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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 May, the park is being used by many children and adults from…


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 Washington Place (rendered above).

If the plans are approved, the council…


Added by Scupine on May 9, 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 positions for a period of one year. At the same meeting where…


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…


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

But, in…


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 Mar Vista.…


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 a project of the Community Development Agency.

So . .…


Added by Scupine on April 28, 2011 at 6:00pm — 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 waitress), which in this case means good burgers, a couple of fish…


Added by Scupine on April 27, 2011 at 6:00pm — 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. 



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…


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 the finished product.

Read the whole story…


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 Jimmerson,…


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 admission and $2,500 for VIP seating.

Go to President Obama's re-election…


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

Hate the color, hate the name but I love Pinches Tacos on Washington


I spend a fair amount of time at the Helms Bakery whether it's the eclectic cool HD Buttercup furniture, the great French cafe La Dijonaise,…


Added by Enhager on April 1, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Taste of Soul on Crensha today!

The 2010 Taste of Soul on the corner of Crenshaw and Rodeo is today from 10AM-6PM. It's the perfect weather for a street fair.

Find more photos like this on Leimert Park Beat

Presented by the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper and Mothers in Action, in conjunction with

Los Angeles City Councilmembers Bernard C. Parks, Herb Wesson, and Jan

Perry; Radio Free 102.3 KJLH and… Continue

Added by Culver City Times on October 16, 2010 at 11:12am — No Comments

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