May 2012 Blog Posts (23)

Portion of Ballona Creek Bike Path in Culver City Closed Through the End of July

The Ballona Creek Bike Path in Culver City will be closed between Overland Avenue and the pedestrian bridge through the end of July to accomodate the second phase of the Ballona Creek Rain Garden Project. This phase will include the installation of two new rain gardens that will use the…

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Added by Scupine on May 31, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Fraiche Restaurant in Culver City Will Close in June, Offers Discounted Menu

The owners of Fraiche restaurant in Culver City have confirmed that the eatery will close its doors "some time in late June." Until then both the Culver City and Santa Monica locations are offering a discounted food menu. All you have to do to take advantage of the lower prices -- 30 percent off some dishes…

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Added by Scupine on May 30, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Rubber Stamp::: without properly studying the data, Culver City Planning Commission approves the 7-Eleven project at 4436 Sepulveda Boulevard

Surprisingly, the Planning Commission has approved the Swerdlow 7-Eleven project at 4436 Sepulveda Boulevard. In spite of efforts by local residents over a period of years to raise the consciousness of government and committee members who decide these things, it now feels very possible that we will have our sixth 7-Eleven within city boundaries and a third one located on Sepulveda for those who enjoy stopping their cars at short intervals to refill their soda cups.

Imagine that. Three…

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Added by Bryan and Tongo on May 24, 2012 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Have You Switched to Cloth Bags?

As you have no doubt read, Los Angeles just made history by becoming the largest city in the world to ban plastic bags in supermarket checkout lines. And to hear Culver City…

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Added by Scupine on May 24, 2012 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Artists Eleanor Antin and Simone Forti Will Read from New Works at Blum & Poe Gallery in Culver City

Blum & Poe Gallery in Culver City will present an evening of readings with Eleanor Antin and Simone Forti this Saturday, May 26th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Antin will read from her recent literary memoir Conversations with Stalin, described as a 'smart, no…

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Added by Scupine on May 23, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Construction Update: Southwestern Corner of Washington & Sepulveda in Culver City

Construction -- or at least destruction -- continues on the former car dealership on the southeast corner of Washington and Sepulveda in Culver City. 

According to a representative of owner Continental Development Corporation, the property is being remodeled into retail space. The company is in…

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Added by Scupine on May 22, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 029

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 sculpture is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post! I'll reveal the answer in two Fridays, when I post a…

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Added by Scupine on May 18, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Roller Derby Comes To Culver City This Weekend

Culver City's own Roller Derby team, the Hollywood Scarlets, will host the "Midnight Terror" from Salt Lake City, Utah, this Saturday night in Culver City's Veteran's Auditorium. The main event is at 8 p.m., and tickets cost $14. 

They describe the event as "Family friendly,…

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Added by Scupine on May 17, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

West Washington District of Culver City to Be Home to the The Corner Door Restaurant

According to LA Eater, the above space -- on the corner of Washington and Wasatch in the West Washington District of Culver City, directly across the street from Waterloo…

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Added by Scupine on May 16, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City Park's Playground Gets an Overhaul

After a couple of months of construction, Culver City park has opened a new playground filled with the latest climbing and sliding equipment for area kids. 

According to a recent article in…

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Added by Scupine on May 15, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Culver City is this Saturday and Sunday

By participating in the American Cancer Society's RELAY FOR LIFE OF CULVER CITY you can affect everyone touched by cancer.  Relay For Life of Culver City will take place this Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20, on the football field  / track at Culver City High School. 

Relay For Life is a…

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Added by Scupine on May 14, 2012 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Artist Charlotte Smith's New Show Opens at George Billis Gallery in Culver City

Charlotte Smith's new show, “Luscious,” opens at George Billis Gallery in Culver City this Saturday, May 12th. The opening reception, which is free and open to the public as always, is from 5 pm to 8…

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

Culver City Presents Speak Easy: an Evening of Poetry and Performance

The City of Culver City will present Speak Easy, an evening of poetry and performance, featuring slam poets Michael Cirelli, Souleymane Diamanka and Rouda and moderator Dominic Thomas, on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 7p.m. in the Mike Balkman Council Chambers at Culver City City…

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Added by Scupine on May 10, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Watch Beautiful Video of Test Trains Running on Expo Line to Culver City

Reads the commentary: "On May 8th 2012 This is Raw UN-Edited Video of a Expo Test Train under its own power La Cienega to Culver City Station. This video was made with the Help of Metro staff."

Exciting stuff.

Some stills from the video:…

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Added by Scupine on May 10, 2012 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Seen on the Streets of Culver CIty: Old-time Police Car

I spotted this old-timey "Culver City Police" car on the streets of Culver City at around Christmas, but I hadn't had a chance to post it until now. If I recall correctly, it's a car that often shows up at the Annual Car Show (like the one this Saturday). 

The car is clearly a fun reproduction, complete with…

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Added by Scupine on May 9, 2012 at 5:54pm — 2 Comments

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre and Culver City High School Students Perform

The Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will perform their piece "Laundromatinee" with students from the Culver City High School's Academy of Visual and Performing Arts this Thursday, May 10, at 5 p.m. and at 6 p.m. at the Rumor Mill in West Culver City. Admission is free.

This…

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Added by Scupine on May 8, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City Symphony Orchestra Will Perform This Weekend

The Culver City Symphony Orchestra will present a concert featuring Saint-Saëns, Shostakovich, and Beethoven this Saturday, May 12, at 8 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Auditorium. 

The concert will include:

Saint-Saëns: Concerto for Cello, No. 1, a…

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Added by Scupine on May 8, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

North East Trees Invites You to Help Re-Imagine Culver City's Parks

North East Trees, an environmental non-profit organization, invites you to a public workshop that aims to aims to re-imagine Culver City’s parks and open spaces this Wednesday, May 9, from 7 p, to 8:30 pm. at the Veteran's Memorial Building.

Participants will…

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Added by Scupine on May 7, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 028

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 tower is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post! I'll reveal the answer in two Fridays, when I post a new…

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Added by Scupine on May 4, 2012 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Los Angeles Times Calls Expo Line Stations "Aggresively Banal"

What do you think of the design of the stations on the new Expo Line, open now to La Cienega and scheduled to come to Culver City at the end of June? In an article both grumpy and trenchant, the…

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Added by Scupine on May 3, 2012 at 5:10pm — 2 Comments

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