June 2012 Blog Posts (34)

Marina del Rey Summer WaterBus Now in Service

  • Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way;
  • Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way;
  • Waterfront Walk/Fire Station #110, 4433 Admiralty Way;
  • Mothers Beach, 4101 Admiralty Way;
  • Dolphin Marina, 13900 Panay Way Dock Gate #C-200;
  • Esprit I, 13900 Marquesas Way Dock Gate #B-401; and
  • Del Rey Landing, 13800 Bora Bora Way, Fuel Dock Gate.

Special WaterBus service will…

Added by Scupine on June 29, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Board of Education Announces Selection of New CCUSD Superintendent

The Culver City Unified School District Board of Education has announced that it has selected David LaRose to be the new CCUSD Superintendent.


LaRose has served for the past four years as the superintendent of the South Kitsap School District in Washington State. He was recently named South Kitsap’s 2012 Man of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce, and received…


Added by Geoff Maleman on June 29, 2012 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Look Who Rides the Expo Line: Culver City Councilman Jim Clarke

Last week, I happened to be riding in the same Expo Line car as Culver City Councilman Jim Clarke.

Clarke says he tries to take the train a couple of times a week as he commutes to his job in Los Angeles City Hall. He serves as Director of the Mayor’s Office of Grants for the City of Los Angeles, helping to secure federal, state, non-profit, and foundation…


Added by Scupine on June 28, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Royal/T Celebrates Its Closing with Greatest Hits Party

Prior to closing its doors in August, Culver City's Royal/T (seen above when it featured rad murals covering its windows) will hold a "Greatest Hits Party" starting at 8:00 this Saturday, June 30. Past curators -- including Warhol Museum Director Eric Shiner and Whitney Biennial co-curator Jay Sanders -- and artists such as Kenny Scharf will offer a guided tour of the space from 8:00 to 9:00 pm, followed by a party until 12 am, with dessert, a performance by Prince…


Added by Scupine on June 27, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City Historical Society To Hold Annual Picnic

The public is invited to attend the annual Culver City Historical Society Picnic and meeting held in Veterans Memorial Park at 5:30pm on Wednesday, July 18.

The picnic will be catered by Santa Maria Barbeque and its chef Jim Rodrigues, who will grill tri-tip beef roasts and chicken, which will be served with his special chili beans, potato salad, green salad, garlic…


Added by Scupine on June 27, 2012 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Marina del Rey's Classical Thursday Summer Concerts Starts July 12 - A Must for Music Lovers in Culver City

You live in Culver City and haven't checked out the Summer Music Series in Marina del Rey's Burton W. Chace Park, you're making a big mistake.

This series of fee outdoor concerts - which begins on July 12 - is held in one of this area's the most spectacular waterfront settings: Burton W. Chace Park. Four classical music concerts featuring the 75-member Marina del Rey…


Added by Scupine on June 26, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

New Community Garden is in the works


STAR Education

10117 Jefferson Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90232


June 25, 2012


To our Community Partners, the gardening community and all interested parties,

In response to the overwhelming interest in the Culver City Community Garden, STAR Education has joined together with several other organizations to strive towards providing an alternative option to Culver City’s current community garden’s shortage of available plots and extensive…


Added by Lee Wolkowitz on June 26, 2012 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Culver City Announces Line-up for 2012 Boulevard Music Summer Festival

This summer, as always, Culver City will present a series of free concerts in the courtyard of Culver City City Hall. The 2012 summer series offers rock, r&b, jazz, soul, and country acts on four consecutive Thursdays between July 12 and August 2 at 7:00 p.m. This year's festival is produced by Gary Mandell of Culver City’s Boulevard Music.

Here's the…


Added by Scupine on June 25, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 031

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 ornament 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 game.

Last time, I posted this sign:…


Added by Scupine on June 22, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Awesome Culver City Photos

Wow. I just google-ing for CC images and found some beautiful Culver City Photos by Richard Hawkins.

Photos of SONY Pictures building and Culver City Sign, both against dramatic clouds, are awesome. His "Culver Blvd" shot is my favorite.…


Added by Chris Wilde on June 21, 2012 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Green Peas Restaurant in Culver City Will Re-Open Next Week

According to owner Jose Maceira (pictured below), Green Peas Restaurant on Sepulveda Boulevard in Culver City will re-open on June 27 or 28. The restaurant has been closed for months as Maceira expanded the restaurant's kitchen area and added a patio in the back of the restaurant. Green Peas offers delicious sandwiches, salads and soups -- its one of my favorite places to go…


Added by Scupine on June 21, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

VIDEO: Culver City's Expo Station is Open

Here's a video I took today of an Expo Line train making its way to the Culver City Expo Line Station. It's a day for celebration for Culver City. And back:

Here's some pictures of the new station:…


Added by Scupine on June 20, 2012 at 7:21pm — 3 Comments

Take a Bus to the Expo Line's Culver City Station for It's Opening Today at Noon

With the Expo Line’s Culver City station opening today, Wednesday, June 20, at noon, Culver City bus offers the above map reminding us that two Culver City buses stop near the Expo Line station:

  • Culver City Line 1 runs along Washington Boulevard from Venice Beach in the west to Washington and Fairfax in the east.
  • Culver City Line…

Added by Scupine on June 20, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments

Culver City Celebrates Third Wednesday "Summer Solstice" Happy Hour

The public opening of the Expo Line Culver City Station coincides with Downtown Culver City's Third Wednesday "Summer Solstice" Happy Hour event which features special offers and free goodies from more than 25 businesses downtown, as well as outdoor entertainment and activities. This Wednesday, the…


Added by Scupine on June 19, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City Announces Its 2012-13 Season Slate

The Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City has announced that it will host three world-premiere productions — Twist Your Dickens, The Nether and The Royale — in its 2012-13 season. A production of Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape starring John Hurt is also scheduled.


The full schedule will…


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

Culver City Council Invites Your Participation in a Community Dialogue Series on City Finances Tonight

The City Council invites all Culver Citizens to participate a series of five "Dialogue Meetings" held in locations throughout the city to garner community input on the current state and future plans for the city’s finances. The first meeting will be held this Monday, June 18, at 7:00 at the City Council Chambers. 

The schedule for additional meetings…


Added by Scupine on June 15, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Culver City Will Celebrate Fiesta La Ballona on August 24, 25 and 26 This Year

Fiesta La Ballona, Culver City's "Party in the Park" is scheduled for August 24, 25 & 26 this year, in Veteran's Park, as usual. With carnival rides, live music, games, a food court, a petting zoo and pony rides, and a beer and wine garden for the adults, there'll be good times for all. Mark those calendars!

Added by Scupine on June 14, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

LA Spice Cafe Coming to Sepulveda Boulevard in Culver City

This storefront on Sepulveda in Culver CIty -- right next to El Rincon Criollo cuban restaurant and across the street from Abbot's Pizza -- is the future home of L.A. Spice Cafe. It'll be the first store-front restaurant for L.A. Spice Catering & Special Events, named by the Daily News as the 'Best Caterer in Los Angeles' for two years running. Check out…


Added by Scupine on June 13, 2012 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Try Culver City's New Open Ropes Course at Culver Park for Free

Culver Park is home to at new open ropes course, run by a company called Fulcrum Adventures. The "Culver City teambuilding high ropes challenge course" features eight elevated events, including a fifty-foot climbing wall, a beam walk, a power pole, and a trapeze jump. Looks scary but very fun, if you're not too freaked out about heights.



Added by Scupine on June 12, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City Residents Favor a Half-cent Sales Tax Increase to Maintain City Services

At the June 4, Culver City Council Meeting, City Manager John Nachbar introduced Rick Sklarz, of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates, who shared the results from a survey they conducted of Culver City voters.

Two-thirds (68%) of respondents indicated that they believed Culver City needs additional funds to maintain essential city…


Added by Scupine on June 11, 2012 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

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