July 2012 Blog Posts (33)

Eric Fortune's "A Life to Leave" opens at LeBasse Projects in Culver City

Artist Eric Fortune's new show, "A Life to Leave" -- flowing and color-saturated paintings -- opens at LaBasse Projects in Culver City this Saturday, July 14th. The opening reception is from 6 pm to 9 pm, and, as always, the public is welcome.

"Fortune’s soft but riveting lighting effects are produced with a technique called ‘glazing’ -- a…

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

New Show "All I Want Is a Picture of You" Opens at Angles Gallery in Culver City

Starting this Saturday night, July 14, Angles Gallery will present "All I Want is a Picture of You," a group exhibition of handmade portraits. The opening reception is from 6 pm to 8 pm, and, as always, the public is welcome. Angles Gallery…

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

Culver City Orchestra Presents Free Outdoor Opera in Marina del Rey this Thursday

This Thursday the Culver City Orchestra will begin its summer-long series of outdoor concerts at Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey with their presentation of "Opera at the Shore." The finalists and winners from the Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition in arias and ensembles will perform arias from some of the best-loved operas. 

The show begins at 7:00 pm, but you should arrive early. These events are very popular. 

Bring a blanket for the grass, or…

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Added by Scupine on July 11, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Bonedaddys and Los Pinguos Play Culver City Summer Music Fest This Thursday

Argentinian rock band Los Pinguos will headline this Thursday's Culver City Music Fest kickoff this Thursday -- free and outdoors in the courtyard of Culver City City Hall. Opening will be "the original Los Angeles party band," The Bonedaddy's. The music starts at 7 pm, and ... well ... if this kind of music's not your thing, at least it should be nice warm…

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Added by Scupine on July 11, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City in Danger? New Study Finds Fracking Can Pollute

Gas executives and allies have long argued that since the hydraulic fracking process takes place miles and miles under the ground, there is no way that the practice could contaminate shallow drinking water aquifers. Now a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of…

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Added by Scupine on July 10, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Don't Miss Big Picnic!

Only few days left for tickets to Culver City Hist Soc Annual Picnic.

- Santa Maria BBQ TriTips & Chicken

- RAZZMATAZZ Dixieland Jazz Ensemble

- Lots of gifts & door prizes

Wed, July 18, 5:30-7:30pm, Veteran Memorial Park

Reservations (310) 253-6941 or…

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Added by Chris Wilde on July 9, 2012 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Culver City Non-Profits Receive California Community Foundation Grants

Two Culver City non-profit organizations received California Community Foundation grant awards this June. Best Buddies California received $60,000, and Exceptional Children’s Foundation received $85,000 as part of the Human Development grants.

The Los Angeles-based California Community Foundation awards…

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Added by Scupine on July 8, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 032

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 these snowflakes are? 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 ornament:…

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Added by Scupine on July 6, 2012 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

New Food Options Available to Culver City on the Expo Line

Watch this fun video made by Billy Vasquez, who blogs as the 99 Cent Chef, about the new food options that are available to Culver Citizens now that the Expo Line extends to our town.

Added by Scupine on July 5, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Why I'm Proud of SONY Pictures

It's likely you are more movie savvy than most movie audiences. After all, Culver City is a movie town. But have you noticed a growing trend? Over half of film credits are now for computer generated special effects? (CG and VFX)

You can be proud that your neighbor, SONY Pictures is an industry leader in Visual Effects. Much is done here in town,…

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Added by Chris Wilde on July 5, 2012 at 12:51pm — 1 Comment

Another Chipotle Coming to Culver City?

Grub Street Los Angeles is reporting that the under-construction development at the corner of Washington and Sepulveda in Culver City will be home to a Chipotle restaurant. Pretty disappointing considering that there already is a…

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Added by Scupine on July 3, 2012 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

July 4 Fireworks in Culver CIty and the Los Angeles

If you're in the Culver City area, my advice would be to check out the Exchange Club's show at Culver CIty High School. I posted about it HERE.

But there are other fireworks shows available nearby,…

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Added by Scupine on July 3, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Exchange Club Sponsors Fireworks Show July 4 at Culver CIty High School

The Exchange Club of Culver City and the City of Culver City invite you to attend the club's annual Fourth of July fireworks show at Culver City High School. Gates open at 5PM, entertainment begins at 6:30PM, and the fireworks start at 9PM. There is a suggested donation of $3 per person for the…

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Added by Scupine on July 2, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

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