September 2012 Blog Posts (34)

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 038

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 hairdo is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post! I'll reveal the answer in two weeks, on Thursday. Then…

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Added by Scupine on September 28, 2012 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

The Sony Rainbow is Going Up

Tony Tasset's Rainbow  -- nine stories tall and spanning 188 feet -- is currently being installed on the Sony Pictures lot. The piece was created from welded steel, clad with aluminum panels, and finished with resin-based paint in, well, every color of the rainbow. The installation process is expected to take about 8 weeks.

How do we feel about it, now that it's going in? It is bit more difficult to see than I hoped.... The best view is on Culver…

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Added by Scupine on September 27, 2012 at 5:56pm — 2 Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 037 Solution: Culver City Flowers

Every other Friday, 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 sign is?…

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Added by Scupine on September 27, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Carmageddon II Coming to Culver City This Weekend

This weekend, 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 the hubbub about brain-curdling traffic…

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Added by Scupine on September 26, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Artist Dave Muller's "Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah" Opens at Blum & Poe Gallery

Los Angeles-based artist Dave Muller's seventh solo exhibition at the prestigious gallery Blum & Poe opens this Friday and runs through October 27. The opening reception - which is, as always, is free, open to the public, and sure to be a lot of fun - is Friday, Sept. 28, from 6 pm to 8…

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Added by Scupine on September 26, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Celebrity Do-Gooders Brave Carmageddon to help Habitat for Humanity Build Homes

Celebrities, Volunteers from Entertainment Industry and Top Executives will Build Homes During Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ Premiere Build Weekend Event Sponsored by Lowe’s

Two-Day Build includes Lowe’s Power Women Power Tools  & Lowe’s Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity Build-A-Thon

(Saturday, 9/29) Lowe’s Power Women Power Tools #PWPT2012…

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Added by Angela Moore on September 25, 2012 at 3:33pm — No Comments

More Endorsements for The Culver City Education Foundation's "ALL FOR 1" Campaign

The Culver City Education Foundation launched a $1 million fundraising campaign on Friday, August 26. The "ALL FOR 1" Campaign runs through September 30, , which means you only have  couple more days to give. (although you can give to…

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Added by Scupine on September 25, 2012 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

UPDATE: Ice Rink IS Coming to Downtown Culver City This Winter

At tonight's last night's Culver CIty Council meeting, the council members will vote on whether voted to transform Parcel B into 250-person ice skating rink between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day this winter. 

Specifically, the council will decide whether decided to approve a license agreement with the Willy…

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Added by Scupine on September 24, 2012 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

See Designs for Improvements to Culver City Park, Fox Hills Park, Lindberg Park, Syd Kronenthal Park, and Tellefson Park

In 2011 the City of Culver City and North East Trees were awarded a grant from the State of California Strategic Growth Council for a Proposition 84 Urban Greening Planning Program for Sustainable Communities. The Planning Program provides funds to assist projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide multiple benefits.

In…

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Added by Scupine on September 24, 2012 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Blind Barber of Culver City: One Man's Experience

Blind Barber in Culver City is bit of a curveball. From the outside, it looks like a simple, if sign-less, barber shop. Peek through the window and, sure enough, there's your standard receptionist and a man in one of the barber chairs getting a shave. But there's bit of a secret behind a nondescript door on…

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Added by Scupine on September 21, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Los Angeles' Oldest Building May Be In Baldwin Hills

LA Curbed is reporting that new research suggests that the Sanchez Adobe on Don Felipe Drive in nearby Baldwin Hills may be the oldest building in Los Angeles --…

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Added by Scupine on September 20, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

United Parents of Culver City Launch Podcast Examining Issues Relevant to Culver City Parents

United Parents of Culver City formed in May of 2012, to "give parents a voice in the political process in order to positively impact the lives of Culver City families." Now they've launched a podcast created by two of the Political Action Committee (PAC) members of the United Parents of Culver City (UPCC), Scott McVarish & Scott

According the organization's website, United Parents of Culver City "promotes an educational culture that places the interests…

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Added by Scupine on September 20, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Villa Italian Restaurant on Sepulveda in Culver City For Sale

LA Eater reported last week that Villa Italian Restaurant -- the old-school Italian place on Sepulveda, between Washington and Venice -- is on sale for $2.3 million.…

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Added by Scupine on September 19, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Street Artist Gaia Brings the Aztec God of Fire to Culver City

As part of our continued coverage of the flurry of new mural activity at the Branded Arts building in Culver City, here are some pics of the new mural of the Xolotl, the Aztec god of fire, by street artist Gaia. The piece is entitled "Twin Cities."

According to the…

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Added by Scupine on September 18, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

For some, virture is its own reward; In Culver City a root beer float will do. Tub's Chili provides incentive for Coastal Cleanup Day

Margie Hodges, owner of Tub's Fine Chili, isn't content with providing the best chili in Culver City. She wants to use her food and drink to bribe people to do right…

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Added by Culver City Times on September 17, 2012 at 11:44pm — No Comments

Culver City Historical Society Celebrates Culver City's 95's Anniversary

Help the Culver City Historical Society commemorate the city's 95's anniversary by attending the "Meet Me in Culver City" celebration on Sunday, September 23, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Historic Culver Hotel. 

Festivities at the event will include abundant appetizers, one free glass of…

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Added by Scupine on September 17, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

New Play "The Rivals" at Actor's Gang Theatre in Culver City Begins Previews This Weekend

The Rivals, a new staging of a play from 1795 by Richard Binsley Sheridan is beginning previews at the Actors Gang Theatre in Culver City. Previews are September 21, 22, 27, and 28 at 8pm, and preview tickets are $15.

Here’s how the troupe describes the play: “Called 'a luscious…

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Added by Scupine on September 17, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 037

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 sign is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post! I'll reveal the answer in two weeks, on Thursday. Then the next day,…

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Added by Scupine on September 14, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Update on the Development of Parcel B in Culver City

Culver City Times member Kevin Lachoff wrote me this morning to say that at yesterday's 2 pm meeting of the Oversight Board of the Successor Agency to the Culver City Redevelopment Agency, the board authorized the Successor Agency to transmit a resolution to the State Department of Finance,…

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Added by Scupine on September 14, 2012 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

'Public School' Restaurant Coming to Former Site of Fraiche in Culver City

This week, LA Eater confirms what I reported in May -- that the restaurant space formerly occupied by Fraiche on Washington Blvd in downtown Culver City will be replaced by a new restaurant called Public…

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Added by Scupine on September 13, 2012 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

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