LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

Good vibrations! Your 6-16 year olds can learn to surf for the lowest price in town at he Culver-Palms Family YMCA – and YMCA membership is not required. The 2012 Surf Camp caters to both beginning and advanced surf students, but all students must pass a YMCA swim test. An experienced surf instructor will teach surfing
fundamentals, surfing etiquette, and surfing safety, and a YMCA lifeguard will be on the beach to help with supervision and instruction. Register now to secure a spot: Sessions run M-F July 9-13; July 16-20; July 23-27 and July 30-August 3. Kids are to be dropped off at Tower 42 at Dockweiler Beach 9-9:30 a.m. and picked up at 1:00 p.m. Cost per week is $205.00 for members, and $235.00 for non-members. For more information contact Lamondo Greer, Associate Director of Sports & Recreation at the Y, 4500 Sepulveda Blvd. Call him at (310) 390-3604 or email [email protected].

Speaking of surfing, “from golden to gray” pretty much describes the Surfers Unlimited, Culver City High School Class of ’63 alums who formed their own off-campus surfing club back in their high school days. Founding members Monte Hipple, Joe Palermo, Rick Dassance and Mark Leskovar met in Malibu recently for a first-time reunion in almost 50 years, coming from Ventura, Washington DC and Huntington Beach (some don’t ever get far
from the sand) to relive old times. Their photo was in the Spring 2012 issue of The
Centaur News, official newsletter of the CCHS Alumni Association. It’s a fun read,
and if you’d like to subscribe, go to www.cchsa.org.

Local Greg Potik has added a completely new feature at his Robek’s Juice location at
National & Barrington: “Pop’s Hot Dogs” – but not your average hot dog, by any means!
No preservatives, nitrates or fillers, and you can get all natural beef (no pork), turkey
or veggie dogs with mouth-watering toppings that include carmelized onions, cheeses,
avocado, custom pico de gallo and chipotle sauce, fresh cilantro, chili (beef or veggie
from Tub’s Fine Chili) and lots more. Their motto is “We take the L.A. out of our
dogs” (you’ll have to ask them what that means). Visit them at www.popshotdogs.com.

The Friends of the Culver City Youth Health Center will be presenting local artist
Francia Turner Fate in exhibition with pieces from her award-winning children’s books and “Journeys Through America,” a celebration of our country as seen through the window of a moving train. She’ll also be showing her art glass jewelry, one-of-a-kind pieces.
A long-time supporter of the Center, Francia has donated a piece of her fine art to their
annual fundraisers since 2002. Come admire the exhibit and enjoy tea and culinary delights – and for heaven’s sake buy something this coming Sunday, July 8 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
at 5502 Sawtelle Blvd. (Francia will donate 25% of her sales that day to the Friends.) Questions? Call Andy at (310)837-5012 or Diana at (310) 839-0862.

Are you a movie nut? Or do you have family or friends in town who are? They’ll
love the popular Twilight Tour of historic Sony Pictures Studios, now up and
running on Thursday evenings until October 25. It’s a two-hour tour beginning at
6:30 p.m., and since production schedules vary, you might really be surprised at
what’s shooting – right before your eyes! Admission for the tour is $35 per person
(children 12 and older, please). Daily tours (also $35.00) run Monday through Friday. Reservations are recommended. Please call 310.244.TOUR (8687) or online at

Kicking off July are birthday celebrants Linda Thieben, Karen Fowler, Hayden
O’Brien, William Sick, Kiri Swenson, David Olson, Joshua Rayner, Colin Tidwell,
Doris MacGregor, Dower Jai Gervais, Darlene Rogers, Janis Verna, Kendrick Batiste,
Danielle Behar, Ronya Goodloe, Diane Hernandez, Joann Krupin, Joyce Sandler,
Gino De La Torre, Zarina Ilyassova, Courtney Lamb, Lauri Sipos, Naomi Altbach,
Christopher Quinn, Jeff Stafsky, Connie Wood, Franna Diamond, Christian Naranjo,
Karine Newman, Carolyn Rodriguez, Margarita Varshavskaya, Prisca Gloor-Maung, Georgeann Martin, Katy McLaughlin, Elaine Richman, Christopher Van Dyk, Casey
Wisden, Marina De La Luz, Ana Maria Kowalski, Rosalie Maggio, Tanvir Shaikh,
Norma Alvarado, Shanece Canty, Danshan Huang, Hazel Kight, Joann Samuel, Carina Schroeder, Michael Berry, Ben Schwartz, Joseph Beachy, Shannon Gaulding,
Cottalango Leon, Fatima Mamsa-Shavers, and Alfred Reyes. Don’t forget: if you’d like
your or a friend’s birthday mentioned in LOCALmotion, email us at [email protected].


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