LOCALmotion – Jozelle Smith

131-225x300The 54th Assembly District Republican Central Committee and its associates meet at Lenny’s Deli on the second Tuesday of each month from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., and with this month’s meeting set for Tuesday, February 9. (All Republicans are welcome to attend but only members or their respective alternates can vote.) You’re invited to enjoy delicious food and friendly company in an open social atmosphere, and after the meetings lively political discussions always take place – all at Lenny’s Deli, 2379 Westwood Blvd. For more information, visit www.cagop54.com.
And on the other hand…The Culver City Democratic Club will host a candidate forum for the four Democrats who are running for three open seats at the upcoming City Council Election. The forum will be held at the club’s monthly general meeting, 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 10 in the Rotunda room of the Veterans Memorial Building at 4117 Overland Avenue. The four candidates attending will be Meghan Sahli-Wells, Scott Wyant, Thomas Small and Daniel Lee. The forum is open to the public with free refreshments. The candidates will field questions collected from the audience and Club members in the hour-long event. After the forum, club members will discuss, hear additional arguments, and individually vote for one or more candidates for endorsement by the Club. The Culver City Democratic Club has been active in local, state and national politics since 1953. The Culver City Democratic Club has been a vital force in electing candidates to local office, as well as to state and national positions.
Check out the new and improved programs at the Culver City Adult School, 4909 Overland Avenue and experience its new D.I.R.E.C.T. Program (Develop, Interact, Renew, Evolve, Communicate, Transform). This describes “a community learning experience to acquire new skills and abilities while meeting other people with common interests.” Sound good? Classes are just beginning and will continue throughout the year. Visit www.ccas.ccusd.org to check out the programs, register, and sign up for email updates.
Coming up first thing this week (as in this Monday, February 1) the Culver City Garden Club will host Guerilla Gardener Natalie “Sunshine” Flores. “Sunshine” will give a demonstration of creating “seed bombs”, an efficient means of distributing seeds. The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. in the Garden Room of the Culver City Veterans Building, 4117 Overland Ave. Guests are always welcome, and it’s FREE to all plus free parking around the building. As usual, there will be refreshments and a plant “Show, Tell & Ask” table. For more information, call (310) 203-1482.
Sometimes it really pays to volunteer: Tito’s Tacos Mexican restaurant loaded up lots of burritos, chips-and-salsa and Tito’s famous tacos to provide nourishment to the volunteers doing the Culver City homeless count last week. They provided a generous assortment of their award-winning Mexican food to the more than 50 volunteers who met at the Culver City Senior Center to make the count – thirteen cars with an average of four volunteers each. Data collected on the count will be available soon.
If you missed the AMAZING Improv Shows this weekend, there will be more before the end of the year.Now in its (believe it or not) seventh year! CCMS offered six entirely different performances at the Robert Frost Auditorium, three on Saturdays and three on Sundays. Evidently there are eighty-three enthusiastic Culver City Middle School participating this year in the very popular program. Described as an “intensely engaging after-school program designed specifically for middle schoolers carries a waitlist of interested students and has the honor of being a deciding factor for some families in their choice to enter CCMS.” It sounds terrific, and we will be there this spring for the next perfomances.
Who would have ever envisioned any homeowners in Culver City needing a “coyote management plan?” Well, that’s what Culver City Police Department Lieutenant Sam Agaiby and Animal Service Officer Corolla Fleeger promised attendees at a Culver Crest Neighborhood Watch meeting earlier this month, assuring concerned attendees that it will be presented to the City Council soon.
Birthday greetings go out this week to Stephanie Benjamin, Ron Coombs, Jim Gilbert, Kimberly Garner, Albert Vera, and Earl Schwab. If you’d like your (or a friend or neighbor’s) birthday mentioned here, just end the information to [email protected] and we’ll be happy to post it!

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