February 2014 Blog Posts (19)

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 073

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 these colorful poles are? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this…

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Added by Scupine on February 27, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Bestselling Author Discusses Second Chance at Love at Fresh Paint Gallery Tomorrow Night!

On Thursday (2/27) at 6PM, Nancy Sharp--bestselling author of BOTH SIDES NOW: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Bold Living--talks about resilience and moving forward at the Fresh Paint Gallery -- 5835 W Washington Blvd.
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Added by Jill Siegel on February 26, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

ShopEatSleep Blog Reviews East Borough Vietnamese Restaurant in Culver City

I reported on the recent opening of East Borough, the new Vietnamese restaurant in downtown Culver City. Now Maya Meinert -- of the always reliable blog …

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Added by Scupine on February 25, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Mayor Cooper Thanks Supporters at Fundraising Event at the Pterodactyl Building

Mayor Jeff Cooper, seeking re-election to the Culver City Council on the April 8 ballot, thanked supporters and contributors to his campaign at his major fundraising event, held Saturday, February 22 at the spectacular Pterodactyl Building in the Hayden Tract.

“Thank you all for coming,” he told the crowd of more than 200 people perched atop the nearly finished building with a gorgeous view of the Culver City skyline. “I appreciate all your support and promise that I will continue…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on February 24, 2014 at 11:46am — No Comments

Culver City: Do you have a story for KPCC's new First Person series?

What does it take to lead a healthy life? How do we build a healthy community? We know we need good clinics and hospitals staffed by skilled professionals to keep us healthy and and treat us when we're not. But it takes a lot more than that. A healthy community has good schools, plentiful park space, healthy food options, minimal pollution, few or no gangs.

Sharing experiences is one way to build a healthier community.…

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Added by Ashley Alvarado on February 21, 2014 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Shoes for the Homeless Will Hold 2nd Annual Benefit This Thursday

Shoes for the Homeless -- a Culver City-based non-profit organization -- will hold its Second Annual Benefit on Thursday, February 27, from 6 to 8 pm at the Wende Museum in Culver City. Shoes for the Homeless provides shoes to the homeless and to those in need, free of charge, in our local…

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Added by Scupine on February 21, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

D*Face Paints New Mural on Washington Blvd. in Culver City

British street artist D*Face has painted a completely excellent new mural on the east side of the building at -- the building that houses Corey Helford Gallery at 8522 Washington Blvd. in Culver City. The gallery, in fact, arranged for D*Face to replace the D*Face mural that formerly stood on this…

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Added by Scupine on February 20, 2014 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Culver City Ice Rink Requires Costly Repair to Re-Open -- A Non-Profit Foundation is Formed to Save It

The Culver City Ice Rink saga took another turn this morning with the announcement of the formation of a non-profit organization -- Culver Ice Foundation -- with the goal to raise significant funds towards a “nonprofit ice rink business model” to help save and operate the historic rink. It's the…

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Added by Scupine on February 20, 2014 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Learn Beginning Composting at Smart Gardening Workshop This Saturday

Improve your garden, reduce waste and conserve water by taking a Smart Gardening Beginning Composting Workshop on Saturday, February 22, from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at the Veterans Memorial Building, located at 4117 Overland Avenue in the Garden Room.  The event is hosted by Public Works…

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Added by Scupine on February 19, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Culver City Symphony To Perform Works by Arvo Part and Schubert this Saturday

The Culver City Symphony will perform this Saturday, February 22, at 8:00 pm at the Veteran's Memorial Auditorium. The program is unique in that it will feature concertos for both the viola and for the bass in one concert. The works will include:

Handel/Casadesus: Concerto for Viola (1924?), Benjamin Chilton-Viola

Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1, C Major, Hob. VIIb/1 (1761-65), Will Cravy-Bass

(Arranged for Bass…

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Added by Scupine on February 18, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 072 Solution

Every other Friday, 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 weird creatures are?…

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Added by Scupine on February 13, 2014 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Pedestrian Trail Will Be Added to Hetzler Road, Up to Baldwin Hills Overlook in Culver City

The Baldwin Hills Conservancy has approved funding for a pedestrian path to be built adjacent to Hetzler Road -- the private street that currently winds its way up to the Baldwin Hills Overlook. The path will be approximately 10 feet wide and 1500 feet long. 

Since its opening in 2009, the Baldwin Hills Scenic…

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Added by Scupine on February 12, 2014 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

RISK and and Nathan Ota Show Opens at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City

Starting this Saturday, Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City will feature collaborative works by pioneering Los Angeles graffiti artist RISK and and Nathan Ota. Here's what the gallery says about the works: "Combining their masteries of street and surreal styles, the exhibition…

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Added by Scupine on February 11, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

EnjoEat Classico and EnjoEat Espresso Open in Downtown Culver City

Last week, two new restaurants opened downtown Culver City -- in the long-unused building off to the side of the Pacific Theatre. The building is there on the right of the above picture -- you can see how close it is to the Culver Hotel. Culver City trivia: it's our city's original city…

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Added by Scupine on February 10, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Robert DeNiro, Robert Duvall, Meryl Streep Inducted into the Actors Hall of Fame in this Weekend's Ceremony in Culver City

Culver City's Veterans Memorial Auditorium will host the Actors Hall of Fame's FIRST Annual Actors Hall of Fame Induction Celebration on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 2 p.m. In this inaugural ceremony, the following actors will be inducted: Julie Andrews, Morgan Freeman, James Earl Jones, Robert…

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Added by Scupine on February 7, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

LA Times Reviews Tony de los Reyes Show at Angles Gallery in Culver City

The Los Angeles Times' Christopher Knight calls artist Tony de los Reyes' "Border Theory" at Angles Gallery "seductive and savvy...leavened with a dose of sly wit."

"Something like the border between the United States and Mexico doesn't ordinarily come to mind when considering abstract…

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Added by Scupine on February 6, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 072

Every other Thursday, 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 these wild creatures are? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this…

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Added by Scupine on February 6, 2014 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Culver City Chamber of Commerce Endorses Jim Clarke and Jeff Cooper for Culver City Council -- Candidate Christopher Patrick "CPK" King Offers a Video Response

This week, the Culver City Chamber of Commerce announced its endorsement of incumbents Jim Clarke and Jeff Cooper in the Culver City Council election this April. Councilman Clarke and Mayor Cooper received the endorsement after a review process that included written responses on the important…

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Added by Scupine on February 5, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Cooper Komatsu Repeats as CCUSD Spelling Bee Champ; Advances to County Competition

Cooper Komatsu stood tall and confidently spelled the word A-P-P-R-E-H-E-N-S-I-O-N to take home the Ninth Annual Culver City Unified School District Spelling Bee title on February 3 at Linwood E. Howe Elementary School. The six-grader from Culver City Middle School finished atop 23 other spellers –…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on February 4, 2014 at 3:35pm — No Comments

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