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El Marino, Farragut, Make “Distinguished Schools” List, Chamber of Commerce’s New Home and Pavilions Charity Campaign

Also, a local student makes Biola University’s Dean’s list and City Tavern gears up for Easter. Here are five things you should know for Tues. April 3.

1. and were two of 387 California public elementary schools named in the 2012 California Distinguished Schools list for their innovative education programs that encourage students to learn and help close the achievement gap. "The schools we are recognizing today demonstrate the incredible commitment of California's teachers, administrators, and school employees to provide a world-class education to every student, in spite of the financial hardships facing our state and our schools," State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said in a statement. "Their dedication is inspiring, and I applaud and admire their passion and persistence." The complete list of schools can be found at: 2012 Distinguished Elementary Schools - California Distinguished Schools Program.

2. The Culver City Chamber of Commerce officially opened its doors at its new premises on April 2. The offices are now located at , Suite #1260 under Target and around the corner from BestBuy. The Chamber will maintain the same telephone numbers, email address and website. Only the mailing address has changed: Culver City Chamber of Commerce, 6000 Sepulveda Blvd. #1260, Culver City, 90230-6425.

3. Join the Culver City store at 11030 Jefferson Blvd. as it raises money during April for services provided by Easter Seals to local residents with disabilities. Throughout the month-long charity campaign customers will be given the option at every checkout counter of making a contribution to Easter Seals Disability Services. Donations help Easter Seals provide job training and employment opportunities, pre-school and after-school services, independent living options that keep people in their own homes instead of institutions, and services that help adults learn daily living and social skills that most of us take for granted.  For more information, visit www.SouthernCal.EasterSeals.com

4. Culver City resident Camila Matus was one of 1,371 students who were named to Biola University's Fall 2011 Dean's List for academic excellence. Biola students are placed on the Dean's List to honor those with a grade point average of 3.6 or higher while enrolled in twelve of more credit units and whose cumulative grade point average is at least a 3.2. This past fall, 33 percent of Biola students achieved this academic goal. Biola's grade point average requirement for the Dean's List is one of the highest among Southern California Christian universities. With the highest enrollment in Biola's history of 6,250 students, the school offers 145 academic programs in six schools and degrees ranging from B.A. to Ph.D. For more information, visit www.biola.edu.

5. is putting a little devil in your Easter eggs starting this Friday. Here’s a list of what’s on offer:  

Deviled Egg Sampler - $8; $11 with beer taster

  • Available Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7
  • Select from curried cauliflower, white asparagus and caper berries
  •  Devil’s Canyon Bier Brut taster

DIY Deviled Egg Bar - $5 for 4 eggs; $8 for 6 eggs

  • Available Easter Sunday, April 8
  • Variety of toppings to choose from
  • Suggested taster pairing with Devil’s Canyon Bier Brut

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