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Archived Posts

Job’s Daughters to Celebrate 90 Years

Job’s Daughters to Celebrate 90 Years

The Culver City Job's Daughters are excited to be celebrating their 90th birthday with a party! Bethel no. 2, Culver City was founded in 1924, was the very first chapter of the organization opened in Southern California, and has been in Culver City for 90 years! The party will be held on Saturday, December 20th, at 2:30pm at Culver City- Foshay Masonic Lodge, located at 9635 Venice Blvd in [...]

Ruth’s Truths – Ruth Morris

Ruth’s Truths – Ruth Morris

For my 56th birthday, I stayed home. It was an amazing stay-cation; I'd traveled so far and wide over these past five years that Los Angeles began to look exotic. My attended events were woven into the warp and weft of the city; the mayor even put in appearances at two of them. All I wanted on my birthday was to participate in CicLAvia. Each route being a little different, this one began on [...]

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Looking Up – Bob Eklund

Did Mars ever have life? Does it still? A meteorite from Mars has reignited the old debate. An international team that includes scientists from Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland) has published a paper in the scientific journal Meteoritics and Planetary Sciences, showing that Martian life is more probable than previously thought. “So far, there is no other theory that we find [...]

‘Backpacks’ Program Food Drive @ Pavilions Dec. 13 & 14

‘Backpacks’ Program Food Drive @ Pavilions Dec. 13 & 14

The CCUSD Backpacks for Kids Program will hold a food drive from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on December 13 and 14 at the Pavilions supermarket at 11030 Jefferson Boulevard. The store is setting up a display with needed food items, and the program will have collection tables outside the store. Organizers are also soliciting gift cards for groceries as well as for Subway or other fast food chains to give to [...]

PRCS Lights The Tower with Class Demos – John Heyl

PRCS Lights The Tower with Class Demos – John Heyl

Culver City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Division Shotokan Karate class members joined dee-Lightful Productions and Ms. Caroline's Ballet & Tap students in the 2014 Tower Lighting Recital at Veterans Memorial Auditorium following the Tower Lighting ceremony. Shotokan Karate class members have participated in the annual event since 1997. Demonstration was under the direction of [...]

Yo, Jethro! Shelly Blaisdell

Yo, Jethro! Shelly Blaisdell

​Dear Jethro We are getting ready for the big talent show. It’s gonna be awesome. People are gonna freak when they see us eat a leaf while holding a shoulder stand and twerking upside down. Our choreography is totally on point. We’ve been practicing every day for months. But there’s this one girl in our group who is a total diva, just because she has two extra back legs. She insists on [...]

Feng Shui Transitions – Janet Mitsui Brown

Feng Shui Transitions – Janet Mitsui Brown

Hello Joy of Feng Shui friends, The last month of 2014 is finally here, and I’m sure you are filled with thoughts of celebration, gift giving, and cheer. Or not. Life isn’t a fairy tale – and the reality is we all have our yin and yang years. So whatever it is, just go with it, because it can change in a moment. This year has been full of transitions for me… and I am finally putting [...]

‘Tis the Season for Song: AVPA Music to Present Festive Winter Concert, Dec. 12

‘Tis the Season for Song: AVPA Music to Present Festive Winter Concert, Dec. 12

The AVPA Music Department at Culver City High School will present a musical celebration of the season in a festive winter concert, this Friday Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.. Among the highlights: The String Ensemble will be joined by a wind section to perform Tchaikovsky’s Agitato and Allegro in E minor – a work the Russian composer wrote as a student for a composition class. The Concert Band and [...]

Just a Thought – Council To Discuss How to Discuss Affordable Housing

Just a Thought – Council To Discuss How to Discuss Affordable Housing

Action Item 4-A for the the City Council's meeting tonight on Monday Dec. 8, 2014 reads like a line from a comedy sketch -     "Discussion on the Process and Format to Facilitate A Community Dialogue on Rental Housing Shortage and Rental Rates." So, if you are interested in having a discussion on affordable housing, tonight is important, but according to the agenda seemingly not yet the [...]

Tired of Racism & Violence? Deb Thorne Offers to Facilitate the Conversation

Tired of Racism & Violence? Deb Thorne Offers to Facilitate the Conversation

In 1995 I led a workshop entitled, "When Black Women Get Tired!" In the workshop we talked about black women being the mothers of society; how we had raised other people's children; how we raised our children in less than optimal circumstances; how we survived and thrived in spite of the obstacles we faced. Because When Black Women Get Tired, really tired, things happen! Almost twenty years [...]

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