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Clarke Knows Exactly How He Wants to Celebrate City’s Centennial


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A week and a half ago at 10 o’clock on Election Night, moments after he had been swept back into office, City Councilman Jim Clarke, cheered by jubilant supporters at City Tavern, declared a strong second-term wish. “I want to be mayor the year of our (2017) centennial,” he said.read

One Task at West L.A. Not Likely Ever to be Completed


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Fourth in a series. On the day before West Los Angeles College’s major Open House program, third-year President Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh addressed the question of how close the community college is to reaching the desirable number of students to attain their degree. “Very interesting,” he said. “What is a desirable proportion?"read

Measure CC – LaRose Talks About How to Know What Needs Fixing


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Second in a series. A fascinating question infusing Measure CC on the June 3 ballot is whether the School District has lost momentum in its ceaseless bond issue campaign since last July 1, the infamous night former School Board member Karlo Silbiger abruptly, and almost singlehandedly, halted the first attempt to pass a bond.read

King’s Next Task – Figuring How to Cure Entrenched Voter Apathy


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Second in a series. It is a measure of Christopher Patrick King’s maturity as a blossoming civic leader that after finishing third in last week’s City Council election, he said his greatest disappointment was communal rather than personal.read

Pulled-Back Invitation – A New Blunder by Bumbling PCC Administrators?


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[Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the Pasadena City College Courier.] After being placed atop a Board of Trustees-approved short list of potential commencement speakers earlier this semester, Pasadena City College decided against selecting Oscar-winning screenwriter and PCC alumnus Dustin Lance Black because they feared sexually explicit photos of Mr. Black that surfaced on the internet in 2006 would tarnish the school’s reputation, according to administrative officials. Mr. Black was the first of eight potential candidates to make himself available as a speaker, but the Board of Trustees was made aware of ...read

Record Profit for Culver Booster Club on Casino Night


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The Culver City High School Booster Club Casino Night figures are in, and the event recorded the highest profit to date. At its inception, Casino Night was raising between $5,000 and $7,000 annually. In 2011, Casino Night first broke the ...read

LaRose and Reynolds Step Beyond the Debate Over the Cost of Measure CC


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A bare month and a half before the June 3 primary election that will decide Culver City’s $106 million school bond issue, Supt. Dave LaRose and Asst. Supt./Business Mike Reynolds sat down to explain to the community in detail for the first time the precise dimensions and intentions of their spending plans for the next dozen years. The cost of Measure CC has been heavily vetted for months. They wanted to talk about work plans and reasoning behind their priority list.read

Sebastian Salutes the AVPA’s Works of Art


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By Fred MacFarlane
State Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D-Culver City) today commended the students and faculty members of the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts program at Culver City High School for their dedication, instruction, skill and execution in the fields of music, theater, visual art, film and dance during the present school year.

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Just Like Magic at Woman’s Club Ice Cream Social


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By Jane Thomey
Celebrity magician Fantastic Fig and his cat, Newton will be the featured family entertainment at the Culver City Woman’s Club Ice Cream Social on Saturday afternoon, April 26.

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King’s Second Run for Council Should Be Less Complicated


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First in a seies

After spending fully three years researching, strategizing and fine-tuning his first run for the City Council, “working as hard as I could,” young Christopher Patrick King placed third, one out of the money, in last week’s election.

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