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(W)rapper Tower in the Hayden Tract

Another incredible building by Eric Owen Moss. Construction is due to begin in October, at the corner of Jefferson and National.

Added by Scupine on August 8, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

My CicLAvia, Summed Up in 7 Seconds

Added by Scupine on March 27, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

No Construction Yet on the Culver City Expo Line Parking Lot

Weil, it's been more than a month now since they closed the Expo Line lot—which was plumb full every weekday as well as for sporting events at the Coliseum and for other special events such as the Women's March. And yet there's still no construction happening.

That's a month that faithful Expo train riders could have been using the lot. Surely someone knew that no…

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Added by Scupine on March 16, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

CicLAvia Returning to Culver City on Sunday, March 26

On Sunday, March 26, 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 participate in a space that is normally dominated by automobiles. 

They are…

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Added by Scupine on March 16, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

LA Times Hypes Bäcoshop, Chef Josef Centeno's New Restaurant in Culver City

This week, the Los Angeles Times' Jenn Harris whet our appetite for Bäcoshop, the new restaurant in downtown Culver City.

Bäcoshop is the newest brainchild of chef Josef Centeno, who has already opened five hip restaurants in downtown Los Angeles: Orsa…

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Added by Scupine on March 9, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Get Involved with Swing Left in Culver City

More than 70 Culver City residents met Sunday night at two different locations to discuss strategies for helping progressive candidates take back the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018. Local elected officials were among those in attendance.

The Culver City meetings were among 25 other meetings in the Los Angeles area organized by a new group called Swing Left. The…

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Added by Scupine on March 8, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Try CAVA in Culver City for a Free Lunch this Tuesday, March 7

Added by Scupine on March 6, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Discuss Culver City's Role in Immigration Enforcement with Chief Bixby, March 15

On behalf of Culver City's Chief of Police Scott Bixby, you are invited to attend the Culver City Police Department’s Community Forum to address questions/concerns related to the department’s role in immigration enforcement. The forum will be held at City Council Chambers on March 15th, at…

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Added by Scupine on March 1, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

New Red Light Cameras Will be Installed in Culver City This Spring

Culver City has announced that it will add red light cameras at three intersections across the city: Overland Avenue and Washington Boulevard, Sepulveda Boulevard and Washington Boulevard, and National Boulevard and Washington Boulevard. The city also wil remove cameras at four approaches/locations: eastbound Washington Place at Centinela Avenue, eastbound Washington Boulevard…

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Added by Scupine on February 28, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments

Lots of Openings in the Culver City Art District this Saturday, January 7

This Saturday, the 7th of January, is gearing up to be a big night at the Culver City Art District. I've already received show opening announcements for the Kopeikin Gallery, Luis De Jesus, and Blum & Poe. And if I know these galleries, that means there are going to be plenty more.

A new show by Ardeshir Tabrizi, called "Observations in Linear Time," is opening at…

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Added by Scupine on January 5, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

Santa Claus is Coming To Your Culver City Neighborhood

Kris Kringle is once again spending most of December in Culver City. Thanks to the Culver City Police Officer’s Association, Santa Claus gets a police escort with sirens and flashing lights through the streets. He then waits on a corner to…

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Added by Scupine on December 1, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments

Heidi Duckler Brings Dance--and Snow--to Culver City

This Saturday, December 10, 2016, at 7:00 pm, a performance from Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will bring a new site-specific dance piece, live music and projections … and snow … to Culver City’s Helms Bakery District. The piece, entitled Snowed Under, marks the opening of Helms Bakery’s brand new, fully automated parking garage, and "illustrates the meeting…

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Added by Scupine on November 16, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Special Meeting of the Culver City Council Will Consider Adoption of New Strategic Plan for 2016-2021

On Monday, November 14, at 4:00 (before the regular city council meeting), Culver City's City Council will discuss a proposed city council strategic plan for 2016-2021.

The plan outlines six general goals for the city:

  1. Increase civic engagement
  2. Enhance the restoration and utilization of Ballona Creek
  3. Improve transportation circulation and…
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Added by Scupine on November 10, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Vicuña at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City Offers a Presidential Candidate Unsuited for the Job

If you are in the mood for an evening of theatre that directly confronts today’s political situation, you really couldn’t do better than Vicuña, now playing at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. The play takes on the rise of Donald Trump with a currency and satiric bite that rivals last night’s Daily Show.

Writer Jon Robin Baitz (a Pulitzer…

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Added by Scupine on November 1, 2016 at 3:00am — No Comments

Culver CIty Celebrates it's Centennial This Saturday, September 24

Culver City is celebrating its 100th year, and the commemoration commences with a day-long party in downtown Culver City this Saturday, September 24.

9:00 a.m. – Community Parade

Representatives from some of the organizations and businesses that make Culver City such a great place to live, work, and play will participate in a fun (hopefully)…

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Added by Scupine on September 20, 2016 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

Fiesta La Ballona is This Weekend, August 26 to 28

Fiesta La Ballona, Culver City’s annual “Party in the Park”, will be held this weekend on August 26-28, 2016 at Veterans Park located at 4117 Overland Avenue in Culver City. The fiesta will feature live performances, carnival rides and games, 80 vendor booths showcasing local groups, artisan wares and other vendors, pony rides and petting zoo, beer and wine garden, food trucks…

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Added by Scupine on August 24, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Actors' Gang Performs Kid-Friendly Verision of "Romeo and Juliet" in Media Park in Culver City All August

For 10 years now, the Actors' Gang theater troupe has performed a family-friendly adaptation of a Shakespeare play each Saturday and Sunday in August, in Media Park in Culver City.

In 2011, it was a vampire vs. zombie version of Romeo & Juliet. In 2012, we got a Star Wars version of The Tempest, with Obi Wan Kenobi as Prospero,…

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Added by Scupine on August 4, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Gallery Pick of the Week: The Complex Sensations of Sigrid Sandström at Anat Ebgi Gallery in Culver City

"Sandström’s work engages in the ontology of painting and viewing; how relatively few elements of pigment, stretcher bars and Masonite panels convey complex relationships and sensations far beyond their immediate sensorial qualities."

So says Anat Ebgi Gallery in Culver City about the new show by Swedish painter Sigrid Sandström, "Other Places," opening this Saturday,…

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Added by Scupine on July 29, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Free Shakespeare in Carlson Park Every Saturday and Sunday from July 16 to August 21

Each Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 from this Saturday July 16 to August 21, the Culver City Public Theater will perform Shakespeare's As You Like It. The play, one of Shakespeare's most effervescent comedies, features cross-dressing in the forest of Arden. Nuff said. Watch for the oft-quoted "All the world's a stage" speech. 

Each 2:00 performace is preceded at…

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Added by Scupine on July 21, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments

Culver City's Corner Door and Old Man Bar Among the Best Cocktail Bars in Los Angeles

In a recent list of the best cocktail bars in Los Angeles,Thrillist called out the Old Man Bar at Hatchet Hall as well as The Corner Bar. And hey, they're basically right next to each other, so why not try both?

Here's what the article…

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Added by Scupine on July 13, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

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