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Local school trustee set to retire in 2015

INGLEWOOD — In an unexpected move June 29, state trustee Don Brann announced he plans to retire from the Inglewood Unified School District, ending his attempt to return the district to solvency. The announcement was made at a special school board meeting. “I don’t plan to always be here,” Brann told those attending the meeting.…

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L.A. DIGEST: Fourth of July activities planned

SOUTH LOS ANGELES – The tradition of celebrating Independence Day dates back to the late 18th century, but the observance did not become a federal holiday until 1941. Since then, the holiday has become synonymous with waving the American flag, barbecues, fun in the sun and fireworks. Here is a list of some Fourth of…

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Jesse Jackson pushes diversity for tech companies

LOS ANGELES — The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. brought his campaign to bring more diversity to major technology companies here June 30, challenging Google to close the digital divide and to be more inclusive and diverse in it hiring practices, board leadership and in partnering with vendors. Jackson, the founder and president of the Chicago-based…

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CHEERS!

The Wave received two awards in the recent National Newspapers Publishers Association Merit Awards Competition. Contributing writer Jaivon Grant received the best news story award by an aspiring journalist for his article on Black Press Week last March. The Wave also received a second place award in the W.A. Scott Best Use of Photos contest…

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: East L.A. residents asked for input on civic issues

A meeting to obtain input from residents of the East Los Angeles community on transportation and other community issues is being planned July 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Boyle Heights Civic Center, 2130 E. First St. The Southern California Association of Governments is conducting the meeting as part of its sustainable communities…

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Culver City Bike Coalition

CCBC Planning Meeting

Join us Friday, June 19 for our (ir)regular planning session. Lots of stuff to discuss: River Ride We need volunteers to help out at the Local Chapter booth at this annual event. CicLAvia. This is going to be this Summer’s … Continue reading

Culver City Bike Counts: Volunteers Needed!

It’s that time of year again! The city of Culver City is conducting its annual bike count. This is our opportunity to find out how much progress we have made. The information gathered in the count is invaluable for pursuing … Continue reading

Echo Park Online

2015 Ocean Swim Series

This year, Southern California Aquatics (SCAQ) has expanded its 2015 Ocean Swim Series to include safe, high quality; affordable and fun swim options during the week as well as both morning and evening sessions. SCAQ is an adult swim club that also offers pool practices at nine…

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U.S. Coast Guard-Auxiliary Class

The U.S. Coast Guard-Auxiliary is set to begin a class on Sailing Skills and Seamanship on Aug. 14 in Long Beach at the police station, 5375 E. 2nd St. (corner of 2nd St. and Claremont).

The eight-week course will cover sailboat types, how a boat sails, basic sailboat maneuvering, rigging and boat handling, safety equipment, trailering, safety equipment, aids to navigation, auxiliary engines, weather, and the boat's radio, among other things.

Some insurance…

POLAHS Softball INF Savana Ramirez Signs With Yavapai College

Another signing day ceremony for San Pedro Prep Sports for a great 2014-2015 sports year occurred on Monday as recent graduate of Port Of Los Angeles High, softball infielder Savana Ramirez, signed a letter of intent to play at Yavapai College in…

 

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Bigfoot West in Culver City Gets Some Love from Westside Today

Posted by Scupine on June 24, 2015 at 3:59pm 0 Comments

WestsideToday.com recently profiled Bigfoot West in Culver City, calling out the bar's "fresh squeezed juices, in-house infusions, homemade shrubs, sherbets, jams, purees and seasonal ingredients from the Culver City Farmer’s Market."

The article quotes Vanessa Kemling, who oversees the bar’s cocktail program, as saying that the bar's most popular drinks are:

The Old Fashioned: Old Forester 86 Proof Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey, house-made simple syrup, angostura bitters, Luxardo cherry and a flamed orange zest;

The Prarie Collins: Prairie Handcrafted Organic Cucumber Vodka, house-made…

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Expo Line Extension from Culver City to Santa Monica on Target for Spring 2016 Opening

Posted by Scupine on June 29, 2015 at 6:00am 0 Comments

The 6.6-mile, $1.5 billion extension of the Expo Line from Culver City to Santa Monica reached another milestone on Monday, when for the first time a train ran to the Palms station under its own power.

Said to the Santa Monica Lookout, "This month, the authority began some preliminary testing of trains as far west as Centinela Boulevard -- between Military Avenue and Centinela -- but the tests so far have involved trains being pulled by other trains and not running on their own power as [was] the case at Monday's test."

The line is expected to be operational by Spring of 2016.

There will be seven stations between Culver City and Santa Monica: Palms, Westwood/Rancho Park, Exposition/Sepulveda, Exposition/Bundy, 26th Street/Bergamot, 17th Street/Santa Monica College…

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Turning Point School Achieves International Certification

Posted by Courtney Baker on June 29, 2015 at 11:15am 0 Comments

Turning Point School has achieved International Certification status, as recently conferred by the Council of International Schools (CIS). This achievement validates the school community’s provision of international education and demonstrable outcomes reflecting students’ growth as global citizens. Turning Point joins St. Timothy’s School in Maryland and the International School of Indiana as the only three schools in the United States to achieve International Certification.

CIS further recognizes Turning Point School for its many contributions to the educational…

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Music and Architecture Align with Jacaranda Music Series at Rachlin Partners

Posted by Dana Nichols on June 26, 2015 at 11:30am 0 Comments

On June 21, Culver City’s dignitaries and art patrons, including Culver City Councilmember Meghan Sahli-Wells, Culver City Cultural Affairs Commissioner Thomas Aujero Small, Deputy Director at the Broad Art Foundation Richard Cherry, and former President of the Los Angeles Arts Commission Merry Norris, attended the award-winning Jacaranda Music Series’ first performance of 2015. The contemporary architectural offices of Rachlin Partners provided a stunning backdrop for the classical sounds of the lauded string ensemble The Lyris Quartet. This exclusive event included an afternoon of wine pairings and craft cocktails with California inspired hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Noted architect Michael Rachlin presented a glimpse into the architectural beauty of his award-winning concert…

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Triathletes 'Lap Up' Organized Swim Workouts

Posted by Elizabeth Artley on June 24, 2015 at 3:24pm 0 Comments

Jason May and Melanie Webber, two local triathletes, have excelled in competition and both started out in the pool: the Culver City Plunge. 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 at Culver City’s beautiful pool.

Triathlon season is approaching! And they’re gearing up again.

Melanie Webber has competed in nine triathlons, but has no swimming background. She describes herself as a “complete amateur” in the water, but says that since she joined the adult swim club Southern California Aquatics (SCAQ) in 2008, her technique has improved.

“Being at the Plunge is an integral part of my training,” she said. “In fact, it’s the only way I’ve…

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Marina Del Rey Fisherman's Village to Headed Toward a Makeover

Posted by Scupine on June 16, 2015 at 6:00am 0 Comments

As someone who remembers what Fisherman's Village in Marina Del Rey looked like 40 years ago (pretty much exactly the way it does now, folks), I think its redevelopment is a mixed blessing. I can't really tell whether its current shabbiness is charming or depressing -- do I have to choose?

As the latest renderings from Studio One Eleven (a division of P+R Architects) show, the Village's current leaseholders Gold Coast Village LLC seem to want to transform it into a more upscale, Santa Monica Place-ish attraction. The new proposal (now in its early stages) would include a five-story hotel, high-end retail and restaurants, a food court with a rooftop beer garden, parking garage, and an environmental education…

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Save the Date: Culver City CicLAvia is August 9

Posted by Scupine on June 11, 2015 at 6:30am 0 Comments

It's official: on 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. Since it began in 2010, CicLAvia has quickly become Los Angeles County’s most popular public event, consistently attracting more than 100,000 participants. In 2013, Culver City’s Parcel B and Main Street served as a hub for CicLavia -- to wonderful effect

Culver City CicLAvia is a…

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Gallery Pick of the Week: The Spooky Photos of Cig Harvey & Paula McCartney at Kopeikin Gallery

Posted by Scupine on June 10, 2015 at 6:00am 0 Comments

“It is not the moon, I tell you.

It is these flowers

lighting the yard.”

In an essay accompanying Cig Harvey's latest show/book of photography, Vicki Goldberg quotes the above poem by Louise Gluck, as a way of describing the feeling of Harvey's works [like the image to the left, entitled Sadie & the Moon.] 

Goldberg continues: "Harvey's light sources are uncommonly elusive and unpredictable, even verging on the conundrum....At Cig Harvey’s bidding, light waltzes dashingly across the ordinary routes of day and night alike, while her loving and enterprising camera fills in the empty spaces on their dance cards."

See if you agree at Kopeikin Gallery, starting this Saturday, June 13. The opening…

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Sound Off About Mansionization and Fiber Optic Internet Service at Tonight's Culver City Council Meeting

Posted by Scupine on June 8, 2015 at 6:30am 0 Comments

The Culver City Council invites your input on two issues at tonight’s council meeting: the increasing development of large single-family homes in the city (“mansionization”) and a proposed municipal fiber network project. The meeting is tonight, June 8, at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers of Culver City Hall, 9770 Culver Blvd.

Mansionization

The city council has received complaints regarding "mansionization" in the city -- the practice of replacing an older, smaller home with a home that is much larger than those in the surrounding area and which, because of its size, changes the scale and character of a neighborhood. The council has directed staff to provide background information, analysis, and recommendations regarding potential regulations – and invites…

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Culver City Historical Society

The Story of Johnnie’s Pastrami

The Culver City Historical Society invites you to hear the story of Johnnie’s Pastrami on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at 7 p.m. in the Rotunda Room in the Veterans Memorial Building at 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Do you remember where you were in 1952? The favorite TV program was “The Jackie Gleason Show,” the […]

A Great Loss… Our Sol and Martha Sigall

Martha Sigall passed away in December 2014, preceded by her Sol. Martha Sigall, an energetic longtime Culver City resident began her career in animation in 1936 as an apprentice painter with Leon Schlesinger Productions, which was located at Warner Bros. on Sunset Boulevard. She took part in the development of characters like Daffy Duck, Bugs […]

Spring 2015 President’s Message

Dear Members, Happy Spring! Your Historical Society volunteers have been making great use of the “cold” months. Sharon Shore and Mo de Koff have completed the gargantuan task of digitally cataloguing the collection’s costumes. One of Harry Culver’s grandsons, Chris Wilde, was a guest speaker at our January 18 open Sunday. We had a great […]

The Sorrento Market Story and the Story of Albert Vera

Albert Vera, Jr. will tell the story of his father, Albert Vera, the founder of the Sorrento Market, at the general meeting of the Culver City Historical Society, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room in the Veterans Memorial Building at 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Albert Vera, an immigrant who […]

Rancho Park Online

Westwood Greenway…Open Space next to the Expo Line

If you go by the Expo Line construction in Rancho Park/West LA you’ll see test trains, new crossing gates, and lots of construction vehicles and workers between Overland Ave. and Westwood Blvd.  This wide swath of public land has been a staging area for the Phase 2 construction and is now a dumping ground for extra asphalt, unused catenary poles, and broken-down equipment.

However, a group of dedicated community members has been looking beyond the construction and envisioning the…

Another Angle on Our Drought

Californians keep hearing about the drought all over the news and lots of us have taken steps to address this dire situation but as we already know, there's still plenty of room for improvement.  

Wanted to share this fun infographic created by SERVIZ, an on-demand home services booking tool, because it addresses how certain cities in California are handling their water usage at the local level, plus has some home conservation tips that everyone should be implementing if they're not…

Overland Traffic Safety on NBC News

Last week an accident on the corner of Overland and Esther led to a car landing on its side on the sidewalk. Some residents feel Expo Line construction, specifically the the loss of a curbside parking lane along Overland may be partly responsible for the crash.

NBC 4 spoke to…

!!!Daisy has been found!!!

I want to thank the Rancho Park Community for their help. Special thanks to Rancho Park Online for featuring this post. 

I am thrilled to annunce that Daisy has been found and is now safe.  

Thanks again! :)…

Leimert Park Beat

Triathletes 'Lap Up' Organized Swim Workouts

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…

Metro Invites Students to Participate in Contest to Name and Create Art for New Crenshaw/LAX Tunnel Boring Machine


Metro is inviting students from kindergarten through 12th grade to participate in a naming and illustration contest for the new Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) that will dig twin tunnels to connect three underground stations of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project.

The contest is divided into two…

Come Meet the Urban Superhero @ The Watts Health Fair

Come out and meet the Urban Superhero DangerMan @ the Watts Health Fair on Saturday June 27th and

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