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Where Am I? Game

Each 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 a whole building, but it's a little tucked away: do you know where in Culver City it is?

If you recognize it, enter your response in the comments!

I'll reveal the answer next…

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Added by Scupine on May 20, 2011 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Marriott Courtyard Westside Hotel Sold to Hersha Hospitality Trust



According to GlobeSt.com, Hersha Hospitality Trust of Philadelphia has signed a deal to acquire the 260-room Marriott Courtyard Westside in Culver City for $47.5 million. The property at 6333 Bristol Parkway, a familiar…

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

Murals of Culver City: Herakut

On April 29, internationally renowned German muralists and street artists collaborated to create three new murals at…

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Added by Scupine on May 18, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Thy Odd Birds to Play at Good Hurt on May 26

 

I'm really digging the Bitches Brew vibe flowing from Los Angeles-based Thy Odd Birds.

The band is Boyd Peterson on bass, Paul Krueger on keys, JK Benjamin on drums, Max Kaplan on sax, and Robert Patrick on guitar.

Check them out live next Thursday, May 26, at Good Hurt,…

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

Photo by Culver City High School Student Wins Top Prize

This photograph, The Yellow by Culver City High School School student Isabel Bennett, earned a gold medal from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.  Founded in 1923, The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the longest running, most prestigious competition and largest source of scholarships for…

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

Where Am I? Game

 

This is the first of what will be a regular feature each friday: The Where Am I? game.

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

If you recognize it, enter your response in the comments!

I'll reveal the…

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Added by Scupine on May 13, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Spring is Here

 

The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers. …

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

A Rainbow is Coming to Culver City

Last night, the Culver City Cultural Affairs Commission unanimously approved the art work concept for Tony Tasset's Rainbow, which will soon tower over Sony's Culver City lot. The structure, to be installed near the studio's Madison Avenue gate, will be about nine stories high and span 188 feet. …

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Added by Scupine on May 11, 2011 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Culver City Musicians

All of these artists identify themselves on Bandcamp as being from Culver City. I know one of them: the young and very talented, public bus-riding, red-cap-wearing hip-hop artist VerBS (pronouced "Ver-Bee-Ess"). But who are the others? Hopefully, over time we'll get to know more of…

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Added by Scupine on May 10, 2011 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Culver City Parks: Carlson Park

Carlson Park, at Braddock Drive and Motor Avenue in the East Park neighborhood, is not large -- just one large square block surrounded on four sides by streets and houses. But what it lacks in size it makes up for in beauty and historic interest.  It was Culver City's first park.

On an early Tuesday evening in…

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Added by Scupine on May 9, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

West Washington Blvd. to Get a Facelift?

During tonight's bi-monthly meeting (second and fourth Mondays) the Culver City Joint City Council/Redevelopment Agency will review and consider preliminary plans for improvements to Washington Boulevard, between Mildred Ave. and Wade St. -- including the intersection of Washington Boulevard and…

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Added by Scupine on May 9, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Eighth Annual Cruisin' Back to Culver City Car Show is This Saturday

Come to Downtown Culver City this Saturday, May 7, 2011, for the "Eighth Annual Cruisin' Back to Culver City Car Show." Hundreds of classic cars and hot rods from all across California will be on display.

George Barris -- car customizer and creator of the Batmobile, the Munsters' Koach, the Beverly Hillbillies' jalopy and many more vehicles from the movies and television -- will be there with some of his great creations.

Here's some great…

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

Construction begins on Monday to Widen Sepulveda Boulevard

If you've ever tried to drive southbound on Sepulveda during rush hour to get to, say, the Fox Hills Mall, you know how impossible it is. This Monday, May 9, 2011, construction begins try to alieviate the situation.The plan is to to widen southbound Sepulveda Boulevard to three continuous lanes between Sawtelle…

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

Culver City Has a New Mayor

Last week, Micheal (Mehaul) O’Leary, a Culver City councilman since 2006 and owner of Joxer Daly's Pub, was selected as Culver City's new mayor.

As we know, Culver City's City Council is made up of five members. The City Council selects from among their members a mayor and vice mayor, to serve in those…

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Added by Scupine on May 5, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Culver City in 1914

Check out the amazing footage of Culver City in this instructional movie Pacific Electric made for its conductors in 1914.

The sequence from 1:00 to 1:35 was filmed at the corner of Venice and Sepulveda. Look all those trees!

A little less amazing but still worth watching is the sequence from 3:50 to 4:15. That's a view of 1914 Culver City, facing…

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Added by Scupine on May 4, 2011 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Turn in your gas mower for cordless electric; Save money and the planet

The Electric Lawn Mower Exchange Program allows residents to turn in…

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Added by Culver City Times on May 3, 2011 at 9:31pm — No Comments

Restaurant News: Abbot's Pizza Is Open. Go Tonight!

 

If you've ever had a slice of their pizza from the Abbot's Pizza on Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice, you'll know why we're so excited by the new Abbot's Pizza on Sepulveda Blvd., at Braddock Drive.

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Added by Scupine on May 3, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Lost Pet Signs



Let us now praise lost pet signs. Foremost, they are utilitarian tools – and, of course, we sincerely hope they will have their intended effect. Please keep your eye out for these animals!…

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Added by Scupine on May 2, 2011 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Bike to the Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase

On Saturday, April 30th, from 12:30 to 4pm, join your Culver City neighbors on a bike tour of some of the most beautiful and environmentally friendly gardens in…

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

Spotlight on the Community Redevelopment Agency

According to City Manager John Nachbar in the April 21-27 Culver City Observer, the commercial buildings from 12469 to 12477 Washington Blvd. (including Gloria's Cake & Candy Supplies and the Pacific Eye Care) as well as the properties from 12453 to 12461 Washington Blvd. are scheduled to be renovated as…

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

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