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Chamber of Commerce Supports Local Sales Tax

Chamber of Commerce Supports Local Sales Tax

The Culver City Chamber of Commerce announced Friday June 29 that it will support the City of Culver City’s proposed half-cent city sales tax as long as the proposed new tax only remains in effect for the next five years. As the strongest voice for business in the community, the Chamber typically opposes tax increases, but Goran Eriksson said the city is facing an unprecedented financial [...]

Upward Bound House is Finalist for LA Business Journal

Upward Bound House is Finalist for LA Business Journal

Upward Bound House, a leading provider of housing and services for homeless families with children, was selected as a finalist for the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2012 Organization of the Year. The award announcements were made at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on June 19th, 2012. Upward Bound House (UBH) was recognized for making a deep impact on the Los Angeles [...]

New Superintendent for CCUSD – Meet David LaRose

New Superintendent for CCUSD – Meet David LaRose

The Culver City Unified School District Board of Education has announced that it has selected David LaRose to be the new CCUSD Superintendent. LaRose has served for the past four years as the superintendent of the South Kitsap School District in Washington State. He was recently named South Kitsap’s 2012 Man of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce, and received the Kitsap Scouting 2011 [...]

Patti Jaffe’s (Very Nearly) Last Words

Patti Jaffe’s (Very Nearly) Last Words

"I've loved almost every minute of it. Thank you all so much, it's been a great honor. " At the CCUSD school board meeting of June 26, there was a box of tissues sitting next to the Superintendent of Schools, and everyone knew that she would be using them. When the moment came for Patti Jaffe to speak, the tears began to flow. There were a number of accolades for Jaffe at the end of her [...]

Culver City Does Business Today @ Expo

Culver City Does Business Today @ Expo

Looking for services, products or people ? Do you  think it's important to keep local money local ? Hundreds of business contacts are expected on Wednesday, June 27  at Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Look, talk, have a sample, get a taste and shake some hands. Culver City Chamber members will be showing their best from 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM. FREE parking along Culver Blvd. Come out to meet and [...]

Crime Blotter – Storage Locker Re-locked

Crime Blotter – Storage Locker Re-locked

Crime Blotter for June 19th through June 25th. Vandalism: On June 19, 2012 at 8:30 am, a victim called the police department to report his 2012 Hyundai had been vandalized. The victim said he parked and locked his vehicle in the 6300 block of Green Valley Circle on June 18, 2012 at 6:00 pm. When he returned the next morning at he noticed an unknown suspect had scratched the paint and damaged [...]

STAR Education to Grow Community Garden

STAR Education to Grow Community Garden

STAR Education, through its SAGE (Sustainable Agriculture Gardening Education) Project, is spearheading a campaign to develop a new community learning garden in Culver City to serve the population here and on the Westside of Los Angeles. STAR’s goal with the SAGE Project is to create an innovative new experiential learning garden that will meld the gardening spirit and goals of the Westside [...]

School Board Meeting June 26 – Open Session @ 7

School Board Meeting June 26 – Open Session @ 7

At its June 26 meeting, the Culver City Unified School District Board of Education will discuss, in closed session, the possible selection of a new superintendent to replace Patricia Jaffe, whose retirement will be effective on June 30. While the Board may or may not reach a decision on the hiring of the superintendent and announce it at the meeting, the five board members will discuss a [...]

Culver City Wants to Hear From You …. About Finances

Culver City Wants to Hear From You …. About Finances

The City Council is now soliciting the Community's input on the State of the City's Finances. On Monday, June 18, 2012, the City Council held the first of five planned Dialogue meetings to discuss the state of the City's finances and receive public input on this very important topic. Additional information on this subject can be found at the following [...]

Fracking’s Biggest Problem – Water Waste

Fracking’s Biggest Problem – Water Waste

Of all the troubles with fracking, the biggest—and growing—challenge seems to be what to do with all those millions of gallons of water contaminated with frack chemicals, leached minerals and salts. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is the process of drilling sideways into subterranean shale and blasting it open with millions of gallons of water to release natural gas. The process has [...]

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