Articles from the April 20, 2017 edition


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  • Culver City Middle School and Culver City High School Both Earn 2017 Gold Ribbon School Honors

    Apr 20, 2017

    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announces that 275 middle schools and high schools, including Culver City Middle School and Culver City High School, are being honored under the Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program. “These terrific schools are leading the way in embracing our new rigorous academic standards and showing others how to help students succeed on their way to 21st century careers and college,” Torlakson said. “I look forward to travelling the state to honor these schools and to help share the programs, metho...

  • 'Good People' Coming To Kentwood

    Apr 20, 2017

    Kentwood Players proudly presents GOOD PEOPLE, a dramedy by David Lindsay-Abaire, opening Friday, May 12 through Saturday, June 17 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester. There will be a complimentary pre-show champagne and dessert reception between 7 pm and 7:30 for season subscribers and their guests attending the Saturday, May 13 performance. The production is directed by Gail Bernardi and produced by Susan Goldman...

  • Gas Tax Soars In New Jersey

    Neil Rubenstein|Apr 20, 2017

    I don’t believe it, but 83-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg can normally bench-press 70 pounds, per her personal trainer. 2016 was a bad year for the people of New Jersey. No longer do they have low-priced gasoline. That’s right. Governor Chris Christie signed legislation that raised gas tax from 14.5 cents to 37.5 cents a gallon. Overnight, gas tax went from the second lowest to the seventh highest state. Louisiana, in April 2016, raised the sales tax to 9.99 percent; the high...

  • Ms. Culver City Elegance Is Coming Up

    Apr 20, 2017

    The Culver City Exchange Club and Culver City Senior Citizens Association are once again sponsoring the "MS. CULVER CITY ELEGANCE” contest on Sunday, May 7 at the Senior Center, 4095 Overland Avenue, Culver City. This year’s theme is “A Star is Born.”Contestants will be judged on formal attire, charm, personality and question from a judge. The event is open to the public with free admission. There also will be a raffle. The show starts at 1 pm....

  • Culver City Council PTA 2017 Honorary Service Awards to the Culver City Sister City Committee

    Apr 20, 2017

    The Culver City Sister City Committee will be awarded the prestigious Golden Oak Award recognizing CCSCC for outstanding service to the youth of Culver City. Ms. Maren Neufeld, the Culver City Council PTA President was at its meeting last week to announce this honor to the board and I wanted you, Mr. Nachbar and the esteemed Mayor and councilmembers to know about it! We are very proud and honored to accept this award on April 30. We would like to thank Honorable Mayor Clarke, the esteemed members of council, Mr. Nachbar and you for your...

  • Culver City Middle School and Culver City High School Both Earn 2017 Gold Ribbon School Honors

    Apr 20, 2017

    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announces that 275 middle schools and high schools, including Culver City Middle School and Culver City High School, are being honored under the Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program. “These terrific schools are leading the way in embracing our new rigorous academic standards and showing others how to help students succeed on their way to 21st century careers and college,” Torlakson said. “I look forward to travelling the state to honor these schools and to help share the programs, metho...

  • Kelli Johnson Inducted Into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

    Apr 20, 2017

    Kelli Johnson of Culver City was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Johnson was initiated at University of Arizona. Johnson is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in...

  • India - With 1.3 Billion People, What's It Like?

    Carole Bell|Apr 20, 2017

    t's gorgeous. Yet midst this exquisite beauty, current Indian movies dip into a dark side. The LA Indian Film Festival is intimate, in its 15th year. What a chance to learn. Perfumed with delicious insight, IFFLA feels relaxed. An assault on women's rights, does that still happen? You bet. And not just women. Muslims are still targeted, despite India's having the third-largest Muslim population in the world. "Lipstick Under My Burkha," the opening night film, is marvelous. I couldn't stop...

  • Culver Still has a Chance In Baseball Race

    Fred Altieri|Apr 20, 2017

    After four Ocean League games the Culver City High baseball team certainly has their work cut out for them as the Centaurs expect to successfully defend their league title. The team is also fighting for a spot in the 2017 CIF Playoffs beginning in May. After posting a 10-0 record in 2016 the team is currently 2-2 following split decisions with both Lawndale High and El Segundo High. Six more league games will be played in the next few weeks, two each against Hawthorne, Santa Monica and Beverly...

  • Clippers Go To Utah With Key Strategy

    Mitch Chortkoff|Apr 20, 2017

    The Clippers lost their first playoff game on their home court but they developed a new strategy for the rest of their first round series. Attack the basket. Attack, then attack some more. And some more. The reason was that Rudy Gobert, Utah’s outstanding young center, was out with knee injury suffered in the first 11 minutes of Game One. Without his abilty to block shots the Jazz would be vulnerable to an attacking opponent. Doc Rivers, a coach who has an NBA championship on his resume, e...

  • UCLA Softball Hosts California This Weekend

    Steve Finley|Apr 20, 2017

    The UCLA softball team will try to move up in the Pac-12 standings this weekend when they face a good California Golden Bears team. The Bruins are in fifth place in the conference with a record of 5-7. Their overall record is 30-12. The Bears are 25-13 overall and 3-8 in conference play so the Bruins will have their hands full against California on Friday (Today) at 7 p.m., Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. After the California series the Bruins will have nine more conference games...

  • Will There Be A Woman Coaching An NBA Team Soon?

    Mitch Chortkoff|Apr 20, 2017

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he will work hard to assure that a woman will become head coach of an NBA team while he is in office. “The physical difference between men and women makes no difference in coaching a team,” he said. “It will happen sooner than later.”Four-time WNBA MVP Lisa Leslie agrees. “We can do anything,” she said. Either someone can coach or not. What difference does it make if it’s a man or a woman.’Leslie, a star at Morningside High and USC, played 12 years in the WN...

  • Dodger Fans Make Scully's Replacement Welcome

    Mitch Chortkoff|Apr 20, 2017

    Dodger fans who attended the season opener last week should be proud of themselves. When new announcer Joe Davis was introduced prior to the game against the San Diego Padres he received a warm welcome. Davis, who was hired as the ever popular Scully retired after 67 years, said he thought he might be booed. “It was on my mind,” he admitted. Instead there were cheers for the Dodgers’ new TV announcer. Not just a little out of courtesy but a lot from the sellout crowd. The 29-year-old Davis...

  • Rams Announce 2017 Preseason Schedule

    Apr 20, 2017

    The Los Angeles Rams announce their 2017 preseason schedule, which will kick off at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with the Dallas Cowboys for the second-consecutive year. The team’s preseason slate also includes road contests in Oakland and Green Bay, and a nationally-televised home game against the Los Angeles Chargers. The Cowboys, Raiders and Packers games will air locally on CBS 2, the home of Rams preseason football in English, and on KMEX Univision 34/KFTR UniMás 46 in Spanish. All Rams games can also be heard in English on ESPN LA 71...

  • Culver Eagle Scouts Honored

    Apr 20, 2017
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    It was a special "Court of Honor" last week for four local scouts from Culver City Troop 108 who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the top rank in the Boy Scouts of America. Achieving the rank requires intense work along with a service project where the candidate for Eagle Scout will "plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community." The project must benefit an organization other than the Boy Scouts of...

  • Local Reps Vote For Massive Gas Tax Hikes

    Stephen Hadland|Apr 20, 2017

    Both Culver City's Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas and State Senator Holly Mitchell supported Governor Brown's massive $52 billion gasoline tax increase. The Governor, facing a tremendous budget shortfall has labeled the tax the " Road Repair and Accountability Tax." However observers look at the tax hike as another way to divert other transportation funds to balance the general budget. The last time taxes were raised then Governor Gray Davis was recalled by the voters and Arnold...

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