Segal. Sandy was the school nurse at the secondary sites in the District from 1974 until her retirement in 2005. For over 40 years she cared for the physical and emotional needs of our students. The Culver City Youth Health Center located on the grounds of the Middle School and High School [...]

Front and Center Theater Collaborative – Online!

Front and Center Theater Collaborative – Online!

The Culver City Education Foundation (CCEF) is excited to announce the launch of the Front & Center Theatre Collaborative website- www.ccusdfrontandcenter.org- and the Collaborative's new Facebook page. The Front and Center Theater Collaborative was created in response to the 2008 economic downturn that saw school districts across California cutting their arts programs. Stakeholders from [...]

Rent Control Issue Looms for Residents, Landlords and City Council

Rent Control Issue Looms for Residents, Landlords and City Council

Culver City natives Kim and Jose Garcia lived at 4047 Duquesne Avenue for 19 years until 2013, when a new landlord doubled their rent from $975 to $1,900. Everyone who tried to challenge the landlord at the 12-unit property eventually left to escape the stiff rent hikes. According to Calvin Alagot @ LA Weekly, the Culver City Council has spent millions of dollars on redevelopment, successfully [...]

Ballona Creek Clean-Up – Feb. 8

Ballona Creek Clean-Up – Feb. 8

Saturday, February 8, join LA City Councilman Mike Bonin and Ballona Creek Renaissance (BCR) to help clean the creek of ocean-bound trash at this attractive mini-park where the saltwater meets the inland water. All ages are welcome, but children should be accompanied by adults. Waivers are available at the site and online (those under 18 need a parent or guardian's signature). We also sign for [...]

Cooper Komatsu Takes it A-G-A-I-N

Cooper Komatsu Takes it A-G-A-I-N

Cooper Komatsu stood tall and confidently spelled the word A-P-P-R-E-H-E-N-S-I-O-N to take home the Ninth Annual Culver City Unified School District Spelling Bee title on February 3 at Linwood E. Howe Elementary School. The six-grader from Culver City Middle School finished atop 23 other spellers – four students from each of the district’s five elementary schools and Culver City Middle School [...]

Solar Switches On @ CCUSD – Power to the People

Solar Switches On @ CCUSD – Power to the People

At the back of the Farragut Elementary School campus, a crowd had gathered that was about two-thirds students to one-third adults, the younger Farragut Foxes lining the sides of the area to make space for the plastic chairs of the visiting audience, both facing a dais and a podium, positioned just in front of the array of solar panels. February 4, 2014 was to be the culmination of years of [...]

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