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 By Lynne Bronstein    News    December 18, 2014 

Dr. Janet Hoult: Culver's Poet Laureate

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter Culver City's City Council meetings aren't exactly the place you'd expect to hear a recital of poetry. But during the public comment time, when Dr, Janet Hoult is...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    December 11, 2014

Council Nixes Considering Rent Control

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter The issues of rent control and affordable housing might be seen as six of one and half a dozen of the other. Affordable housing was, however, the preferred issue...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    November 27, 2014

Council Approves Loan To Successor Agency

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter Following the recent delay of transfer of funds to the Culver City Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency per action by the state Department of Finance...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    November 20, 2014

State, City Disagree On Culver Finances

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter Culver City has some financial issues to work out after being hit with a difficult appeal decision by the California Department of Finance (DOF) on October 31....

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    November 13, 2014

Council Eyes Airport Noise

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter June Lehrman and Stephen Murray brought up a new concern at the City Council meeting Monday night that of airport noise affecting Culver City. Airport-related...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    November 6, 2014

Arts Center Proposed For Culver City Courthouse

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter A former county courthouse across the street from Veteran’s Memorial Park in Culver City may be converted into a cultural center, if County Supervisor Mark...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    October 30, 2014

Council Passes Draft Mobile Home Relocation Report

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter The City Council took up the issue of mobile home park relocation at its meeting Monday night, with consideration of a draft RIR (Relocation Impact Report) for...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    October 23, 2014

Farris Resigns From Culver School District

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter In a seemingly sudden move, Dylan Farris has resigned as principal of Culver City High, effective as of October 24. Farris announced last week he had been appointe...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    October 16, 2014

Council Passes Smoking Ban for Multi-Unit Residences

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter Smoking-of any substance that creates smoke-is no longer legal within the walls of multiple unit residences (condos and apartments) in Culver City. The Council on...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    October 9, 2014

Culver CityBus Plans Changes

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter Culver CityBus has announced that service changes are being considered for lines 1, 7, and 4. The changes would include discontinuing two stops on Line 1 (at...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    October 9, 2014

Council Mulls Housing Fund Shortage

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter The critical lack of funds for new low-cost housing surfaced as a topic of discussion at the City Council meeting Monday night but action was delayed as the Counci...

 
 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...

 

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