Articles from the July 8, 2010 edition

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  • It Was NIce While It Lasted

    Jozelle Smith|Jul 8, 2010

    Warming up summer with birthday candles are Karen Fowler, Linda Thieben, Hayden O’Brien, William Sick, David Olson, Colin Tidwell, Doris MacGregor, Eleanor Brown, Elisa Adeff, Cynthia Leavitt, Joan Steever, Ana Maria Kowalski, Rosa Idalia Giron, Gary Bethel, Alfred Reyes, Lorette Herman, Shannon Gaulding, Joseph Beachy, Lindy Smith, Robert Chancellor, Tina Kaufman, Cherylann Grasso, Cottalango Leon, Kristin Giannantonio, Wrennie Laundau, Ruth McKnight, Stephanie Taylor, Jacqueline Aispiro, Norma Lazcano, Erik Matsubayashi, Jenny Garcia, M...

  • CCUSD Financially Troubled

    David W. Myers Contributing Editor|Jul 8, 2010

    Despite the bleak report by State Schools Chief School Board members say everything will be OK if cost-cutting programs continue The Culver City Unified School District is among the roughly 15 percent of districts statewide that regulators say are in questionable financial shape and may eventually be forced into bankruptcy. The CCUSD is one of 160 districts across California to receive a “qualified” financial outlook in a report issued by the state Department of Education last week. The ratings outlook suggests that more cuts at local Cul...

  • World Cup's World Popularity is Astonishing

    Mitch Chortkoff|Jul 8, 2010

    For most of my life I have for the most part ignored soccer. For a guy living in the land of the Dodgers, Lakers and Rams a sport with seemingly little action didn’t appeal to me. What I saw was a huge field, players running around and rarely scoring a goal. But my schedule permitted me to watch a lot of the World Cup in recent weeks and I began to appreciate what was going on. Its true there’s only an occasional goal but the near misses are exciting and the athleticism of the participants is...

  • Culver's Kurihara Becomes Team's First U.S. Lacrosse Academic 'All-American'

    Steven Lieberman|Jul 8, 2010

    Alex Kurihara, a recently-graduated midfielder for Culver City High School’s lacrosse team, has become its first player to be selected as a U.S. Lacrosse High School “Academic All-American.” Kurihara, a top-scorer for the Centaurs’ squad, was able to maintain an A-plus grade average while also enduring a rigorous practice and game schedule during after-school hours. “Alex is great, not just as an athlete but, more importantly, as a student,” said Culver High Lacrosse Coach Casey Chabola. “H...