May 2011 Blog Posts (26)

Why Gas Stations Lie Vacant

Washington Place at Centinela

 

There are six vacant gas station properties in the west Culver City district alone. Often they are poorly maintained, but at best they are an ugly gap in our city's landscape, like a missing tooth.…

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Added by Scupine on May 31, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Artwork

http://www.heartofchaos.net/chaosblog/?cat=3&paged=4

 

 

i saw this blog and it reminded me of the artwork posted on this blog (art found around Culver City)

 

*im not sure if adding a blog post is suppose to be used like this or not

Added by Veronica Scupine on May 29, 2011 at 7:15pm — 1 Comment

Where Am I? Game



Each friday at 6:00 pm, I'll post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.'

This time, it's this funky bit of infrastructure that almost resembles a pulpit: do you know where in Culver City it is?

If you recognize it, enter your response in the…

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Added by Scupine on May 27, 2011 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

New Ramen Restaurant Coming to West Washington



Ramen Yamada-ya will be opening a new location a couple of doors down from Joxer Daly's (the Mayor's place). The first Ramen Yamada-ya opened in…

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Added by Scupine on May 26, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City Art Walk Preview: Terry Thompson

On Saturday night, 18 galleries in the Culver City Art District celebrated openings, giving many Culver Citizens a preview of the artworks that will be on display during the Culver City Art Walk on June 4. Over the next two weeks, I'll shine the spotlight on four shows that you should be sure to check out…

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Added by Scupine on May 25, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

'2b bebe' Clothing Store Opens at the Westfield Culver City Mall

This Saturday a new clothing store, 2b bebe, opened in the Westfield Culver City Mall -- formerly the Fox Hills Mall (lower level, center).

bebe stores is an American clothing retailer founded in 1976 by Manny Mashouf, who still owns approximately 55 percent of the company. It currently operates…

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Added by Scupine on May 24, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

New Restaurant - Rocco's Tavern - Coming to Main Street Culver City

The former site of the La Ballona and Tokyo 77 restaurants -- 3843 Main Street -- will soon be home to a new restaurant and bar, Rocco's Tavern. There's another Rocco's Tavern in Studio City -- a good place to watch a game according to…

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Added by Scupine on May 24, 2011 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

June 4 Culver City Art Walk Preview: Wayne White

On Saturday night, 18 galleries in the Culver City Art District celebrated openings, giving many Culver Citizens a preview of the artworks that will be on display during the Culver City Art Walk on June 4.

 

Over the next two weeks, I'll shine the spotlight on four shows that you…

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Added by Scupine on May 23, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Where Am I? Game

Each friday at 6:00 pm, I'll post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.'

This time, it's a whole building, but it's a little tucked away: do you know where in Culver City it is?

If you recognize it, enter your response in the comments!

I'll reveal the answer next…

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Added by Scupine on May 20, 2011 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Marriott Courtyard Westside Hotel Sold to Hersha Hospitality Trust



According to GlobeSt.com, Hersha Hospitality Trust of Philadelphia has signed a deal to acquire the 260-room Marriott Courtyard Westside in Culver City for $47.5 million. The property at 6333 Bristol Parkway, a familiar…

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Added by Scupine on May 19, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Murals of Culver City: Herakut

On April 29, internationally renowned German muralists and street artists collaborated to create three new murals at…

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Added by Scupine on May 18, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Thy Odd Birds to Play at Good Hurt on May 26

 

I'm really digging the Bitches Brew vibe flowing from Los Angeles-based Thy Odd Birds.

The band is Boyd Peterson on bass, Paul Krueger on keys, JK Benjamin on drums, Max Kaplan on sax, and Robert Patrick on guitar.

Check them out live next Thursday, May 26, at Good Hurt,…

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Added by Scupine on May 17, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Photo by Culver City High School Student Wins Top Prize

This photograph, The Yellow by Culver City High School School student Isabel Bennett, earned a gold medal from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.  Founded in 1923, The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the longest running, most prestigious competition and largest source of scholarships for…

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Added by Scupine on May 16, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Where Am I? Game

 

This is the first of what will be a regular feature each friday: The Where Am I? game.

On friday at 6:00 pm, I'll post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.'

If you recognize it, enter your response in the comments!

I'll reveal the…

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Added by Scupine on May 13, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Spring is Here

 

The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers. …

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Added by Scupine on May 12, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

A Rainbow is Coming to Culver City

Last night, the Culver City Cultural Affairs Commission unanimously approved the art work concept for Tony Tasset's Rainbow, which will soon tower over Sony's Culver City lot. The structure, to be installed near the studio's Madison Avenue gate, will be about nine stories high and span 188 feet. …

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Added by Scupine on May 11, 2011 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Culver City Musicians

All of these artists identify themselves on Bandcamp as being from Culver City. I know one of them: the young and very talented, public bus-riding, red-cap-wearing hip-hop artist VerBS (pronouced "Ver-Bee-Ess"). But who are the others? Hopefully, over time we'll get to know more of…

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Added by Scupine on May 10, 2011 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Culver City Parks: Carlson Park

Carlson Park, at Braddock Drive and Motor Avenue in the East Park neighborhood, is not large -- just one large square block surrounded on four sides by streets and houses. But what it lacks in size it makes up for in beauty and historic interest.  It was Culver City's first park.

On an early Tuesday evening in…

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Added by Scupine on May 9, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

West Washington Blvd. to Get a Facelift?

During tonight's bi-monthly meeting (second and fourth Mondays) the Culver City Joint City Council/Redevelopment Agency will review and consider preliminary plans for improvements to Washington Boulevard, between Mildred Ave. and Wade St. -- including the intersection of Washington Boulevard and…

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Added by Scupine on May 9, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Eighth Annual Cruisin' Back to Culver City Car Show is This Saturday

Come to Downtown Culver City this Saturday, May 7, 2011, for the "Eighth Annual Cruisin' Back to Culver City Car Show." Hundreds of classic cars and hot rods from all across California will be on display.

George Barris -- car customizer and creator of the Batmobile, the Munsters' Koach, the Beverly Hillbillies' jalopy and many more vehicles from the movies and television -- will be there with some of his great creations.

Here's some great…

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Added by Scupine on May 6, 2011 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

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