LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

GetAttachmentSeems like few local organizations steadily attract more members than The Culver City Rock & Mineral Club, to wit: Julia Chase, Hyo Davis, Franne Einberg, Mike Huwe, Damon Pressman, and Karyn Smith are the latest “rockhounds” to sign up and will undoubtedly be at next Monday night’s meeting (March 10), titled “Fish Fossils in Your Backyard.” Keith Krzywiec will present new fossil finds from sites in the L.A. basin, and many specimens from his own collection will be on display. General Meetings are held the second Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room in the Veterans Bldg., 4117 Overland Ave. Enter from the rear door. Guests are always welcome.
The Friends of the Culver City Youth Health Center sure know how to pique your curiosity! The group’s annual fundraiser this year is titled “Magical Mystical Marvelous Mayhem,” and is set for Saturday, March 15th at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Culver City. California State Senator Holly J. Mitchell, noted for her ongoing efforts in the field of health and services for children and families (plus her support of the Health Center) will be the honoree. Be sure to wear some green at this Saint Patrick’s Day-themed event – it begins at 5:30 p.m. with a silent auction, music will be provided by Ronnie Jayne, and there will be a no host bar, dinner, noted cabaret performer Ray Jessel, and a live auction. The cost of the event is $90.00 per person until March 8th, $100.00 at the door. For more information contact Sarah Carpenter at 310-837-3734 or Sue Mitchell at 310-559-5681. All proceeds from the event go to the Culver City Youth Health Center located on the campus of Culver City Middle and High School. The Health Center is operated by the Venice Family Clinic and provides free, quality health care for Culver City students. Among the services offered are physicals, immunizations, vision and hearing tests, care for ongoing illnesses and conditions, prescription medications, and mental health counseling provided by the Los Angeles Child Development Center. For more information go to the Friends’ website: www.friendsofccyouthhealthcenter.org.
This Friday, March 7, 2014 the Culver City Sister City Committee will honor marathoners from Kaizuka, Japan at a “good Olde Fashioned BBQ” at member “Mr. Culver City” Mike Cohen’s home from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Everyone’s invited to this friendly and always fun group’s event, even if you don’t know a word of Japanese – members really like to show visiting Sister City folks a good time. It’s a potluck, and your dish selection can be made with the help of Alice Impliazzo by calling (310) 642-7604 or email [email protected]. Don’t want to cook? Then join Sister City members and marathoners Hidekazu Matoba and Masako Okazaki from Kaizuka at the Committee’s Quarterly Membership Dinner, next Tuesday, March 11at the Courtyard by Marriott, 6333 Bristol Parkway. There will be a no-host bar at 6:00 p.m., delicious dinner at 7:00 p.m., followed by be live entertainment by the Nihon Buyo Culver City Classes. For this event, also reply (before March 6) to Alice Impliazzo at [email protected] or call (310) 642-7604. (No payments at the door nor walk-ins. They will add $2.50 to your total if paying by credit card. Chicken Marsala or Atlantic Salmon dinners include salad, rolls, and choice of desserts for $37.00 per person. Checks may be sent to the Culver City Sister City Committee, P.O. Box 1072 Culver City, CA 90232-1072.
Hold it: remember our announcement last week that this year’s Fireworks Show would be at West Los Angeles College? Well this week from the Culver City Exchange Club’s “Exchanger” newsletter editor Bob Montgomery comes this: “People from the school district have contacted us saying that the High School is still interested in hosting the Fireworks Show and should be able to give us a definite commitment within a week.” So don’t start looking for the best WLAC parking yet…more to come!
Scary, but smart! Last week the Culver City Unified School District conducted a massive drill, where a supposed major disaster hit schools throughout the Culver City Unified School District and some students were lost, hurt and even killed. Teachers and staff scrambled to coordinate rescue efforts, secure theirs and students’ safety and assemble emergency supplies. The drill included Culver City Fire Department and tested the readiness of both the city and the school district to respond to a major emergency, including triaging casualties and following search and rescue protocols. The drill was deemed a success from Superintendent David LaRose’s point of view, but he reinforced the need to make sure all supplies, e.g. batteries are current and not expired, and fine tune walkie-talkie communications. You can bet these have already been taken care of! Good job, CCUSD!
March winds indeed doth blow out the birthday candles on cakes for Andy Alexander, Diane Netzel, Brooke Mangum, Abbas Zawawi, Chris Golden, Grace Sato, Carol Hayes, Maggie Johnson, Alice Fu, Randolph Garcia, Kyle Girgis, Craig Macintyre, Krystle Crail, Philippe Marchal, Nelam Prasad, Barbara Brown, Lizbeth Cervantes, Elice Dawes, Ayren Dreyer, Sylvia Fernandez, Eric Gravning, Vanessa Martin, Florence Barak, Shirley Howatt, Takako Ishiguro, Kevin Lopez, Mark Day, Monika Ortiz, Sidney Sherman, Deborah Burns, Florence Peniasian, Elena Kerdmanee, Gabriel Caicedo,Vern Clark, Marilee France, Elizabeth Munguia, Juanita Salter, Rosalba Delgado, Marisela Gonzalez, Kymberly Johnson, and Myung Chul Kim. Would you like to have your – or a friend or family member’s – birthday mentioned here? Let us know at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to post it!

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