Articles from the March 9, 2017 edition


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  • #10 Bruins Softball Comes from Behind to Beat Texas

    Bruins Softball|Mar 9, 2017

    LOS ANGELES - Freshman Bubba Nickles broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the sixth with a home run, while junior Selina Ta'amilo struck out seven in a complete-game victory, as the 10th-ranked Bruins defeated Texas by a score of 3-2 on Sunday at Easton Stadium. The Bruins improve to 21-5, while the Longhorns fall to 12-10. Ta'amilo extended her streak of consecutive innings without allowing an earned run to 21 1/3. She didn't walk a batter and gave up just six hits to improve to 7-0 on the season....

  • Therapeutic Yoga at Senior Center

    Mar 9, 2017

    The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is bringing “RxRelax Seated Therapeutic Yoga” to the Los Angeles area. In conjunction with the Culver City Senior Center and UCLA Longevity Center, this free seminar is part of a national tour with experts from RxRelax. The speakers, Jay Gupta, RPh, MScIM and Terry Gupta, MSW, RxYT of RxRelax, are healthcare professionals and yoga therapists who love bringing these evidence-based practices to people across the USA. What they share is easy-to-do, effective, and a lot of fun. Yoga and mindfulness can be...

  • Vox Femina

    Cassidy O Connell|Mar 9, 2017

    Vox Femina gave a cabaret performance at the home of councilman Thomas Small last Saturday night. With a Valentine’s day theme, seven women from Vox Femina sang various love-themed tunes while the audience revelled in the fun. Special guests included Councilwoman Meghan Sahli-Wells, who gave an impromptu performance of “Pennies from Heaven”, and Matthew Alexander from the Gay Men’s Chorus. They ended with a sing-along of “My Funny Valentine”which was a real crowd-pleaser and the perfect song to end the night. Vox femina is a choral group of 40...

  • More Than 600 Support Culver City High's Casino Night

    Fred Altieri|Mar 9, 2017

    Sweet charity-stakes gambling, delicious food, cool drinks, jamming DJ music, multiple auctions and good times defined the Culver City High Booster Club's 10th Annual Casino Night. More than 600 school supporters stepped out in style to benefit the athletic programs and school clubs on Saturday, March 4 at Veteran's Memorial Auditorium. Hundreds of items were up for bid in a silent auction as well as nine enticing packages featured in a live auction. Contributions and appearances by former star...

  • CCUSD Earns Green Achiever District Honors Culver City Unified School District

    Mar 9, 2017

    California State Superintendent Tom Torlakson was at Culver City High to nominate Culver City Unified School District a Green Achiever District and nominate CCUSD as one of only three districts in the state to compete in the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) recognition program. The program honors schools that conserve resources while promoting health and environmental literacy. CCUSD will be honored in May for its state award and at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. in...

  • It Could Only Happen in Kansas

    Neil Rubenstein|Mar 9, 2017

    Would you believe? Would anyone believe? Awhile back a Georgia lawmaker, Gerald Greene (R-Cuthbert), was shot in the leg behind an adult entertainment store. Furthermore, Greene had several thousand dollars in donations for storm relief efforts in his pocket that the shooter didn’t get. Greene’s story claims he parked his vehicle and planned to walk to a nearby liquor store to buy lottery tickets. After being wounded Greene walked to the liquor store where the police found him. Greene des...

  • Take A Look At School District' s Five-Year Fiscal Goal

    George Laase|Mar 9, 2017

    How do we stand in regards to our school district's five-year goal of bringing district employees’ salaries up to “within” the median salary for L.A. County? Our district has been playing the salary game of keeping up with the Joneses for the last four-plus years. They have been trying to catch up with other, better state-funded districts in L.A. County by “reinvesting” our one-time district savings in across-the-board employee raises. Playing Coy Back in 2012 when this program of district raises was announced I asked the logical question,...

  • Bruins, Trojans Start Pac-12 Tournament Play

    Steve Finley|Mar 9, 2017

    March Madness started this week for the UCLA and USC men’s basketball teams in Las Vegas. The tournament kicked off last Wednesday when USC beat Washington in the first round the first round. USC played UCLA last Thursday in the quarter finals and the winner of that game moved into the semifinals on Friday at 8:30 p.m. The championship game is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Saturday. To reach the quarter final game on Thursday USC beat Washington for the third time this season 78-73. The Trojans w...

  • Ten Dodger Games to Be On Broadcast On KTLA

    Mar 9, 2017

    Spectrum Networks announces it has secured an agreement to broadcast 10 Dodgers games on KTLA, Channel 5. Spectrum SportsNet LA’s simulcast game coverage on KTLA5 will begin with the Dodgers matchup vs. the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, April 5 starting at 6:30 pm. SportsNet LA and KTLA5 will simulcast a total of ten games during the first five weeks of the season, including the April 12 game at Chicago against the Cubs starting at 5 pm PT. The final game simulcast on SportsNet LA and KTLA5 will be Sunday, May 7 starting at 1 pm PT when the D...

  • It Keeps Getting Worse For The Lakers

    Mitch Chortkoff|Mar 9, 2017

    Four straight terrible seasons, four years out of the playoffs, four years when I' ve been writing about the decline of one of the NBA' s greatest franchises. It seemed like it couldn' t get worse for the Lakers but it has. The Buss family is in turmoil. In a story by ESPN' s Ramona Shelbourne, Jeanie Buss' younger sister Janie says Johnny and Jim Buss want to sell their shares of the Lakers. ' That would leave the rest of us as minorities,"Janie Buss said. Six of Jerry Buss' siblings are curren...

  • USC Beats UCLA in Annual Rivalry Game at Dodger Stadium

    George Laase|Mar 9, 2017

    A three RBI performance by sophomore Lars Nootbar and stellar long relief pitching from Chris Clarke was the difference as the Trojans completed a come-from-behind 4-3, 10 inning victory over crosstown rival UCLA (5-5) in the College Baseball Classic at Dodger Stadium. The Trojans (7-4) tied the game with two outs in the six inning with three runs on a two-run triple off the top of the right field wall by Nootbaar scoring Cory Dempster and Frankie Rios and an RBI single from Matt Acosta driving...

  • School Board President Resigns to Relocate to Maine

    Mar 9, 2017

    The Culver City Unified School District announced earlier this week that Sue Robins, President of the CCUSD Board of Education, will be resigning her position as she and her family relocate to Portland, Maine later this month. The Board will be accepting applications through March 10 for any Culver City residents interested in being considered for a provisional appointment to serve out the remainder of Ms. Robins' term, which extends through 2018. Provisional School Board Member Applications...

  • Five Major Concerts Coming To Saban Theatre

    Steven Lieberman|Mar 9, 2017

    Five concerts that you don't want to miss are landing at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills in the month of March. On March 5, original vocalist and current member Henry Fambrough and his Spinners will be delighting the audience with their sophisticated, up-tempo R&B songs and precision choreography that made them famous. With over 60 million records sold over their illustrious career, they have performed for Presidents, received six Grammy nominations, and have appeared on Soul Train and many...

  • It's A Fast Start For Culver Track Teams

    Fred Altieri|Mar 9, 2017

    Get ready, set... and the 2017 Culver City High track and field season got off to a very pleasant start under fair skies and mild temperatures. The Centaurs hosted four league rivals at Jerry Chabola Stadium for the first Ocean League meet of the year on Saturday, February 25. "It went smooth. We were able to run all the events in a timely fashion. All the athletes had a chance to compete. It was a well-run meet where we got everything accomplished that we wanted to. It was just a good way to...

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