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Dialogue on Finances Continues, Two Local Sales Tax Ideas Considered

Dialogue on Finances Continues, Two Local Sales Tax Ideas Considered

Will the city put two sales tax proposals on the ballot in November? Suggestions are still being taken. Over the past two years, the city of Culver City has cut 78 jobs at City Hall, and more cuts will have to be made unless we can find a way to raise more revenue. General fund expenses that came out of emergency reserves totaled $7 million last year, and are expected to come to $5 million in [...]

Tell Trader Joe’s – No Antibiotics Please

Tell Trader Joe’s – No Antibiotics Please

According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately two million people acquire bacterial infections in U.S. hospitals each year. About 70 percent of those infections are resistant to at least one antibiotic. The trends toward increasing antibiotic resistance show no sign of slowing down. Why are infections in people becoming resistant to antibiotics? The U.S. Food and Drug [...]

PXP Field in Montebello Burns

PXP Field in Montebello Burns

More than 4 acres of oil field burned in nearby Montebello on Monday July 9, at a PXP operated site. According to the Los Angeles Times, a fire at a Montebello oil field scorched more than four acres Monday afternoon and continues to burn, fire officials said. The fire started shortly before 3 p.m. and quickly spread on property near the 300 block of Casa Grande Avenue, according to the [...]

Senior Pageant Presents Captivating Contestants By Sandra Coopersmith

Senior Pageant Presents Captivating Contestants  By Sandra Coopersmith

Betty Friedan had it right: Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. With the minimum age for entrants being 60, the ten lovely and impressive women vying for the title of Ms. Senior Culver City 2012 in the preliminary Ms. Senior California Pageant at the Culver City Senior Center on Sunday, July 8 were not exactly spring chickens. They and the past California [...]

Tainted Romaine @ Vons & Pavilions (The Tip of the Iceberg)

Tainted Romaine @ Vons & Pavilions (The Tip of the Iceberg)

Pacific International Marketing is recalling romaine lettuce after a field test showed the presence of salmonella. The lettuce is sold at Vons and Pavilions stores, and banded with a red twist tie marked "Safeway." The produce was sold between July 2 and July 4 and had a code of 12EASROM182. No bagged or carton lettuce was affected. Consumers were advised to  return it to the place of [...]

PTA Initiative Qualifies for the Ballot – Jody Reichel

PTA Initiative Qualifies for the Ballot – Jody Reichel

The California State PTA's Our Children, Our Future initiative has now officially qualified for the November ballot. The initiative needed 504,760 signatures to qualify. The campaign submitted 848,000, with more than 420 signatures submitted by our own Culver City Council of PTAs. This is the first time the California State PTA has worked to put a measure on the ballot, and while the PTA is not [...]

California 6th State to Support Overturning “Citizens United”

California 6th State to Support Overturning “Citizens United”

Yesterday the California legislature went on record supporting a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United Supreme Court decision.This makes California the sixth state in the nation to do so, and the passage of this resolution will give a huge boost to similar efforts that are happening in other states. One of the bill's authors, Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, specifically noted [...]

Crime Blotter – Words Were Exchanged

Crime Blotter – Words Were Exchanged

Crime Blotter for June 26th through July 2nd. Car Burglary: On June 26, 2102 at 6:24 pm, a victim called the police department to report her 2008 Lincoln had been burglarized. The victim sad she parked and locked her car in the 6000 block of Jefferson Boulevard at 5:30 pm and when she returned at 6:15 pm discovered her right front passenger window had been broken out and her property [...]

Dear Editor – State Bill to Ban Plastic Bags – Click Here!

Dear Editor – State Bill to Ban Plastic Bags – Click Here!

Dear Editor - It looks as if there is a viable single-use plastic bag ban bill working its way through California’s legislative process! AB 298 (Brownley) will ban most single-use plastic bags statewide for retails of a specified size, require plastic bag collection bins at many of these stores prior to the ban, and set standards for the definition of “reusable.” You can read a more [...]

Council Gives Five “Ayes” for Fracking Ban

Council Gives Five “Ayes” for Fracking Ban

"Language is important," noted Councilwoman Meghan Sahli-Wells, "and while I know that 'moritorium' and 'ban' have almost the same definition, I think that 'ban' is the word we want to use here." There were other things on the agenda at the Monday July 2 Culver City Council meeting, but the one that filled the seats was Action Item 2 - Adoption of a Resolution Urging the State of California' [...]

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