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The Culver City Cultural Affairs Foundation presents architectureTALKS, a series of three architecture talks presented by internationally renowned practitioners based in Culver City. This series will take place in different locations throughout the city. The proceeds will benefit the technical enhancement of Veterans Memorial Building’s Auditorium with the intent of increasing public performances and film screenings in that venue.
The series will begin on January 25, 2015 with a conversation with award-winning architect Zoltan E. Pali, FAIA, founder and design principal of Studio Pali Fekete architects [SPF:a] located on Washington Boulevard in the Culver City Arts District. Moderated by architectural writer Thomas Aujero Small, Pali will discuss his work on creating the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. The recently completed and much celebrated “Wallis” transformed a classical Spanish Mission Revival Post Office with the…Continue
Over the course of the next couple of months, The Culver City Cultural Affairs Foundation will present a series of three 'architectureTALKS' -- a that will shine the spotlight on some of the internationally renowned architects based in Culver City.
The first event is scheduled for this Sunday, January 25, and features award-winning architect Zoltan Pali, FAIA, founder and design principal of SPF:architects, whose firm offices are located on Washington Boulevard in the Culver City Arts District. Moderated by architectural writer Thomas Aujero Small, Pali will discuss his work in the creation of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. The recently completed and much-celebrated “Wallis” transformed the Spanish Mission Revival United States Post Office…Continue
Here's the scoop from Christopher Patrick King, who serves as Vice Chair of the committee:
Ideally, we would love to have volunteers to come as a “team” of 4 people (work group, volunteer clubs, religious groups, family/friends, etc). We’ll be disbursing volunteers on the night of the Count in groups of 4, so if you come as a team then you can go out with your own friends and colleagues. Individuals are welcome too! We would simply plug them in with other groups that do not have the full 4 members.
The schedule is as follows:
by LaShon Rayford, Linwood Howe Parent & Executive Assistant – Human Resources CCUSD
Sailing requires the courage to Explore, Dream and Discover. The students of Linwood E. Howe Elementary School are doing just that! As the strong winds propel their ship to move forward, the Vikings are adjusting their sails, leaving the harbor and navigating toward a new destination … The Linwood E. Howe Sailing to Success College and Career Program.
“The program is designed to expose and encourage our K-5 families to a college-going culture,” said Dr. Kim Indelicato, Principal of Linwood E. Howe. “We are striving to ensure all students have equal access to the tools and resources needed to be successful.”
Students will learn as early as kindergarten that the expectation is to take…Continue
Just as Polaroid pioneered instant photography over 75 years ago, Polaroid Fotobar is reinventing how consumers interact with our digital photos today. The fun, new experiential retail concept is opening three locations in the Los Angeles area. The first debuted just before the holidays at Westfield Culver City (6000 Sepulveda Blvd.). Customers will experience the instant gratification of printing their memories and bringing them to life to decorate their world.
The new store, located in Center Court near Pinkberry and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Pictured left to right…Continue
Today the question is: Do you know where in Culver City this sign 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:…Continue
Congratulations go out to Kevin Lachoff, who was installed as Culver City Chamber of Commerce Chair for the 2015 year at a ceremony last Thursday, January 5. Lachoff is a commercial real estate leasing and sales agent at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and had previously served as Chair-Elect of the Chamber for 2014 and on Culver City's Planning Commission. Kevin, a father of two, is a Culver City Times member, occasional (but valued) contributor, and all around great neighbor (to me in a literal sense and to all Culver Citizens in a metaphoric way).
Here are more details about the…Continue
Over the last couple of weeks, the art collective CYRCLE painted five new murals on the walls of the creative offices at 10301 - 10395 Jefferson Blvd. in Culver City. Here's what the duo had to say about the pieces:
"The plan for the murals is to create a modern, contemporary reinterpretation of Neoclassical and Renaissance iconography, combined with the feel of traditional 18th century engraving techniques. The murals’ message is rooted in the concept of ascension and attempts to inspire viewers to rise above and look up in life.”
The murals really are an embarrassment of riches.…Continue
Los Angeles artist Chad Robertson has a new show of paintings and works on paper opening this Saturday at Western Project gallery in Culver City. The opening reception runs from 6 to 8 pm on Saturday, and these receptions are (always) open to the public and (usually) a lot of fun.
Here's what Western Projects has to say about Robertson's detailed and dense works:
Using images from travels in India, recent news, Internet, film and popular culture, the artist layers and weaves his subjects into dream-like states, mirroring scientific concepts of simultaneity and constant flux. From political rallies, rogue waves, cyclone fences, to bees flying in the wind, these are pictures of contemporary life, of our current interconnected global condition.…
It was Santa Maria BBQ. Then it was 041 Bucaro, small plate Italian restaurant. Now it's going to be ... a BBQ restaurant.
LA Eater is reporting that 041 Bucaro is no more. Taking it's place in the spring will be a second location of Chop Daddy's, the Venice BBQ house.
The article says that although the new space will be redesigned over the next several months to accommodate 50 seats, "the plan is to immediately soft-open Chop Daddy’s via a small order window affixed to the side of the restaurant...The window will be open for lunch only, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning Monday, January 12."
Here's the Chop Daddy menu, so you can begin…Continue