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November 18, 2010

Birthday wishes go out to John Swenson, Jim Gross, Kyle Johnson, James Mullen, Gary Mitchell, Alfreida Ferrell, Charlene Aspray, Ruth Walter, Jessie Benjamin, Lu Stillman, Dorris Woods, Steven Harris, Freda Dolores Cain, Franklin Monzon, Jessica McCullagh, Amy Brubaker, Andrew Lehman, and Talal Barakat

Amazed by the progress on the Expo Light Rail? Find out even more tonight (if you receive this newspaper today, Thursday, that is) at a Project Status Update Open House for the West End Corridor of the Expo Light Rail Line. You’ll be updated on the construction progress and find out more about upcoming construction activities. This all takes place tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 8 at the Culver City Senior Center, 4095 Overland Ave.

From Culver City CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) CCARES Director Bob Pine comes word to members that the next CCARES ham radio test will be held on Saturday, December 4, at 8:50 a.m. at the Culver City Fire Department Drill Yard on Jefferson Blvd. According to Bob, “The more radio operators we have in CERT, the more effective we will be during a disaster. If you always want to be certain that your CERT team will always have a radio operator, become one yourself!” The next CCARES exam given after this December exam will be sometime at the end of April, 2011. For more information contact Bob at K6RMP@ca.rr.com

From Larry Ebner and the Culver City Garden Club comes the reminder that this Saturday marks a free “Household Hazardous & E-Waste Round-up” not too far away: It’ll take place from 9 a.mto 3 p.m. at the Raytheon Corporation’s Parking Lot “G,” Hughes Way off Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo. Call (800) 238-0172 for additional details.

Culver City Rotarians enjoyed their November 10 luncheon meeting at the historic Culver Hotel, even getting a tour following the meeting. (Too bad president Linda Black forgot to introduce her guest, husband John. To be expected, she was fined. A lot.)

Musings from Ted Hatfield, former MGM exec, now with Regal Entertainment (and a recently elected County Commissioner in Knoxville, TN): “…..Very happy to hear the good news the HUT is still being used by the Scouts. I have lots of great memories of the HUT from 1970 (when I came to MGM in Culver City) through 1997…….The HUT was originally used by Troops from the Crescent Bay Council…. Troop 113, and the Troop sponsored by the Culver City Elks (I don’t recall the Troop number)…..It served for a while as a training post, on limited hours, for selling scout merchandise, when the Council headquarters moved to the Valley. I used it one Saturday morning, each month for the Eagle Scout Board of Reviews for the Crescent Bay District. Scouts from Beverly Hills, Palisades, Culver City, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey and Westchester all came to update the Board on their projects, and receive approval for the Eagle Rank. It was also used in the late 40’s or early 50’s as the initial location for Grace Lutheran Church, prior to the building of their complex n Overland Avenue. The church, being grateful to the Scouts, organized Troop 108 and it is still one of the major Scout troops in Culver City. The church also sponsors a Cub Scout Pack, Yours in Scouting…TED HATFIELD, Eagle Scout / Proud Father of 5 Eagle Sons from Troop 108.”


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