June 2011 Blog Posts (36)

The BrandedArt Building in Culver City: A Mecca for Muralists and Street Artists

The BrandedArt building in Culver City, a block west of Washington & National, has become quite a magnet for muralists and street artists. There's a new one in the works this very minute. The above shot is from yesterday, and the shot below is from this morning.

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Added by Scupine on June 30, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Slideshow of Giggle and Pop Performing at the Culver City Artwalk





Gary Baseman's "Giggle and Pop!" performed at ARTWALK Culver City. I'm so sorry I missed them. They look like they were having fun!


According to creator Gary Baseman, the ChouChous (those figures in pink) take away negative energy and hate (and, incidently, excretes it as creamy, gooey love...uh...yuk?). The ChouChous were performed by the…
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Added by Scupine on June 30, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Fireworks in Culver City and Los Angeles

 

Despite the fact that fireworks are banned in Los Angeles and many of its sister cities, they really know how to do the Fourth of July right.

 

My wife loves firework displays. In LA alone, we've seen fireworks from the Colorado St. bridge in Pasadena for the Rose Bowl show and from the deck of a home in the Palos Verdes hills watching the panorama from Carson's Home Depot to San Pedro's Queen Mary. We watched the Culver City show with neighbors from a…

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Added by Enhager on June 29, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Stride Gum Commercial Makes Good Use of Westfield Culver City Mall

The commercial, entitled "Chase" was created by The Mill advertising agency. The Chief Creative Officer was Peter Nicholson, and the directors were the Hoffman Brothers.

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

Marina del Rey's Classical Thursday Summer Concerts Start July 7

Each year, Los Angeles County Supervisor and the Los Angeles County Beaches and Harbors, hosts free Summer concerts in Burton Chace Park (13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey) on Thursday "Classical" and Saturday "Pops" at 7:00 pm. Audiences are invited to picnic in the park in advance of…

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Added by Scupine on June 28, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Update to Sepulveda Widening Project in Culver City

Construction continues on schedule on the project to widen southbound Sepulveda Boulevard to three continuous lanes between Sawtelle Boulevard and Green Valley Circle in Culver City. The contractor recently demolished the roadway north of Jefferson.…

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Added by Scupine on June 27, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Culver City Announces Line-up for 2011 Music Festival

 

The Culver City Redevelopment Agency…

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Added by Scupine on June 27, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Where Am I? Game 006





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 art deco design. It's up high, so you can easily see it if you're looking. Do you know where it is?

If you recognize it, enter your response in the…

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Added by Scupine on June 24, 2011 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Tonight: Culver City Food Truck Fest

Culver City High School will play host to some of the best food trucks in the city between 5 pm and 9 pm on June 24th.

 

Food trucks have been a somewhat…

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Added by Scupine on June 24, 2011 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

June 25: Ballona Creek Bikeway & Landscaping Project Grand Opening Ceremony

If you have driven down Overland Ave. as it crosses over La Ballona Creek, you have probably noticed the new decorative entry gate, fencing and meandering walkway adjacent to the library building, leading down to the La Ballona bikepath. What you may not know is that this was part of a larger project…

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

Marina del Rey's Summer WaterBus Service Re-launches June 24



The LA County Department of Beaches and Harbors has announced that the Marina del Rey WaterBus summer…
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Added by Scupine on June 23, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

June 25: Watch 'Grease' Outdoors at Venice High School

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Added by Scupine on June 22, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

First Look: Space Invaders are Coming (Temporarily) to Downtown Culver City

Culver City is about to be invaded by giant, pixelated space-creatures. On Tuesday the 14th, the Culver City Cultural Arts commission unanimously selected the proposal of local artist Jason Torchinsky to temporarily install 4 to 6 large three-dimensional renditions of the iconic Space Invaders…

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

June 24: Mary Stallings Sings at the Culver Club at the DoubleTree

You can see Mary Stallings -- called by the New York Times "the best jazz singer alive today" -- right here in Culver City.

Each Friday night, the "Culver Club at the DoubleTree by Hilton" offers live jazz. Despite the unwieldy name, it has become known as the best jazz room on the West Side since the Jazz…

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

Downtown LA Football Stadium Town Hall Meeting in Mar Vista

The developer, which owns LA Live, Staples Center and the Home Depot Center in Carson, will answer questions from Westside community leaders from 7-9 pm, Monday June 27, at the Mar Vista Recreation Center, 11430 Woodbine Street.

 

LA Councilman Bill Rosendahl will moderate the meeting where AEG CEO Tim Leiweke will make a brief presentation and field questions from people selected by each of the neighborhood councils in Rosendahl's district

 

"This proposal is a…

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Added by Enhager on June 21, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

New Yorker magazine Lauds CC Architect Eric Owen Moss

In the December 20, 2010, issue of the New Yorker, Paul Goldberger profiled Eric Owen Moss, the 76-year-old UCLA alum who has made Culver City's Hayden Tract his architectural playground since he started building there in the early 1990s. The above photo was taken by Richard Barnes for the…

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Added by Scupine on June 20, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Sepulveda Widening Project Update

Since the start of the Sepulveda widening project on May 9, the contractor has demolished the medians and installed temporary paving and striping.  From May 23 until late June, the contractor will be working on curb, gutter and sidewalk replacement and pavement re-construction of the…

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Added by Scupine on June 20, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Where Am I? Game 005

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 cool wooden sign: do you know where it is?

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

I'll reveal the answer next Friday.

 

Last week, we…

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

Cyclists injured at Badlwin Hills Scenic Overlook in Culver City by motorists, alleged drunk driving and texting





Eleven were hurt, one seriously according to Reuters. The Midnight Ridazz are a group of cyclist who ride around Los Angeles together, spreading the word of alternative transportation and good times.

 

The best roundup of info, videos and…

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Added by Enhager on June 16, 2011 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

"Market Hall" Project Coming to Centinela and Washington

During their meeting of June 27, 2011, the city's Agency Board will consider releasing a Request for Qualifications to secure a developer to construct a proposed "market hall" project at the corner of Washington Blvd. and Centinela Ave.  Additionally, the Agency Board will consider releasing a Request for Proposals to build a 245-space public parking structure on the northwest corner (site B below) to serve the market hall project and to also provide approximately 75 extra…

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

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