The rain in Spain


November 11, 2010

Non-Member - $2195 (Cash/Check Price), $2245 (Standard Price). Prices are based on double occupancy. For more information, attend the Culver City Chamber of Commerce Spain Orientation get together next Monday, November 15, 2010 – 6:00 p.m. in the Iksan Room of the Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Ave. or email your questions to

Aargh! Something new for harried parents and bored kids! Shiver me timbers – the pirates are invading! LAUSD has three furlough days coming up prior to Thanksgiving (November 22-24) so fun and adventure awaits at the Culver-Palms Family YMCA Fall Day Camp! Fall Day camp will take place at Palms Elementary School, with a fun-filled themed “week” all about the high seas. Pirate sports and games, pirate arts and crafts, pirate booty, treasure hunts, pirate excursions and much more (projects, mini-field trip, enrichment, etc.) will run Mon-Wed, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Campers are encouraged to wear pirate outfits and accessories every day. Designed for grades K – 5, the cost is $80 for YMCA members, $95/week for non-YMCA members. For more information contact Camp Director Michaela Amezquita at

michaelaamezquita@ymcala.orgor call (310) 204-3350.

The Culver Crest Neighborhood Association (C.C.N.A.) will be having a general meeting next Thursday evening, November 18 at 6:30 at Marycrest Manor. At the gathering they will be electing the C.C.N.A. Board of Directors for the next year (in order to vote for your candidate, you must be in attendance). The agenda will also include a report from the Culver City Police Department about crime in the area as well as other items brought up by attendees.

Doing the candles-on-the-birthday cake thing this week are Mark Mangum, Nicholas Bucher, Jeff Williams, Don Gripp, Jerry Reed, Tim Lowe, Leonard Monfredo, Don Thorne, Danny Peebles, Scott Johnson, Alex Barraza, Paula Boelsems, Carol Franklin, Stephen Jahn, Ginny Willliams, Mary Downes, Brenda Fowler, Di Krall, Jitender Roperia, Sheldon Feldman, Jeff Lindsay, Kathy McConkey-Murphy, Kermit Burman II, Steve Silverman, Herb Lundberg, Eileen Lewis, Richard Martin, Howard Paris, Rick Tomassacci, Donaldo Alavez, Stephen Stephens, Consuelo Socorro Santiago, Roland Jordan, Takehiko Suzuki, Maria Serrano, Sonia Tostado, Robert Peacock, Alia Matthews, Karen Ahn, Pooja Bhagat, Natalie Kling, Lauren Sobaje, Gary Mitchell, Luis Partida, Alida Brundo, Debbie Jacobowitz, Virgie Eskridge, and Mardi Gillette.

What are the kids up to these days? Well, if you’re Kyle Ruebsamen (“Coach Dave” and Mary’s son) you’re putting your LMU degree in Lighting Design for Theatre to work with dance, theatre, and live entertainment events like the multi-media sound and light spectacle at Los Angeles State Historic Park last Saturday night. Persepolis L.A. involved six listening stations with eight speakers each combined with computer-generated visual choreography using laser beams, searchlights, and bonfires across a 70,000 square foot open space. Kyle and his “Embrace the Void Design and Electrics LLC” partners Michael Fullman and John Garofalo agree, it’s a boring job but somebody’s gotta do it…

Culver City Elks Lodge #1917 is hosting its Annual Benefit/Charity Ball this coming Saturday. The evening begins with no-host cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7. and dancing to the Luis Lopez Latin Band from 8 to midnight. The donation is $30 per person, with all proceeds going to Elks’ local charitable projects. Add to that table raffles during the evening and a 50/50 “Grand Raffle following the traditional 11 p.m. toast, and this semi-formal event is one not to miss. Call the Lodge office for reservations: (310) 839-8891.

Music to our ears – In its eleventh year of actually performing in Culver City, the Culver City Symphony Orchestra will perform “Veterans Day Remembrance-Remembering Heroes”, on Saturday, 8 p.m., at Veteran's Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Avenue. This concert is under the direction of the orchestra’s Conductor, Frank Fetta. The Medley of Themes for the United States Armed Forces will include Pulcinella Suite, Excerpts (1920), Stravinsky; a Schumann Cello Concerto, (1850), Peter Myers, Cello; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, "Eroica" (1803). There is no admission charge and free parking is adjacent. For concert information visit, call (310) 717-5500 or e-mail


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