July 2011 Blog Posts (27)

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

July 21: Culver City Music Festival Presents Ricardo Lemvo's Blend of African and Cuban Music

Come down to the Culver City City Hall at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday to see Ricardo Lemvo perform his innovative blend of Cuban son and African soukous -- with his band Makina Loca. This Congo-born artist of Angolan ancestry sings in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Lingala, and Kikongo.

If the clip below is any indication of the result, you better…

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

Eat Real Festival: A Smashing Success

An estimated 23,000 citizens of Culver City and surrounding environs, dropped by the Helms Bakery District on Saturday and Sunday for the Eat Real Festival.

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Added by Scupine on July 19, 2011 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Tito's Tacos -- A Culver City Institution -- Gets a Touch-up

On Saturday morning, Tito's Tacos -- the pride of Culver City since 1959 -- got a bit of a facelift. Nothing major, just something to make the sign bright and snappy.

 

If you don't recognize Tito's from these pictures, it's because this is what it…

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Added by Scupine on July 18, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

No Carmageddon Traffic in Culver City

I thought that if there was one place in Culver City that might be affected by traffic backing up on the 405, it might be this intersection of Washington Pl. and Sepulveda Blvd. But nope. As of 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, all is well. As this picture shows, there seems to be less traffic, if anything.

 

Good job, Los Angelinos! Maybe we're not as dependent on our…

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Added by Scupine on July 16, 2011 at 11:32am — No Comments

Tonight! Eleven Galleries in Culver City's Art District Celebrate New Shows

This Saturday (tonight), between 6 and 8 p.m., eleven galleries in Culver City's Art District will celebrate the openings of new shows. These openings are free and open to the public -- and are always great places to see some amazing contemporary art, have a couple of plastic cups of cheap white wine, and people-watch.

 

All the galleries are within a…

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Added by Scupine on July 15, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

July 16: Ride Your Bike to the Eat Real Festival at the Helms Bakery District







This Saturday, July 16, and/or Sunday, July 17, come to the Helms Bakery District to enjoy the  Eat Real Festival, a celebration of all things tasty, fresh and handmade, with a focus on street food, local wines, handcrafted beers and traditional craft food. And no dish… Continue

Added by Scupine on July 14, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

This Thursday in Downtown Culver City: Reggae with Ghanaian artist Rocky Dawuni

 



If you're thinking about checking out any of the artists in Culver City's Music Festival (thursdays at 7 p.m. in the courtyard of Culver City City Hall), do yourself a favor and make it to see Ghanaian artist Rocky Dawuni and his 11-piece band. Rocky's music is a gentle, bouncy, and uplifting blend of reggae and african sounds, and…

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Added by Scupine on July 13, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City Council "Opts In" to Save the City's Redevelopment Agency

At last night’s city council meeting, Culver City’s councilmen unanimously voted to “opt in” to the state’s “voluntary” payment plan to save the city’s Redevelopment Agency from dissolution.



On June 29, 2011, Governor Jerry Brown signed ABX1 26 and ABX1 27—two pieces of legislation with a profound impact on Culver City’s Redevelopment Agency. ABX1 26…

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Added by Scupine on July 12, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Terrific Review of MoKo, downtown Culver City's new Korean Restaurant

 

 

Maya Meinert at the great blog ShopEatSleep.com recently posted a tremendously thorough and colorful review of MoKo, the new Korean restaurant in downtown Culver City.

Her review is written with great care, and she really brings the meal to life with vivid photography:…

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Added by Scupine on July 11, 2011 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Portion of Ballona Creek bike path closed through Wednesday for improvements

Last week I was riding the newest part of the Ballona Creek Bike Path with my wife, starting at Kronenthal Park, and heading all the way to the ocean.

 

While happy to see the section opened after it as closed for years, it was disappointing how rough the path was where it was repaired with asphalt and all the graffiti. Especially when you compare this sections to the beautiful…

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Added by Enhager on July 11, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Two Kind-of-amazing (But Very Different) Behind-the-scenes Looks at Westfield Culver City





Westfield Culver City recently completed infrastructure upgrades to increase energy efficiency. This video gives a peak at the chilled water system that incorporates ice storage to shift energy consumption from high-cost peak hours!

You'll discover that the video is rather official, but it makes an interesting pair with another one recently posted on…

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

Culver City Expo Line Station Delayed? Vice Mayor Malsin Explains

According to LA.StreetsBlog.org and LA.Curbed.com, the Expo Construction Authority and…

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Added by Scupine on July 8, 2011 at 7:37pm — No Comments

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