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 By Lynne Bronstein    News    September 11, 2014 

Police, Fire Chiefs Sworn In

“I don’t think we’ve ever had a ‘double whammy’ before,” said Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells, as she took to the “well” in the Mike Balkman City Council Chambers on September 8, to swear in...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    August 28, 2014

Council Approves Expo Development Implementation Agreement

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter It took all summer but on August 25 the City Council, after what seemed like one postponement after another, finally approved an implementation agreement for...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    August 28, 2014

Culver City Welcomes New Police, Fire Chiefs

Culver City has a new chief of police, Scott Bixby, and a new fire chief, Dave White. The double appointments of Bixby and White, both of whom had been serving as interim heads of their departments,...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    August 14, 2014

Council Moves Forward on Apartment Smoking Ban

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter If you’re old enough you may remember the commercial from the days when cigarette ads were allowed on TV—“just a silly millimeter longer.” On August 11, th...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    August 14, 2014

Culver Employees Get a Raise

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter The hard times and belt-tightening Culver City has experienced for the last few years looks to be over, as the city has negotiated a new contract with general serv...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    July 31, 2014

Council Gives Nod to Ice Arena Designation

After a lengthy session featuring more than a dozen speakers and a detailed historical presentation, the City Council on July 28 made supporters of the Culver City Ice Arena happy by designating it...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    July 24, 2014

Hiking Culver City Woman Rescued

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter A Culver City woman, who was hiking in Mount San Jacinto State Park on Saturday and met with an injury, was rescued by the collaborative efforts of the California...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    July 24, 2014

Blind Passengers Still Ride Free

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter After considering whether to have blind passengers pay a fare equivalent to disabled fare on Culver City busses, the City Council on July 14 decided to retain...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    July 10, 2014

Expo Parking Gone?

Culver City has announced the anticipated sale of city-owned and Successor Agency-owned real property at the Culver City Expo Line station to Lowe Enterprises. The properties, which bear addresses on...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    July 3, 2014

City Dips Into Reserves Again

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter The hazards involved in examining the finances of Culver City were avoided on June 23 when the City Council, without much ado, approved the 2014-2015 budget....

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    June 26, 2014

CCUSD Creates Online "iAcademy"

Culver City Unified School District (CCUSD) has a new school, known as CCUSD iAcademy, that offers a solution to the educational dilemma that “one size doesn’t fit all.” The CCUSD iAcademy is...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    June 19, 2014

To Pray or Not to Pray

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter Is an invocation by any other name a prayer? Because some people regard an invocation as having a religious connotation, the City Council voted 3-2 on June 9 to...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    June 5, 2014

School Bonds Pass in a Landslide

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter Measure CC, Culver City’s bond measure that would provide funds for improvements to educational facilities, passed by a wide margin in the June 3 election. The...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    June 5, 2014

Tai Babilonia Discusses Ice Arena Future

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter Since the Culver City Ice Arena was closed in March, Culver City ice skating enthusiasts have been organizing in the hope of restoring the arena. To this end, the...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    May 29, 2014

Council Salutes Fire Chief

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter The City Council bade farewell again on May 27 to a city servant who had given his best to Culver City-Fire Chief Chris Sellers, who is retiring after four years...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    May 29, 2014

Residents See Red

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter The City Council gave approval on May 12 to a new three-year contract with Redflex Traffic Systems, which operates Culver City's red-light camera program. The...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    May 22, 2014

Local Poet's Writing Class Honored by Ed Foundation

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter At its 16th annual "Tribute to the Stars" awards banquet on May 3, the Culver City Education Foundation honored volunteers who made a difference for the Culver...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    May 1, 2014

Meghan Sahli-Wells Sworn in as Culver City's Mayor

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter "Our new mayor is incoming, "But wait, she is outgoing. "Her personality clearly shines through." --Dr. Janet Hoult, from "Outgoing/Incoming" a poem she read to...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    April 24, 2014

Council Salutes Police Chief Pedersen

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter A line of uniformed Culver City police officers stood at the left side of the Mike Balkman Council Chambers; another line filled the back of the auditorium. The...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    April 24, 2014

Documents Reveal Howard Hughes' Role in CIA Sub Retrieval

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter The U.S. Department of State has released documents relating to a hitherto unknown story about Howard Hughes' involvement in a secret project to retrieve a sunken...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    April 10, 2014

Movement Begins To Restore Redevelopment Agencies

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter Since the dissolution of the state’s redevelopment agencies in January 2012, California cities have been up the proverbial creek when it comes to money for...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    April 3, 2014

City Council Candidates

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter Jeff Cooper After spending the most recent year of his council membership as Mayor, Jeff Cooper considers his first term in office as one of many accomplishments....

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    April 3, 2014

Council Proceeds Cautiously on Fracking Ban

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter Every member of the Culver City Council seems to be against hydraulic fracturing and other methods of oil well stimulation. Yet at the council meeting Monday...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    March 13, 2014

An Imminent Hazard

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter The Culver City Manager and the Fire Department released a status report on March 10 on the conditions at 4545 Sepulveda Boulevard, better known as the Culver...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    March 13, 2014

Council Learns Plenty in Special Meeting

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter The Culver City Council met twice on Monday, with a special afternoon meeting as well as its regular Monday evening meeting. The afternoon meeting, held for the...

 

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