July 2014 Blog Posts (19)

Attend Free Art Event at Culver City's Samitaur Tower TONIGHT

The Culver City Historical Society, with Samitaur Constructs, has organized a public art project at the iconic Samitaur Tower in the Hayden Tract area of Culver City from Sunset (around 8 pm) until 9:30.

Student artists from Savannah College of Art and Design and University of New Mexico were given the "canvas" of the 10 screens on the Samitaur Tower and asked to…

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Added by Scupine on July 31, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Check Out this Short Video About Akasha Restaurant in Culver City

If you love the food at Akasha half as much as I do, you'll be interested in this video profiling the restaurant's owner Akasha Richmond -- who was a cooked healthy meals for Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, and Billy Bob Thornton before opening her own restaurant. …

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Added by Scupine on July 31, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Red Bread in Culver City Closes

Red Bread Bakery (on Washington Blvd almost as far west as CostCo) has closed its doors -- after being in it's current location for about a year. That's terrible news for fans of the bakery's dark, dense, bitter, and wonderful rye bread. According to the…

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Added by Scupine on July 30, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Culver City Will Host CicLAvia Next July

The City of Culver City received notification from Metro last week that the city has been awarded a $453,600 grant to host Culver City CicLAvia in July 2015. 

During these CicLAvia events, whole streets are shut down to car traffic, encouraging bicyclists and pedestrians to explore the city and participate in a space that is normally dominated by automobiles. Since it…

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Added by Scupine on July 28, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 079 Solution

Periodically, I post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.' Last week ago I asked: Do you know where in Culver City this colorful wall is?

Out of three entrants, two Culver City Times…

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Added by Scupine on July 24, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Free Composting Workshop in Culver City this Saturday

The Culver City Public Works Environmental Programs and Operations Division is offering a Beginning Home Composting Workshop this Saturday, July 26, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Complex, Garden Room.

The workshop will provide hands on instruction in composting, worm composting, grass cycling, water-wise gardening, and fire-wise…

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Added by Scupine on July 24, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Culver City Council Will Consider Designating Ice Rink as Cultural Resource at TONIGHT's Meeting

On April 22, 2014, the Culver City Cultural Affairs Commission considered an agenda item pertaining to the nomination of the Culver City Ice Arena for designation as a 'Culver City Cultural Resource.' After reviewing the material of record (which included a historic resource evaluation) and hearing public comment on the item, the commission passed a motion recommending…

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Added by Scupine on July 23, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Hear Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Mussorgsky Under the Stars This Thursday

The Summer Music Series in Marina del Rey's Burton W. Chace Park continues this Thursday, July 24, with a "symphonic celebration" featuring the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony playing "Violin Concerto" by Tchaikovsky, "Romeo and Juliet" by Prokofiev, and "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Mussorgsky. All concerts begin at 7 p.m., generally lasting two hours, and are free…

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Added by Scupine on July 22, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Los Angeles Summer of Learning comes to the West Side

Mayor Eric Garcetti, in partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy, JPMorgan Chase & Co., The California Endowment, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, have launched of the Los Angeles Summer of Learning program, a citywide initiative to keep youth engaged in learning this summer. 



Los Angeles youth age 3 - 24 can access 100 valuable learning opportunities online and in person at City parks and libraries, LAUSD schools,…

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Added by Susan von Seggern on July 18, 2014 at 2:13pm — No Comments

New Show by Hikari Shimoda Opens at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City

A new show by Hikari Shimoda, "Fantastic Planet, Goodbye Man," will open this Saturday, July 19, at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City. The opening reception will run from 7 pm to 10 pm and -- as always -- is free and open to the public. 

Says the gallery about Shimoda's work:

"The bright, usually cheery, pastel color palette Hikari employs in her portraits…

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Added by Scupine on July 18, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 079

Periodically, I post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.' -- asking Culver City Times members if they know where it is. 

Today the question is: Do you know where in Culver City this colorful wall 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 17, 2014 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Jessica Fichot and Los Pinguos Perform at the Culver City Music Fest This Thursday.

French chanteuse Jessica Fichot will perform at the the Culver City Boulevard Music Summer Festival this Thursday, July 17, at 7:00 pm. It's the second of six free concerts presented in the Culver City Hall Courtyard this summer. 

Here's a soupçon of Fichot's French flavor:…

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Added by Scupine on July 15, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Free Shakespeare Performances in Carlson Park Every Saturday and Sunday from July 12 to August 17

Each Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 from this Saturday July 12 to August 17, the Culver City Public Theater will perform Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. The play, one of Shakespeare's most effervescent comedies, centers on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck and each end up in the court of Countess Olivia. Olivia falls in love…

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Added by Scupine on July 11, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Group Show Opens at Cherry and Martin Gallery this Saturday, July 12,

A group exhibition entitled Augment This (Meditations on the Image) will celebrate its opening this Saturday, July 12, from 4 to 6 om. The show, curated by Christopher Eamon, includes an international list of artists, including Jennifer Boysen, Gintaras Didziapetris, Gary Hill, Tobias Kaspar, Susanne Kriemann, Pat O’Neill, Anna Ostoya and Mandla Reuter.

The…

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Added by Scupine on July 10, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic Will Perform at Culver City Music Fest This Thursday

Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic will kick off the Culver City Boulevard Music Summer Festival this Thursday, July 10, at 7:00 pm. In the first of six free concerts presented in the Culver City Hall Courtyard, this Grammy-nominated artist will bring a mix of traditional Creole Music and new, modern sounds.  

Here's a sample of what they sound like (spoiler…

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Added by Scupine on July 8, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Get Invited to Sole Society's Pop-up Store at their Culver City Headquarters this Wednesday

LA.Racked points out that there's as real advantage to having the ultra-stylish shoe company Sole Society be headquartered in the Hayden Tract of Culver City -- easy access when the company has a pop-up sale. Namely, this Wednesday, July 9,…

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Added by Scupine on July 8, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

LA Food Writers Name Culver City's Honey's Kettle the Best Fried Chicken in Los Angeles

Eight Los Angeles food experts have named Honey's Kettle in downtown Culver City the city's best fried chicken. The judges included Lesley Bargar-Sutur, the food editor of Los Angeles Magazine; Jason Kessler of FlyandDine.com; and Matthew Kang, the editor of EaterLA. 

Here's what Jason Kessler had to say about Honey's Kettle:

If…

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Added by Scupine on July 7, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Marina del Rey's Classical Thursday Summer Concerts Starts July 10

The Summer Music Series in Marina del Rey's Burton W. Chace Park -- a must for all music lovers in Culver City -- begins on July 10 this year. On three Thursdays over the next month, the 75-member Marina del Rey Summer Symphony will set up right on the Marina-front, in Burton W. Chace Park.

Arrive early and bring low beach chairs and blankets for first-come,…

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Added by Scupine on July 3, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 078 Solution

Periodically, I post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.' Two weeks ago I asked: Do you know where in Culver City these 'dirty parts' are?

Unfortunately, no one was…

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Added by Scupine on July 3, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

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