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White cop charged with murdering black motorist in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI — A white police officer was indicted Wednesday on a charge of murder in the shooting death of unarmed black motorist Samuel DuBose. If convicted, University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing could go to prison for life, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said during a news conference. Deters played body camera footage of…

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Philadelphia congressman indicted in racketeering scheme

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah was indicted Wednesday on racketeering charges tied to a host of campaign finance schemes, according to the Department of Justice. The Philadelphia Democrat who was first elected to Congress in 1994 and serves on the influential House Appropriations Committee faces 29 charges, many stemming from his 2007 campaign for…

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Emails between Baltimore city leaders show chaos, confusion

BALTIMORE — Officials here knew protests could erupt the day of Freddie Gray’s funeral but were overwhelmed by the riots that followed. Those are some of the details found in 7,000 pages of government emails the city released Monday. The documents were turned over after a public records request by CNN. Violence engulfed Baltimore on…

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Video of Sandra Bland in Texas jail is released

WALLER COUNTY, TEXAS — Authorities here released hours of jail video Tuesday in an effort to knock down the idea that Sandra Bland was dead before she was brought to jail. Bland, 28, was found dead in her cell three days after she was arrested for allegedly failing to use her turn signal on July…

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Obama says he thinks he could win a third term

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he could win a third term in office if he ran again but that he is barred by the Constitution. “I think if I ran again I could win. But I can’t!” Obama said. Obama’s quip came during a speech to the African Union here,…

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Culver City Bike Coalition

CicLAvia Bike Valet: Volunteers Needed

CCBC Will be hosting the bike valet at the CicLAvia, August 9 and we need your help! CicLAvia – Culver City meets Venice Beach – is going to be huge! It’s the biggest open streets event in LA, bringing 100,00 … Continue reading

CCBC Planning Meeting

Join us Friday, June 19 for our (ir)regular planning session. Lots of stuff to discuss: River Ride We need volunteers to help out at the Local Chapter booth at this annual event. CicLAvia. This is going to be this Summer’s … Continue reading

Echo Park Online

2015 Ocean Swim Series

This year, Southern California Aquatics (SCAQ) has expanded its 2015 Ocean Swim Series to include safe, high quality; affordable and fun swim options during the week as well as both morning and evening sessions. SCAQ is an adult swim club that also offers pool practices at nine…

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San Pedro News Pilot

Mary Star's Marina Vitalich Gets One Final Honor From MaxPreps

For one with many accolades, Mary Star High softball pitching legend Marina Vitalich has one more left that she can claim.

The 2015 and four-time San Pedro News…

San Pedro ♥ Festival of the Arts , A free family event featuring dance, music & crafts!

SAN PEDRO ♥ FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS (previously the TriArt ♥ Festival) announces Year Nine scheduled for September 19 & 20 at Ports O'Call Village in the south grass area of the park. …

San Pedro ♥ Festival of the Arts , A free family event featuring dance, music & crafts!

SAN PEDRO ♥ FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS (previously the TriArt ♥ Festival) announces Year Nine scheduled for September 19 & 20 at Ports O'Call Village in the south grass area of the park. …


Blog Posts

Actors' Gang Performs "Harry Potter Hamlet" in Media Park in Culver City All August

Posted by Scupine on July 29, 2015 at 6:00am 0 Comments

It has become a very welcome tradition: each Saturday and Sunday in August, the Actors' Gang theater troupe performs a family-friendly adaptation of Shakespeare play in Media Park in Culver City. Last year, it was My Little Pony version of A Midsummer Night's Dream. In 2013, they put on a superhero version of Twelfth Night. In 2012, we got a Star Wars version of The Tempest, with Obi Wan Kenobi as Prospero, Princess Leia as Miranda, C3P0 as Ariel, and Jabba the Hutt as Caliban. 

This year, it seems that they're performing a Harry Potter-ized Hamlet. Here's how they describe it, neatly meshing the themes of the two works: "When the Denmark Court meets the…


Backpacks for Kids Program Will Collect Food This Weekend at Pavilions Culver City

Posted by Geoff Maleman on July 22, 2015 at 12:15pm 0 Comments

The Program Serves More Than 80 Culver City Students

 and Their Families Every Week!


Did you know that more than 39% of CCUSD students receive free or reduced price lunches at their schools every day? For many students, this vital resource includes free breakfast. In some circumstances, healthy, reliable meals on the weekends are not a guarantee.


Since 2013, the CCUSD Backpacks for Kids program has been serving students at all CCUSD school sites, serving more than 10,000 meals to students throughout the year.


The program will be collecting food at Pavilions Culver City (11030 Jefferson Boulevard) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26. To volunteer to help, please contact Leslie Gardner at lgardner63@gmail.comn or (310) 963-5218.


The group will be collecting the following items,…


Cerveteca in Culver City Makes LA Eater's List of LA's 10 Hottest Cheap Eats Restaurants

Posted by Scupine on July 16, 2015 at 6:00am 0 Comments

According to LA Eater, Culver City's Cerveteca is one of the 10 best place in the whole city to get inexpensive food. Here's what LA Eater had to say about the restaurant:

This low-key tortas and taco spot is open late every night, which is a relief for Culver City residents who need a cheap bite after hours. The tortas aren't going to be better than something you can get at a top notch East LA spot, but the bread is fresh and the ingredients are high-quality. Oh, and everything's under $10.

You can read the whole article…


Rock Musical Based on Matthew Sweet's "Girlfriend" Opens at the Kirk Douglas in Culver City

Posted by Scupine on July 14, 2015 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Ok, this one is kind of crazy in a great way. If you're of a certain age (mine), you may well have fallen in love with a largely unheralded 1991 album by Matthew Sweet. The album is full of classic pop melodies (AllMusic cites "the Beatles, Big Star, Byrds, R.E.M., and Neil Young," and, uh, yeah) as well as soaring guitar leads from Sweet himself as well as guitar gods Robert Quine and Richard Lloyd. Here's a couple of YouTube links that will give you a flavor of what I'm talking about here: GIRLFRIEND and I'VE BEEN WAITING.

Now in an unlikely but very welcome twist, this great 24-year-old album has been transformed into a Rock…


Culver City Athlete Will Compete in the Special Olympics World Games this July

Posted by Scupine on July 13, 2015 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Caelyn Griffith, 20, from Culver City, will compete at the Special Olympics World Games on July 25 to August 2 in Los Angeles as the sole Westside representative in the Artistic Gymnastics category.

This event draws 7,000 athletes from more than 177 countries, and Griffith is one of 37 California athletes who will compete in the World Games.

"I'm excited to participate in the World Games because it's a challenge to compete and the opportunity of a lifetime," says Griffith, who started in gymnastics more than 10 years ago as a way to improve her balance. Over the years, her balance has improved along with her self-esteem.

While floor routine is her favorite event, Griffith will be participating in the full gymnastics event rotation at the John Wooden Center at UCLA on July 30th…


Hatchet Hall Restaurant in West Culver City Now Open

Posted by Scupine on July 9, 2015 at 6:30am 0 Comments

According to both Eater LA and Los Angeles magazine, Hatchet Hall -- in the former Waterloo & City location in West Culver City -- is now open. 

There is no menu on-line yet, but according to Eater LA, patrons can expect, "[Chef Brian] Dunsmoor’s personal brand of cooking, which marries Southern tones with fresh local ingredients, and always packs a lot of flavor."

Los Angeles provides some details:

...the half duck...starts with a sweet tea brine and spends time in an old-school Texas smoker, and comes with barbecue pickles and rolls. “It’s somewhere between Peking duck service and a Southern-style barbecue,” the chef says. Only 12 of those are served a night.

The grill isn’t only reserved for meats.…


Westfield Culver City Offers Free Outdoor Movies Every Friday Through August 7th

Posted by Scupine on July 8, 2015 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Westfield Culver City's Summertime Cinema series begins this Friday, July 10th, with a screening of The Lego Movie. The movie screenings continues every Friday until August 7th. The movies are free to the public and viewers will enjoy various special goodies at the event. Seating opens at 6 p.m., and the movies begin at 8 p.m.

The schedule:

July 10th: Lego Movie (Mega Block Competition with a chance to win a $50 gift card)

July 17th: Cinderella (Cinderella scheduled to appear)

July 24th: Big Hero 6 (Take your pic with a life-size cutout of Baymax & Hiro and post on Instagram to enter to win a $50 gift card)

July 31st: Jurassic Park (Will have a puppy petting zoo with puppies in dinosaur…


Expo Line Extension from Culver City to Santa Monica On Target for Spring 2016 Opening

Posted by Scupine on June 29, 2015 at 6:00am 0 Comments

The 6.6-mile, $1.5 billion extension of the Expo Line from Culver City to Santa Monica reached another milestone on Monday, when for the first time a train ran to the Palms station under its own power.

Said to the Santa Monica Lookout, "This month, the authority began some preliminary testing of trains as far west as Centinela Boulevard -- between Military Avenue and Centinela -- but the tests so far have involved trains being pulled by other trains and not running on their own power as [was] the case at Monday's test."

The line is expected to be operational by Spring of 2016.

There will be seven stations between Culver City and Santa Monica: Palms, Westwood/Rancho Park, Exposition/Sepulveda, Exposition/Bundy, 26th Street/Bergamot, 17th Street/Santa Monica College…


Culver City Fireworks 2015: At West Los Angeles College This July 4

Posted by Scupine on July 3, 2015 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

The Culver City Exchange Club’s 2015 fireworks show is being held at West Los Angeles College (at 9000 Overland Avenue) this July 4. 

According to the website: "This year's show will be even longer, with fireworks firing from multiple locations." And great news: "The Firefall is back!" Personally I'm not sure what the Firefall is, but I do know i need to see it.

Gates open at 4:00 pm and fireworks begin at dusk.

Suggested donation: Walk-ins - $5 per person and $1 for children under age 6. Drive-Ins -- $5 per person in the vehicle to a maximum $20. Parking is limited so carpooling is encouraged. Show admission is included in the parking fee.

This suggested donation helps the Exchange Club fund local charities, support child abuse preventions efforts, financially support the Culver…


Bigfoot West in Culver City Gets Some Love from Westside Today

Posted by Scupine on June 24, 2015 at 3:59pm 0 Comments recently profiled Bigfoot West in Culver City, calling out the bar's "fresh squeezed juices, in-house infusions, homemade shrubs, sherbets, jams, purees and seasonal ingredients from the Culver City Farmer’s Market."

The article quotes Vanessa Kemling, who oversees the bar’s cocktail program, as saying that the bar's most popular drinks are:

The Old Fashioned: Old Forester 86 Proof Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey, house-made simple syrup, angostura bitters, Luxardo cherry and a flamed orange zest;

The Prarie Collins: Prairie Handcrafted Organic Cucumber Vodka, house-made…



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Culver City Historical Society

The Story of Johnnie’s Pastrami

The Culver City Historical Society invites you to hear the story of Johnnie’s Pastrami on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at 7 p.m. in the Rotunda Room in the Veterans Memorial Building at 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Do you remember where you were in 1952? The favorite TV program was “The Jackie Gleason Show,” the […]

A Great Loss… Our Sol and Martha Sigall

Martha Sigall passed away in December 2014, preceded by her Sol. Martha Sigall, an energetic longtime Culver City resident began her career in animation in 1936 as an apprentice painter with Leon Schlesinger Productions, which was located at Warner Bros. on Sunset Boulevard. She took part in the development of characters like Daffy Duck, Bugs […]

Spring 2015 President’s Message

Dear Members, Happy Spring! Your Historical Society volunteers have been making great use of the “cold” months. Sharon Shore and Mo de Koff have completed the gargantuan task of digitally cataloguing the collection’s costumes. One of Harry Culver’s grandsons, Chris Wilde, was a guest speaker at our January 18 open Sunday. We had a great […]

The Sorrento Market Story and the Story of Albert Vera

Albert Vera, Jr. will tell the story of his father, Albert Vera, the founder of the Sorrento Market, at the general meeting of the Culver City Historical Society, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room in the Veterans Memorial Building at 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City. Albert Vera, an immigrant who […]

Rancho Park Online


Not sure but I think it's a Jack/Parsons Russel poodle(?) mix

Westwood Greenway…Open Space next to the Expo Line

If you go by the Expo Line construction in Rancho Park/West LA you’ll see test trains, new crossing gates, and lots of construction vehicles and workers between Overland Ave. and Westwood Blvd.  This wide swath of public land has been a staging area for the Phase 2 construction and is now a dumping ground for extra asphalt, unused catenary poles, and broken-down equipment.

However, a group of dedicated community members has been looking beyond the construction and envisioning the…

Another Angle on Our Drought

Californians keep hearing about the drought all over the news and lots of us have taken steps to address this dire situation but as we already know, there's still plenty of room for improvement.  

Wanted to share this fun infographic created by SERVIZ, an on-demand home services booking tool, because it addresses how certain cities in California are handling their water usage at the local level, plus has some home conservation tips that everyone should be implementing if they're not…

Overland Traffic Safety on NBC News

Last week an accident on the corner of Overland and Esther led to a car landing on its side on the sidewalk. Some residents feel Expo Line construction, specifically the the loss of a curbside parking lane along Overland may be partly responsible for the crash.

NBC 4 spoke to…

Leimert Park Beat

Don't overlook estate planning: Tamiel Holloway, Attorney

When most people start family planning, they consider buying homes, picking the right schools and choosing a health insurance plan. An important but often overlooked consideration is estate planning. An estate plan typically involves a will, trust and power of attorney.

If you are unsure of where to start, make a simple will. A will can help you dispose…

Business Interruption Fund spotlight: Lula Washington Dance Theater

Associate director Tamica Miller with co-founders Erwin and Lula Washington. (Photo: Gary Leonard/Metro)

Metro’s Business Interruption Fund was started to assist small businesses that may be impacted by construction of

By Joe…

Images of the Crenshaw/LAX Project construction progress

According to Bryan Pennington, Metro Executive of Director Engineering and Construction, the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project has reached 33 percent completion!

The $2.058 billion Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project continues to move forward in July along…

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