December 2013 Blog Posts (15)

Culver City's Plastic Bag Ban Begins December 28

Culver City's Plastic Bag Ban -- adopted by the Culver City Council on May 28 -- goes into effect in large stores such as Vons/Pavillions, Ralphs, Trader Joes, and Target on December 28.

The ordinance bans the use of single-use plastic carryout bags and mandates a minimum charge of 10 cents for any single-use paper bags. Small produce bags will still be…

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Added by Scupine on December 20, 2013 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 069 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 text is?

I predicted that this one was going to be a toughie -- and in…

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Added by Scupine on December 19, 2013 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

USC Study Finds Expo Line Drives Drop in Driving

Angelenos who live near an Exposition Light Rail station dramatically reduced the number of miles they drove and tripled their rail ridership after the opening of the new rail line last year, a new USC study released Monday shows.

Residents living within a half-mile of the new station traveled 10 to 12 fewer miles daily by car – a 40 percent decrease – after the new…

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

Hanukkah Lights on Overland Blvd. in Culver City Dazzle

There's a house on Overland in Culver City, on the west side of the street, just south of the Raintree Plaza, that never fails to go all-out with its holiday lights, and Culver City Times tipster Kevin Lachoff reports that this year is no exception, "The house upped the ante this year! They got one neighbor on the south and two on the north in on it this year!"

Kevin…

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

Death Star 7-Eleven Now Open in Culver City

The Death Star is now fully operational. The new 7-Eleven at the corner of Sepulveda and Braddock in Culver City opened yesterday at about 10 am. (thanks to Culver City Member Kevin Lachoff for tipping me off!). We've been waiting more than a year to see how much the building would look like the…

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Added by Scupine on December 13, 2013 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 069

Every other Thursday, 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.

This week's pic was submitted by "Doug Lemon AKA Donald Lemon," and the the question is: Do you know where in Culver City this sign is? If you know (and this one's a toughie), enter your response in the…

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Added by Scupine on December 12, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

L.A. Times Reviews Show by Matt Lifson at Angles Gallery in Culver City

Art critic Christopher Knight recently gave a bit of a rave to the solo debut from artist Matt Lifson -- currently at Angels Gallery in Culver City. The show consist of five large paintings that all depict "the same enigmatic subject -- what appears to be a makeshift tent in the woods at night. But slight differences in tonality, lighting and paint-handling among the five…

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Added by Scupine on December 12, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Holiday Shopportunity: Vintage Clothing Show in Culver City This Saturday

Helms Design District Vintage Boutique will hold a Vintage Summer Bargain Boutique this Saturday, December 14, from 10 am to 4 pm -- at the LightSpace Studio at 8755 Washington Boulevard in Culver City.

The Helms Design District Vintage Boutique, part pop-up shop, part clothing expo -- a 5,000-square-foot studio with displays of classic, designer and repurposed vintage…

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Added by Scupine on December 11, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

One Statue Leads the Way: Wende Museum Moving to the Veteran's Park Armory

Even before building renovations begin, change is beginning to manifest at the Wende Museum’s new space in Culver City’s Veteran’s Park Armory. Peeking in the glass front doors, one can already see the first object to be stored in the large, open interior of the building – a sculpture of a miner by Hungarian artist Szabó Jelzéssel.

Here’s how the Wende Museum describes…

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Added by Scupine on December 9, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 068 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 text is?

Three Culver City Times members correctly…

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Added by Scupine on December 5, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Culver City Doesn't Owe the State $22 Million After All

This morning, Culver CIty Mayor Jeff Cooper shared some good news about Culver City's financial obligation to the state in the wake of the dissolution of its redevelopment agency. Said Cooper:

"I am excited to share some good news ... nearly $20 million worth! Last night, the city received a determination letter from the California Department of Finance agreeing…

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Added by Scupine on December 5, 2013 at 6:00am — 9 Comments

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas wins Calif. Assembly Seat Representing Culver City

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas defeated former Culver City mayor and city clerk Christopher Armenta Tuesday to win a special election for the vacant Southern California legislative seat representing Culver City and surrounding areas.

Ridley-Thomas -- an aide to Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price Jr. -- will fill the Assembly District 54 seat vacated this summer…

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Added by Scupine on December 4, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Culver City Celebrates Holidays With Tree Lighting This Thursday

Celebrate the season at the annual Culver City Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration in Town Plaza next to the Culver Hotel at Culver Blvd. and Van Buren Place this Thursday, December 5, at 6 p.m.  

Santa Claus will make a special appearance, and local choruses will perform. Mayor Jeff Cooper and city council members are…

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Added by Scupine on December 3, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

Ballona Wetlands Land Trust Responds to the Annenberg Foundation's Proposal for Area C

The Ballona Wetlands Land Trust was founded in 1994 with the mission of preserving the greater Ballona ecosystem from urban encroachment. The tireless work of hundreds of volunteers and the generosity of many donors across a coalition of organizations led to the successful transfer of property from a private development into a State ecological reserve in 2004. While the…

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Added by Scupine on December 2, 2013 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

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