July 2012 Blog Posts (33)

Confirmed: Culver City's Parcel B & Market Hall Projects in Limbo at Least Until the Fall

Development of the Culver City properties that were formerly owned by the city's Redevelopment Agency -- including Parcel B downtown (9300 Culver Blvd, above) and the Market Hall property at Washington and Centinela -- is on hold into the indeterminate future.

When all California redevelopment…

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Added by Scupine on July 31, 2012 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Additional Funding Will Ensure Culver City's Kirk Douglas Theatre Thrives

The Kirk Douglas Foundation has pledged additional funding to the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. The foundation announced this week that a total of $50 million would be split among four organizations, including St. Lawrence University (Douglas' alma mater), the Sinai Temple in Westwood, Harry's Haven…

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Added by Scupine on July 30, 2012 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Best Restaurants in Culver City? Chowhound Answers

Last thursday, Chowhound members nominated some of their favorite restaurants in Culver City. Dommy started the discussion in fine form with the following suggestions: 

* Jasmine Market: I love their SUPER cheap Veggie Special…

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Added by Scupine on July 27, 2012 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Cafe Vida Is Coming to Downtown Culver City

LA Eater is reporting that Café Vida -- a Pacific Palisades eatery that offers low fat, healthy California and Latin dishes -- is coming to downtown Culver City. According to the…

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Added by Scupine on July 26, 2012 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Backpacking Documentary - Special Screenig Of Beyond The Chair

A few years ago I quit my engineering job to set out on a journey of a lifetime. I wanted to broaden my knowledge of the world and find myself a bigger "fish tank." I was going to backpack around the world. Not just your typical Europe jaunt, but more adventurous destinations such as New Zealand, Cambodia, Thailand and India. What makes this story interesting is that I was going to do it all despite…

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Added by Drew Shelley on July 25, 2012 at 10:22pm — 1 Comment

It's Coming Down! The End of the Culver Plaza Theatre Building

The Culver Plaza Theatre Building at Washington and Duquesne in downtown Culver City appears to be coming down.

Here's what it looked like earlier in the year, wrapped in Ed Massey's mural.

Here's how it looked after they stripped out Ed Massey's "Syncopation" this spring.…

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

Babe Ruth 14U Boys Baseball Wins Southern California State Championship

The Westchester Babe Ruth (14-year old and under) baseball team defeated La Crescenta 7-5 earlier this week to win the Southern California State Baseball championship.  Westchester beat Torrance, El Segundo (twice), Heartwell and La Crescenta (twice) on their way to the state crown.    Behind stellar pitching and an…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on July 25, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Brenda Lee Eager Headlines Culver City Music Festival

Soul singer and songwriter Brenda Lee Eager will perform this Thursday night, July 26, at 7:00 pm, as part of the Culver City Music Festival. As a solo singer, she had two minor R&B chart hits, "Good Old Fashioned Lovin'" and "Watch My Body Talk." She worked as a backup singer for such…

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Added by Scupine on July 24, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Carmageddon II: Coming to Culver City This September

Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky announced on Thursday that the 405 Freeway will be closed for 53 hours beginning Friday, September 28, at 7 pm and ending on Monday, October 1, at 5 am. Like last July, this year's Carmageddon will close the 405 for 10 miles from the 10 to the 101, as workers demolish the north side of the Mulholland Bridge to widen the freeway and add a carpool lane.

Last year, of course, all…

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Added by Scupine on July 23, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Los Angeles Times Calls Culver City's Revival "At Risk of Stalling"

Parcel B: in doubt?

Roger Vincent's profile of Culver City in today's Los Angeles Times paints a portrait of a town at a crossroads. Extensively…

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Added by Scupine on July 22, 2012 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 033

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 structure 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…

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Added by Scupine on July 20, 2012 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

"The Crash of Ruin Fitfully Resounds" Opens at Luis De Jesus Gallery in Culver City

Starting this Saturday night, July 21, Luis De Jesus Gallery will present "The Crash of Ruin Fitfully Resounds," a group exhibition of painting and photography organized by Luis De Jesus and independent curator Carole Ann Klonarides. The show includes work by Nena Amsler, Jennifer…

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

Culver City kid VerBS featured tonight at LACMA's hip hop concert

Let me introduce to you one of the treasures of the Los Angeles community, a Culver City kid and Hamilton High grad: Verbs.

This youngster has made quite an underground impact with his rhymes and his eclectic music tastes. I love his honest and often humorous takes on life in LA, taking public transportation, new found feelings of commitment and the challenges of growing up today, which he lays over smooth beats and sometimes a live band.

But I've…

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Added by Enhager on July 19, 2012 at 7:48am — No Comments

Django Lives! Stephane Wrembel Brings Gypsy Jazz to the Culver City Summer Music Fest

French-born guitarist Stephane Wrembel will performs his beautiful, complex, and fiery gypsy jazz this Thursday night, July 19, at 7:00 pm, as part of Culver City Music Fest. This one, I'm looking forward to! If Wrembel looks familiar in this clips, it may be because he performed his original theme to the Woody Allen film "Midnight…

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Added by Scupine on July 18, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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

Each Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 for the rest of the month of July, the Culver City Public Theater is performing "A Servant to 2 Masters," a new adaptation of a play by Carlo Goldoni. Then during the first three weekends in August at 2:00 the troupe will perform an adaption of "The Matchmaker" by Thornton Wilder.

Each 2:00 performance is preceded by a performance of the Children's Popcorn Theatre at 12:00 performing an adaptation of The Odyssey. The show pulls in a…

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Added by Scupine on July 17, 2012 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Culver City Council Votes to Place 1/2-cent Sales Tax Increase Measure on November Ballot

Culver City Times member Kevin Lachoff reports that last night the Culver City Council voted to place a measure on the November ballot that would impose a 1/2-cent city sales tax increase, with a 10 year "sunset."

In his…

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Added by Scupine on July 17, 2012 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Final Culver City Council Community Dialogue Series on City Finances Tonight

The City Council invites all Culver Citizens to participate a "Dialogue Meetings" to garner community input on the current state and future plans for the city’s finances. The meeting will be held this Monday, July 16, at 7:00 at the City Council Chambers. 

This is the final meeting of a series of "road shows" attempting to garner broad community input. The other meetings were held in June and July at El Rincon Elementary School, Veterans Memorial Rotunda Room, and Linwood Howe…

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Added by Scupine on July 16, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Culver City Council to Consider Imposing Half-Cent Sales Tax Increase at July 16th Meeting

At its next regular meeting, Monday, July 16, the Culver City Council will consider placing a half-cent sales tax increase measure on the November ballot.

The Culver City Chamber of Commerce, which supports the half-cent sales tax increase as long as it is accompanied by a five-year sunset provision,…

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Added by Scupine on July 15, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Check Out OY!, The New Play at the Actors' Gang Theatre in Culver City

The Actors’ Gang is premiering OY!, the work of author, professor, theorist and critic Hélène Cixous, best known as a playwright of epic work with Le Théâtre du Soleil. 

The story of two German Jewish sisters who compare memories of their experiences of the period of Nazism in…

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Added by Scupine on July 13, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Shoes for the Homeless in Culver City Needs Your Help with their "Shoe Processing" Today

Shoes for the Homeless -- a non-profit organization founded by local podiatrist Ira Diamond that provides "gently used" and new shoes free of charge to the homeless -- has organized one of its semi-regular "shoe processing" date for today, Friday, July 13th from 4-5 pm. They could really use help with this task and are requesting volunteers. The shoe processing will take place at 4123 Jackson Avenue in Culver City.

If you're reading this too late to help -- not to worry,…

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Added by Scupine on July 13, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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