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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

Curmudgeon Corner - The Politics of Ebloa

Curmudgeon Corner

My Rooney thoughts for October 19, 2014

It never fails!  Some weeks ago when the press began reporting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, our government went to great lengths to assure the American people Ebola won’t reach our shores.  WRONG!

Suddenly, Ebola was present in America, in Dallas, Texas.  (Apparently Ebola didn’t affect the Dallas Cowboys who went to Seattle and taught the Northwest who still is the toughest state in the Union.)  And, our…

SPHS Football Once Again Outlasts Banning

So far, not much unnerves the San Pedro High football team.

Not a last-minute loss to Narbonne of Harbor City, and especially not a fierce,…

Last call for artists for Art in the Park November 8th

 

Art in the Park, November 8th at Peppertree Park.....…

 

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Free Home Compost Workshop in Culver City This Saturday

Posted by Scupine on October 21, 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments

The Culver City Public Works Environmental Programs and Operations Division is offering an Advanced Home Composting Workshop this Saturday, October 25, from 9 am to 11:30 am at the Veterans Memorial Complex, Garden Room.

This Advanced Workshop will introduce organic gardening, landscaping with native friendly and drought tolerant plants, and integrated pest management (environmental ways to control pests). No reservations are necessary for this workshop.

For more information go HERE.

The Veterans Memorial Building is located at 4117…

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Supporters of Culver City Schools Gathered at Rachlin Partners

Posted by Dana Nichols on October 20, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Culver City leaders, community guests and members of the design industry gathered for the annual Sip for Our Schools, a charitable wine and jazz event on Oct. 11 at Rachlin Partners architectural offices. With Rachlin’s outdoor patio transformed into a softly lit jazz-infused setting, the event successfully raised funds for the Culver City…

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Progress Report: Artist Patrick Marston Creating Magical Mural in Culver City

Posted by Scupine on October 16, 2014 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Artist Patrick Marston has been working away on his mural at the corner of Washington Place and McLaughlin Ave. Here's an overview of his progress. When complete, it's going to be magnificent.…

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Culver City Architecture: Coombs House

Posted by Scupine on October 16, 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

 

"The Craftsman-style house at 4245 Duquesne is a 1920s landmark structure. Dan Coombs, a contractor and member fo the city's early board of trustees, built it for his family. A park and a street both carry the Coombs name in honor of the family."

-from the book "Culver City" by (Culver City Times member) Julie Lugo Cerra.

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 082

Posted by Scupine on October 17, 2014 at 6:30am 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 these "Waves"  are? 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:…

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Los Angeles Times Reviews Drucker and Ernst at Luis De Jesus Gallery in Culver City

Posted by Scupine on October 15, 2014 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight devoted a recent column to the new show by photographers and filmmakers Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, "Relationship," at the Luis De Jesus Gallery in Culver City.

Explaining that the show features two videos and 62 photographs that were featured in the Whitney Biennial this year, Knight compares the work to Cathy Opie and calls the works "capital-R Romantic portraits - often dreamy, preternaturally still and imbued with clear and gentle light - of one or the other, or of the couple together" over the course of nearly six years. "Further complicating "Relationship,"" adds Knight, "is its status as a record of a transgender couple. Their bodies are transitioning in opposite directions (for Drucker from male to female, and for Ernst…

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Culver City Seeks Your Opinion About Connecting Expo Line Station to Downtown Culver City

Posted by Scupine on October 14, 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Culver City is trying to figure out what would be the best way to help people get the three long blocks from the Culver City Expo Line Station to downtown Culver City--or as they say it, they're "exploring various grant options for the funding of multimodal transportation options."

If you have an opinion about what would be best, GO HERE and take the city's brief survey.

Got Junk?

Posted by Mayme Clayton Library and Museum on October 10, 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, the Mayme Clayton Library and Museum will be collecting donations to its Goodwill Donation Drive Fundraiser.

Come and drop off gently used apparel, household items, books, DVDs, electronics (working or not) at the Goodwill Collection Truck parked in the parking lot of the Mayme Clayton Library and Museum from 9 AM to 1 PM.  

Mayme Clayton Library and Museum receives money for the goods collected at the Goodwill Drive.

Mayme Clayton Library and Museum

4130 Overland Ave

Culver City, CA  90230

310-202-1647

We cannot take furniture, car seats, baby cribs, playpens, futon, mattresses or exercise equipment

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Muddy Leek in Culver City Closes

Posted by Scupine on October 9, 2014 at 6:30am 0 Comments

LA Eater is reporting that Culver City's own Muddy Leek restaurant has closed.  The "farm-to-table" restaurant in city's Art District that Jonathan Gold called "a comfortable stylish place that serves good food" -- lasted about two years. The space was previously home to Batch Restaurant. No word what will occupy the space next.

Culver City Historical Society Will Host Author of The Making of the Wizard Oz Next Wednesday

Posted by Scupine on October 8, 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Aljean Harmetz, author of The Making of the Wizard Oz, will discuss her book about the classic movie (made in Culver City, of course) at the next general meeting of the Culver City Historical Society on October 15th at 7:30 pm in the Culver CIty Teen Center. The Wizard of Oz is marking its 75th anniversary this year. The public is welcome to join the members of the historical society to enjoy this free program.

The Culver CIty Teen Center is located right next to the Veterans  Memorial Center, at 4153 Overland Ave.

For more information, please call the Society at (310) 253-6941 or inquire by email at info@culvercityhistoricalsociety.org for…

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

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The Making of the Wizard of Oz to be discussed by Author Aljean Harmetz

Aljean Harmetz, author of The Making of the Wizard of Oz, will discuss her book and reveal facts about the classic movie made in Culver City, which is marking its 75th anniversary this year, at the next general meeting of the Culver City Historical Society, Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Teen […]

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 […]

Rancho Park Online

Eat at Pitfire Pizza on Westwood Blvd Thursday 10/23 Good Food for a Good Cause

Join us for a Night of Great Food, Friends, Family and Fundraising

 

Who: Everyone is welcome.

 

What: Support the  Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES is an LAUSD public middle and high school) while you and your family enjoy delicious artisan pizzas, fresh chopped salads made with locally grown ingredients, fantastic pasta and paninis!

When: 5:00 – 9:00 pm, Thursday, October 23. Arrive anytime…

The Book Truck at Children's Book World - Bring or Buy Books for Underserved Teens

Children's Book World Rancho Park's Children's Book World and The Book Truck are holding a teen book drive to reach readers all across Los Angeles. Stop by tomorrow to donate new or gently used books to this great cause.…

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,…

Leimert Park Beat

La Brea Corridor Community Workshop Wed.,Oct. 15, 6-8pm @ Baldwin Hills Public Library

This Wednesday, October 15th is the last community workshop for the La Brea Corridor Planning Study 

6 - 8pm at the Baldwin Hills Public Library

Come and actively participate in visualizing a pedestrian and bike friendly S. La Brea Corridor.


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Got Junk? Donate it to upcoming fundraiser for Mayme Clayton Library and Museum

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, the Mayme Clayton Library and Museum of African American Culture will be collecting donations to its Goodwill Donation Drive Fundraiser.

Come and drop off gently used apparel, household items, books, DVDs, electronics (working or not) at the Goodwill Collection Truck parked in the parking lot of the Mayme Clayton Library and Museum from 9 AM to 1 PM.  

Mayme Clayton Library…

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