Trump Can’t Defund Us, Can He?

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Thomas D. Elias
Thomas D. Elias

President Trump often threatens to withhold federal grants from California cities, universities and the state itself unless they accept policies he wants to pursue, from large-scale deportation of undocumented immigrants to bashing the heads of campus protestors. “California is in many ways out of control,” he said in a recent interview. Out of his control, he seemed to mean. Asked … Read More

Moms Give a Present

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Now there is a happy young student. Photo: CCUSD Office of Child Development
Now there is a happy young student. Photo: CCUSD Office of Child Development

The Moms Club of Culver City East recently made a donation of $500 cash and a slew of age-appropriate toys to the School District’s Office of Child Development. “We are lucky to have the support of so many people in the Culver City community,” said Claudia Arreola, director of the Office of Child Development. “These toys will make the children … Read More

Rushing an Election?

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Mr. Hunt
Mr. Hunt

Hews Media Group-Community News has exclusively learned that a former Central Basin Municipal Water District employee effectively has halted the election of three new director positions by filing an injunction against his former employer. Ron Beilke worked as Assistant to the General Manager until his release in 2014. Mr. Beilke subsequently filed a wrongful termination whistle-blower lawsuit against Central Basin. … Read More

Flap in Closing Vocational School

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South East vocational students
South East vocational students

Dateline Norwalk — At its latest South East Regional Occupational Program Governing Board meeting, the Board was to officially vote on removing administrative and certificated staff at the SEROP, the vocational school across from John Glenn High School in Norwalk. The move follows a vote last year by the Board to dissolve SEROP. The move will save the ABC Unified … Read More

The Law Comes First for Clarke

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ICE Raids

Second in a series. Re: “Why a Predicted Council Vote Went Awry” As the chief voice of the City Council, Mayor Jim Clarke is no ordinary politician who distractingly serves for 12 months in the rotating chair. Politics and the authentic welfare of his community penetrate as deeply in Mr. Clarke as his red blood. From the opening moments of … Read More

Theatre Training for Students

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Photo: Todd Johnson
Photo: Todd Johnson

Thousands of Culver City students have benefited from theatre arts programming offered through the School District’s Front and Center Theatre Collaborative, and the District showed off the unique collaboration with an extravaganza last Friday. For the school year, six art partners are providing nearly $200,000 worth of programming. 24th Street Theatre, The Actors’ Gang, Center Theatre Group, Story Pirates, We … Read More

Why a Predicted Council Vote Went Awry

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Brown Act

First in a series.  After nearly a half-century in politics, Mayor Jim Clarke usually reads tea leaves accurately. As of Monday morning, he had not expected his City Council colleagues to agendize the predictable request at Monday night’s meeting to place the label of Culver City as a sanctuary city on a near agenda. Hours later, the Council smoothly agreed … Read More

The Ban That Won’t Make Much Difference?

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styrofoam ban

Warming up to his critical point, former Mayor Steve Rose said this morning that “Culver City has been environmentally conscious for the last 25 years.” He served two terms on the City Council in the middle of that quarter century. A regular at Monday night meetings since being termed out, Mr. Rose winced as he witnessed an instant high drama … Read More

14 AVPA Members Honored

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AVPA

Students from Culver City High School’s Academy of Visual and Performing Arts recently attended the annual California Educational Theatre Assn. High School Theatre Festival. AVPA students had an opportunity to develop their skills by participating in three sessions of workshops led by professionals in the industry who  encouraged artistic growth for students and their teachers. Each year between October and … Read More

Shakily, Council Will Explore Sanctuary City

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Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

With more of a stutter step than a burst of enthusiasm, the City Council agreed last evening to place the proposed labeling of Culver City as a sanctuary city on its March 27 agenda. In other high-profile matters: Deftly, the Council temporarily handed off a complex of questions about the parameters governing growing of marijuana, use of it, sale of … Read More