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Babe Ruth Hits a Bump on the Road

Babe Ruth Hits a Bump on the Road

Westchester's road to the Babe Ruth World Series hit a bump Thursday night as the team lost to Hawaii 6-2. The Westchester bats, quiet all week, were especially silent throughout the game, and the defense which had been solid through the tournament, failed to support pitchers Jordan Caines and Reggie Castro. Westchester faces Utah this evening. The winner of that game will get a rematch [...]

Expo Line Noise Evaluation – Official Notice

Expo Line Noise Evaluation – Official Notice

The Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority (Expo) has provided the City with an Executive Summary of a noise/vibration report that Expo recently had prepared for the Phase 1 portion of the Metro Exposition Light Rail Transit Line (LRT). The Expo report’s Executive Summary states that their analysis determined that there are no significant noise/vibration impacts in the Culver City area. [...]

Local Babe Ruth Team Clears The Next Round in Semi-Finals

Local Babe Ruth Team Clears The Next Round in Semi-Finals

Matthew Kaplan pitched five strong innings and pinch hitter Angel Dela Torre delivered a key pinch hit to lead the Westchester 14 U Babe Ruth All Star team to a 3-1 victory over Arizona Wednesday night. Kaplan allowed one unearned run and struck out seven before yielding to closer Grant Craddolph for the final two innings. Arizona jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the third inning aver a [...]

Dear Editor – Fracking Concerns are Ongoing

Dear Editor – Fracking Concerns are Ongoing

Dear Editor, I was delighted to find your excellent coverage on fracking in Culver City at CC Crossroads. Since 90% of the Inglewood oil field is on unincorporated land, unfortunately the CC Council's ban doesn't carry much weight. Last month our state legislature defeated a bill that would have required the oil cos. to notify residents before beginning fracking in their neighborhoods. So [...]

Sally Copeland – How to Help a Helper

Sally Copeland – How to Help a Helper

Sally Copeland, a very active member of our Culver City and our CCUSD community, passed away on Tuesday, July 31. She died after a valiant and vigorous battle with breast cancer. Her husband and her daughters were by her side. Sally was in leadership positions with the PTA and Girl Scouts. She was an incredible baker and was the "go to" person for any bake sales or dessert needs. Despite her [...]

Babe Ruth All Stars Win Pacific Region Opener

Babe Ruth All Stars Win Pacific Region Opener

The Westchester Babe Ruth 14U All Stars traveled this week to Surprise Arizona to compete with teams from Central and Northern California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and Hawaii. Once in Arizona, Westchester found an old rival in Tri Valley (Northern California) in the opening game Tuesday night. Last year, Tri Valley defeated Westchester en route to the 13U World Series championship. While no one [...]

Dem Execs Position for November Ballot

Dem Execs Position for November Ballot

The California Democratic Party's Executive Board met over the weekend, taking positions on ballot measures facing voters in November. According to Scott Lay at The Nooner, the tally of support (and lack thereof) will be key to how these measures are marketed to the public. YES: Proposition 30: Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative [...]

UCLA and Holly Mitchell Open Doors for More Doctors

UCLA and Holly Mitchell Open Doors for More Doctors

Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a measure that broadens UCLA’s International Medical Graduate (IMG) program by allowing graduates of approved foreign medical schools to engage in "hands-on" training while being instructed in patient care by licensed California physicians. The measure - AB 1533, which was authored by Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-Culver City) and takes effect in [...]

Expo Line Still Up the Junction

Expo Line Still Up the Junction

"Metro would like a thorough review of the facts. We take safety very seriously," said Marc Littman, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The inspector general "is looking at this. The PUC is looking at this. We want everything resolved." According to the Los Angeles Times, The top executive of the has asked the agency's inspector general to investigate [...]

Da Vinci High School and Antioch University – Unique Education Ops For Culver City

Da Vinci High School and Antioch University – Unique Education Ops For Culver City

Da Vinci Charter High School in Hawthorne is angling to open a new campus in southeast Culver City with an approach so novel it might be without precedent: a high school, community college and university program for a discounted tuition, according to The Daily Breeze. Under the proposal, students would attend public high school and college simultaneously on the campus of Antioch University. [...]

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