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Articles from the February 25, 2016 edition

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Westside Family Health Center Plans Fundraiser

Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez will host Westside Family Health Center’s “I HEART WFHC” Fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 7 pm to 11 at the Bar And Garden Annex, 8558 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City. Ms. Rodriguez is a supporter of...

 

Schools Chief Quits

In an unexpected development CCUSD Superintendent Dave LaRose informed members of the Board of Education in closed session at Tuesday night's Board meeting that he will be stepping down from his...

 

LaRose's Letter To The Community

Dear CCUSD Families, On Tuesday evening I shared the following announcement with the members of the CCUSD School Board. Upon much reflection and deep consideration with my family, I have made the decision to resign as Superintendent for Culver City...

 

Benchmarking Study Reveals Startling Results for Culver City

In a landmark study that has never been done before, the city’s Finance Advisory Committee has issued a Benchmarking Study that compares Culver City to seven like cities in California in a wide variety of areas ranging from programs to finances....

 

Biz License Deadline Looms

Monday, February 29 is the deadline for filing and paying your business license tax renewal. The tax can be paid in person at city hall, by mail of directly online. Mailed copies must be postmarked...

 

Culver High Grads Announce Engagement

Stefanie Vasseghi and Anthony Potgieter, Culver City High 2004 & 2006 alumni, are to be married. They were engaged November 2014 at Adare Manor Castle in Ireland. Mr. Potgieter is the son of...

 

How. To. Lose. Weight.

Out by sweat, bathroom, metabolism, anxiety. In, you all know about. To my surprise, a speaker at a conference once started by totally changing his topic. Instead of addressing a legal subject, he...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: Jack Of The Red Hearts

Despite what is being touted of late, let it never be said that there isn't diversity in filmmaking. And contrary to the "forced" diversity which many film festival directors, programmers and...

 

Tiggs to Host BBQ at El Marino Park

In the third of a series of campaign BBQ's at local parks, the elecTiggs campaign announces it will be hosting a complimentary barbeque at El Marino Park, 5301 Berryman Ave, Culver City on Saturday,...

 

Culver City Kids Put Council Candidates On Hot Seat

Elementary, Middle and High School students will question Culver City City Council candidates at a special "Ask 2 Know Kids Forum" on Wednesday, March 2 from 6:30 pm 8 pm. For nearly 25 years televisi...

 

Clippers Have High Hopes For Jeff Green

Last week at the NBA trading deadline the Clippers acquired 6-foot-9 forward Jeff Green from Memphis. It is being viewed as a trade that will help the Clippers because they’re finally replacing...

 

State Water Board Recognizes West Basin's Efforts

In Feb. 2016, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) adopted an extended and revised emergency regulation to ensure that urban water conservation continues in 2016, as California faces its fifth consecutive year of severe...

 

Columnist Wants More Transparency In Local Governmernt

There shouldn’t be a question in anyone’s mind that for all the right reasons I feel Marcus Tiggs can bring a new common sense approach to our City Council. Transparency in local government needs...

 

"Let's Not Lose The Sight Of What's Important"

As an Israeli citizen we unfortunately face a loss of loved ones on a regular basis. In my last visit to my country I experienced it personally when my precious 19-year-old cousin was stabbed in his...

 

USC Must Win To Reach NCAA Tournament

The USC men’s basketball team has come to that NCAA fork in the road. If they win least four or five more games they will make the NCAA Tournament. If they lose four or five games their tournament dreams will probably disappear. They lost their...

 

UCLA Womans Basketball

The No. 14 UCLA women's basketball team will play their final two home games of the regular season this weekend when they host Arizona on Friday at 8 p.m. and No. 9 Arizona State on Sunday at 11 a.m....

 

A Great Night For The Culver Girls

The rebirth of the composure and character was defined for Culver City High girls basketball on Saturday night, February 20, at Del Goodyear Gymnasium. The Centaurs rallied from behind to upset Long...

 

UCLA Women To Conclude Home Schedule

The No. 14 UCLA women's basketball team will play their final two home games of the regular season this weekend when they host Arizona on Friday at 8 p.m. and No. 9 Arizona State on Sunday at 11 a.m....

 

Cast Set For New Douglas Theatre Play

The cast is set and rehearsals are underway for the West Coast premiere of Sheila Callaghan's madcap new play "Women Laughing Alone With Salad," opening March 13 at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk...

 
 By Karen Basson    News    February 25, 2016

The dogs have heard the Trump whistle, and now they are barking

Congresswoman, 37th Congressional District In 2005 The Economist introduced a new term into our political lexicon: Dog whistle politics. It is the act of “putting out a message that, like a high-pitched dog-whistle, is only fully audible to those...

 

Culver Youngster Witnesses Obama's Local Visit

On Friday the 12th, I had a very special adventure with my dad. Me and my dad went to LAX airport to see President Obama and his jet, Air Force One. We went with a group called Kid Scoop Media. We...

 

Chamber Backs Eriksson, Tiggs, Wyant For Council

The Culver City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors endorsed small business owner and Chair of the City’s Financial Advisory Committee Göran Eriksson, former two term Planning Commissioner Marcus Tiggs and small business owner and Planning...

 

Democratic Club Endorses Sahli-Wells, Small, Lee for Council

The Culver City Democratic Club last week overwhelmingly endorsed candidates Meghan Sahli-Wells, Thomas Small and Daniel Lee for the three open seats on the Culver City Council. The endorsement, voted...

 

Sahli-Wells Garners Endorsements

The impressive list of people and organizations endorsing Meghan Sahli-Wells' re-election to the Culver City Council continues growing with each passing week as candidates enter the final two months...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: KUNG FU PANDA 3

The kid in me fell in love with Panda Po back in 2008 when "Kung Fu Panda" was released. Charming, funny and filled with action and antics led to pure entertainment, while introducing us to what have...

 

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