Articles from the May 8, 2012 edition


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  • Culver Symphony to Feature Young Musicians

    May 8, 2012

    The Culver City Symphony Orchestra, in its ongoing commitment to young musicians, presents its annual concert featuring younger winners of the orchestra sponsored Parness Concerto Competition. The concert, “A Concert of Firsts,” is Saturday, May 12 at 8 pm under the direction of Conductor-Frank Fetta. It will be at Veteran's Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave. Free parking is available. This will be the orchestra’s first concert in Veterans Memorial Auditorium after it was closed for repairs and refinishing. This On Our Way Up conce...

  • Council Begins Another Budget Struggle

    Lynne Bronstein, Observer Reporter|May 8, 2012

    Committee Members Chosen Newly seated and veteran Council members got business off to a start at the Monday night meeting with a big issue—the 2012-2013 budget---and the lighter issue of choosing members for an assortment of committees. Culver City Finance Director Jeff Muir gave an overview of the budget, outlining the process for the benefit of the new members. “A budget is a plan for how to use our resources,” said Muir. He defined a “city budget” as a way “to communicate how to use the res...

  • Culver Student Wins Trip to D.C.

    May 8, 2012

    Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.) announced the winner from the 33rd Congressional District office’s 2012 Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery”. Michelle Bac, the winner and student at Culver City High, will have her artwork, “A Face” displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year as well as have an opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., to participate in a recognition ceremony with Members of Congress, other art competition winners from around the country and additional special guests. “I’d like to congratulate...

  • Expo Light Rail Observations

    May 8, 2012

    Culver Commuter Weighs in on the Good and the Bad By: Marcus G. Tiggs Special to the Observer Better late than never is my way of describing the Expo line. Sure the Culver City station isn’t ready for prime time, but neither is the Farmdale station (in L.A. adjacent to Dorsey High). I chose not to take advantage of the freebie rides a couple of weekends ago simply because I didn’t need to experience the Expo on a sightseeing trip without even a window seat. This is in no way an indication that I wasn’t excited about the prospect of leavi...

  • Dear editor,

    May 8, 2012

    Did you see the 9th Annual Crusin’ Back to the 50’s Car Show ad last week in this publication? There was NOT any ad. This is a direct violation of the Culver City Special Event Permit that was granted to the Culver City Exchange Club of Culver City by the City of Culver City’s Committee on Permits and Licenses! From this year’s permit: "PUBLIC NOTIFICATION: The Event Operator will release at his cost, a Public Announcement notice in the local newspaper, that includes a map, two weeks before the event, to run once each week, providing informa...

  • Kasten Brings Experience, Clout To Dodgers

    Mitch Chortkoff|May 8, 2012

    Magic Johnson is the biggest name and Mark Walter supplies a lot of the money, but among the Dodgers’ new owners Stan Kasten is the one fans should get to know. You see, Kasten’s decisions will have the biggest impact on how successful the Dodgers will be on the field on upcoming years. He’s going to run the daily operation, decide which free agents fit, decide where the roster needs to be upgraded. “I have an office in Dodger Stadium and I’m going to be in every day,” said Johnson. “But I won’t...

  • Actor's Gang to Present '1984'

    May 8, 2012

    As part of its 30th year celebration the Actors’ Gang will present George Orwell’s ‘1984’ on Friday and Saturdays at 8 pm beginning May 18. In addition, The Actor’s Gang this week began six workshop performances of Joseph Conrad’s ‘Heart of Darkness’. The performances will continue on May 10, 16 and 17 at 8 pm....

  • "Artworks!" Means "Art Works" for Culver School

    May 8, 2012

    “Artworks!” Means “Art Works” for Culver School If you were in attendance at the ninth annual Farragut Elementary School Artworks! Gala event, which took place on April 21 you would have witnessed Farragut parents, and teachers, along with Culver City council members and local businessmen pulling together to raise over funds to sustain the school’s art programming. More than 200 community members were in attendance. Farragut Elementary School, has an “Arts and Technology” focus, and parents have come together annually to raise money to keep art...

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