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Norwalk begins plans to redesign transportation yard

NORWALK — Plans are moving ahead on a $2.7 million project to redesign the city’s transportation and public service yard and the adjoining Metrolink parking lot on Imperial Highway. The City Council Tuesday night selected Psomas Company to oversee construction management and inspection services from a field of five applicants. Transportation Director James C. Parker…

Molina wants Exide plant closed permanently

Supervisor Gloria Molina LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors voted last week to have county attorneys evaluate options to force a shutdown of the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon and the clean up of contamination in nearby neighborhoods. Supervisor Gloria Molina held a news conference in advance of the vote Nov. 12,…

Uptown holiday events earn council approval in Whittier

WHITTIER — Plans are under way for the two annual holiday events of the Uptown Whittier Association — the Holiday Sonata Dec. 6 and the Uptown Whittier Christmas Parade Dec. 13. The City Council Nov.12 approved the required special event permits as closure of public streets will be involved. In a report to the council.…

Hilda Solis to lead Huntington Park Christmas Parade

HUNTINGTON PARK — Hilda Solis, the former U.S. secretary of Labor who was elected to the county Board of Supervisors in June, will be the grand marshal in the 64th annual Christmas Lane Parade Saturday at 6 p.m. on Pacific Boulevard. The parade starts at Pacific and Randolph Street and moves south on Pacific to…

Bellflower design review board duties to be reduced

BELLFLOWER — Duties of the city-appointed Town Center Design Review Board would be reduced and most projects handled by administrative personnel under an ordinance set for final action Monday. Tentative approval was Nov. 10. The new ordinance will stand as an interim law before the City Council, at a future date, considers eliminating the advisory…

Culver City Bike Coalition

Holiday Pot Luck

Happy Holidays! Join us as we ring in the season with style, spreading the warmth of the holidays face-to-face and bike-to-bike! Come party with us as we rock and ROLL the holiday season! The party starts at Downtown Culver City’s Tree Lighting Ceremony … Continue reading

CCBC Hosts Creek Cleanup SIte

Saturday, is Coastal Cleanup Day, the largest one day volunteer event in the world! Join us along Ballona Creek as we host a work station and do our part to keep Ballona Creek clean. We’ll be at the Duquesne entrance on Ballona … Continue reading

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How Chlorine Damages Your Hair

How Chlorine Damages Your Hair

Caring for your hair means knowing how different chemicals, products, and environment factors affect it. In the summertime, and in some climates all year, one of the most common hair damaging chemicals we come in contact with is chlorine. If you spend a lot of time at the pool, you’re surely no stranger to the havoc chlorine wreaks on your hair.

Understanding how chlorine does its dirty work on your tresses is the…

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SPHS Football Grounds Arleta, Advances To LACS Semifinals

Consider this latest test for San Pedro High football passed... even without a need to complete a single pass.

It was a 'flashback Friday' type of night for…

San Pedro High Girls Cross-Country Goes For 10th City Title

On Saturday, 9 am at Pierce College of Woodland Hills, the San Pedro High girls cross-country team will be looking to clinch their 'Perfect 10' moment, a tenth CIF-Los Angeles City Section championship in the City finals race. …

Mary Star High Football 2014 Gets Six All-SFL Selections

Mary Star High football may have had its fair share of growing pains for the 2014 season, but the Stars had so many positives to build on from a 2-8 campaign.…

 

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Free Classical Music Concert in Culver City this Sunday

Posted by Scupine on November 20, 2014 at 6:30am 0 Comments

The Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra will perform a free concert this Sunday, November 23, at 3 pm at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Culver City. The program will include excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” and “Sleeping Beauty;” Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance;” Stravinsky’s “Firebird;” Ravel’s “Minuet Antique;” and more.  

Soloist Mariano Dugatkin will be featured playing Piazzolla’s romantic music for the tango on a bandoneón -- a type of concertina popular in Argentina.  Designed by Heinrich Band, German sailors and workers brought the instrument with them to South America in the late 1800’s.

Founded in 1953 (this is the opening concert of the orchestra’s 61st season), the LA Doctors Symphony…

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East Borough: Culver City's Best Brunch?

Posted by Scupine on November 18, 2014 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Thrillist just named East Borough Culver City's Best Brunch, saying "Because your brunch game needs a bit of Vietnamese flair, this recent addition drops creative and farm-fresh dishes into your weekend, like their beer-battered crêpe with Dungeness crab, steamed bao with bacon and quail egg, and Vietnamese French toast with sweetened condensed milk and strawberry compote. You’re also definitely going to want to order a breakfast bánh mi and a few clever cocktails, like the Lost in Translationfeaturing Japanese Nikka coffey grain whisky, ginger liquor, fernet, and brown sugar."

East Borough is located at 9810 Washington Blvd, in downtown Culver City.

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Will the Former Culver City Courthouse Be Turned into an Extension of LACMA?

Posted by Scupine on November 12, 2014 at 6:00am 2 Comments

Plans are still preliminary at best, but it's such an exciting prospect, I have to pass on the info: The Los Angeles Times has reported that Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors member Mark Ridley-Thomas wants spend $8 million to convert Culver City's former courthouse on Overland Ave. to an "outpost of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and a media-arts education hub supported by Sony Pictures Entertainment."

Continues the article:

LACMA director Michael Govan said that the art museum hasn’t committed to a satellite gallery in Culver City, although it would serve a strategic goal of establishing outposts around the county to make LACMA’s collection and programs easily accessible to a wider public.

“Nothing’s firm, it’s super-preliminary,”…

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Roller Derby Returns to Culver City This Saturday

Posted by Scupine on November 12, 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments

This Saturday, November 15, the Culver City Veterans Auditorium will be home to a doubleheader of roller derby action: Shore Shots & Road Ragers vs. West Coast Derby Knockouts.

Here's how the organizers describe the event:

The Angel City Derby Girls are a group of women now in their 9th season that have come together purely out of the love of the sport. Some of the athletes have chosen names like Chica Go Lightning, Mickispeedia, Shunami Bomb, AlbaToss and AC Slaughter, to embrace the kitsch of the old-style of roller derby by paying homage to the legacy of skaters who often adopted pseudonyms or nicknames. Despite the witty names, we are serious about the modern incarnation of the sport! ACDG is entirely volunteer-run, skater-owned and operated…

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Waterloo & City Will Close; Southern(ish) Food Restaurant 'The Hatchet Hall' Will Take its Place

Posted by Scupine on November 10, 2014 at 6:30am 0 Comments

According to the LA Weekly and LA Eater, Culver City's Waterloo & City will close in the beginning of 2015. That's the bad news. The good news is that there's already a restaurant lined up to take its place. Southern-leaning restauranteur Brian Dunsmoor will be launching The Hatchet Hall in its place in March. 

Dunsmoor was previously the chef at The Hart & the Hunter, the restaurant in the Palihotel on Melrose that offered dishes like Low-Country Shrimp Boil with corn,…

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Gallery Pick of the Week: Lily Stockman at Luis De Jesus Gallery in Culver City

Posted by Scupine on November 7, 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Lily Stockman's new show, "Women," opens this Saturday night, November 8, at Luis De Jesus. An artist's reception -- always free, open to the public, and lots of fun -- will be held on Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Says the gallery's web site about the show and Stockman's work: 

Lily Stockman's exuberant, vibratory abstract paintings are based on commonplace experience that transcends the "object" to reveal a phenomenological experience for the viewer. They are a distillation of her own immediate interactions in the world: her observations on specific architecture (a drive-in theater in Twentynine Palms, the Art Deco "movie palaces" of Downtown Los Angeles), landscape (the desert palette of Rajastan, India, and Joshua Tree, California), evolution through…

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Donna Sternberg & Dancers Perform in Culver City This Weekend

Posted by Scupine on November 6, 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Donna Sternberg & Dancers will present its latest work, One Song Many Dances, at the Ivy Substation in Culver City this Friday and Saturday, November 7 and 8, at 8:30 pm. TIckets are $25.

The performances are supported in part by grants from the Culver City Art in Public Places Program.

Ivy Substation is located at 9060 Venice Blvd.

Update: Stoneview Park in the Blair Hills Area of Culver City

Posted by Scupine on November 5, 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Los Angeles County Public Works will soon begin demolishing the existing old school structures on the Stoneview Park site. The county says it will use the most remote part of the site, the southwest corner, for louder activities such as breaking up concrete, to minimize disruption to the nearby residential area. The county is currently in negotiations with a design/builder for the project, and design is slated to start by mid to late November. Construction activities for the new park will begin in spring 2015.

The plan for the nature center calls for a one-story, 4,000-square-foot building housing a multi-purpose room, a staff office, restrooms, and a terrace with an observation area. A trail will connect the building to various outdoor elements, including an interpretive signage…

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Celebrate Halloween by Watching Raiders of the Lost Ark in Veteran's Park in Culver CIty Tonight

Posted by Scupine on October 31, 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments

On Halloween, Friday, October 31st, Culver City's Parks & Playgrounds program will host a free night at the movies under the stars at 8:00 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park. This year’s movie presentation is the 1981 classic, Raiders of the Lost Ark.

What's the Best Bar in Culver City?

Posted by Scupine on October 27, 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Recently, Thrillist.com nominated Bigfoot West (on Venice) as the Best Bar in Culver City. Here's what they had to say about the watering hole: 

Both Bigfoot locations look like someone took Yogi Bear's Yosemite ranger stations and plopped 'em down right in the middle of the city. The Westside location has a couple things on its side, though: there aren't a ton of other bars in the area, and it's way bigger than its Atwater brother. Also: there's a BBQ-bombed drink.

From what I gather, this is a hip choice, but I've had a better times at perhaps a half-dozen other bars throughout the city. In fact, my nomination goes to ... the bar at the Culver Hotel. 

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Rancho Park's Pico Playhouse To Premiere "Adventures in Candyland" - A Play By Kids for All Ages to Enjoy

Saturday, November 1 marks the sold-out world premiere of "Adventures in Candyland", a  sugary saga written, performed and produced by a group of students from Overland Avenue Elementary School.

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