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Fiesta La Ballona Honors Historical Society’s Zermeno – Mike Cohen

Fiesta La Ballona Honors Historical Society’s Zermeno – Mike Cohen

Cathy Zermeno, the first president of the Culver City Historical Society and former Fiesta La Ballona chairperson, will receive a perpetual trophy as historical society honoree at the opening ceremonies of Fiesta La Ballona, Aug. 25, 11:45 a.m. on the main stage. Zermeno, 85, was elected the society's first President in 1980, and was named chair of Fiesta La Ballona in 1987. She returned as [...]

E-Bay Nickel Scam Nets CC Numismatist

E-Bay Nickel Scam Nets CC Numismatist

A Culver City 'coin collector' has been charged in connection with a World War II nickel scam he allegedly orchestrated on EBay, the state attorney general's office announced Wednesday. Abraham Berlin, 63, is accused of listing 13 sealed bags containing World War II-era "silver war nickels" for sale on the website in September and October 2011, prosecutors said. According to the Los Angeles [...]

Secret Secessionists Voted Down on Push to Join Culver City

Secret Secessionists Voted Down on Push to Join Culver City

According to LA Curbed, there's now a bit of a civil war going on in southern Mar Vista over a plan floated last week to secede from LA and join Culver City (the neighborhood has been part of LA since 1927). Apparently the secessionists have not actually outed themselves to their neighbors on the Mar Vista Community Council and the group's Land Use and Planning Committee co-chair says that "Until [...]

Sports Grant to Support CCHS Athletics

Sports Grant to Support CCHS Athletics

The Foundation for Global Sports Development (GSD) has generously granted $8,000 to CCEF to help fund the CCHS Athletic Department Academic Support Plan. The goal of the CCHS program is to prepare athletes to be successful beyond high school by giving them the qualities that come from being part of a team and confidence that results from gaining academic success. The funding from GSD will [...]

Bike Corral Gets a Monday Morning Party – Aug. 27

Bike Corral Gets a Monday Morning Party – Aug. 27

In mid-July, the City converted a one car parking space on Washington Boulevard between Madison Avenue and Jean Place into the City’s first bike corral. To celebrate this milestone, the community is invited to join City elected officials and staff for an informal gathering on Monday, August 27 at 10 am. Please plan to meet on the sidewalk next to the bike corral, grab a cup of coffee or bite [...]

Babe Ruth Beats Missouri to Make the Semi-Finals

Babe Ruth Beats Missouri to Make the Semi-Finals

With the smoke from the wild fires finally dissipating, the Wasatch mountains seemingly a stones throw from centerfield and beautiful Ken Price field looking its very best, the setting was perfect for the Westchester Babe Ruth 14 year old all stars World Series quarter final game against Missouri. Westchester, fresh off a 6-5 elimination victory over Vernal, the Utah State representative, in [...]

Babe Ruth Westchester Defeats Utah 6-5

Babe Ruth Westchester Defeats Utah 6-5

The Westchester Babe Ruth boys 14UAll-Star team defeated Utah Thursday 6-5 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Babe Ruth World Series. Starting pitcher Anthony Chavez threw five spectacular innings, and closer Matthew Kaplan came in to get the final five outs to save the game. Utah scored first on a single, stolen base, passed ball and sacrifice fly, giving Vernal a one nothing lead after [...]

Fiesta Grand Marshall Dave Sanchez Wins Every Day

Fiesta Grand Marshall Dave Sanchez Wins Every Day

 Hopeful and optimistic, Culver City High School boys soccer coach Dave Sanchez says his current challenge makes him stronger. Diagnosed this year with pancreatic cancer, Sanchez is a living miracle said his wife Chevy who shares his daily trials on CaringBridge.org as an inspirational and educational platform. The former Centaur Coach of the Year will be honored as Grand Marshall of Fiesta La [...]

Education Author Jonathan Kozol to Speak @ Willows

Education Author Jonathan Kozol to Speak @ Willows

The Willows Community School proudly announces an evening with internationally acclaimed speaker, author and activist Jonathan Kozol on Monday, September 10, 2012, at 7:00 pm in The Willows Community School Theater, 8509 Higuera Street, Culver City, 90232. Mr. Kozol will present a talk, FIRE IN THE ASHES - Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America (the title of his newest book.) His [...]

Crime Blotter – Screen Door Removal

Crime Blotter – Screen Door Removal

Crime Blotter for August 13th through the 20th. Residential Burglary: On August 14, 2012 at 7:43 pm, officers responded to the 12200 block of Washington Boulevard regarding a burglary investigation. The officers met with the victim who told them the following; he left his residence on August 12th at 8:00 am and had left his bedroom window unlocked. When he returned on August 13th at 8:00 pm he [...]

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