April 2012 Blog Posts (26)

Expo Line Express - opening day filled with festivals, free rides

The Expo Line opened to LaCienega Boulevard over the weekend, with much well-deserved fanfare and excitement. The Culver City station is expected to open over the summer, but in the meantime, there are 476 free parking spaces at the La Cienega Station, and the city…

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Added by Scupine on April 30, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Artist Victor Man's Show Opens at Blum & Poe Gallery in Culver City

Artist Victor Man's new show,"The White Shadow of His Talent" opens at Blum & Poe gallery in Culver City this Saturday, April 28. The opening reception is from 6 pm to 8 pm, and, as always, the event is free and open to the public.

According to the gallery's…

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Added by Scupine on April 26, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Attempted Break-In on the 4100 block of La Salle Avenue in Culver City this afternoon

There was an attempted break-in on the 4100 block of La-Salle Avenue this afternoon around 2 p.m.  Our neighbor arrived home to find her television outside of her house and when she attempted to go into her house, the robbers ran away from the home.  She informed us that she saw a couple of young black men, perhaps high school age or thereabouts running away from her house.  Another neighbor saw one of them casing outside the house, then using his cell phone to call his buddy to bring a…

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Added by Stack Money on April 26, 2012 at 5:02pm — 1 Comment

Artist Yoskay Yamamoto Paints New Mural at Washington and National in Culver City

Artist Yoskay Yamamoto has painted a new mural at the Branded Arts Building at National and Washington in Culver City. …

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Added by Scupine on April 25, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver CIty's 
Teen
 Center 
Youth
 Empowerment
 Group Organizes a Carnival Promoting Disability Awareness

To celebrate Global
 Youth
 Service
 Day, Culver CIty's 
Teen
 Center 
Youth
 Empowerment
 Group 
organized a
 spring
 Western‐themed
 carnival 
promoting
 disability
 awareness at
 the
 Culver City Teen
 Center last Saturday, 
April 
21st
.…

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Added by Scupine on April 24, 2012 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 027

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 bizarre building bulge is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post! I'll reveal the…

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Added by Scupine on April 20, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

4th Annual Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase Offers Glimpses of Your Neighbors' Great Backyards

The Mar Vista Community Council invites you to participate in the FREE 4th Annual Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase on Saturday, April 21st, 2012 from 10 am to 4pm. See the gardens on the tour …

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Added by Scupine on April 19, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Culver City's Architect Patron Saint Eric Owen Moss Inspires Visions

Riffing on his observation that architect Eric Owen Moss' 72-foot-tall Samitaur Tower in Culver City's Hayden Tract looks like a diving platform for Darth Vader, Twitter user …

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Added by Scupine on April 18, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City's Royal/T Will Close in August

LA Eater is reporting that Culver City's Royal/T Cafe will close in August. Too bad, since it could always been counted on to host interesting events -- like every Monday's Sad…

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Added by Scupine on April 17, 2012 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Tom Petty's Stolen Guitars Recovered

To prepare for his upcoming 2012 tour of North America and Europe that kicks off this week, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers rehearsed on a soundstage at The Culver Studios.

Unfortunately, several of Petty's guitars were stolen on April 12, at around 4:00 in the afternoon. The guitars included Petty’s…

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Added by Scupine on April 16, 2012 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Hugo Crosthwaite's Show Opens at Luis De Jesus gallery in Culver City

Artist Hugo Crosthwaite's new show,"Tijuanerias" opens at Luis De Jesus gallery in Culver City this Saturday, April 14. The opening reception is from 6 pm to 8 pm, and, as always, the event is free and open to the public.

The Huffington Post reviewed the show…

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Added by Scupine on April 13, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City Will Impose an Additional 2% Transient Occupancy Tax

Somewhat lost in the hubbub around the new Culver City Council members was the news that Culver City voters voted 'Yes' on the city's sole ballot measure, an initiative to raise the city's transient occupancy tax from 12 percent (effective since 1989) to 14 percent. It wasn't even close: the measure was approved by…

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Added by Scupine on April 12, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Buff Monster Show Opens at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City

Los Angeles street artist Buff Monster will celebrate the opening of his fifth solo show this Saturday, April 14, at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City. The opening reception will run from 6 pm to 8 pm and -- as always -- is free and open to the public. April 14 is Buff Monster's…

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Added by Scupine on April 12, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City Scout House to Be Renovated

According to a Facebook update from the Culver City Rock & Mineral Club, which shares the Culver City Scout House at Veterans Park with the Boy Scouts of America, the building that both groups use for meetings will soon get a much-need renovation:

As you have probably heard, the CCRMC and The Boy Scouts have finally negotiated a lease from the city of…

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Added by Jen Arrow on April 12, 2012 at 12:33pm — 1 Comment

Another New Mural by Dabs Myla at National and Washington in Culver City

The street art duo Dabs Myla have painted a new mural on the building just west of the Branded Arts Building at National and Washington in Culver City. Both members of Dabs Myla are both originally from Melbourne, Australia. They have been living and working in Los Angeels for the past two years. They were previously featured in a solo show at Culver City's Thinkspace…

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Added by Scupine on April 11, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Weissman, O'Leary, Sahli-Wells, and Clarke Elected to the Culver City Council

The results of the Culver City Council election are in, and (barring any unforeseen circumstances) the new council members are: Andrew Weissman, Mehaul O'Leary, Jim Clarke and Meghan Sahli-Wells. Congratulations to all, and I look forward to a productive term.   …

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Added by Scupine on April 11, 2012 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Culver City Looking Pale

Culver City is a less colorful city with the loss of two landmarks this year. Ed Massey's "Syncopation" (below) moved to Playa Vista, leaving behind the grey building above. …

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Added by Scupine on April 9, 2012 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Watch Video of Each Culver City Council Candidate to Decide Who You'll Vote For on April 10

Still haven't made up your mind which four of the Culver City Council candidates you'll vote for on Tuesday? As reported a couple of weeks ago, the Culver City Chamber of Commerce's web site offers video of each candidate's stump speech and interview. Click…

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Added by Scupine on April 7, 2012 at 12:40pm — 7 Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 026

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 stylish Culver City sign is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post! I'll reveal the answer in two Fridays,…

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Added by Scupine on April 6, 2012 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Expo Line trains to hold test runs to Culver City station starting Monday

The Metro Expo Line will open to the public on SATURDAY, APRIL 28th from 7th/Metro Station to La Cienega/Jefferson Station.

 

Still there will be testing for the Culver City Station from Monday April 9 to Friday April 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Trains will be running between the La Cienega Station (at La Cienega Blvd. and Jefferson Blvd.) and Culver City Station (at Venice Blvd. and Robertson Blvd.), according to METRO's Stacy S. Yamato.

 

REMEMBER: Expect train movement at…

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Added by Culver City Times on April 6, 2012 at 2:16pm — No Comments

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