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Nearly a year ago, the San Pedro High girls volleyball team came up on a desperate, yet remarkable comeback from a 14-8 deficit in a winner-take-all fifth set against Harbor Area neighbor Banning of Wilmington to win an incredible match so memorable,…
Michael A Simms, 77, a long-time resident of San Pedro, peacefully passed away at his home in Grays River, WA, August 8th, while surrounded by family and friends.
Born March 29, 1937 in Los Angeles to Lee and Margaret Lawrence-Simms, Michael grew up on the lots of MGM and Columbia Studios where he performed bit parts with Spencer Tracy in the Academy-Award winning movie "Edison, the Man". He also appeared in the popular "Blondie" series with his brother, child actor Larry…
Today the question is: Do you know where in Culver City this moon is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post.
If your answer fails to appear in the comments section immediately, fear not! So more people can play, I'll hold all the responses until the following Thursday, when I'll reveal them.
Picture submissions for future games of "Where Am I" are welcome. Email them to:…Continue
Participants will start at the Society’s Archives and Resource Center in back of the Veterans Memorial Building at 4117 Overland Ave, where they will check in and receive their first set of directions. From there, they will have a fun-filled adventure driving from one place to another to receive their next set of clues, learning facts about local history along the way. The final checkpoint will feature tacos, a no-host bar, and a 50/50 raffle for all who attend.
The cost is $30 for Historical Society members; $35 for non-members and $10 for children from 6 to 12 years.
More information is available…Continue
To participate, just show up at one of these locations, where there are gates affording access to Ballona Creek:
In previous years more than 500 Culver City volunteers have shown up for Coastal Cleanup Day -- with some helping for an hour or so and others staying through the entire event until noon. If you come out, you'll to join more than…Continue
Long term Culver City resident, Carole Yu has opened a new leather goods store in Santa Monica.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
m0851 Concept Store Now Open in Santa Monica
Santa Monica, September 15, 2014- There is a new exclusive m0851 concept store at 1426 Montana Avenue, Unit 2, in Santa Monica.
Established in 1987, m0851 is a Montreal-based company that designs and manufactures leather bags, accessories, jackets and outerwear, the great majority of which are produced in the company’s workshop. The products’ inherent charm comes from the company’s approach to Design which is anchored in a combination of minimalist and functional aesthetics, coupled with high-end raw materials sourced around the world.
For 27 years, m0851 (formerly known as Rugby North America) has constructed and enriched a matrix of styles which…Continue
German photographer Katrin Korfmann's new show at Kopeikin Gallery, "Emsembles Assembled," opens this Saturday. Korfmann new work continues her exploration of people gathered together in celebration. The opening reception with the artist is this Saturday, September 13, from 6 to 8 pm. The opening is, as always, free and open to the public.
Kopeikin Gallery 2766 S La Cienega Blvd…Continue
A free mid-day concert at the church will feature Janita Baker, a mountain dulcimer performer and teacher from Orange County, and Patti Amelotte (who plays hammer dulcimer and her band, Looney's Fortune), along with the Golden Strings, a youth dulcimer group from Norwalk.
An evening concert, from 6 to 8 p.m., will feature Ruth and Steve Smith, from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, playing hammer dulcimer and guitar respectively; and local artists Cyntia Smith, fretted dulcimer; and George Gilliam,…Continue
Let's see...David Mamet wrote a play called "Race," opening this Sunday, September 7 at 6:30, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. I wonder if it's going to push anyone's buttons... Here's description of the play: "Mamet tackles America’s most controversial subject in this provocative tale of sex, guilt and bold accusations. In “Race,” two lawyers find themselves defending a wealthy white executive charged with sexually assaulting a black woman. When a new legal assistant gets involved in the case, the opinions that boil beneath explode to the surface." See for yourself -- and please report back in the comment section!
Directed by longtime Mamet collaborator Scott Zigler, “Race” features actors Chris Bauer (“True Blood,” “The Wire,” Broadway’s “A Streetcar Named Desire”), Dominic Hoffman (Mamet’s…Continue
The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival presents Of Culture, of Self at the Ivy Substation on Friday, September 5th at 8:00 p.m. The theme of the evening will be Of Culture, Of Self, featuring three of LAWTF’s favorite performers, as well as one artiste new to the Festival, including:
Karen A. Clark: In this spoken word excerpt from “The Women,” Karen A. Clark reflects on the powerful women in her family through music, poetry and storytelling.
Sariyah Idan: "Homeless in Homeland" has a documentary hip-hop theatre aesthetic and is based on Sariyah’s journey that took her to Israel and Palestine.
Ada Luz Pla: "Tracing My Lineage: A Story of a Puerto Rican" pays homage to the many women who raised…Continue
The new headquarters that Beat's By Dre just opened in the Hayden Tract area of Culver City isn't too much to look at from the outside -- just a couple of industrial-looking buildings. But according to some design sites on the web, the inside of the two buildings -- home to 650 employees -- is another story altogether.
Says designboom.com, Beats president Luke Wood told designers Bestor Architecture and Loescher + Mechem Architects that he wanted "to make sure it was ‘the best place to work in LA’, for him that meant that it was cool and cutting edge but also comfortable and with a humanist environment for the people who work and visit there.'
According to fastcodesign.com, "The interior combines spaces saturated in deep blue and red paint …Continue
The new show at Corey Helford Gallery features all new 12" x 12" works by 36 of artists on the gallery's roster of "New Contemporary" artists, including pieces by Sas Christian (see above), Carlos Ramos (see below), and Lola (see farther below. The show's opening celebration is this Saturday, August 30th, from 7 to 10 pm and is, as always, free and open to the public (and usually a lot of fun).…Continue