LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

9266711996_f97910b4b1_bShe’s got a doctorate in Culver City History, so Julie Lugo Cerra is super-qualified to lead the upcoming “Walk With a Doc,” right? This Saturday, September 19 WWAD members have been invited to tour The Culver Studios, and Julie (accompanied by Dr. Jeffrey Penso and Dr. Sarah Carpenter) will provide backstage insights into the history of this famed complex. Group warmups will begin at 8:45 a.m. and the tour/walk at 9:00 a.m. The group is limited to 50 walkers, (no dogs this time, please) so RSVP early to [email protected]. Participants should enter Gate #2 off Ince Boulevard.
Culver City Rotary Club members will enjoy a doubleheader at this Wednesday’s meeting, when they’ll have two programs in one: Ingo Werk will provide information on a million dollar grant with Manhattan Beach, and Bette Hall will present ways to work with youth and the Rotary Interact program. Rotarians meet for lunch at The Culver Hotel, 9400 Culver Blvd. every Wednesday, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
The Culver City Sister City Committee (CCSCC) is presenting its Annual Membership Quarterly Meeting in the Park celebrating the accomplishments of its Youth Programs, and the party’s this Saturday, September 19 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Lindberg Park. El Pollo Loco will be providing lunch and beverages, and there will be a contest for the dessert/fruit display that best references one of our Sister Cities. Participants are encouraged to “be creative,” and we just hope someone will be taking pictures! The cost is $10.00 per person, $5.00 for youth 16 and younger (no charge for students who participated in this summer’s exchanges). It’s past the official reservation deadline, but give a quick call to Carol at (310) 365-0817 or Alice (310) 642-7604 to see if there might still be room! P. S. – CCSC President Sonia Karroum is happy to announce that the group’s website is now live on the Internet. There is also a Google link that will direct people to it when searching for information about CCSC. The link is www.culvercitysistercitycommittee.org.
As we go to “press” over 450 people have said YES to serving locally for Agape International Spiritual Center’s Sacred Service Saturday this September 19th! Sign-up at www.agapelive.com by scrolling across the banner page to the Sacred Service Saturday Sign-up page. “Love 2 Serve, Serve 2 Love” is the theme of this, the 22nd annual opportunity for members and friends to help worthy organizations throughout the Los Angeles area. There are tasks both inside and/or outside, working with people and/or animals, plants, you name it!
Since our Boulevard Summer Music Concerts at City Hall are over, what’s more fun than enjoying Friday night jazz at LACMA? The concerts start at 6:00 p.m. and are free (though parking is $12.00) You can sit in already-placed audience-style seating or at small tables, all facing the stage (with the classic street lights’ Urban Light installation as a backdrop) or bring your own chairs, picnic basket and blanket and enjoy the music from adjoining grassy areas. Food and beverages are available for purchase. A great Culver City link will be the opening night of the Angel City Jazz Festival on Friday, September 25, when the winner of the Young Artist Competition will be announced by president and artistic director of the Jazz Bakery, Ruth Price, plus music performed by the Miguel Atwood-Ferguson ensemble. Culver City’s new Jazz Bakery (formerly located in the Helms Complex) features a 266-seat theater with just a hint of Disney Hall, and is being designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry. It’ll be at a site tucked in next to our own Kirk Douglas Theatre on the Culver Blvd. side. The Jazz Bakery has been presenting “moveable feast” concerts around the area since its 2009 closure, and as soon as the green light is given to begin the capital campaign for its construction, the nonprofit space (including a 60-seat black box theater, museum, and a café/bar area) will become a Culver City reality! In the meantime, for an advanced peek at Gehry’s designs for the space, which is part of a huge new Frank Gehry exhibit, visit the Resnick Pavilion at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) at 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Agnes Agzarian, Robert Ford, Darren Siegel, Barbra Hippensteel, Isabel Cortes, and Doris Green. If you’d like to see your (or a friend or family member’s) birthday here, send the information to [email protected] and we’ll be happy to post it!

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