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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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Scupine commented on Scupine's blog post Culver City will Close Ballona Creek Bike Path for Repairs Next Week
"Culver City Connect, which is HERE, is actually a good way to contact the city. On that site you can make a general query or comment about anything -- and my experience has been that the city is pretty responsive. You can also contact individual…"
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Tony Gaimari commented on Scupine's blog post Culver City will Close Ballona Creek Bike Path for Repairs Next Week
"I saw the crew working yesterday morning but when I came back I was very disappointed in their idea of "repair".  All they seem to be doing is rounding off the sharp edges on the path's cracks.  They are not making them very…"
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Rick P. commented on Scupine's blog post Culver City Ice Skating Rink to be Replaced by Harbor Freight Tools?
"Interesting how so many people commented when the rink first closed, with such strong opinions against the rock climbing/gym,and now no one seems to care if a Harbor Freight moves in, a company with the worst carbon footprint ever, disposable tools…"
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Culver City's Annual Spring Egg Hunt is This Saturday

Bring your kiddies down to Veterans Memorial Park at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday, March 21, for Culver CIty's Annual Spring Egg Hunt. This free event (designed for children up to 10 years old), will offer arts and crafts, games, two bunny photo booths -- and of course the great egg hunt! Please bring you own…See More
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Culver City's Annual Spring Egg Hunt is This Saturday

Bring your kiddies down to Veterans Memorial Park at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday, March 21, for Culver CIty's Annual Spring Egg Hunt. This free event (designed for children up to 10 years old), will offer arts and crafts, games, two bunny photo booths -- and of course the great egg hunt! Please bring you own…See More
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Multiple Gallery Openings in the Culver City Art District This Saturday

If you've been waiting for the right time to spend a Saturday evening in the Culver City Art District, this weekend (February 21) is it. George Billis Gallery, Western Project, and Luis De Jesus Gallery are all having openings. And in my experience, that means there'll be a lot of activity at all the…See More
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Culver City Ice Skating Rink to be Replaced by Harbor Freight Tools?

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 6:30am 1 Comment

There is a potential new tenant for the property that today houses the decommissioned Culver City Ice Skating Rink: Harbor Freight Tools. According to correspondence sent by Permit Advisors, a "permit and entitlement consulting and expediting firm" [and forwarded to me by Walter Lamb of the…

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Culver City will Close Ballona Creek Bike Path for Repairs Next Week

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 6:00am 2 Comments

The Culver CIty Public Works Department has scheduled the closure of the Ballona Creek Bike Path between Overland Avenue and National Boulevard from Monday, March 23, to Friday, March 27, between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm for maintenance. Maintenance, in this case, means: 

  • Removal of…
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Culver City's Annual Spring Egg Hunt is This Saturday

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Bring your kiddies down to Veterans Memorial Park at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday, March 21, for Culver CIty's Annual Spring Egg Hunt. This free event (designed for children up to 10 years old), will offer arts and crafts, games, two bunny photo booths -- and of course the great egg hunt! Please…

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Los Angeles Magazine Spotlights Culver City's Bar & Garden

Posted on March 13, 2015 at 6:30am 0 Comments

"The folks who live in Culver City off Washington Boulevard are really fortunate to be able to count two-year-old wine/liquor/plant store Bar & Garden as their neighborhood liquor locker. Imagine walking down to your corner liquor store and being able to pick up a bottle of pechuga…

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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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