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I remember going to the 1st Fiesta LaBallona in 1951 !

Ah yes ! 1951 ... I was going into 6th grade at Farragut Drive School ... after an awesome 5th grade experience with Mr.

Jim Mattheis ( it was his 1st year as a teacher). John Toren ended up being our 6th grade teacher.

I went to the 1st Fiesta La Ballona at Vet's Park with my Farragut Drive buddies: Steve Westerfield, Dennis Tiernan & Jack Williamson. There were the carnival rides - the booths - etc. And I recall the annual parades with the local…

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Added by Wayne Flaaten on August 27, 2015 at 6:05pm — No Comments

Culver City Celebrates 2015 Fiesta La Ballona This Weekend, August 28-20

Fiesta La Ballona -- a Party in the Park -- will be held this weekend, August 28, 29 & 30, in Veteran's Park in Culver City. With carnival rides, live music, games, a food court, and a beer and wine garden for the adults, there'll be good times for all.

Admission to the fiesta is…

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Added by Scupine on August 26, 2015 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Holy Cow BBQ at Culver Crossroads is Open...and Delicious

Bad news for those who are already grumbling about the overstuffed parking lot at Culver Crossroads (at Sepulveda and Washington): Holy Cow BBQ is now open – and it’s delicious.

Holy Cow isn’t part of a chain, but it doesn’t arise out of nowhere either. There is an additional Holy Cow…

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Added by Scupine on August 24, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Antioch University Distinguished Professor, Former President, Chancellor and Humanitarian, Al Guskin, Announces Retirement

Lengthy career of service includes inspiring change and helping found the Peace Corps…

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Added by Dia Kalakonas on August 19, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Local Artist Patrick Marston Painting Another Mural in Culver City -- On Apex Aquarium

Culver City's beloved Apex Aquarium (at the corner of Sepulveda and Lindblade) is getting an extraordinary makeover -- thanks to Venice-based Patrick Marston.

As some of you might remember, Marston also painted the luminous fish mural at the corner of Washington Place and McLaughlin Ave last…

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Added by Scupine on August 9, 2015 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Culver City CicLAvia Map Details for Sunday, August 9

This Sunday, August 9, you'll be able to ride your bike from downtown Culver City to the ocean with only 9 stops. CicLAvia is coming to Culver City. During these free CicLAvia events, whole streets are shut down to car traffic, encouraging bicyclists and pedestrians to explore the city and…

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Added by Scupine on August 7, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Culver City's New Dunkin' Donuts Opens Next Tuesday, August 11

Culver City's new Dunkin' Donuts -- located in the former Foster's Freeze location in West Washington -- is opening with some fanfare next Tuesday, August 11, at 5 a.m. The location will offer lounge-style seating inside and an outdoor patio as well as free Wi-Fi Internet…

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Added by Scupine on August 7, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

CCUSD Names Dr. Shannon Garcia New Principal at El Rincon Elementary School

The Culver City Unified School District Board of Education has announced that it has selected Dr. Shannon Garcia to serve as Principal of El Rncon Elementary School. The Board voted unanimously to approve her Garcia’s hiring at its August 3 meeting.

 

Since 2014, Garcia has been principal of Bobier…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on August 4, 2015 at 11:35am — No Comments

Venice Arts Free Youth Media Workshops- Fall 2015

Since 1993, Venice Arts has reached thousands of youth through our award-winning Art Mentoring Program Free to low-income families, more than 400 youth participate each year at our center in Venice or at an ArtPartner site in other areas of Los Angeles. A low student-to-artist ratio assures educational excellence and visual, digital, and media literacy: all key to future success.

Our programs…

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Added by Cur'Nesha Wyatt on August 5, 2015 at 4:49pm — No Comments

New Development Proposed for Culver City Expo Station Parking Lot

Currently, there is a nice big parking lot next to the Culver City Expo Station -- a parking lot that by 8:30 am every weekday is full of the cars of happy commuters. And it remains full each day as people use it park-and-ride to the Staples Center, the Galen Center and other hot downtown…

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Added by Scupine on July 30, 2015 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Actors' Gang Performs "Harry Potter Hamlet" in Media Park in Culver City All August

It has become a very welcome tradition: each Saturday and Sunday in August, the Actors' Gang theater troupe performs a family-friendly adaptation of Shakespeare play in Media Park in Culver City. Last year, it was My Little Pony version of A Midsummer…

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Added by Scupine on July 29, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Backpacks for Kids Program Will Collect Food This Weekend at Pavilions Culver City

The Program Serves More Than 80 Culver City Students

 and Their Families Every Week!

 

Did you know that more than 39% of CCUSD students receive free or reduced price lunches at their schools every day? For many students, this vital resource includes free breakfast. In some circumstances, healthy, reliable meals on the weekends are not a guarantee.

 

Since 2013, the CCUSD Backpacks for Kids…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on July 22, 2015 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Cerveteca in Culver City Makes LA Eater's List of LA's 10 Hottest Cheap Eats Restaurants

According to LA Eater, Culver City's Cerveteca is one of the 10 best place in the whole city to get inexpensive food. Here's what LA Eater had to say about the restaurant:

This low-key tortas and taco spot is open late every night, which is a relief for Culver City…

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Added by Scupine on July 16, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Rock Musical Based on Matthew Sweet's "Girlfriend" Opens at the Kirk Douglas in Culver City

Ok, this one is kind of crazy in a great way. If you're of a certain age (mine), you may well have fallen in love with a largely unheralded 1991 album by Matthew Sweet. The album is full of classic pop melodies (AllMusic cites "the Beatles, Big Star, Byrds, R.E.M., and Neil Young," and, uh,…

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Added by Scupine on July 14, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Culver City Athlete Will Compete in the Special Olympics World Games this July

Caelyn Griffith, 20, from Culver City, will compete at the Special Olympics World Games on July 25 to August 2 in Los Angeles as the sole Westside representative in the Artistic Gymnastics category.

This event draws 7,000 athletes from more than 177 countries, and Griffith is one of 37 California…

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Added by Scupine on July 13, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Hatchet Hall Restaurant in West Culver City Now Open

According to both Eater LA and Los Angeles magazine, Hatchet Hall -- in the former Waterloo & City location in West Culver City -- is now open. 

There is no menu on-line yet, but according to Eater LA, patrons can expect, "[Chef Brian] Dunsmoor’s personal brand of cooking, which…

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Added by Scupine on July 9, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Westfield Culver City Offers Free Outdoor Movies Every Friday Through August 7th

Westfield Culver City's Summertime Cinema series begins this Friday, July 10th, with a screening of The Lego Movie. The movie screenings continues every Friday until August 7th. The movies are free to the public and viewers will enjoy various special goodies at the event. Seating opens at 6 p.m.,…

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Added by Scupine on July 8, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Expo Line Extension from Culver City to Santa Monica On Target for Spring 2016 Opening

The 6.6-mile, $1.5 billion extension of the Expo Line from Culver City to Santa Monica reached another milestone on Monday, when for the first time a train ran to the Palms station under its own power.

Said to the Santa Monica Lookout, "This month, the authority began some preliminary…

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Added by Scupine on June 29, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Culver City Fireworks 2015: At West Los Angeles College This July 4

The Culver City Exchange Club’s 2015 fireworks show is being held at West Los Angeles College (at 9000 Overland Avenue) this July 4. 

According to the website: "This year's show will be even longer, with fireworks firing from multiple locations." And great news: "The Firefall is back!" Personally I'm not sure what the Firefall is, but I do…

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Added by Scupine on July 3, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Bigfoot West in Culver City Gets Some Love from Westside Today

WestsideToday.com recently profiled Bigfoot West in Culver City, calling out the bar's "fresh squeezed juices, in-house infusions, homemade shrubs, sherbets, jams, purees and seasonal…

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Added by Scupine on June 24, 2015 at 3:59pm — No Comments

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