LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

13-225x300Culver City’s annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony will take place this Thursday, September 11th, but not at City Hall as in years past. The solemn but brief (8 minutes) remembrance honoring fallen first responders and the 2,983 men, women and children who lost their lives in the attacks of the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Flight 93 in 2001, will take place simultaneously at three Culver City Fire Stations, beginning at 6:55 a.m. Members of the public are invited. Station 1 is at 9600 Culver Blvd., State 2, 11252 Washington Blvd., and Station 3 at 6030 Bristol Parkway. For more information on the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony or Culver City Fire Department, call (310) 253-5900.

Action Agape, a CommonUnity Ministry of Agape International Spiritual Center has a September Service Opportunity coming up this Saturday, September 13th from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Proyecto Jardin in Boyle Heights. Volunteers will be rebuilding a trellis that has wood rot and is about to crumble apart, removing the pillars and replacing them with new treated ones. Basic carpentry skills are a plus for volunteers. Proyecto Jardin’s envision s”Un Jardin Para Todos”, a garden for everyone in every community, from pots on windowsills to rooftop gardens, neighborhood orchards and urban farms. They are stewards of a vision for abundant public green spaces cared for collectively through everyday cultural, spiritual, and social interactions grounded in relationships of reciprocity that promote healing through inter-generational and cross-cultural understanding. If you are able to volunteer, please e-mail: [email protected]. Volunteeers must be 18 years or older – no children at the volunteer event, please.

This Tuesday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m., it’s once again Story Time at the Culver City Julian Dixon Library. Linwood E. Howe Principal Kim Indelicato will read a story, followed by a craft for the kids. The Library is located at 4975 Overland Avenue. Each Tuesday is a different story, read by a different person – and always a fun craft following.

Yes, Virginia, there are Republicans around! The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Republican Party’s 54th Assembly District takes place this Tuesday, September 9th at Lenny’s Deli in Westwood at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Lenny’s is located at 2379 Westwood Blvd.

Speaking of delis, it doesn’t seem possible there won’t be a Roll ‘n Rye in Culver City anymore, but owner Rita Zide is retiring, after only 51 years! More than just a deli, the Roll ‘n Rye was a meeting place for generations of families who enjoyed HUGE servings of delicious food. Want some consolation? It will remain a restaurant: Panera Bread will be the next tenant.

Westside Unity Church is busier than ever this month, themed “September – Changing Season.” A “Laws of Attraction” class, facilitated by Rev. James Daly (based on the book “Ask and It is Given” by Ester and Jerry Hicks) takes place on Mondays September 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 7:00 p.m. The Wednesday, September 10 Meditation is 6:30 – 6:45 p.m., followed by a Healing Service 7:00-8:00 p.m. On Thursday September 11 the Church will be open for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for prayer, followed by an Interfaith Prayer Service at 12 noon, and the Todd Hunter Trio will appear in concert on Saturday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m. Westside Unity is located at 10724 Barman Avenue. Regular Sunday services begin with Meditation at 9:45 a.m. and the service at 10:00 a.m. For more information on any of the above events please contact the church office at (310) 838-4761

Hard to believe the passing away of the ever-smiling, good-natured Dale Jones, former Culver City Chief Administrative Officer. Dale was truly one of a kind, and will be missed by his loving family and friends. Services for the popular Dale (most likely to be standing-room only!) will take place this coming Saturday, September 13 at 10:00 a.m. at the City Hall Courtyard. (See below)

Sara the Wine Bar, at its new location at 3946 Sepulveda Blvd., is certainly more than “just” (if there is such a thing) wine. Sara, the owner and creator, is originally from Italy. She moved to Los Angeles and worked at high end Italian restaurants in Beverly Hills and this is her latest creation. Sara wanted to create a warm, classy, yet not pretentious place to enjoy wine with friends and other interesting people, and she’s done it! She utilizes her mother’s Italian recipes to hand-make most of the items on the menu, all authentic.

This Wednesday, September 10th the Culver City Rotary Club’s program will be Stephen Fry, “Am I Too Loud? – My Career in Music.” Their meetings are held at the historic Culver Hotel, 12:15 p.m.

“The falling leaves…..” will only stoke the September birthday candles blazing for Paul Netzel, Kevan Newton, Bob Clarke, Scott Garland, Pat Dolce, Robert Ford, Elijah Asheghian,Patricia LaBarbera, Michelle Moreno, Jin Jin Mayberry, Rev. Jim Maines, Bette Gregory, Cherie Riban, Karen Ellingson, Tom Szujewski, Jim Snodgrass, Challis MacPherson, Bradley Glen, William New, Jennifer Riebli, Cynthia Headrick, Kim Spurkel, Brian Suzuki-Birbiglia, Tom Trinkkeller, Michael Calladine, Sophia Dupree,Todd Johnson, Sandra Mitchell, Bonnie Robinson, Amy Diamond, Bethany Gauvreau, Shela Jackson, Dawn Anderson, Debra Fischer, Mayra Murillo, Michael Tong, Chi Chi Tse, Mark Akita, Catherine Guentert, Michelle Renee, and David Thompson. 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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