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San Pedro Crafters, Bella Lili Bowtique, Handmade in Southbay and Marlene's Designs are looking for crafters of hand-made items to join us in an online auction on Facebook, with portions of the sales donated to the Save the Honey Bee Foundation.
Yesenia Antimo of Bella Lili Bowtique has put together the vendor sign up page on Facebook and will do her best to answer questions…
During a strenuous summer, Port Of Los Angeles High softball senior-to-be Nicolle Miranda continued to search for a college to play for and showcase her all-around skills both in the circle, and at the plate.…
(LONG BEACH --- July 24) --- A class to teach you where you are and how to get to where you're going while boating is scheduled to be taught starting Friday (Aug. 15) at the historic Long Beach Fire Station No. 8 in Belmont Shore.
"This is a great course to backup your GPS (global positioning satellite) navigation with the tried and true plotting skills," said Bob Vatz, a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructor who's set to teach the eight-week class.
The Culver City Historical Society, with Samitaur Constructs, has organized a public art project at the iconic Samitaur Tower in the Hayden Tract area of Culver City from Sunset (around 8 pm) until 9:30.
Student artists from Savannah College of Art and Design and University of New Mexico were given the "canvas" of the 10 screens on the Samitaur Tower and asked to explore the question of how an image makes an impact in a short amount of time in a non-traditional view (from a car, train). Images from the Culver CIty Historical Society's archives were used as a part of the project. Kurt Kratchman, who curated the project, will be at the Tower to answer questions.
Drive by, park and walk, or hop on the Expo tonight to view the project, which runs about 20 minutes and will loop…Continue
During these CicLAvia events, whole streets are shut down to car traffic, encouraging bicyclists and pedestrians to explore the city and participate in a space that is normally dominated by automobiles. Since it began in 2010, CicLAvia has quickly become Los Angeles County’s most popular public event, consistently attracting more than 100,000 participants. CicLAvia is free of charge and open to everyone. In 2013, Culver City’s Parcel B and Main Street served as a hub for CicLavia -- to wonderful effect.
If you love the food at Akasha half as much as I do, you'll be interested in this video profiling the restaurant's owner Akasha Richmond -- who was a cooked healthy meals for Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, and Billy Bob Thornton before opening her own restaurant.
She also demonstrates that she knows her way around a bar:…Continue
Red Bread Bakery (on Washington Blvd almost as far west as CostCo) has closed its doors -- after being in it's current location for about a year. That's terrible news for fans of the bakery's dark, dense, bitter, and wonderful rye bread. According to the Los Angeles Times, the owner plans to reopen later this year in a new, larger location. I hope they do, and I hope it's close-by.
Last October, in an article about the best bread and rolls in town, the …Continue
On April 22, 2014, the Culver City Cultural Affairs Commission considered an agenda item pertaining to the nomination of the Culver City Ice Arena for designation as a 'Culver City Cultural Resource.' After reviewing the material of record (which included a historic resource evaluation) and hearing public comment on the item, the commission passed a motion recommending to the City Council that the Culver City Ice Arena be designated a Cultural Resource at the “Significant” level.
The Culver City Council is scheduled to consider this item on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
If you have an interest in saving this arena -- and I know many of you do -- this is your chance to be heard. City Council meetings are held in the Mike Balkman Council Chambers on the ground…Continue
Out of three entrants, two Culver City Times members correctly identified this as being a new (and quite welcome!) addition to the corner of Washington and Higuera (8970 Washington Blvd.)
First-time player Jill S. Thompson was actually the first to name it. Congratulations Jill! She also shares her enthusiasm for the…Continue
The Culver City Public Works Environmental Programs and Operations Division is offering a Beginning Home Composting Workshop this Saturday, July 26, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Complex, Garden Room.
The workshop will provide hands on instruction in composting, worm composting, grass cycling, water-wise gardening, and fire-wise gardening. Demonstrations of various composting techniques will be performed using compost bins. No reservations are necessary for this workshop.
For more information go…Continue
The Summer Music Series in Marina del Rey's Burton W. Chace Park continues this Thursday, July 24, with a "symphonic celebration" featuring the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony playing "Violin Concerto" by Tchaikovsky, "Romeo and Juliet" by Prokofiev, and "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Mussorgsky. All concerts begin at 7 p.m., generally lasting two hours, and are free to the public.
Arrive early and bring low beach chairs and blankets for first-come, first-served seating. A limited number of chairs are available for on-site rental.
The next concert in the series will be on Thursday, August 7, and will feature movie music, including themes from Star Wars, Titanic, and The Wizard of Oz. Also: Gerwhin's "Rhapsody in Blue," and Richard Addinsell's "The Warsaw…Continue
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, and with museums and cultural institutions like the Getty Center and Aquarium of the Pacific. The curriculum will offer robust options in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (S.T.E.A.M.), as well as a work-readiness pathway geared towards the skills needed to succeed in the modern economy.
“LA Summer of Learning will transform Los Angeles into a 500-square-mile campus and provide learning opportunities for our youth when school is not in session,” said Mayor Garcetti. “By…Continue
A new show by Hikari Shimoda, "Fantastic Planet, Goodbye Man," will open this Saturday, July 19, at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City. The opening reception will run from 7 pm to 10 pm and -- as always -- is free and open to the public.
Says the gallery about Shimoda's work:
"The bright, usually cheery, pastel color palette Hikari employs in her portraits tell the opposite story of the anxious, starry-eyed spirits she portrays. The paintings, embellished by sparkly stickers and Manga stylings, depict pale, horned children – demonic muses called upon to remind us of our mortality and the longevity of harm caused to humanity and our ecosystem."
The show will run until August 23.Continue