Tiggs Advocates Commercial Cannabis Ban

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Mr.Tiggs

[Editor’s Note: Mr. Tiggs, whose campaign for a City Council seat opens Sunday at 2 o’clock at 4378 Jasmine Ave., sent the following message to the Council ahead of last Monday’s meeting to approve new retail marijuana operations.] Due to work unexpectedly taking me out of town, I am unable to be present this evening. In my 25-plus years as … Read More

Santa’s Sleigh 6 Days Away

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Santa’s response to Uber

With the dawn of December, the Santa Sleigh Tour – by the Culver City Police Officers Assn, — was announced today. Next Thursday, the occasion of the tree lighting in Town Plaza, The Culver Hotel, is Opening Night for the Sleigh Tour. Thursday, Dec. 7, 6 to 8 p.m., Downtown Plaza – Tree Lighting Ceremony Monday, Dec. 11, 5 to … Read More

Put Cannabis Retail in Shopping Centers, Says Lachoff

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Mr. Lachoff

[Editor’s Note: The former chair of the Chamber of Commerce addressed the City Council on Monday evening on looming perils with the arrival of legalized retail marijuana sales in Culver City.] Two weeks ago you extended the public comment period for 120 days for the Inglewood Oil Field, after years of consideration. The Oil Field folks should hire HdL and the cannabis … Read More

Clarke Sees ??? in Culver City’s Cannabis Future

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Mr. Clarke’s chair was empty at Monday’s City Council meeting. He is due home today from Italy.

At the dawn of the blanketedly mysterious cannabis era, Culver City is not likely to become a magnet, a destination or a cash cow for shoppers, in Jim Clarke’s view. “Everybody wants a piece of the pie,” said the City Councilman who has been traveling in Italy. “By the time it gets down to us, not much will be left. … Read More

And Now, a Word (or a Million) from Meghan

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When Mayor Jeff Cooper polled his City Council colleagues for comments at the outset of Monday’s meeting, Meghan Sahli-Wells’s turn came, and you held onto your seat with both hands. And anyone else’s. Out of respect for her husband, she asked members to adjourn in memory of the 300-plus Egyptian Muslims massacred (by rival Muslims) over the weekend. Playing to … Read More

Bell Rings Sunday for Tiggs

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Marcus G. Tiggs, a Culver City resident for 20 years and candidate in April’s City Council race, will kick off his campaign with a party/barbeque on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The event will be at the home of Mike Cohen, 4378 Jasmine Ave. The community is invited to stop by. For 15 years Mr. Tiggs has served the community … Read More

George Zermeno, 94

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Melissa and Christopher, with their parents, George and Catherine Zermeno

George Zermeno, 94, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, following a brief illness. His funeral service will be next Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 12 noon, at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City. It will be followed by a “Celebration of Life” luncheon in his honor at Petrelli’s Steak House, Culver City Mr. Zermeno leaves his wife of 73 years, Catherine (Mascaro) Zermeno, his … Read More

O’Leary Says He Stood up When Needed

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Mr. O'Leary, right, with Richard Ochoa, former Civil Service Commission member

Re “Mehaul Is Back Because He Misses Politics” Getting more than a six-month jump on June’s primary election for the state Board of Equalization, Mehaul O’Leary said he is returning to politics “because I have missed being the thorn most. “I mean that in a good way,” said the termed-out two-term former City Councilman. “I know that I was sometimes … Read More

Toy Drive Is Under Way

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The Fire Dept. will be collecting new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for underserved children and teens living in and around Culver City through the Spark of Love Toy Drive. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 25 at all three fire stations. Station 1 : 9600 Culver Blvd. Station 2 : 11252 Washington Blvd. Station 3 : 6030 Bristol Pkwy. … Read More

A Commission for Retirement Security Is Needed

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L.A. Watchdog –Why are L.A. City Councilmembers Paul Krekorian, the Chair of the Budget & Finance Committee, and Paul Koretz, the Chair of the Personnel Committee, and Mayor Eric Garcetti unwilling to be transparent about the City’s pension crisis that contributes to its never ending Structural Deficit and is crowding out basic services to Angelenos?   Our friends who occupy City … Read More