July 2013 Blog Posts (29)

Ballona Creek Wetlands, PART ONE: A Century of Sabotage

Area C, a 64-acre portion of the Uplands area of Ballona Creek Wetlands, is a pretty piece of open, Culver CIty-adjacent land owned by State of California – and a battleground between the esteemed Annenberg Foundation and local environmental groups. The foundation has put a $50 million…

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Added by Scupine on July 31, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Guitarist Albert Lee To Perform This Thursday in Culver City's Summer Music Festival

This summer, as always, Culver City is presenting 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 six consecutive Thursdays this July and August at 7:00 p.m. The festival is produced by Gary Mandell of Culver City’s Boulevard Music. 

This Thursday, August 1, country,…

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Added by Scupine on July 30, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Eat at Akasha this Wednesday and Support the Arts in Culver City

The Culver City Cultural Affairs Foundation and Akasha restaurant in downtown Culver City are partnering this Wednesday, July 31, from 4 to 7 pm, to raise money to support the city's Music in the Chambers program, a free classical music concert in the Mike Balkman Council Chambers at…

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Added by Scupine on July 30, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

Sang Yoon of Culver City's Father's Office Competing in This Season's "Top Chef Masters" on Bravo

Executive Chef Sang Yoon -- the mastermind behind Culver City's Father's Office gastropub as well as Lukshon (small-plate South-East Asian cuisine) -- is currently competing in Bravo's "Top Chef Masters." On this, the fifth season of the show, Yoon is competing against 12 other chefs for…

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Added by Scupine on July 29, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 059

Every other Thursday, 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 tree is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post.

If your answer fails to appear in the comments section…

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Added by Scupine on July 25, 2013 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

Actors' Gang's Midsummer Night's Dream Extended

The Actors' Gang's interpretation of "Midsummer Night's Dream" has been extended through August 17. Directed by Tim Robbins, the play has been playing to sold out crowds through it's run. 

Here's what I wrote about the play when it opened in June:

We got proof last August that the…

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Added by Scupine on July 23, 2013 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Blaze Pizza to Open Culver City Location in Early August

Blaze Pizza, which bills itself as "the leader in the fast casual build-your-own pizza category" will be opening a new 65-seat restaurant in the Culver Crossroads mini shopping center on the southeast corner of Washington and Sepulveda this August. 

Blaze Pizza uses an assembly line…

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Added by Scupine on July 23, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Brenda Lee Eager Plays the Culver City Music Festival This Thursday

This summer, as always, Culver City is presenting 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 six consecutive Thursdays this July and August at 7:00 p.m. The festival is produced by Gary Mandell of Culver City’s Boulevard Music. 

This Thursday, July 25, Brenda Lee…

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Added by Scupine on July 22, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver Ice Arena Property for Sale

The Culver Ice Arena property is for sale.  I noticed the property for sale sign last Saturday.   According to the Ice Arena web site, they are trying to negotiate an extension of their lease. 

Added by Chris Grossman on July 22, 2013 at 5:42pm — 1 Comment

Thank you for sharing: thoughts on the Zimmerman verdict

89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio recently asked listeners and sources in the organization’s Public Insight Network to describe the kinds of conversations they were having with friends and family as a result of the Florida jury’s verdict on the trial of George Zimmerman.

Here are a few of the responses:

“As an African American male,…

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Added by Connie K. Ho on July 22, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 058 Solution

Every other Friday, I post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.' Last week I asked: Do you know where in Culver City this sunny sign is? …

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Added by Scupine on July 18, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

PostHeeHawFunkadelicHipHopNewGrass Band Plays Culver City Music Fest This Thursday

This summer, as always, Culver City is presenting 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 six consecutive Thursdays this July and August at 7:00 p.m. The festival is produced by Gary Mandell of Culver City’s Boulevard Music.  

This Thursday,…

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Added by Scupine on July 17, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

DineLA Restaurant Week Brings Discounted Prix-Fixe Menus to Culver City Favorites

The popular bi-annual food fest known as dineLA’s Restaurant Week runs for the next two weeks, from July 15-26, in restaurants across Los Angeles. Participating restaurants offer lunch and dinner prix-fixe menus at (relatively) low prices. Participating restaurants in Culver City include: Akasha,…

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Added by Scupine on July 16, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Journalists ask: after the Zimmerman verdict, what sort of conversations are you having?

The jury in the Florida murder trial of George Zimmerman last weekend acquitted the former neighborhood watch volunteer of all charges in the 2012 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

The acquittal has prompted protests in Los Angeles, Oakland and in cities across the United States. People have also taken to social media to express their thoughts on the verdict.

In the wake of Zimmerman's acquittal, 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio would like to know what…

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Added by Connie K. Ho on July 15, 2013 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Let The Voters Decide

Culver City school facilities are in poor shape. You can see it when you walk onto any one of our campuses; termite damage, brown drinking water, missing ceiling tiles, inoperable sprinkler systems, outdated electrical systems... the list goes on. It’s likely that any building constructed before 1955 needs repair or replacement. All of our schools were built before 1955. The past five years of recession and the overall underfunding of public education in California have left our school…

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Added by United Parents of Culver City on July 15, 2013 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Culver City Historical Society Hold Annual Picnic This Wednesday

The public is invited to attend the annual Culver City Historical Society Picnic and meeting held in the Veterans Park picnic area at 5:30pm on Wednesday, July 17.

The picnic will be catered by Santa Maria BBQ and its chef Jim Rodrigues. The event will feature music by the local RAZZMATAZZ…

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Added by Scupine on July 15, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments

FascianNation with Movement by Dr Dawn

Enjoy Dr Dawn's latest blog post!  Kinesis where Movement & Food are Medicine conveniently located on Washington Blvd at Neosho (2 blocks W of Centinela).  Live Your Best Life!  Namaste.

FascianNation with Movement

Added by Kinesis Center on July 11, 2013 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Journalists want to know: Tell us about your favorite book

89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio is bringing back #KidReads, and this time we are hosting a live program at the A C Bilbrew Library on July 20. KPCC early childhood development correspondent Deepa Fernandes will moderate a program with two literary whizzes who…

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Added by Connie K. Ho on July 11, 2013 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 058

Every other Thursday, 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 sunny sign is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post.

This week we're again offering a…

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Added by Scupine on July 11, 2013 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Culver City's Cozy Inn Named Westside's Best Dive Bar

I previously remarked how LA Weekly recently named Oldfield's Culver CIty's Best Happy Hour (although Culver City Times member Natasha Ericta prefers the two (!) daily happy hours offered by Waterloo…

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Added by Scupine on July 10, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

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