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NAJEE’S NOTES: Philip Baily speaks at USC

I received an invitation to attend a talk and performance at USC Bovard Auditorium April 18 by Phillip Bailey, lead singer of Earth, Wind & Fire, to discuss music, mastery and philosophy.  I immediately accepted the invitation.  Over the course of my lifetime I’ve met a who’s who of world figures and have pictures with Read More...

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Supervisors to remove lead-based paint near Exide plant

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors voted April 17 to use $5.2 million from the Aliso Canyon gas leak settlement with Southern California Gas Co. to clean up lead-based paint in homes around the now-shuttered Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon. Supervisor Hilda Solis said families in Bell, Maywood, Commerce, Huntington Park, Los Read More...

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Garcetti pushes LAUSD parcel tax during State of the City speech

LINCOLN HEIGHTS — Mayor Eric Garcetti highlighted both his successful mediation of the recent teachers strike and support for a parcel tax measure on the June ballot to increase funding for local schools during his State of the City speech April 17 at Lincoln High School. The choice of the Lincoln Heights school as the Read More...

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Reconstruction of El Rancho High School begins

PICO RIVERA — The El Rancho Unified School District hosted a groundbreaking ceremony and celebration to mark the beginning of its transformative reconstruction of El Rancho High School April 11.  The groundbreaking was the result of years of preparation, research and community input in response to an identified and critical need for world-class learning environments Read More...

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Outer shell of Inglewood stadium project is complete

INGLEWOOD — A ceremony was held April 15 to celebrate the completion of the outer shell of the canopy that will cover the Inglewood Stadium, plaza, and entertainment venue at the Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park. The stadium, which will become the largest in the NFL, seating 70,240 regularly and being Read More...

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San Pedro News Pilot

Mary Star High Softball Repeats As Camino Real Champions

TORRANCE - This time... there was no blemishes. It was squeaky clean.

In 2018, Mary Star High softball captured their first Camino Real League championship in three years, but the Stars felt unsatisfied considering they were unable to go through the entire league slate undefeated. Only one loss in the twelve league contest. With Jesse Espinoza back in…

 

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MCLM Presents Double M Jazz Salon - The Underground Railroad led by JMD Sun., Nov. 4th 2PM ~

Posted by DojO- on November 4, 2018 at 5:52pm 1 Comment

postin' format compliments of Steven Isoardi, Author of The Dark Tree

Oops, they did it again!

Posted by Ted Wolfe on September 6, 2018 at 3:00pm 0 Comments



The women of Culver City Elks Lodge #1917 have done it again. They got together to spend a evening dining, painting a picture and bidding on items up for auction. All to benefit the Culver City High School Homeless Children.

There are nearly 200 teens attending Culver City High School who are homeless. On top of the usual angst high schoolers face, these children also worry about basic survival essentials; finding shelter, food, and a way of keeping clean. The Culver City United School District (CCUSD) is progressive in helping the families of teens caught in this situation and the Culver City Elks are determined to help them.

The Elks, led by Genny Santiesteban organized the fund raising and all the proceeds went to this cause. The ladies organized the event, publicized it and solicited the items to be raffled. Hot raffle items included a Rachel Ray Cookware set, a picnic basket filled with cutlery and snacks, and a ladies watch valued at over $1500 donated by…

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2nd Annual Westside Food & Wine Festival this weekend

Posted by Culver City Times on July 17, 2018 at 11:41am 0 Comments

Boasting gourmet noshes and sips from dozens of local restaurants, food vendors and wine and spirits brands, the 2nd Annual Westside Food & Wine Festival benefiting Culver Palms Meals on Wheels will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22, producer/organizer Todd Elliot announced today.  The 2018 Westside Food & Wine Festival will be held at West LA College, located at 9000 Overland Avenue in Culver City, with much of the outdoor festival situated on the covered roof of the college south parking structure featuring stunning views of Los Angeles.  Culver City Honda and Culver City Toyota will be showcasing and displaying their cars among many other great…
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Don't Miss ➡ "Trane Stories" A Tribute To: John Coltrane at MCLM • Sun., July 15th ♪ 12:30PM - 4:30PM [Student Accessibility ½ price] *update*

Posted by DojO- on July 12, 2018 at 12:25pm 6 Comments

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 Tribute To: John Coltrane  feat. - Dwight Trible - vocal / Dr. Teodross Avery - sax & *conversation*
 Mayme A.Clayton Library & Museum
     (Culver City, CA ---) On Sunday, July 15th at 2 p.m., The Mayme A. Clayton Library &
Museum, located at 4130 Overland Avenue in Culver City, will present another of the
late Mimi Melnick's Double M Jazz Salons. The much-anticipated concert will…
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Your Culver City Wetlands

Posted by Culver City Times on June 29, 2018 at 11:00am 0 Comments

The Ballona Creek Wetlands will be open to the public from 9 am to noon the first Saturday of every month. This is a drop in event, so please come down anytime that morning.



The Wetlands is at the Ballona Ecological Reserve, located in Playa del Rey, are normally off limits to people in order to preserve their specialness.

The entrance to the reserve is in the parking lot behind AlkaWater/Gordon’s Market, in the 300 block of Culver, 90293.

Enter through the gate in the northeast corner of the lot. For more information please contact Cindy Hardin at cindyhardin@laaudubon.org or 310-301-0050.…



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The best Wednesday is Third Wednesdays in Culver City

Posted by Culver City Times on June 18, 2018 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Taste Summer on Wednesday June 20th as Downtown Culver City kicks off Third Wednesdays with Spiked Lemonade!

Pick up a "passport" at any participating business and stroll the twinkle-lit streets enjoying spiked (or virgin) lemonade at all participating businesses, getting your passport stamped as you sample.

Enjoy swinging 60's jazz from Neptune Cocktail playing on the patio just outside Starbucks, and the folk/rock sounds of Rosendo playing by the Culver Hotel. Drop off your passport at the Kirk Douglas Theatre to win special prizes and, while you're there, enjoy refreshments, exclusive tours and spin the wheel to win free tickets. …

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Culver City Elks to award over $1,000 to local scholars

Posted by Ted Wolfe on April 21, 2018 at 7:18am 0 Comments

As part of the Elks national "Most Valuable Student" program, Culver City is awarding two first place prizes of $300 to Chandler D Beon and Isabel J Gilmour, two second place prizes of $200 to both Bartholomew Salv and Maya Luong and one third place prize of $100 to Jesus Pelayo.

Each year The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks sets aside the month of May to honor the most exemplary of our young men and women. Support and dedication to the welfare and future of this nation's youth is a long-held principle of the Order.

The 2018 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who…

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Toni Ferrara named Culver City's Elk of the Year

Posted by Ted Wolfe on March 27, 2018 at 4:33pm 0 Comments

Toni Ferrara was named Elk of the Year for 2017-2018 at an honorary dinner held Friday night, 3/23/2018.

This honor was given for her unflagging willingness to do whatver needed to be done and always doing it with a smile.

The Culver City Elks bestows scholarships to high school seniors and Toni was there helping grade the essays and rank the entrants.

When the Elks held their Mother's Day brunch, their Cinco De Mayo party, and their Halloween Party, Toni was there for the setup, serving and the break down as well.

The Culver City Elks threw a Christmas party for under-served kids in the area and Toni was amazing in the development and execution of an "arts and crafts" day that the kids thoroughly enjoyed.

The Elks had…

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MCLM to Present DARYNN DEAN and "The Jazz Collective" [NEWS RELEASE For: Immediate Release]

Posted by DojO- on March 22, 2018 at 6:25pm 0 Comments

Darynn Dean Double M Jazz Salon

MCLM The Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum
4130 Overland Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230
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February 28, 2018 CONTACT: Steve Isoardi
(626) 795-9583
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April 17 General Meeting and Program

From Barney Fife to Beats: Culver City’s 40 Acres Backlot From 1927-1976, the backlot known as 40 Acres played host to Tarzan, Superman, Rhett Butler, King Kong, Captain Kirk, Batman, and Gomer Pyle. It was roughly bordered by Higuera to the north, Lucerne to the west, and Ballona Creek and Jefferson to the south and […]

An Unexpected Culver History Lesson, Part 3

I could write thousands of words of what I learned about Harry Culver and his family on my two recent trips to Nebraska over the last eight months. It all came into focus when I learned that Harry moved to Omaha in 1908. He became the manager for real estate developer George P. Bemis. Harry […]

Winter 2019 Message

Happy New Year, Members and Friends! As we welcome in 2019, I would like to say that it has been my pleasure to be the Society’s President. My first year was busy and exciting. We discovered some wonderful items in the ARC, and some incredible items were donated to us this year. We closed the […]

Marking and Preserving History

When our Culver City Historical Society formed, we knew we all shared an interest in local history and we learned about many options available to preserve that rich history! Charles Lugo chaired our first Historic Sites Committee, and it offered a learning experience for me to work with my dad and our Society “madrina” (godmother), […]

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