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Culver City Developing an Urban Forest Master Plan

The City of Culver City is working with the consultant Artecho to develop an Urban Forest Master Plan, to establish "a comprehensive vision for a robust and resilient urban forest in the city."

The goal of the plan is to establish a long-term strategic framework for the next 50 years that will include…

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Added by Scupine on December 22, 2014 at 4:01pm — No Comments

16 Arts Organizations Receive Funding Through Culver City Performing Arts Grant Program

The Culver City Council approved 16 grants for the 2015 Culver City Performing Arts Grant Program.  The program, which is also supported by Sony Pictures Entertainment, provides music, dance and theatre performances throughout the year -- many of which are certainly familiar to regular readers of…

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Added by Scupine on December 22, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Gallery Pick of the Week: Soey Milk at CHG Circa Gallery in Culver City

Soey Milk's new show, "Sinvaro," opens this Saturday night, December 13, at CHG Circa. An artist's reception -- always free, open to the public, and lots of fun -- will be held on Saturday from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Says the gallery about the show and Milk's work: 

SINAVRO: a pure…

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Added by Scupine on December 12, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 083 Solution

Periodically, I post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.' Last week I asked: Do you know where in Culver City this "jungle cat" is?…

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Added by Scupine on December 10, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Annenberg Foundation Unexpectedly Retracts Its Controversial Proposal for Ballona Wetlands

Area C, a 64-acre portion of the Uplands area of Ballona Creek Wetlands, is a pretty but troubled piece of open, Culver City-adjacent land owned by State of California. The Annenberg Foundation had put a $50-million proposal on the table that offered to make extensive improvements to the land but also included a controversial interpretive center and domestic animal adoption component – a move that put them at odds with some local environmental groups. Now the Annenberg…

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Added by Scupine on December 9, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Adopt and Shop Seeking Homes for Underdog Pets

This Holiday season, Adopt & Shop  -- at the corner of Sepulveda and Culver Blvd. -- is hosting a "12 Pets of Christmas" promotion, offering $50 off adoptions throughout the month of December for pets in tough-to-place categories. These “underdogs” include: Chihuahuas,…

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Added by Scupine on December 8, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 083

Periodically, I post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.' -- asking Culver City Times members if they know where it is. 

Today the question is: Do you know where in Culver City this "jungle cat is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of…

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Added by Scupine on December 5, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Culver City Times Now 600 Members Strong

As of last night, this site has 600 members! Thank you everyone for signing up and becoming an active part of this community. 

Those who enjoy this site but are not members: please considering signing up. It's free, and members are the first to hear about the exciting events in…

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Added by Scupine on December 4, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Culver City Celebrates Holidays With a Tree-Lighting Ceremony This Thursday

Culver City will celebrate the holidays with a Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 4, at 6:00 pm. Presented by the Downtown Business Association and the City of Culver City, the event will feature an appearance by Santa Claus all the way from the North Pole.…

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Added by Scupine on December 2, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Artwork for New Downtown Culver City Holiday Banners Created by 5th-Grade Artists

Have you noticed the new seasonal banners hanging in downtown Culver City? The artwork was provided by 5th grade students from each of Culver City's five elementary schools -- El Marino, La Ballona, Farragut, El Rincon and Linwood Howe. The kids were asked to create art that answered…

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Added by Scupine on November 27, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Santa is at the Culver City Westfield Mall - Do people still do this?

Santa is now available for pictures in the center court of the Culver City Westfield Mall, through December 24. Do people still do this? Do we have fond childhood memories of take-a-picture-with-me Santa? Please share in the comments!

If you need to step it up this year on the Santa tip,…

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Added by Scupine on November 26, 2014 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Culver City Will Install More than 100 Bike Racks

In an effort to expand bike parking in Culver City, the city has initiated a bicycle rack installation program. The city will install 100 bike racks during Phase 1 of the program -- in locations that were selected based on the city's Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (BPMP), public…

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Added by Scupine on November 25, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

First Signs of Christmas in Culver CIty

First signs of Christmas coming to Culver City: corner of Washington Blvd. and Centinela. Do you have further evidence? Post it in the…

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Added by Scupine on November 24, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Free Classical Music Concert in Culver City this Sunday

The Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra will perform a free concert this Sunday, November 23, at 3 pm at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Culver City. The program will include excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” and “Sleeping Beauty;” Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance;” Stravinsky’s…

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Added by Scupine on November 20, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

East Borough: Culver City's Best Brunch?

Thrillist just named East Borough Culver City's Best Brunch, saying "Because your brunch game needs a bit of Vietnamese flair, this recent addition drops creative and farm-fresh dishes into your weekend, like their beer-battered crêpe with Dungeness crab, steamed bao with bacon and quail…

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Added by Scupine on November 18, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Roller Derby Returns to Culver City This Saturday

This Saturday, November 15, the Culver City Veterans Auditorium will be home to a doubleheader of roller derby action: Shore Shots & Road Ragers vs. West Coast Derby Knockouts.

Here's how the organizers describe the event:

The Angel City Derby Girls are a group…

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Added by Scupine on November 12, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Will the Former Culver City Courthouse Be Turned into an Extension of LACMA?

Plans are still preliminary at best, but it's such an exciting prospect, I have to pass on the info: The Los Angeles Times has reported that Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors member Mark Ridley-Thomas wants spend $8 million to convert Culver City's former courthouse on Overland…

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Added by Scupine on November 12, 2014 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Waterloo & City Will Close; Southern(ish) Food Restaurant 'The Hatchet Hall' Will Take its Place

According to the LA Weekly and…

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Added by Scupine on November 10, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Gallery Pick of the Week: Lily Stockman at Luis De Jesus Gallery in Culver City

Lily Stockman's new show, "Women," opens this Saturday night, November 8, at Luis De Jesus. An artist's reception -- always free, open to the public, and lots of fun -- will be held on Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Says the gallery's web site about the show and Stockman's…

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Added by Scupine on November 7, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Donna Sternberg & Dancers Perform in Culver City This Weekend

Donna Sternberg & Dancers will present its latest work, One Song Many Dances, at the Ivy Substation in Culver City this Friday and Saturday, November 7 and 8, at 8:30 pm. TIckets are $25.

The performances are supported in part by grants from the Culver City Art in Public…

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Added by Scupine on November 6, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

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