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  • Artist Laureate Katy Krantz Premieres Dear Culver City Exhibition at City Hall

    Apr 4, 2024

    The Cultural Affairs Division will present Artist Laureate Katy Krantz's Dear Culver City exhibition, a ceramics installation on display at the Culver City City Hall from April 15th to June 10th. Please join us in celebrating this community-based project with an opening reception on Tuesday, April 16th, 5 to 7PM, in the Dale Jones Courtyard at Culver City City Hall. Mayor Yasmine-Imani McMorrin, Cultural Affairs Commission Chair Brenda Williams, Artist Laureate Subcommittee members Tania Fleisch...

  • Runners Help Senior Reach Red Carpet

    Mar 28, 2024

    Numerous runners viewed the Screenland 5K as a tune-up to last Sunday's LA Marathon, but for most of the 2,600 guests from 17 states and four countries, the eighth annual race at Ivy Station represented a pinnacle accomplishment. "Thank you, dear God. I got wobbly in the race and came home exhausted, but I had a wonderful time. I have to do this again next year," said Esther Pobre, 87, the oldest registered runner to finish on the red carpet. "The people around me kept me going. The runners...

  • Summer Concert Series Will Return

    Jun 15, 2023

    The city council approved the 2023 Summer Concert Series and the city will issue a Request For Proposals for the 2024 Summer Concert Series. The return of the Summer Concert series will change of location; from the courtyard in front of City Hall, to the Culver Steps according to Jim Clarke, Chairman of the Culver Arts Foundation. The concerts will be expanded and held on Thursdays from July through September. using "local artists and previously featured musicians,." The Culver Arts Foundation w...

  • Culver City Arts Foundation Awards $50,000 in Grants

    Dec 22, 2022

    The Culver City Arts Foundation (Culver Arts), which supports the arts in Culver City through its mission to preserve the past, enrich the present and create the future of arts and culture in the community, is thrilled to announce the recipients of $50,000 in grants in our effort to support local nonprofit art organizations. This year for #GivingTuesday, instead of asking for donations for our own nonprofit organization, Culver Arts gave back to the arts community…because art changes e...

  • A Spectacular Taco Tuesday At Tito's

    Sandra Coopersmith|Sep 29, 2022

    Want to double your fun? Easy, with TWO iconic Tito’s determined to provide a Taco Tuesday that is truly olé-worthy. It’s that serendipitous time again, Oct. 4, not only National Taco Day AND National Vodka Day but this year coinciding with Taco Tuesday -- and during National Hispanic Heritage Month, no less. This fifth annual Tito’s Fiesta Mexicana is a wonderful fundraiser that benefits the Culver City Arts Foundation (https://culverarts.org/) and is put on by Tito’s Tacos (https:/...

  • Culver City Arts Launches Third Round of the Arts Resiliency Fund Fund Establishes Grants For Local Non-Profit Creative Organizations

    Sep 8, 2022

    Culver City, August 29, 2022 - The Culver City Arts Foundation (Culver Arts), which supports the arts in Culver City through its mission to preserve the past, enrich the present and create the future of arts and culture in the community, announced the launch of its third round of the Arts Resiliency Fund, with a focus on local non-profit creative organizations serving the community. Following on the success of the initial rounds of individual grants, the Arts Resiliency Fund will now offer...

  • Olé, Lynne Davidson!

    Sandra Coopersmith|Jun 23, 2022

    Life just came full circle for that 12-year-old girl who worked part-time clearing tables at Tito's Tacos, her grandfather's restaurant, in the summer of 1966. One day, exhausted after several hours of running to the tables to clear them before new customers arrived, she discovered someone had left a tip of 50 cents – twice her hourly wage! – with a note: "For the cutest little waitress." That did it, and the restaurant business has played an active, all-encompassing role in Lynne Dav...

  • Culver City Arts Foundation Seeks New Board and Advisory Committee Members

    Jan 27, 2022

    The Culver City Arts Foundation (Culver Arts), which supports the arts in Culver City through its mission to preserve the past, enrich the present and create the future of arts and culture in the community, announced today that it is seeking to fill vacancies on its Board and Advisory Committee. With a major focus the past two years to alleviate the effects of the pandemic on our creative community, a few of the programs that Culver Arts supports include the City’s Performing Arts Grant program; the City’s Artist Laureate program and “Lo...

  • Culver City Arts Foundation Awards Over $10,000 to Local Artists on #GivingTuesday

    Dec 16, 2021

    Culver City, November 30, 2021 - The Culver City Arts Foundation (Culver Arts), which supports the arts and culture in Culver City, announced a successful second round of the Arts Resiliency Fund. As is being asked of everyone to counter the commercialism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping sprees, Culver Arts is getting into the spirit of #GivingTuesday by awarding micro-grants of up to $1,000 each to 13 local artists, totalling over $10,000. In response to the economic hardships many...

  • Former Culver City Mayor Clarke Named Board Chair of Culver Arts

    Jul 1, 2021

    Former Culver City Mayor Jim B. Clarke has been named Chairman of Board of the Culver City Arts Foundation (Culver Arts). His tenure begins July 1. Clarke, who currently serves as Vice Chair, has played a pivotal role in the formation of the foundation when it spun off from the City of Culver City in 2018 and was established as an independent non-profit organization. Through Clarke's dedicated fundraising, Culver Arts has been able to support the Artist Laureate program with almost $18,000,...

  • Egging On Kindness

    Apr 8, 2021

    By Jim B. Clarke Culver City Acts of kindness come in many forms. For Rafia Cooper, of Culver City’s Kindness Campaign, the form this month is hiding plastic “kindness” eggs in Culver City’s 12 public parks during the first 12 days of April. Each day, Rafia and former Culver City Mayor Jeff Cooper, her husband, select a different park and hide some eggs, each of which contains a kindness message. One special egg holds a lottery ticket. Rafia, along with Marta Valdez and Jolena Szewczyk, have assembled more than 12 dozen eggs and are hiding...

  • Bass Joins Sánchez In Introducing U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021

    Feb 25, 2021

    This week congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37) joined Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38) and U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) in introducing the bicameral U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021. Reps. Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Nydia Velázquez (NY-07), Judy Chu (CA-27), Yvette Clarke (NY-09), Karen Bass (CA-37), and Raul Ruiz (CA-36), and Sens. Alex Padilla (D-CA), Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) joined as chief co...

  • Service Clubs Work to Beautify La Ballona School

    Jan 23, 2020

    Last Saturday, at La Ballona School, a group of local volunteers from various service clubs descended upon the school site to help revitalize the gardens with fresh new plantings and to install a new wooden, picnic style table in the school's garden area. Jerry Chabola announced that there are plans to have a celebration in honor of some of the young people in Culver City who are giving back to their community in an exceptional way. The honorees will be nominated by any service club member,...

  • Service Clubs Work Together

    George Laase|Jan 16, 2020

    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 Kiwanis Club, the Women's Club, Friends of the Library, the Club Rotario de Latino Unidos, the Interact Club and the La Ballona PTA descended upon the school site to help revitalize the school's gardens with fresh new plantings and to install a new wooden, picnic style table in the school's garden...

  • Field of Valor Honors Veterans

    Nov 14, 2019

    On Veterans Day, 500 flags surrounded the borders of Veterans Memorial Park in Culver City. On each flag was a yellow ribbon listin the names of veterans and first responders who served the country as part of the first Tribute to Heros – Field of Valor. The event raised around $25,000 for homeless veterans. The flags were sponsored by residents, businesses and local organizations including the Exchange Club of Culver City and the Culver City Chamber of Commerce. The event recognized the f...

  • California Outlaws Fur Trapping

    Neil Rubenstein, Observer Columnist|Nov 7, 2019
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    Starting in November 2019 Phoenix, Arizona library system will drop overdue back fees. It wasn’t that long ago the California Legislature passed and the governor signed a bill to ban commercial fur trapping. Only one more state needs to okay the Equal Rights amendment to be added to the Federal Constitution. It would guarantee the same rights for women as for men. UCLA turns 101 in May 2020. Some people have all the nerve. Oklahoma City officials with the pension system for retired Highway P...

  • Exchange Club Honors Local Veterans

    Nov 7, 2019

    During the upcoming Veteran's Day Weekend – November 9th through 11th - the Culver City Exchange Club will kick-off the first annual Tribute to Heroes – Field of Valor. Along with its community partners the Culver City Chamber of Commerce and the City of Culver City – the Exchange Club will plant hundreds of American Flags at Veteran's Memorial Park to honor the sacrifice of American Veteran's, current military service members, fallen heroes, Gold Star Families and First Responders. Each flag wi...

  • Tito's and Tito's Present Check to Arts Foundation

    Oct 31, 2019

    Tito's Taco's owners Lynne Davidson and Wirt Morton along with Tito's Vodka Field Marketing Director Brian Herlihy present a check for $22,572.14 to Culver City Arts Foundation Vice Chair Jim Clarke, Treasurer Sehnita Josuha Mattison and Board Member Scott Malsin. The funds were raised at the event at Tito's Tacos celebrating National Taco Day and Nation Vodka Day. Tito's Vodka matched the ticket sales with a $10,000 donation thereby increasing the total to well over $20,000. The event was...

  • Get Ready for a More Militarized Police Force

    Neil Rubenstein, Observer Columnist|Oct 3, 2019
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    Some of us just might remember when President Barack Obama’s executive order prohibited law enforcement agencies from obtaining military equipment. Just recently President Donald Trump rescinded that executive order so it just might be a short period of time before equipment starts rolling in from warehouse and military depots. Let there be no mistake: Sergeant Rubenstein is prepared to be a training non-commissioned officer at Fort Culver City. However, prior to exercising I would like to order...

  • Stars Sparkle at Senior Center

    Sandra Coopersmith, Features Writer|Sep 19, 2019

    Age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow On Sunday afternoon, September 15th, under the auspices of the Culver City Senior Citizens Association, Inc. ("CCSCA") and the Culver City Exchange Club, those stars were delightfully visible in the search for Ms. Culver City Elegance 2019, the theme for which was "You are the star of your own life." I arrived...

  • A Love Affair Fifty-Five Years in the Making

    Joanna Brody, Special to the Culver City Observer|May 16, 2019

    From April 11 to 15 a delegation of 8 traveled to Uruapan, Mexico, on behalf of the Culver City Sister City Committee (CCSSC). Uruapan is Culver City's very first sister city, a relationship that was formally established on February 24, 1964. Members of the delegation included elected officials Culver City Vice Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells and School Board President Kelly Kent. Additional participants included former Council Member and Mayor Jim Clarke, CCSSC President Nancy Perdomo, CCSSC Uruapan C...

  • Will Measure a L Tax Increase Follow Measure K's Tax Hike

    Neil Rubenstein, Observer Columnist|Nov 29, 2018

    Mayor Small, did you know Caroline Carpenter became the very first woman to earn honors as the leader for the Los Angeles Fire Department at the Valley Recruit Training Academy 81? “I’m small, “said Carpenter 26, “but I have a big heart”. Carpenter explained top recruit status meant she earned the highest overall combined score in tests that included ladder, hose and academic assessments. Long Beach Press – Telegram. Just a thought, why couldn’t the car pool lanes be open to all vehicles during...

  • Come Celebrate Our Cultural Corridor

    Sandra Coopersmith, Observer Features Reporter|Nov 1, 2018

    What do you get when three unique museums, all within two blocks of each other, join forces to present free tours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 9 as the kick-off event of the Culver City Cultural Corridor? That's easy – an enlightening, inspiring and enjoyable experience to remember, thanks to its sponsors: Advocates of The Culver City Cultural Corridor and the Culver City Arts Foundation. The Cultural Corridor is a 1.4 mile stretch centered along Culver Blvd. and anchored in the east by the t...

  • A Potpourri of Poetry

    Sandra Coopersmith, Observer Columnist|Jun 14, 2018
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    Roses are red, Violets are blue. Let me share my day of poetry With you . . . September 20, 2017 marked 100 years from the day the Culver City city charter was issued. Several special community events occurred during our Centennial year, including poetry readings that culminated in a book launch and reading at the Culver City Senior Center on Saturday, June 9th at 10 a.m., celebrating the publication of "Culver City's Centennial Poetry Collection," a labor of love that was initiated and edited...

  • COUNCIL VIOLATES POLICY

    Stephen Hadland, Observer Publisher|Apr 26, 2018

    Shock and disgust were evident in the council chambers Monday night. Unity and kindness flew out the window as the council skipped over the next candidate scheduled to become Vice Mayor. Goran Eriksson was bypassed, and the council installed councilmember and former Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells in the position so she could become Mayor for a second time during her last year in office. It appears the tenor of the next two years has been set and compromise is out the window. With a few exceptions...

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