Update: Culver City History in the Spotlight

To coincide with the opening of the Culver City Expo Light rail station, KCET has a piece covering the history of the city, but a local historian says there are some inaccuracies.

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

Click here to read the full KCET story on the history of Culver City.

Editor's note: Historian Julie Lugo Cerra has shared the corrections with KCET to be incorporated into their story.

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Cary Anderson June 07, 2012 at 11:37 PM
So... what are the errors? Could they be stated and the correct answers given in this article?
Kelly Hartog June 08, 2012 at 12:35 AM
We're working on it, Cary!
Kelly Hartog June 08, 2012 at 08:14 PM
The changes have been shared directly with KCET.


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