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Public Invited To Potluck Honoring Marathon Runners From Japan And Culver City


March 14, 2019

The Culver City Sister City Committee invites all interested residents to attend a potluck "meet and greet" on Sunday, March 24, from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the home of Mike and Denise Cohen, 4378 Jasmine Ave., Culver City. The event is honoring the visitors from our Sister City of Kaizuka, Japan, Miwa Miyashita and Ikuya Fujiwara, who are running in the L.A. Marathon that morning, as well as our local runners, Erin Okawa and Ricardo Galiano, who ran in last month's Senshu Marathon in Japan, where they both achieved personal bests.

Our hosts will provide homemade pupusas, which are handmade Salvadorian tortillas stuffed with a savory filling and served with Spanish rice. Dessert and beverages will also be provided. Guests are asked to bring a main course, salad, fruit or side dish (no desserts, please) and RSVP to Alice Impliazzo at or (310) 642-7604.

Another opportunity to meet the runners will take place on Tuesday, March 26, between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at Menchie's Yogurt, 5622 Sawtelle Blvd., Culver City. A portion of all purchases will be donated to the Sister City Committee.

For additional information on the Culver City Sister City Committee, please visit our website at or e-mail us at


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