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This video, from SmileTV, shows volunteers and tech professionals helping senior citizens with iphones, computers, ipads and more at Culver City Senior Center in Culver City. People helping people.
Culver City is home to more than 30 art galleries, but the art also spills into the street -- especially in and around the Art District. As I've observed several times before, Culver City attracts street art, including from the likes of Shepard Fairey. Here's a round-up of the stickers I've spotted lately in the Culver City Art District. If anyone has an information about any of the artists, I would love to hear from you! …
In the comments section of the recent post about the Tattle Tale room, Culver City Times member Jonathan Doe (probably his real name) commented: "I thought I'd point out that both the Tattle Tale and The Scarlet Lady pop up in the background while Max Cherry is cruising down Sepulveda Blvd. in Quentin Tarantino's 1997…" Well, the comment just cuts off there -- I hope Jonathan is OK. But, yeah, that's definitely the two bars in QT's Jackie Brown. Good eye,…Continue
In “Unseen,” his latest show at the Corey Helford Galley, street artist HUSH presents a series of figures that embody contradictions of ancient and modern, figurative and abstract, power and powerlessness. The paintings are gorgeous and complex, and the show only runs until June 15, so get over to there quick.
The figures’ faces are, in a way, classically romantic – with Hollywood studio-system lighting and a sense of longing worthy of Garbo. They could be geishas from centuries past, yet the design of their kimonos serves as a sharp contrast to this traditionalism. To fashion their robes, HUSH piles up layers of his own screenprints and then peals them away in strips.
The result recalls the layers of advertisements and paste-ups on a construction fence – an image that…Continue
The actor is Tom Gurnee, but the real star of the new one-minute, national TV ad for Fidelity Life Insurance is downtown Culver CIty. In the commercial, a man walks distractedly out of Tender Greens (I believe):
Turns left on Washington Boulevard
Passes Ford's Filling Station…Continue
Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop is celebrating its 37th birthday by offering its most famous sandwich, The Bobbie, made with in-house roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, homemade stuffing and a touch of mayo, for $1 on Thursday, June 13th from 3pm-7pm at all California locations, including the one at 5495 Sepulveda Blvd. Says Capriotti's: "It’s a handheld Thanksgiving treat and for just $1, there’s no excuse to not indulge!"
That, above, is a picture of Capriotti's I took this morning. So we're talking fresh bread from Los Angeles-based Frisco Baking Company -- that's good start.…Continue
One of Australia’s most famous street artist, Stormie Mills, recently painted one of his typically melancholic figures on the Branded Arts Building at National and Washington Blvds in Culver CIty. Mills' work has appeared on the streets and gallery walls throughout the world, and this little guy is a welcome addition to a space that -- at least until it's torn down -- serves as a funky welcome to the Expo-riding visitors to the city. See it there?
Here's some more examples of his work:…Continue
1) For the first time, the game will simultaneously appear in the Culver CIty News. If that's why you're here for the first time, welcome!!
2) We're offering the first-ever prize to a person who correctly identifies the picture: four free passes to Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus at Staples Center this July! The winner will be selected at random from all the eligible entrants.
This time, the question is: Do you know where in Culver City this explosion of color is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post! I'll reveal the answer next Thursday. Then the following Thursday, I'll post a new…Continue
Culver CIty Times member Diane WIlliams entered the contest for the first time, correctly identifying it as the Tattle Tale Room at the corner of Sepulveda Blvd. and Sawtelle. (Jill S. Thomsen also correctly identified in the picture on the…Continue
This year, Culver CIty's Fiesta La Ballona has been scheduled from August 23 - 25. As always, it will take place at Veterans Memorial Park and will feature loads of carnival rides, live music, food vendors, and a Beer and Wine Garden (sponsored by local heros, the Exchange Club of Culver City). Music groups have been selected with styles and genres that include Swing, Mariachi, Surf, 80s Rock, Hip Hop, Disco, Salsa/Cuban, Caribbean, Zydeco and Brazilian. The sponsorship campaign is underway and information is available by visiting www.fiestalaballona.org.Continue