August 2011 Blog Posts (30)

Attention Culver City Apt & Condo Residents Interested in Recycling

Get FREE Recycling Services for Your Complex with Culver City’s Pilot Program!

Apartment and condo complexes can join Culver City’s Multi-family Recycling Program and receive FREE recycling bins (while supplies last) and FREE…


Added by MultiFamily Recycling on August 31, 2011 at 12:48pm — 4 Comments

Los Angeles Times Reviews "This" at Culver City's Kirk Douglas Theatre, Interviews Playwrght

The Los Angeles Times blog called "This," the new play at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, "marvelous." In a review published on August 8, Charles McNulty said the play about an "interracial couple going through a rough patch…


Added by Scupine on August 30, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Rocco's Tavern in Culver City is Open and the Yelp Reviews are Coming In

I ate out on the terrace on a Thursday night, and it was perfectly pleasant. Here's a look at the Yelp reviews. Not too bad!


Stephanie Z. kind of sums it up: "Finally Culver City has a fun but not pretentious sports bar! 2 for 1 Happy Hour everyday is fantastic and the bartenders…


Added by Scupine on August 29, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Moko in Downtown Culver City Closes

During its four short months of existence, Jonathan Gold reviewed it and so did the ShopEatSleep blog, but now Moko owner Will Shin has announced that the restaurant in downtown Culver…


Added by Scupine on August 29, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Come Say Hello To Me at Fiesta La Ballona

As I reported on Monday, I'll be working at the Exchange Club's Tri-Tip booth at the Fiesta La Ballona this Sunday from noon to 2:00 (alongside Vice Mayor Scott Malsin). Please come by and say…


Added by Scupine on August 27, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Vice Mayor Scott Malsin Examines a Culver City Labor Policy He Says Must Be Changed

The Culver City City Council recently approved labor contracts for many city employees that radically alter their retiree medical benefits. Culver City Vice Mayor Scott Malsin argues that the adopted policy will cause many valuable and experienced employees to retire prematurely and that the policy should be changed immediately. This piece is the first of a three-part series by Malsin examining the issue in depth. 



Added by Scupine on August 26, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Conguero Pancho Sanchez Performs at Culver City Music Fest

Tonight's the final night of the Culver City Music Festival, so if you haven't yet had a chance to go this summer, make tonight the night. Tonight, Jazz Bakery Movable Feast presents living Conguero legend Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band. They'll be performing at 7 pm in the courtyard of Culver City Hall at 9770 Culver Blvd.…


Added by Scupine on August 25, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Ramen Yamada-ya in Culver City to Open This Week

As I previously reported, a new restaurant, Ramen Yamada-ya, is coming to West Washington in Culver City. Driving past the location on Sunday, I noticed this sign: "We will open in 5 days." While this doesn't exactly…


Added by Scupine on August 24, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Jonathan Gold Reviews Moko

Famed Los Angeles food critic Jonathan Gold reviewed downtown Culver City's new Korean restaurant, Moko, last week. Read the whole review in the LA Weekly here.

Gold gives this brief summary of what makes Moko's chef, Gary Robins, so worthy of…


Added by Scupine on August 23, 2011 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Who is Stacking Rocks in Ballona Creek? Mystery Sort-of Solved!

I had often wondered about the stacked rocks along the Ballona Creek bike path in Marina del Rey, so I was understandably excited to come across an article in the April 2011 issue of the Ballona Creek Renaissance newsletter that addressed…


Added by Scupine on August 20, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 010

Every other friday at 6:00 pm, I'll post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.'

This time, it's this image of the "Christ the Redeemer" statue at the top of Corcovado mountain. This is actually a clue. Do you know where it is?

If you know, enter your response in the comments!

I'll reveal the answer in two Fridays, when I…


Added by Scupine on August 19, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Artist Ed Ruscha's Studio is Now in Culver City

According to this L.A. Weekly article, legendary visual artist, national treasure, and personal hero Ed Ruscha has moved his studio to Culver City.

The article points out that Ruscha's long-time studio in Venice -- on Palms and Electric Ave., behind the Brig…


Added by Scupine on August 18, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Comedic Murder Mystery Dinner Attracts Many to the Culver Jazz Club at the DoubleTree

Every Saturday, you're invited to "get your sleuth on" at the Culver Jazz Club inside the DoubleTree by Hilton. "The Dinner Detectives" presents an interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show set in present day. This means NO cheesy costumes, recited dialogue or hokey song/dance. The performers are dressed just like everyone else, leaving all of the guests to…


Added by Scupine on August 17, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City Historical Society Begins New On-line Retrospective

This Friday, the Culver City Historical Society On-line introduced a new feature: Flashback Friday. The site will regularly post iconic, and in many cases long-unseen, images from their archive. This Friday, they kick the series off logically -- with City Hall, the structure designated…


Added by Scupine on August 16, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Best Bread in Culver City: Lonzo's Bakery

Who makes the best bread in Culver City? I'm going to make it my business to find out. But I have a working assumption as a starting point: Lonzo's Bakery at 10804 Washington Boulevard, across the street from Best Buy.


You don't have to take my word for it. They seem to agree on…


Added by Scupine on August 15, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Actors' Gang Perform Family-Friendly Romeo & Juliet in the Park

The Actor's Gang are performing a fun family-friendly version of Romeo & Juliet in Media Park every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11:00 am.

They call it Romeo and Juliet, Monsters in Love, so naturally Romeo is a vampire and Juliet is a sort of Bride of Frankenstein. It's 45 minutes long, and, as promised, "much less…


Added by Scupine on August 12, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Seen on the Streets of Culver CIty: The Cosmic Bus

The other day, this crazy and completely fantastic bus was parked on Washington Boulevard near the DMV. The vehicle had Texas plates, and I haven't seen it since, so it must have been just passing through. Fare thee well, Oh Cosmic Bus.

Find more photos like this on Culver City…


Added by Scupine on August 12, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Nothing Over $50 -- Vintage Summer Bargain Boutique in Culver City

Helms Design District Vintage Boutique will hold a Vintage Summer Bargain Boutique this Saturday, August 13, from 10 am to 4 pm -- at the LightSpace Studio at 8755 Washington Boulevard in Culver City.

The Helms Design District Vintage Boutique is described as being part pop-up shop, part clothing expo -- a 5,000-square-foot studio with displays of classic,…


Added by Scupine on August 11, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Longest Laugh in Television History


In honor of Lucile Ball's 100 birthday, here's a video of what is reportedly the longest laugh in television history -- shot right in Culver City's Desilu Studio, of course.

Added by Scupine on August 11, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City-based Architectural Firm Gets Manhattan Beach Library Job

Johnson Favaro seems to be the go-to architectural firm for libraries in Los Angeles. Having also built libraries in West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, now they've been tapped design the new $17-million City of Manhattan Beach Branch of the Los Angeles County Library. The two-story, 20,000-square-foot…


Added by Scupine on August 10, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

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