KCET’s Social Focus section recently produced a piece entitled Culver City: From Barley Fields to the Heart of Screenland.
The in-depth article by Nathan Masters opens with the following sentence:
When the Expo Line's Culver City station opens June 20, history will come full circle. Founded at the junction of three streetcar lines, the Westside community of Culver City has been without passenger rail service since 1953.
The piece is also accompanied by some wonderful old photos of Culver City, from a variety of sources including the Los Angeles Public Library and the USC libraries' LA as Subject.
Local Culver City historian Julie Lugo Cerra told Patch she was surprised and delighted to see KCET’s coverage of the history of Culver City, but said she wished LA as Subject had approached the Culver City Historical Society, because there were some inaccuracies in the piece.
“The Culver City Historical Society participates in the [LA as Subject] Archive Fair,” Lugo Cerra said. “I just wished they would have checked in [with us] so some of the errors could have been avoided."
Lugo Cerra also noted that Metro officials recently used the Culver City Historical Society's resources. Metro is putting together some historical information to accompany the
Editor's note: Historian Julie Lugo Cerra has shared the corrections with KCET to be incorporated into their story.