May 2013 Blog Posts (23)

3 Culver City Restaurants Make Jonathan Gold's List of the 101 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles

Last Thursday, the Los Angeles Times ran a special section devoted to restaurant maven Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles. Ever the iconoclast, Gold called out at least two…

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Added by Scupine on May 31, 2013 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Last Chance to Catch The Actors' Gang's Lauded Production of Heart of Darkness

There are only three performances left to see the play that LA Weekly selected as a Pick of the Week and called "haunting" and "fraught with eerie melancholy": the Actors' Gang's one-man adaptation of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. The show closes this Saturday,…

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Added by Scupine on May 30, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City's Hitler Teapot Billboard Captures the Nation's Imagination

Does the image of a teapot above, from a J.C. Penny billboard right off the 405 in Culver City, look like Hitler. Well...yeah, it kind of does. Kind of a gag, but no big deal. Still it's just the kind of story that everyone loves to write about. A story about the nazi-saluting kettle popped up…

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Added by Scupine on May 29, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Artist Kim Squaglia's "Suspended" Opens at George Billis Gallery in Culver City

Northern California-based artist Kim Squaglia's first solo exhibition at the George Billis Gallery opens this Saturday, June 1, and runs through July 6. The opening reception - which is, as always, is free and open to the public - is Saturday, June 1, from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Here's what George…

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Added by Scupine on May 28, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 055

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

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Added by Scupine on May 24, 2013 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? 54 Solution: NoseGo Mural at the Branded Arts Building

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 cosmic dog is? …

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

Culver City Gymnasts making extraordinary accomplishments!

The men’s and women’s gymnastics teams at Broadway Gymnastics School (BGS) in Los Angeles, CA just completed their 2012-2013 competitive seasons with amazing leaps of improvements. Several gymnasts were able to obtain scores high enough to skip levels…

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Added by Broadway Gymnastic School on May 22, 2013 at 5:39pm — No Comments

What Is Culver CIty Listening To? 003

These are the new and old sounds coming from my corner of Culver City. What have you been listening to?

Parquet Courts - Borrowed Time

This song by Parquet Courts is sturdily constructed with angular but melodic guitar lines and a chanted chorus that fishhooks into the reptile brain. At two and a half minutes it's an epic for the band. Most songs on their newest album, Light Up Gold, are perhaps half as long, earning Parquet Courts a…

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Added by Scupine on May 21, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

A Visual Tour of Area C of Ballona Creek Wetlands

In March, I reported that the Annenberg Foundation has proposed to build a $50 million interpretive center and make other improvements in Area C of the Ballona…

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Added by Scupine on May 20, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

L.A. Film Fest Accepts CCHS Student Film

Film students at Culver City High School were recently invited to screen their short documentary film in the highly competitive Los Angeles Film Festival. Their film “Bod Mod” explores the taboo world of underage body modification, including piercings and tattoos.

In the short film, high school students…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on May 16, 2013 at 9:58pm — 1 Comment

Getty Museum Exhibits Some Masterpieces By Culver City Resident Ed Ruscha

The J. Paul Getty Museum is currently offering an exhibition of the photography of Culver City resident Ed Ruscha, including the images from some of the 16 photo books Ruscha produced between 1963 and 1978, including Twentysix Gasoline Stations (1963), Some Los Angeles…

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Added by Scupine on May 16, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Culver City Council Officially Introduces Ordinance to Ban Plastic Bags in Culver CIty

At last night's Culver City Council meeting, the councilmembers unanimously voted to introduce a ban on single-use carryout bags. The ordinance aims to ban the use of single-use plastic carryout bags and require retailers to charge customers a minimum of 10 cents for any single-use paper…

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Added by Scupine on May 14, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City's Center for Land Use Interpretation Focuses on On-Site Trailers

As part of the Pacific Standard Time's celebration of Los Angeles' heritage of modern architecture, the Center for Land Use Interpretation has taken over downtown Culver City's Parcel B to present its paean to on-site trailers. Quoth the Center: "Ubiquitous but often unseen, the…

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Added by Scupine on May 13, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

89.3 KPCC event on "invisible" health conditions: rheumatoid arthritis, chronic migraine headaches and chronic fatigue syndrome

If you live in the Los Angeles area, please join KPCC on Saturday, May 13 for a panel discussion on what makes a medical condition "invisible": What is unique about the suffering of someone who has R.A. or chronic migraine headaches? What challenges does that person face in communicating her or his condition to a health provider? And is this a matter of public health?

Conditions like cancer, heart disease and AIDS strike fear into the…

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Added by Connie K. Ho on May 13, 2013 at 1:46pm — No Comments

HUSH Show Opens at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City

A new exhibition of paintings by international street artist HUSH opens at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City this Saturday, May 18th. Entitled “Unseen,” the show is HUSH's first solo exhibition with the gallery. The opening reception is -- as always -- free and open to the…

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

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 054

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 cosmic dog is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post! I'll reveal the answer in two weeks, on…

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Added by Scupine on May 10, 2013 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? 53 Solution: Leaf Restaurant

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 greenery is?…

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Added by Scupine on May 9, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Shakespeare Center of LA to Perform in Culver City This Weekend, May 11-13

The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles will present a Veterans Center for the Performing Arts production of the play Cry Havoc! in the Rotunda Room of the Veterans Memorial Building in Culver CIty this Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 11-13, at 8:00 pm. Here's how they describe the…

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Added by Scupine on May 9, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City's Samitaur Tower Used as One of Three Iconic Pieces of Modern LA Architecture

You've probably noticed the street banners pitching the ongoing celebration around Los Angeles: "Pacfic Standard Time Presents: Modern Archiecture in Los Angeles." The organization selected just three buildings to represent Los Angeles' modern architectural heritage: James Langernheim's Populuxe-styled LAX…

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Added by Scupine on May 8, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Samosa House West in Culver City Gets Raves for its Thalipeeth

Chowhound reports that Samosa House West in Culver City is offering an unusual dish, rare in Los Angeles restaurants: thalipeeth. A savoury multi-grain pancake popular in Western India, Thalipeeth is traditionally prepared from flour made from…

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Added by Scupine on May 7, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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