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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 agencies were dissolved this February, the Culver City Council…Continue
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 Alzheimer's unit at the Motion Picture & Television Fund in…Continue
Added by Scupine on July 30, 2012 at 6:57pm — No Comments
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 with fresh Naan
* Yamayada: Great ramen, I am addicted…
Added by Scupine on July 27, 2012 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments
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 website, the restaurant will move in to the west of Saint Amour by…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Drew Shelley on July 25, 2012 at 10:22pm — 1 Comment
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.…Continue
Added by Scupine on July 25, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
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 explosive offense, Westchester outscored opponents 27-11 in…Continue
Added by Geoff Maleman on July 25, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment
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…Continue
Added by Scupine on July 24, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Scupine on July 23, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Roger Vincent's profile of Culver City in today's Los Angeles Times paints a portrait of a town at a crossroads. Extensively quoting new Culver City councilman Jim Clarke and real…Continue
Added by Scupine on July 22, 2012 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments
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 game.
Last time, I posted these snowflakes:…Continue
Added by Scupine on July 20, 2012 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments
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 Boysen, Kaucyila Brooke, Tony de los Reyes, Mara De Luca, Ken Gonzales-Day, Christian…Continue
Added by Scupine on July 19, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
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.
Added by Enhager on July 19, 2012 at 7:48am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Scupine on July 18, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Scupine on July 17, 2012 at 5:17pm — No Comments
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 comment, Kevin argues:
This measure will be a crucial…
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…Continue
Added by Scupine on July 16, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments
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, makes the following argument:
Added by Scupine on July 15, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments
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 Europe, here's how the Actors' Gang describes the…Continue
Added by Scupine on July 13, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
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,…Continue
Added by Scupine on July 13, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments