LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

It’s a very moving ceremony, one we’ve attended in the past and will attend again this week: our own 9/11 Remembrance, wherein the City of Culver City honors those lost in the attack on the World Trade Center September 11, 2001. Members of both the Culver City Fire and Police Departments will participate in the Memorial, which takes place in the City Hall Courtyard, 9770 Culver Blvd. Members of the public are invited to attend, but seating is reserved only for those present who lost a loved one on September 11th. Parking is available at City Hall on parking level one. Safety personnel will assemble at 6:15 a.m., and at 6:59 a.m. (the time of the South Tower collapse), a bell will be rung. One minute of complete silence begins at 7:00 a.m., and at 7:15 a.m. the ceremony is completed. For more information contact Captain Bill Heins at (310) 253-6840.

In addition to its regular Sunday services, Westside Unity Church offers a weekly Wednesday Meditation and Metaphysical Bible Class: This Wednesday, September 11 you can attend Meditation 6:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., and the Metaphysical Bible Class from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., both facilitated by Rev. James Daly. This Thursday, September 12 is the “World Day of Prayer,” and the church will be open for prayer from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (there will be a Prayer Service from 12 noon – 1:00 p.m., also facilitated by Rev. Daly.) Westside Unity is located at 10724 Barman Avenue, just off Overland.

Why not cap off next weekend at Hinano’s, located straight down Washington Blvd. until you (almost!) hit the beach — “U.S. 99,” a local trio playing blues and rock ‘n roll (featuring ‘Big Harmonica Bob’) will be playing from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., and it’s always a good time – the popcorn is free and the hamburgers are epic! The street address is 15 Washington Blvd.

The Culver City Education Foundation warmly welcomes everyone back to school, and no wonder! CCEF gets excited when they can see the fruits of their year-round labors to provide enriching programs, equipment and opportunities for all of CCUSD students. Thanks to CCEF’s work last year, there are new musical instruments in the schools (including recorders for all 3rd graders), several new computers, plus new kitchen equipment for high school culinary arts classes. CCEF’s fundraising has made it possible to continue District-wide Math Clubs, the 2nd and 3rd grade music program, academic support through AVID, Successmaker and Odyssey software, not to mention Academic Coaches for Athletes. In all, CCEF raised a whopping $336,000 in just the past year, and invite everyone to help this coming year by supporting the annual CCEF All For One fundraising campaign right now – visit [email protected] to see what you can do!

Congratulations to the Culver City Senior Center’s September “Senior of the Month” – Annie Pazol. Annie has been volunteering at the Center since 1990, piling up over 6,000 volunteer hours that include working on the Nutrition Board, Board of Directors, serving lunches at parties, the Summer BBQs, and every Wednesday and Friday in the Lunch Room. She’s one of the RSVP Singers group who entertains folks in assisted living and nursing homes every week, and you’re sure to see her at every special event, dance, or party where she’s busy helping to serve refreshments, collect fees, and/or greet you in her friendly, cheerful way. Congratulations, Annie! We’re tired just writing about all you do!!

Coming up right away (this Monday night, September 9) is the general meeting of the Culver City Rock & Mineral Club. The program will be “Precious Metals 101 and More”, presented by Daniel Ballard, an expert in precious metals. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. and includes refreshments. It’s held in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Veterans’ Memorial Building (enter via the rear door) and guests are always welcome. This is one of the fastest-growing organizations in Our Town: latest folks to join include Annette Landreau, Peter Baram, Tanya Lane, Misty Lord, Pearl Hsiung, Alexander Shaham, Jody Baram, Cody Lyman, Martin McDonald and John Peluso. For more information on this busy group visit www.culvrcityrocks.org.

HOT-HOT- HOT Birthday wishes go out this week to Paul Netzel, Pat Dolce, Robert Ford, Sophia Dupree, Todd Johnson, Kyoung Ja Kim, Sandra Mitchell, Christina Randhawa, Bethany Gauvreau, Dawn Anderson, Debra Fischer, Michael Tong, Mark Akita, Destaw Alemayehu, Jasmine Ingram, Micky Obradovic, David Thompson , Alan Wendell, Tasha Kelley, and Edward Park. . If you’d like to have your (or a friend, neighbor or family member’s) birthday noted here, send the info to [email protected] and we’ll post it!


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