LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

feature1-3Don’t forget: Westside Unity Church offers weekly Wednesday evening services in addition to their regular 10:00 a.m. Sunday service. This Wednesday, February 25th, Rev. James Daly will conduct a meditation 6:30 p.m. followed by “The Twelve Powers of Man” class based on Charles Fillmore’s writings beginning at 7:00 p.m. Westside Unity is located at 10724 Barman Avenue, telephone (310) 838-4761 or email [email protected].

Lucky us! The Culver City Symphony Orchestra continues its 2014-15 Season with the concert “For Young Musicians,” set for this Saturday night, February 28, at 8:00 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, corner Overland and Culver. It’s being touted as the full symphony orchestra playing in “intimate Veterans Memorial Auditorium… for a big sound in a smallish space.” (Seems pretty big to us!) The program includes Mozart’s “The Magic Flute; Violin Concerto No. 2 by Wieniawski (Kevin Miura, Violin); excerpts from Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella Suite”; and Schumann’s “Symphony No. 2.” The concert is under the direction Conductor/Music Director-Frank Fetta. General admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for young folks 17 years and under. The box office opens at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are also available at www.culvercitysymphony.org.

Anybody here (hear?) have noise issues regarding LAX? If so, you’re invited to a public meeting titled “Overflights, Noise and Other Impacts of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Culver City” this Tuesday evening, February 24. The meeting will run from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and will be held in the Rotunda Room of the Veterans Memorial Building. The panel participating in the discussion is comprised of Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells, Councilmember Jim Clarke, and City Council-Appointed City Representative and Alternate to the FAA Noise Roundtable, June Lehrman and Stephen Murry, along with City staff members. (If you’re unable to attend and would like to submit your written comments, they must be in before 4:00 p.m. on February 24. Fax to the City Clerk at (310) 253-5830 or email [email protected] and let your voice be heard!

Congratulations go to the newly elected 2015 Executive Board of the Culver City Democratic Club: President – Sylvia Moore; First Vice President – Khin Khin Gyi; Second Vice President – Amy Cherness; Treasurer – Eric Fine; Membership -Diane Rosenberg; Correspondence Secretary – Stephen Murray; and Recording Secretary – Pat Levinson. The 2015 Installation Luncheon was held this past Sunday, Feb. 22 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Culver City. The featured guest speaker and Democratic Activist of the Year was Sandra Fluke, and Bill Wynn was named the Trudy Cherness Democrat of the Year.

But yes, Virginia, it looks like there are Republicans in our part of town: The Republican Party 54th Assembly District Central Committee, which covers Culver City, meets the second Tuesday of each month at Lenny’s Deli, 2379 Westwood Blvd. in West Los Angeles from 7:30 pm to 9:00 p.m. Guests are welcome. For further information contact: Amir Zendehnam (925) 451-0827 or call Lady Cage-Barile (323) 251-5682. You can also visit their website at www.cagop54.com

Promising to be even more glamorous than the Oscars is the Culver City Senior Center’s Golden Fashion Show, set for this Tuesday, February 24 at 1:00 p.m. at the Center, corner Overland Avenue and Culver Blvd. A themed “Celebrity Look-Alike” show will be presented by Rudy Carino’s dressmaking class, promising to be a fun and lively event.

Editor’s Note – If you have not yet read the LA Weekly article about movie extras, click here to get the scoop on Jozelle’s  favorite part time job. www.laweekly.com/news/some-hollywood-extras-suffer-but-others-are-rolling-in-it-5392316

It’s never too wintry for February birthday celebrants Brad Sick (especially since it’s summer in Sydney, Australia, where he’s working for a year), Muriel Rothenberg, Esther Ekmanian, Debbie Rich, Greg Goodyear, Cristina Gabor, Lucy Blake-Elahi, Larry Green, Elliott Heffler, Taylor Golonka, and David Eggers. 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!

Photo credit – Star Foreman

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