Archive for June 3rd, 2010
The last time I saw Albert Vera was this past Friday when I went in to Sorrento to buy cannolis and bread for a dinner party. I was also looking for some Progresso caponata, an eggplant appetizer. Albert was there, as he often was, and told me that Progresso had discontinued the product, but he had brought some things back from New York ("I grew up on Progresso!" I had wailed). Seeing that I [...]
Dear Editor, I want to wish the residents of East Culver City good-luck this Saturday, June 5th. The 5th Annual Art Walk Culver City will be held from Noon to 8 p.m. along Washington Blvd. Good-luck finding parking in your neighborhood. As you have observed for the last 4 years the Art Walk will impact your neighborhood. Some of you may have been paying the City for Preferential Parking [...]
Don't t miss this one! More amazing talent than you can even legally fit under one roof, the AVPA students that have delighted us all year will be one their way to college, so see them now! Celebrating the 2009-2010 year, the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts' (AVPA) Java Gala II will bring you a night of exciting entertainment honoring the many community partnerships that help support the [...]
Starting on Monday June 7, CCMS Eighth Graders will be display their readiness for high school by staging mock-interviews in front of volunteers from the faculty and extended community of advocates. (Extended community- That's you.) This process is designed to highlight student achievement in middle school and to help our children articulate goals for high school and beyond. If middle school [...]
Original art and handmade crafts will be for sale at the Culver City Senior Center, at 4095 Overland Ave. on Friday June 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Photography, greeting cards, ceramics, jewelry, clothing and other crafts will be available at affordable prices. All items are crafted by local Culver City artists. Admission is free, and free parking is available across the street.
Things have changed a lot since 1961, while I was sleeping. Some, like traffic, air travel and parking, for the worse. Many for the better -- women's rights, civil rights, tools, and TED. We'll talk about human rights and tools another time, maybe even at the same time, but today, we'll talk about TED. In a nutshell, TED is an annual gathering of the world's smartest people, devoted to [...]
Funeral services for Albert Vera, will be conducted on Tuesday, June 8, 9:30 a.m. at St. Augustine Church, 3850 Jasmine Ave., interment to following directly after at Holy Cross Cemetery, 5835 W. Slauson Ave.
In a letter to the Culver City School Board Members dated June 2, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Myrna Rivera Coté formally tendered her resignation. She wrote "This letter is being sent to inform you that I have accepted the position of Superintendent of Schools for the El Rancho Unified School District. I am requesting that the effective date of my resignation be June 30, 2010. I am [...]