Culver City Observer -

Centennial Kickoff Brings Out The Crowds


September 29, 2016

More than 1200 local residents marched in the Centennial Parade last Saturday to the delight of onlookers. Police cruisers, motorcycles and fire trucks were mixed in with scouts, schools, floats, clubs and local organizations, dignitaries and the Culver City High marching band.

The parade began near Veteran’s Park and ended just past city hall. Culver City resident and businessman Mike Cohen announced the groups as they passed by the reviewing platform in front of city hall.

The parade was followed by the opening ceremonies where Cohen resumed his MC duties followed by speakers including Mayor Jim Clarke, Former Mayor and President of the Centennial Committee Paul Jacobs, City Historian Julie Lugo Cerra and Mayors from Culver City’s Sister City.

From there residents enjoyed the “Block Party of The Century” sponsored by the Culver City Downtown Business Association. Tickets were sold for the “Taste of Culver City” where participating restaurants offer a taste of the food from their various restaurants.

A VIP buffet luncheon was sponsored by and held at the famous Culver Hotel. The hotel’s owner Maya Mallick and General Manager Seth Horowitz put on a fabulous buffet that would rival any buffet I have been to. The staff was very accommodating and everyone raved about the food.

The hotel also provided rooms for the visiting dignitaries from our sister cities Kaizuka, Japan; Uruapan, Mexico; Iksan, South Korea; and Lethbridge, Canada.

The centennial gala will be held this Saturday night at Sony Studios with an estimated 600 guests in attendance.

The event was made possible by the generosity of local sponsors. The list of these is below:

Title Sponsor

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Platinum Sponsors


Exchange Club Culver City

Found Animals

Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas

Helms Bakery District

Sorrento Italian Market



The Culver Hotel

The Culver Studios

The Law Offices of Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez

Tito’s Tacos


West Los Angeles College

Westfield Culver City

Zehner Group

Gold Sponsors


Cavanaugh Realtors

Combined Properties and Hudson Pacific Properties

Fineshriber Family Foundation

Golden State Water

Ivy Station Culver City

Joy & Paul Jacobs

Kane, Ballmer, & Berkman, A Law Corporation

Marla & Ed Wolkowitz

Samitaur Constructs

See’s Candies

The Meadows Apartment Homes

Tres Sabores

West Basin Municipal Water District

Silver Sponsors

Culver-Palms United Methodist Church

Doubletree by Hilton Los Angeles - Westside

Erlich Architects

Harding, Larmore Kutcher & Kozal, LLP

Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary

Pacific Alarm Systems

Rachlin Partners

Servicon Systems, Inc

Social Studies School Service

The Louis & Molly Freeman Market

Vacharee & Gordon Fell

Bronze Sponsors

Access Culver City - A Greystar Community

Diana & David Hauptman

Dolce and Associates Realtors

Echo Horizon School

JLF Appraisals & Estate Services

John Riordan Plumbing

Judy & Michael Bauer

Lichtman Design + Construction

Peg Jackson & Associates

Scarlet Lady Saloon


Southern California Edison

The Help Group

The Kitchen Store

The Tattle Tale Room

The Willows Community School

Vons Pavilions


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