Author: The Argonaut

First Lutheran Church begins 3rd concert series Sunday with organist Christoph Bull, new pipe organ

The First Lutheran Church of Venice will begin its third series of world-class music with UCLA organist Christoph Bull at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 7th, in the church chapel, 815 Venice Blvd., Venice. The music series also celebrates the church’s 60th anniversary and will be the public debut of the church’s new state-of-the-art pipe organ. Bull plans a program that ranges from Bach to the Beatles. He will be accompanied by artists Steve Nalepa and Norton Wisdom. Adult tickets to the Sunday, November 7th, concert are $15 and tickets for children and seniors are $10. Subsequent concerts in the series will include the Colburn Children’s Choir at 4 p.m. Sunday, December 12th; the Pacific Harmony String Quartet at 7 p.m. Saturday, February 5th; and Scott Hiltzik and House of Games at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 10th. Admission to the series is a suggested donation of $60 for adults, $40 for seniors 65 years old and older and children under 18 years old. Information, (310)...

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Two shot while walking on Pearl Street Friday

Two victims were shot while walking in the 2000 block of Pearl Street in Santa Monica about 11:50 p.m. Friday, October 29th. Officers arrived on the scene and located the two injured victims. Both victims where taken to a local hospital with non-life- threatening injuries and subsequently released. Preliminary investigation indicates that the victims were walking when unknown suspects got out of a vehicle and fired several shots. The suspects fled in what is believed to be a small compact vehicle, according to police. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Santa Monica Police Department Robbery/Homicide Unit, (310) 458-8451, or the watch commander, (310) 458-8426. Callers who wish to provide anonymous information may call the We-Tip national hotline at (800 78-CRIME (782-7463). Callers with information that leads to an arrest and conviction may become eligible for a reward of up to...

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Catalina Yachts begins food drive

Catalina Yacht Anchorage in Marina del Rey has begun a canned food drive to benefit OPCC, formerly Ocean Park Community Center. The food drive will continue through Sunday, November 21st. OPCC has been providing services and shelter to low income families, homeless youths and adults, battered women, their children and the mentally ill since 1963. OPCC operates six programs year-round through a philosophy of empowerment and self-sufficiency. Catalina Yachts officials ask that all items donated be in cans, and perishables and items in glass or perishables are desired. Donations are being accepted at Catalina Yacht Anchorage, 13505 Bali Way, Marina del Rey. Information, (310)...

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USCG Flotilla 02 begins GPS classes Monday

The U.S. Coast Guard Division 4, Flotilla 02 of Marina del Rey will host a two week course covering GPS Navigation, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Monday, November 8th, at the California Yacht Club, 4469 Admiralty Way. Participants who have a hand-held GPS, are asked to bring it to the class. The cost of materials for the course is $25. To enroll, call (310) 823-4009. The U.S. Coast Guard Division 12 has unveiled its first Web site: home.php “The Web site is intended to increase an appreciation for and an understanding of the Coast Guard division and its volunteers,” says Charles Ecker, Coast Guard division staff officer for public affairs. The Web site was designed by Auxiliarist Joseph Budzowski of Playa del Rey, a professional Web site developer, and includes, among other things, details on upcoming boating classes, previously published commentary articles by senior Division 12 members on boating issues, member- ship opportunities and availability of free Vessel Safety...

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