April 2013 Blog Posts (25)

CHARITY RACE COMES TO DOWNTOWN CULVER CITY

Culver City Education Foundation and Train 4 Autism benefit from June 16th 5K/10K

Train 4 Autism and the Culver City Education Foundation have partnered for the inaugural Train 4 Autism Culver City 5K/10K on June 16, 2013. The race, starting and ending in downtown Culver City, will benefit…

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Added by Molly K. Rearick on April 30, 2013 at 1:28pm — No Comments

KPCC asks: Which term best describes immigrants living in the U.S. illegally?

The Associated Press Stylebook and several newsrooms have dropped the term "illegal immigrant." On the AP website, a top editor clarified, "The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term 'illegal immigrant' or the use of 'illegal' to describe a person. Instead, it tells users that 'illegal' should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country…

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Added by Connie K. Ho on April 29, 2013 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Culver City Exchange Club Says: No Fireworks This Year

Last week Culver City Exchange Club President Bruce Popkin announced that the club's annual Fourth of July fireworks show on the Culver City High School football field has been canceled -- due to refurbishing of field and stadium.

No other venue in the area is large enough to accomodate the large crowds the event…

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

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 053

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

\uap>This time, the question is: Do you know where in Culver City this greenery is? Bonus points for identifying exactly what it's referring to. 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… Continue

Added by Scupine on April 26, 2013 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? 52 Solution: East Washington Street Signs

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 date is? I also offered bonus points for identifying exactly what it's referring to.

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Added by Scupine on April 26, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

Don't Miss the New Show by Takashi Murakami in Culver City

\uap>If ever you were thinking about checking in on the gallery scene in Culver City, now is the time to do it. The new show by Takashi Murakami at Blum & Poe Gallery is a must-see. The Japanese superstar artist's new pieces are massive and psychedelically detailed. As David Pagel recently said in the… Continue

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

Washington Boulevard/Washington Place Intersection in Culver City to be Reconfigured.

The reconfiguration of the intersection of Washington Boulevard/Washington Place/Tilden Avenue -- as part of the Tilden Terrace project -- began on Monday, April 15, and will continue until early May. There's not much information about what exactly will change at the intersection. From the plans below, to kind of looks like they're going to block prevent drivers who…

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Added by Scupine on April 24, 2013 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

Boulevard Music to Again Produce Culver City Music Festival This Summer

This summer, Culver City will once again present a series of free concerts in the courtyard of Culver City City Hall. On April 8, the Culver City Council approved a Memorandum of Understanding with Boulevard Music to produce six Culver City Boulevard Music Festival Concerts at a cost of $17,143.

\uap>Last year's festival was also produced by Gary Mandell of Culver… Continue

Added by Scupine on April 24, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Culver City-based Fullscreen YouTube Network Raises $30M in New Funding

Fullscreen, the multi-channel YouTube network has raised $30 million in a new found of funding from The Chernin Group and Comcast. Fullscreen is located within Culver Studios (Building K). With Fullscreen and …

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Added by Scupine on April 23, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Jeff Cooper Elected Culver City Mayor

At this Monday's Culver City Council meeting, Councilman Jeff Cooper was elected Mayor of Culver City. Congratulations, Jeff. And thanks for all you do for the city!

\uap>I can say from personal observation that Jeff earned this position through hard work and tireless service to Culver City. As a seasoned member of the Culver CIty Council and dedicated member of the… Continue

Added by Scupine on April 23, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

My CicLAvia was Amazing, How Was Yours?

Yesterday, my wife and I took the Expo Line to 7th and Metro in downtown, and then joined the estimated 100,000 people who participated in CicLAvia 2013 -- riding our bikes from downtown to Venice.

\uap>Yes, the backup at the largest intersections were frustrating (the event is, perhaps, a victim of its own success), but overall my wife and I were euphoric to be part of… Continue

Added by Scupine on April 22, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

CicLAvia is Coming Through Culver City This Sunday, April 21

This Sunday, April 21, Culver City will serve as a hub and co-sponsor of the of the CicLAvia event, To the Sea. For the event, 15 miles of Venice Boulevard between Los Angeles’ historic center at El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Venice Beach will be transformed into a linear park, of sorts. The event will take place between 10 am and 3 pm.

\uap>During these… Continue

Added by Scupine on April 19, 2013 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Orignal Helms Bakery Truck For Sale

A classic car enthusiast at Hemmings.com is offering one of the 140 trucks built for Helms Bakery in Culver City for sale for $22,500. These trucks are called Divcos, and this one, located in Merced, California, is from 1939.

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Added by Scupine on April 18, 2013 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

A Sneak Peak at the New Public Artwork Coming To West Culver City



Last week, the Culver CIty Cultural Arts Commission approved a new piece of public art to be located on the exterior of the Help Group's building at xxx Washington Blvd. in West Culver City. THe sculpture, by Robert S. Toll, is entitled, "The Doors"

\uap>The… Continue

Added by Scupine on April 17, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Meet in Paris Inspires Love and Loyalty

An authentic bistro menu, friendly service, and 16 versions of their magnificent mussels are a winning combination for Culver City’s French connection.

\uap>Finding the recipe for success has LA restaurateurs acting like mad wizards in search of an elusive potion. Meet in Paris gets the formula right by serving classic French… Continue

Added by James Klein on April 16, 2013 at 10:42am — 2 Comments

Culver CIty Council Requests Your Comment on Proposed Plastic Bag Ban

The Culver City Council has drafted a Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance that will ban single-use plastic carryout bags and require a minimum $0.10 per bag charge for single-use carryout paper bags. 

\uap>They have organized two meetings this week to gather public input on this ordinance, including:

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  • Tuesday, April 16 from 10:45 am to 11:15 am…
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Added by Scupine on April 15, 2013 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 052

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

\uap>This time, the question is: Do you know where in Culver City this date is? Bonus points for identifying exactly what it's referring to. 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… Continue

Added by Scupine on April 12, 2013 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? 51 Solution: Fosters Freeze

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 delicious-looking sundae is?

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Added by Scupine on April 11, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City Symphony To Perform Saint-Saëns, Sibelius, Brahms This Saturday

\uap class="p1">The Culver City Symphony Orchestra is presenting a concert this Saturday, April 6, at 8:00 pm at Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Admission is $10, and $5 for kids 17 years of age and under. The concert is free for Westchester Symphony Society members. 

\uap class="p1">For this special concert featuring winners from the orchestra-sponsored Parness Concerto Competition, the orchestra will present:

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Added by Scupine on April 11, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Read Culver City's Infrastructure Report Card

A couple of weeks ago, the American Society for Civil Engineers released its 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.  The Report Card, which is updated every four years, grades the nation’s infrastructure in 16 categories, including roads, transit, solid waste, bridges, drinking water, energy, parks, and schools.  This year’s report card awarded the United States’…

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Added by Scupine on April 10, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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