All games @ Angel City will take place at our new home in Culver City:
 
Veterans Memorial Auditorium
4117 Overland Avenue 
Culver City, CA 90230
  (map)
See past bout results here.
February 9, 2013 ACDG Hollywood Scarlets vs. Mad Rollin Dolls @Angel City(closed bout)
February 10, 2013 ACDG Hollywood Scarlets vs Steel City Demons @Angel City(closed bout)
February 16, 2013 ACDG Rocket Queens vs. Santa Cruz Derby Girls – Harbor Hellcats @Angel City – double header
February 16, 2013 ACDG Road Ragers vs. Santa Cruz Derby Girls – Seabright Sirens @Angel City – double header
March 3, 2013 ACDG Hollywood Scarlets vs. Charm City @Angel City(closed bout)
March 16, 2013 ACDG Hollywood Scarlets vs. Sacred City @Angel City
March 23, 2013 ACDG Rocket Queens @ Dustbowl Invitational Bakersfield, CA
March 24, 2013 ACDG Rocket Queens @ Dustbowl Invitational Bakersfield, CA
March 30, 2013 ACDG Road Ragers vs. SFV Roller Derby @ SFV Roller Derby
April 5, 2013 ACDG Hollywood Scarlets vs. Tampa, Houston, & Brew City @Angel City(closed bout)
April 6, 2013 ACDG Hollywood Scarlets vs. Tampa, Houston, & Brew City @Angel City(closed bout)
April 7, 2013 ACDG Hollywood Scarlets vs. Tampa, Houston, & Brew City @Angel City(closed bout)
April 20, 2013 ACDG Rocket Queens @ Battle for the Coast Ventura, CA
April 21, 2013 ACDG Rocket Queens @ Battle for the Coast Ventura, CA
April 28, 2013 ACDG Hollywood Scarlets vs. Rose City Rollers @Angel City(closed bout)
May 3, 2013 ACDG Hollywood Scarlets vs. Jet City, Rat City, & Slaughter County Everett, WA
May 4, 2013 ACDG Hollywood Scarlets vs. Jet City, Rat City, & Slaughter County Everett, WA
May 5, 2013 ACDG Hollywood Scarlets vs. Jet City, Rat City, & Slaughter County Everett, WA
June 8, 2013 ACDG Rocket Queens vs. Central California Area Derby – Atomic Assault Fresno, CA
June 15, 2013 ACDG Hollywood Scarlets vs. Sin City @Angel City – double header
June 15, 2013 ACDG Rocket Queens vs. Inland Empire – Inland Heat @Angel City – double header
August 17, 2013 ACDG Road Ragers vs. Peninsula Rollergirls @Angel City – double header
August 17, 2013 ACDG Hollywood Scarlets vs. LADD Riettes @Angel City – double header
September 7, 2013 ACDG Road Ragers vs. West Coast Derby Knockouts Ventura, CA
September 7, 2013 ACDG Rocket Queens vs. West Coast Derby Knockouts Ventura, CA
September 21, 2013 ACDG Rocket Queens vs. Mission City Brawlin’ Betties @Angel City(includes showcase bout)
October 12, 2013 ACDG Road Ragers vs. Rollin Roulettes Derby Girls @Angel City – double header
October 12, 2013 ACDG Rocket Queens vs. Unforgiven Rollergirls @Angel City – double header
November 16, 2013 ACDG Rocket Queens vs. Hidden City Derby Girls @Angel City – double header
November 16, 2013 ACDG Road Ragers vs. San Fernando Valley C Team @Angel City – double header
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ekvalleyWe just got back from E K Valley Mexican Restaurant. Had the best grilled chicken torta. The right mix of spicy heat and flavor,Fresh tomatoes, lettuce peppers & rich creamy crema.

located on Washington Blvd. in the Gallery district in Culver City. Small  spot Big flavor.Stop in for lunch or dinner.

The end of the summer is always a little sad. No more vacations or beach days. The kids are getting ready to go back to school. The days will be getting shorter. The cooler weather.

But the one thing I look forward to at the end of summer is Fiesta La Ballona. Food, carnival rides, family fun. So much to see and do.

One of my favorite things is all the history of the event. The Fiesta began in 1951 as a week-long celebration of the region’s early settlers. People went to events – and even to work! – dressed up as Native American Indians, rancheros, señoritas, cowboys and cowgirls. The early fiestas evoked pride among the descendants of the “first families” and offered the entire community a playful opportunity to connect with its history.

The Culver City Historical Society’s Archive and Resource Center (ARC) will be showcasing Fiesta La Ballona and Olympic Games memorabilia during the Fiesta, 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, August 25 and 26. If you haven’t been in here yet, stop in to say hello and see the collection of photos, costumes. Some really cool things to see.

There’s something for everyone. Be sure to stop by and enjoy it all.

I’ll see you there.

turkey-xmasHappy holidays, everyone. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m about halfway through my xmas shopping.
I’ve already started enjoying the foods of the season. I’ve been making a lot of soups and stews in the crock pot. I’m sure when I see my family there will be plenty more to eat — like pie.
Time to hit the gym, I think. Enjoy the food and the family this holiday season.

It’s great to announce that the City Council is moving ahead with the development of Parcel B at 9300 Culver Blvd. The fenced-off, blighted area has been an eyesore for far too long.

The Combined team’s proposal looks very promising and I’m excited to see the groundbreaking. I think most people are happy, as well, that the Culver Studios Mansion will still be visible. It’s a beautiful piece of film history.

In other news this week, the Council decided to allow the Friends of the Culver City Scout House to fix up the old shack and give the organization non-exclusive rights to use it. It’s been a long time coming, and it should be good for the community.

It was a pretty good week for the members of the Culver City City Council.parcel-b

I was recently thinking about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, and not to be a turkey grinch, but it wasn’t joyous. Here’s a sample of my editorial on the subject:

“The idea is that we work hard during September, October and November and reward ourselves with some R&R, veg out and eat ourselves sleepy as we watch the annual Lions and Cowboys games. The long weekend, thus, reinvigorates us to endure the last few weeks before the Christmas and New Years’ holidays…

“Wednesday is the single-most congested day of the entire year. Roads become parking lots…Worse yet is the airport. If the pat-downs, shoe-removals, body scans and bag X-rays don’t slow your pace, the weather delays just may. And if nature doesn’t interfere, the next hurdle is ensuring that nobody on the plane has a name remotely similar to anyone on the government’s No-Fly List. Otherwise, you’ll be doing a sky U-turn with no honest explanation as to why.
Assuming after all this, you do manage to arrive at your destination. Thanksgiving is usually spent dodging political conversations and trying to keep certain family members sober. Friday is like a repeat of Wednesday, only in a mall. Saturday is Wednesday in reverse (everyone has to drive/fly back). And that leaves Sunday to unpack, unwind and prepare for the week ahead.”

I don’t know how we got here, but it’s a mess. I love this holiday. I always have. There needs to be a way to fix this situation. I’m open to suggestions.turkey-dinner

Yesterday was Sept. 11, which likely will always be a day of reflection for Americans. As I watched as much media coverage of the event as I could stomach, the idea was reinforced within me the disturbing conclusion that the mainstream media is nothing  more than giant global conglomerates colluding in the entertainment business to the detriment of the American public.

Since the attack, a storyline has developed, whether true or false, that has led us to believe that we know exactly what happened and why, as though we were jurors on a case, with an orderly set of facts presented for our consideration. The consensus seems to be that a society, like a TV crime drama audience, needs the case resolved and all loose ends tied in a timely manner.

The truth is that geopolitics, like life, is complex. Furthermore, there is room for discussion, debate and differing points of view. For I worry whenever I hear the media speak on our behalf or refer to the way “we” feel, as if all Americans share a common mindset. We don’t — and that’s the genius of this country.sept-114

Well, I was very happy this week when the NFL owners and players agreed on a new collective bargaining agreement. The new CBA will give football fans a decade of labor peace.
I don’t want to think what fall would be like without pro football every Sunday. It’s a frightening thought.
There’s a lot of movement going on right now – trades, free agency, roster cuts – it’s going to be interesting to see new faces in new places.
As of yet, my San Diego Chargers have not made any headlines in terms of personnel, but that’s par for the course for them. Still, there are holes to fill. But it was a good draft, I think. So hopefully, in six months time, I’ll be cheering the Bolts through the playoffs. Enjoy your football, everyone!

Hope everyone had a great Fourth of July. I spent mine with family and friends. We barbecued and did some swimming and sunning — just the way freedom should be celebrated. The Fourth of July is one of those great holidays in which not to much is expected — no gifts, large dinner spreads or elaborate decorations. Everyone pitches in to bring some potato salad or green bean casserole to the table, you buy a couple American Flags, put some Mellencamp and some Springsteen on the stereo and — viola!
I had so much fun that I’m only now getting around to catching up (which is why I’m finally posting this!).

Some people like to travel over the holiday, which is fine by me…with everyone out of town it means the freeways are actually free. But if you’ve just come back into town, welcome, Culver City has some exciting stuff heating up for the last half of summer…including our summer concert series. Stay tuned for more information on that from us soon.flag

If you’ve ever helped someone move, you can appreciate the aches and pains I’m feeling today. My brother needed help loading a 16-foot truck. Included in the items: a refrigerator, king-size bed, pine cabinet, kitchen table and sectional sofa.

Fortublog1nately, I didn’t have to accompany him on the three-hour journey to his destination. The extent of my obligation ended when truck door slammed shut.

He was kind of enough to feed me and put a couple beers in me for my trouble. He asked when he would see me again. I told him I didn’t know, but that he’d be getting a medical bill from me soon enough.

My back aches. My knees are making creaking noises. My muscles are sore. But what are brothers for? It’s good to have brothers. Professional movers don’t work for burgers and beer.