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The Longest Laugh in Television History

 

In honor of Lucile Ball's 100 birthday, here's a video of what is reportedly the longest laugh in television history -- shot right in Culver City's Desilu Studio, of course.

Added by Scupine on August 11, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City-based Architectural Firm Gets Manhattan Beach Library Job

Johnson Favaro seems to be the go-to architectural firm for libraries in Los Angeles. Having also built libraries in West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, now they've been tapped design the new $17-million City of Manhattan Beach Branch of the Los Angeles County Library. The two-story, 20,000-square-foot…

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Added by Scupine on August 10, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

NPR Hosts Invade Culver City?

 

 

According to LA Observed, "key people" from NPR's Morning Edition, Weekend Edition and the weekend version of All Things Considered are temporarily using the NPR West studios in Culver City. Therefore, we advise you to keep your eyes peeled for the following celebrities-you-wouldn't-normally-recognize.

Morning Edition…

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

Dennis Rodman Appears at Westfield Culver City This Saturday

On Saturday, August 5th, Dennis Rodman appeared at Millions of Milkshakes in the Westfield Mall in Culver City. The former NBA leading rebounder and an inductee to the Basketball hall of Fame visited the shop to launch his own signature "GTOX Hangover shake"

There are a couple of YouTube videos that capture the appearance, but this one is my favorite, wherein…

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Added by Scupine on August 9, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Diana Nyad (Who Frequents the Culver City Plunge) Attempts to Swim from Cuba to the United States

61-year-old Diana Nyad -- who frequently uses the Culver City Plunge for her swimming training -- is currently attempting to swim the 103 miles from Cuba to the United States. She began her attempt at 4:45 p.m. on Sunday (yesterday).  …

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Added by Scupine on August 8, 2011 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Kirk Douglas Attends Opening of 'Here' at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City

The Los Angeles Times reports that Kirk and Anne Douglas were sitting front row center at this Sunday's opening night performance of "This," Melissa James Gibson's play about changing relationships, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver…

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Added by Scupine on August 8, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

A Creative Heart is an Open Heart Charity Art Show



$10 Admission



Help us raise money for our Society's Non-Profit Website!!!



**Acoustic Performances, Live Painting, DJ, Massages by Donation, Merchandise, Delicious Food and Beverages for sale, ample parking and good vibes!!!



Featured Artists:

Chazz Gold

Jack McCann

Kindra Simpson

Lisa Mansy

Paul Gronner

Kendra…

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Added by Jennifer Boutelle on August 6, 2011 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 009

Every other 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 sign boasting colorfully of Color TV (!) by RCA. I've actually spotted this sign a couple of different places throughout the city, so any of them will count! Do you know where they are?

If you know, enter your response in…

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Added by Scupine on August 5, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Goda Yoga Hosts Weekly Buddhist Meditation Meet Up This Saturday Afternoon

Goya Yoga at 9711 Washington Boulevard in downtown Culver City invites you to their Weekly Meditation Meetup this Saturday (and indeed every Saturday) at 3 p.m. There is no charge.

 

The meditation technique they practice is easy to learn and very…

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Added by Scupine on August 4, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Guitar Legend Albert Lee To Play in Downtown Culver City

Every Thursday evening this summer at 7 p.m., the Culver City Redevelopment Agency is hosting a free concert in the courtyard of Culver City City Hall at 9770 Culver Blvd. Tonight is guitar legend Albert Lee.

 

Known for his fingerstyle and hybrid picking technique, this guy can really play. I'm not the only one to think so. He's the five-time winner of…

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Added by Scupine on August 3, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Shepard Fairey Street Art in Culver City

Shepard Fairey's enormous new mural on the side of the West Hollywood Public Library (below) is getting all the attention right now (and deservedly so, it's spectacular.)…

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Added by Scupine on August 2, 2011 at 5:56pm — No Comments

How to Catch a Cab in Culver City

Have you ever called a cab to pick you up in Culver City only to be told the the company you've called can't do it? That's because, at the moment, only five taxicab companies have a valid taxi business permit with the city. Without a such a permit, a cab can drop you off in Culver City but not pick you up.

 

The current permit holders are:

United…

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

Go: Jeffrey Milstein's "Cuba: On the Streets" at Kopeikin Gallery

Until August 27, you have the chance to see an exhibit of the beautiful photography of Jeffrey Milstein at Kopeikin Gallery at 2755 S. La Cienega in the Art District of Culver City.

Focusing on streetscapes and street life in Havana,…

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Added by Scupine on July 29, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Molly's Revenge Play in Downtown Culver City Tonight

Every Thursday evening this summer at 7 p.m., the Culver City Redevelopment Agency is hosting a free concert in the courtyard of Culver City City Hall at 9770 Culver Blvd.

Tonight's entertainment is the acoustic Celtic band Molly's Revenge. …

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Added by Scupine on July 28, 2011 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Westfield Culver City announces Westfield Buzz TV

As someone who doesn't live in Culver City, but spends most of their day there, I'm always on the look out for things to do while I'm here.  Over the past few weeks I've been fortunate enough to stumble onto a series of events & appearances at Westfield Culver City.  Everything from NBA players releasing limited edition sneakers to autograph sessions with musicians & actors.

 

What I didn't realize was that they've been filming a show at the mall called "Westfield Buzz…

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Added by Derek Young on July 28, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

More Than 100 Help Zeidman Kick Off Re-Election Campaign

Saturday, Culver City Board of Education President Scott Zeidman kicked off his re-election campaign with a party at the home of "Mr. Culver City," Mike Cohen.  More than 100 local residents, including almost two dozen Culver City students, showed up to support Zeidman.

 

“It’s truly amazing, I’m thrilled beyond belief," said Zeidman. '"Four years ago, when I…

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Added by Scupine on July 26, 2011 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Helms Bakery District Announces Schedule for Summer Night Film Series

For the second year, the Helms Bakery District will offer outdoor screenings of food-related movies on saturday nights at 8:15 p.m. all summer long.

The schedule this year is:

July 23 - No Reservations

July 30 - Chocolat

August 6 - Ratatouille

August 13 - Julie and Julia

August 20 -…

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

Laura Chardiet Kicks Off Her Campaign for School Board



Laura Chardiet formally inaugurated her campaign for the Culver City School Board on Sunday at the home of City Councilman Scott Malsin and his wife, Anne. A teacher for 10 years and parent, Chardiet said she wants a seat on the board in this time of shrinking school budgets "because I'm fiesty and I'm creative. I see paths that other people might not see."

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Added by Scupine on July 24, 2011 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 008

Every other 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 pastoral image of a bygone Culver City. Do you know where it is?

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

I'll reveal the answer in two Fridays, when I post a new game.

Two weeks ago, in (dubious)…

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Added by Scupine on July 22, 2011 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Culver City Public Theatre Performs in Carlson Park Every Saturday and Sunday in July

Last Saturday, on the way to the Eat Real Festival, my wife and I stumbled upon this very charming performance in Carlson Park

It was "Big Bad Wolf Tales," a fun children's play being…

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Added by Scupine on July 21, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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