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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
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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Lots of Openings in the Culver City Art District this Saturday, January 7

Posted on January 5, 2017 at 5:00am 0 Comments

This Saturday, the 7th of January, is gearing up to be a big night at the Culver City Art District. I've already received show opening announcements for the Kopeikin Gallery, Luis De Jesus, and Blum & Poe. And if I know these galleries, that means there are going to be plenty more.



Santa Claus is Coming To Your Culver City Neighborhood

Posted on December 1, 2016 at 4:30am 0 Comments

Kris Kringle is once again spending most of December in Culver City. Thanks to the Culver City Police Officer’s Association, Santa Claus gets a police escort…


Heidi Duckler Brings Dance--and Snow--to Culver City

Posted on November 16, 2016 at 6:30am 0 Comments

This Saturday, December 10, 2016, at 7:00 pm, a performance from Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will bring a new site-specific dance piece, live music and projections … and snow … to Culver City’s Helms Bakery District. The piece, entitled Snowed Under, marks the opening of Helms…


Special Meeting of the Culver City Council Will Consider Adoption of New Strategic Plan for 2016-2021

Posted on November 10, 2016 at 6:00am 0 Comments

On Monday, November 14, at 4:00 (before the regular city council meeting), Culver City's City Council will discuss a proposed city council strategic plan for 2016-2021.

The plan outlines six general goals for the city:

  1. Increase civic engagement
  2. Enhance the restoration…

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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


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 starting in 2009, as well as (I let them both lapse of course), and I still own 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 (, 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.


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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