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Tell us a little about yourself. Why are you here?
I am the founder and managing editor of Culver City Times. I have worked as a professional writer for more than 20 years. I have an MBA from USC, once came in third place on Jeopardy! and am a published poet.

I grew up visiting my grandmother in Culver City every weekend, and I have lived in Culver City myself for more than 12 years. My daughters attended El Marino Elementary and now attend Culver City High School.
Who referred you to the Culver City Times?
Eddie North-Hager
My Culver City secret is
The Tea Room at the Jurassic Museum of Technology
Culver City flavor is best at
Akasha
My Culver City neighborhood is
Culver City West
My Culver City hangout is
The Julian Dixon Library
When I'm not in Culver City, I'm in
University Park
In Culver City, I hear voices, and songs, and music at:
Good Hurt, the Cinema Bar
My favorite Culver City festival is
Culver City Artwalk

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SideChef, the step-by-step cooking app that rocketed into iTunes’ Top 10 Food & Drinks apps in the first week of its iPhone launch, is hosting "Festive Falls Flavors" at Surfas Culinary District’s Test Kitchen at 8777 Washington Blvd, this Saturday, November 1, from 11 am to 1 pm.Here's what Surfa's has…See More
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SideChef to Demo How To Make Memorable Thanksgiving Sides at Surfas Culver City

SideChef, the step-by-step cooking app that rocketed into iTunes’ Top 10 Food & Drinks apps in the first week of its iPhone launch, is hosting "Festive Falls Flavors" at Surfas Culinary District’s Test Kitchen at 8777 Washington Blvd, this Saturday, November 1, from 11 am to 1 pm.Here's what Surfa's has…See More
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What's the Best Bar in Culver City?

Recently, Thrillist.com nominated Bigfoot West (on Venice) as the Best Bar in Culver City. Here's what they had to say about the watering hole: Both Bigfoot locations look like someone took Yogi Bear's Yosemite ranger stations and plopped 'em down right in the middle of the city. The Westside location has a…See More
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Gallery Pick of the Week: David Lloyd at Klowden Mann in Culver City

David Lloyd's New Paintings opens at Klowden Mann gallery in Culver City this Saturday, October 25. Lloyd is a Los Angeles-based artist, and his new work is a combination of "formal abstraction and narrative irreverence." The piece over there on the left is entitled "A Fundamental Force." The opening…See More
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Gallery Pick of the Week: David Lloyd at Klowden Mann in Culver City

David Lloyd's New Paintings opens at Klowden Mann gallery in Culver City this Saturday, October 25. Lloyd is a Los Angeles-based artist, and his new work is a combination of "formal abstraction and narrative irreverence." The piece over there on the left is entitled "A Fundamental Force." The opening…See More
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Free Home Compost Workshop in Culver City This Saturday

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…See More
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Free Home Compost Workshop in Culver City This Saturday

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

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,…See More
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Where Am I in Culver City? Game 082 Solution

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

Periodically, I post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.' Last week I asked: Do you know where in Culver City these "Waves" are?…

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Culver City Symphony To Play Faure, Hayden, Beethoven This Saturday

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

The Culver City Symphony's first concert of the 2014-15 Season is this Saturday, November 1, 2014, 8:00 pm at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium.

The program includes:

Fauré: Masques et Bergmasques (1919)

I. Overture, II.…

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SideChef to Demo How To Make Memorable Thanksgiving Sides at Surfas Culver City

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments

SideChef, the step-by-step cooking app that rocketed into iTunes’ Top 10 Food & Drinks apps in the first week of its iPhone launch, is hosting "Festive Falls Flavors" at Surfas Culinary District’s Test Kitchen at 8777 Washington Blvd, this Saturday, November 1, from 11 am to 1…

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What's the Best Bar in Culver City?

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Recently, Thrillist.com nominated Bigfoot West (on Venice) as the Best Bar in Culver City. Here's what they had to say about the watering hole: 

Both Bigfoot locations look like someone took Yogi Bear's Yosemite ranger stations and plopped 'em down right in the middle of…

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At 11:49am on July 1, 2013, Sally O'Rourke said…

thank you!  I'm in the area now which was the reason I found this. I can't remember now which particular post it was.

At 8:25pm on October 19, 2012, Doug Lemon said…

Joe Sanders.  And I think he sent it to me as he knows how much I dislike the Culver City Expo Station because it is so ugly. I go out of my way to go to the Jefferson/La Cienega station.

At 9:02am on February 3, 2012, Charles Deen said…

Good Morning Justin - here is your very own personal

PRESS PASS

for Mayor Mehaul event

at Historic Culver Hotel in Grand Lobby

Saturday, Feburary 18 - 3:30 til 5:30

[Any interviews after 5:30]

 

Please print and delete

 

At 4:13pm on January 3, 2012, Kevin Lachoff said…

Thanks!  You sent an email 6/1/11, and though I've visited a number of times, I've finally gotten around to "joining"!

Happy new year!

At 4:27pm on December 1, 2011, James Klein said…

Hi Justin,

Do I know you? I probably don't but I feel like I should. It's weird, I had the same idea as your website a couple years ago -- I actually owned the URL CulverCityTimes.com starting in 2009, as well as GoCulverCity.com (I let them both lapse of course), and I still own CulverCityNews.com. I never got around to doing anything with these and probably never would have, so I'm excited to see you executive such a great site with a really captivating and robust mix of content. I also worked in Marketing and Communications at USC for many years (I see from your LinkedIn profile that you did as well) and we both appear to be LinkedIn connected to Gretchen Lightfoot, who I worked when I was a consultant for The ALS Association. So we're kind of dopplegangers or something. I'm also a professional writer like you (www.jamesklein.com), which you may know since you asked about my business. it lagged somewhat last year but this year is going well, thanks for asking.

Sorry for this long, strange trip of a message, but I guess I'd like to express an interest in contributing to Culver City Times, especially if you're looking for stringers to write articles -- especially entertainment and food reviews in my case.

In any case, best of luck, and I look forward to reading Culver City Times.

James

At 8:52pm on November 28, 2011, Joan Uemura Shure said…

oh thank you!!

At 4:55pm on October 14, 2011, Evlynne Braithwaite Householder said…

I didn't realize it was that far west, that's the start of the panhandle  Washington Blvd. going

west to Costco.

At 4:21pm on October 14, 2011, Evlynne Braithwaite Householder said…
Thank you, happy to be here.  When we firstmoved here in 1998 our realtor gave us  a blurb about Clarkdale but it did  not have a history.  Julie Lugo would know for sure but I do believe the old rollerdome was in Clarkdale.
At 6:18pm on September 5, 2011, Enhager said…
Nice profile pic - so human!
At 6:14pm on July 18, 2011, Donna Willette Wooley said…

I love your Mud Lake video! Were you a water skier back in the day?

Do you have any more videos of that area that is now Marina Del Rey? That lake holds so many memories for me, you can still pick it out from the Cheesecake Factory, thanks for sharing!!

 
 
 

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