March 2013 Blog Posts (26)

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 051

Every other Friday, I'll post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.'

This time, the question is: Do you know where in Culver City this delicious-looking sundae is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post! I'll reveal the answer in two weeks, on…

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Added by Scupine on March 29, 2013 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Reviews Are In on The Nether, the New Play at Culver City's Kirk Douglas Theatre

The Nether, a new play by Jennifer Haley, premiered at the Kirk Douglas Theatre this past Sunday, March 24th. Winner of the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the sci-fi play is described as what happens when "a young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment that blurs the…

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Added by Scupine on March 28, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? 50 Solution: Hayden Tract Cactus Garden

Every other Friday, I post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.' Two weeks ago I asked: Do you know where in Culver City these cactus are?…

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Added by Scupine on March 28, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Pets in Culver City Safer From Fire Today

With help from the Emma Zen Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on pet safety, long-time Culver City residents William Gamble and Kathy Weaver have donated TEAM O2 pet oxygen masks kits for each of Culver City's fire vehicles -- making it possible for every pet ("dogs,…

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Added by Scupine on March 27, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

KCal Channel 9 Profiles LYFE Kitchen Chef Tal Ronnen

LYFE Kitchen in downtown Culver City received some attention from KCAL, channel 9, last week. The channel's local news program interviewed the restaurant's executive chef Tal Ronnen, who explains some of the tips he uses to balance health and taste in the dishes he creates. As is often…

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Added by Scupine on March 26, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Update on Market Hall Project at Centinela and Washington in Culver City

There's been some hand-wringing about the fate of Parcel B, but little has been said about another project that is near to the hearts of many residents of West Culver City: the Market Hall project on the northwest corner of Centinela and Washington (with, additionally, a parking structure on the northeast corner.) Well, now there's an update.

According to the City Manager's most recent report to the City Council, a design workshop with the developer, architect and…

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Added by Scupine on March 25, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

BevMo! Coming to Culver City

According to the latest bi-weekly update that the City Manager gives to the Culver City Council, plans have been submitted that may bring a BevMo! to 5640 Sepulveda Boulevard -- directly across Slauson from the Westfiled Culver City Mall. Good news for local fans of fine wine, microbrews,…

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Added by Scupine on March 22, 2013 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

West LA College in Culver City Presents Free In Depth Seminar on Fracking

West Los Angeles College is hosting a seminar on Fracking from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm this Saturday, March 23. The seminar will touch on democratic process and environmental and personal health in the Ballona Creek watershed communities. It will be held at the West Los Angeles College Fine Arts…

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Added by Scupine on March 20, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Noah Davis' Show at Roberts & Tilton in Culver City Attracts Attention of the HuffPost

The Huffington Post recently featured a review of Artist Noah Davis' new show at Roberts & Tilton Gallery in Culver City. Said the author: 

Noah Davis' current exhibition at Roberts & Tilton in Los Angeles, called "The Missing Link," features murky clues in…

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Added by Scupine on March 19, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

New Play "Heart of Darkness" at Actor's Gang Theatre in Culver City Begins Previews This Week

Heart of Darkness, based on Joseph Conrad's story of Marlow's journey up the Congo River to confront the renegade trader Kurtz, is beginning previews at the Actors Gang Theatre in Culver City. Previews are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, March 22 through April 5 at 8pm. Preview tickets…

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Added by Scupine on March 18, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 050

Every other Friday, I'll post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.'

This time, the question is: Do you know where in Culver City this cactus is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post! I'll reveal the answer in two weeks, on Thursday. Then the next…

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Added by Scupine on March 15, 2013 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Ms. Senior Culver City Crowned!

Marcia Zadian, 69 years young from Buena Park, was crowned Ms. Senior Culver City 2013 at the first of eight preliminary pageants for the Ms. Senior California Pageant held Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the Culver City Senior Center in Culver City, California.  Along with first runner up Mary Nelson from Apple Valley, Marcia will now advance to the State Pageant to compete for the title of Ms. Senior California in August. …

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Added by Kelly Bennett on March 15, 2013 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? 49 Solution: Waterloo & City

Every other Friday, I post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.' Two weeks ago I asked: Do you know where in Culver City this bridge is?

"Where Am I" superstar Luis Lopez correctly identified it, saying "Ahoy! That's the "Waterloo and City"…

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Added by Scupine on March 14, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Architecture, Food, Music, at Helms Bakery on April 14

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Added by Minne Hong Ho on March 13, 2013 at 10:46pm — No Comments

Expo Line Culver City Station Parking Lot is Paved!

The paving of the parking lot of the Expo Line's Culver City station is now complete. As of this morning (it was foggy), the whole parking lot is open. Good thing! When it was divided in half, it filled up quickly! My personal thanks to all those who made it happen. 

Here's how it looked yesterday, when it was…

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Added by Scupine on March 13, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Meet Heidi Klum at the Westfield Culver City Mall This Thursday

Supermodel and Project Runway hostest Heidi Klum will be signing autographs at Lady Food Locker at the Westfield Culver City mall on Thursday, March 14th, from 11 am to 12 am, to promote the launch of her "fashionable workout collection with New Balance." Go and bathe yourself in her…

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Added by Scupine on March 12, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

When Should You or A Loved One Stop Driving?

The Culver City division of Senior & Social Services will host a seminar entitled "Retiring the Keys: When Should You or  A Loved One Stop Driving," this Saturday, March 16th, from 10:00 to 11:30, at the Veterans Memorial Building Rotunda Room.

Speakers and resources will provide tools to…

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Added by Scupine on March 12, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

What Is Culver City Listening To? 002

These are the new and old sounds coming from my corner of Culver City. What have you been listening to?

It's been too long time since we've heard from Kim Deal; the last Breeders album, Mountain Battles, came out in 2008. Now, apropos of nothing in particular, she's released two new solo tracks -- an instrumental and this spare slow-burner that pits Deal's serene voice against a tightly wound bass line and couple of spiky guitar…

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Added by Scupine on March 12, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Roller Derby Rivalry: LA vs Sacramento THIS WEEKEND!

The last time the Hollywood Scarlets and the Sacred City Sacrificers met at the WFTDA Bay of Reckoning West Region Playoffs in 2012, the electricity in the venue nearly went out because of the power surge on the track. The Scarlets are currently riding the high 3 wins kicking off their 2013 season after last year's devastating one-point loss to the Sacrificers, and they are hoping to keep it that way. On March 16th, the Scarlets will take on their long-term rivals and the Veterans Auditorium…

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Added by Rachel Johnston on March 12, 2013 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Willows Community School in Culver CIty WIll Expand into New Building

The Willows Community School, in the Hayden Tract area of Culver City, has purchased the property just to the east of their campus, 8510 Warner Drive, for $3.36 million. The 11,200-square-foot industrial building was vacant for months at the time of sale. The school plans to use the property for a future…

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Added by Scupine on March 8, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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