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Culver City High School Unveils the School Library of the Future

Posted by Geoff Maleman on January 31, 2017 at 10:07am 0 Comments

Gone are the days of dusty shelves, rarely opened books and lots of shushing. Today’s school library is focused on collaboration, technology and a new way of encouraging students to explore ideas that stretches way beyond anything the traditional library could accommodate. 

 

Earlier this month, Culver City High School unveiled its new Digital Library Media Center. Filled with the latest technology and informal collaborative spaces, the center sets the vision for the future of all Culver City classrooms and learning spaces: modular furniture, state-of-the-art audio/visual tools, a collaborative design and writable spaces. Funded by the voter-approved Measure CC bond, the new Digital Library Media Center, includes the following upgrades:

 

  • 5 Mobile Media:Scapes
  • 5 Samsung UHDTV…
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Celebrate the Largest Concentration of Public School Theatre Arts Programming in the L.A. Region at CCUSD’s Front and Center Theatre Collaborative Extravaganza

Posted by Geoff Maleman on January 30, 2017 at 2:17pm 0 Comments

All Ages Invited to Free Event on Friday, February 10th at Veterans Memorial Complex

 

Fourth grade teacher Shonda O’Neal from Farragut Elementary in Culver City Unified School District shared, “Several weeks into our new school year a new student joined our classroom. Her family has had challenges that have impacted her confidence and self-concept. It has been a goal of mine to highlight her contributions in class, put her in leadership roles and send a message to her that she is important in our classroom family and her voice, ideas, thoughts......matter. When her writing piece was selected and performed (by Story Pirates) she could not believe it. The joy was overwhelming. We all celebrated her and she truly received our pride in her work. She was proud of herself. Thank you. We all needed it.”

 

This is one of dozens of stories of how…

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KPCC invites you to share your story

Posted by Miyuki Miyagi on January 17, 2017 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

We’re working on something exciting at KPCC (89.3FM), but we can’t do it without you. 

So, we are inviting you to share a story about you or your community, whatever that means to you and in whatever form works best for you - whether that's music, dance, visual art, spoken word or another medium. From there, we’ll produce a series of live events featuring performances by real people from around Los Angeles, sharing your stories as a way to connect with one another and celebrate our diverse community.

Have a story worth sharing or know others who might?

Submit here and share: …

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Lots of Openings in the Culver City Art District this Saturday, January 7

Posted by Scupine on January 5, 2017 at 5:00am 0 Comments

This Saturday, the 7th of January, is gearing up to be a big night at the Culver City Art District. I've already received show opening announcements for the Kopeikin Gallery, Luis De Jesus, and Blum & Poe. And if I know these galleries, that means there are going to be plenty more.

A new show by Ardeshir Tabrizi, called "Observations in Linear Time," is opening at Kopeikin. The image above is from that show, which, according to the gallery's website,"explores the passage of time through a photographic study and accompanied by a site-specific sound installation."

Blum & Poe is presenting a show by artist Sam Durant called "Build Therefore Your Own World."

The openings generally run from 6ish to 8ish, and are always free and a lot of fun. See you…

Santa Claus is Coming To Your Culver City Neighborhood

Posted by Scupine on December 1, 2016 at 4:30am 0 Comments

Kris Kringle is once again spending most of December in Culver City. Thanks to the Culver City Police Officer’s Association, Santa Claus gets a police escort with sirens and flashing lights through the streets. He then waits on a corner to take a picture with children and adults.

 It's classic Culver City hospitality. The CCPOA's  Santa Sleigh 2016 Tour starts December 11. Be good!

Thursday - December 1st: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Downtown Plaza – Tree Lighting Ceremony

Sunday - December 11th: 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Studio Estates and Tellefson Park

Residential Streets in the area bounded…

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Culver City High School Senior Earns Women in Entertainment Scholarship from LMU

Posted by Geoff Maleman on December 9, 2016 at 6:04pm 0 Comments

Culver City High School senior Laura Bourne was one of three girls in The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program surprised by Loyola Marymount University with the LMU/Women in Entertainment scholarship, a full-ride, four-year scholarship to attend the university. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and award-winning actress Emma Stone presented the scholarships at The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Breakfast, held December 7 at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.

Bourne, who will be majoring in film at LMU’s top-ranked School of Film and Television, and two other seniors from City Honors College Preparatory Academy and John F. Kennedy High School, will join the LMU Freshman class of 2021 next fall.

The highly competitive Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program,…

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Swimming With Heart

Posted by Elizabeth Artley on November 17, 2016 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

                         After suffering a heart attack six years ago, Jerome Smith’s heart only pumps at 34 percent of a healthy one. But that hasn’t kept the 73-year-old from blasting away at SCAQ Masters swim workouts. And now he plans to compete in his first swim meet in 15 years.

 

            Smith said he is looking forward to completing a goal, as well as the experience of swimming against himself and the clock.

 

            After his 2009 heart attack in Bikram Yoga, Smith went three minutes without a pulse. But one week later he was back in the water.

 

            And his healthy lifestyle will go far in keeping him out of the ambulance; a Mayo Clinic study showed that only by moving at your…

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VENICE ARTS FREE YOUTH MEDIA WORKSHOPS - SPRING 2017

Posted by Erica Rodriguez on November 22, 2016 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Since 1993, Venice Arts has reached thousands of youth through our award-winning Art Mentoring Program Free to low-income families, more than 400 youth participate each year at our center in Venice or at an ArtPartner site in other areas of Los Angeles. A low student-to-artist ratio assures educational excellence and visual, digital, and media literacy: all key to future success.

Our programs include photography, filmmaking, and multimedia plus comics, animation, and writing that reach youth ages 6 to 18, while Art Discovery offers children ages 6 to 9 a hands-on, multi-disciplinary visual art curriculum. An Advanced Studies Track provides 1:1 mentoring, internships, portfolio development, help with college applications, and more. Advanced students are also given opportunities to work on special projects with other organizations and groups or to assist Venice Arts' on client print, video, or special projects. 

 

Our Spring session workshops begin on January 14,…

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Yamashiro Hollywood Offers Unique Dining Experience

Posted by Pete Allman on November 10, 2016 at 6:59pm 0 Comments

Los Angeles is quite the place for a diverse selection of cuisine. It is becoming as popular as New York and Chicago. One of the iconic places that rises to world acclaim to dine is Yamashiro Hollywood.

It has a history of over 100 years and has catered to politicians, Hollywood stars, Royalty; and tourist from around the globe. Recently, the Glover family sold Yamashiro to the Sugar Factory Group, where they brought in some of the most talented people in the hospitality business.

On a Tuesday, I had the pleasure of inviting Clement von Frankckenstein, the actor who played the senator opposite George Clooney in “Hail Caesar.”

The British actor was greeted by Nicole Galati, the marketing and event sales manager and Executive Chef, Christophe Bonnegrace., who is quite the embracing chef recommended by his peers and nominated by them through Best Chefs America. His creativity and preparation of cuisine is most assuredly the finest I have yet to see. We…

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Heidi Duckler Brings Dance--and Snow--to Culver City

Posted by Scupine on November 16, 2016 at 6:30am 0 Comments

This Saturday, December 10, 2016, at 7:00 pm, a performance from Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will bring a new site-specific dance piece, live music and projections … and snow … to Culver City’s Helms Bakery District. The piece, entitled Snowed Under, marks the opening of Helms Bakery’s brand new, fully automated parking garage, and "illustrates the meeting of old and new technologies."



Tickets are available HERE. They're $25 -- or $20 for Culver City residents. Snowed Under is made possible in part by a Culver City Performing Arts Grant with support from Sony Pictures…

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