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 By Steven Lieberman    News    May 26, 2016

Verdi Chorus Presents Outstanding Spring Performance

There was song and dance as The Verdi Chorus took the stage for their spring performances this past weekend at the acoustically-sound First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica. This is the...

 
 News    May 26, 2016

Culver High's Chodosh Graduates from Macalester College

Lydia Houston Chodosh, the daughter of Joshua Chodosh and Perrin Pleninger of Los Angeles, , graduated from Macalester during the college’s Commencement exercises on May 14. Chodosh received a liberal arts degree in English (Literature). Chodosh...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    May 26, 2016

Crowds Celebrate Metro Extension To The Beach

At 9:45 a.m. on May 20 a gray and yellow light rail train came into Downtown Santa Monica Station at 5th and Colorado. Media people snapped pictures and took videos, an audience cheered, and a number...

 
 News    May 26, 2016

Culver-Palms Offers Program on Central American Child Refugees

On Sunday, June 12 from noon until 1:30 pm Culver-Palms United Methodist Church will present a program on "Unaccompanied Minors and Their Families: The Central American Refugee Crisis." The speaker will be Guillermo Torres, a faith-rooted organizer...

 
 News    May 26, 2016

Assessor Jeffrey Prang To Host Community & Real Estate Professionals Forum

Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang is hosting a forum of real estate professionals in Culver City on Thursday, June 2 at Veterans Memorial Complex’ Garden Room.. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss ideas and challenges faced by...

 
 By John Nachbar    News    May 26, 2016

City Manager's Update

• Expo Grand Opening Ceremony – Council Members Göran Eriksson, Meghan Sahli-Wells, and Thomas Small joined Mayor Jim B. Clarke who addressed a VIP group at the Grand Opening Ceremony for the...

 
 News    May 26, 2016

Drake Myers Grads from Berkeley,Heads to Teach in Baltimore

Drake D. Myers, a longtime Culver City resident and honors graduate from Culver City High in 2012, has received his Bachelor’s Degree from UC Berkeley in the fast-growing field of Cognitive Sciences but will eschew a high-paying job in Silicon...

 
 By Fred Altieri    News    May 19, 2016 

Cooper Komatsu Advances to Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals!

Cooper Komatsu, the 13 year-old eighth grader, has once again proudly represented Culver City Middle School. This morning, Thursday, May 26, he advanced through the 4th - 7th rounds of the 2016...

 
 News    May 19, 2016 

Shake-up at City Hall

Assistant City Manager and City Clerk Martin Cole has reportedly vanished from city hall after being informed by City Manager John Nachbar that he would no longer be assistant city manager but would...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    May 19, 2016 

Expo Line Finally Comes To The Beach

By Lynne Bronstein Observer Reporter The long awaited connection between downtown Los Angeles and the beach will finally be a reality on May 20 when the Metro Expo Line's Phase Two opens, connecting t...

 
 By Lynne Bronstein    News    May 19, 2016 

Local Artists Decorate New Expo Stations

The new stations on Phase 2 of the Metro Expo Line feature, as do all the Expo Line stations, original, site-specific art murals by local artists. Artists were commissioned to create the art works...

 
 News    May 19, 2016 

Hall of Fame For Johnnies Pastrami

For more than 65 years Westside residents have flocked to Johnnies Pastrami and now the Vienna Beef Company has recognized what Culverites already knew and inducted Johnnies into the Vienna Beef Hall of Fame. In the letter from the Chairman of the Bo...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    May 19, 2016 

Elegance Reigns At Senior Center

"Spread your wings and fly" was the theme for a dazzling afternoon Sunday, May 15 at the Culver City Senior Center when 10lovely ladies strutted their stuff in formal attire, displaying their own...

 
 News    May 19, 2016 

Helen Penagraph of Culver City Graduates from Ohio Christian

Helen Penagraph has graduated from Ohio Christian University with a Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling. Ohio Christian University, founded in 1948, is one of the fastest growing...

 
 News    May 19, 2016 

Woman's Club Schedules Ice Cream Social

The Culver City Woman's Club is having its Annual Ice Cream Social on Saturday, June 11 from 12:30 pm until 3:30 pm at the Culver-Palms United Methodist Church Social Hall, 4464 Sepulveda Blvd. There will be Ice Cream Sundaes, Banana Splits,...

 
 News    May 12, 2016

Traffic Accident Claims Life on Overland

The man who was killed when his scooter went out of control in Culver City was publicly identified by the coroner's office Sunday. Culver City Police closed Overland Avenue in both directions between...

 
 News    May 12, 2016

"The Audrey Stephens Safe Zone" at OCD

Audrey Stephens, Director of the Office of Child Development (OCD), is retiring at the end of this school year, after 32 years with CCUSD. To mark and remember her incredible influence on the OCD...

 
 News    May 12, 2016

Metro Riders Can Purchase Monthly Parking Permits On-Line

When the Metro Expo Line to Santa Monica opens on May 20 Metro riders will be able to enjoy low cost parking at three stations - Expo/Sepulveda, Expo/Bundy and 17th St/SMC - as part of a new parking...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    May 12, 2016

Culver City Car Show Is A Success

The 13th Annual Culver City Car Show was a rousing success despite two major changes. First, the passing of Car Legend George Barris "The King of Kustomizers" who was a perennial figure at the show...

 
 News    May 12, 2016

Karina Baker of Culver City Wins International Scholarship

Karina Baker won the Gilman International Scholarship for the summer term. This program aims to diversify study abroad participants and awards up to $5,000 for undergraduates. Baker, of Culver City,...

 
 News    May 12, 2016

WLA College Takes Second Place

The Aviation Mechanics team from West Los Angeles College placed second in the School Category in the recent 2016 National Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC) in Dallas. This marks the third win...

 
 News    May 12, 2016

WLA College Offers Free Summer Enrichment Program

West Los Angeles College is offering great programs for children and youth this summer including a new Career Discovery Academy that is COMPLETELY FREE. The free Academy is for youth entering grades...

 
 News    May 12, 2016

CCUSD Hosts District-wide Earth Week Recycling Competition

By Shea Cunningham, CCSUD Sustainability Program Coordinator [Photos: (1) CCHS Food Waste Audit Team, (2) Recycled art event] In honor of Earth Day, all 10 of Culver City Unified School District's sch...

 
 News    May 12, 2016

Expo Line Extends to Santa Monica May 20

As part of the celebrations for the opening of the Expo Line to Santa Monica on Friday, May 20, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will offer free rides on Friday...

 
 By Andy Weissman    News    May 5, 2016

With Civility and Respect Vice Mayor Weissman Bids Farewell

Editors Note: Below is the text of retiring Councilman Andy Weissman. A remarkable speech, he continued his theme and commitment during not only his eight years on the council but throughout his 32...

 

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