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‘Would you like a cannabis dispensary in your neighborhood?’

STREET BEAT Jamal Richmond North Carolina “If it’s black-owned. If it’s coming into our community, the money should go back into the community.” Jose A. Inglewood “Yes, I think so. I mean, the business is big right now. It’ll produce income for the community. … I think if the money is used well, it can Read More...

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Venice Family Clinic holds holiday party

LOS ANGELES — The holiday gift-giving season came early for some 1,200 children who are patients of Venice Family Clinic when the nonprofit community health center hosted its annual Children’s Holiday Movie Dec. 7 at Cinemark’s Century 18 and XD Theatre at HHLA (formerly the Promenade at Howard Hughes Center). The annual event raised funds Read More...

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Council committee backs ban on flavored tobacco

LOS ANGELES — A City Council committee advanced a proposal Dec. 5 to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, but it voted to make some exceptions. The City Council’s Health, Education, Arts, Parks and Neighborhoods Committee voted to advance the proposal to the full council unanimously. The City Council in Culver city approved a Read More...

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City’s cannabis licensing has some feeling left out

LOS ANGELES — The executive director and general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation addressed concerns and expressed her disappointment Dec. 5 regarding the department’s specified cannabis retail license process, which is subject to an upcoming audit. The Social Equity Program is open to people who are considered low-income and/or have a Read More...

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Pico Rivera reorganizes, installs new council member

PICO RIVERA — The City Council reorganized its leadership Dec.10 and also saw the first woman in eight years sworn in to serve as a council member.  Council members elected Gustavo Camacho to serve as mayor and Councilman Raul Elias to serve as vice mayor. This is the second time in three years that Camacho Read More...

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San Pedro News Pilot

Mary Star High Girls Basketball Gets The Jump On San Pedro

Talk about taking something by force.

From the pregame shoot-around all the way to the singing of the alma mater, it was a night to remember for Mary Star High girls basketball.

In the first crosstown meeting with in-city neighbor San Pedro since the 2001-2002 season, it was a Star-studded performance from the opening tip as Mary Star bolted to…

POLA Boys Soccer Shows True Grit & Battles San Pedro To 1-1 Draw

The maturation of Port Of Los Angeles High boys soccer continues to grow.

In the seventh all-time crosstown showdown with San Pedro, a year and a half removed from winning the 2018 CIF-Los Angeles City Section Division 4 championship, the Polar Bears finally rose to the challenge and took the fight right back to the host Pirates, battling to a 1-1 draw…

Mary Star High Softball Dynamic Duo Signs Their NLIs

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, the sensational duo of Mary Star High softball made their commits to NCAA Division 1 schools in California their new homes at the next level upon graduation in late May 2020.

The senior duo of pitcher Alessandra Samperio and shortstop Ashley Rico both signed their respective national letters of intent to stay close to…


Blog Posts

Pierre CHAMBERS Looking Back "Songs of My Childhood"

Posted by DojO- on December 12, 2019 at 7:34am 2 Comments

This will be a fun evening w/ Pierre Chambers son of legendary bassist of Miles & -trane, Paul Chambers & a great rhythm section -

Pierre Lawrence Chambers - Jazz Vocalist "Music Heritage" ~

Pierre Chambers was Born June 7, 1957 in Brooklyn New…


2019 Culver City Film Festival Events and Screenings

Posted by Culver City Film Festival on November 24, 2019 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

The Culver City Film Festival, now in its sixth year, is well known to filmmakers and filmgoers as a local event that promotes independent filmmaking around the world. Festival Director Jon Gursha and Festival Programmer Peter Greene expect this year to be a tremendous success with screenings of hundreds of films from around the world. “Film Festivals inspire people to make a point and show their talents through the art of filmmaking,” said Jon Gursha. The Cinemark 18 and XD, (HHLA) at The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center, will host this year’s event with film screenings beginning at 10 am on Friday, December 6th and will continue through Thursday, December 12th. “Filmgoers can anticipate a wide range and variety of interesting and original films,” said Peter Greene.

The Culver City Film Festival is pleased to announce that this year’s opening ceremony will take place at The Warehouse Restaurant in Marina del Rey on Thursday, December 5th at…


Yasmine McMorrin Draws Big Crowd for City Council Campaign Launch

Posted by James Klein on November 18, 2019 at 11:30am 0 Comments

94 supporters gather to hear candidate’s dynamic vision for Culver City

Dr. Kelly Kent was impressed by the waves of people surging into her house for Yasmine-Imani McMorrin’s campaign kick-off on Sunday, November 10th. The Culver City School Board President had hosted campaign launch events at her home before, but had never seen so many supporters attend, especially for a first-time candidate.

Some knew McMorrin well, but others were curious to see what all the excitement surrounding the candidate was about.

McMorrin did not disappoint.

The candidate energized the crowd with a stirring message about the importance of equity, responsibility, values, and engagement. She shared her passion for addressing critical issues of concern to Culver City residents, including…


Yasmine McMorrin Launches 2020 Campaign for Culver City Council at Free Event this Sunday, November 10th

Posted by James Klein on November 4, 2019 at 11:42pm 0 Comments

Attorney and equity advocate Yasmine-Imani McMorrin is kicking-off her campaign for City Council this Sunday, Nov. 10, from 4pm to 7pm, at the home of Dr. Kelly Kent, Culver City School Board President – 4204 Lafayette Place, Culver City 90232.

Meet the candidate and hear her vision for Culver City! Please RSVP to attend here:

McMorrin has already received prominent endorsements from Culver City Mayor and two-term Council Member Meghan Sahli-Wells, Culver City Council Member Alex Fisch, Dr. Kent, and a growing crowd of supporters across the city. Come see what all the excitement is about!

As the Associate Director of Student Support at USC Gould School of Law, McMorrin develops programming for students to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. After work, she…


reDiscover Center’s Annual Fundraiser Set for October 20

Posted by Amy Bauer on September 27, 2019 at 11:12am 0 Comments

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reDiscover Center’s Annual Fundraiser Set for October 20


LOS ANGELES, CA: reDiscover Center, LA’s largest hands-on kid makerspace, is celebrating their 15th year anniversary by hosting their annual fundraiser on Sunday, October 20, 4:00 – 7:00pm…


Multimedia Journalist Germany Kent Honored as first African American Woman to receive prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Online Independent Deadline Reporting

Posted by Press Star on July 8, 2019 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Germany Kent is an American print and television journalist, radio personality, author, and producer. Her 2018 coverage of the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California won the Sigma Delta Chi in Online Independent Deadline Reporting; Kent is the first African American woman to achieve this honor in this category from the Society of Professional Journalists.


Multifaceted journalist Germany Kent was chosen as one of 77 recipients nationwide to receive the preeminent Sigma Delta Chi Award for excellence in journalism


WASHINGTON – Germany Kent, a multimedia journalist and radio personality based out of Los Angeles, has been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists for her exceptional work with Online Reporting: Deadline Reporting (Independent). The veteran journalist was…



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Culver City Historical Society

The Evolution of Girls Basketball in Culver City Through a Player’s Eyes

When I was growing up, the mandatory school dress code for girls was dresses. It was hard to play sports in a dress and patent leather shoes on the playground blacktop. But where there was a will, there was a way. My friends, Marisa and Tami, and I would spend our recess watching the boys […]

Marking #14

As a founding member of our Culver City Historical Society, it is hard to express the depth of my great pride as we plan the marking of Historic Site #14, the Rollerdrome. The Rollerdrome opened in 1928 on land annexed to Culver City in 1924, first inhabited by Tongva Native Americans. It could accommodate more […]

Fall 2019 Message

Dear Members and Friends: My very best wishes to all of you as we approach fall and 2020!  We have had a great year!  As the Society continues to grow, we are involved with local and citywide events, requiring volunteers. Life is busy, and I know this firsthand. But for the Society to continue to […]

October 16 General Meeting and Program

The Animation History of MGM The MGM Cartoon Department brought the world Tom & Jerry, Droopy, Barney Bear and many more characters loved the world over. Legends of hand-drawn animation including Hanna and Barbara, Tex Avery, and Chuck Jones were responsible for hours of animated shorts, some of which were filmed in 3-strip Technicolor, some […]

Leimert Park Beat

Happy Labor Day!

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the…

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