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CINCINNATI — A white police officer was indicted Wednesday on a charge of murder in the shooting death of unarmed black motorist Samuel DuBose. If convicted, University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing could go to prison for life, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said during a news conference. Deters played body camera footage of…
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah was indicted Wednesday on racketeering charges tied to a host of campaign finance schemes, according to the Department of Justice. The Philadelphia Democrat who was first elected to Congress in 1994 and serves on the influential House Appropriations Committee faces 29 charges, many stemming from his 2007 campaign for…
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BALTIMORE — Officials here knew protests could erupt the day of Freddie Gray’s funeral but were overwhelmed by the riots that followed. Those are some of the details found in 7,000 pages of government emails the city released Monday. The documents were turned over after a public records request by CNN. Violence engulfed Baltimore on…
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WALLER COUNTY, TEXAS — Authorities here released hours of jail video Tuesday in an effort to knock down the idea that Sandra Bland was dead before she was brought to jail. Bland, 28, was found dead in her cell three days after she was arrested for allegedly failing to use her turn signal on July…
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he could win a third term in office if he ran again but that he is barred by the Constitution. “I think if I ran again I could win. But I can’t!” Obama said. Obama’s quip came during a speech to the African Union here,…
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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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
The Program Serves More Than 80 Culver City Students
and Their Families Every Week!
Did you know that more than 39% of CCUSD students receive free or reduced price lunches at their schools every day? For many students, this vital resource includes free breakfast. In some circumstances, healthy, reliable meals on the weekends are not a guarantee.
Since 2013, the CCUSD Backpacks for Kids program has been serving students at all CCUSD school sites, serving more than 10,000 meals to students throughout the year.
The program will be collecting food at Pavilions Culver City (11030 Jefferson Boulevard) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26. To volunteer to help, please contact Leslie Gardner at email@example.com or (310) 963-5218.
The group will be collecting the following items,…Continue
This low-key tortas and taco spot is open late every night, which is a relief for Culver City residents who need a cheap bite after hours. The tortas aren't going to be better than something you can get at a top notch East LA spot, but the bread is fresh and the ingredients are high-quality. Oh, and everything's under $10.
You can read the whole article…Continue
Ok, this one is kind of crazy in a great way. If you're of a certain age (mine), you may well have fallen in love with a largely unheralded 1991 album by Matthew Sweet. The album is full of classic pop melodies (AllMusic cites "the Beatles, Big Star, Byrds, R.E.M., and Neil Young," and, uh, yeah) as well as soaring guitar leads from Sweet himself as well as guitar gods Robert Quine and Richard Lloyd. Here's a couple of YouTube links that will give you a flavor of what I'm talking about here: GIRLFRIEND and I'VE BEEN WAITING.
Now in an unlikely but very welcome twist, this great 24-year-old album has been transformed into a Rock…Continue
This event draws 7,000 athletes from more than 177 countries, and Griffith is one of 37 California athletes who will compete in the World Games.
"I'm excited to participate in the World Games because it's a challenge to compete and the opportunity of a lifetime," says Griffith, who started in gymnastics more than 10 years ago as a way to improve her balance. Over the years, her balance has improved along with her self-esteem.
While floor routine is her favorite event, Griffith will be participating in the full gymnastics event rotation at the John Wooden Center at UCLA on July 30th…Continue
There is no menu on-line yet, but according to Eater LA, patrons can expect, "[Chef Brian] Dunsmoor’s personal brand of cooking, which marries Southern tones with fresh local ingredients, and always packs a lot of flavor."
Los Angeles provides some details:
...the half duck...starts with a sweet tea brine and spends time in an old-school Texas smoker, and comes with barbecue pickles and rolls. “It’s somewhere between Peking duck service and a Southern-style barbecue,” the chef says. Only 12 of those are served a night.
The grill isn’t only reserved for meats.…
Westfield Culver City's Summertime Cinema series begins this Friday, July 10th, with a screening of The Lego Movie. The movie screenings continues every Friday until August 7th. The movies are free to the public and viewers will enjoy various special goodies at the event. Seating opens at 6 p.m., and the movies begin at 8 p.m.
July 10th: Lego Movie (Mega Block Competition with a chance to win a $50 gift card)
July 17th: Cinderella (Cinderella scheduled to appear)
July 24th: Big Hero 6 (Take your pic with a life-size cutout of Baymax & Hiro and post on Instagram to enter to win a $50 gift card)
July 31st: Jurassic Park (Will have a puppy petting zoo with puppies in dinosaur…
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…Continue
The Culver City Exchange Club’s 2015 fireworks show is being held at West Los Angeles College (at 9000 Overland Avenue) this July 4.
According to the website: "This year's show will be even longer, with fireworks firing from multiple locations." And great news: "The Firefall is back!" Personally I'm not sure what the Firefall is, but I do know i need to see it.
Gates open at 4:00 pm and fireworks begin at dusk.
Suggested donation: Walk-ins - $5 per person and $1 for children under age 6. Drive-Ins -- $5 per person in the vehicle to a maximum $20. Parking is limited so carpooling is encouraged. Show admission is included in the parking fee.
This suggested donation helps the Exchange Club fund local charities, support child abuse preventions efforts, financially support the Culver…Continue
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…