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The Culver City School Board Election is November 3, and the electioneering is heating up. This week I received three endorsement letters, including one from Culver City School Board Vice President (and actual rocket scientist) Steve Levin.
As Levin points out, there are three candidates -- Scott McVarish, Anne Burke and Kelly Kent -- running for two open seats. My hope is that these unsolicited and, at times, very passionate letters will help you decide candidates deserve your vote.
If you have an opinion on the matter (and I know many of you do), please use the comments section below to share them with your fellow Culver City Times readers.
Here's Steve Levin's letter:
"Just a reminder about the…Continue
The paintings continue the artist's established practice of slathering thick, wide brushstrokes of single-color oil paint, usually homemade, onto flat panels covered with canvas...The brush strokes are all on an organic diagonal. Each is deliberate and pressed hard, so that ridges build up along the sides and peaks are often left at the ends, like cake frosting....Sometimes the angle of the stroke is steep and sometimes shallow, and no specific pattern in their placement emerges.
He sums up the experience by saying it's "like looking at a field of grass rippled by the wind yet…Continue
I'm not a 100 percent sure this mural -- on one of the new buildings across the street from the Culver City Metro Station -- is complete, but ... what do you think?
I think maybe my favorite view of it is the ripply one reflected in the windows across the street.…Continue
Two great all-acoustic bands with strong roots on the Westside will team up on October 29th to create the Big Bluegrass Bash, a celebration of Bluegrass, Americana and Roots music. Burning Heart Bluegrass and Sugar in the Gourd will serve up an evening of music that will range from simple folk tunes to foot stomping fiddle tunes, from Appalachian murder ballads to hard-driving Bluegrass. And as if that's not enough, well-known West Coast teacher, performer and recording artist, Fred Sokolow, will start the evening off with a half-hour "mini-tutorial," demonstrating the many styles of American…Continue
Mark your calendars for October 07 at 7PM at the Culver City Veterans memorial Building at 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230.…Continue
Great news! On September 16th, Culver CityBus joined Los Angeles County’s 26 public transit agencies at a press conference to announce that in a historic first, commuters can now use the same TAP card to pay the fare on buses or trains operated by any agency, creating the largest seamless transportation system in the country.
Los Angeles – The recipients of Antioch University Los Angeles’ (AULA) second annual alumni awards include a philanthropy strategist, an advocate for formerly incarcerated young people and the site director of an innovative learning center.
Amelia Williamson, ’05, will receive the President’s Award for Distinction in Professional Accomplishment; David Durand, ’12, will receive the Alumni Association Award for Exemplary Community Service or Activism; and Cindy Short, ’09, will receive the Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Service to the University.
At an awards luncheon on Saturday, October 17, 2015, AULA will recognize…Continue
Colors LGBTQ Youth Counseling Center, located at Antioch University in Culver City, provides free LGBTQ-affirmative counseling to youth under 25 and their families in the greater Los Angeles area. Since its launch in 2012, Colors has provided more than 3,700 free counseling sessions.
Passing by the sign for Antioch University on Slauson Ave. in the Fox Hills area of Culver City, you would be forgiven for thinking that it’s probably a University-of-Phoenix-esque, mail-order-degree kind of a place. In fact, Antioch University was founded in 1852 (!) by pioneering education reformer Horace Mann himself (!!) – and it is a joyfully progressive institution, genuinely devoted to social justice and community engagement. Antioch University also has campuses in Seattle; Santa Barbara,…Continue
Two Culver City Times members correctly identified that the (very new) sign stands just to the east of the Arco station at the corner of Washington Blvd and Sepulveda Blvd, across from Joxer Daly's. Congratulations to Luis Lopez for being the first to ring in. It's been a while since I posted one of these, but multiple-winner Luis…Continue
Feeling ugly and worthless from skin conditions that left her skin cracked, peeling and scarred, Katrina Schenfield, the founder of Culver City-based Katixon Skincare, dealt with it the only way she thought she could - by attempting suicide.
“I was exhausted,” says Schenfield. My skin was disgusting, and nothing the doctors were trying was working.”
Since those dark days, she has developed and sold skincare products that detox and beautify the skin using only natural ingredients. But her company’s website reveals not just Schenfield’s products but also her calling: to keep cancer patients’ skin strong and healthy during cancer treatment by giving them free…Continue