Join us at the Annual Mayor’s Luncheon

Mehaul O'Leary - Culver City Historical SocietyThe 32nd Annual Mayor’s Luncheon will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2012, at the DoubleTree by Hilton, at 6161 Centinela Blvd. in Culver City.

Outgoing Mayor Mehaul O’Leary will give the State of the City address and you will learn about the accomplishments of Culver City over the last year.

If you would like to attend and sit with Culver City Historical Society members at our tables, please send a check of $25 to Culver City Historical Society, Box 3428, Culver City CA, 90231-3428 by March 18.

Seats must be reserved in advance as no last-minute walk-ins will be accommodated. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. at the hotel, and will be followed by a buffet lunch at 12 noon.

Please join us!

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Margaret Cruz at 100

Margaret Cruz at 100 - Culver City Historical SocietyDescendants of our Early Settlers give us wonderful “pieces” of history by sharing memories that describe our cultural landscape. We are lucky to have many stories of the founding families of Rancho La Ballona: brothers Agustin and Ygnacio Machado, Felipe Talamantes and his son, Tomas.

Margaret Lamorie Cruz, a descendent of Felipe Talamantes, reached a milestone this past May when she turned 100 years old!

Seen here in this photo, Margaret proudly displays her “Nuestra Senora de Sapopa.” In the case, she also keeps a piece of he mother’s bridal bouquet and other meaningful memorabilia. Born in 1911 at her grandmother’s home on a dirt road, now called Sepulveda Boulevard (near Washington Blvd.), Margaret is a wealth of information of the “olden days” – including memories of attending the first La Ballona grammar school.

Margaret still has a twinkle in her eyes, a taste for tequila, and she especially remembers the good times. Margaret, you are really something. Happy 100th birthday! And thanks for your memories!