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LOS ANGELES — The mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Tamir Rice will join the mothers of other slain black men here May 30 at the Westin Hotel to attend a forum designed to develop a national strategy to mitigate police violence in urban communities across America. The Black Mothers Standing in the Gap…
MONTEREY PARK — Matthew Castro’s line drive single scored Brandon Oroxon and lifted Lincoln High School to a 2-1, walk-off victory over Northern League rival Wilson in eight innings May 19 in a first-round City Section Division II playoff game at East Los Angeles College. The win puts the top-seeded Tigers (12-6) in a quarterfinal…
Three area CIF Southern Section baseball teams were eliminated from the playoffs May 19 before they really got started. Culver City lost to Palos Verdes 2-1 and Cathedral lost to St. Joseph, 3-1 in Division 3 wild card games. Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary fell to Southlands Christian, 7-5 in a Division 5 wild card game…
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Officially beginning the countdown to the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles, the Special Olympics Flame of Hope was lit May 14 during a torch-lighting ceremony in Greece. The torch was lit at Pnyx, near the Acropolis in Athens. Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 President/CEO Patrick McClenahan was among the dignitaries on hand…
The CIF Southern Section softball playoffs begin May 21 and 22 with several area teams making their way to postseason. In Division 3, California High travels to Cerritos, St. Paul hosts Don Lugo, Warren hosts Kaiser and Norwalk travels to Sherman Oaks Notre Dame May 21. Santa Fe and Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary had to…
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Lewis Carter, 77, (right) and Jerome Smith, 71, (left) discovered a passion that boosted their health.
State University of New York says swimmers have lower heart rates compared to those of non-swimmers. Swimming was also found to be a viable workout for people in cardiac…
It was a crucial moment in a hotly-contested contest as Mary Star High softball looked to seal up an outright Camino Real League championship…
For the second time in three years, the Stars wrapped up the Camino Real League…
Working with the City of Culver City and the Culver City Police Department, Culver City Unified School District is implementing new traffic patterns on Elenda Street in front of the Culver City High School and Middle School complex.
“We know pick-up and drop-off times in this area can be busy and chaotic,” said Superintendent Dave LaRose. “Our primary concern is student safety, and we believe the new traffic patterns will encourage drivers and pedestrians to co-exist more safely. We encourage parents and others driving through the area during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up times to pay special attention to the new patterns.”
Effective immediately, drivers heading south on both Garfield and Franklin can only turn right when reaching Elenda. Parents wishing to drop off their students on the west side of Elenda or in the Farragut/CCMS parking lot must enter the area at Braddock or any street north of Braddock.
On Wednesday, May…Continue
LA Confidential has posted an conversation between Chloe Tran, the mastermind behind downtown Culver City's East Borough restaurant, and Kimmy Tang, the entrepreneur behind 9021Pho.
Here's what Tran has to say about what sets Vietnamese food apart from other Asian cuisines:
A lot of times, you’ll find that Southeast Asian foods like Malaysian or Thai get cooked down a lot, and the vegetables lose their essence. With Vietnamese food, the freshness and fresh produce make it very unique.
On what she would consider to be her signature dish:
Our pho baguette, a banh mi…
Red Hen Press partners with Boston Court Performing Arts Center, a venue dedicated to presenting works that are creative, bold, and daring. It strives to challenge the audiences of Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley with diverse programs in an intimate setting.
This year, our authors include:
Lory Bedikian’s The Book of Lamenting was awarded the 2010 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry. Bedikian received her BA from UCLA with an emphasis in Creative Writing, Poetry where she was twice nominated for the Ina Coolbrith Memorial Prize in Poetry. She teaches poetry workshops in Los Angeles.
William Archila is the author of The Art of Exile (Bilingual Review Press, 2009), which won an International Latino Book Award in 2010 and was honored with an…Continue
On Saturday May 2nd, the legendary Sony Pictures Studio was transformed into a festival of merrymaking to support Culver City at Culver City Education Foundation's annual gala in its 17th year, Tribute to the Stars 2015. The dazzling event brought together the local community and city leaders to honor Culver City Unified School District (CCUSD) community members, employees and volunteers of the year in Culver City. The lively event included an awards ceremony, a delicious variety of cuisines from some of Culver City's best restaurants, entertainment, dancing, fundraising through a live auction,…Continue
Four master storytellers examine life’s many twists and turns, from the mundane to absurd. Ron Carlson’s The Blue Box, a collection of flash fiction, uses small space to tell big stories whose themes run the gamut from finding love to finding lake monsters. In Kids in the Wind, Brad Wethern tells delightful tales of childhood in a small seaside town, of the magic and madness found in the minds of the young. Ellen Meeropol’s On Hurricane Island confronts the hot-button issue of personal freedom in her wild tale of a math professor kidnapped by federal agents. In How to Carry Bigfoot Home, Chris Tarry tells thrilling tales to lay bare what makes us truly human.
Ron Carlson is the author of five story…Continue
The Poetry Society of America (PSA) and Red Hen Press present an evening of powerful, multicultural art—both visual and aural—at Santa Monica’s internationally renowned ROSEGALLERY. Binational poets William Archila, Amy Uyematsu, and Fady Joudah explore culture, ethnicity and often fractured identity in the American melting pot and beyond. With poet and PSA Programs Director Charif Shanahan as moderator.
William Archila is the author of The Art of Exile (Bilingual Review Press, 2009), which won an International Latino Book Award in 2010 and was honored with an Emerging Writer Fellowship Award by The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD.
Amy Uyematsu is a third-generation Japanese-American poet and teacher from Los Angeles. Her most recent collection is…Continue
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 locations, including Culver City Municipal Plunge. Ocean swimming is great workout for triathletes, surfers, and lap swimmers who'd like to look at something other than the black line at the bottom of the pool! But first, please make sure you can swim 1000 yards in 20 minutes. These workouts are not for beginners! Also, fill out the free workout form online at:
Longtime Culver City resident and chair of Culver City’s Finance Advisory Committee, Göran Eriksson has announced that he will run for one of the three seats available on the 2016 Culver City Council ballot.
Eriksson has a long track record as a successful businessman and community activist, so while his announcement comes earlier than usual, he said planning ahead and being prepared is part of his nature.
“I have created a campaign committee and am laying the groundwork now for what I know will be a campaign that has a great deal of support,” said Eriksson, who added that he will not begin major campaign efforts until after the CCUSD Board of Education election occurs in November.
To date, his campaign has already received endorsements from…Continue
The 12th Annual "Cruisin' Back to the 50s" Culver City Car Show is this Saturday, May 9th, from 9 am to 3 pm. As in the past, downtown Culver City will be shut down to display more than 400 classic cars and hot rods from all across California. The event is always a huge success - attracting car enthusiasts from across the city and beyond. Vendors and musical performances are scheduled throughout the day
George Barris -- car customizer and creator of the Batmobile, the Munsters' Koach, the Beverly Hillbillies' jalopy and many more vehicles from the movies and television -- will be there with some of his great creations. The Culver City Car Show is produced by the Culver City Exchange Club and sponsored by the City of Culver City.…Continue