March 2014 Blog Posts (16)

Culver Hotel Bar in Downtown Culver City Named One of the Best Hotel Bars in Los Angeles

Eater LA recently named the Culver Hotel as the 15th best hotel bar in Los Angeles. The publication described the bar this way: "A convivial place to meet in more pedestrian…

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Added by Scupine on March 31, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Culver City-based Maker Studio Purchased by Disney for $500 million

Walt Disney company announced earlier this week that they will acquire Culver City-based Maker Studio for $500 million. The studio will continue to be located on Jefferson Blvd in Culver City.

Maker Studios first came to the attention of close readers of this site back in February of…

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Added by Scupine on March 27, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 074 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 tower is?…

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Added by Scupine on March 27, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Media Park in Culver City to Offer Coffee Concession

Culver City staff is working with Los Angeles-based coffee and baked-good purveyor Lamill Coffee to negotiate terms of a lease and resolve design issues related to opening a coffee concession operation in…

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Added by Scupine on March 25, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Former Sunset Park Fire Station in Culver City Will Be Torn Down -- Property will Hold Three Houses

Former Culver City Fire Department Station #3 -- located at 11304 Segrell Way in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Culver City -- is currently in the process of being sold to a developer who will break the property into three single family homes. According to the Culver City's…

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Added by Scupine on March 24, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 074

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 tower is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post.

If your…

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Added by Scupine on March 20, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Sony to Lay Off 216 Employees in Culver City -- CEO Blames Summer Flop "After Earth"

As part of an effort to find $350 million in savings worldwide, Sony has reported that it will lay off 216 employees at its Culver City headquarters. The layoffs will reportedly include the elimination of Sony's interactive marketing division. Says the Wall Street Journal's…

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Added by Scupine on March 19, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Emergency Ballona Creek Clean-up, Saturday, March 29

The recent rain has brought in lots of trash that must be picked up before it floats down to the ocean. Join  Ballona Creek Renaissance on Saturday, March 29, from 9 to noon for a last minute creek clean up. Meet at the…

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Added by Scupine on March 18, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Mayor Cooper Racks Up Slew of Influential Endorsements

From environmentalists to business leaders and employee groups, it seems as though every influential group in the area is lining up behind Mayor Jeff Cooper’s re-election bid.

In the last few weeks, Cooper has won the support of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club, the…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on March 11, 2014 at 11:07am — No Comments

Culver City Ice Rink Will be Decommissioned

According to a press release issued by Culver City this afternoon, the property owner of Culver City Skating Rink, Mr. Karagozian, has made the decision to decommission and close the Culver Ice Arena and thereby remove the ammonia from the refrigeration system.

Mr. Karagozian retained PIC Environmental of La Verne, CA, originally retained by Planet Granite to prepare a facility closure plan for review by the city. Last Friday, March 7, 2014, the city approved the…

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Added by Scupine on March 10, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Culver City Compact is Signed!

CCUSD, City of Culver City, Culver City Chamber of Commerce and Community Leaders Sign Compact to Ensure Student Success

Working with the Culver City Chamber of Commerce and other key stakeholders throughout the local business and education community, the Culver City Unified School District has developed the Culver City Compact – a signed document that outlines the community’s commitment and vision for a…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on March 7, 2014 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 073 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 these colorful poles are?…

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Added by Scupine on March 7, 2014 at 7:51am — No Comments

Vintage Clothing Show in the Helms District of Culver City This Saturday March 8

Helms Design District Vintage Boutique will hold a Vintage Summer Bargain Boutique this Saturday, March 8, from 10 am to 4 pm -- at the LightSpace Studio at 8755 Washington Boulevard in Culver City.

The Helms Design District Vintage Boutique, part pop-up shop, part clothing expo -- a 5,000-square-foot studio with displays of classic, designer and repurposed vintage clothes and accessories. 

Entry to the event is $5; however, free and discounted…

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

UPDATE: Culver Studios Sold to Hackman Capital for $85 Million and -- WONT Be Converted to Condos

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the 14-acre, 13-soundstage Culver Studios has been sold to Hackman Capital Partners. A Hackman Capital…

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

Free Culver City to Ballona Bird-Watching Bicycle Tour this Saturday

The Ballona Land Trust is hosting a free bird-watching tour of the Ballona Creek and Ballona Wetlands area this Saturday. The group will meet at the Duquesne Avenue bridge at 10 am and bike at a leisurely pace to the Playa del Rey jetties, stopping to point out the many bird species in the area.…

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Added by Scupine on March 4, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Kobe Bryant Visits Westfield Culver City Mall

Thousands of fans packed the Westfield Culver City mall on Saturday, March 1, to get a glimpse of Kobe Bryant -- the Black Mamba himself -- who was onsite to promote his Nike Kobe 9 Elite shoe.

During a spirited Q&A at the mall's central courtyard, the five-time NBA champion who just…

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Added by Scupine on March 3, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

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