January 2015 Blog Posts (20)

24 CCUSD Students to Square Off in District’s Annual Spelling Bee

Get ready to dust off those dictionaries because 24 of the best and brightest students in the Culver City Unified School District are getting ready to S-P-E-L-L their way to the top!

On February 2, four students from each of the district’s five elementary schools and Culver City Middle School will compete in CCUSD’s district-wide spelling bee at Linwood E. Howe Elementary School Cafetorium.

The competition, sponsored by The Fineshriber Family Foundation, will begin at 7…


Added by Geoff Maleman on January 31, 2015 at 9:35am — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 084 Solution

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 this sign is?

Naturally, the one person who positively identified the…


Added by Scupine on January 30, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Ziggy's Barber Salon Coming to Culver Crossroads in Culver City

To judge by the banners now on display at Culver Crossroads at the corner of Sepulveda Blvd. and Washington Blvd in Culver City, there's going to be a new barber in town. Great news for those who are currently waiting in line for upwards of an hour to get a cut at Floyd's on Venice (in Mar Vista). 

Not much info about Ziggy's since, as the banners indicate, the salon is…


Added by Scupine on January 29, 2015 at 12:43pm — 1 Comment

Culver City Symphony Offers Sibelius, Grieg, Britten This Saturday

This Saturday, January 31, at 8:00 pm, the Culver City Symphony will perform works by Sibelius, Mendelssohn, Glazunov, Grieg and Britten at Veteran's Memorial Auditorium. The Glazunov concerto will be particularly unique -- a rare classical pairing of the saxophone with a string orchestra. The Culver City Symphony is conducted by Frank Fetta, and Mathew Ennis will serve as the…


Added by Scupine on January 29, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

A Celebration of Langston Hughes

Saturday I January 31, 2015 I A Celebration of Langston Hughes I 4 PM FREE

Sharif Atkins, star of the TV Series White Collar, will host an hour long tribute to the poet, including a reading of his celebrated work "Thank You, Ma'm." The afternoon will include a sneak preview of the new play Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea, opening on Feb 20th at Skylight Theater Center. Check MCLM's Facebook page for information on how to obtain discounted tickets to this theatrical event.…


Added by Mayme Clayton Library and Museum on January 28, 2015 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Culver City High School Student Named ABC7 Cool Kid for His Work With the Homeless

Niko Vlahakis, who shares his giving spirit with the homeless, was recently named an ABC7 Cool Kid.

“They think they're alone. I would like those people to feel like there are people who care and people who would love to see them get back on their feet and want to see them succeed,” Vlahakis said.

For years, Vlahakis and his family have been volunteering with the organization, The Giving Spirit. Among other activities, they help assemble and distribute survival kits…


Added by Geoff Maleman on January 26, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Steve Farzam Helps the Hungry with a Donation to Westside Food Bank

Santa Monica, California – Steve Farzam, (http://www.stevefarzam.com) a leading figure and advocate in the Santa Monica community, has given back with a donation of $1,000 to the Westside Food Bank (…


Added by Steve Farzam on January 24, 2015 at 8:58pm — No Comments

Why Should You Choose Payday Loans Now?

Money problems can come and go, but, you should know that you will have to come up with something that can ease up the things for you and you will be able to come up with something good. We are here to tell you about the things that you will have to consider when you are going through some money problems. You should know that when you are not in a position to enjoy some good days with your family and you will always have to go through some major problems regarding your monthly budget then it…


Added by Kellie on January 22, 2015 at 3:00am — No Comments


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,…


Added by Ashley Rodgers on January 21, 2015 at 5:44pm — No Comments

Hear Superstar Culver City Architect Zoltan Pali Speak This Sunday

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…


Added by Scupine on January 21, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Culver City Homelessness Committee is Seeking Volunteers for its 2015 Homelessness Count

The Culver City Homelessness Committee is seeking volunteers for its 2015 Homelessness Count taking place the evening of January 28th.

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,…


Added by Scupine on January 20, 2015 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Linwood Howe – Sailing to College Success

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.…


Added by Geoff Maleman on January 20, 2015 at 11:35am — 2 Comments

Polaroid Fotobar Now Open at Westfield Culver City

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…


Added by Nicole Hunnicutt on January 16, 2015 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 084

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 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…


Added by Scupine on January 15, 2015 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Kevin Lachoff Installed as 2015 Culver City Chamber of Commerce Chair

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,…


Added by Scupine on January 13, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Gallery Pick of the Week: Chad Robertson at Western Projects Gallery in Culver City

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…


Added by Scupine on January 9, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Chop Daddy BBQ Coming to Former 041 Bucaro Site in Downtown Culver City

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…


Added by Scupine on January 9, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Get on the Waiting List for a Community Garden Plot in Culver CIty

The Culver City Parks, Recreation & Community Services department is currently taking names and contact information for city residents interested in renting a very limited number of community garden plots located near Veterans Memorial Park.

To qualify, you must reside in Culver City, live in an apartment, condominium, townhome or other dwelling with no garden space…


Added by Scupine on January 7, 2015 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Two Culver City Eateries Make LA Eater's List of "Essential LA Restaurants"

Los Angeles Eater recently assembled a list of "The 38 Essential Los Angeles Restaurants," and Culver City is home to two restaurants on the list: Father's Office and Bucato.

Here's what the article said about Father's Office:

The gourmet…


Added by Scupine on January 7, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Culver City Julian Dixon Public Library to Close for Remodeling

Los Angeles County Librarian Margaret Donnelian Todd has informed the City of Culver City that renovations to the Julian Dixon Library on Overland Avenue will begin on January 5, 2015. Part of the improvements will include the purchase of nearly 40 new computers for children, teens and the general public. The renovation project will feature new lighting, paint, furniture, and…


Added by Scupine on January 2, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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