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Culver City Ice Skating Rink to be Replaced by Harbor Freight Tools?

There is a potential new tenant for the property that today houses the decommissioned Culver City Ice Skating Rink: Harbor Freight Tools. According to correspondence sent by Permit Advisors, a "permit and entitlement consulting and expediting firm" [and forwarded to me by Walter Lamb of the…

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Added by Scupine on March 20, 2015 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Culver City will Close Ballona Creek Bike Path for Repairs Next Week

The Culver CIty Public Works Department has scheduled the closure of the Ballona Creek Bike Path between Overland Avenue and National Boulevard from Monday, March 23, to Friday, March 27, between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm for maintenance. Maintenance, in this case, means: 

  • Removal of…
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Added by Scupine on March 20, 2015 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Working with Clean Air: El Marino to Address Air Pollution in Southern California

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized Clean Air: El Marino and the Culver City Unified School District for its efforts in educating parents and the community about the impacts traffic pollution impacts students and ways in which the District can mitigate those impacts.

 

Nearly…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on March 18, 2015 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Culver City's Annual Spring Egg Hunt is This Saturday

Bring your kiddies down to Veterans Memorial Park at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday, March 21, for Culver CIty's Annual Spring Egg Hunt. This free event (designed for children up to 10 years old), will offer arts and crafts, games, two bunny photo booths -- and of course the great egg hunt! Please…

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Added by Scupine on March 18, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Turning Point School Launches “Toddler Program”

Turning Point School recently launched their new Toddler Program, which is designed to educate parents on topics relevant to toddlers aged 12 to 28…

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Added by Courtney Baker on March 16, 2015 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Los Angeles Magazine Spotlights Culver City's Bar & Garden

"The folks who live in Culver City off Washington Boulevard are really fortunate to be able to count two-year-old wine/liquor/plant store Bar & Garden as their neighborhood liquor locker. Imagine walking down to your corner liquor store and being able to pick up a bottle of pechuga…

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Added by Scupine on March 13, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Become One of Culver City's "100 Healthy Homes"

Culver City is partnering with The Energy Network to launch the Culver City 100 Healthy Homes Project, which will provide rebates to assist property owners in making energy efficient home upgrades. Learn more about the program by attending a free informational workshop next Wednesday,…

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

LA Times Calls New Works at Western Project Gallery in Culver City “Eye-Popping Extravaganzas”

The Los Angeles Times’ David Pagel wrote a full review of the new Thomas Burke’s show at Western Project Gallery, saying “Thomas Burke's new paintings are eye-grabbing extravaganzas that pack more visual wallop into their brightly colored surfaces than has been seen since artists like Richard…

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

Culver City Helps Keep Ballona Creek Clean and Healthy

When I rode my bike down Ballona Creek this weekend, I noticed some nice new signs in the uplands section of the Ballona Wetlands (known as Area C.) Very nice, since the signs brings attention to the fact that this area is already a thing to be valued, not just an empty lot to be filled. In the picture below, you…

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Added by Scupine on March 5, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Culver City Symphony Presents Works by Stravinsky, Schumann, Mozart This Saturday

This Saturday, February 28, at 8:00 pm, the Culver City Symphony will perform works by Mozart, Wieniawski, Stravinsky and Schumann at Veteran's Memorial Auditorium. 

The program will include: 

Mozart: Overture, "The Magic Flute"…

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Added by Scupine on February 27, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Culver City's A-Frame Returns to Los Angeles Magazine's "Where to Eat Now" List

Los Angeles Magazine's "Power-Ranking" of new L.A. restaurants serves as a guide to the hottest eateries in the city -- and its rare when a 5-year-old (!!) restaurant makes the last. But thanks to chef Roy Choi's decision to rethink the menu to emphasize the Hawaiian-ness that Choi says was…

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Added by Scupine on February 27, 2015 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Turning Point Community Leadership Team Selected for International Youth Summit



Turning Point School's Level 8 Community Leadership team, along with advisor Mr. Matt Kline, will be visiting Dana Point’s renowned Ocean Institute on February 27th, for an intensive three-day Plastic Ocean Pollution Solutions (POPS) Leadership Summit.

They will join 90 youth leaders from all over the…

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Added by Courtney Baker on February 20, 2015 at 11:25am — No Comments

Multiple Gallery Openings in the Culver City Art District This Saturday

If you've been waiting for the right time to spend a Saturday evening in the Culver City Art District, this weekend (February 21) is it. George Billis Gallery, Western Project, and Luis De Jesus Gallery are all having openings. And in my experience, that means there'll be a lot of activity at all…

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Added by Scupine on February 19, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Culver City Architect Steve Ehrlich to Speak This Monday

Architectural writer Thomas Aujero Small will moderate a lively discussion with renowned architect and founding partner of Ehrlich Architects, Steven Ehrlich -- with an emphasis on how firm renovated Culver City's Kirk Douglas Theatre. The talk will take place at the Kirk Douglas Theatre on…

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Added by Scupine on February 18, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Four Culver City Establishments Make Thrillist's List of the 24 Best Dive Bars in Los Angeles

Just go ahead and dub Culver City the Dive Bar Capital of the City. Evidence? When Thrillist assembled its look at the finest dive bars in Los Angeles, a full 16 percent of the bars were located in our…

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Added by Scupine on February 12, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

"Love" Mural in Culver City Gets Overhaul Just in Time for Valentine's Day

Artist Curtis Kulig has given his iconic "Love Wall" on Hayden Ave. in the Culver City a well-deserved make-over.

The above phone shows it's new look, and here's the "before" pic.…

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Added by Scupine on February 13, 2015 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Cooper Komatsu Heads to Scripps National Spelling Bee After Earning L.A. County Title

Culver City Middle School student Cooper Komatsu, 12, a two-time winner of the Culver City Unified School District Spelling Bee is now taking his talents to the national level.

The road to the Scripps title is different from the CCUSD event, which is for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders, while the Scripps…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on February 10, 2015 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Culver City High School Cheer Wins Big at National Cheerleading Championships

On February 7 and 8, the Culver City High School Varsity Cheer team competed in the 2015 NHSF UCA National High School Cheerleading Championships at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The National High School Cheerleading Championship (NHSCC) is the most prestigious cheerleading championship in the…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on February 9, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO CCUSD PARENTS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT REGARDING MEASLES

Dear CCUSD Families,

As you may know, Southern California is currently experiencing a measles outbreak. Culver City Unified School District cares about the health and safety of our students, employees, parents and local community. As such, we feel compelled to share important information on the health risks associated with measles, and the measures that can be taken to prevent and treat it.

Though there have been no reported cases of measles among students or…

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Added by Geoff Maleman on February 5, 2015 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Swimming Strokes the Strokes Away

Lewis Carter, 77, (right) and Jerome Smith, 71, (left) discovered a passion that boosted their health.

State University of New York says swimmers have lower heart rates compared to those of non-swimmers.  Swimming was also found to be a viable workout for people in cardiac…

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Added by Elizabeth Artley on February 6, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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