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Culver City Spring sports leaps into action

If you are a Culver City high school sports fan the next few months will be extremely enjoyable. All games listed below are home games at Culver City high school. Thursday: Girl's lacrosse vs La...

 

Culver City High School sends four teams to the CIF Playoffs

The second season started this week for four Culver City high school varsity teams. Making the CIF playoffs is what high school teams play for because once you are in anything can happen. Just ask...

 

Culver City Centaurs continue to fly under the radar

This was supposed to be a rebuilding year for Culver City high school football. A truck load of seniors graduated from last seasons' team and in that graduating class was two All-State players, severa...

 

Culver City girls' volleyball back in the playoff

Culver City high school's girls' varsity volleyball team is back in the playoffs for the 10 th straight year after not played in 2020 because of the pandemic. They made it to the CIF Southern Section...

 

Culver City football faces another top-rated team in Warren

One thing you can say about Culver City's fall 2021 varsity football team is they are not afraid of competition. For the third week in a row the 2-1 Centaurs will face a top ranked team. This week it'...

 

Centaurs lose to Cubs, battle Bulldogs Friday night

The 1-1 Culver City varsity football team will face another tough non-league game Friday when they take on the Pasadena High School Bulldogs at 7 p.m. This will be the Centaurs first home game of the...

 

MAIL-IN BALLOTS and the COST OF RUNNING

With the state sanctioning of voting by mail due to the pandemic and for the convenience of all currently registered voters. You are now able to fill out your ballot while sunning in your back yard, lying in bed, or even while sitting on your...

 

Highly ranked Culver City football team getting ready for the season

For the past three years Culver City high school has had one of the best football programs in the state. Now the Centaurs have arrived. They are ranked 24th in the state and 16th in Southern...

 

Centaurs Named to All-CIF teams in Football and Soccer

Although high school sports has been put on hold due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the Culver City varsity football team, the girls soccer team and the boys soccer team placed eight players on the...

 

Culver City Baseball gets off on the Right Foot

You know it's getting close to spring when you hear the crack of the bat on the baseball field. It's time for Culver City baseball. They started the 2020 season with two wins last Saturday and...

 

Boys Varsity Soccer Move Onto Semis

The Boys Varsity Soccer team is going to the Division 4 semi-final. They beat host Peter Knight last Tuesday night, 2-1. They now move on to play at Bellflower HS on Saturday, February 22 @ 5:00 pm....

 

Boys Soccer Beat Artesia 3-1

Earlier in the pre-season, Culver had lost to Artesia 3-0 with a rag-tag team put together by head coach Michael Castillo of varsity and junior varsity players. Their re-match came in the second...

 

CIF SS Playoff Update

Culver High Boys Soccer beat Fillmore at home 2-1 after trailing 1-0 at halftime on goals by Curtis Collazos (8) and Mattheus Agapitos (2). The Centaurs will host Artesia (16-3-3) in the second round...

 

Culver High Has a Busy Post-Season

This coming week is going to be a busy one for Culver City High school bus drivers. Every team, this winter season has made their CIF SS Division playoff. The Girls' Water Polo team finished second...

 
 By George Laase    News    January 16, 2020

Service Clubs Work Together

Last Saturday morning, at La Ballona Elementary School, a group of local volunteers from the various local service clubs, including, the Exchange Club, the Lions Club, the Culver City Rotary, the...

 

Teachers Union Proposes Another Foolish Plan

In 2013-14, according to the LA County District Teacher Salary Survey, Culver City Unified was ranked 40th out of 48 districts--about $3,280 or 3.9% below the median salary. In order to achieve the district-union partnership’s goal of raising...

 

Girls Volleyball Starts CIF Playoffs on Thursday Night

The Lady Centaurs host Upland in the first round of the CIF SS Division 3 on Thursday night at 6:00 pm on campus at the Del Goodyear Gymnasium. Culver City (23-7) finished #1 in the Ocean League,...

 

CCUSD Spending on Salaries Gone Wild

Last year, our school district had to pay over $6.20 million in state-mandated CalSTRS contributions. A million dollars of that payment included additional costs mostly due to the board approving overly-generous raises to certificated staff and...

 

Concerns Over Schools Are Real

In Bruce Lebedoff Anders reply pointing out “the errors of my concerns,” he failed to take note of the second sentence on page eight of the district’s 2019-20 budget, titled “EXPENDITURES” where it explicitly states that 91.49% of the...

 

CCUSD Salaries Skyrocket

It is common knowledge among educators that most school districts nation-wide spend about 80% of their revenue, either to pay salaries or on behalf of their employees for their services. In 2018-19, C...

 
 By George Laase    Sports    May 9, 2019

Centaurs Garner Top Lacrosse Honors

At their year-end banquet last week, it was announced that the Culver High School Varsity Lacrosse players had received their due accolades from their opposing coaching staffs. Thomas Wilcox was...

 
 By George Laase    Opinion    May 2, 2019

Pension Costs Creating State-Wide Fiscal Crisis

The number of school districts facing insolvency is probably far higher than what is being shown by California’s most recent state-wide annual data, and the reason for this is the districts’ swelling pension costs. According to the survey by...

 
 By George Laase    Sports    April 25, 2019

Culver Freshman Wins Singles' Championship

Culver High Freshman, Gregory Troyan won the Ocean League's Single's Championship last week at Santa Monica High. After easily beating SaMo's Nino Collias in the first round in a Pro set, 8-2, Troyan...

 
 By George Laase    Sports    April 18, 2019

Culver High Freshman Wins Tennis Championship

Culver High Freshman, Gregory Troyan won the Ocean League's Single's Championship last week at Santa Monica High. After easily beating SaMo's Nino Collias in the first round in a Pro set format, 8-2,...

 

Bruins are Jubilant Over Diamond Success

The UCLA baseball and softball teams are ranked No. 1 in the latest college polls. Add to that list the Bruins No. 1 ranked beach volleyball team and the Bruins are riding high in the spring despite...

 

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