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Marriott Hosts Saturday Seminar for Legal Documents’ aides


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William Tanner, directing attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Orange County, will be among the expert speakers scheduled for the California Assn. of Legal Document Assistants’ Summer Seminar on Saturday at Culver City’s Courtyard by Marriott hotel. Mr. Tanner will be offering LDAs information on “How to Prepare Applications for Publication and Applications for Posting,” a requirement whenever a legal matter is filed with the court system.read

Does Ice Rink Merit Top Tier Historic Status?


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Second of two parts. Whether the languishing Culver City Ice Arena, dark to the world for 5½ months, attains a modest historic status may be determined at next Monday evening’s 7 o’clock City Council meeting. At stake is whether the 52-year-old rink, shut down temporarily (?) over legal and technical disputes, will be granted the status of Cultural Resource, a standing unlikely to affect any lives in Culver City aside from the nominee. That would be the advisory Cultural Affairs Commission. Nearly a week out from the Council meeting, no groundswell has been ...read

Latest on Millenium Project: Secret Drone Video by Opponents


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Opponents of the controversial Millennium Hollywood mega-project today released video footage that lifts the cloak of secrecy surrounding a deep exploratory trench the Millennium developer is digging on its property to determine if the site of its proposed $650 million twin-skyscraper project is crossed by an earthquake fault, as many scientists believe. The dramatic video, available through this YouTube link, was shot from a small drone. It graphically shows ...read

Rental Policy Won’t Be Unilaterally Changed, Says Mayor


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Fifth in a series. As perhaps the most aggressive advocate of collaboration on the City Council, Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells says that before any form of rent stabilization is imposed, elected leaders need to confer with residents. “No. 1, we need to discuss this thoroughly with the community,” she said, using the term workshops. “We need to make sure renters and property owners are at the table so we can figure this out together.”read

The Fading Tide May Be Changing Stouvenel’s Mind


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Without formally saying so, James Stouvenel, Palmdale activist for the disabled, especially over transportation fees, indicated this morning he is cooling on the notion of fighting City Hall in Culver City over this week’s unanimous vote not to charge blind passengers on city busses. The mountain – convincing a resolute City Council to flip its lopsided decision to maintain the no-fee policy – may be too tall, too exhausting for Mr. Stouvenel to attempt to scale.read

Schwab to Tell Stouvenel: It Is Council’s Decision


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Bad news for James Stouvenel, the Antelope Valley activist, who is hoping courts will overturn Culver City’s freshly reaffirmed free bus-riding policy for blind persons. His timetable may have been knocked sideways. After announcing that he would physically challenge the policy by boarding a Culver CityBus and not paying, the doubly disabled Mr. Stouvenel said he would not act before hearing from City Atty. Carol Schwab. Ms. Schwab has spoken.read

No Problems in a Village for 6 Months. Then They Killed Him.


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Third in a series

Dateline Torrance
– In yet another twist of the type of irony that often happens in wartime, 24-year-old U.S. Army Lt. Matt Ferrara and his platoon were dispatched to prevent a remote Afghanistan village with orders to prevent it from being overrun by insurgents.read

Accuser’s Gritty Determination Key in Blind Fare Case


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Despite cerebral palsy and a diagnosis of being developmentally disabled, James Stouvenel, a resident of distant Palmdale, is determined to have all members of his far-flung, statewide disabled community treated equally.

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Two-Week Application Period for Baldwin Hills Conservancy Board


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From Martin Cole
The application period today has opened for the City Council’s three nominees for one voting seat on the Baldwin Hills Conservancy’s Board of Directors.

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Collaborative Way to Reach Accord on Harnessing Rents


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Fourth in a series. If she is to convince a majority of colleagues that rulings by the Landlord Tenant Mediation Board should be binding, for the sake of rent stability, Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells said “meetings with the community are necessary. “We have to do it together. We have to work with all sides so that one group or another is not being penalized."read


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