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Ask 2 Know Kids Forum Grills Council Candidates – Sean Fregoso

Ask 2 Know Kids Forum Grills Council Candidates – Sean Fregoso

Kids and government normally are not seen as hand in hand. The goal at the Ivy Substation Wednesday night March 14 was to change that. The Ask 2 Know Council Candidates Forum, sponsored by Kids Scoop Media filled the house with young faces. While the forum didn't begin till 7 pm the seats were filled much before then and soon even the aisles were running out of space for the youth attending, [...]

Sweeney Todd Opens Tonight – Mar. 15

Sweeney Todd Opens Tonight – Mar. 15

AVPA's Blurred Vision Theatre Company presents our spring musical, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, by Stephen Sondheim. Considered one of the masterpieces of the Broadway stage, Sweeney Todd has enthralled audiences with its haunting themes, thrilling music, and fascinating tale. Jon Kellam, director of the production and member of The Actors' Gang, has been overseeing this [...]

Woman in the Wall – World Premiere Opera at the Masonic Lodge

Woman in the Wall – World Premiere Opera at the Masonic Lodge

Overtone Industries will present the world premiere of its new opera The Woman in the Wall, with two weekends of performances opening Friday, March 23 at the Masonic Lodge in Culver City. Reuniting the award-winning Overtone creative team of the critically-acclaimed 2010 Songs & Dances of Imaginary Lands, The Woman in the Wall is an operatic work by Composer O-Lan Jones and Librettist [...]

School Board Gets Closer to Solar Power

School Board Gets Closer to Solar Power

At the March 13 meeting of the Culver City School Board, the board unanimously approved solar consultant Clyde Murley as the guiding light to get the process completed, and get solar power in place at the school complex. "We have a year and half to complete the system, and we are in a place to do that," Murley offered in a power point presentation. "Prices have come down a lot in the last [...]

Dear Editor- Fleet Street Gratitude

Dear Editor- Fleet Street Gratitude

Dear Editor, May I please use the pages of Culver City Crossroads to give a huge shout-out to all the local businesses that allowed us to put signs for the high school's production of Sweeney Todd in their windows? This is the third time that I have gone to businesses on Sepulveda Blvd. between La Ballona Creek and Washington asking businesses to let me put a sign up in their windows, and [...]

Crime Blotter – Check the Windows

Crime Blotter – Check the Windows

Crime Blotter for March 6th through the 12th. Residential Burglary: On March 6, 2012 at 8:15 pm, officers responded to the 4100 block of Van Buren Avenue regarding a burglary investigation. The officers met with the victim who told them the following; her cousin left her residence at 5:20 pm and locked and secured the home. She returned at 8:10 pm and discovered the front door was opened and [...]

Edible Books – Mar. 24

Edible Books – Mar. 24

The Friends of the Library invite you to join us on Saturday, March 24 for our annual Edible Book Festival. You are welcome to enter an "edible book", which can be as simple as a depiction of a scene in some book, or a play on words of the title. No pre-registration is necessary and participating in the festival is free. Just bring your entry to the Culver City Julian Dixon library on Saturday, [...]

Dear Editor – Reality Check

Dear Editor – Reality Check

Dear Editor, Reality check time. At last night's School Board meeting the District's Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Ali Delawalla, clearly spelled out the dire economic future facing our school district. The State is running out of money and they are spending less and less of it on education. The picture ain't pretty folks, in fact it is downright scary. Time and time again Ali referred to the [...]

Fracking in the Baldwin Hills Oil Field – Marc Glassock

Fracking in the Baldwin Hills Oil Field – Marc Glassock

The movement to increase transparency in the nation’s largest urban oil field gained some more momentum last Thursday night as over 100 community members who live, work, and play near the Baldwin Hills Oil Field packed into a small room to voice their questions and concerns about fracking. The atmosphere was electric and important progress was made. To get a recap of Thursday’s meeting, [...]

B of A Puts Local Author in Refi Hell

B of A Puts Local Author in Refi Hell

I, Francesca Lia Block, working author/teacher and single mom with good credit and an up-to-date mortgage for an over-encumbered property (that has declined due to current market conditions and the recession), have decided, after much thought, to go public with my complaints against Bank of America. In order to avoid potential foreclosure, I have been trying to work with the bank since March, [...]

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