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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

LA Times Festival of Books at USC This Weekend

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is coming to our neighborhood and we're all invited.

 

One of Southern California’s most cherished and engaging weekend celebrations kicks off its 16th storied year in a new home on USC’s University…

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Added by Culver City Times on April 28, 2011 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Restaurants of Culver City: City Tavern

Two weeks ago "the Rush Street Guys" -- Brian McKeany and Ken Kaufman -- opened a new restaurant in downtown Culver City: City Tavern. It offers refined comfort food (according to their website) or artisanal foods (according to our…

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

While in Culver City Obama Professes His Love for Spiderman

According to DailyIndia.com, President Obama briefly geeked out about his love for Spiderman during his recent trip to Sony Studios:

At the three fundraisers at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City and Tavern restaurant in Brentwood, the President appeared most star struck not at the sight of…

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Added by Scupine on April 26, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Interested in Blogging for Culver City Patch?

Are you passionate about something in Culver City? Contact us! Whether it's food, family, schools, government, business, social issues, exercise, fashion or business—if it's your thing, we'd like you to consider blogging for Patch. Anyone may apply.

I am specifically interested in…

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Added by Winter Johnson on April 26, 2011 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Murals of Culver City

The newest mural in Culver City is also one of the most jaw-dropping.  In conjunction with his solo show at the Corey Helford Gallery, British street artist D*Face painted this piece across the entire side of the gallery building during the first week in April. 

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Added by Scupine on April 25, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Laurel and Hardy Walk the Streets of Culver City





Reminding us that all movies are, on some level, documentaries, this video does an great job of identifying the locations around Main Street in downtown Culver City where Laurel and Hardy did their thing. Their "thing" being, in this case, involving things like inexpertly stealing a bicycle and being persistently pursued by a goat. That's a clip from…

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Added by Scupine on April 21, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Screenwriter gives LA Times shout-out to Museum of Jurassic Technology

 

In a recent profile in the Los Angeles Times, screenwriter Max Winkler -- son of the Fonz himself -- said he wrote most of the script to his new movie "Ceremony" while sitting in the tea room at the Museum of Jurassic Technology. One can only hope that some of that museum's weird vibe made its way into…

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Added by Scupine on April 20, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Art and Wine Walk on April 20

Gallery 9 on Washington Blvd. is hosting an evening of art and wine this Wednesday, the 21st, between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Participating galleries include Cardwell…

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Added by Scupine on April 20, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

President Obama To Speak in Culver City on April 21

 

The good news is that if you want to see President Barack Obama in person, you'll be able to do so right here in Culver City on April 21.

The bad news is that it's a re-election fundraiser at Sony Pictures Studio, so I'll cost you. Tickets for the event are $250 for general…

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Added by Scupine on April 18, 2011 at 6:02pm — No Comments

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