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Culver City Bike Coalition

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

CCBC Meet & Greet

Thursday, 9/18, 6-8 p.m. It’s been way too long since we’ve heard from our CCBC peeps. So stop riding for a bit and join us at Kay ‘n Dave’s in Culver City for a free night of food, fun, laughter … Continue reading

San Pedro News Pilot

SPHS Football Posts Solid Road Victory At Culver City

CULVER CITY - The San Pedro High football team hadn't played a game in two weeks due to last week's bye, and normally that would spell trouble.…

No Miracle Needed: SPHS Girls Volleyball Sweeps Banning

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,…

Obituary for Michael A. Simms

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…


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Where Am I in Culver City? Game 081

Posted by Scupine on September 18, 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Periodically, I post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.' -- asking Culver City Times members if they know where it is. 

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:…


Culver City Historical Society Hosts Car Rally & Scavenger Hunt This Saturday

Posted by Scupine on September 16, 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments

The Culver City Historical Society presents its Car Rally & Scavenger Hunt fundraiser on Sunday, September 21st, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

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…


Pitch In for Coastal Clean-up Day at Ballona Creek in Culver City This Saturday

Posted by Scupine on September 15, 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

The Ballona Creek Cleanup is the City of Culver City's contribution to Coastal Cleanup Day -- this Saturday, September 20, from 9:00 a.m. till noon.

To participate, just show up at one of these locations, where there are gates affording access to Ballona Creek:

  • Syd Kronenthal Park at Washington Blvd. and McManus Ave. (at the bike path entrance)
  • Duquesne Avenue (north of Culver City Transportation Building)
  • Overland Avenue (behind Julian Dixon Library)
  • Sepulveda Blvd. (on Bike/Creek path entrance)

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…


m0851 Concept Store Now Open in Santa Monica

Posted by Carole Yu on September 14, 2014 at 4:57pm 0 Comments

Long term Culver City resident, Carole Yu has opened a new leather goods store in Santa Monica.


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…


Gallery Pick of the Week: Photographs by Katrin Korfmann at Kopeikin Gallery in Culver City Give a New Perspective on Crowds

Posted by Scupine on September 9, 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments

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…


Dulcimers, Dulcimers, Dulcimers! Free Dulcimer Concert in Culver City This Saturday

Posted by Scupine on September 9, 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Who doesn't love a dulcimer? Not me, man. That's why I'll be at the Culver Palms United Methodist Church this Saturday, September 13 -- if I possibly can. 

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,…


David Mamet's "Race" Opens at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City This Sunday

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

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…


Ivy Substation in Culver City Hosts Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival This Friday

Posted by Scupine on September 4, 2014 at 6:30am 0 Comments

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…


New Beats by Dre Headquarters in Culver City Draws Praise for Being Cool

Posted by Scupine on August 29, 2014 at 6:30am 0 Comments

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, 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, "The interior combines spaces saturated in deep blue and red paint …


Art Show to See this Saturday: Corey Helford Gallery's "2nd Annual Art Collector Starter Kit"

Posted by Scupine on August 26, 2014 at 6:30am 0 Comments

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).…


Call (323) 200-9052 to learn more or click here to send an email.


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Culver City Historical Society

Car Rally and Scavenger Hunt

  Where else but in “The Heart of Screenland” can you drive around the city, search for specific locations and learn about Culver City history all at the same time? The Culver City Historical Society invites you to join the fun when it presents its Scavenger Hunt/Car Rally fundraiser on Sunday, September 21, 2014, from […]

Samitaur Tower free event

The Culver City Historical Society partnered with Samitaur Constructs on a public arts project involving some of our historic images, student artists, and their Samitaur Tower, located near the Culver City EXPO stop, at the corner of Hayden and National. Student artists from Savannah College of Art and Design and University of New Mexico were […]

2014 Picnic in the Park

Culver City Historical Society invites you to join us for Picnic in the Park Sunday, July 27, 2014 1pm – 4pm Music * Trivia * Raffle * BBQ * soft drinks and water provided by Santa Maria BBQ Society members: $25 in advance ($30 at the door) Non-members: $30 Children age 6-12: $12.50 each Mail […]

Summer 2014 Message

President’s Message by Michelle Bernardin, President Dear Members, Summer is here (not that we had much of a winter)! I look forward to seeing you at BOTH of our July events – the July 16 General Meeting and the Annual Picnic on Sunday, July 27! This is the first time that we are having the […]

Rancho Park Online

Watch Willy Wonka Under the Stars Tonight at Palms Park

Join your friends and neighbors for a night time screening of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

When:  dusk, Wednesday, August 6

Where: Palms Park, 2950 Overland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064

No charge for attending. Bring your own chairs and blankets. Popcorn and candy can be purchased.

Los Angeles Summer of Learning comes to the West Side

Mayor Eric Garcetti, in partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy, JPMorgan Chase & Co., The California Endowment, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, have launched of the Los Angeles Summer of Learning program, a citywide initiative to keep youth engaged in learning this summer. 

Los Angeles youth age 3 - 24 can access 100 valuable learning opportunities online and in person at City parks and libraries, LAUSD schools,…

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Rancho Park's Best Spot for Fireworks

Head to Cheviot Hills Park on this Fourth of July to for a low-key, crowd-free celebration courtesy of the Hillcrest Country Club. You may have to be a member to golf there but the club's annual fireworks display lights up the Rancho Park sky for all to see. The best seats in the house are free - across the street at Cheviot Hills Park on Motor Ave, just south of Pico.

The fireworks begin at 9:00 pm but the fun starts earlier. You can bring picnics, blankets, sports equipment…

Leimert Park Beat

Preparing for our presentation this evening with the Victoria – Sanchez – Sycamore Block Club. Meeting starts at 6:30pm we are scheduled to present at 7:20pm. The meeting is located at the Village Gr…

Preparing for our presentation this evening with the Victoria – Sanchez – Sycamore Block Club. Meeting starts at 6:30pm we are scheduled to present at 7:20pm.

The meeting is located at the Village Green Clubhouse (5300 Rodeo Rd. Los Angeles CA 90016)…stop by, say “Hi”, and get the latest information on the project status.

If you can not make it down tonight...We are also scheduled to present tomorrow 9/17, we would love to see you there.

Wednesday, September 17…

Three Full Street Closures this Weekend on Crenshaw Boulevard to Continue Building Underground Light-Rail Stations

Work on three of the future underground Crenshaw/LAX light rail stations will shut down Crenshaw Boulevard at three different locations this weekend beginning Friday night until Monday morning. The closures are needed to reconfigure traffic lanes at Crenshaw/Vernon and Crenshaw/MLK stations and on Crenshaw/Expo, Metro and Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractors (WSCC) will begin pile installation on the south wall.

Here are the closure schedule and boundaries, detour maps (see below) and…

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