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Expo Line to SM Closer to Completion

Expo Line to SM Closer to Completion

By around the middle of the year, the bulk of the construction work will be completed on the $1.5 billion second phase of Metro’s Exposition Line linking Santa Monica to downtown Los Angeles. But it will take several more months after that before riders will be able to hop aboard, an Expo Line official said. Even after most of the heavy construction work is done and the rail cars are up [...]

54th District Budget Forum – Jan. 24

54th District Budget Forum – Jan. 24

Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas announced plans to host the California Budget Priorities Forum for 2015 – Los Angeles and Culver City. This will be a community public policy gathering on state budget priorities for the 54th Assembly District that will focus on the impact of proposed state spending on the cities of Los Angeles and Culver City in Fiscal Year 2015-2016 beginning July 1. The event [...]

Fire Dept. Completes Annual Evaluations

Fire Dept. Completes Annual Evaluations

The Fire Department recently completed its 2014 company and platoon evaluations. The evaluations are the culmination of over 18,000 training hours clocked by Culver City Fire Department members. The evaluations required every company and platoon to perform a variety of timed tasks to demonstrate their individual and company competency levels. Some of the tasks included: donning personal [...]

Lisa Schultz’s Peace Project Looks Back at a Globally Successful Year

Lisa Schultz’s Peace Project Looks Back at a Globally Successful Year

Culver City has a unique art gallery that is one small piece of a global project, and the art of community has reaped some very tangible benefits this past year from Lisa Schultz's Whole 9 on Main Street, the home of the Peace Project. Schultz looked back at many of the events and projects of 2014 and thanked supporters for the success in building houses in the typhoon stripped area of the [...]

Attack on Sony May Point to Russian and/or In-Studio Hackers

Attack on Sony May Point to Russian and/or In-Studio Hackers

U.S. investigators believe that North Korea likely hired hackers from outside the country to help with last month's massive cyberattack against Sony Pictures, an official close to the investigation said to Reuters on Monday. As North Korea lacks the capability to conduct some elements of the sophisticated campaign by itself, the official said, U.S. investigators are looking at the possibility [...]

Updating Oil Fields Air Quality – Next Workshop to be Scheduled for January

Updating Oil Fields Air Quality –  Next Workshop to be Scheduled for January

The South Coast Air Quality Management District is proposing new measures aimed at reducing odors and exposure to potentially hazardous emissions from oil fields. The agency is updating Rule 1148.1 to limit the release of volatile organic compounds from oil operations because of growing awareness of oil drilling emissions and proximity of oil drilling sites to residential areas. The update may [...]

“The Interview” Opens Without Issue

“The Interview” Opens Without Issue

Sony Pictures’ “The Interview,” the Seth Rogen comedy that sparked a cyber attack linked to North Korea and threats of violence in theaters, filled cinemas in a limited Christmas Day release across the U.S. without incident. The film opened in more than 300 locations after becoming available for rent and purchase at Google Play and other websites, according to Sony Corp.’s Culver City [...]

Urban Forest Plan Needs Your Input – Click Here for More Info

Urban Forest Plan Needs Your Input – Click Here for More Info

The City of Culver City is working with Artecho to develop an Urban Forest Management Plan setting forth a comprehensive vision for a robust and resilient urban forest in Culver City. The Urban Forest Management Plan will establish long-term, strategic framework for the next 50 years. The areas covered in the plan will include; principles and policies, criteria for tree removal, tree care, [...]

West Basin Water Elects 2015 Board

West Basin Water Elects 2015 Board

On Dec. 22, 2014, the West Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors elected Gloria D. Gray to serve as its board president and Carol W. Kwan to serve as its board vice president for 2015. Newly elected Harold C. Williams and Scott Houston will serve as the board treasurer and board secretary, respectively. Their combined leadership will help guide West Basin’s initiatives to provide a [...]

Urban Ag Moves Forward in LA County with AB 551

Urban Ag Moves Forward in LA County with AB 551

On November 5, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas introduced a motion to determine the feasibility of establishing AB551, the California Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones (UAIZ) act. AB551 allows local jurisdictions with populations greater than 250,000 to offer a reduced tax incentive to private owners of vacant land who commit to commercial or non-commercial agricultural uses of [...]

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