There’s so much going on in Culver City! Here’s a snapshot of where I’ll be this week:
Monday through Friday > International Walk to school week. Linwood E. Howe Elementary kicked this week off starting Saturday Oct. 2 with a very successful & productive bike clinic and bike education day. We’re encouraging families to walk & bike to school all week for our health, our environment, our traffic and for the sense of community biking & walking create! The long-term goal is to make this week last all year. Organized by the Lin Howe Safe Routes To Schools committee, with participation from Bikerowave, Sustainable Streets, CCPD, Chubby’s Cruisers & Palms Cycle. – Many thanks to all who participated! See separate post for photos.
Monday, Oct. 4 > City Council/Redevelopment meeting (click here for agenda) to discuss the future of Parcel B (empty lot across the street from Trader Joe’s). Community space? Art space? Retail space? Office space? What do you envision for the heart of the Heart of Screenland? How will we define ourselves as a city as the Metro arrives? 7pm
Wednesday, Oct. 6 > Linwood E. Howe principal Amy Anderson leads school families and Culver City Council Members, the Chiefs of Fire & Police, School Superintendent, new City Manager and more on a walk from City Hall to school. 8am-8:30am
Thurs. Oct. 7 > Advisory Committee on Redevelopment (ACOR) meeting to be held at the Sr. Center. On the agenda, Tilden Terrace (a.k.a. Pleasantview) affordable housing development project will be presented. (To access agenda, click here, then chose Advisory Committee on Redevelopment.) 7pm
Sat. Oct. 9 > Ballona Creek Renaissance Planting Day #3 at the Creekside Native Plant Learning Garden
Next to the Ballona Creek bike path on the Culver City Middle/High School Campus
4601 Elenda St. CCHS/CCMS students are especially encouraged to participate, but all are welcome–students, parents, and community members! This is a fun and healthy way to learn, restore, and earn service credits!
Part of the emerging Ballona Greenway, project is funded by a grant from the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation. Led by Ballona Creek Renaissance, the project is endorsed by CCUSD and the CA Native Plant Society. In addition adding more plants, we’ll also be doing garden care/repair tasks, mulching, and possibly some erosion control and irrigation system alterations. In addition to learning hands-on and getting healthy exercise, the benefits include creating a more sustainable garden that helps restore a bit of the Ballona Creek ecosystem for both the community and environment. Please RSVP by email – Jim Lamm <firstname.lastname@example.org> – or via our event page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/jim.lamm) to help match the volunteers with the work to be done. 1:30-4:30pm
Sun. 10/10/10 > “Global Work Party” initiated by Bill McKibben – 350.org
Imagine Culver City without plastic bags… Should we? Could we? How would we make it work? The California State Senate recently voted against banning single-use plastic bags in California (SB1998). Yet the problem of plastic bag pollution remains. Transition Culver City offers this Community Think Tank focusing on the challenges plastic bags pose in our city.
The 10/10/10 Global Work Party is happening all around the world. Come join in Culver City’s contribution! Convert your pesky plastic bags into performance art! Let’s build a chain out of plastic bags, and see how far it will go—maybe all the way around City Hall?
This event includes:
• A lively discussion forum for thinking collectively about local solutions for our pollution, waste, oil dependency and ailing watershed
• A children’s activity parallel to the discussion
• Creating a temporary art installation together out of plastic bags!
Bring TEN used single-use grocery bags to add on to our plastic chain, and we’ll give you one cloth grocery bag FREE! (First come, first served), 2 pm – 3:30 pm