December 2011 Blog Posts (29)

CA Supreme Court Kills Culver City Redevelopment Agencies: Former Culver City Councilman Scott Malsin Reacts

The California State Supreme Court has upheld the legality of ABx1-26 -- California Governor Jerry Brown's bill to abolish redevelopment agencies statewide. The move puts at risk many Culver City projects that are funded all or in part by the city's redevelopment agency.

Former Culver City Councilman Soctt Malsin attributed much of the city's revitalization over…

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Added by Scupine on December 30, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 019

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 swirl of color is? If you know, enter your response in the comments! I'll reveal the answer in two Fridays, when I post a new game.

Last time, I posted this charming hand-painted…

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Added by Scupine on December 30, 2011 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Best of 2011: Story of the Year: Good Samaritan Pays For 50-Person Shopping Spree at Culver City Toys R Us

A woman identified as "petite and stylish, in her 50s, wearing a skirt and a beret" walked into the Toys R Us in Culver City and paid for about 50 people's purchases. According to reports, the woman, who would identify herself by name, had one Amex card, and she encouraged people to back and forth between two lines swiping and signing

“People were excited and crying,"…

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

Best of 2011: Best Movies and Music of the Year

My favorite movies in 2011

Melancholia (Lars von Trier, 2011)

The Clock (Christian Marclay, 2011)

Attack the Block (Joe Cornish, 2011)

Le Quattro Volte (Michelangelo Frammartino, 2011)

Nostalgia for the Light (Patricio Guzman, 2011)

50/50 (Jonathan Levine, 2011)

Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011)

The…

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Added by Scupine on December 29, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Best of 2011: The Best Culver City Art Gallery Shows in 2011

1) Wayne White's show at Western Project in May

Wayne White -- who won three Emmys for his set and puppet design on Pee Wee's Playhouse and served as Art Director on Peter Gabriel's memorable video for "Big Time" -- brought his detailed and…

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Added by Scupine on December 28, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Best of 2011: Three Things To Look Forward to in Culver City in 2012

There's plenty to look forward to in Culver City in 2012. Here are three things I'm particularly excited to see.

1) Tony Tasset's 9-Story-Tall Rainbow

Tony Tasset's massive Rainbow  -- nine stories tall and spanning 188 feet -- is currently being fabricated off-site, and will be installed in early- to mid-2012 in…

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

Best of 2011: Top Three Things I'll Miss in Culver City in 2012

1) Parcel B as an Empty Lot

Now that Combined Properties has been selected as the developer to create downtown Culver City's newest building, they'll likely be breaking ground some time in 2012. I'm hopeful that Culver City will be getting a great new building. But I must admit that I will be sorry to lose the big, open…

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Added by Scupine on December 26, 2011 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Glee Stars Help Donate $10,000 to Culver City Middle School Arts Program

Last week, Glee stars Dot Marie Jones and Jayma Mays -- that's Coach Beiste and Emma to you and me -- were in Culver City to present Culver City Middle School a check for $10,000 as part of the “GLEE Give A Note” competition. Culver CIty Middle School was one of 60 second-place winners of a contest that challenged schools to submit videos  arguing for why they…

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Added by Scupine on December 23, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Christmas Decorations in Culver City

It's Christmas in Culver City, and the decorations are out. I can't decide whether I prefer the houses that are completely decked out or the ones with one sagging string. I took all of these pictures on the morning, afternoon, evening, and night of December 22, 2011.

Do you have a favorite, or is there one on your block that you love? Post a…

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Added by Scupine on December 22, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Ever heard of waffle sandwiches? They can be savory or sweet, either way delicious!

While the cities of Orange and Brea host a fine establishment of gourmet waffle sandwiches called Bruxie, you don't have to make that commute for this handheld, scrumptious treat! Find out how you can sink your teeth into this lunch-style compilation of breakfast favorites, that I personally enjoyed at dinner! Green Eggs & Ham Waffle-wich…

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Added by AmandaLee D. on December 22, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

One Teacher's Unique Class on Social Justice & Equality at Culver City High School

The Corsair, the newspaper of Santa Monica College, profiled alumnus Carlos Valverde, who teaches an inspirational class on "social justice and the idea of inequality" at Culver City High School.

In the article, SMC…

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Added by Scupine on December 21, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Ford's Filling Station Gets Spot in LAX

Eater is reporting that Culver City's own Ford's Filling Station will soon open another restaurant location -- within Terminal 5 at LAX. (Good news for those who like to fly Delta Airlines.)

The airport has announced plans to renovate concession space and to invite higher-end, Los Angeles-based…

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Added by Scupine on December 20, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver 6 Theater Building in Culver City Coming Down?

I have no confirmation about the fate of the building in Culver City at the Northwest corner of Hughes and Washington Blvd. -- home of the Culver 7 Theater -- but there's a chain link fence around the whole thing. Pics:



Find more photos like this on Culver City…

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Added by Scupine on December 19, 2011 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 018

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 charming hand-painted sign is? If you know, enter your response in the comments! I'll reveal the answer in two Fridays, when I post a new game.

Last time, I posted this funky…

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

Best Comedy Show in Culver City Tonight Features Jimmy Pardo

The Super Serious Show -- the best damn comedy show in Culver City -- tonight features Jimmy Pardo. Pardo does warm-up for Conan. Why? Cause he's never not funny. The show is at Smashbox Studios at 8:00, as usual, and is a tremendous bargain and a great night out at $15. The evening also…

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Added by Scupine on December 15, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Veteran's Memorial Building: A Tribute

Last Saturday, the Veteran's Memorial Building was named Culver City's 13th Historial Site. You can see the building's tower from all over the city. Here are some pictures I've taken this year of the building from various vantage points.…

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Added by Scupine on December 14, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Scott Malsin Resigns from Culver City Council

Vice Mayor Scott Malsin made the following statement at the end of December 12, 2011 City Council meeting:

During the last meeting of each year Councilmembers traditionally take the opportunity to offer their thanks to the City family for all their energy and dedication over the preceding year. This has been a challenging and a rewarding year, and we…

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Added by Scupine on December 13, 2011 at 8:11am — 1 Comment

Culver City Councilman Jeff Cooper Weighs in on Parcel B

Yesterday, Culver CIty Councilman Jeff Cooper wrote me to explain his own motivations for selecting Combined Properties to develop downtown's Parcel B:

"I chose Combined Properties for several reasons, including the design of the project by renowned architect Steven Ehrlich, the seasoned team of Combined Properties and Hudson Pacific, the economics of their proposal,…

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Added by Scupine on December 9, 2011 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Vintage Clothing Show in the Helms District of Culver City This Weekend

The Helms Design District Vintage Holiday Boutique offer an array of vintage finds on December 10, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the LightSpace Studio in Culver City. Featuring classic, designer and repurposed women’s vintage clothing, hard-to-find men’s vintage wears, vintage jewelry and ephemera, this fun shopping experience includes respected dealers…

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Added by Scupine on December 9, 2011 at 5:50pm — No Comments

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