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CARSON — Stepping up their campaign to bring NFL football to Carson, city officials and other supporters rallied Friday in front of the proposed site of a stadium that could house the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders, saying there is regional support for the effort. Officials also unveiled a large banner reading “Future Home…
LOS ANGELES — More than 200 representatives of various nonprofit agencies attended on a one-day conference Aug. 20 aimed at providing local organizations with the tools they need to meet the needs of underserved communities. City Councilman Curren Price Jr. hosted the funding readiness and training event entitled “Getting the Competitive Edge to Fund Your Nonprofit”— at…
JEFFERSON PARK – Founded in February 1945, Holman United Methodist Church will continue to celebrate its 70th anniversary by hosting “Unity and Anniversary Sunday” at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 30. The festivities will begin with a unity breakfast followed by a faith forum at 9 a.m., titled “Holman Touch,” where members are invited to share how…
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Diversity MBA Magazine listed the president of Beachbody, Marc Washington, in its “Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leaders List for 2015.” Washington, also a graduate of the African American Board Leadership Institute, was selected from a pool of 300 candidates, magazine officials said. The publication’s official announcement will be part of a featured article…
BOYLE HEIGHTS — Sitting at a desk in the middle of a street here, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed an executive directive aimed at cutting traffic fatalities in the city to zero by 2025 on Aug. 24. The directive calls for reaching the goal, dubbed “Vision Zero,” by creating safer streets, enforcing traffic laws…
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Cal State L.A. science students Emily Aguirre, Hugo Avila, and Angela Madira were selected to conduct research at three prestigious universities under the Amgen Scholars Program.
The 10-week program allowed Aguirre, an Echo Park resident, along with Hugo Avila and Angela Madira to participate in cutting-edge research at UCLA, Stanford University and Harvard University, respectively, under the Amgen Foundation program.
The three are among 340 students selected into the program…
Jason May and Melanie Webber, two local triathletes, have excelled in competition and both started out in the pool. One has reached the elite level and the other is a novice swimmer, but they both enjoy the sport and the time they spend swimming laps.
Triathlon season is approaching! And they’re gearing up…
The 2014 season was the year Mary Star High football could not catch a break, as Santa Fe League teams not named Don Bosco Tech of Rosemead pushed them around in a disastrous 2-8 season, which included a 1-3 league mark, taking a half step…
Fiesta La Ballona -- a Party in the Park -- will be held this weekend, August 28, 29 & 30, in Veteran's Park in Culver City. With carnival rides, live music, games, a food court, and a beer and wine garden for the adults, there'll be good times for all.
Admission to the fiesta is free. Live entertainment on the stage is also free. Food, drinks, rides and other attractions cost extra. Ride tix are $1.00 each, with discounts for purchase of 20 or more. Rides vary in number of tickets required with many needing 4-5 tickets per ride. Wrist bands are available for unlimited rides on Saturday and Sunday only until 6:00 p.m.
The carnival rides start Friday at 5:00 pm. On Saturday, the festivities begin at 11 am and continue until 10 pm. On Sunday,…Continue
Holy Cow isn’t part of a chain, but it doesn’t arise out of nowhere either. There is an additional Holy Cow location in Santa Monica, and Holy Cow’s founder is Rob Serritella, who is also responsible for Messhall Kitchen, which he opened in Los Feliz in 2012. The restaurant’s chef is Glenn Walton, a graduate of the Texas Culinary Academy in Austin who honed his craft in Dallas (Smoke), Fort Worth (Lonesome Dove), and New York City (Danny Meyer’s North End Grill)
My daughter and I checked it out at the lunch hour last week. Robin greeted us and took our order.…Continue
Alan (Al) E. Guskin, a leading voice in higher education leadership and innovation, will retire at the end of August after a 30-year career with Antioch University and timeless legacy of helping others. A distinguished university professor at Antioch University’s…Continue
As some of you might remember, Marston also painted the luminous fish mural at the corner of Washington Place and McLaughlin Ave last October.
Patrick will be working on this new mural -- which will also extend to parts of the glass along the front of the store -- for at least this whole week. Please stop by and let him know you love it.
HERE's a short article I wrote about Marston, with plenty of examples of his fine art work.
Thank you to…Continue
This Sunday, August 9, you'll be able to ride your bike from downtown Culver City to the ocean with only 9 stops. CicLAvia is coming to Culver City. During these free CicLAvia events, whole streets are shut down to car traffic, encouraging bicyclists and pedestrians to explore the city and participate in a space that is normally dominated by automobiles.
They are expecting some 20,000 riders, walkers, skateborders, etc. to roll and walk through to and from Culver City and Venice. You should definitely plan to come out and join the fun!
Obviously, motor traffic moving north or south throughout the city will be delayed, as priority will be given to riders and walkers during this event. Streets will begin to re-open to vehicles promptly at 4pm. Keep that in…Continue
Culver City's new Dunkin' Donuts -- located in the former Foster's Freeze location in West Washington -- is opening with some fanfare next Tuesday, August 11, at 5 a.m. The location will offer lounge-style seating inside and an outdoor patio as well as free Wi-Fi Internet access.
To celebrate the new location (at 13300 Washington Blvd., to be exact), the first person in line will receive free coffee for one year and the first 100 guests will receive a Dunkin’ Donuts tote bag packed with "special items." Free samples will be in the offing, and it's a rare opportunity to get your photo taken with Cuppy, the Dunkin' Donuts mascot. I'll bet it's a cup.
The Culver City Unified School District Board of Education has announced that it has selected Dr. Shannon Garcia to serve as Principal of El Rncon Elementary School. The Board voted unanimously to approve her Garcia’s hiring at its August 3 meeting.
Since 2014, Garcia has been principal of Bobier Elementary School in the Vista Unified School District, where she has overseen a school that has taken a leading role in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) education. Under her direction, the school established a Genius Engineering Lab in partnership with Qualcomm, launched Family Technology, secured a federal grant to provide hands-on science learning for elementary students at California State University – San Marcos (CSUSM), and trained its entire staff by…Continue
Since 1993, Venice Arts has reached thousands of youth through our award-winning Art Mentoring Program Free to low-income families, more than 400 youth participate each year at our center in Venice or at an ArtPartner site in other areas of Los Angeles. A low student-to-artist ratio assures educational excellence and visual, digital, and media literacy: all key to future success.
Our programs include photography, filmmaking, and multimedia plus comics, animation, and writing that reach youth ages 10 to 18, while Art Discovery offers children ages 6 to 9 a hands-on, multi-disciplinary visual art curriculum. An Advanced Studies Track provides 1:1 mentoring, internships, portfolio development, help with college applications, and more. Advanced students are also given opportunities to work on special projects with other organizations and groups or to assist Venice Arts' on client print,…Continue
Currently, there is a nice big parking lot next to the Culver City Expo Station -- a parking lot that by 8:30 am every weekday is full of the cars of happy commuters. And it remains full each day as people use it park-and-ride to the Staples Center, the Galen Center and other hot downtown locations.
But there's a new proposal on the table from Lowe Enterprises to turn that handy parking lot into "500,000 square feet of high-quality, state-of-the-art office, with apartments, a hotel, stores and restaurants within a landmark, destination-oriented environment." Oh.
The proposal includes underground parking with about half of the current parking spaces. Oh.
This proposal stems from the events of January of 2012, when the Culver City Council…Continue
It has become a very welcome tradition: each Saturday and Sunday in August, the Actors' Gang theater troupe performs a family-friendly adaptation of Shakespeare play in Media Park in Culver City. Last year, it was a My Little Pony version of A Midsummer Night's Dream. In 2013, they put on a superhero version of Twelfth Night. In 2012, we got a Star Wars version of The Tempest, with Obi Wan Kenobi as Prospero, Princess Leia as Miranda, C3P0 as Ariel, and Jabba the Hutt as Caliban.
This year, it seems that they're performing a Harry Potter-ized Hamlet. Here's how they describe it, neatly meshing the themes of the two works: "When the Denmark Court meets the…Continue