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Archive for April 23rd, 2012

New Council Seated in Chambers – Mayor Weissman Returned

New Council Seated in Chambers – Mayor Weissman Returned

The council chambers were packed, and the biggest order of business on April 23 was the seating of the new council, after honoring and applauding the old. Then, as tradition demanded, it was time to rotate the mayor. While the newly-elected Jim Clarke and Meghan Sahli-Wells filled the empty seats, the lack of a sitting Vice-Mayor gave a brief pause in the election of Andy Weissman to another [...]

Nat’l School Scrabble gets Culver City W-I-N-N-E-R

Nat’l School Scrabble gets Culver City W-I-N-N-E-R

El Marino fourth-grader Cooper Komatsu and his eighth-grade partner, Lily Haines from Indiana, finished seventh in the nation in the 2012 National School Scrabble Championship held last weekend in Orlando, Florida. The pair notched a 5-2 record with a +645 point differential in their seven games. The tournament featured the best young Scrabble players in grades 4-8 from throughout the [...]

Council PTA Applauds Volunteers with “The Heart of Screenland”

Council PTA Applauds Volunteers with “The Heart of Screenland”

While some folks may give their time and their efforts just for the benefit of the students, there can be no better incentive to join the PTA than the annual volunteer awards dinner. It was, as the title of a film not spoofed at the event, An Affair to Remember. After drinks, (donated by Joxer Daly's and poured by Mayor O'Leary himself) and dinner at Culver Events, the evening of awards was a [...]

Dear Editor – Tonight at City Hall

Dear Editor – Tonight at City Hall

Tonight at City Hall, I will welcome fellow Councilmembers Weissman and O'Leary back to the Council to begin their new terms. it has been a pleasure serving with both of them during the past two years. Their knowledge and experience has assisted me greatly during my first two years. I am excited to also welcome our two new Councilmembers, Meghan Sahli-Wells and Jim Clarke. I look forward to the [...]

Artworks! Farragut Fundraiser Celebrated Creativity

Artworks! Farragut Fundraiser Celebrated Creativity

Artworks! Community Arts Day kicked off the Artworks! event series last Saturday, April 14, at the Farragut Elementary Campus. Community Arts Day gave parents and the community an opportunity to see the artwork on display that was created by the 500+ Farragut students over the school year. Over 700 families and community members attended the free workshops and performances that went on throughout [...]

“Heart of Darkness” @ Actors Gang – Only 8 Perfs!

“Heart of Darkness” @ Actors Gang – Only 8 Perfs!

Joseph Conrad's revolutionary novella, "Heart of Darkness"  will be at the Actors' Gang for a special run of only eight performances, so get your tickets now. Adapted by Brian Finney into a one-man show and directed by Keythe Farley, this epic story shows us how thin the veneer of civilization can be. The basis for the movie "Apocalypse Now," Conrad's words open up into a world view that must be [...]

LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

Ole! Coming up soon -- Saturday, May 5th, to be exact -- Grace Lutheran Church will be hosting a Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser Dinner/Dance in the Parish Hall, with a promise of an “…elegant and fun Mexican theme, soft lights and beautiful music.” The cost for couples is $25.00 and singles, $12.50. Tickets are available at the church office, located at 4427 Overland Avenue, or call (310) [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

The British musical group “Zinta & The Zoots” recently gave a most unusual concert at Canterbury College, England. Joining the band for the live performance was an enigmatic musical contributor, whose part was originated some 11,000 years earlier—the supernova remnant Cassiopeia “A.” Thanks to radio astronomer Jan van Muijlwijk and his team of astronomers and amateur radio buffs, [...]