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Fox Hills Association Welcomes Help July 30

The Fox Hills Neighborhood Assoiation will be planting Junipers and cleaning the park on Saturday. July 30 from 9 am to noon. Gloves, Tools and Lunch will be provided. Meet at the benches by the playground. - Please RSVP via email -...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    August 4, 2016

Parents Protest Firing of Camp Director

C3 Sunshine Camp, a summer camp along with an after school program, was run by Camp Director Adan Pulido, who works under a contract with the Culver City Parks and Recreation Department. Dozens of...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    August 4, 2016

Recorded in Hollywood - It's Un-Conventional

Want an escape from the conventions? Run, don't walk, to the Kirk Douglas Theatre to see "Recorded in Hollywood". You'll feel like dancing from ten seconds in; it's a sexy, catchy break. The music...

 

The Speculation Was True: Dodgers Dump Puig

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Speculation about Yasiel Puig's future with the Dodgers was strong enough for me to write about it last week. It turned out to be accurate. When the Dodgers flew to...

 

Locked Up For 36 Years, Innocent Man Sues

Do you remember several articles printed long ago? They were so unbelievably funny or just so very informative that they bear repeating. Therefore, you may see some references that seem familiar...

 

Judith Love Cohen

Innovative, Creative, Dedicated, Devoted Judith Love Cohen, a longtime Culver City resident, was a trailblazing electrical engineer working in the forefront of 20th century science whose many...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: Tallulah

A quiet little gem from "Orange Is The New Black" writer/producer Sian Heder expands wider in theatres this week - TALLULAH. Heder, who not only writes TALLULAH, makes her feature directorial debut,...

 

UCLA Basketball Legend Ann Meyers Drysdale Named Chair of ' Hoops for Youth ' Program

Former UCLA basketball star Ann Meyers Drysdale has been named Chair of the innovative “Hoops for Youth” program, which enables underprivileged children to attend UCLA basketball games at historic Pauley Pavilion. Meyers Drysdale was a member of...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    August 4, 2016

Rams Return To Los Angeles - Part 3

Without a doubt the City of Inglewood defied the odds that enabled the city to become the ultimate choice of the Los Angeles Rams when they relocated back to Southern California this past January...

 

Melvin Durslag Dies At 95

Melvin Durslag, who ranked with Jim Murray and Bud Furillo as Los Angeles ’ premier sports columnists of his time, died last weekend. The 95-year-old Durslag died in a convalesent home in Santa...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    August 4, 2016

Local Hero Buford Still Giving Back To LA

The world and especially Los Angeles is a better place because of people like Don Buford. The former major league baseball star is still an energizer bunny at the age of 79. When most people his age...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    August 4, 2016

The Rams' New Stadium: A Lot More Than Football - Part 2

In less than five years the City of Inglewood has gone from the brink of bankruptcy to becoming the site of the 2021 Super Bowl. In November 2014 Mayor James Butts was re-elected with 83% of the vote,...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    August 4, 2016

Remarkably, Inglewood Gets The Rams - Part 1

The City of Inglewood and the Los Angeles Rams are now partners with a promising future and a commitment to providing first-class entertainment. Five years ago both franchises were a disaster. The...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: INDIGNATION

Philip Roth has long been a favorite author to many. His words have found themselves adapted for the big screen countless times to great effect. But it’s his 29th novel, INDIGNATION, that is one of...

 

MOVIE REVIEW DOUBLE FEATURE:

ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE Scrat's back and as to be expected, he's up to his old tricks again; this time inadvertently creating the solar system thanks to his never-ending pursuit of that elusive...

 

Laker Girl Tryouts Attract 216 Hopefuls

Every July there is summer excitement brewing at the Toyota Sports Center, the Lakers headquarters and practice facility in El Segundo. No, it wasn't the news that Brandon Ingram, the second overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft, was practicing at the...

 

Special Diet Can Lower Risk Of Breast Cancer

The Washington Post just conducted a yearlong study on police shootings and found cops shot and killed at least 984 people in 2015, many of them under questionable circumstances. Among those killed...

 

Women's Club Schedules Annual Picnic

The Culver City Woman's Club is having their annual picnic on Monday, August 1, 2016 at Carlson Park, Motor & Braddock, in Culver City, 11 am to 4 pm. There will be food, Bingo and a White Elephant Sale. Proceeds from the event will be used for the...

 

Culver Family Escapes Death in France

Greg Krentzman, his wife, Sophie and their nine year old daughter Lola survived the terrorist attack in Nice, France as the terrorist drove a large refrigeration truck through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day, killing 84 and injuring more than 200....

 

Public Invited To Project Discussion

You are invited to participate in the following discussion: Community meeting to discuss the City’s revitalization project “ Reimagine Fox Hills” It will take place on Thursday, July 28 from 7 pm to 9 at the Veterans Memorial Complex Garden...

 
 By John Nachbar    News    August 4, 2016

City Manager's Update

• Culver City’s Boulevard Music Summer Festival - Enjoy an evening in Culver City for the 2016 Culver City Boulevard Music Summer Festival! Boulevard Music presents a total of six free concerts...

 

West Basin Announces Greywater Workshop Series

As part of its efforts to expand water conservation programs for its communities West Basin Municipal Water District has launched its first-ever greywater workshop series. The workshops are designed to educate residents on the safe and legal use of...

 

AALL Names Culver's Sandy Levin Advocacy Award Winner

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) has awarded former Culver City Mayor and Councilperson Sandra Levin, executive director of the LA Law Library in Los Angeles, the Robert L. Oakley Advocacy Award this year. Established in 2008, the...

 

Man Steals and Crashes FedEx Truck

At 3:55 p.m. Monday a man stole a FedEx truck that was making deliveries. The truck was at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Tilden Avenue. The suspect then crashed into a mixed-use building on Washington and was detained by people in a nearby...

 

Culver's Karina Baker Makes Dean's List

Karina Baker of Culver City made the Dean's List at the Rochester Institute of Technology for the spring 2016 semester. Baker is studying applied arts and sciences. Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean's List if their term GPA...

 

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