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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

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

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

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

Marina Del Rey Fisherman's Village to Headed Toward a Makeover

As someone who remembers what Fisherman's Village in Marina Del Rey looked like 40 years ago (pretty much exactly the way it does now, folks), I think its redevelopment is a mixed blessing. I can't really tell whether its current shabbiness is charming or depressing -- do I have to…

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

Save the Date: Culver City CicLAvia is August 9

It's official: on 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…

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Added by Scupine on June 11, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Gallery Pick of the Week: The Spooky Photos of Cig Harvey & Paula McCartney at Kopeikin Gallery

“It is not the moon, I tell you.

It is these flowers

lighting the yard.”

In an essay accompanying Cig Harvey's latest show/book of photography, Vicki Goldberg quotes the above poem by Louise Gluck, as a way of describing the feeling of…

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Added by Scupine on June 10, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Sound Off About Mansionization and Fiber Optic Internet Service at Tonight's Culver City Council Meeting

The Culver City Council invites your input on two issues at tonight’s council meeting: the increasing development of large single-family homes in the city (“mansionization”) and a proposed municipal fiber network project. The meeting is tonight, June 8, at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers of…

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

Tangaroa Fish Market Coming To West Culver City

According to LA Eater, this space next to Humble Potato and Sunny Blue, at Washington and Mildred Ave. in West Culver City, will soon be home to Tangaroa Fish Market & Raw Bar. According…

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Added by Scupine on June 4, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Hear Founding Partner of wHY Architect & Design Firm Speak This Sunday

Over the course of the last couple of months, the Culver City Cultural Affairs Foundation has presented a series of 'architectureTALKS' -- that have shined the spotlight on some of the internationally renowned architects based in Culver City. 

Next up is a talk this…

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Added by Scupine on June 2, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Gallery Pick of the Week: The Faded Beauty of Terry Thompson at George Billis Gallery in Culver City

Terry Thompson's photorealistic oils depicting old signs make a very welcome return to Culver City in a show at George Billis Gallery, opening this Saturday, May 30. The show is called "Dive Motels and Cheap Eats."

Here's what the gallery's website says about the latest show: "Terry…

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Added by Scupine on May 26, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Chef Evan Funke Leaves Bucato Restaurant in Culver City

Evan Funke has left the building. According to the Los Angeles Times, the chef at Culver City's hot Italian restaurant has resigned from his post and is heading to…

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Added by Scupine on May 22, 2015 at 12:25pm — 1 Comment

LA Confidential Interview's Chloe Tran of Culver City's East Borough Restaurant

LA Confidential has posted an conversation between Chloe Tran, the mastermind behind downtown Culver City's East Borough restaurant, and Kimmy Tang,…

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

12th Annual Culver City Car Show Is This Saturday, May 9

The 12th Annual "Cruisin' Back to the 50s" Culver City Car Show is this Saturday, May 9th, from 9 am to 3 pm. As in the past, downtown Culver City will be shut down to display more than 400 classic cars and hot rods from all across California. The event is always a huge success…

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

Bar Crawl for a Cause This Saturday in Culver City's Art District

No Kid Hungry has teamed up with Ludlows Cocktail Co. for Crawl for a Cause bar crawl Saturday, May 2nd, in the Culver City Arts District. Crawl for a Cause tickets are $40, and benefit No Kid Hungry, Share Our…

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

Gallery Pick of the Week: The Psychedelia of Charlie Rubin and Tabitha Soren at Kopeikin Gallery in Culver City

"A good photograph blurs the line between reality and fantasy. When I look at a picture, I love it if ... it has a dream quality to it, as if it transcends the real life moment when it was taken." So said Charlie Rubin in a recent interview with foam magazine. And by that definition,…

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Added by Scupine on April 21, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Guess Which Culver City Made Thrillist's List of Best Bacon Dishes in Los Angeles

Thrillist's most recent list of the best of LA surveyed the city's best bacon dishes. And one Culver City establishment made their list. I'll give you a hint: the dish was Brown Butter Candied Bacon Ice Cream. 

That's…

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

Check out Culver City's New Vegetarian Restaurant: Make Out

Restauranteur Matthew Kenney has brought his "plant-based fast casual" concept to downtown Culver City in the form of Make Out. Located just behind the Culver Hotel, the menu features salads, bowls, wraps, flatbreads, juices and sweets like macaroons and citrus bars.

Here's how his website describes the…

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Added by Scupine on April 13, 2015 at 9:23am — No Comments

Culver CIty's Fiesta La Ballona 2015 Will Be Held August 28 - 30

This year, Culver CIty's Fiesta La Ballona has been scheduled from August 28 - 30. As always, it will take place at Veterans Memorial Park and will feature loads of carnival rides, live music, food vendors, and a Beer and Wine Garden (sponsored by the Exchange Club of Culver City).  Music…

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Added by Scupine on April 3, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

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