When a Ban Only Seems to Work

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Last autumn Culver City was agog over the coming ban on polystyrene usage by restaurants in deference to the environmental harm caused by Styrofoam remnants in nearby waters and walkways. Hardly a word has been mentioned lately. The headlines have gone to pot and to sanctuary city status, which will be determined at Monday evening’s City Council meeting. Meanwhile, the … Read More

Standing up for Immigrants

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King Fahad mosque
King Fahad mosque

Yesterday marked a Day of Immigration Action by the Conference of Mayors in Culver City and around the country. The day was intended to demonstrate support for immigrants in communities across the country and to reiterate the mayors’ call for comprehensive immigration reform. This past week, Police Chief Scott Bixby led a community discussion on immigrant rights and police protection … Read More

Cloud Over Water Board G.M.

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Mr. Hunt
Mr. Hunt

A Hews Media Group-Community News investigation has found that Central Basin Municipal Water District General Manager Kevin Hunt was named in a 2006 civil complaint, accused of scheming with convicted felon Albert T. (Big Al) Robles in illegally altering a contract. The goal: So Mr. Hunt’s company, Psomas Engineering, could win a lucrative $2.3 million project from the city of South … Read More

Standing up for Israel

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas is seen on a TV screen while speaking during a meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Feb. 27, in Geneva. (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)
Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas is seen on a TV screen while speaking during a meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Feb. 27, in Geneva. (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)

Dateline New York — The U.S. this morning issued a strongly worded statement accusing a United Nations body of longstanding bias against Israel. Amid threats from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to withdraw entirely from the United Nations Human Rights Council, the State Dept. announced it would boycott the Council’s entire discussion today about alleged human rights abuses committed by … Read More

Culver Students Who Count – and Can Count

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Fourth- and fifth-grade Mathletes from five Culver City elementary schools. Photo, Lois Frand
Fourth- and fifth-grade Mathletes from five Culver City elementary schools. Photo, Lois Frand

The School District’s fourth- and fifth-grade Math Olympians – or Mathletes – excelled last Saturday at Lin Howe Elementary during the 10th annual Los Angeles Countywide Fourth- and Fifth-Grade Math Olympiads Tournament. Six school teams from the District, with five students on each, were among the 185 Mathletes who participated in academically challenging individual and team events. In the individual … Read More

Garcetti Is Spelled F-a-i-l-u-r-e

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Mayor Garcetti
Mayor Garcetti

@ The Guss Report — The primary qualifications for electoral longevity in the city of Los Angeles are identity politics and incumbency. Not crime fighting, traffic reduction, budget surpluses, better sidewalks or killing of fewer shelter animals, none of which has been achieved or improved upon by Mayor Eric Garcetti. He failed to permanently return the L.A. Rams to their … Read More

2 More Quiet Nights

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Good news for Culver City residents, especially those bothered by after-dark air traffic. Following last night’s shutdown, LAX will temporarily deviate from Over-Ocean Operations two more times this week – tonight and tomorrow night, from midnight to 6:30 a.m. The reason: Closure of south outboard runway 25L/7R for runway maintenance. The FAA normally transitions LAX air traffic flow to Over-Ocean … Read More

Bill Would Grant Teachers Big Tax Break

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By Tom Chorneau In an effort reduce the growing teacher shortage and improve retention rates, a bill pending before Sacramento lawmakers would exclude certified classroom instructors from paying state income taxes after five years of service. The proposal, which could cost close to $610 million annually, would also provide a tax credit to cover teaching training costs, including tuition for … Read More

Recall of Two Is Sought

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Dateline Montebello — It looks as if the dysfunction at Montebello Unified School District is finally coming to a head. Hews Media Group-Community News has obtained two Notices of Intention to Circulate a Recall Petition filed to recall Montebello Board member Ben Cardenas and Board President Lani Cupchoy. It is the first step in the recall process. The next step is … Read More

At $50,000, Casino Night Is Smashing

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While final numbers aren’t yet available, the Culver City High School Boosters’ 10th annual Casino Night was a rousing success. More than 500 attendees dined on food donated by Red’s Flavor Table, Sorrento Italian Market, Victor Jr.’s, Honey Kettle, CAVA, Chick-Fil-A, Pieology, I Luv Sushi, El Abajeno, Kay ‘n Dave’s, and Campos Tacos. They drank beverages donated by Firestone Walker, … Read More